New 2010 Lexus LS 600h Photo Gallery


Lexus LS 600h Hybrid

Lexus UK has released a new photo gallery of the refreshed 2010 LS 600h:

This shot is so fantastic I had to crop it for a desktop wallpaper:

Lexus LS 600h Wallpaper Desktop

There’s nothing quite like the LS side-profile—my favorite angle of the car, and the very definition of L-Finesse.

For the full overview of the 2010 LS 600h, including its new Brembo brakes that improve braking performance by 12.5%, the full Lexus UK press release is posted after the jump.

LEXUS UPGRADES THE ULTIMATE LUXURY HYBRID

Introducing the 2010 LS 600h

KEY POINTS
• Revised styling, equipment and technology features for Lexus’s full hybrid limousine
• Introduction of new Brembo system improves braking performance by 12.5 per cent
• Automatic headlamp high beam system, fitted as standard
• Signature LED sidelights added
• Rear Seat Relaxation Package now with four or five-seat configuration

Lexus’s full hybrid LS 600h limousine gains more advanced technology and more passenger comfort for 2010, reinforcing its position as one of the most sophisticated and luxurious cars on the market. The revised range now centres on the five-seat LS 600h L long-wheelbase model, equipped with a Rear Seat Relaxation Package.

Rear Seat Relaxation Package

Lexus has made the LS 600h L’s Rear Seat Relaxation Package available as an option for five as well as four-seat models. It provides a series of features that provide a truly first class travelling environment.

The package equips the left hand rear seat (on right-hand drive models) with an electrically adjustable ottoman foot and thigh rest and an adjustable massage function that can replicate techniques from Shiatsu to acupressure. The seat is fitted with seat cushion airbag and, to give a clear view, the front passenger headrest can be electrically folded down. All rear seats have an electric recline adjustment.

The features include a more sophisticated climate control system that monitors the passengers’ body temperature for more effective control of the cabin environment.  For the four seat version, a fixed centre console is provided with a built-in cool box, DVD and CD store and a retracting and adjustable wood inlaid tray.

Where four seats are specified,  the rear seat entertainment system features a roof-mounted nine-inch VGA LCD monitor; with the five-seat option the screen is centre console mounted.

Headlight technology

The advanced headlight system is further improved with the adoption of automatic high beam operation. A sensor in the rear view mirror detects on-coming traffic, streetlights and vehicles ahead and automatically switches the headlight high beam on and off as conditions require.

The Lexus LS was the first car in the world to feature LED technology for low beam headlights. It offers exceptional illumination power across the full width of the road, without causing glare for oncoming traffic. The units use less power than conventional lamps and light up almost instantaneously. Their design, with a transparent blue ring around each of the three projector lenses, gives the LS 600h an unmistakeable headlamp signature.
The effectiveness of the headlights is further increased by the Intelligent Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), which swivels the headlamp units in line with vehicle speed and steering angle to improve illumination through bends at junctions and when turning into parking places.

Brembo braking technology

The performance of the LS 600h’s electronically controlled braking has been improved by 12.5 per cent. The 380 mm ventilated front discs brakes are equipped with six-piston callipers, discs and pads of which have been jointly developed with Brembo. Featuring high mu pads to reduce abnormal noise and vibration, the new brakes provide excellent feel and the fade-free, high speed stopping power.

HDD satellite navigation and sound library

In common with its sister Lexus models, the 2010 LS 600h adopts a 40GB hard disc drive (HDD) system to support its satellite navigation. The HDD also provides 10GB storage for an on-board sound library of digital files.

Exterior styling and colours

The 2010 LS 600h can be identified from its new front grille and front and rear bumper design. Signature  LED sidelights have also been added, together with turn indicator lamps integrated in the door mirrors. The range of exterior colours has been revised, including the introduction of a new shade, Crystal Sapphire.

Interior features

The 2010 LS 600h gains new LCD dashboard instrumentation and improved “butterfly” design headrests. All versions of the car now benefit from the Rear Seat Upgrade Package, which includes four-zone climate control, a multi-function rear centre armrest with through-hatch into the boot, rear side airbags, electric sunshades on the rear doors, electrically adjustable rear seats with memory settings, lumbar massage and integrated air conditioning and roof-mounted air conditioning diffusers.

Comments


Comments


  1. It’s still important to note that the plastic grille would’ve looked better if it were aluminum.

    Anyways, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LEATHER ON THE DASH!?!??!?!?!?!?!
    There’s leather on the glove box and steering wheel, but… is this another stupid Lexus pre-production mistake? I guess it is important to point out that the L-select LSh we saw awhile ago also had some interesting hybrid-only pieces missing.

    Dang, with the leather on the glovebox, it’s so obvious that the dash is plastic!
    Also, that weird crease on the leather of the rear center armrest is as disturbing as the creases on the steering wheel’s horn cover.

  2. Btw, thanks for continuing to provide 1680x1050 pictures!

    Would it be okay to provide 1080p in the future if possible? Thank you!

  3. @WorldofLuxury: Interesting point on the leather, I looked up Lexus.jp, where the leather dash is shown on the LS 600h L, and Lexus.com, the same.  There it’s apparent by the seams for the passenger airbag.  So I wonder what’s up with the packaging and maybe the LS 600h in the UK comes without it.  Also neat that the Brembo brakes are not just for the LS Sport but also LSh in Europe; the LS Euro-spec model in previous generations got stronger brakes (equivalent to Touring LS 430).

  4. This guy named Karan Mathur posted some beautiful pictures of his new LS 460 L on his Facebook and shared some with the people on Lexus USA’s Facebook, and I gotta say, the subtle changes are amazing! I don’t know why the pictures on Lexus.com cannot capture the essence (photoshopped perhaps?), but my-oh-my, the subtle changes in the facelift fixed all that that was necessary. The Front really shows who is boss, and the rear is now wider. The LEDs DRL up front looks great and matches the LED brakelights. The chrome bar above the rear license plat is now elegant rather than stubby.

    A few things are missing in a lot of Lexus’ pictures: making the LS look ride, making it look long, making it look strong, and most of all, making it look beautiful because it is…

  5. I love the LS’s interior.. i do like the added wood on the rear air vents and also on the handles above the door…i still don’t know why lexus puts the heating/cool seats knob tucked away…

  6. That Stupid Huge Speedo Interest Me ! Haha

    BTW , LS600hL ... My All Time Favourite ...

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  8. I just noticed that in addition to a lot of the missing pieces of leather, Lexus managed to keep the leather in the most interesting place - under the gauges, around the steering column, and in a virtually hidden place. It’s nice detail, like the beautiful piece of extensive wood accent that can be seen in my LS by opening the CD changer’s door above the glovebox, but it doesn’t help much…

  9. So in the press release, it says where four seats are specified the Rear Entertainment System screen is roof mounted, and where five seats are specified, the screen is console mounted. In the pictures, there are five seats (you can just pick out the middle seat belt), yet the screen is roof mounted as per pre-facelift models. Confusing. Also, I thought being the top model of the entire Lexus range, all LShs would have radar cruise control as standard? Yet it seems in the pictures that that particular LS600hL only has standard cruise control (which I find shocking!!)

  10. @Jose: The pics seem to show a lower-spec LS 600h L, no leather dash either.  The five-seat configuration with RSES is shown on Lexus Japan’s website.

  11. I really do love the look of my lexus .. but I have been waiting since Febuary 2010 for a left hand mirror and to date still no spares.

    The dash board has moved for the third time and Lexus is now awaiting to assist. This is also since Febuary 2010 and the drivers door does not close properly… apart from all that its good and it really does look beatiful!

  12. @Richie: Your LS 600hL dashboard is moving and the door doesn’t shut?

    crying