The Lexus LS 500h is the flagship sedan from the Japanese luxury car brand. In a host of firsts’ for the Lexus LS series, the LS 500h is the first to utilize a V6 engine. Combined with a multi stage hybrid system the car produces 354 bhp. The fifth-generation LS is the first Lexus sedan to feature a six-sided window design, while the flush-surface windows integrate smoothly with the pillars. In the company’s efforts to reconcile two conflicting goals, sufficient headroom with a low roofline, the new LS employs an available outer-slide-type panoramic moonroof instead of the conventional, internally retracting item,
Also featured is a 3D-surround Mark Levinson audio with in-ceiling array speakers. Its next-generation, remote touch infotainment interface called Lexus Enform, is said to be designed to mimic smartphone operation, with support for handwritten input. Alongside the 12.3 inch navigation display, the LS can be specified with an optional 24 inch, colour HUD for the driver’s view.
A host of details adds to the LS which is discussed in further detail in the technology section of our site.