Lexus introduced an updated version of the LS model for EuropeSeptember 19, 2020
Lexus is today holding the European premiere of the revamped LS flagship sedan, which debuted worldwide in early July. For EU countries, the 2021 model year will only be available with a hybrid engine. The car received an updated appearance, as well as an expanded list of technologies.
The Japanese premium sedan Lexus LS 2021 model year in the European version received an updated design, new technologies and new options. In terms of its appearance, it is no different from the Lexus LS in other countries.
However, unlike the 2021 LS sold in other countries such as the US, the European version of the model will only be available with a plug-in hybrid, this sedan version will be designated the LS 500h.
Customers in Western and Central Europe will not be able to access LS 500 versions with a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine, but this is not entirely unexpected given the strict EU CO2 regulations.
Returning to the hybrid model, Lexus says the LS 500h offers a more responsive and even smoother ride thanks to its lithium-ion battery upgrade. The latter now provides an increased level of motor support and an extended operating range. Acceleration is smoother and more linear, while the engine can run at lower revs for quieter performance, according to the Japanese automaker.
The 2021 Lexus LS, sold in Europe, also received modified tires, adaptive adjustable suspension (AVS), anti-roll bars and increased comfort seats.
The novelty boasts a digital rear-view mirror, BladeScan Adaptive High Beam System (AHS) and pedestrian detection for a 360-degree panoramic monitor. The infotainment system has also been upgraded and is controlled by a new 12.3-inch touchscreen angled towards the driver. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard.
The 2021 Lexus LS will go on sale in Europe and the UK in late 2020.
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