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LS flagship models mark the future of the Lexus brand

LS flagship models mark the future of the Lexus brand

The aggressive spindle grille gives new LS a greater road presence, with the inverted trapezoidal upper grille and slanted lower grille integrated into a single element.

The 2013 Lexus LS 460 was redesigned to give it a bolder look, however, the ride is just as smooth as ever and the two suspension systems let you to feel more in control than in previous models.

On the inside, the LS 460 does not skimp on luxury and trim, with leather-wrapped seats that are amazingly comfortable and a dashboard that holds a 12.3-inch central display screen for such very handy systems as Blue Tooth and Smartphone-Integrated Display.

In essence, the 2013 LS flagship models mark the future of the Lexus brand as it moves into its third decade in the premium luxury category. While retaining many of the qualities that have defined Lexus for more than 20 years, the LS reaches new heights with an exciting blend of beautiful design, modern refinement and advanced technology.

The 2013 LS line-up includes the LS 460, LS 460L, LS 600hL hybrid, and the first-ever LS 460 F SPORT. The LS 460 and LS 460L are available in RWD and AWD. The LS Hybrid is available with a full-time AWD system.

The all-new LS 460 F SPORT combines a more aggressive exterior with a unique sport interior featuring F SPORT seats with larger bolsters, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters and real aluminum trim.

With a sport-tuned air suspension, a Torsen limited slip rear differential (RWD model), Brembo six-piston caliper brakes and 19-inch forged wheels with summer or all-season tires, the LS F SPORT is the sportiest LS ever.

But the entire LS lineup is refined with fresh styling that reflects the bold new face of Lexus. The aggressive spindle grille gives the new LS a greater road presence and stronger brand identity. The inverted trapezoidal upper grille and slanted lower grille have been combined and integrated into a single element to create a more prominent spindle shape. When equipped with the optional three projector LED headlight unit, the LS offers all LED exterior lighting, including turn signals and fog lights.

The LS 460 F SPORT has a unique front fascia with an enhanced three-dimensional mesh grille, larger cooling openings, black grille surround and round fog lights. A chrome-plated bar running along the bottom edge of the rear bumper accentuates the lowered center of gravity.

Available safety enhancements include the advanced Pre-Collision Safety (A-PCS) system with Collision Avoidance Assist. This system is designed to assist the driver in avoiding or mitigating collisions with vehicles and pedestrians under a wide range of city and highway speeds. At speeds lower than 24 miles per hour, this technology helps the LS to avoid accidents by automatically bringing the LS to a full stop.

The MSRP on the Lexus LS 460 starts at $72,140.

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