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Flagship Finish

When Lexus first unveiled the LS in 1989, our dedication to craft and superior quality revolutionised people's expectation of luxury cars.

THE LS STANDARD

Distinguished in every detail, the LS is an icon of craft, care, and dedication. Fusing exhilarating performance with visionary innovation and timeless style, it’s designed and built to bring you a unique and captivating driving experience.

The LS is rigorously perfected in every aspect, setting the standard for true craftsmanship and superior quality across the entire Lexus range.

EXCEPTIONAL FINISH

THE ULTIMATE LUXURY CAR EXPERIENCE

‘Omotenashi’ is a time-honoured Japanese concept that’s all about anticipating the needs of people, even before they arise. It raises hospitality to an art form, as in the famous tea ceremony, where every guest is treated with warmth, understanding and respect. In the LS, the principles of ‘Omotenashi’ have inspired us to create the ultimate luxury car experience.
Even before you get behind the wheel, the LS is preparing its welcome. As you approach, the door handles light up to greet you and the ground beneath the doors is illuminated to help you avoid stepping into puddles. To make it easy for you to enter, the car gently raises itself three centimetres on its air suspension,* the height of the driver’s seat is automatically lowered and the bolsters on the seat cushions glide aside, returning into position once you are seated to keep you snugly in place. And to help you fasten the seatbelt, the buckle automatically lifts up to meet your fingertips.

INSPIRED BY JAPAN

To adorn the LS, we returned to our roots. Looking to Japanese culture, we found inspiration for a wholly new approach to upholstery. Traditional influences are combined with advanced manufacturing techniques to breath-taking effect.

An exclusive option on the LS Takumi grade, hand-pleated door panels are an intriguingly beautiful and dramatic example of Japanese craftsmanship using a delicately precise folding technique similar to that of origami.

 

The Nishijin and Haku option for the door panels weaves together black and silver in an organic pattern inspired by waves shimmering in moonlight. This application of weaving and metalwork techniques is a simulation – the Japanese art of using diverse materials to express the beauty and character of the natural world.

TAKUMI CRAFTSMANSHIP

The leather seats of the LS are an outstanding example of the highest levels of Japanese ‘Takumi’ craftsmanship. The leather is of impeccable quality and the stitching is executed with immense precision. Three grades of leather are available: Smooth, Semi-Aniline* and, at the pinnacle, L-Aniline*. Only the top 1% of carefully selected hides meets the quality standards of L-Aniline* and they undergo a special tanning process to ensure maximum softness. The result is seats of exceptional beauty and comfort.

A heated leather and wood steering wheel that combines real leather with beautiful inlays of finely grained wood is part of the LS Premium Pack and standard Takumi grades. As much as your fingers enjoy the feel of real leather and wood, your eyes will love the elegance of the design.

Kiriko glass

The everyday, ethereal play of light and shadow provided the inspiration for our partnership with a renowned artisan Kiriko glassmaker.

The result of this collaboration? An exquisitely handcrafted ornamentation panel that greets the driver and passengers with an ambience that's at once respectfully gentle, and breathtakingly impressive.

HAND-PLEATED TRIMS

AS THE SUN GOES DOWN, THE FABRIC CHANGES ITS EXPRESSION. BY DAY, NATURAL RAYS GENTLY PLAY WITH ITS GEOMETRY. BY NIGHT, PLEATING IS ILLUMINATED BY THE LS’S INTERIOR LIGHT.

Crafted for comfort

Creating a new standard of luxury isn’t simply a matter of adding evermore refined features. A holistic approach is vital. In the new LS, we were inspired by the Japanese 'Omotenashi' principle – the ethic of hospitality.

Focusing on the overall experience, we forged a cabin that truly welcomes and envelops its passengers, yet also responds instantly and intuitively to the driver’s needs.

REAR SEAT LUXURY

Travelling in one of the power seats* in the rear of the LS, you will enjoy supreme comfort. If you want to stretch out, just choose the ‘Relax’ position: the rear relaxation seat automatically extends to support your legs, while the seat reclines to 48° – an angle selected after extensive testing, both static and dynamic, with people of a variety of builds and body types.

Both rear seats in the LS are available with a highly sophisticated massage function to reduce fatigue and enhance relaxation. To develop the system we worked closely with an expert in the Japanese technique of shiatsu massage, who advised us on the precise amount of pressure to be applied, its duration, rhythm and flow. The results are deeply satisfying, and very different to anything you may have experienced before.