The new Lexus LS is the brand’s flagship, and is trying to stay true to the the original LS, which launched the brand with an obsessive commitment to quality. This latest video reveals the manufacturing process of the steering wheel, and shows the tradition is alive and well.
The 2013 LS is available with an interior trim called “Shimamoku”, meaning “striped wood” in Japanese, and is featured throughout the cabin. The steering wheel uses this wood veneer, in total requiring three contractor companies, 67 processes and 38 days to assemble.
The veneers are layered in a variety of stains so that light dances through the completed wheel.
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