Lexus LS 460 Touring Edition Announced


Lexus LS 460 Touring Edition

Lexus USA has announced a Touring Edition of the LS 460 — first off, here’s a list of what makes it different than the standard LS:

  • 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels (18-inch on All-Wheel Drive model)
  • Sport kit and grille
  • Sport seats
  • Wood and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob
  • Matte brown wood trim, black and tan leather-trimmed seats and premium floor mats
  • Some photos of the Touring Edition:

    As you can see, the LS Touring Edition borrows heavily from the LS Sport, taking all of its cosmetic appearance but none of its mechanical improvements (i.e. the Brembo brakes, revised suspension, paddle shifters).

    Arriving in dealerships by late June/early July, the 2011 LS Touring Edition will be a limited edition available in both RWD & AWD — pricing for the RWD edition will start at $73,000.

    [Source: Lexus]

    Comments


    • http://twitter.com/CruxFiveTen Crux

      You gotta admit that the front looks so generic, bland, even slightly unattractive. Not something you’d expect from a $60k+ saloon they really need to make the next design outer worldly. 

    • http://twitter.com/CruxFiveTen Crux

      You gotta admit that the front looks so generic, bland, even slightly unattractive. Not something you’d expect from a $60k+ saloon they really need to make the next design outer worldly. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/alex.saldanha Alex ‘Scion Champ’ Saldanha

      I don’t think i’m particularly old fashioned or anything, but the understated elegance the LS 460 portrays is something fantastic. Then again with the release of the concept GS we may see some rather exciting adrenaline infused design in the next few years of Lexus.

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s okay. But Lexus has got to have every single potential model in mind from the start for the next generation LS!

    • Guru

      Have anyone of you ever seen a LS460 in person? It looks so sophisticated, elegant and just pure luxury.. Its design flows perfectly and seems as its made from a single piece of mold.. Its also very seamless and smooth the design.. (You guys do know this kind of design virtually ages very well, it will never get old) Meanwhile things like the new 7 series and EQUUS are already old and ugly.. 

      (And i’m talking about the pre-facelift LS460) the face lifted one has some design Thames that ui do not approve.. 

    • Travis

      Your looking at a picture.   If you were standing next to this car its a handsome and rich looking car far from unattrative. Lexus has understasted luxury… they dont need big flashy rims, gapping holes thruout the body or 10 tailpipes. Judging by the BMW in your pic . .  you wouldnt understand this lifestyle.

    • Travis

      I couldnt agree more. Stand next to a LS you can see how elgant and good looking the car is. Lines so smooth and discrent and flowing. Its not OMFG sexy but its handsome and thats what alot of people like. Its a mature car. This gen Lexus was displayed in 2006… 2006 !! What other car company do you kno design can last that long still look this young and good? Lexus design age the best.

    • Mike DeLorca

      Ver well said……fluid and seemless luxurious lines—-timeless aging agreed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503418383 Jesse James Payette-Steinberg

      All it is missing is sheepskin floors, a-la Rolls Royce.

    • Sunglee

      Yeah very true, the LS460 was introduced in 2006, that’s 5yrs and the LS460 still looks new.. The key answer to that trick is due to L-Finesse design, which with the LS460 is L-finesse is at it’s highest expression..

      The current LS has a sophisticated presence, every single angle, the LS460 looks beautiful.

    • Jay

      Nice! Now if only Lexus could bring out Touring Editions for the ES and RX.

    • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

      I’d say that’s more to do with the rather nondescript photo I used at the top — to really judge a Lexus, you have to see it in person.

    • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

      This is the best part of Lexus’ exterior design — it takes years to fully appreciate. The original LS may look its age now, but it remains a timeless design, still handsome while the other cars in its segment look archaic. 

      Another case in point — I’m now a huge SC 430 fan after years of being rather down on it, it’s like I’ve grown into the design.

    • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

      Lexus Canada actually released a touring edition, but I doubt it’s what you’re picturing: 

      http://media.toyota.ca/pr/tci/en/lexus/the-2011-lexus-es-350-new-touring-190200.aspx

    • Pony

      If the original LS400 is waxed then it still looks modern for today it’s hard to explain how timeless LS400 looks..

    • Sunghomme

      The LS is a rich looking car, it looks nice, here in Australia you almost never see an LS460 but the other day I saw one and man, its not something that you would notice, but man o man once you notice it, you would want one.. Looks very luxurious, elegant and sophisticated at the same time maintaining its serene nature..

      7 series looks like a car made for a thug.. And S-class for a gangster and A8 is for a clueless and bland person..

    • Jo

      I don’t like the colour combination of this wood and leather finish.  It also seems to me that the wood inlay in the gear shift is somewhat different… 

      In my opinion, the exterior design is too heavy on the lower parts making the tyres look too small.

      The current Lexus LS is not made for extra bling bling…It removes the timeless elegance of the ‘standard’ version.

      Just my personal European taste, of course ;-)

    • Anonymous

      The current LS is a handsome car. I also want a little more, but I hope Lexus doesn’t get carried away (which is hard for me to say because I like cars being a sculpted piece of art with lots of details).

    • http://twitter.com/CruxFiveTen Crux

      Not going to disagree with you fellahs… Its already a nice car I’m just
      suggesting it can use more of a differentiating look since it is the
      flagship. Just the front though I know this cause 5 neighbors have this car
      dropped/rims/stock… Its elegant but its bland (#front) #justsaying

    • Guess

      Yeah the SC430 is a real shocking element.. It as if it looks better as it ages :D!!

    • http://www.onlinetraffic.com Online traffic

      Well, looks good! However, I noticed that this LS460 looks like the BMW7
      series. I’m just disappointed why they come-up with the same design of
      other car firms. Lexus should come-up a new cool and attractive designs
      that anyone look for. It would be better if they will think carefully
      before doing anything!.. 

    • http://www.onlinetraffic.com Online traffic

      Well, looks good! However, I noticed that this LS460 looks like the BMW7
      series. I’m just disappointed why they come-up with the same design of
      other car firms. Lexus should come-up a new cool and attractive designs
      that anyone look for. It would be better if they will think carefully
      before doing anything!.. 

    • http://www.tell-n-sell.com/c-RVs-Classifieds-29.aspx Recreational Vehicle Sales

      I don’t think i’m particularly old fashioned or anything, but the
      understated elegance the LS 460 portrays is something fantastic. Then
      again with the release of the concept GS we may see some rather exciting
      adrenaline infused design in the next few years of Lexus.