JapanLexus LS: Fifth Generation

2020 Lexus LS Flagship Gets Minor Update

Lexus LS 2020 Improvements

The fifth-generation Lexus LS sedan is getting a minor update, according to a press release out of Japan.

First off, the rear-wheel drive LS will adopt the same shock absorbers as the all-wheel drive version, expanding the variable damping force range and reducing friction. Along with adjustments to the run-flat tires and the AVS tuning, the LS should see improved ride quality and quietness.

For LS models with the Executive rear seat package, rear foot space has been increased and the infotainment controls have been revised. Lastly, the hybrid LS 500h will see more battery assistance during acceleration.

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The fifth-generation Lexus LS sedan is getting a minor update, according to a press release out of Japan.
First off, the rear-wheel drive LS will adopt the same shock absorbers as the all-wheel drive version, expanding the variable damping force range and reducing friction. Along with adjustments to the run-flat tires and the AVS tuning, the LS should see improved ride quality and quietness.
For LS models with the Executive rear seat package, rear foot space has been increased and the infotainment controls have been revised. Lastly, the hybrid LS 500h will see more battery assistance during acceleration.
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Good changes, they definitely have heard what people don't like about the car.
I feel sad though because I just bought my 2019 model. They must hear the continuous negative reviews about their infotainment system which is the worst in my opinion and put it the very top priority. But this is a good indication that they are listening at least..
 

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I honestly don't think the infotainment is as bad as people complain about. The major pain point is the touchpad. I feel that if it was a touchscreen the current software would be fine bordering on great.
 
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i just saw the US press release but it didn’t mention any of the changes in the Japanese press release. I hope we get the improvements too!
 

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2020 LS500 what’s new
 

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No confirmation about the 2020 LS/LC with AA. I’m willing to bet it’ll be a dealer add-on option later. Same with the 2020 GX
For some reason I have a hard time believing the last bit on the GX. The hardware on the GX is too old
 
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2020 LS500 what’s new
Always wanted to see a white/black interior like this in the LS. I'm stunned. It is beautiful....

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Why is no one talking about this ? Facelift for next year and new engines ?
 

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Why is no one talking about this ? Facelift for next year and new engines ?
Interesting! I'm using machine translation, so add some grains of salt, but it says there will be a new turbo 4 hybrid for the low end, and a 600h on the high end with a 5-liter V8 (presumably the LC's in some detuned form) as part of a hybrid system.
 

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Interesting! I'm using machine translation, so add some grains of salt, but it says there will be a new turbo 4 hybrid for the low end, and a 600h on the high end with a 5-liter V8 (presumably the LC's in some detuned form) as part of a hybrid system.
The way I understood the Google Translation, the August 2021 (2022 model year) midlife refresh for the 5th-gen Lexus LS will not only bring a new turbo 4 hybrid for the low end but mark the return of the LS 600h with what appears to be the 5-liter 2UR-FSE V8 hybrid powertrain from the 4th-gen LS 600h and the latest (3rd-gen) Toyota Century.
 
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