Lexus LS 460

Introduced at the 2006 North American International Auto Show, the redesigned 2007 LS 460 is the first Lexus model obtainable in both standard and long wheelbase versions. The LS 460 uses the standard 116.9 inch wheelbase, while the LS 460 L features a stretched 121.7 inch wheelbase. Based on the LF-Sh concept vehicle and using an all-new platform, the LS 460 and LS 460 L feature a new 4.6 L V8 producing 380 hp. The new LS also includes the world's first 8-speed automatic transmission. Further, the car's complex electronic and safety systems were shown in further detail at the Geneva Motor Show in February 2006, while an all-wheel drive hybrid version, the LS 600h L, made its debut at the New York Auto Show in April 2006. Hopefully for drivers and for the Earth, the Hybrid will be a great success. A standard wheelbase hybrid model, the LS 600h, will be available in Japan and Europe, and the all-wheel drive versions of the non-hybrid LS 460 are also expected. Lexus respectably refers to the multiple variants of the 2007 LS design as the new LS Series. The LS Series is the first generation of the LS to receive the styling cues of Lexus' new design direction, L-finesse. Hallmarks of this design include sweeping lines, a grille set slightly below the level of the headlamps and a sleek overall profile. Further details of the design include headlamps inspired by Baccarat crystal and chrome exhaust vents integrated into the rear bumper. The Lexus LS 460 is a full-size luxury sedan that serves as the flagship of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. The LS is recognized as having one of the quietest automobile cabins in the world and is taken as one of the most reliable vehicles ever built. Since Lexus' debut in 1989, four generations of the V8-powered, rear wheel drive Lexus LS have been produced.