The all-new 2018 Lexus LS is the fifth-generation descendant of the car that rocked the luxury-sedan establishment almost 30 years ago, making the all-new brand a household name in the interim. Over the ensuing decades, the excellence of that first Lexus flagship provided air cover for an expanding portfolio of sedans, coupes and sport-utilities that now includes 11 models plus six hybrid variants.
The new LS still embodies the virtues that got the brand where it is today, with a sumptuous, roomy and quiet cabin, ample power and confident road manners. But it also brings a considerable amount of new technology and introduces what the car's chief engineer calls “brave design” to the premium luxury sedan segment. Three versions of the Lexus range-topper are offered: the standard LS 500, the LS 500h hybrid and the performance-oriented LS 500 F Sport.