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(from Lexus Press
Release) Lexus Debuts Revised LS 460 with New Styling,
-- New Exterior
Styling Includes Revised Front Fascia, Headlamps and Taillamps
-- New Optional Sport Package For RWD Models Combines Sport
Tuned Air Suspension, Brembo Brakes, 19-inch Forged Wheels with
Aero Body Design Elements and Exclusive Interior Features
-- New Audio and Telematics Technology Adds Convenience
The Lexus LS 460
flagship luxury sedans debut revised styling, new electronics and a
new optional performance-tuned Sport Package for 2010. Lexus
continues to offer the LS 460 and long-wheelbase LS 460 L, both
available in rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.
In front, the 2010 LS 460 models stand apart with a revised grille,
bumper, and headlamps, while rear styling is enhanced with revised
taillamps, license plate surround and exhaust diffusers. New side
mirrors feature integrated turn signals, and the standard 18-inch
wheels have a new 10-spoke design.
The new Safety Connect™ and Lexus Enform™ telematics systems are
available with a complimentary one-year trial subscription. Safety
Connect is standard on all LS 460 models. Lexus Enform with Safety
Connect, available on vehicles equipped with the optional navigation
system, adds premium subscription convenience services.
For drivers who desire a more engaging driving experience, Lexus
offers an all-new Sport Package for the rear-wheel drive (RWD) 2010
LS 460. The Sport Package combines distinctive Aero kit exterior
styling with special air suspension tuning and exclusive interior
features. The exterior styling is also available alone as the
Appearance Package. Common to both packages are the unique front
grille and Aero kit, which features a front lower spoiler, side
rocker panels, and rear lower spoiler. RWD models with the
Appearance Package also ride on 19-inch five-spoke wheels.
The Lexus LS was among the first cars in the world to offer a
Pre-Collision system, and for 2010 offers the available Advanced
Pre-Collision System (APCS) that debuted on the 2009 Pebble Beach®
Edition LS 600h L. APCS is the world's first active pedestrian
system designed to help detect pedestrians in the vehicle's path and
to react by braking. Using two small cameras mounted at the front of
the car that work in conjunction with millimeter-wave radar, APCS is
sensitive enough to detect certain objects with low reflectivity or
an object’s lateral position.
As part of APCS, the Driver Monitor System is available for the
first time on the LS 460 L. A camera mounted on the steering column
monitors the orientation of the driver's face. If the camera detects
that it appears the driver is not looking directly ahead for a few
seconds or more, and/or if an obstacle is detected ahead, the system
alerts the driver first with a warning chime and a flashing light.
As the car gets closer to the obstacle, APCS can begin to gently
apply the brakes on its own. The system also prepares the brake
system to respond with full force when activated by the driver and
automatically retracts the front seatbelts in anticipation of a
possible impact. To help assist the driver in maneuvering around the
obstacle, the system reprograms the steering ratio, amplifying the
intensity and quickness of the steering response.
When equipped with APCS, the LS 460 L adds Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. The front-mounted cameras detect
visible lane markings on the road, and if the system detects the
driver drifting into another lane, it sounds a warning and can apply
torque to the electric steering system to help the driver stay in
the intended lane.
The Lexus LS 460 models
deliver the luxury of powerful, smooth performance from a 4.6-liter
V8 teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine
produces 380 horsepower and 367 lb.-ft. of peak torque in
rear-wheel-drive configuration; 357 horsepower and 344 lb.-ft. of
torque with all-wheel drive (AWD).
The Lexus V8’s superior performance is due in large part to
innovative technologies, including the world's first electric
motor-driven Variable Valve Timing with intelligence and
Electronically (VVT-iE) controlled intake cam. The electrically
controlled intake achieves superior engine-startup operation and
A dual fuel-injection system, with both port and direct injection,
optimizes efficiency under all conditions. The direct injection
helps provide cylinder cooling that allows the high compression
ratio (11.8:1) needed to produce such high power cleanly and
efficiently. The dual-tract intake system and an Acoustic Control
Induction System (ACIS) contribute to the smooth, linear power
The Lexus eight-speed automatic transmission allows gear ratios that
maximize torque up to the tire-grip limitations in the lower ranges
yet maintains quietness and admirable fuel efficiency at higher
speeds. The LS 460 can accelerate from zero-to-60 mph in about 5.4
seconds; 5.9 seconds for the all-wheel drive models.
Even with that level of performance, the LS 460 achieves an
EPA-estimated 16 mpg city and 24 mpg highway rating (AWD is 16
city/23 highway) and meets Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle II (ULEV II)
certification. A new ECO drive indicator helps encourage economical
The AWD versions of the LS 460 and LS 460 L utilize a drivetrain
almost identical to their hybrid counterpart, the LS 600h L. The AWD
system features a highly compact center TORSEN® limited-slip
differential that distributes drive torque between the front and
rear wheels. In normal driving conditions, the front and rear torque
distribution ratio is set at a rear-bias 40:60, which aids agility.
The system can instantly and optimally vary torque distribution
between 30:70 and 50:50, depending on driving conditions, thus
helping to ensure excellent traction performance and driving
The AWD models also have standard 18-inch wheels with all-season
tires, and a wood and leather-trimmed heated steering wheel for
added luxury. All models offer the Cold Weather Package that
includes a windshield deicer, upgraded battery, and more effective
The LS 460 delivers the
ultra-comfortable ride quality that has become synonymous with the
Lexus flagship LS sedans. The air-suspension system, which is
standard on all-wheel drive models and optional for the LS 460 L RWD,
effectively helps control body lean to provide an extraordinarily
smooth ride. The system offers three settings – including "Sport" –
allowing the driver to custom-tailor suspension response from
maximum comfort to sharpest handling. The LS 460 turning circle
(curb to curb) - 35.4 ft. for the LS 460 RWD; 37.4 ft. for the LS
460 AWD; 36.1 ft. for the LS 460 L RWD and 38.7 ft. for LS 460 L AWD
– yields excellent maneuverability.
The new Sport Package is the first of its kind for the LS and is
available only on the LS 460 RWD model. Behind the 19-inch split
10-spoke forged alloy wheels are Brembo brakes, and the package
tightens handling response with an exclusive sport-tuned air
suspension with specific stabilizer bars and shock absorbers. Inside
the LS 460, the Sport Package adds an exclusive perforated
Black/Saddle leather interior with sport front seats, a unique
leather-trimmed steering wheel and paddle shifters for the
eight-speed automatic transmission.
In addition to standard air suspension, the LS 460 all-wheel drive
models come with Variable Gear-Ratio Steering (VGRS), and Adaptive
Variable Suspension (AVS) – all available for the LS 460 L RWD
model. The computer-controlled AVS system continuously adjusts
shock-absorber damping rates to help provide comfort and handling
precision. The VGRS system selects the steering gear ratio according
to vehicle speed, enhancing responsiveness and driver control. VGRS
also partners with the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM)
system, making minor steering adjustments to help improve control
during challenging road conditions.
The interior cabin of the LS demands not only exceptional silence,
but the quality of the sounds have to be pleasing to the occupants.
For example, engineers tuned the sound of the doors opening and
closing by studying the sounds of skillfully crafted wood doors in
luxury homes. Even the sounds of onboard motors for all the power
assists were specially tuned. One example: one-touch power window
motors that reduce speed near the closure point. Laminated side
glass (front on LS 460 and front/rear on LS 460 L) further reduces
outside noise intrusion.
The Lexus LS 460
provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive integrations of
vehicle-safety technology today. New Active Front Headrests on all
models are designed to help mitigate whiplash injury in a rear
collision. Active safety features include the Vehicle Dynamics
Integrated Management (VDIM) system, which by itself integrates and
manages the Electronically Controlled Brake (ECB) system, Electronic
Power Steering (EPS), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Anti-lock
Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and
engine torque via the electronically controlled throttle.
Taking input from an array of sensors in the vehicle, VDIM
anticipates the onset of a vehicle skid or slide while cornering,
and it then helps correct the condition with a combination of
braking, throttle, and steering control in a way that is essentially
transparent to the driver. The VDIM system gathers data from more
sources – processed earlier and more quickly than in previous
dynamic handling systems – to help make operation in the LS 460 even
more seamless and effective. If it becomes necessary to extricate
the car from deep snow or other difficult conditions, such as mud or
sand, the “TRAC off” switch may be useful to turn off the VSC.
The LS 460 is standard-equipped with eight airbags, including side
curtain airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags and knee airbags
for the driver and front passenger. Rear seat-mounted side airbags
are also available. Standard xenon high-intensity discharge (HID)
headlamps provide superior road illumination. The standard Adaptive
Front lighting System (AFS) helps to illuminate a turn or curve as
the driver steers into it.
The LS 460 and LS 460 L models offer Advanced Parking Guidance
System (APGS) to assist with parallel and back-in parking. Once the
driver has correctly positioned the car and identified the desired
parking space via the navigation screen, APGS uses the rear back-up
camera, parking sonar sensors and electric power steering system to
guide the car into the space. The driver controls vehicle speed via
Already lauded for its
comprehensive luxury, the LS 460 gains numerous additional user-tech
amenities for 2010. The driver’s seat now features a standard
slide-away feature that makes ingress/egress more comfortable; a new
multi-information display uses a large center console LCD screen;
the available navigation system employs voice command
casual-language based voice recognition; Bluetooth® phonebook
download capability (with available navigation system), and new
music playing capability with Bluetooth audio streaming and USB/iPod®
connectivity. In addition to the auxiliary jack located in the front
center console a USB jack connects an iPod® or MP3-capable digital
music player. The iPod can be controlled through the steering wheel
audio controls or headunit.
The 2010 Lexus LS models continue a tradition of offering a
comprehensive roster of true-luxury standard features. Customers can
choose from four leather and wood-trimmed interior combinations.
Pampering begins with a 16-way power driver’s seat and 12-way power
front passenger seat, dual zone automatic climate control with smog
sensor, and a power tilt/slide moonroof.
Controls in the LS 460 models provide the utmost convenience;
including SmartAccess with pushbutton start/stop, and a power
tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio, brake hold and
multi-information display controls. An automatic electric parking
brake system eliminates the need to press a foot-operated pedal.
The LS 460 L augments
the already long list of luxury amenities by including as standard:
Intelligent High Beams that automatically dim for oncoming traffic;
an integrated XM® Satellite Radio receiver; climate-controlled front
seats; heated rear seats; heated steering wheel; power rear
sunshade; a one-touch open/close power trunk; power door closers,
Intuitive Park Assist and headlamp washers. These luxury features
are available for the LS 460.
Lexus offers several LS
460’s option packages. The Comfort Package includes a power trunk
closer, Intuitive Park Assist, heated rear seats and heated and
cooled front seats. The Comfort Plus Package includes those features
plus semi-aniline leather, power rear seats with lumbar massage and
power butterfly headrests, and rear seat-mounted side airbags.
The optional Luxury Package on the LS 460 L now includes rear
seat-mounted side airbags. A semi-aniline leather trimmed interior,
an Alcantara headliner, and rear door power sunshades are also part
of the package.
A Rear Seat Upgrade package for the LS 460 L models now includes
lumbar massage and power butterfly headrests for the power rear
seats with memory and lumbar massage and rear seat-mounted side
airbags. The rest of the package remains as before, with dual-zone
rear air conditioning with air purifier and additional rear air
ducts, additional wood trim, rear cool box, rear door power
sunshades, and rear audio controls.
The Executive Class Seating Package for the LS 460 L likewise now
includes power butterfly rear headrests and lumbar massage for the
left rear seat. The rest of the package continues as before and
includes four-zone independent front and rear air conditioning with
Lexus' Air Purification system and ceiling climate diffusers;
rear-door power sunshades with a fixed rear console and foldout
table; and a right rear-seat recliner with ottoman leg rest.
This package’s ottoman seat reclines up to 45 degrees with an
upper-back recliner featuring a 17-degree angle adjustment. In
addition, the available left-rear power seat also reclines up to 38
degrees, and the rear seat moves front to back approximately three
inches. The climate control is further upgraded with an infrared
sensor located in the headliner that measures temperature at the
lap, upper body and seat on each side to adjust airflow
A multi-function massage feature includes an enhanced massage mode
for the right-rear seat. The massage feature can be used alone or in
conjunction with the seat heater or cooler. This comprehensive
package also equips the LS 460 L with a rear-seat entertainment
system using a nine-inch LCD screen that deploys from the ceiling.
The available 19-speaker, 450-watt Mark Levinson® Reference Surround
Sound system creates a new benchmark for mobile audio systems with
its theater-level entertainment experience and includes a DVD/CD
changer. Bluetooth® technology features voice input of telephone
The LS 460 flagship
showcases the brand’s L-finesse design philosophy, revealing a
family resemblance that conveys elegance, refinement and a strong
emotional appeal. Minimal body gaps, a low front grille and
deep-drawn fenders all contribute to the car's distinctive, muscular
profile. Lexus’ attention to detail is seen in the integrated dual
chrome exhaust tips and the one-piece chrome window surround.
Changes to the color palate for 2010 reflect the brand’s focus on
luxury design: Matador Red Mica replaces Nobel Spinel Mica; Satin
Cashmere Metallic replaces Golden Almond Metallic; Peridot Mica
replaces Verdigris Mica, and Deep Sea Mica replaces Black Sapphire
The thin film transistor
instrument panel sets the tone for blending functional high-tech
with pleasing aesthetics. Tasteful wood and chrome trim as well as
refinements to the interior lighting create a rich feeling,
including LED ambient interior lighting with spot-lamp illumination
in front and rear. Even the angles on the center console were
optimized to enhance comfort for the driver and front passenger.
As a further example of Lexus' passionate attention to luxury
detail, the LS steering wheel is wrapped by supple, twice-buffed
leather. The water-based dye used on the leather provides a more
natural feel, and a whipstitch pattern ensures a smooth wheel
surface without any unevenness or jumps in the stitch.
Lexus Enform™ with Safety Connect™
The Lexus LS offers an
all-new telematics system, Lexus Enform with Safety Connect,
available by subscription. Complimentary one-year trial
subscriptions are included on all purchases of new Lexus vehicles
equipped with these features. Both the Lexus Enform and the Safety
Connect response center operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—every
day of the year.
Safety Connect, the cornerstone of the services, is standard on 2010
LS models and offers four safety and security features: Automatic
Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency
Assistance Button (SOS), and Enhanced Roadside Assistance, which
adds GPS data to the already included warranty-based Lexus roadside
Lexus Enform, available only on navigation-equipped vehicles,
includes all of the Safety Connect features and builds upon them
with the premium services of Destination Assist and eDestination.
Destination Assist agents are available via the on-board cellular
equipment and can help drivers find a specific address, a business
by name, or a type of business (e.g., gas station, movie theater,
etc.), and even Zagat®-rated restaurants, and then send the
coordinates to the navigation system for routing. With eDestination,
drivers can go online via LexusDrivers.com to save and sort
destinations in up to 20 folders, each holding as many as 10
destinations. Then drivers can send the locations—up to 200 at a
time—to their vehicle, where they will be available for download
into the navigation system. Online, drivers can create personalized
location names (e.g., “Favorite sushi,” “1 PM Appt,” “Kids’ doc,”
etc.) and even list notes about their saved locations, all helping
them see exactly the information they choose in the vehicle.
Lexus Insider, a complimentary, opt-in service is also available
without a subscription on all Lexus Enform-equipped vehicles. This
feature offers in-vehicle audio casts that provide owners access to
useful vehicle tips and event information, and insights into
exclusive owners' benefits – all designed to further enhance the
XM – Beyond Radio
Lexus Enform vehicles
are factory ready for subscriptions to a variety of innovative XM
services. Lexus Enform vehicles feature XM NavTraffic® and XM
NavWeather™ services. XM NavTraffic informs the driver of current
traffic conditions with real-time traffic displays. When traffic
problems are detected the navigation system alerts the driver so
that the route can be adjusted. XM NavWeather provides near
real-time weather conditions as well as spoken and nav-screen
forecasts, both based on official National Weather Service data.
Lexus Enform also provides the platform for XM® Sports and Stocks,
which features in-vehicle updates on sports and stocks so drivers
can stay connected to their favorite teams and investment data while
on the road.
XM Sports provides game results and schedules for up to five
personally selected national league sports teams while XM Stocks
supplies data for up to 10 personally selected stocks. After
inputting their selections, drivers can access the reports through
the navigation system, or by using the voice command system, adding
a new level of flexibility.
XM services require separate XM subscriptions. The XM Sports and
Stocks service is included with an XM® radio subscription. All XM
services offer complimentary 90-day trial subscriptions.
All new Lexus vehicles
come with a 48-month/50,000-mile basic limited warranty with
roadside assistance for 48-months/unlimited miles. Powertrain and
restraint system coverage is provided for 72 months/70,000 miles.
Corrosion perforation protection is covered for 72 months,
regardless of mileage.