Lexus LS 500h storms EXCS11


ABDUL Latif Jameel - Lexus is participating in the 11th edition of the Luxury Motor Show (EXCS11) that kicked off on Oct. 5 at Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh. It will wind up tomorrow (Oct. 8). It is showcasing a group of its 2018 models, including the all-new Lexus LS 500h. As always, Lexus has allocated a pavilion uniquely and specifically designed for this event. The pavilion is fully equipped with latest optical technical features to entertain the guests and visitors, and acquainted them of the latest innovations of Lexus 2018 models.

The Lexus LS 500h is equipped with the new Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System, which provides enhanced responsiveness and linear acceleration, particularly when accelerating from a full stop. The power train features a 3.5-liter V6 Dual VVT-i V6 gasoline engine and two electric motors, together delivering maximum system power of 354 hp, and four driving modes, including sports driving mode.

The car was revealed soon after the premiere appearance Lexus LS 500 at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, where Lexus launched the hybrid version of this car under the name "Lexus LS 500h" during Geneva International Motor Show in 2017.

The Lexus LS 500h is built on the new Lexus Global Architecture - Luxury (GA-L) platform. This platform ensures a low center of gravity and optimum weight distribution, as well as high rigidity of the chassis which allows the new multi-link suspension to be tuned to achieve enhanced handling performance and the supreme comfort. The Lexus LS 500h is fitted with a compact, lightweight, lithium-ion hybrid battery. It is 20 percent smaller than l hydride unit featured in other cars, yet has a higher power density.

Omotenashi, expressing the unique sense of Japanese hospitality, defines the LS 500h's whisper-quiet and luxurious interior. Supreme comfort is provided by front seats with 28 power adjustment, heating, cooling, and massage functions in all seats, this is in addition to display and control screen of 12.3 inches.

Lexus LS500h along with the gasoline operated model LS 500h; are considered to be the 5th generation, and represent an iconic and benchmark for the world's luxury motor industry, where Lexus adopted its new style in the design to create the distinctive exterior design grille with headlights m N-type "LED" built-in day lighting lights as well as large taillights attractive design with a wonderful cruise lines have a bold appearance similar to the Coupe, with a diaper on features of traditional luxury, excellent interior space and modern techniques to be a milestone in the history of Lexus.

The all-new Lexus LS 500h is lower by 1.5 centimeters than the current LS model, where the hood and the trunk lid have been lowered by approximately 3 cm and 4 cm respectively. The all-new Lexus LS 500h is the first Lexus sedan with a six-side window design and an optional of 19-inch and 20-inch wheels.

The GA-L platform is the stiffest in Lexus history, setting the stage for enhanced handling, ride smoothness and cabin quietness compared to LS precedent model. Lexus, as well, equipped with the latest generation of dynamic handling technology, which allows harmonized control of all car driving systems such as brakes, steering and suspension systems.

Out of the various new features of the all-new Lexus LS 500h is its weight, where using lightweight materials resulted in reducing its weight by 90 kg compared to the current model. The car is equipped with a new 3.5 L V6 engine that produces 415 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque.

The all-new Lexus LS 500h is equipped with the first-ever luxury car 10-speed automatic transmission, and new seating designs, including front seats that feature heating, cooling and massage functions.

The car, as well, is equipped with an audiophile-worthy available 3D surround Mark Levinson audio package with in-ceiling array speakers and advanced touch screen, in addition to its 12.3-inch wide navigation display. The all-new Lexus LS 500h adopted latest safety systems such as the world’s first intuitive pedestrian deduction, effective steering and lane change systems. — SG