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New Rumors on the Next-Generation Lexus LS

Lexus LS Concept Fuel Cell

Motoring Australia has picked up new rumors on the next-generation Lexus LS from Japanese magazine Best Car:

[The next-gen LS] will also form the basis of the brand’s all-new LC Coupe and goes by the internal name LF-S II-FCV. This signifies the fact Lexus’ new range-topper will be available with fuel cell power, at least in some markets.

The new LS line-up will also feature a 3.5 litre V6 petrol-electric hybrid variant pumping out around 330kW.

Unlike the production Mirai fuel cell car, our sources say the new LS FCV will incorporate all-wheel drive, but whether Lexus will reveal this news at Tokyo is unclear.

The information from Best Car also included the rendering above, which has the LS taking on a very sleek profile while incorporating the front grille of the new LX, the wheels from the new RX, and the fender side vents of the Toyota Mirai.

(Most signs point to the Tokyo Motor Show Lexus concept being a preview of the next-generation LS concept — in three short days, we’ll know for sure.)

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    corradoMR2
  • October 25, 2015
The top of the grille of the rendering vs the tokyo teaser do not line up and are different in shape. Not sure about the Lincoln Contintal-style side/rear profile, but it looks very imposing, befitting of a flagship! A few more days...!!!
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    Joaquin Ruhi
  • October 25, 2015
I'm a bit skeptical that the LF-S II-FCV moniker suggested by Best Car will actually appear on the concept. The original LF-S concept (unveiled 12 years ago) was actually a predictor for the 3rd-gen GS, not the LS. This was followed 2 years later by the LF-Sh, which did predict the styling of the current (4th-gen) LS. The LF-Sh's 2005 Tokyo Motor Show debut was followed in early 2006 by the Detroit Auto Show debut of the production 4th-gen LS. Will history repeat a decade later?
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    Lexus Cohen
  • October 25, 2015
I really hope the new LS doesn't disappoint in the design department, I really don't want to opt for the S class.
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    Sander
  • October 26, 2015
https://lexusenthusiast.com/forums/threads/is-this-what-the-next-generation-ls-would-look-like.1134/
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    Ray99
  • October 26, 2015
My heart pump fast when I see the rendering. Can't wait to see the interior. Lexus can't afford making a single mistake in this flagship. When I see LS is all about perfection. The same can't be said for S class or any other direct competitors.
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    carnut
  • October 26, 2015
I am not too concerned about the interior because it will have the BEST interior of any car at any price. But I hope the exterior is not what we see here. For me it is too angular for the most luxurious, flagship and the most important car in the Lexus line up. Hope we will see something in Japan and will nor be disappointed.
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    Rockville
  • October 26, 2015
I don't believe this rendering is consistent with previous renderings which had much less sheet metal folds than this effort. It does capture a lot of the other current models however. It is exciting to see Lexus invent the future without fear of being too avant garde. Just a few more days of anticipation. The three tier diamond headlight signature is already teased.
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    Lexus Cohen
  • October 27, 2015
New spy shots for the upcoming LC. http://www.leftlanenews.com/spied-lexus-lf-lc-90072.html
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LF-LC at Tokyo M.S. LS probably is not coming anytime within this decade.
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    VooDooXT
  • October 27, 2015
Hey Guys ! Take a look at this http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1050397_2018-lexus-lc-spy-shots

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