Looking at the 2010 Lexus LS 600hL Instrument Panel


I really love the look of the new TFT instrument panel in the 2010 Lexus LS 600hL:

There was also these images from yesterday’s L-Select LS 600hL photo gallery from Japan:

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The IP’s central circle theme is a much cleaner approach than the traditional two dial display, and brings to mind the LFA’s design:

Lexus LFA Dash

Cut the LFA display in half, and you’re left with the older, wiser LS 600hL—what a beautifully subtle shared design cue.

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  1. I’ve already said it many times, and I’ll say it again!
    I WOULD LIKE TO THANK LEXUS FOR MAINTAINING PHYSICAL CHROME AND ALUMINUM RINGS AROUND THE GAUGES. They’re SO MUCH BETTER than MERCEDES-BENZ’s AWKWARD, RECTANGULAR SCREEN IN A ROUND GAUGE HOUSING! These are the sort of details that Lexus need to have in their future vehicles. hehe I just found out a few months ago that there were two slots right above the my LS 400’s CD changer to store some “useful stuff.”

    Btw, do all Lexus vehicles sold to customers have their first-aid kit even though their optional? From one of the YouTube videos, I learned that the LSh has an awesome saddle-tan leather for its first-aid kit.

  2. Krew:
    Btw, do all Lexus vehicles sold to customers have their first-aid kit even though their optional? From one of the YouTube videos, I learned that the LSh has an awesome saddle-tan leather for its first-aid kit.

    Really?  I’d like to see the saddle-tan kit, do you remember what vid that was? I’d guess that all of them have a first aid kit, it’s probably one of those items that are included even if the sticker lists them separately. 

    Anyhow, the new gauge system hopefully keeps some metallic rings and other solid elements, and does a good job of succeeding Lexus’ original Optitron gauges which were among the first electroluminescent gauges when the first LS 400 debuted them.  But the LFA gauge cluster has now made another big splash for Lexus, and add to that the LSh cluster.

  3. (an html formatting snafu removed the first part of my post):

    Cut the LFA display in half, and you're left with the older, wiser LS 600hL—what a beautifully subtle shared design cue.

    Neat observation!!! I thought that the LSh new speedo was related to the LFA technology, didn’t make that connection though.

  4. @Dan: EUREKA! I didn’t actually expect to find it, but a little Hansel and Gretel and I got it! The guy shows the saddle-tan first-aid kit at 1:06. He also mentions the “books” being covered in saddle-tan, but I don’t think he is referring to the manual since the one on Top Gear wasn’t as well as those books shown in the L-Select gallery.

  5. WorldofLuxury:@Dan: EUREKA! I didn't actually expect to find it, but a little Hansel and Gretel and I got it! The guy shows the saddle-tan first-aid kit at 1:06. He also mentions the "books" being covered in saddle-tan, but I don't think he is referring to the manual since the one on Top Gear wasn't as well as those books shown in the L-Select gallery.

    WHAO! I just noticed that this video was posted by the brand new Lexus of North Miami and through the same channel that posted the grand opening video.

  6. OH! This girl at 2:23 shows us that it’s the car manual binder that is also in saddle tan. It looks like Lexus finally let the car manual get strapped in the trunk, so the glove box upfront can actually be used. However, I don’t like to drive easy, and my big container full of water bottles is probably gonna ruin the pretty manuals. What Lexus should have done is provide a casing in the trunk that can old the manuals and first-aid kit… hopefully by carving into the trunk rather than take more space from the tiny trunk.

  7. @WorldofLuxury: Thank you so much for finding that video!!! That was very generous of you and I hope it wasn’t too much trouble.  That’s an 08 model, so it doesn’t have as big a trunk as later gens (increased twice now).  Very nice touch with the saddle leather for the binders and first aid kit.  I like the Lexus first aid kits in general, except for the bold lettering used in the third gen RX kit.

  8. @Dan: Not at all. I’m glad I helped.

  9. Beautiful ! Is this the best Optitron display from Lexus ever? Too bad Night Vision is not available in N.America.
    Is it me or has that video been fast forwarded ? Normal Lexus startups don’t seem that fast wink

  10. Also in lexus.com specs page the LSh trunk volume hasn’t been mentioned, while the 460’s has. So if the trunk has actually been enlarged for 2010, why is Lexus not revealing such an important figure?

  11. “The IP's central circle theme is a much cleaner approach than the traditional two dial display, and brings to mind the LFA's design:”

    Or the central dial theme of the first generation IS, <3

  12. @LEXUSBOY: Interesting point, I checked and yes Lexus.com lacks that info, also Lexus.eu’s specs page is not working for the LS.  From what I previously read off the Lexus.com site, the specs were…

    2008 LS 600h L
    330 L / 11.6 cubic feet
    2009 LS 600h L
    395 L / 13.8 cubic feet

    Now according to the press release, listed here:
    http://lexusenthusiast.com/2009/11/05/2010-lexus-ls-600hl-photos-information/

    The 2010 LS gets an increase of 2 cubic feet over the predecessor trunk. Now I’m wondering if maybe that was a bit of info which got in from the prior year, and that is still referring to the 2008-2009 difference.

  13. @Dan: Thanks for the info. Didn’t realise they increased the trunk volume for 2009, so I guess 13.8 cuft is the same capacity for the 2010 model. That’s roughly a 2 cuft increase over the original LSh trunk (11.7 cuft) so the press release is correct, but they should update the website specs accordingly.