Check Out Some Of The 2018 Lexus LS 500′ Features

Despite the fact that Lexus have been keeping a lid on driving impressions for their 5th generation LS, a few lucky people managed to give us a heads up on what we can expect when the car is stationary.

Apparently, there’s an embargo for driving impressions set for next week, so if you’re curious to know how this car compares to the likes of the Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7-Series and Audi A8 on the road, be on the lookout September 28th.

If you want to know everything else about the car that doesn’t involve driving characteristics, the guys from TFLcar got you covered with their Top 5 unexpected surprises when it comes to the LS 500.

While we’ll let you find out for yourselves what those are, we will say that the all-new LS appears to be just as luxurious as Lexus said it was back in January, during its unveiling at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.

Its bold appearance and extremely generous proportions looks great on video, although tech features like the display graphics don’t appear as sharp as they do on the latest A8. Since Lexus know their customers really well, they decided to fit the all-new LS with a CD player, which isn’t nearly as strange as the fact that you don’t get Apple CarPlay nor Android Auto connectivity.

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  • Merc1

    So in other words, it doesn’t have anything that other cars in this class already have. It’s weird and ungainly looking in motion. Talk to me when a V8 and F-Sport in one model.

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    • Christian Wimmer

      I made the mistake of reading the Youtube comments. The Lexus trolls are out in force. I used to think BMW fanboys were bad… :p

  • TheBelltower

    Man, this thing is lumpy looking.

  • jaykit
  • BlackPegasus

    It’s starting grow on me. Looks better without the chrome wheels.

    • Random stranger

      Every car looks better without chrome wheels.

  • Jesse A. C. Majors

    I’m underwhelmed

  • Six Thousand Times

    The spindle grille just doesn’t work (like it does on the LC500) on an otherwise nice-looking car. There’s no V-8 and no Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. I remember when a big Lexus was anonymous but dominated everything else on features and quality.

    • Autoexperte

      the lexus has mirror link and in the quality Lexus dominated until today

  • Nordschleife

    Looks good to me. I still would like a V8 option but I know carmakers have to change with the time. Sometimes when you don’t have anything to lose you come up with your most creative works.

  • Kagan

    Probably a good car but lacks the looks especially after the B pilar.

  • Craig

    The license plate will break up that grill a bit. Which is a good thing.

  • Autoexperte

    but the lexus has an high resolution 24 inch head-up display and mirror link

  • Enter Ranting

    That thing is absolutely ghastly to look at. An absolute mess of silly, gratuitous shapes. But then, Toyota can’t design anything these days.

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