Lexus has released pricing information and opened the order books for the revamped 2013 LS sedan in the UK in advance of customer deliveries in January.
Prices for Lexus’ Mercedes-Benz S-Class adversary start from £71,995 for the LS 460 Luxury rising to £74,495 for the newly introduced LS 460 F Sport trim level and top out at £99,495 for the full hybrid, long wheelbase LS 600h L Premier grade.
The LS 460 series, which Lexus says is being re-introduced in the UK “following requests from customers”, is powered by a 382bhp (285kW) 4.6-litre V8 petrol engine connected to an 8-speed automatic, while the LS 600h features a 5.0-liter V8 engine connected to a pair of electric motors to produce a combined system output of 439bhp (327kW).
The Luxury model come equipped with a bevy of extras, including, but not limited to, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic bi-xenon headlamps, LED daytime running lights, a 19-speaker Mark Levinson audio system with DVD player and a 12.3-inch central display for the infotainment system.
The new F Sport grade builds on the Luxury specification with 19-inch alloys, Brembo brakes, a lateral damping system, a Torsen limited slip differential, suspension modifications and bespoke exterior and interior styling kits.
As for the Premier, it is said to get the “widest array of comfort items available on any Lexus”, with some of the amenities including the world first ‘climate concierge’ system that uses infra-red sensors to monitor the facial temperature of each occupant of the car to adjust the AC, and electrically operated reclining rear seats with electric footrests.