Lexus released a teaser photo of its upcoming LS flagship sedan ahead of its debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show, and although it doesn’t show much, what it does show speaks volumes of the new car’s intent.
The LS has always been about luxury first, and in Lexus speak that means soft ride, softer steering, and quiet opulence. While the last part may still be true, this new LS rides on the company’s all new luxury architecture called GA-L (Global Architecture – Luxury) that is also under the new LC 500 coupe. The architecture is boldly displayed on the teaser photo, with just a hint of the car itself.
The LS’s platform will be a stretched version of the one used for the LC, but it will still share all the goodies that make the LC an actually engaging car to drive. Both Lexus and its parent, Toyota, are trying to infuse more driving dynamics into their vehicles, and it appears that even the most luxurious of the company’s offerings is included.
From a styling perspective, there’s not much to glean from the teaser photo except for the front end, which has the same waterfall/angry Cylon/Darth Vader grille as in other Lexus products. The fact that this one has a honeycomb grille – as opposed to the slatted grille – means this is most likely an F-Sport variety of LS. Who would’ve thought there would be an F-Sport LS?
The 2017 North American International Auto Show will begin on January 8, and TFL will be there to cover it top-to-bottom. Stay tuned for more about the show.
And check out this related TFLcar video of the LS’s little brother, the 2017 GS F: