Craftsmanship And Refinement, Like No Other
Driving a beautifully designed and engineered vehicle, built with no-compromise craftsmanship, is a transformative experience – and that’s the experience we offer everyone with the new 2023 LS Series
Introducing the Lexus LS in Markham, Ontario
- Built on the Lexus GA-L platform
- Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 now standard on all models
- Mark Levinson Audio System now available on base LS 500
- Hand-applied Haku door trim available with Luxury and Executive Packages
- Available early 2023
The LS offers a host of interior creature comforts for driver and passengers alike, and yet the careful attention to exterior detail ensures the LS is majestic at a standstill or while in motion. The front of the LS is adorned with an updated front bumper that features a redesigned front fascia, while the lower radiator air intakes are squared to express a sturdy stance. The color of the spindle grill has been changed to a dark metallic for a more elegant appearance befitting a flagship product. New three-projector LED headlamps feature a vertically stacked layout. The deep headlamps and squarish sub-radiator grilles positioned to the outside help to form the confident nature of the vehicle’s stance.
For 2023, a new Haku interior ornamentation option is available as an option on models equipped with the Luxury or Executive Packages. The creation of Haku foil is a Japanese technique that has been passed down over 400 years. It is made by meticulously flattening a piece of metal until it becomes as thin as one ten-thousandths of a millimeter. The Haku foil is so extremely thin that it must be applied by hand with exquisite craftsmanship, achieving a delicate shine reminiscent of moonlight reflecting over ocean waves.
The 2023 LS 500 will be offered with nine exterior colors options depending on grade: Ultra White, Eminent White Pearl, Atomic Silver, Manganese Luster, Iridium, Obsidian, Caviar, Matador Red Mica and Nightfall Mica*.
*Colors subject to regional availability.
Integrated into the LS 500’s cabin is the next-generation Remote Touch Interface (RTI). In addition to the 12.3-inch-wide touchscreen and navigation display, the LS can incorporate an optional 24-inch color heads-up display (HUD) that projects a variety of information onto the driver’s forward view. Dynamic Navigation, included as a three-year trial on all LS models, offers three key enhanced features that include Dynamic Map that features cloud-based map updates, Dynamic Routes that offer alternate routes based on the conditions ahead and Dynamic POI Search that automatically sorts Points of Interest results based on relevance. The digital rearview mirror features a larger high-resolution display for improved visibility of the area behind the vehicle.
For 2023, the Mark Levinson® 23-speaker, 2,400-watt Quantum Logic® Immersion Reference Surround Sound Audio System is now available on base LS models, while the standard 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen provides additional control options for both driver and passenger. All LS models come standard with Apple CarPlay® compatibility that allows guests to access the same familiar interface of their iPhone® through the LS’s 12.3-inch touchscreen display. It also features Android Auto™ compatibility, allowing guests to access their Android device interface via the multimedia system.
The 3.5-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine on the LS 500 offers the output one would expect in a flagship sedan: 416 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque. In the pursuit of refinement goals, the engine features a newly developed piston with a lip shape on the piston top to help realize low emissions and quiet operation when the engine is cold. The wastegate control on the twin-turbo engine has also been updated to provide stable opening and closing of the valve to enhance performance efficiency. The 10-speed automatic transmission also receives attention, as its shift logic is re-calibrated to aid in keeping the engine in a more responsive area of its power band.
In RWD form, the LS 500 delivers a 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds. The driver can tailor powertrain response and feel by choosing from Eco, Comfort, Normal, Custom, Sport S or Sport S+ modes. The available AWD system features a Torsen® limited-slip center differential to further enhance grip, traction and cornering stability. The torque distribution can vary from 31% front / 69% rear on dry roads to as much as 48% front / 52% rear on slick surfaces.
The LS F SPORT applies the track-tested and proven F SPORT enhancements to the LS sedan. Starting with the Signature trim level, this model features 20” F SPORT alloy wheels, front and rear air suspension, 28-way power adjustable front passenger seat, panoramic moon roof, a digital display rear view mirror, and the Lexus panoramic view monitor system. This model also receives F SPORT-exclusive features – including unique leather upholstery, interior and exterior styling cues, and a gauge cluster inspired by the instrumentation used in the Lexus LFA Super Car.
For 2023, all LS 500 models will come standard with Lexus Safety System+ 2.5, which brings a suite of key active safety features to the vehicle. For starters, the Pre-Collision System (PCS), which includes Frontal Collision Warning (FCW), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Pedestrian Detection and Bicyclist Detection, features an enhancement to the lens camera and millimeter-wave radar elements to expand the response range. At intersections, the system has the capability under certain conditions to recognize an oncoming vehicle when performing a left-hand turn, or a pedestrian when performing left and right-hand turns, and is designed to activate typical PCS functions if needed.
Lexus Enform Safety Connect comes with a three-year trial with access to Lexus Enform response centers 24/7/365. With Lexus Enform Service Connect trial, the vehicle can send alerts for specific factory recommended maintenance, simultaneously alerting a preferred Lexus dealer. The Lexus App can be used to set push-reminders and alerts for maintenance and service issues. Lexus Enform Remote (three-year trial subscription included) mobile app lets you lock and unlock doors, start the engine and climate controls, check the fuel level and more all through your smartphone, smartwatch or Amazon Alexa-enabled devices at home.