2017 Lexus LS (Facelift) Appears In Japanese Magazine – SpiedAuto News
Based on the magazine scans, it is evident that this is the current generation Lexus LS although the front and rear ends have been covered up, probably indicating the car will undergo a future facelift. In line with Lexus vehicles recently introduced, expect the LS to adopt a similar design language with a more aggressive spindle grille accompanied by LED headlamps, L-shaped daytime-running lights, and LED tail lights.
Minor upgrades are expected on the inside with an updated infotainment unit, driver assistance features, and updated instrument cluster. As this is most likely a facelift and the LS had already received a major revision to its interior in 2013, it is unlikely the cabin will get a significant makeover.
Currently, the model is offered in two variants with the first being the LS 460 (4.6-litre, 380hp/493Nm) and the other, the LS 600h (5.0-litre, 438hp/520Nm). However, the brand recently trademarked the LS 500h nameplate which could point to another hybrid variants although engine options are unknown. The GS 450h SUV could be a suitable donor with its 3.5-litre V6 but a newly developed engine could be an option considering Toyota is on a powertrain offensive.