The 2018 Lexus LS was spotted in heavy camouflage doing high-altitude testing in the mountains around Vail, Colorado by TFL reader Yeng. While this model is certainly quite early on in its development process, a few design cues can be seen underneath all the plastic, revealing what appears to be a relatively exciting design by Lexus standards.
Certainly the 2018 Lexus LS will have some familiar features from the LF-LC Concept. Already you can begin to make out the shape of Lexus’ trademark grill, seen on most of their current models. The hood definitely has a very robust, and pronounced shape that gives the car a very commanding look. As for power, expect the 2018 Lexus LS to feature a large V8 with the smooth but strong power that captured Nathan’s heart in the 2017 Lexus GS. It is likely that we will also see some hybrid variation of the LS, although we don’t know too much at this juncture.
Being a direct competitor to the S-Class, it should be no surprise to see the new 2018 Lexus LS feature a plethora of technological functionalities, possibly including some semi-autonomous driving capabilities. Although, all of this is completely speculation and we really have no clue what entirely is in store for the 2018 Lexus LS.
Being a 2018 model, we don’t expect Lexus to reveal the 2018 LS until late in 2017. So until then, we are left with these spy photos to speculate what might be with the 2018 Lexus LS.
While you wait to hear about the 2018 Lexus LS, why not see what Roman and Nathan thought of the 2017 Lexus GS: