2010 Lexus LS 600hL Photos & Information


2010 Lexus LS 600hL

A large photo gallery of the 2010 Lexus LS 600hL has been released by Lexus USA:

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One of the photos in particular gives us our best look at the grille and the new headlight design, which incorporates a thin light strip that mirrors the taillight design:

2010 Lexus LS 600hL Front Grille & Headlights

I don’t know that these photos make the new grille any more appealing, there’s still the impression that the front-end is too small for the rest of the car. But then, I didn’t like the HS front grille much either until I saw it in person.

Another point of interest is the new LCD instrument panel display with its digital speedometer:

2010 Lexus LS 600hL Digital Instrument Panel

Also issued was a press release about the 2010 LSh, look for that after the jump.

• New Exterior Styling for Flagship Hybrid Sedan Includes Revised Front Fascia, Bumpers and Taillights
• Reconfigured Battery Pack Yields Increased Trunk Capacity
• New Telematics, USB Connectivity and Updated Navigation Add Convenience

The Lexus LS 600h L sedan, the first vehicle to bring fuel-efficient gasoline-electric hybrid technology to the prestige luxury segment, debuts revised styling and new telematics systems for 2010.

The brand’s flagship model, the LS 600h L – the “L” signifying the long-wheelbase LS platform—provides the highest level of performance, technology and luxury in the LS line. The LS 600h L is powered by the ultra-quiet Lexus Hybrid Drive system, which was the world’s first to combine a V8 gasoline engine with an all-wheel-drive (AWD) hybrid drivetrain. The LS 600h L’s combined estimated EPA fuel economy rating of 21 mpg is equal to or better than the combined fuel economy ratings of some mid-sized V6 AWD luxury sedans.

The 2010 LS 600h L is distinguished by a revised front grille and bumper.  Rear styling is enhanced with distinctive blue-tinted taillights and a revised license plate surround and exhaust diffusers. New side mirrors integrate turn signals.

Thanks to improved hybrid battery packaging and placement, the trunk capacity for the 2010 LS 600h L grows by nearly two cubic feet. New Intelligent High Beams adjust their brightness in response to oncoming vehicles.

Already lauded for its comprehensive luxury, the 2010 LS 600h L gains numerous additional luxury amenities and user technology features including a driver’s seat that now features a standard slide-away feature that makes ingress/egress more comfortable; a new LCD instrument cluster; the standard Lexus Navigation system employs new casual language recognition; Bluetooth® phonebook capability and new music playing capability with USB/iPod® connectivity and Bluetooth audio streaming.

Two all-new telematics products, Lexus Enform™ with Safety Connect™, are available with a complimentary one-year trial subscription.

Engine/Transmission/Drivetrain/Performance

The LS 600h L hybrid powertrain system uniquely combines a 5.0-liter V8 gasoline engine with two powerful electric motors and a large-capacity battery pack.  The hybrid powertrain generates a peak combined output rating of 438 horsepower and can effortlessly accelerate the LS 600h L from zero-to-60 mph in just 5.5 seconds.  Mid-range acceleration is even more impressive. The system’s electric motor is capable of delivering maximum torque on demand and is most beneficial during passing maneuvers.  The LS 600h L can accelerate from 50-70 mph in just 3.5 seconds.

The innovative V8 features an electric motor-driven Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) and Electrically controlled intake cam (VVT-iE). The combination of VVT-iE and oil pressure-controlled VVT-i for the exhaust cam provides superior engine-startup operation and high-output performance.  A specially developed Hydrocarbon Absorber and Catalyst System is linked to the two-way exhaust to help prevent hydrocarbons contained in the exhaust from being released into the atmosphere during cold start up when the catalysts are not up to temperature.

The LS 600h L meets the Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (SULEV II) certification, emitting nearly 70-percent fewer smog-forming emissions than the average new car.

The super-low noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels in the LS 600h L make it one of the quietest automobiles ever built.  The LS 600h L is a full hybrid, capable of operating in electric-only mode or with a combination of the gas engine and electric motor.  Lexus hybrid technology allows electric-mode-only operation when certain conditions are met at low speeds or stop-and-go driving conditions, reducing fuel consumption and noise.

A compact 288-volt DC Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery pack is installed behind the rear seat. The battery’s power is directed through a boost converter that efficiently raises voltage to a maximum 650V DC.  An inverter changes this to AC, providing its elevated power to a 165-kW electric motor that turns at up to 10,240 rpm.  The trunk also contains a 12-volt auxiliary battery that powers the audio, navigation, and other systems.

The LS 600h L powertrain uses two motor generators: MG1 and MG2. Each performs specific functions and can operate as either a motor or a generator, although MG1 is used as a starter motor and provides no motive force.  The engine-driven generator, MG1, can charge the battery pack or provide additional power to the drive motor, MG2, as needed.

A regenerative-braking system further boosts efficiency.  When the vehicle is coasting or the brakes are applied, the electric motors function as generators, capturing kinetic energy that would normally be lost as heat through the brakes and transforming it into useable electricity to recharge the batteries.

A state-of-the-art, full-time all-wheel drive system adapts to road surface conditions to help provide excellent vehicle control during acceleration, high-speed driving and cornering.  The AWD system employs a compact, ultra-quiet transfer case equipped with a TORSEN® limited-slip differential (LSD) that is 30 percent lighter in size and weight than previous TORSEN systems.

The LSD provides rear biased torque distribution of 40:60 during normal straight-line driving, automatically and continually adjusting power distribution according to changing speed and road conditions.

An eight-speed sequential braking mode, activated when the shift lever is in the “S” position, allows eight different stages of response.  When up-shifting, engine speed is controlled by the selected range, offering an exhilarating boost in acceleration during each of the eight “shift” stages.  When downshifting, brake-force increases to provide powerful deceleration.

The driver can select “hybrid” (normal), “power,” or “snow” modes to change the rate of throttle opening for a given throttle-pedal angle.  The “hybrid” mode provides the smoothest operation and is ideal for city or suburban driving; “power” sharpens accelerator pedal response and “snow” mode softens accelerator pedal response, making it easier to accelerate on slippery road surfaces.  By pushing an EV switch, power reverts to full electric mode for short-distance, low-speed driving situations such as residential areas or parking garages.

Chassis/Body/Suspension/Tires/Brakes

Multi-link front and rear air-suspension systems help maintain superb vehicle posture and driving performance while maintaining the ultra-comfortable ride that is synonymous with all Lexus vehicles.

The LS 600h L is equipped with large front- and rear-ventilated disc brakes and standard 19-inch, seven-spoke aluminum alloy wheels with all-season tires.  These special wheels receive extensive buffing.

Electronic Power Steering (EPS) delivers a smooth steering feel and reduces parasitic losses. Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) optimizes the steering gear ratio according to vehicle speed, enhancing responsiveness and driver control.

Networked with the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system, VGRS can make minor adjustments to the front-wheel angle to help provide improved stability in challenging road conditions.

Safety/Security Features

The VDIM stability system incorporates and manages all of the car’s dynamic handling sub-systems, including: Electronically Controlled Brake (ECB) system, EPS, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Antilock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and engine torque via the electronically controlled throttle. Monitoring a variety of sensors, the system anticipates the onset of a vehicle skid or slide while cornering, and helps correct the situation with a combination of braking, throttle and steering control in a way that is essentially transparent to the driver.  VSC can be turned off for particular circumstances via the Trac Off button.

In addition to the active safety features, the LS 600h L is standard-equipped with eight airbags, with a maximum of 11 airbags available through option packages.  The world’s first low-beam LED headlamps provide superior road illumination, and the standard Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) helps to illuminate a turn or curve as the driver steers into it.

The available Advanced Pre-Collision System (APCS) was the world’s first system designed to help detect pedestrians in the vehicle’s path when it debuted on the 2009 Pebble Beach® Edition LS 600h L.  This system is now available for the 2010 LS 600h L (and the LS 460 models) with Lane Keep Assist.  Using two small cameras mounted at the front of the car that work in conjunction with millimeter-wave radar, APCS is sensitive enough to detect certain nonmetallic objects.

As part of APCS, the LS also offers the Driver Monitor System, which was another world first.  A third camera, mounted on the steering column, monitors the orientation of the driver’s face.

If the camera detects that it appears the driver is not looking directly ahead for a few seconds or more, and if an obstacle is detected ahead, then it alerts the driver, first with a warning chime and a flashing light.  As the car gets closer to the obstacle, APCS can begin to gently apply the brakes on its own.

To help assist the driver in maneuvering around the obstacle, the system reprograms the steering ratio, amplifying the intensity and quickness of the steering response.  At the same time, APCS automatically retracts the front seatbelts and prepares the brake system to respond with full force when activated by the driver in anticipation of a possible impact.

Luxury/Comfort/Convenience

The LS 600h L is based on the long-wheelbase LS chassis, providing nearly five inches more legroom than the standard LS 460 model.  This flagship sedan provides the highest level of comfort and convenience features in the LS series.  Standard features include a hard disk drive (HDD) Lexus Navigation system with a backup camera, Bluetooth technology, Voice Command casual language voice-recognition system, plus an integrated XM® Satellite Radio receiver.

For theater-level entertainment, the LS 600h L features a standard 19-speaker 450-watt Mark Levinson® Reference Surround Sound audio system.  An auxiliary jack located in the front center console allows for MP3 digital music players while a USB port allows for iPod connectivity.

Additional standard features include climate-controlled front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, power rear sunshade, one-touch open/close power trunk, power door closers, headlamp washers, SmartAccess with push-button start and card key, electronic parking brake, Intuitive Park Assist, and laminated side glass.

New standard features for 2010 include the Cold Weather Package, which includes a windshield de-icer, upgraded battery and more efficient heater, and the Advanced Parking Guidance System (APGS).  APGS is designed to assist with parallel and back-in parking.  Once the driver has correctly positioned the car and identified the desired parking spot via the navigation screen, APGS utilizes the rear back-up camera parking sonar sensors and electric power steering system to guide the car into the space, while the driver controls speed via braking.

Luxury Options

The Premium Package II includes two new additions for 2010, butterfly rear headrests and left rear seat with lumbar massage.  The package also features rear climate controlled power seats with memory and power headrests, rear seat-mounted side airbags, a rear heater control panel, four-zone climate control, rear audio controls, additional wood trim, rear air purifier, rear headliner and side air ducts, power rear-door sunshades, and a rear seat entertainment system equipped with a power ceiling-mounted nine-inch screen for DVD viewing.

The Executive Class Seating Package II includes all features in the Premium Package II and adds a power right rear seat with ottoman.  The seat reclines up to 45 degrees with an upper-back recliner featuring a 17-degree angle adjustment.  A multi-function massage feature for the right-rear seat recliner can be used separately or in conjunction with the seat heater and cooler.

The package also includes a rear-seat wood-trimmed table, and the rear-seat entertainment system features a rear DVD player and wireless headphones.  The rear climate control is upgraded with an infrared sensor located in the headliner that measures lap, upper body and seat surface temperatures on each side and adjusts airflow accordingly.

Exterior Design

The LS 600h L flagship hybrid luxury sedan showcases the brand’s L-finesse design philosophy, revealing a family resemblance that conveys elegance, refinement and a strong emotional appeal.  Minimal body gaps, a low front grille and deep-drawn fenders all contribute to the car’s distinctive, muscular profile.  Lexus’ attention to detail is seen in the integrated dual chrome exhaust tips and the one-piece chrome window surround.

Projector-type headlamps with blue crystal rings, which introduced the world’s first nighttime LED low beams, provide excellent visibility and contribute to the design theme.  Blue accents on the headlamps, badging, engine cover and the SmartAccess key fobs and Smart Card key are unique to the LS 600h L – as are the blue-tinted taillamps added for 2010.

Interior Design

Passenger space and comfort were the primary focus of the interior cabin design.  Genuine semi-aniline leather is featured throughout the cabin, its rich appearance softened and structured with additional stitching to create a relaxed atmosphere.  The leather trim extends beyond the seats and onto the instrument panel, upper front doors and door armrests.

An Alcantara® headliner adds a pleasing touch point, and the center console is placed at the same height as the door armrests to enhance comfort and convenience.  Additional luxury touches unique to the LS 600h L include a wood-trimmed and chrome-plated shift knob and wood-trimmed assist grips.

Lexus Enform™ with Safety Connect™

The Lexus LS 600h L offers an all-new telematics system, Lexus Enform™ with Safety Connect™, available by subscription.  Complimentary one-year trial subscriptions are included on all purchases of new Lexus vehicles equipped with these features.  Both the Lexus Enform and the Safety Connect response center operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—every day of the year.

Safety Connect, the cornerstone of the services, is standard on LS 600h L and offers four safety and security features: Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assistance Button (SOS), and Enhanced Roadside Assistance, which adds GPS data to the already included warranty-based Lexus roadside service.

Lexus Enform includes all of the Safety Connect features and builds upon them with the premium services of Destination Assist and eDestination.  Destination Assist agents are available via the on-board cellular equipment and can help drivers find a specific address, a business by name, or a type of business (e.g., gas station, movie theater, etc.), and even Zagat®-rated restaurants, and then send the coordinates to the navigation system for routing.  With eDestination, drivers can go online via LexusDrivers.com to save and sort destinations in up to 20 folders, each holding as many as 10 destinations.  Then drivers can send the locations—up to 200 at a time—to their vehicle, where they will be available for download into the navigation system.  Online, drivers can create personalized location names (e.g., “Favorite sushi,” “1 PM Appt,” “Kids’ doc,” etc.) and even list notes about their saved locations, all helping them see exactly the information they choose in the vehicle.

Lexus Insider™, a complimentary, opt-in service is also available without a subscription on all Lexus Enform-equipped vehicles.  This feature offers in-vehicle audio casts that provide owners access to useful vehicle tips and event information, and insights into exclusive owners’ benefits – all designed to further enhance the Lexus experience.

XM – Beyond Radio

Lexus Enform vehicles are factory ready for subscriptions to a variety of innovative XM services.  An Integrated XM® satellite radio receiver is standard. Additionally, Lexus Enform vehicles feature XM NavTraffic® and XM NavWeather™ services.  XM NavTraffic informs the driver of current traffic conditions with real-time traffic displays. When traffic problems are detected the navigation system alerts the driver so that the route can be adjusted. XM NavWeather provides near real-time weather conditions as well as spoken and nav-screen forecasts, both based on official National Weather Service data.

Lexus Enform also provides the platform for XM® Sports and Stocks, which features in-vehicle updates on sports and stocks so drivers can stay connected to their favorite teams and investment data while on the road. XM Sports provides game results and schedules for up to five personally selected national league sports teams while XM Stocks supplies data for up to 10 personally selected stocks. After inputting their selections, drivers can access the reports either by the navigation system, or by using the voice command system, adding a new level of flexibility.

XM services require separate XM subscriptions. The XM Sports and Stocks service is included with an XM® radio subscription.  All XM services offer complimentary 90-day trial subscriptions.

Warranty

All new Lexus vehicles come with a 48-month/50,000-mile basic limited warranty with roadside assistance for 48 months/unlimited miles. Powertrain and restraint system coverage is provided for 72 months/70,000 miles. Corrosion perforation protection is covered for 72 months, regardless of mileage. The hybrid-related components, including the HV battery, battery control module, hybrid control module and inverter with converter, are covered for eight years/100,000 miles.

Comments


Comments


  1. The grille is alright but I agree that it makes the car look a little tight in the front - a flagship needs to look wide.

    How long has the LS had power rear headrests for the vehicles with power adjustable rear seats? ‘cause IT’S ABOUT TIME! Give’em to the LX too, especially for the front occupants!

    And butterfly headrests? Are they designed for the head to stay centered more easily? That looks like another thing that car headrests really need - next would be good, retractable neck cushion.

    It’s funny how of all the details that Lexus could have considered, they chose to make the LED strips in the LS hybrid’s headlights L-shaped and choose to keep physical aluminum (chrome?) rings around the gauges, in addition to the new digital display.

    The new hybrid’s steering wheel is pretty nice - can finally feel more confident about it being made of real leather, and the dash portion of the center console is very nice although I liked the design of the old in-dash DVD player a lot better. Oh… and the new seek/track and change disc switches are less practical, but since we don’t use them only when we’re on vacation in foreign areas, I guess I prefer their new look.

    The temperature and climate control display has a weird matte surface

    Anyways, so much to read! Want to but not now

  2. Oh, and the difference in time displayed in the digital clock is cute. aha adds a little more life to the photos.

  3. wow the grille actually looks….GOOD.

  4. Gauges are awesome. Nice facelift too. Well done, Lexus.

  5. I just don’t know how to put it in words, but I agree with you.

    Until now, I’ve really taken the LS for granted. But I think that the whole front end is starting to grow on me. I actually find it quite elegant (still better than S-Class Mercedes).

    Also, love those butterfly headrests! Can’t wait to see them in person.

  6. sigh… The LF-Sh threw us off just as much as the LF-Xh did, didn’t it? Because of the LF-Xh, we kept judging the RX from an aggressive point of view, which it doesn’t have. It’s cute and the only aggressiveness are the translation from the front bumper to the front wheel arches and the trucky shoulders over the wheels.

  7. You know what… the LFA aside, I also want Top Gear to compare the LS 600h L, 760Li, and S65 AMG (is it offered in SWB too in the UK?) head-to-head-to-head. Funny how Lexus, now selling only hybrids in Europe, can kinda be considered to be in the same class as Aston Martin although without any direct competitor.

    Why the S65 AMG and not the hybrid, 600, or 550? Why not the 750Li? It’s because the 600h L, 760Li, and 65 AMG are pretty much in the same class but are not exactly direct competitors of each other. Frankly, however, I doubt there is much to say about the cars - the review would probably last no more than 5 minutes.

  8. The car doesn’t look too bad at all in these pictures, but why do all press cars have to be white? Also there are several build quality flaws in the photo LSh particularly the panel gaps around the grille. I would liked to have seen more interior shots with close-ups & why so many pictures of the screen & none of the car’s rear?
    What a bunch of lazies at the Lexus press dept.

  9. The LSh front is likely to look much better in the metal as do these pictures. I would’ve liked thicker chrome around the grille but the more I look at it, the less offensive it seems.
    @ 4tD : What do you think of the FACELIFTED 2010 S-Class front end ? I think its a huge improvement over the previous S with all those LED’s.

  10. Winners are :-
    1st - LS600hL
    2nd - 760Li
    3rd - S65 AMG (cause it’s such a pointless car)

  11. @Lexus Boy

    I agree with you, it’s a tremendous improvement over the pre-facelift model. However, it’s still quite ugly (which says a lot about where it started off).

    Also, I don’t understand what all the fuss about the Equus is. It has to be one of the most ghastly-looking cars ever made. The interior looks cheap and pretty much copies the LS’s controls. There’s also a problem with Hyundai’s leather seats. They stain and wear out much too easily and don’t feel like synthetic leather.

  12. Man im loving that interior! The color and detail..it just looks so well made and comfy.


    A great car got even better? Great job Lexus, love the LCD gauges.

  13. But the EQUUS is bigger and comes in a bigger form with a column between the front and rear doors… and there’s also a bulletproof version! ...and the LWB version mimick’s the LSh’s LED headlights. Why aren’t the LED headlights available in every country?

  14. bulletproof?! oh joy! now i can take my $50k luxury car into a ghetto town and use it for crossfires and drivebys!

  15. old one looks way /too/ better…its sort of sad…and what happened that made them decided to stick an ugly grille on this…

  16. You really gotta know me more. lol
    I like big, hefty SUVs with all these luxuries and power. I like’em bulletproofed, extended, and have all these cool things I can use for recreation when camping inside or outside of the SUV.

  17. Lexus once considered removing the grille for the original LS and then realized how important it was to have a prominent grille. Then all their concepts had these neat grilles that were no different from other automaker’s concept’s. Now… we’ve just got ourselves a bad interpretation.

    I think the designers wanted an open space at the bottom, which I think is cool. I think the designers also wanted the bar to get smaller on the top because it creates a sensational ascending feeling. But they wanted both, and they… didn’t get the job done, apparently.

  18. i now will prefer to WoL as that guy who has an armored GX with the built in jacuzzi and dance dance revolution floor, next to the artillery and cannons sticking out of the bullet proof windows wink just playing but that would be an awesome car…a 2010 GX460 but with no HID on the headlamps so it doesn’t look HIDeous

  19. aha
    the BMW X5 Security PLUS can stand AK-47s, the preferred weapon of terrorists, which are too abundant for our liking!

  20. @4tD : I always thought the S-class’ tires looked a bit small in relation to the body unlike the LS & 7-series which use larger diameter tires.
    Also what do you think of the CL coupe? To me it’s the 2nd most beautiful production car in the world, 1st being the Aston DB9 but only just.

  21. Honestly, now I think the LSh grille is definitely better than the LS Sport & the RX…

  22. What happened to the blue ‘Power’ button?
    The Japanese site shows the car with the blue starter button.

  23. What about Mr.Obama’s Caddy ? There’s an armoured SUV in there somewhere…

  24. Where’s Krew?

  25. I’m still here! smile

    Actually, this is probably the best place to mention it—there have been some big behind-the-scenes changes for me these last few months,  including the decision to close my web design business to work on TLE full-time. This has meant developing some long-term plans and plenty of discussion (including multiple meetings with Lexus) on bringing the site to the next level.

    To that end, it’s been necessary to rework much of the site to bring it inline with all that planning—including forum-style commenting, larger images, revised model sections, new advertising options, the works.

    Unfortunately, this has meant less time for news & comments lately, but the good news is that the new version of TLE will be launched this week. It’s a new chapter for the site, and I’m very excited to share it with everyone—and best yet, it’s only the beginning! Big things ahead.

  26. Obama’s Caddy IS an SUV, literally. Its height, its Escalade headlights, its platform, its wheel size, etc. I love it! Of course the bulletproofing made the car look a bit odd, but it still looks great, especially when you compare it to Bush’s.

  27. It would be nice to have the sleekness and intact look of the LS, the great ideas of the 7-series, reliable versions of S-class’s gadgets, the beauty of the XJ, the presence of the Phantom, the awesomeness of the XTS (based on what I see from the Sixteen concept)... and so on and so on and so on… all in one package.

  28. AWESOME! so we’re finally getting personal with Lexus? I hope they’ve treated you courteously… I wonder if they ever wanted to mention anyone of us specifically yet indirectly. Wonder if they did…

  29. wow, that sounds like more work than my monday spanish class…hope you’re not too tired. sorry to hear about your web design business, but i guess this is sort of the same thing? anyway, good luck on everything! ring us up if we can help.

  30. Wow, that is very exciting news!!!  The site has gotten better with each upgrade, and I hope you find managing TLE to be even more successful!  There definitely is an environment for Lexus news and info that hasn’t been tapped by many, and this website seems primed to capitalize on that.

  31. Wow, that’s fantastic. Krew ! Glad to hear that Lexus is taking you seriously & wants to carry this already great website to the next level. Looking forward to the changes. Maybe our comments will be read by some Lexus engineers & designers…

  32. Bush’s car was based on the DeVille bodystyle, right? Wonder what the interior of Obama’s car looks like… might have an LS style ottoman wink

  33. @WoL : Thank goodness you didn’t mention Audi ! wink

  34. oops… forgot Audi. Now how did that happen?

    hmm… I honestly prefer the Phaeton’s interior to the A8’s. I’m not trying to be cool or anything; the Phaeton’s attention to details is really amazing, especially when you consider how little it has changed since its inception in 2002.

  35. @LEXUS BOY

    I can’t agree more, I’ve always admired how it combined performance with looks and comfort. It’s what the original Lexus SC was and what the current generation should have been.
    I still can’t get over Lexus’ decision to sacrifice the SC’s comfort, looks and performance for that stupid hardtop convertible.

  36. EuropeanCarsDomin8

    A Toyota is a toyota it does not matter how many L’s u put on it.  L.E.X.U.S. Stands for Lexus Exports United States. Theres your “Lexus” Not knocking it at all, it is a well crafted car, but compared to BMW, Mercedes, Audi? No chance; these brands dominate on a Global Scale, yes even in Japan, where the prime minister gets driven around in an S-Class and owns an S65 and a Gullwing,Rolls Royce Phantom,Even a VW yes! VW Phaeton W-12, and funny No Lexus??? The Europeans made the very first production car ever, and that is why everybody copies them, like lexus,acura,infinity. Anyway I dont really care who accepts this or not, the truth is the truth and nobody can change that.  smile If u want to discuss it, or feel like trading up to true world class, just drop me a line. (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Freddy G

  37. where do these guys come from? honestly this stuff pisses me off…and you claim Lexus isn’t world class? it can’t compete with german cars? ROFL… you must be real hungover pal…guess what car Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gets driven around in? the same car you see here, the LS600h. so before you try advertising your scams, do a little research and figure out this is a Lexus fan site, and nobody who likes Lexus will agree with what you said, let alone try to promote your failing business. have a good day.

  38. I like how there are people here who criticize Lexus; it can all be for the best for Lexus. However, if the reasons and supports provided are either inaccurate or simply ignorant, then Lexus would just ignore us.

  39. EuropeanCarsDomin8

    Correction everyone Silvio Berlusconi does NOT, I repeat does NOT get driven around in a Lexus LS. Just like Japans royalty, and the royalty of every nation, he gets pushed in a Black S-600,and of course his personal favorite the Maserrati Quattroporte. And even if he did it does NOT change the simple fact that Japan’s royalty has an abundant Mercedes-Benz collection and again a VW but no Lexus??? Boy that speaks VOLUME. Oh yes it does. There is a gentleman here who is in denial and cannot afford true world class, and so he thinks Im going to buy into his scam and pointless argument. I am not here to argue with anyone. If you want to disagree with me its perfectly fine. Go be in denial thats fine with me. After all its not my money. smile My beautiful CL is done at the spa. Talk Soon!

  40. EuropeanCarsDomin8

    “Wrld f Lxr” s jk ths gs nm shld b wrld f dllsn.  bt h drvs K sprtg, r n ld Frd Pck-p. hh!  smile

  41. EuropeanCarsDomin8

    “World of Luxury” claims to go golfing with the prime minister of Italy in an LS through the hills of Tuscany. As people fill the streets of Italy cheering them on! every Italian citizen is sporting a LEXUS T-shirt, and supporting the
    “Lexus Exports United States” cause. Go Lexus! they are chanting; Oh yeah and then he woke up just to tell me all about it! smile  Thank you for sharing that awesome dream!!!

  42. EuropeanCarsDomin8

    Brkng Nws! Th mrn s LF ddct! Th Jkr s wrld f lxr. LF ddct s ck ddct thnk h m rll drv TT LF. G f sld m bgtt,  jst mght b bl t b ll 500 LF’s??? h! thn ‘ll trn rnd nd sll thm t Hpd p “LF ddcts” fr dbl th cst nd mk hg prft. Thn cn b 2 Bgtt’s.  hp n n stls m d. Shhhhhhhhhh!  smile

  43. lol I’m glad you have that smiley at the end.

    I’m a stubborn guy, so yeah… here are my cars:
    1998 LS 400
    2003 LX 470
    2002 BMW 730Li (out of the states)

  44. sigh… I’m an American, btw, so Italy is kinda random.
    I do have an Indian friend whose uncle owns a Reventon. Not as good as golfing with the Prime Minister of Italy, I’m guessing, but better than nothing. wink

    What do you drive?

  45. Why is it that you spell out every single letter of your display name but substitute a few letters with an 8 at the end?!

    Oh, and LFAAddict is just expressing his passion for Lexus. You’re the crazy fanatic here. I’ll give credit to Mercedes-Benz for being one of the top dogs, but it should be, considering that it was founded by the father of all automobiles and was once the pinnacle of all luxury cars out there. Now, Mercedes are just copies of Bimmers. I love Bangle, and I hate how Merc fans just won’t admit that the S-class is a copycat of the E65/E66 7-series - the bangle butt, the dashboard, and the iDrive. The C63 AMG is simply a good mix of American muscle fun and BMW M3 seriousness without sophistication.

    Lexus is a copy, but a very good copy - that and its certain unique qualities explain its success in the US.

    Btw, aren’t you degrading yourself with all your spamming?

  46. I’m getting the feeling that you’re my best friend - well best friends on a daily bases, until it comes to cars.

  47. I don’t care if you’re not a Lexus enthusiast, but you will not insult people on this site. Debate is welcome, personal attacks are not. Clean it up or take it somewhere else.

  48. EuropeanCarsDomin8

    I don’t know why? and yes world of Luxury I am a fanatic, I love to enjoy my Mercedes-Benz, I love the smell and feel of the supple Napa Leather, the way it rides the solidness of it and of course the way it turns heads. Absolutely baby!btw I love BMW just as much! the 2010 7 Series is as gorgeous and graceful as the S-Class. And now they have the Alpina B-7 something I’m sure the prime minister of Japan will soon add to his collection. I swear thats a man with impecible taste! Anyway everybody don’t be upset; like I’ve said many times before I agree that Lexus is a very well crafted car, beautiful for that matter, I would never call it a piece of worthless junk,and I respect it’s quality. I’m just expressing my pride of ownership and enthusiasm for Mercedes and BMW. smile

  49. EuropeanCarsDomin8

    Yes world of luxury we can def. be pals, even when it comes to cars. Why not…. wink

  50. @EuropeanCarsDomin8: lol You have no idea. My very best friend and I always have fun hanging out, but things get messy when it comes to cars.

  51. @EuropeanCarsDomin8
    LOL i love how you waste the time out of your already sad life to interefere with mine…tell ya what pal, since its my birthday tomorrow and i just had a great party with my friends, i’ll let this pass. by the way…i like to drink coke.

  52. @LFAaddict: Thanks for not losing it, dude. Have a great birthday! cool

  53. EuropeanCarsDomin8

    Krew, you drive a lexus and or you are Toyota’s top spokesman? Either way I know your life has got to be extremely boring. Hey I’m bored, but guess what? I can cure that boredom by taking my Veyron cool for a nasty spin and watch all that Lexus owners Gawk at it, like they do my CL65 and my S550 Sport. raspberry Zing!

  54. EuropeanCarsDomin8

    I suppose you’re not going to let it slide this time, huh krew? btw: Coke is as boring as your Lexus. Drink Red Bull. Happy Birthday Krew! LOL

  55. EuropeanCarsDomin8:Krew, you drive a lexus and or you are Toyota's top spokesman? Either way I know your life has got to be extremely boring. Hey I'm bored, but guess what? I can cure that boredom by taking my Veyron cool for a nasty spin and watch all that Lexus owners Gawk at it, like they do my CL65 and my S550 Sport. raspberry  Zing!

    EuropeanCarsDomin8:I suppose you're not going to let it slide this time, huh krew? btw: Coke is as boring as your Lexus. Drink Red Bull. Happy Birthday Krew! LOL

    What is wrong with you, man? Of course, Krew drives a Lexus - the original LS 400. If he were Toyota’s top spokesman, then either he sucks, or he subconsciously hates Lexus by not passing our criticisms up the ladder. Now apologize to us by letting us a chance at the wheel of your Veyron, which I can say from personal experience is a great car that has achieved some great feats, but if I were to be dry-heartedly honest, I think the Veyron is worse than a Lexus - it’s just a powerful machine that has an excellent ride and a well-made interior, but the traction control won’t let you have any fun from just the slightest tap of the steering wheel AND my-oh-my does it have a hard time putting the power down from a standstill. The S550 Sport is utterly pointless, and so is the CL65. If all these vehicles really are in your garage, then I’m confused - you seem to be the perfect customer for Lexus.

    Btw, Coke is awesome - Coca-Cola, that is.

  56. @EuropeanCarsDomin8:
    yeah, well two things are wrong here: you probably own a beaten down 94 corolla that you jacked from some guy named antwon from van nuys, and @KREW, i was too relaxed, i decided losing it won’t do me any good, its probably what dominHATE wants. thanks for the birthday wish though, it was a blast. cool

  57. LFAaddict:<a href=”#c_18240”>...thanks for the birthday wish though, it was a blast. cool

    You had a blast… Aren’t you gonna tell us about your little [big] surprise in your garage? It would be funny if your parents were actually planning something else - even funnier if it was all a prank. aha So, tell us as soon as possible!

  58. @WorldofLuxury:
    yep…it was a Hollister jacket lol and my dad is letting me take my driver’s test next week…but just the written part.smile

  59. LFAaddict:@WorldofLuxury:
    yep…it was a Hollister jacket lol and my dad is letting me take my driver's test next week…but just the written part.smile

    LOL ...I just can’t help it but… LOLLOL:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-DAHAHAHAHA Your had such high hopes. raspberry

  60. @LFAaddict: +10000000000;-) LFAaddict!!!

    @Freddy G-
    Yo FRED go get a life.  Veyon? really?. HA! Please. stop lying to yourself.
    Its just entertaining to see u embarrass yourself.

  61. WHEN IS LEXUS GONNA MAN UP AND GIVE US STOP AND GO ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL with a FULLY AUTOMATIC PRE-COLLISION SYSTEM?! I can’t take rush hours anymore. A brand new, fully optioned 750Li sounds good.

    Btw, the Adaptive cruise control system in the new 7 is near perfect. It doesn’t fall behind so much that people are just gonna keep on cutting me, yet it is also smart enough to react contently to vehicles that squeeze into the space in front of me. Of course, the LS version is smoother, but that’s all - it give up at below 25mph. Also, since new adaptive cruise controls also dexterously monitor throttle in a way that braking isn’t always necessary, can the brake lights stop flashing so much? It’s kinda embarrassing.

  62. Ok, thread closed.