The 2016 Lexus LS is a luxury sedan and it is in production for over 15 years now and it already became a large status symbol all over the world. Rumors say that the new LS model is going to be based on the new platform, that’s being built at this moment. The 2016 model will come with slightly changes until next year when we could see its replacement. The Lexus LS 2016 will be presented in second half of this year and we could see it on the roads till the end of 2015.
2016 Lexus LS redesign
Although this model is traditionally rivaled with similar Mercedes luxury sedans, rumors say that the new model is going to be much sportier looking, which is going to be a direct consequence of this platform change. Some of the new rivals for the next Lexus flagship sedan might be Porsche Panamera, Jaguar XJ etc. There are still no information about the interior of 2016 Lexus LS. The fact that this sedan is probably going to become sportier is not going to affect its luxury interior. So we might expect the same if not increased amounts of luxurious materials and features inside the cabin, from woodtrim, to premium leather and heated and ventilated seats in the both row. It is probably going to come with the latest edition of Toyota’s Entune infotainment system and some nice BOSE sound.
Lexus LS 2016 specs
When it comes to performance big changes will have to wait next year when we expect the discontinuation of the old 4,6 liter V8 engine and shift to bigger 5,0 liter V8 that is going to come with more power, torque and acceleration accordingly. Till than the Lexus LS 2016 will be powered by old powerplants. That means that base model with RWD will come with 4,6-liter V8 engine with 386 horsepower and 367 lb-ft of torque while model with all-wheel-drive system will be powered by same displacement engine but with 360 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Lexus LS 600h will be powered by 5.0-liter V8 engine combined with two electric motor/generators with 438 total horsepower.
2016 Lexus LS release date and price
There are still no information about 2016 Lexus LS price but we don’t think that this vehicle will become more expensive. The base model will be priced around $70,000 and will go up to $120,000 for top models. With small changes the Lexus LS 2016 will be available later this year, probably in last months of 2015.