The 2023 Lexus LS 500 has been unveiled, finally! Its hybrid counterpart, 2023 LS 500h has also been introduced to the entire auto-world. The next few months will hold utmost significance so far as the global automobile industry is concerned. The much-awaited BMW X1 2023, the next-gen budget SUV is going to hit the roads soon; so is the Toyota Prius 2023. Meanwhile, it has been learned that the upcoming Audi R8 GT 2023 will mark the end of the glorious saga called R8, powered by the impeccable V10 engines.
In such a scenario, the Lexus LS 500 2023’s launch becomes even more crucial. The first glimpse shows that the new Lexus LS 500 happens to be a massive upgrade over its predecessor. Apart from its striking flamboyance and gorgeous luxury, what manages to grab the eyeballs, is the tech aces up its sleeve.
Let’s have a joyride with the new Lexus LS 500 and discuss its salient features in detail, alongside their larger ramifications.
2023 Lexus LS 500: ‘Dream Car’ Redefined
Lexus, which is the luxury division of Toyota, launched the Lexus LS series way back in 1989. Since then, there has been no looking back for this luxury sedan. Over the years, with the arrival of every new model, Lexus LS has outperformed its own benchmarks and went on to become one of the frontrunners in the luxury car segment. Come 2022, the iconic Lexus LS is a signature of exquisite craftsmanship, intuitive innovation and refined performance.
The new Lexus LS 500 instantly strikes the chord with anyone, thanks to its effortless elegance. Here’s what the extensive modifications have done to the latest Lexus signature car.
The 2023 Lexus LS 500 is bolstered with the electrifying presence of a 3.4-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine, which pulls a remarkable output off – 416 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque. The Lexus LS 500 2023 manages to deliver a 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds – indeed extraordinary.
On the other hand, the powertrain response can be tailor-made, as there’s an array of modes to choose from – Eco, Comfort, Normal, Custom, Sport S or Sport S+ modes. Lexus has revealed that the torque distribution can vary from 31% front / 69% rear on dry roads to as much as 48% front / 52% rear on slick surfaces.
Safe and Secured
Lexus Teammate, which has been developed based on the Mobility Teammate Concept, offers you with two key features: Advanced Drive and Advanced Park. Advanced Drive is crafted to come handy on limited access highways in detecting driving conditions in order to plan and execute acceleration, braking and steering commands to maintain the vehicle within the lane, follow other vehicles, change lanes, navigate certain interchanges and traffic jams and help to overtake slower vehicles.
Interestingly, this Advanced Drive feature is seamlessly compatible with SAE Level 2 functionality. Therefore, under certain circumstances, you can also enjoy hands-free capabilities. Thus, it could well act as a much-needed stressbuster, especially during long-drives.
On the other hand, Advanced Park facilitates the actions required for hands-free parking through automatically controlling steering, acceleration, braking and gear changes when parallel parking or backing into a parking space. Thanks to 360-degree sensing, which integrates the functions of complete-circumference cameras and ultrasonic sensors, the system also presents you with a bird’s-eye view display to help the driver in checking the vehicle’s position relative to any obstacles during Advanced Park operation.
Unmatched Luxury, Coupled with Hi-Tech
The inclusion of the new state-of-the-art Lexus Interface multimedia system, along with a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, have made the new Lexus LS 500 one of the most craved cars of 2023. Courtesy of the Lexus Interface multimedia system and connected services, there’s room for a re-envisioned user experience.
In addition to all these, the 2023 Lexus LS 500 comes with the latest display equipped with higher resolution and smartphone-like, anti-glare technology. Moreover, you can interact with the system thanks to intuitive touch and voice activation controls, with effortless ease.
When it comes to voice assistants, the new Lexus is really cool. Much like Siri which is not working well these days not working well these days, “Hey Lexus” is enough to awaken the in-built voice assistant system. To make it supercool, it works perfectly in sync with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
This has been meticulously designed while keeping a human-centered approach at the heart. Hence, the Voice Assistant paves way for a natural and intuitive way, through which users can interact with the freshly minted multimedia system.
The upcoming 2023 Lexus LS 500 comprises dual microphones, enhanced noise-cancellation technology, seat detection feature and speaker location capabilities. It comes with a voice-first approach, which provides front seat occupants an extensive and interactive experience to access media, phone and vehicle settings, such as climate control.
Meanwhile, the two exclusive suites of services designated to help drivers stay secure while on the road, Safety Connect and Service Connect, are now up for grabs with up to a 10-year trial. You can also go for the Drive Connect trial or subscription, which is boasted with added perks like Cloud Navigation, Destination Assist and the Intelligent Assistant features.
Lexus is well-known and celebrated for its inch-perfect attention to detail. In the new Lexus LS 500, there’s an incredible option to decorate the interior with the 400 year-old Haku foil tradition. The amazing Kiriko Glass ornamentation and hand-folded pleats on the door, can be also availed which reflect Lexus’ “innovative elegance through Japanese craftsmanship.”
The Prima Donna Luxury Sedan
You simply can’t shift your look from the shimmering Lexus LS 500 2023, which can be availed in as many as nine color options – Ultra White, Eminent White Pearl, Atomic Silver, Manganese Luster, Iridium, Obsidian, Caviar, Matador Red Mica and Nightfall Mica.
Upon buying this new luxury sedan, you will unlock the Lexus Safety System+ 2.5, which brings a suite of key active safety features to the vehicle. You are good to go with the brand-new LS, as it comes with Pre-Collision System (PCS), which includes Frontal Collision Warning (FCW), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Pedestrian Detection and Bicyclist Detection.
The pocket-pinch for the flagship Lexus LS 500 is $77,535, whereas the LS 500 F Sport and the LS 500h costs $81,135 and $113,435 respectively. In all likelihood, the elegantly flamboyant luxury sedan line-up will hit the stores later this year.