Lexus has released a teaser image of the 2013 LS (click for a larger image):
Unlike with the 2013 GS teaser from last year, this image shows no details when adjusted in Photoshop — instead, let’s overlay the smoke on top of the existing LS:
Not to say this is an accurate representation, but there looks to be little difference in the LS side profile.
This brings up an interesting point — looking back on the 2013 ES & 2013 GS press releases, both are clearly referenced as the next-generation model, and the phrase “all-new” is used to describe them. However, that’s not the case with the 2013 LS:
Lexus will hold the World Premiere of the new Lexus LS flagship sedan at a special invitation-only event in San Francisco on Monday, July 30.
The 2013 LS will be available as the LS 460, LS 460 L long wheelbase, LS 600h L hybrid sedan and the all-new LS 460 F SPORT.
“All-new” is only used to describe the LS 460 F SPORT, and there’s no mention that this is the next-generation model. This would suggest that the 2013 LS is not a full model change, but rather an extensive update to the current vehicle — something my crude mockup would appear to back up.
[Source: Lexus Facebook]