• Aug 26, 2009

Leaked 2010 Lexus LS brochure – Click above for high-res image gallery

To say that Lexus designs tend more toward the "evolutionary" than "revolutionary" would be like saying that Rasputin had a bit of a violent streak. Case in point: The new LS sedan, which the Toyota luxury division has apparently updated for next year in typical Lexus style. That is, incrementally different from the model it replaces, with styling tweaks barely visible to the naked eye. At least, not at first glance.

Early images of the redesigned flagship sedan come courtesy of The Lexus Enthusiast, which has managed to get hold of what looks to be a leaked JDM brochure for the vehicle ahead of its official launch. Visible changes made to the LS 460 and the gas-electric LS 600h include new front and rear bumpers and lights, turn signals integrated into the mirror housings, and of course, new wheels.

Inside, the cabin gets a mild refresh as well to integrate a night vision system into the instrument cluster, right in the middle of the speedo. There's also a customization program called L-Select, and the anticipated LS-Sport "Version SZ", characterized as an aggressive take on the luxury yacht with a more assertive aero package, wheels and grille treatment. That's about all we've got for now, but you can check out the scanned brochure in the gallery below.



[Source: The Power Weblog via The Lexus Enthusiast]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      A great cure for insomnia.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A car should reflect the people that buy/drive it...and Lexus and Toyota have mastered the design for the dull conformist masses lined up inside Starbucks and organic stores to pay extra for the privilege. Another success!
        • 5 Years Ago
        um... so? they've been incredibly successful selling to the conformists
        • 5 Years Ago
        Shawn pointed out every person's thought. I have to agree with him though. That is a nomination for COTD.
        JDM Life
        • 5 Years Ago
        It funny to see people who think they know every about everyone just because of what they believe.

        Hilarious
        • 5 Years Ago
        So. What you're saying is.............you've never had a Star Bucks coffee before. 8-b
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks nicer, but I'd take an S-Class or an A8 (or the new XJ) over this any day.
        JDM Life
        • 5 Years Ago
        I like the Jags front but the rear end is disgusting. The S class is nice too.

      • 5 Years Ago
      JDM Life seems to be a great fan of any Lexus.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      How...*yawn* exciting... *yawn* Zzz
        • 5 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        +1

        Toyota is really good at making boring looking cars.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        @JDM - I certainly wouldn't mind being driven around in an LS460l. That's for sure.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A8 is not a boring car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      While I do think the LS is the epitome of boring luxury cars, I like that two-tone interior.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nobody's commenting that there's a guy (or website?) called The Lexus Enthusiast? That's much more surprising than the facelift...
        JDM Life
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yup. Im on that site.


        You should take a look at ClubLexus.com. Many Enthusiast on there also.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Do u want boring car, look Audi A8.
      • 5 Years Ago
      >> To say that Lexus designs tend more toward the "evolutionary" than "revolutionary" would be like saying that Rasputin had a bit of a violent streak.

      A brilliant and witty analogy except for the fact that Rasputin, for all his faults, was not known to be particularly violent. A crackpot and a master manipulator, sure, but not violent.
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      Its look very smooth and elegant.

      Which is what every LS has been.



      Thank good Lexus is not going the oath many others have taken with over thought design and too much cuts and sharp edges.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Regarding Lexus designs, was not the very first Lexus design a carbon copy of the S-Class design?
        • 5 Years Ago
        The original 1989 Lexus LS was indeed criticized for derivative styling, just as the Hyunda Genesis is today, but I certainly wouldn't call it a carbon copy.
        It was, however, an immediate serious competitor to the Germans. Lexus was outselling Benz and BMW by 1991, and BMW sales dropped nearly 30%!
        JDM Life
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nope.

        The very first Lexus beat everything that faced it and sent everyone back to the drawing board.
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