Lexus has officially unveiled 2013 LS series luxury sedans at a world premiere event held in San Francisco this week. The 2013 LS line includes the LS 460, LS 460L, LS 600hL hybrid, and the LS 460 F Sport. The 2013 model year is the first time and LS 460 F Sport model has been offered. The standard LS 460 and the LS 460L are both offered in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive versions and the LS Hybrid is only offered with full-time all-wheel drive.
To me the most interesting of the new models is the LS 460 F Sport that offers a more aggressive exterior and a unique sport interior with special F Sports seats that feature larger bolsters and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Behind the leather, steering wheel are paddle shifters for the transmission and lots of genuine aluminum trim. The F Sport also has a sport tuned air suspension lowered 0.4 inches and has a Torsen limited slip rear differential on rear-wheel drive versions of the car.
The F Sport is also fitted with Brembo six-piston brake calipers and 19-inch forged wheels shod in summer or all-season tires. On the outside and the car has a very attractive design, but the interior of the car is where you can tell Lexus spent a lot of its design effort. The interior is very beautiful. The 2013 LS series has increased body rigidity, which enhances the car stability and offers a more comfortable ride. The car also has new pitch and bounce control in the suspension for flatter cornering stability.
The car also features new safety equipment, including Pre-Collision Safety system with Collision Avoidance Assist. The system will brake the LS series to a stop at speeds lower than 24 mph to help avoid accidents. Inside the car, the navigation system gets a 12.3-inch split screen high-resolution multimedia display that can display a large map and other vehicle functions at the same time. Pricing and availability for the 2013 LS line is unannounced at this time.