Between now and October this year, Lexus Malaysia will be offering the Lexus LS 500 with a special starting price of RM 799,888 (LS 500 Luxury) and RM 1,080,888 (LS 500 Executive). That’s a very good deal considering that the imported from Japan LS 500, which was previously sold at RM 1,057,000 and RM 1,316,000 for the Luxury and Executive variant respectively (based on January 2019 price list).
Also, the handcrafted Kiriko Glass Package, which was previously offered at RM 126,000, is now offered as a standard feature in the LS 500 Executive.
The Kiriko Glass package trims the door panels with uniquely hand-folded pleated fabric and a pair of Kiriko-cut glass.
The former is inspired by Japanese Origami art and unlike leather, gives the surface a 3-dimensional look that also feels better to touch. The fabric is hand-folded by skilled artisans from Japan’s ancient city of Kyoto.
The Kiriko-cut glass is a Japanese coloured glass craft in which delicate patterns are cut into glass to refract different colours of light. Depending on the viewing angle and time of the day, the look and feel of the Kiriko-cut glass will be different.
Equipment level has also been improved. The Lexus Safety System+ suite of advanced driving aids is now upgraded to include a radar-guided adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function as well as line tracing assist.
Other notable features that set the LS apart from its German peers are the Laser-cut Wood Veneers - also produced by Lexus’ expert Takumi craftsmen, and rear seats that incorporate massaging function developed with input Japanese Shiatsu masseurs (Executive variant only).
The upgraded specifications and special price is only applicable to orders placed on/before October 2019.