2018 Lexus LS Teased Before Early 2017 Debut

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Lexus is teasing its new LS flagship sedan which will make its debut at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.

The all-new, fifth-generation LS flagship will be based on the new GA-L platform, which debuted underpinning the new LC 500. The LS will borrow some of its style from the smaller LC and from the LF-FC Concept.

SEE ALSO: Lexus LF-FC Flagship Concept Video, First Look

That concept also used an all-wheel drive fuel-cell powered system which could find its way into production. At launch, the LC will likely offer the same powertrain as the LC 500, a 5.0-liter V8 with 471 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. A conventional hybrid system will is another likely candidate for the car.

Lexus says the LC will have a spacious interior along with new “visionary technology” that will “provide drivers with the luxury experience they expect from a global flagship sedan.”

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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