Detroit Auto Show: 2010 Lexus LS 600hL & LS 460 Photos


Lexus LS @ Detroit Auto Show

The 2010 editions of both the Lexus LS 600hL & LS 460 were at the Detroit Auto Show—the LS 460 was optioned with the Appearance package option that adds the LS Sport grille and ground effects:

2010 Lexus LS 460 with Appearance Package

Really liked the Sport grille, it looks 100x better up close than in photos. The body kit didn’t look right with the LS air suspension on its highest setting and the 18” wheels, the larger 19” spokes and just a little lower to the ground and I would be sold.

And then there was the new LS 600hL grille:

2010 Lexus LS 600hL grille

There’s something about that extra gap at the bottom of the grille, especially in combination with the bumper intake—I would have liked to see an extra bar to complete the look, or better yet, a variation on the GSh’s new grille. I did like the redesigned rear lights, though, and the new dashboard LCD screen is absolutely gorgeous (though I curiously have no photo to back it up).

On to the photo gallery:

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  1. I agree that the new LCD speedo is really cool. Here is a video of it in action.

    oversea’s LS’s get the LCD on all models, not just the 600hL

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjEStQ_EE_w

  2. I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOU ON THE LS600hL’s NEW GRILLE!

    GSh’s GRILLE IS SOOOO MUCH BETTER AND MUCH MORE ELEGANT THAN THE LSh OR HSh’s GRILLE. THE GSh’s GRILLE SHOULD BE THE NEW STANDARD GRILLE FOR ALL FUTURE LEXUS HYBRIDS!

  3. Two things to be thankful for:
    - the LCD gauges still retain beautiful chrome detailing
    - there is chrome inbetween the bars of the grille on the LSh, and all the chrome on the LSh’s grille follow a pattern of getting thicker towards the bottom. It’s not the best pattern, but it works.

    Everything looks alright, even the Sport grille. I wish Lexus would do just one thing.
    - Do what BMW does: the rear seat occupants get the same buttons and switches layout as the front occupants because some of them are a bit confusing, particularly the remote control. In the next generation, they should install Remote Touch for both the front and back (the remote control can’t be used with the rear center console is up anyways), give the rear a more intuitive climate control setup with an LCD screen, and just move the seat position switches to where the front seats’ are. hehe… I love how the rear headrests are electronically adjustable.

    Finally, to Lexus: GET BETTER PHOTOGRAPHERS, or TELL THEM WHICH DETAILS ARE IMPORTANT IF THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT CARS. I like how in photo 9, I can see the elegant curves of the LS’s hood, front fascia, wheel arches, and the transitions inbetween. I see how the LS has a pointy nose, but it is also rather stately, mainly enhanced by strong curve on top of the grille and the upright lower fascia.

    Funny how the wheels and tires look less sporty on the LS Sport than those on the LSh.

  4. oh! And remember the third generation LS with its dimpled underbody? I was looking at some videos on Youtube of the LS Sport, but apparently, it is tuned, so I don’t know if those dimpled metal sheets are stock. They don’t look stock, though.

  5. The first LS 400 underbody had airflow fairings, the LS 430 added dimples, I’m guessing the LS 460 incorporated them as well, but I haven’t checked that area…

  6. I’m liking the appearance package…makes it look more sporty

  7. The appearance package is hot. I like it with those wheels better than the other wheels on the LS460 Sport. If I had money for a LS460…

  8. Any direct REAR shots of the new LS? I’ve noticed one thing, of ALL the pics posted online about the new LS, even lexus.com refuse to show any pics of it directly from behind? i wonder why, we need to see how the new redesigned lights look.

    I really think they’ve failed with this facelift on the LS. For the first time, I think i’ll take the regular LS460 than the 600hl

  9. I like the new LS600hL’s grill. Overall, I think it looks really good. I’m not sure about that wierd gap on the bottom of it though. If it only had an extra bar to hide the opening it would be perfect.

  10. James:I like the new LS600hL's grill. Overall, I think it looks really good. I'm not sure about that wierd gap on the bottom of it though. If it only had an extra bar to hide the opening it would be perfect.

    I know styling is subjective, but to me, the LS600hL’s new grille does NOT look like $110,000. Overall the concept of the grille wouldn’t look bad on a $30K Lexus but on a car as expensive as the LSh, the grille looks REALLY cheap.

  11. I saw a red LS Sport today! It was driven by a middle-aged couple, which was interesting. Even more interesting was that they already put on some new rims and extra chrome on the B-pillar. And another interesting point was that I was at Carl’s Jr., but the couple didn’t come in because the guy, apparently, was out of cash. ahahhaha

    (Cj):I know styling is subjective, but to me, the LS600hL's new grille does NOT look like $110,000. Overall the concept of the grille wouldn't look bad on a $30K Lexus but on a car as expensive as the LSh, the grille looks REALLY cheap.

    I THINK THE GRILLE SHOULD BE MADE OF SOLID ALUMINUM WITH A BRUSHED ALUMINUM FINISH! What do you think about that?

  12. The LSh grille, daft as it is looks better than the Sport grille, best is still the regular 460 grille with it’s satin silver slats. But has Lexus copied BMW’s neon tube taillights?.
    The new Optitron in the LSh looks fantastic, but sadly no Night Vision system. It seems in Japan the new dials are available in the 460 also, wherin the Hybrid gauge on the right is replaced by an Eco gauge, with the tiny tacho on the left.
    @Krew : Nice detail shots of the LSh front with excellent clarity (as usual wink )
    But OMG, I just realised - Lexus didn’t display the GS & SC. WT* !

  13. (Cj):...THE GSh's GRILLE SHOULD BE THE NEW STANDARD GRILLE FOR ALL FUTURE LEXUS HYBRIDS!

    Absolutely AGREE !

  14. (Cj):I know styling is subjective, but to me, the LS600hL's new grille does NOT look like $110,000. Overall the concept of the grille wouldn't look bad on a $30K Lexus but on a car as expensive as the LSh, the grille looks REALLY cheap.

    This is key—I understand the thinking on the unique hybrid grilles, and even get that gap at the bottom of the grille is to allow for additional airflow—I just don’t know why it’s so plastic-looking.

    I wonder what it would have looked like in full-chrome.

  15. @WorldofLuxury: Not a big fan of chroming the b-pillar, ends up looking like a Lincoln. How did it look?

  16. @krew: Well, it was obviously aftermarket. It just didn’t fit the car, but at least it didn’t look flimsy. The grille was alright, but I wish I could get some sort of inside information from Lexus about the next generation LS. I just can’t wait any longer!

  17. @krew: A Brushed Nickel type look would be nice, but overall the concept of the chunky grille doesn’t look good for the price. The GSh’s grille looks much more high-end. It would have been more appropriate for the LSh and even the HS. The LSh’s grille could be used on a Toyota and be more than acceptable.