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#40 of 3322 LS460 Officially Coming in Fall 2006
Jan 31, 2005 (8:16 pm)
Lexus Division General Manager Denny Clements announced at the NADA convention that just finished up the following official new redesign products and release dates:
GS 350/GS 460 Spring 2005
IS 250/IS 350 Fall 2005
ES 350 Spring 2006
GS 450h Spring 2006
LS 460 Fall 2006
As you can see, the new LS will be 4.6 liters and a 2007 model. I hope this helps with the limited flow of accurate new model release dates from Lexus.
#41 of 3322 So what's up with this GS300 stuff?
Jan 31, 2005 (8:46 pm)
For months it's been GS300 this and that. Lexus themselves have been putting over the 3.0 engine.
Nothing else there surprises me. The GS hybrid should be given some time to flourish before the LS arrives.
I wonder when the 5.0 V8 arrives. Is that a facelift addition.
Feb 01, 2005 (11:44 am)
So the engine powering the next-generation GS will produce more than 300 horsepower?
#43 of 3322 Now that the GS300 is confirmed at launch
Feb 01, 2005 (3:33 pm)
(Check their website), this adds credence to the potential 300HP version of the 3.5. Danny Clements said this GS will be the best-performing Lexus ever, so hopefully he has some heavy weapons up his sleeve, as not enough has changed yet.
#44 of 3322 Re: LS460 Officially Coming in Fall 2006 [jamesfletcher2]
Feb 02, 2005 (11:49 am)
Did Clements reveal whether the LS460 intro would include a hybrid version?
#45 of 3322 Re: LS460 Officially Coming in Fall 2006 [drivetrain]
Feb 02, 2005 (2:48 pm)
No, he stopped with the new 2007 LS460 introduction and only published the new sedan releases. However, I expect that they will follow the pattern of the new GS with a LS 450h in the fall of 2007 as a 2008 model. The big question I would have is if the LS will actually pack more power and maybe something like a LS 500h.
It make sense to me that they would want to have at least a year with the regular gasoline version of a totally new model before they make the leap to the hybrid. In fact, for any automobile company other than Lexus/Toyota I would say that only a year would be pushing it too much. However, as many of you have noted, Lexus has demonstrated that they are the master of automotive product execution.
#46 of 3322 If Lexus holds to script
Feb 02, 2005 (3:51 pm)
The LS will have a L460h LWB for 2009, and a L500 LWB model.
#47 of 3322 Re: Possible pic of next LS
Feb 03, 2005 (7:33 pm)
No this is certainly not the Lexus LS sedan. From what I heard people whom are currently working on this project at Higashi-Fuji Technical Center (東富士研究&- ;#25152;), the first prototype of this vechile would not be produce until May of this year.
Hope this would help
#48 of 3322 Re: Possible pic of next LS [k_mitsui]
Feb 03, 2005 (8:00 pm)
Praise the Lord! There's still hope that the LS won't be ruined.
#49 of 3322 Re:oac, lexusguy
Feb 04, 2005 (5:27 pm)
Since Japanese is my native language, let me help you to translate this article. Basically what the person said in the article is the new LS sedan would have a 4.6 liter engine, a hybrid version for the 4.5 liter engine and a 5.0 liter GT version. Other sources (outside this article) from Japan also claim there would be also a traditional 5.0 liter engine available for the LS and a stretch wheelbase model for each displacement model on the LS sedan as an option. These rumors have being confirmed in several Japanese automotive forums and my discussion with some of the researchers working on this project on Higashi-Fuji Technical Center in Japan, but there's always a chance Toyota might change their mind at last moment before the LS release date. Now the question is would the GT version would import a hybrid powerplant like the 4.5 liter version as well? the general consent currently flowing around the Japanese forum is "YES", however it's still early to tell and we hope that more information such as photos would become available once the first prototype of this vehicle is made at around May of this year.
Now allow me to explain what is main target market for the LS sedan; like always their major competition would point directly to the Mercedes S-class but this time the LS model would take onto the entire S-Class Line-up and would try to suppress the current and the future S-class sedan in all aspects such as interior dimensions, power, driving dynamics, etc. Here's are the breakdown of possible competitions:
LS460 would compete S430
LS500 GT would compete S55
LS450 hybrid?? or LS500 hybrid would compete S600??
Okay this would be as far as I would talk about the LS sedan today, I would continue with a discussion about the possible release date for the LS sedan and other interesting rumors about the LS sedan on a later date