Japanese publication Mag-X has published a rendering of the next-generation Lexus LS. Heavily influenced by the Lexus LF-FC concept (below) that premiered at the Tokyo Motor Show last year, the rendering is the most accurate depiction of the flagship sedan we have seen so far.
The magazine speculates the new LS will debut early next year and reach showrooms by the middle of the year. In the global motor show calendar, this means the LS will likely take to the stage at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.
The new Lexus LS is expected to feature, for the first time, a high output fuel cell powertrain that drives the rear wheels and also sends power to two in-wheel motors in the front, essentially making the LS all-wheel drive.
There’s also every indication that the LS will be offered with the LC coupe’s 5.0-litre V8 and 3.5-litre V6 hybrid powertrains. It will be the second Lexus model to adopt the marque’s new global architecture for luxury vehicle.