Lexus looks set to unveil an all-new LS at next year’s Detroit Auto Show, if the buzz from Japan is on the money.
Japanese magazine MAG-X claims to have secured a rendering of the next LS (pictured, above), and estimates the first examples will arrive in Japanese showrooms from May next year.
If accurate, the current generation LS will finally be replaced around halfway through its eleventh year on the market – although the estimated timing may be a little keen.
Styling in the rendered image shows plenty of influence from Lexus’ LF-FC concept (below), unveiled at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show.
Debuting in 2006, the current LS has received a series of updates throughout the past decade to keep it relevant, with the last update for Australian customers arriving in late 2014.
Currently, the LS is available in Australia with a 285kW 4.6 litre naturally-aspirated petrol V8 or a 5.0 litre V8 petrol-electric hybrid set-up making a combined 326kW.
For 2017, six- and eight-cylinder engines and hybrid models are expected to make up the range, but as to which models will arrive in Australia or when remains to be seen.
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