Lexus has announced the automaker will show off its new 2013 LS line in San Francisco on July 30. The shindig will be an invitation-only event, thought the premium automaker isn't serving up too many details beyond the locale and the date. The LS family will eventually be available in a total of four variants, including a racier-looking F Sport model. We're also holding out hope that eventually the much fussed-over LS TMG Edition we've seen racing around the Nürburgring recently will make the scene. Lexus has kept a pretty tight lid on what we can expect from the next-generation LS, though odds are designers will apply the company's new spindle grille to vehicle's fascia.

New headlights with LED daytime running light accents and metal elements will also likely show up. As you may recall, Lexus let slip a glimpse of what could have been the 2013 LS during a presentation back in March. Beyond that, don't be surprised to see the usual battery of improvements in fuel efficiency, power and toys. Take a look at the skimpy press release below.
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Lexus to Unveil New LS Flagship Sedan

TORRANCE, Calif., July 9, 2012 – Lexus will hold the World Premiere of the new Lexus LS flagship sedan at a special invitation-only event in San Francisco on Monday, July 30.

The 2013 LS will be available as the LS 460, LS 460 L long wheelbase, LS 600h L hybrid sedan and the all-new LS 460 F SPORT.

More information about the new LS will be available at 8:30 p.m. PDT on July 30, following a live webcast of the reveal on Lexus.com and facebook.com/lexus.


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      adam1keith1980
      • 2 Years Ago
      The current version ages very well.
        AP1_S2K
        • 2 Years Ago
        @adam1keith1980
        agreed...slightly boring and vanilla, but it's overall a good design.
      derekwilkinson
      • 2 Years Ago
      Boring car for boring people.
        USCGTO
        • 2 Years Ago
        @derekwilkinson
        You might call it "boring car for boring people" and I mate hate Lexus for all its products, but the bottom line remains the same: Lexus manages to offer a S class competitor at 30 grand less. The LS is a great car GT car. Much better than the S class or the long wheel base 7 series in eating highway miles. The offerings from germany are sporty and have a suspension setting which boring people might find too firm.
      sammyramzy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not to be funny but this looks like a bigger Corolla.
      telm12345
      • 2 Years Ago
      Perfect car for 90% of the population. It won't take your breath away in design, but won't take your breath away in repairs either. Yes, they all have warranties, but for many people who drive these its about not having the inconvenience.
        Connor Murphy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @telm12345
        People forget that Lexus has never been about being a flashy brand that screams "I'm a luxury car" as you drive by. They're about making the most comfortable, reliable cars possible.
      Hi There Paul
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yawn
        SteveM
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hi There Paul
        ZZZzzzzzzzzzzz snore snore ZZzZZzzzzzzzz
      DarkKnight67
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wait, haven't we seen it already - it looks like a BMW/Mercedes/Audi/Cadillac - um, you name it.
      Brent Worrell
      • 2 Years Ago
      Damn a New LS already? I'm not tired of the current one yet. its such a great car.
        theblackemblem
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brent Worrell
        It came out in around 2005, so its about time we give it a redesign.
          I. Nwosu
          • 2 Years Ago
          @theblackemblem
          Yeah, it was first leaked in late August 2005, officially premiered in January of 2006, later going on sale that October.
          Connor Murphy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @theblackemblem
          This body style started as a 2007 model.
      nsxrules
      • 2 Years Ago
      Given how much nicer the new GS and ES aew than the cars they replaced I bet the new LS will be quite nice. Especially considering than the current LS is a fantastic car (if a bit boring) already. I spent 2 weeks behind the wheel of an LS460L last year and was very impressed by it.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think it will be a great car. I was skeptical of the new spindle grille but it has grown on me and looks good now. The new ES and GS are great so my guess is this will be a pretty exceptional car.
        Connor Murphy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        I'm curious as to what they're going to do with it now that the new ES will have 4.1" of additional rear legroom. At that point they're almost the same in size and have a similar ride. The new LS is going to have to do something amazing.
      TangoR34
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let me guess. Johnny Ng is going to jizz all over this after trash talking about an ES in an Aston Martin post.
        Justin Campanale
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TangoR34
        Along with desinerd1 and A P. Seriously, why do all the European car haters always hang out in Lexus threads?
          NightFlight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          Don't forget miketim1. He's our resident Toyota fanboy.
          Justin Campanale
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          I think he may have lost his crown to BlackDynamite
          Tina Dang
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          Funny you are quick to call someone a hater Justin..... I can almost guarantee to see you spewing off in a Benz thread about how Audi or BMW makes superior cars... what a hypocrite
        Johnny Ng
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TangoR34
        The LS is a car to get excited about. This is the best car ever made and its quality record speaks for itself. If you are not excited about a Lexus LS then you are not a car fan pure and simple. I appreciate cars. GOOD CARS. So that means I don't appreciate BMWs or Audis, Volvos and other German cars because they are not good. Very simple.
          ZenDriver
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Johnny Ng
          Just the facts. Read this: http://www.autoblog.com/2012/06/29/lexus-adding-over-150-000-rx-crossovers-to-pedal-entrapment-reca/ "Lighten up, Francis."
      Andrew Zotos Breslin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why did I used to love lexus?
      Johnny Ng
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am wondering why they are even planning on replacing it. The current LS might be one of the oldest cars in its class but it has always remained the benchmark and still has not been toppled. Theoretically the current LS can continue to be produced for two more generations and it still won't be trumped. That's how good the LS is. But if Lexus wants to replace it and make it even better than it already is then by all means please do.
        SatinSheetMetal
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Johnny Ng
        Your head is so far up Lexus' ass you think Scion's **** smells good.
          Johnny Ng
          • 2 Years Ago
          @SatinSheetMetal
          I'm a realist. And this car is a champ.
        carfan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Johnny Ng
        I personally think this is an even more boring, outdated and yawn inducing car than the Camry. But I respect your opinion that's why I think your only an idiot!
          Connor Murphy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @carfan
          An idiot would be someone who compares an LS to a Camry. Obvious sign you've never driven one.
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