A new driver-centric performance feel comes from building the LS on the company's all-new global architecture for luxury vehicles (GA-L).
This premium rear-wheel-drive platform, an extended version of the one used for the stunning new Lexus LC 500 coupe, will offer a more dynamic experience on the road while further elevating renowned Lexus comfort.
To be offered only as a long-wheelbase model, the 3,125mm wheelbase is 33mm longer than the current LS long-wheelbase model.
Helping to provide the optimum handling balance in the new LS is the latest generation of a chassis control technology known as Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM).
This system implements co-operative control of all vehicle subsystems - braking, steering, powertrain and suspension - to control basic longitudinal, lateral and vertical motion as well as yaw, roll and pitch. Optimal control of these motions helps to enable exceptional ride comfort, enhanced traction and safety and handling agility.
Handling is further enhanced by available features including active stabiliser bars and the Lexus Dynamic Handling (LDH) System with independent front and rear steering.