Lexus LS+ Is A Concept Of The 2020 LS Facelift With Autonomous Tech

The Lexus LS+ Concept unveiled at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show is one of the most self-explanatory show cars you’ll find.

By saying that it indicates the “future image of the LS flagship sedan”, Lexus is basically letting us know what to expect from the LS once an updated version comes along in the not too distant future.

Based on Lexus’ L-finesse design philosophy, the LS+ Concept features an evolved Spindle Grille with a large grille shutter that aids both cooling as well as overall aerodynamics. It also comes with laser headlights and taillights, as well as electronic side mirrors.

The overall aesthetics of the LS+ Concept aren’t all that different to the current, all-new LS sedan. The shape of the car is basically the same, with minor alterations here and there that make the concept look more modern, if not futuristic.

Also, if Lexus decides to go with a long light strip at the back on a future LS, it would only be following in the footsteps of other luxury cars like the Panamera, Audi A8 or all-new A7 Sportback – which wouldn’t be a bad thing since that car would then look arguably better than the current version.

On the go, the LS+ would rely heavily on its “Highway Teammate” automated driving technology, which is also due for release in 2020. These systems allow the car to respond to actual traffic conditions on motorways, enabling automated merging, lane changes and diverging, while making sure you stick to your lane and hold your position behind the car in front.

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  • mb4design

    Grill still sucks.

  • matrem

    The car isn’t even on sale yet and they’re already showing the facelift? They seem extremely confident in their new product, lol.

    • Bash

      So true.

    • OG

      It will be a new variant in the LS family,not a facelift.

      • MarketAndChurch

        Exactly.

  • thunder bolt

    Styling might not be as good looking as European design, but once you own a Lexus, it’s hard to let it go and buy another brand.

  • Merc1

    So they’re previewing a facelift of a car that hasn’t even gone on sale yet? FAILURE. This LS is as weird as the 1995 model was dull.

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    • OG

      LOL,the first gen LS showed the W140 how luxury cars should be made.
      Also this is not a facelift ffs! It’s just a preview of the autonomous (and probably hydrogen powered) LS for 2020.

  • SteersUright

    The soon to be released Lexus LS needs this shape ASAP. It looks like an old Hyundai Azera and thats no compliment.

  • fgclolz

    They’re just trying so hard to be Avante Garde.

  • Dariush

    I feel sorry for any other automaker that had to share the show with Mazda this year…

  • getoffme

    Lmao @ these comments. Same people who drooled over at the New A8 which is the most boring design out there.

  • MORE UGLY FROM THE TOYOTA FAMILY.

  • Mark S

    Lexus needs to just hang it up. You guys do see those cars from Mazda right?

    • OG

      Oh,you mean the ones they never build,right?

  • Stephane Pednò

    Vulgar, horrible mess

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