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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]

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This facelift is quite big though ! I really like the taillights!
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    Mr. Obvious
  • July 27, 2012
Whats the red car above it and why are they trying to hide it?
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      BlackDynamiteNY
    • July 27, 2012
    That is the Toyota Venza BD
    Clearly it's a Venza. So glad my parents got one. I so love that car. Drives really differently from other Toyota cars, too.
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      Ydoodo
    • July 27, 2012
    Did they get the beast V6 ??
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    BlackDynamiteNY
  • July 27, 2012
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..... BD
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      LexusLVR
    • July 28, 2012
     "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.
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    Cant stop loving Lexus
  • July 27, 2012
The red car above is Toyota Venza.... looks like a facelift too....
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      tinhinnh
    • July 27, 2012
     The facelifted Venza is already on Toyota's website, these must be older pics....
    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.
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      *face palm*
    • July 28, 2012
     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.
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    :/
  • July 27, 2012
wonder why Lexus wont put led signal lights??? :/ imo it gives a stronger sense of presence.
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      BOSS
    • July 27, 2012
     I think red turn signals make the lights boring, and amber is much easier to distinguish from the tail and brake lights.
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      F1
    • July 28, 2012
    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
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    Someone
  • July 27, 2012
Lol bobadream! I used to check on that site regularly.
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    Walterdwilliams
  • July 27, 2012
I believe I am seeing a new downward turning crease above the rear wheel well.
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    Stan
  • July 27, 2012
Full ofiicial pics! http://www.clublexus.com/forums/7385109-post420.html
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      F1
    • July 27, 2012
    THAT's SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      BlackDynamiteNY
    • July 27, 2012
    Love the picture 2nd from the bottom..... Welcome to EPIC! BD
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      Mike DeLorca
    • July 27, 2012
    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
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      ff.Victa
    • July 28, 2012
    Thanks Stan, very nice pic's. The care looks very, very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Diessel_xp
  • July 27, 2012
WOWWW...Did you see the big screen on the dash?is hugeee...
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      BlackDynamiteNY
    • July 27, 2012
    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...... BD
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      Diessel_xp
    • July 27, 2012
    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.
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    Love the rear now!
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    DillonD
  • July 27, 2012
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. 
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    Nyc_rg
  • July 27, 2012
Looks very hot!!!
This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Can't wait to see it posted on MotorTrend, so all the trolls on their can wallow in envy.
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      Mike DeLorca
    • July 27, 2012
    A  stunning new vehicle and will sell very very well.....in looking at the 2013 S class this car will outshine the competion by leaps and bounds.....
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  • July 27, 2012
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
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    BlackDynamiteNY
  • July 27, 2012
I've seen the next S-Class rendered.  It looks old and gay...... BD
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    Travis
  • July 28, 2012
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 
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    Chris
  • July 28, 2012
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
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      BlackDynamiteNY
    • July 28, 2012
    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..... BD
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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.
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    ff-Victa
  • July 28, 2012
Lexus forum Netherlands placed some more pictures of the LS460 F-Sport. See www.lexusforum.nl 
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      BlackDynamiteNY
    • July 28, 2012
    The top picture is the most Boss BD
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  • July 28, 2012
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

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