The journey towards a more environmentally responsible and fuel-efficient car has faced numerous challenges throughout the years, including technological limitations. That all seems to change with the Lexus LS 500h. The designers of the LS 500h carefully crafted every single piece of this luxury ride—a hybrid sedan which combines comfort, grace, open-road speed, and efficiency effortlessly.
The LS 500h became the first flagship sedan to celebrate the use of the new hybrid multi-stage powertrain, designed exclusively for high-performance automobiles. It is a full-size hybrid sedan with luxurious seating for 5 passengers. LS 500h comes in a well-appointed, single trim level with some options packages and stand-alone options. Even in the standard model, the LS 500h is built with the comfort and safety and features you'd imagine for this luxury class of the car.
The LS 500h interior includes leather fabrications with delicate stitching, heated front and rear seats, power-adjustable driver seat, among other upgrades. The luxurious package greatly transforms the Lexus LS 500h into an elegant shuttle, offering individual seat climate control setting, butterfly back seat headrests, an extendable footrest, ventilated and heated back seats built with massaging function. The cabin is also adorned with stylized with layered herringbone wood trim and adjustable ambient lighting. The introduction of new textures and materials gives the cabin a significant improvement in comparison to older models. The technology inclusions make the LS 500 a unique model thriving effortlessly in the automobile market.
Engine System and Performance
The latest Lexus LS 500H model substitutes the LS 460 model’s 4.6 L V8 with a twin-turbocharged 3.5 L V6 engine. The replacement boosts the overall performance rather than hurts: The new Lexus LS 500H packs 416 hp as opposed to the old V8’s 386 horsepower. Torque is 442 lb-ft versus 367 lb-ft with the V8 engine. The additional gears and specifications give the LS 500H that expected off-the-line immediacy unique to the Lexus brand.
The powertrain performs very efficiently with the introduction of the Multi-Stage Lexus Hybrid System, which is actually a 4-speed automatic transmission fixed to a CVT which helps to simulate 10-gear ratios. This new addition helps the LS hybrid accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. The LS 500H 4-speed automatic transmission is commendably responsive whether operated with the shift paddle of the steering wheel or by jabbing the accelerator pedal.
Advanced Driving Features
Lexus has raised the bar once again with new safety and driving features. Although rear cross-traffic warning is becoming widespread with vehicles using blind spot warning, the LS 500h adds the less frequent pedestrian protection and rear auto braking. Even more special, the LS 500h provides the same feature for the car’s front with the optional advanced package. With this introduction, the LS 500h warns you of pedestrians or cars coming from either side of an intersection as you’re driving.
With Lexus LS 500h, you can look forward to craftsmanship that is world-class. If luxury and comfort are your primary concern, you won’t go wrong with this model. The Lexus LS 500h comes loaded with pretty much everything you’ll require – from comfort to style, fuel economy to speed – LS 500h has it all! It also comes in a moderate price tag beating its closest competitors like BMW and Audi for affordability. Its handling efficiency will appeal not just to sport-minded drivers, but also to average car driver with a taste for comfort and luxury.