2015 Lexus LS | new car review

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2015 Lexus LS
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AEDAED 310,000 - 505,000
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  • 2015 LS
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  • Last modified: December 24, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 70%
  • Interior
    Editor: 85%
  • Quality
    Editor: 85%
  • Features
    Editor: 90%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

The full size premium luxury sedan segment is dominated for the most part by the Germans. However, should you look around, you’ll realize the Japanese know a thing or two about making a premium luxury sedan as well.

Pros

* Quality of materials used is phenomenal.

Cons

* Tweaks can be accommodated, but it's probably time for the LS to get a proper makeover.

Looks

The full-size premium luxury sedan segment is dominated for the most part by the Germans. However, should you look around, you’ll realize the Japanese know a thing or two about making a premium luxury sedan as well. The has received tweak after tweak, year after year, since the introduction of the 4th generation model in 2007. The 2015 model is beautiful and flaunts the trademark spindle grille, a neat hood composed of soft lines and a prominent, protruding bulge in the centre along with L shaped LED’s that integrate into the headlamp and taillamp clusters.

2015 Lexus LS side

Feels

If you’ve sat in the Lexus IS, ES or GS, the interior of the LS is going to be a déjà vu. Nearly everything is in the same place and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because it’s neat and well laid out. But it’s the quality of materials that will have your jaw hit the floor; nearly everything you touch is either leather or wood and leaves very little exposed plastic. With ample amounts of head and leg room for the Royalty riding in the back, along with the option of reclining, heated, cooled and massage seats, the number of people willing to ride shotgun is clearly set to fall drastically.

2015 Lexus LS interior

 Engineering

A distinct feature in most premium vehicles is the analogue clock that adorns the dashboard. The Lexus LS is no different, however, the clock possesses a unique feature that allows it to adjust automatically when crossing time zones. More interestingly, passengers riding in the back of the LS can experience an Ottoman therapeutic pressure massage while watching Blu Ray DVD’s on the 9 inch TV screens placed on the back of the front headrests.

2015 Lexus LS top

What’s on offer?

The 2015 Lexus LS pushes out 386 horsepower and 498 Nm of torque from its 4.6 litre V8 engine to touch 100 km/h in an extremely impressive 5.4 seconds. Hop over into hybrid territory, however, and the 5.0 litre V8 engine directs 438 horsepower and 521 Nm of torque through a CVT transmission to an All Wheel Drive layout.

2015 Lexus LS front

Summing it…

With a price tag ranging from AED 310,000 – AED 505,000, one thing is clear. The Lexus LS is not cheap. But it may just be worth it when you begin to consider the features, drive, comfort and street cred it brings with it.

2015 Lexus LS rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Lexus LS RWD2015 Lexus LS Hybrid
Engine/ Cylinders4.6 litre / V85.0 litre / V8
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
386 hp @ 6,400 RPM438 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
498 Nm @ 4,100 RPM521 Nm @ 4,000 RPM
Tranmission8 speed automaticCVT
DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h5.4 secs5.5 secs
Top speed210 km/h210 km/h
PriceAED 310,000 - 455,000AED 430,000 - 505,000

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    June 5, 2015 at 1:52 am

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