With so much information to digest from Lexus’ recent electrification announcement, analyzing all of the images and details has understandably taken time. Some of the images showed Toyota vehicles, some Lexus vehicles, and some both. In one of the full lineup photos, a sedan appeared that was not present in any of the other photos, and it certainly looks like an LS. Let’s take a closer look:
Check out the sedan, second from left, on the second row:
The sedan is certainly too large to be an IS and while some may question whether or not it could be an ES, Lexus midsize sedan seems to be teased in another image:
Back row, far right:
This leaves only the LS, and while one image doesn’t tell us much, we can see a shape that seems like an evolution of the current fifth-generation car that debuted for the 2018 model year. In fact, this vehicle seems to recall design elements of both the Lexus LS-FC and LS+ Concepts as seen below:
Earlier this year, Lexus National Dealer Advisory Council chairman John Iacono made the following comment to Automotive News:
“Not too many people really understand where we’re going with the LS, which will be a true benchmark for the brand.”
The remark was in the context of many others about a shifting marketplace that favors CUVs as well as changing buyer demographics, but after an announcement about Lexus’ electric future and this mysterious flagship-looking sedan, one thing seems clear: The sixth-generation LS seems set once again to truly chart the future of Lexus as the brand’s flagship forerunner. We can’t wait.