A next-generation Lexus LS prototype has been spotted undergoing real world testing in Europe. While the heavily camouflaged flagship sedan revealed little design details, the overall proportion appeared to stay faithful to the Lexus LF-FC concept (below) that premiered at the Tokyo Motor Show last year.
The silhouette looks lower and sleeker than the current model, while Lexus’ trademark spindle grille is set to dominate the front fascia, as can be seen from the front view of the prototype. The spy photos also offer a sneak peak at the new LS’ headlights and taillights.
While nothing is confirmed so far, the new Lexus LS is expected to premiere at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show next January.
The 7 Series and S Class fighter 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, a 3.5-litre V6 hybrid powertrain as well as a newly developed 3.0-litre turbocharged V6. It will be the second Lexus model to adopt the marque’s new global architecture for luxury vehicle.
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Source: Auto Motor und Sport