The fifth generation LS has a dynamic and eye-catching design which combines superb, driver first, performance and agility combined with high levels of comfort. The interior has an excellent level of attention to detail and features advanced technology in both the front and rear of the cabin.
The LS 500h uses the world's first Multi Stage Hybrid system, which combines the powers of a 3.5 Litre V6 petrol engine and an advanced electric motor. This is seamless and outputs power through the Lexus pioneering fourstage shift device, giving an instant response when accelerating to maximise the performance level.
The 10.3" high definition central console comes with Lexus Premium navigation as standard, to operate the console you can either use the touch screen or utilise it's voice commands, so you don't have to be distracted changing screens while you are driving. The heads up display in the LS is the largest in the world at 24 inches and was originally developed for use in jet fighter aircraft. The information such as speed, or navigational directions is projected onto the windscreen in front of the driver in high resolution colour so you can easily read the data, and is projected at a height on the windscreen it doesn't obstruct your vision.
It is not only the front seats who have access to technology in the LS, the rear seats have screens located on the headrest of the front seats, and a multi operational touch pad panel controls the rear multimedia system, climate control and rear blinds. To add further luxury to the LS you can choose to include power relaxation seats that have an ottoman foot rest, and there's are 22 adjustments that can be made to the position of the seat including a Shiatsu massage option.
The exterior of the LS 500h also has clever technology, with a hands free opening boot. This is triggered by a sensor under the bumper which, if you pass your foot over, will automatically open the boot. The door handles are flush against the side of the LS and when you touch them they rise to assist your entry.
The headlights use the Lexus adaptive high beam system, this detects when a vehicle is coming in the other directions, dipping your headlights for you, so that you don't dazzle the other driver if you have forgotten to dip them yourself.
If you would like more information about the level of technology available in the LS 500h or if you would like to know more about how a Hybrid works, contact our teams at Lexus Birmingham, Leeds and Wolverhampton who will be able to answer any of your questions.