Lexus ES spy shot
  • Lexus LS spy shot
  • Image Credit: Brian Willians/Spiedbilde
Lexus ES spy shot
  • Lexus LS spy shot
  • Image Credit: Brian Willians/Spiedbilde
Lexus ES spy shot
  • Lexus LS spy shot
  • Image Credit: Brian Willians/Spiedbilde
Lexus ES spy shot with BMW 5 Series following
  • Lexus LS spy shot
  • Image Credit: Brian Willians/Spiedbilde
Lexus ES spy shot with BMW 5 Series following
  • Lexus LS spy shot
  • Image Credit: Brian Willians/Spiedbilde
  • Image Credit: Brian Willians/Spiedbilde
  • Image Credit: Brian Willians/Spiedbilde
  • Image Credit: Brian Willians/Spiedbilde
  • Image Credit: Brian Willians/Spiedbilde
  • Image Credit: Brian Willians/Spiedbilde
UPDATE: Judging by this mule's dash-to-axle ratio, we think it's probably an LS sedan, not an ES as previously identified. The text below has been updated.

Wow. Take a good look at those headlights! As you can see from the images in the gallery above, Lexus is hard at work on the next generation of its luxurious LS sedan. The massive appendages affixed to the front of this mule make us wonder what's going on behind those fake headlights – we'd expect some fancy LED units on the production model. Ditto for the rear, where those equally tacked-on taillights will be replaced with a fancier set with upward-sweeping light bars.

Getting past the crazy eyeballs, it seems that Lexus will continue refining its current styling language with the next LS. There's sure to be a pinched Spindle grille, and a long wheelbase ought to offer plenty of space for four adult-size occupants.

Whereas the IS and larger GS carry the brand's sportier aspirations, going up against the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz, the LS will continue to be aimed at a more relaxed luxury buyer. Interestingly, our spy shooters were quick to point out that Lexus brought along 5 Series and 7 Series sedans to compare with its next LS. In any case, we wouldn't expect any significant changes to excite the enthusiast crowd.

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