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Lexus exploring PHEV, full EV and fuel cell versions of LS flagship

Alternative powertrains are ‘all on the table’

After four years of rumors about a Lexus LS powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, the chief engineer of the flagship sedan says the carmaker's working on even more options. Toshio Asahi told Australia's GoAuto that three alternative powertrains — plug-in hybrid, full electric, and hydrogen — are "all on the table" for consideration. Asahi wouldn't give any timeframes, but whenever they arrive, additional drive options would fill out the LS range to better contend with the Germans

Toyota will bring Lexus-based Platform 3.0 autonomous vehicle to CES

It's an advanced, design-forward autonomous vehicle that isn't half-bad looking.

It's a design-forward autonomous vehicle that isn't half-bad looking.

Lexus LS+ Concept previews automated driving technology for 2020

Lexus' "Highway Teammate" tech takes over from entrance ramp to exit ramp.

The LS+ also shows of the direction of Lexus design.

2018 Lexus LS 500 is getting an F Sport variant

Without that F Sport badge, it looks like a standard LS 500.

The new 2018 Lexus LS 500h hybrid V6 makes V8 power

Only a few horsepower shy of the V8-powered LS 460.

Still no word on fuel economy, but expect significant improvements.

Toyota reveals latest autonomous tech test bed

Lexus LS 600 shows off the company's capabilties.

Toyota moves forward in the self-driving space.

Lexus rounds out the LS line with 500h hybrid

If you want to catch the 2018 LS 500h, head out to Geneva.

2018 Lexus LS has a livelier look and new twin-turbo V6

Not exactly what we hoped for, but still pretty good.

We'll see the next Lexus LS debut in Detroit this January

The new LS will share a chassis, and possibly more, with the gorgeous LC coupe.

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The revolutionary Bose suspension that could have been

Bose does audio, but it also toyed with an adaptive suspension system that could have been a game-changer – if only it weren't so heavy and expensive. CNET checks it out in this latest video.

Lexus LF-FC concept is a preview of the next LS [w/video]

Lexus reveals the LF-FC concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, providing a glimpse at what the next-generation LS flagship luxury sedan could look like.

Toyota's future fuel cell vehicle lineup revealed?

Hydrogen-Powered Lexus LS, Toyota Crown, And Estima Minivan All Possible

Toyota isn't going to let its Olympic sponsorship go to waste. In time for the 2020 games in Tokyo, the company wants to have at least eight new vehicles ready, including three possibly powered by fuel cells.

Lexus promises to unveil two updated models at Pebble Beach

Lexus will unveil refreshed versions of two existing models on Thursday ahead of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. It isn't saying just which models they will be, but we can take an early guess or two.

Lexus planning a hydrogen fuel-cell LS by 2017

Australian car site Motoring reports that the Lexus LS will get a variant with a hydrogen fuel-cell powerplant that will be released by 2017. It would take the top spot in the range, rolling in above the LS Hybrid.

Toyota may put Mirai hydrogen fuel cell powertrain into a Lexus

Toyota is rumored to be leveraging the technology from the Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle and placing it into a future flagship model of the Lexus LS. The proposed luxury sedan could debut by 2017 with a range possibly just below that of the Mirai and slightly tweaked styling to cool the new components.

Lexus nixes RC convertible in favor of LS-based 3-row crossover [w/poll]

When Lexus unveiled the LF-C2 concept at the LA Auto Show last week, it did two things: it previewed the direction in which the Japanese luxury automaker's design department was looking for the immediate future, and it previewed a cabrio version of the RC coupe (to replace the IS Convertible) on the other. But

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2015 Lexus LS gets tiny tweaks to try to keep up in LA

The 2015 model-year updates for the LS are certainly minor, but at least Lexus isn't letting its flagship sedan languish completely.

2015 Lexus LS gets updates, new infotainment [UPDATE]

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story indicated that Lexus had decreased the turning radius of select models by four inches. Lexus spokesperson Allison Takahashi has issued a correction for "a conversion error in our 2015 Lexus LS press kit... The LS actually had an increase in turning radius, by 3.9 inches, for vehicles equipped with 18-inch wheels." The story has been updated to reflect the correct information.

Lexus says it's not worried about LS sales decline in face of S-Class, Model S

The Lexus LS is old. Sure, it received a refresh for model year 2013, but it hasn't had a clean-sheet redesign since George W. Bush was in office. It's the oldest vehicle in its segment, debuting in 2007, a full year before the current-gen BMW 7 Series, two years before the Hyundai Equus and Jagua

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