Lexus LS350 Trademark in Japan Hints at V6 Model

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lexus ls350 trademark in japan hints at v6 model

The next-generation Lexus flagship sedan could be offered with a V6 engine.

A recent Lexus LS350 trademark suggests that the Japanese automaker will offer an entry-level model equipped with a V6 engine for the next-generation model. It would mark the first time the luxury sedan is equipped with a V6 engine, which will likely be the 3.5-liter powerplant used in various other models including the ES, RC and IS.

The next-generation Lexus LS was previewed by the LF-FC Concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show and the production model is rumored to bow at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show in January.

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Along with the entry-level V6 engine, expect the V8 to carry over with minor changes as well as a hybrid variant, just like the current offering. A hydrogen fuel cell version could also be in the lineup, especially since the LF-FC Concept featured a fuel cell system that sent power to both the rear wheels and torque to the front electric motors, making it all-wheel drive.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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