2018 Lexus LS 500 revealed in Detroit Auto Show

2018 Lexus LS 500 revealed in Detroit Auto Show

Lexus has just launched their all-new fifth-generation LS sedan at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It will be longer, lower and wider than the outgoing model that’s been dragging on for the past decade with just facelifts. And it will now be called the LS 500

The rear-wheel-drive platform is an extended version of the one used in the yet-to-go-on-sale LC 500 coupe. It is the second model to use their global architecture for luxury vehicles (GA-L). It is apparently the stiffest in Lexus history, thereby improving handling, comfort and cabin quietness. It is 33mm longer and 15mm lower than the current LS long-wheelbase model.

Under the hood, it gets an all-new twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The motor produces about 415 hp and 600 Nm of torque, good enough to propel it from 0-100 kph in 4.7 seconds. That makes it quicker than the current model with the ancient V8, although it remains to be seen if potential buyers lament the loss of two cylinders.

Because the new LS is lower than previous versions, Lexus, for the first time, equipped the available air suspension with an access function. Activated by unlocking the car with the smart key, access mode automatically raises the vehicle and opens the seat bolsters for a more comfortable access for the driver.

The LS will feature safety systems such as the world’s first system with Intuitive Pedestrian Detection with Active Steering within the lane. With this system, if a pedestrian is detected in the lane ahead and a collision is imminent, the LS is designed to automatically brake and potentially steer around the person while staying in the lane.

The 2018 Lexus LS should arrive in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other GCC countries before the end of the year. Expect prices north of Dhs 300,000, unless smaller engine options are introduced later.

What do you think?



  1. Finally they got rid of the outdated, inefficient and lazy V8 to a better engine.

  2. toyota please wake up

  3. Hyundai making beautiful looking cars and Lexus going the other way around….

    …..please take away that Ruler from that Lexus designer…..he’s going insane !!!!

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