Lexus has announced today that the fifth-generation LS luxury saloon will make its world debut at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show in January.
The venue chosen for the premiere of the Japanese automaker’s flagship is anything but coincidental, as the original LS, which shook up the segment, was revealed at the NAIAS 28 years ago.
The 2018 LS will be underpinned by the brand’s new GA-L architecture that will essentially be an extended version of the one used in the LC 500 sports coupe, which bodes well for its driving characteristics.
From the teaser, it is clear that the new saloon will adopt the brand’s signature spindle grille, which gives it a sporty face. Lexus states that it will boast a coupe-like silhouette, a spacious cabin and all the comfort and latest tech customers expect from a luxury saloon.
Although there’s no other official info, we expect Lexus to launch its flagship with a V8, probably in hybrid configuration, while a zero-emissions hydrogen could also be on the cards for a later date.