2013 Lexus LS 460 goes more intense, more sporty and more luxurious

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Lexus LS Flagship Luxury Sedans Redesigned For 2013 Model Year

San Francisco, Calif. – July 30, 2012 - With its dynamic handling,
bold new design and superior craftsmanship, the 2013 LS flagship
models hail the future of the Lexus brand as it embarks on its third
decade in the premium luxury category. While retaining many of the
qualities that have defined Lexus for more than 20 years, the LS
reaches new heights with an exciting blend of beautiful design, modern
refinement and advanced technology.

The 2013 LS line-up includes the LS 460, LS 460L, LS 600hL hybrid, and
the first-ever LS 460 F SPORT. LS 460 and LS 460L are available in RWD
and AWD. The LS Hybrid is available with a full-time AWD system.

The all-new LS 460 F SPORT combines a more aggressive exterior with a
unique sport interior featuring F SPORT seats with larger bolsters, a
leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters and genuine
aluminum trim. With a sport tuned air suspension that has been lowered
0.4 inches, a Torsen® limited slip rear differential (RWD model),
Brembo six-piston caliper brakes, and 19" forged wheels with
summer or all-season tires, the LS F SPORT promises to be the most
engaging LS ever.

The entire 2013 LS lineup is refined with dynamic, fresh styling that
reflects the bold new face of Lexus. The aggressive spindle grille
gives the new LS a greater road presence and stronger brand identity
while heralding a significant improvement in driving dynamics,
responsiveness and handling.

Increased body rigidity enhances stability, and allows for a more
comfortable ride. Pitch and bounce control has been enhanced by
adopting new frequency dependent shock absorbers, resulting in an even
flatter, road-hugging ride. Revised steering offers improvements in
accuracy and turn-in response. The braking system has been adjusted
for more immediate power and greater pedal feel.

Available safety enhancements include the industry's most advanced
Pre-Collision Safety (A-PCS) system with Collision Avoidance Assist.
This system is designed to assist the driver in avoiding or mitigating
collisions with vehicles and pedestrians under a wide range of city
and highway speeds. At speeds lower than 24 miles per hour, this
technology helps the LS to avoid accidents by automatically bringing
the LS to a full stop.

The driver-focused interior integrates modern refinement with
intuitive technology. The Advanced Illumination System (AIS), an
all-LED interior lighting system, illuminates to greet the approaching
occupants and then fades in sequence with the vehicle starting

The new, available Lexus Climate Concierge offers maximum comfort for
every LS occupant. The customizable system uses multiple sensors to
automatically regulate not only the temperature of the cabin, but also
the climate control seats and the heated steering wheel, quickly
bringing each occupant to their preferred temperature.

The standard navigation system is displayed on a 12.3-inch,
split-screen, high-resolution multi-media display which is large
enough to support simultaneous viewing of a large map display and
other vehicle functions.

A next-generation Remote Touch, with one-push confirmation, is
standard on all models and enables smooth, intuitive control of many
vehicle systems. The Remote Touch allows the user to operate the
climate, audio, phone controls, navigation system and more. The screen
menus are selected with a controller conveniently located within easy
reach on the center console. A number of well-placed buttons on the
steering wheel and instrument panel enable the direct control of
frequently used functions (e.g. temperature setting, fan speed, preset
audio stations, etc.)

Lexus Enform® with App Suite leverages the customers' mobile phone
technology to provide a new level of connectivity and information
management. Users can conduct local searches through Bing™, utilize
voice-enabled apps to make restaurant reservations through OpenTable®,
get movie tickets via MovieTickets.com, tap into internet radio,
including Pandora® or iHeartRadio, search business reviews on Yelp and
check in on Facebook places. A one-year trial subscription is included
for the App Suite.

• Numerous stabilizing fins help the LS to be one of the most
aerodynamically efficient cars in its segment with a coefficient drag
of 0.26.
• Laser screw welding, body adhesives and other structural
reinforcements increase rigidity and enhance stability, steering feel
and handling.
• New standard Drive Mode Select allows the driver to choose from 3
distinct drive settings (Eco, Normal and Sport). Vehicles equipped
with the available air suspension add Comfort and Sport S+ modes.
• The available Air Suspension with Variable Gear Ratio Steering
automatically adjusts the damping force for optimal comfort and
• The available AWD system features a central, permanently engaged,
Torsen Limited Slip center Differential (LSD) to further enhance grip,
traction and cornering stability.
• Noise-reduction wheels channel resonant noise from the main air
chamber to adjacent hollow areas within the wheels via resonator
holes, resulting in an incredibly quiet ride.

• The Advanced Pre-Collision Safety system (APCS) can detect
stationary pedestrians and those moving at speeds of up to three miles
per hour and stop the vehicle from a speed of 24 miles per hour if a
collision with another vehicle is imminent.
• Available Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) constantly monitors the
distance to vehicles ahead and is capable of operating at any speed.
The system can bring the vehicle to a complete stop, and accelerate
away once the road ahead is clear
• An upgraded, optional Lane-Keep Assist system (LKA) helps the driver
stay in the intended lane.
• New to LS, the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) uses rear millimeter-wave
radar to monitor the vehicle rear side blind spots at 10 miles per
hour or more. This feature includes Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
which automatically operates when the vehicle is in reverse, alerting
drivers to the approach of other vehicles when backing out of a
parking place.
• The Available Automatic High Beam system features a camera located
in the inner mirror that detects light sources in front of the vehicle
- including the headlamps of oncoming vehicles, the tail lamps of a
vehicle ahead and street lighting - to automatically switch the high
beams on and off accordingly.

• Enhancements have been made to the sound insulation for an even
quieter cabin.
• Redesigned front seats minimize pressure peaks and increase support.
Both front seats feature an improved standard heating and cooling
system with larger heating and cooling areas and reduced heating and
cooling times.
• All AWD models including the LS600hL feature a heated steering wheel
and Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heating elements which warm
the front cabin area quickly after vehicle start-up. Windshield
de-icer and headlamp washers are standard on AWD models.
• The LS features a standard Lexus Premium Audio System with a nine
channel amplifier, 10 speakers, CD / DVD player changer, DVD audio and
video compatibility, MP3 sound enhancement, HD Radio™ with iTunes
tagging, and a three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM™ Satellite
Radio. Standard entertainment and connectivity advancements include
enhanced Bluetooth® capability with automatic phonebook download and
streaming audio.
• The optional Mark Levinson Reference Surround System provides a 5.1
home theatre surround with 7.1 architecture , discrete circuitry, 15
channel, ML3-16 Processor Power Amplifier covering a frequency range
of 20Hz-20kHz, and 450 watts with less than 0.1% Total Harmonic
Distortion (THD).

Luxury Options
• Available Power rear seats with Climate Concierge.
• An available Ottoman Seating Package with Shiatsu Massage and a Rear
Seat Entertainment System featuring a Blu-ray DVD player, an SD card
slot and a retractable, ceiling mounted, nine-inch full-color VGA

Exterior Design
• The inverted trapezoidal upper grille and slanted lower grille that
were first introduced on the GS sedan have been combined and
integrated into a single element on the LS to create a more prominent
spindle shape.
• When equipped with the optional three projector LED headlamp unit,
the LS offers all LED exterior lighting, including turn signals an fog
• LS 460 F SPORT features a unique front fascia with an enhanced
three-dimensional mesh grille, larger cooling openings, black grille
surround, and round fog lamps. A chrome-plated bar running along the
bottom edge of the rear bumper accentuates the lowered center of
gravity. F SPORT exterior badging completes the look.
• LS F SPORT offers six exterior colors; Ultra White is exclusive to F

Interior Design
• The dashboard is divided into two distinct zones: an upper Display
Zone, with the large, 12.3-inch, LCD multi-display screen, and a lower
Operation Zone, which allows access to system controls such as the
second generation Remote Touch Interface (RTI).
• The driver's instrument meter cluster incorporates high-visibility,
large diameter Optitron dials; a 5.8-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT)
Multi-information screen; and an aluminum analog clock with a
GPS-based time correction function.
• The interior is offered in 5 color schemes: Ivory, Light Gray,
Black, Black and Saddle Tan, and a newly available Topaz Brown.
• Optional wood includes Walnut, Shimamoku Espresso, Matte Brown
Bird's Eye Maple. The LS 600h L also offers an eco- friendly Bamboo
wood trim.
• The new, Shimamoku finish is an example of the finest traditional
Japanese craftsmanship. Shimamoku, translated as "striped
wood," involves the painstaking layering of angle-cut dark and
light shaded wood veneers in a unique process which involves 67
manufacturing steps over the course of 38 days.
• The LS 460 F SPORT features aluminum ornamentation and a unique
interior, featuring a black Alcantara headliner.

• 48-month/50,000-mile basic limited warranty with roadside assistance
for 48 months/unlimited miles.
• 72 months/70,000 miles powertrain and restraint system coverage.
• 72 months corrosion perforation protection coverage, regardless of
• Eight years/100,000 miles hybrid-related components, including the
HV battery, battery-control module, hybrid control module and inverter
with converter.
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