8 min read
27 Oct

Few names command as much respect and admiration as Lexus does in the luxury car segment. For years, their flagship sedan, the Lexus LS, has been synonymous with elegance, performance, and attention to detail. 

As the industry gears up for the 2024 MY, Lexus is ready to once again capture the imagination of automotive enthusiasts with the latest iteration of the Lexus LS, with a starting price of $80,685. 

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The Lexus LS: A Glimpse Of What's New

2024 Lexus LS rear.

The 2024 Lexus LS maintains its position as a symbol of luxury and performance, bringing with it more than a handful of exciting updates. While the essence of the LS remains unchanged, Lexus has added a few enhancements to make this luxury sedan even more enticing. 

One of the standout additions is a wireless cell phone charger located in the cockpit, which comes standard in all 2024 LS models. This feature ensures that drivers and passengers can stay connected without the hassle of cords and cables. 

Furthermore, Lexus has introduced a brand-new exterior paint option for 2024 called Silver Illusion. This addition enhances the already impressive range of color choices for those who desire a personalized touch to their luxury sedan. But the cosmetic updates don't stop there. 

The 2024 LS offers five exclusive wheel designs and colors, depending on the trim. These wheel options allow for a higher degree of customization and ensure that your LS reflects your unique style and taste. 

In terms of technology, the 2024 LS gas models come standard with the cutting-edge Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 (LSS+ 3.0). This system combines advanced safety features to inspire peace of mind on the road. It includes a Head-up Display and a 12.3-inch MID (Multi-Information Display), further enhancing the driving experience. 

Performance Redefined: Lexus LS 500

2024 Lexus LS500 side view.

Under the hood, the 2024 Lexus LS 500 boasts an impressive 3.4-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine that delivers a commanding 416 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. 

Lexus built this engine for the discerning driver who expects nothing less than competitive performance from a luxury sports sedan like the flagship LS. 

Lexus engineers paid much attention to the design of the LS 500's powertrain. The inclusion of a lip shape on the piston top aids in reducing emissions and ensures a quiet operation when the engine is cold. The wastegate control on the twin-turbo engine optimizes performance efficiency. 

The 10-speed automatic transmission is a marvel of engineering, ensuring the engine operates within its optimal power band. The result? Optimized power and efficiency. With a remarkable 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds, the LS 500 passed the threshold of a typically loaded sports sedan. 

But what truly sets the LS 500 apart is its drive mode selection. Drivers can choose from Eco, Comfort, Normal, Custom, Sport S, or Sport S+ modes, allowing them to tailor the powertrain response and feel to suit their preferences. 

Additionally, the LS 500 offers an advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system with a Torsen® limited-slip center differential for superior grip, traction, and cornering stability. 

LS 500h AWD: Performance Meets Efficiency

2024 Lexus LS500h AWD.

For the climate-conscious performance freaks in our midst, the 2024 LS 500h AWD ensures you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other. Equipped with a twin-turbo V6 engine producing an impressive 416 horsepower, the new Lexus LS 500h AWD is a hybrid luxury sedan with a delightful blend of power and efficiency. 

Complementing its exceptional performance, the LS 500h AWD features 20-inch alloy noise-reduction wheels with a Vapor Chrome finish, enhancing its overall appearance and road presence. 

Lexus Teammate™: A Step Towards The Future

Lexus Teamate on the 2024 Lexus LS 500h AWD.

 The 2024 LS 500h AWD comes equipped with Lexus Teammate™, the marque’s groundbreaking technology based on the Mobility Teammate Concept. It embodies the belief that vehicles and people can work together to achieve safe, convenient, and efficient mobility. 

Lexus Teammate™ in the LS 500h AWD provides two primary functions: Advanced Drive and Advanced Park, elevating the driving experience to a new level of convenience and safety. 

Elegance In Every Curve: 2024 Lexus LS Design Updates

2024 Lexus LS 500 design updates.

The 2024 LS is a testament to Lexus's commitment to design excellence. The front profile gives off an air of confidence with its stylish front fascia and squared lower radiator air intake. The dark metallic spindle grille adds a touch of elegance to the vehicle's appearance. 

The 3-projector LED headlamps, with their vertically stacked layout, lend an air of sophistication and modernity. Lexus has also expanded the color palette for the 2024 LS. 

You can choose from an array of exterior colors, including Ultra White, Eminent White Pearl, Atomic Silver, Manganese Luster, Iridium, Obsidian, Caviar, Matador Red Mica, and Nightfall Mica. 

Additionally, introducing Silver Illusion as a new exterior color option for 2024 opens up even more possibilities for personalization. 

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2024 Lexus LS’s Next-Level Interior: Craftsmanship Beyond Compare

2024 Lexus LS500 interior.

The new LS's interior showcases Lexus's dedication to luxury and craftsmanship. Customers can opt for the Luxury and Executive Packages, which offer the exquisite Haku interior design language. 

This unique technique involves hand-crafting metal until it is one ten-thousandth millimeter thin. The result is the delicate shine of Haku foil, reminiscent of moonlight reflecting over ocean waves. 

For 2024, the Luxury and Executive Packages also include a wood and leather-trimmed heated steering wheel. On Executive models, the Kiriko Glass ornamentation and hand-folded pleats on the door trim exemplify Lexus's seriousness about handcrafted excellence. 

The cut glass ornamentation draws inspiration from Japanese Kiriko glassware as evidenced by the intricate patterns and soft glow. The designers didn’t tire out and ignore the LS’s rear seats. They feature heating and massage functions, and the Executive Package even includes a passenger-side seat that can be reclined up to 48 degrees, ensuring a level of comfort fit for royalty. 

2024 Lexus LS F SPORT: Style And Dynamic Handling

2024 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport Atomic Silver.

The F SPORT version of the LS takes its performance and style to the next level. With elements like a dedicated color for the spindle grille, 20-inch spoke alloy wheels with a Gloss Black Metallic finish, and garnish that wraps around to the sides, the F SPORT flaunts a more dynamic and sporty vibe. 

Lexus leveraged the GA–L platform's inherent agility when developing the F SPORT package, promoting style and performance. For 2024, the F SPORT package now includes a heated leather-trimmed steering wheel and a Panoramic View Monitor as standard features. 

Inside, the F SPORT persona is evident with perforated-grill pattern on seating surfaces, Naguri aluminum trim elements, and 28-way electric/pneumatic seats with passenger-seat power cushion-length extenders, ensuring that occupants experience exceptional comfort during long and short drives. 

2024 Lexus LS’s Technology And Convenience Features

2024 Lexus LS 500 infotainment and technology.

The 2024 LS embraces the latest in technology and convenience features. The Lexus Interface features a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen with a high-definition display. This user-friendly interface provides clear information to both the driver and front-seat passenger. 

The touchscreen features a user-friendly center knob for power on/off and volume control. Cloud Navigation is another standout feature, integrating with Google points of interest (POI) data to provide up-to-date search results, accurate directions, and alternate routes based on real-time traffic conditions. 

Even when offline, the system ensures a seamless navigation experience. The Intelligent Assistant, available with an active Drive Connect trial or subscription, offers voice commands and controls for navigation, multimedia, and climate settings. 

With enhanced noise canceling and precise voice recognition, the Lexus Intelligent Assistant is a convenient driving companion. 

The Digital Key, standard on LS gas models with an active Remote Connect subscription, allows drivers to use their smartphone as a car key through the Lexus app. It simplifies tasks like door locking and can be shared with up to seven additional users. 

The 2024 LS also features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The wireless capability supports up to five Bluetooth™ devices, with two devices connected simultaneously. 

Safety is a top priority for Lexus, and the LS reflects this commitment. The Lexus Safety Connect trial offers exceptional service in case of emergencies or vehicle theft. 

Service Connect, accessible through the Lexus app, establishes a connection between a compatible Lexus and the dealer. It offers detailed maintenance reminders and Vehicle Health Reports. 

The Head-Up Display ensures that essential information, including speed, navigation directions, and data from safety systems, is displayed in the driver's line of sight, minimizing distractions and enhancing safety. 

The Traffic Jam Assist Capability, available with an active Drive Connect trial or subscription, is designed to monitor traffic in low-speed highway driving conditions. It can automatically adjust the vehicle's speed and following distance, making stop-and-go traffic less stressful. 

Lexus Safety System+: A Comprehensive Suite Of Safety Technology

2024 Lexus LS500 cockpit.

The 2024 Lexus LS gas models come standard with the Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 (LSS+ 3.0), an integrated suite of advanced safety features and convenience functions. Some of the key components include: 

1. Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection: This system helps detect vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists and provides visual and audio warnings. If the driver doesn't respond, it can automatically apply emergency braking at speeds between 7-110 mph. 

2. Risk Avoidance Emergency Steer Assist: Designed to support collision avoidance by applying gentle braking and steering under specific conditions. 

3. Left Turn Oncoming Vehicle Detection/Braking: Provides warnings and automatic braking when turning left in front of an oncoming vehicle in specific conditions. 

4. All-speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC): An adaptive cruise control system that maintains a preset speed and distance from vehicles ahead, even in stop-and-go traffic. It can bring the vehicle to a complete stop and resume driving when traffic moves. 

5. Lane Tracing Assist (LTA): Works in conjunction with DRCC to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane by using lane markers and preceding vehicles. 

6. Emergency Driving Stop System (EDSS): Alerts the driver if no input is detected and can bring the vehicle to a gradual stop with hazard lights activated if the driver doesn't respond. 

7. Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/ SA): Provides lane departure warnings and gentle corrective steering for lane-keeping assistance. 

8. Road Sign Assist (RSA): Detects speed limit signs, stop signs, and other warning signs and displays them on the MID. 

9. Proactive Driving Assist (PDA): Provides gentle braking and steering support for distance control and safety when driving near other vehicles, pedestrians, or cyclists. 

LSS + 2.5: Safety For 2024 Lexus LS Hybrid Models

2024 Lexus LS500 Luxury.

Lexus equipped all 2024 LS hybrid models with the LSS+ 2.5 safety suite, which includes Pedestrian Detection, Low-light Pedestrian and Daytime Bicyclist Detection, Left Turn Vehicle Intersection Support, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Intelligent High Beams, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist, and Road Sign Assist.  

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