More 2013 Lexus LS Spy Photos

Just hours after a LS F SPORT photo was released by Lexus, the standard 2013 LS has surfaced on a South Korean message board Bobaedream in what can only be described as a strange situation:

2013 Lexus LS Truck 1

2013 Lexus LS Truck 2

2013 Lexus LS Truck 3

2013 Lexus LS Truck 4

(Note: I believe the red car is a Toyota Venza).

These first real-life photos of the 2013 LS give us a much better idea of the exterior changes — overall, the design looks sharp and modern, and there’s even a hint of the new interior, though all attempts to enhance the images revealed nothing.

Now considering the full LS F SPORT has already been revealed, it’s a question of how the standard LS will compare — blue tape covers up most of the details, but it is possible to zoom in a little:

2013 Lexus LS Standard Front

As to be expected, the mesh of the F SPORT has been replaced with a more conservative slated design. Beyond the reworked front & rear bumpers, the only other obvious difference between the standard & F SPORT editions is the wheel design — anything else I missed?

[Source: Bobaedream Via: Carscoop]


  • Yong Thian Ding

    This facelift is quite big though ! I really like the taillights!

  • Mr. Obvious

    Whats the red car above it and why are they trying to hide it?

    • BlackDynamiteNY

      That is the Toyota Venza

    • ✈ Riley Freeman™

      Clearly it’s a Venza. So glad my parents got one. I so love that car. Drives really differently from other Toyota cars, too.

      • Ydoodo

        Did they get the beast V6 ??

  • BlackDynamiteNY

    The current car is a great looking car, so an evolutionary change is the right move, IMO.

    Compared to the S-Class, the current S-Class doesn’t impress me, and the new one doesn’t impress me either.  The Lexus LS is the best looking car in the class now, and going forward, until I see different.

    This is not the 2006 LS430…..

    • LexusLVR

       “Compared to the S-Class, the current S-Class doesn’t impress me, and the new one doesn’t impress me either.”

      Again, why are you talking about the upcoming S class and how “it doesn’t impress you”? That’s unfair since the new S class isn’t out yet. All we have are spy shots.

      Furthermore, drive the two cars (the 2013 LS and S class) side by side for an entire week, then come back and talk about being impressed or not. Judging cars based on spy shots or press photos isn’t helping anyone.

  • Cant stop loving Lexus

    The red car above is Toyota Venza…. looks like a facelift too….

    • tinhinnh

       The facelifted Venza is already on Toyota’s website, these must be older pics….

      • ✈ Riley Freeman™

        No, this is the facelift Venza. You can clearly see the single-slatted new grille on the red Venza, which is a feature on the refreshed model.

      • *face palm*

         That’s. what. I said. The red car is a facelifted Venza! I don’t know why they taped it all up, everybody knows what it look like.

  • :/

    wonder why Lexus wont put led signal lights??? :/ imo it gives a stronger sense of presence.

    • BOSS

       I think red turn signals make the lights boring, and amber is much easier to distinguish from the tail and brake lights.

    • F1

      God I hate LED turn signal lights! They’re a hazard as the way they flash on & off is very artificial.. And aren’t as noticeable as the normal lights

  • Someone

    Lol bobadream! I used to check on that site regularly.

  • Walterdwilliams

    I believe I am seeing a new downward turning crease above the rear wheel well.

  • Stan
    • F1

      THAT’s SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • BlackDynamiteNY

        Love the picture 2nd from the bottom…..

        Welcome to EPIC!

    • Mike DeLorca

      Thank you Stan—–these are breathtaking—–this car will have waiting lists….will blow all German attempts out of the water……love every single class act that LEXUS has achieved….Thank you Akio !  you can see his influence here

    • ff.Victa

      Thanks Stan, very nice pic’s.
      The care looks very, very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Diessel_xp

    WOWWW…Did you see the big screen on the dash?is hugeee…

    • BlackDynamiteNY

      That’s gotta be bigger than the GS, but not as big as the Tesla S

      And bigger than the new S-Class, which looks dinky……

      • Diessel_xp

        Yea you right BD,did you notice the rear have a shape like spindle grill in the truck and the rear bumper?
        Oh btw the LS interior i can see too the analog clock under the screen that mean all new interior ;)
        Blind spot monitor too in the side mirrors.

    • WorldofLuxury

      Love the rear now!

  • DillonD

    Krew, Look carefully at the 3rd picture. You can see a redesign dash. Looks nice!!! I also like what they did with the foglights area. They are just shoved on there like they are with the ES and RX. 

  • Nyc_rg

    Looks very hot!!!

  • ✈ Riley Freeman™

    This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Can’t wait to see it posted on MotorTrend, so all the trolls on their can wallow in envy.

    • Mike DeLorca

      A  stunning new vehicle and will sell very very well… looking at the 2013 S class this car will outshine the competion by leaps and bounds…..

  • :/

    not really feeling the back the back bumper sticks out a bit too much imo and the lights remind me of some toyota from somewhere

  • BlackDynamiteNY

    I’ve seen the next S-Class rendered.  It looks old and gay……

    • Мохамед Ибрагимов

      totally agree with you

  • Travis

    Looking big body and smooth ! I like !

    What I find funny is that they use green tape to cover up parts of the car that doesnt really help hide the car… the grill is a dead give away to what kind of car it is lol at least cover that up.

    So smooth and elegant. Wonderful. I cant wait till we get the list of new things/updates this car has to offer 

  • Chris

    Ok, very nice. Wasnt sure after the first pics.
    Lets see what the interior and tech upgrades are.
    I am hoping to see some weight reduction perhaps even stiffer chassis.
    Reworked engine on the 460, a power bump in the F-sport would be nice
    Atkinson cycle hybrid? The 600h needs to lose a lot of weight…
    Only a few days…..and we’ll aal now

    • BlackDynamiteNY

      The only rumor that has had any life to it is the car will go on a diet.

      I expect 100-500 weight loss, depending on the model.  The hybrid needs the most gym work…..

  • Peter Robosa

    Wow, I guess these are the same vehicles I saw when I was at the Korean proving grounds last weekend being prepped for testing.  That is the Venza and the new LS.

  • ff-Victa

    Lexus forum Netherlands placed some more pictures of the LS460 F-Sport.

    • BlackDynamiteNY

      The top picture is the most Boss

  • krew

    Hello everyone,

    After seeing the newly discovered photos of the LS last night on Club Lexus, I want explain why I will not be posting them right away.

    As I mentioned a couple days ago, I have been invited to the LS debut in San Francisco by Lexus. Part of that invitation was an agreement that I would not publish any official information until Monday at 8:30 PT. 

    These new LS photos were discovered on the Lexus press website by a very crafty fellow, and while I’m very excited by what I’ve seen, publishing them would go against the agreement I have with Lexus.

    I will not delete the link to the photos above, and will not remove the photos that have been posted already, but I will delete any newly uploaded images.

    Thank you for your understanding,

    Kevin Watts
    Editor, Lexus Enthusiast