Lexus International Executive Vice President Mark Templin has revealed some new details about the next-generation LS.
Speaking to Wards Auto, Templin said the sedan will come with “some cool interior stuff.” The executive declined to get drawn into specifics but said the company is focusing on craftsmanship and technology. Templin went on to hint “We’re going to do some things with the next-generation LS interior that we’ve never done with interiors before.”
While Templin was coy on details, the LS was recently previewed by the LF-FC concept which debuted at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. It had a high-tech interior with a digital instrument cluster and hand gesture recognition technology which could be used to control the audio and climate control systems. The concept also featured ‘floating’ front seats, reclining rear seats, and a full-length center console that was equipped with an assortment of touchscreen displays.
Besides talking about the LS, Templin said he expects the new LC 500 coupe will be a big hit in the United States. As he explained, the model will be a “pretty spectacular car for the money.” Templin declined to talk numbers but noted the starting price will be less than the typical transaction price of a BMW 6 Series. The 650i Coupe starts at $88,700 and a nicely equipped model retails for about $94,000.
Source: Wards Auto