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.
2010 Lexus LS460 Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
True to predictions, The Detroit News is reporting that Lexus has issued a stop sale on its LS 460 and LS 600h (standard and long-wheelbase) luxury sedans due to a problem with the electronic steering system that can temporarily cause the steering wheel to become off-centered.
2010 Lexus LS 600h - Click above for high-res image gallery
In a Lexus LS 600h, going on sale at the beginning of October, there is a lot of technology in the hybrid powertrain under the hood. But, a new standard feature, the Pre-Crash Safety (PCS) system, will up the ante by figuring out if the driver is paying attention, calculating if a crash is about to occur, and then do something about it.
That "Relentless Pursuit of Perfection" thing isn't just a slogan at Lexus apparently. According to this Automotive News piece, Lexus really means it. Nowhere is it more evident than at the plant where Toyota builds its flagship Lexus LS600h L. Seeing themselves in an arms race of perfection, Lexus has taken perfection to an obsession. The workers are trained and retrained and re-retrained to focus on perfection. And we're not talking about the way a Formula 1 team might rehearse pitsto