The demand for the new Lexus LS was much higher than the forecasts

The demand for the new Lexus LS was much higher than the forecasts

November 20, 2017 0 By autotimesnews

While the flagship four-door Lexus of the new generation is available only in Japan.

Sedan LS fifth generation went to the Japanese market on October 19 this year. As told in Lexus, at the moment the dealers of the brand have taken in this country about 9,500 orders for the “four-door”, with the initial sales plan was only 600 such cars per month.

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In Japan, the new Lexus LS is available with a V6 3.5 turbocharger with a power output of 422 hp, paired with a ten-band “automatic”. Also in the Land of the Rising Sun, you can buy a 360-hp hybrid sedan with an “atmospheric” V6 3.5, two electric motors and a variator. Both versions are offered with both rear and four-wheel drive.

The company noted that most of the orders were for a hybrid – about 6 800 pieces, “standard” sedan was chosen by about 2,700 people.

The Lexus LS 500 price in Japan starts at a mark of 9,800,000 yen, which in terms of our money is approximately 5,190,000 rubles at the current rate. The hybrid LS 500h will cost a minimum of 11,200,000 yen – about 5,932,000 rubles.

Recall, the world premiere LS fifth generation was held in January 2017. Very soon the flagship will appear in other countries. By the way, the model will be sold in Russia, however, the concrete date of the luxury four-door to our market has not been announced yet.