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Video: Driving the 2018 Lexus LS in Japan

Lexus LS 500 Driving Movie

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 & LS 500h are now on sale in Japan, and that means it’s time for a fun driving movie featuring a very nice pair of moccasins and a midnight showdown between car and driver:

(You can see the LS in detail over at the Lexus Japan website — there’s a bunch of new images and a configurator if you’re looking to spec out your next car.)

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I can literally stare at that interior all day - so gorgeous!
@krew did you notice info how back headrests/seats fold when you are reversing to give you better view through back window? Is that in US spec model too?
It has to hurt that Cadillac was there way back in 2016. Lexus should be first with these innovations, not following.
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Moccasins and midnight duels.
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At the Detriot auto show, the LS 500 on display had the rear view camera in the mirror. The trunk lid had two cameras. One for back up and one for the mirror.
spwolf
@krew did you notice info how back headrests/seats fold when you are reversing to give you better view through back window? Is that in US spec model too?
I didn't notice this -- let me find out for you.
krew
I didn't notice this -- let me find out for you.
  • In addition to a hands-free power trunk lid*11, which allows the trunk to be opened and closed even when both of the user's hands are occupied by slipping a foot underneath the rear bumper and withdrawing it, for added convenience, a shift-lever-operated, rear seat automatic reclining (rearward visibility) function*13 allows the driver to keep the eyes on the road while reclining the rear seats to expand rearward vision when the rear seats are not occupied.
translation seems rough, but seems like thats what it is. When you put it in reverse, it should recline the seats.
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I wonder how freely one will be able to combine interior colours with trim an decors. I’ve only seen the cut glass and pleated door panels with black/burgundy and all black. The all black was at the press event in Northern California and on the Japanese website that doesn’t seem to be available.
The strange thing is that the day comes when we said that the LS has the most dynamic car in its class
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All those wood, trim, color options for Japan are amazing! Too bad they won't all be available for the North American market.
Lasse J. Nordvik
I wonder how freely one will be able to combine interior colours with trim and decors. I’ve only seen the cut glass and pleated door panels with black/burgundy and all black. The all black was at the press event in Northern California but on the Japanese website that doesn’t seem to be available.
North America will only offer the black pleated interior, not the red version. I guess Japan went with the opposite.
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krew
North America will only offer the black pleated interior, not the red version. I guess Japan went with the opposite.
If I were in a position to buy this car I’d love to have the pleated door panels and the cut glass with one the brown-ish colour schemes,but if I had to choose I’d go with pleats and cut glass with whichever colour available. I just love the originality and the very “Japanese-ness” of it! ❤️
Lasse J. Nordvik
If I were in a position to buy this car I’d love to have the pleated door panels and the cut glass with one the brown-ish colour schemes,but if I had to choose I’d go with pleats and cut glass with whichever colour available. I just love the originality and the very “Japanese-ness” of it! ❤️
I've loved the pleats and cut glass since I first saw them. They're very literally something the Germans can't give you, because Germany doesn't have those particular artisanal traditions.

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