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Lexus has aimed its 2011 LS 460 Touring Edition at a less frumpy crowd, giving the ride new 19-inch wheels and a sportier body kit. The Touring Edition goes on sale later this month with a sticker price of $73,000 before destination charges.

To keep things looking fresh, Lexus is adding a special mica paint job to the limited-production sedan. The Touring Edition package also features sport seats, matte-finish wood paneling and black leather upholstery with saddle leather accents.

Lexus says this thing will be built in limited numbers, but doesn't say how limited. Want one? Get in line now. Catch the full press release after the jump.
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Limited Units Will Be Produced
Features Sport Body Kit
Sport Seats, Wood and Leather Steering Wheel


TORRANCE, Calif. (June 17, 2011) – Lexus today announced the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $73,000 for the 2011 LS 460 Touring Edition (rear wheel drive model) which will arrive at dealerships in late June/early July. The MSRP does not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $875.

"The Touring Edition adds excitement to our flagship sedan," said Mark Templin, Lexus Division group vice president and general manager. "The package on this car enhances styling and comfort, allowing us to attract younger buyers to the LS line-up."

The 2011 LS 460 Touring Edition will be available on both the LS 460 Rear Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive models. It will be distinguished from other LS models by a Smoky Granite Mica exterior, and following equipment:

19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels (18-inch on All-Wheel Drive model):
Sport kit and grille;
Sport seats;
Wood and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob;

Other Touring Edition standard features include matte brown wood trim, black and saddle leather-trimmed seats and premium floor mats.

"The LS 460 Touring Edition is a unique package of sporty exterior styling and comfort. With limited units available nationwide they'll sell out fast to customers who want an all-inclusive luxury package," said Templin.


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      cpmanx
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm sure that this version is, like all the other LSs out there, extremely quiet and plush and well-assembled. I'm sure the dealers take excellent care of their buyers. But remember when M-B and Mercedes were sweating bullets because of the Lexus onslaught? Remember when Lexus seemed poised to match its German competitors not just in refinement but in prestige and overall mechanical excellence? Remember the initial concept of the LS: 7-series size and quality for 5-series money? In that context, it is kind of shocking to look at this car and see how far Toyota has slipped behind. Whatever you think of the current M-B and BMW styling themes (and I have decidedly mixed feelings), the cars from those companies evince clear design passion and a restless quest to be the next big thing. This Lexus has the sleepy feeling of a car that has found its niche and is now content to waste away there. The Acrua RL has that same feeling. So does the Town Car and the DTS. Look at how well those other cars are doing. Lexus has some serious repair work to do.
        Italiaspeed
        • 3 Years Ago
        @cpmanx
        I think they need to make some cars with more refinement and sport, to get away from the "Luxuried out Toyota" stigma. The ISF is just not enough, they aren't true drivers cars, and considering Toyota isn't seeming to keep in line with any enthusiast circles very much (ISF, FT-86, Scion?). Toyota in itself was fine as it's simple brand, with econo-boxes, they gave up on the sportscar (although I do hope the FT-86 success) but lexus should of been their sport, or at least luxury sport division. Sadly many of these cars have beefier engines, and nice amenities but are not very fun to drive. If they want to compete with the likes of the "ultimate driving machine" they need to get more track time, and get some manual options.
          miketim1
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Italiaspeed
          The ISF isnt a true drivers car ? wait what ???
          miketim1
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Italiaspeed
          You DO kno that the 2011 ISF match the M3 lap time on car and driver.... did you ? The ISF is just 3 years old and it ables to track with the M3.. it beats the c63 and RS4 and S4 and matched the M3 time.. I love how people just talk for the hell of talk sake.
      Susan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great, a touring, a performance wagon! Oops, not a real touring, just a fancy name on a big plush sedan.
      from401
      • 3 Years Ago
      Doesn't touring usually mean 5 door wagon these days? I wish auto makers could get consistant with the naming....not to mention 4 door coupes...
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
        Jac Zobel de Ayala
        • 3 Years Ago
        Still better than a tarted up Yukon, though.
        TF110
        • 3 Years Ago
        The Avalon is based on a different chassis first of all, is FWD, does NOT have a V8, is NOT THE QUIETEST car on the road, does not have the prestige of the Lexus badge, and is nowhere near comparable to the overall luxury the LS offers. Try again though.
      stclair5211
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Attract younger buyers." What planet is he on? Planet Obama??? This economy is so screwed and Obama has done NOTHING who exactly is buying a 70k+ sedan? And why would you when the economy is about to go into hyperinflation mode or a great depression?
        Justin Campanale
        • 3 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
        And I bet that Sarah Palin would have done MUCH better, right? (sarcasm)
          caddy-v
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          Sarah Palin did'nt run for president. Liberalism. It's a mental disorder.
        Carlos Oliveros
        • 3 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
        Please leave politics out of this. Go to Foxnews.com or whatever website you prefer for that purpose. Thank you.
        hey dude7
        • 3 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
        STFU with politics, so,...no one cares what you have to say at home hah, so you decided to vomit here...?..
      :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow....... that is one fat Camry. Snooooooooozzzzzzzzz
      EverythingBagel
      • 3 Years Ago
      C'mon guys, the LS is a handsome car, just rather understated. That's what I tend to like about Lexus designs. To me, this LS looks like a tailored suit, and that's not something that can be said about the current S-Class or even the 7 series. Having said that, they may go off the deep end with the next LS using the new design language that debuted with the LS-Gh. We'll see if Lexus is able to strike a fine balance between edgy and cleanliness.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EverythingBagel
        [blocked]
        caddy-v
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EverythingBagel
        More like a leasure suit.
      Vlad Popescu
      • 3 Years Ago
      my kindle has a nicer interior than that.
      mahalo5000
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey Autoblog.....are these articles, in fact, paid ads? Sure seems that way.
      Hampton
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a Camry
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Handsome and simple. I Like.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        Oh gee, a positive comment towards a Lexus from miketim. Who knew?/sarcasm
      Svartorn
      • 3 Years Ago
      73-fuckin'-thousand for that snoozemobile. I can't imagine being such a boring human being.
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