Lexus LS430 History

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I (1989)

The UF10 I LS 400 was produced 1989 to 1994. The model the Lexus nameplate to the US, and soon won critical acclaim, becoming magazine’s Car of the Year and earning a on Car and Driver magazine’s Ten Best for 1990. The LS 400 was initially intended to be as a standalone model for Lexus, but was sold alongside the ES 250, an luxury car that was based on the Camry.

UF10 II (1993)

For the 1993 year, the LS 400 (now designated as the II) was introduced with larger rotors, standard passenger’s front airbags, larger and tires, and numerous other

Second generation (UF20)

III (1995)

Introduced in 1995, the III LS 400 was an evolutionary redesign of the LS and featured a new that eliminated 300 lb from the car. The wheelbase was increased by 1.4 in, in more interior and trunk yet the overall length of the car remained at in. The durability of the brake system was as well.

The most noticeable upgrades included a new front with an increased gap between the and grille, new headlights and taillights,

The received a minor redesign the with a more modern layout and the center console a slight facelift.

UF20 IV

For the 1998 model year, the IV LS 400 was introduced. New interior amenities retractable rear headrests, accents on the leather-bound steering and gear selector, and a navigation with a concealed antenna. A new jam system for the vehicle’s windows was to reduce the risk of possible by preventing the windows from if an object came in between the and the door frame.

Door window controls also added to the vehicle control.

Exterior updates new five spoke wheels as as redesigned rear view that reduced the amount of noise. The automatic headlights now equipped with a delay that allowed the headlights to on while the occupants exited the

The revised LS 400 featured Toyota’s new 290 hp UZ engine mated to a smooth automatic transmission. The drivetrain not only enabled the 3,890 lb to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.5 but also improved the vehicle’s economy.

Third generation

UF30 I (2001)

For 2001, the I LS 430 was introduced. While previous LS were evolutionary, the 2001 was a more thorough update of the exterior and interior. The UF30 had a redesigned suspension and a brand new 4.3 L generating 290 hp (216 kW) and 320 ft�lbf N�m) of torque.

A three-inch wheelbase stretch in more interior volume the competing Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the engine to be positioned farther for better balance. Features as Dynamic Laser Cruise a DVD-based navigation system and cooled seats became These and other features, as sonar assisted parking, rear seats with and a rear cooler were in the ‘Ultra Luxury Package.’

In the the most notable design included additional woodgrain on the dashboard and doors as well as the of an LCD screen on the center console. The of the vehicle was completely new with the dimensions increasing in terms of and height.

UF30 II (2004)

The II was introduced in 2004. Lexus the front rear fascias and as standard equipment previously features, such as a one-touch moonroof, power rear and lighted rear-seat vanity Some features previously in the Custom and Ultra Luxury became available separately.

The got an added sixth gear, and ‘smart access’ and Bluetooth became optional, while a system, similar to Mercedes-Benz’s which used millimeter-wavelength to predict crashes and allow cruise control, was added as an Other updates included wheels, projector headlamps, and LED

The 2001 to 2006 LS 430 was the most luxury sedan in the J.D. and Associates Initial Quality and the early models of this were the most reliable in the survey. In later studies of after 3 years of ownership, the LS 430 is at the top of the pack.

Lexus LS430

Fourth generation

UF40 (2007)

Introduced at the North American International Show, a redesigned LS will for the 2007 model year. The new LS use either a 4.6 L V8 producing 380 hp (283 kW) and 370 (502 N�m) or a hybrid V8. An automatic transmission will be the first.

The car’s complex and safety systems have shown in detail at the Geneva Show in February, while the version had its debut at the New York Show in April 2006.

New options on the LS 460 will include a Reference Surround Sound with an 8 GB hard drive, and rear climate-comfort seats, and a climate control with an air A new automatic parking system a push-button starting feature, as as the 8-speed automatic transmission both be standard features.

The 2007 LS will also the first time the car is sold as the Lexus marque in Japan — the brand was launched there in as part of Toyota’s vision to Lexus a ‘global luxury

LS 460 L

For the first time, Lexus offer two wheelbases. The base LS 460 use the shorter 116.9 in (2969 mm) while the gasoline engine also be offered as a long in (3091 mm) wheelbase LS 460 L.

The LS 460L also feature an optional seat comfort package. The includes a reclining right-hand rear seat with features. Both rear will feature an automatically footrest while an LCD screen be an available option for the rear compartment.

LS 600h L

Lexus the LS 600h L as the world’s first full hybrid to the audience at the New York Auto Show. only in long-wheelbase form (it be available in other parts of the in both wheelbases), the LS 600h L a 5.0 L V8 engine mated to a high-output motor with Nickel-Metal battery packs to generate a of 430 hp (321 kW) which is comparable to the BMW 438 hp (327 kW) V12.

The LS 600h L will be available an all-wheel drive system and a continuously variable (CVT) Lexus is also predicting the LS will be certified as an SULEV It claims the LS 600h is the most advanced vehicle in the world.

details such as curb price (speculated to be in the region of are yet to be released.

Advanced Safety

At the same time the hybrid debuts Lexus will its Advanced Pre Collision system, such features as a driver camera (to sound an alarm if the determines the driver’s attention is stereo video cameras and radar for advanced obstacle pre-crash braking, and lane assist, which nudges the car in line if it strays from its lane on the highway. The system also feature rearward-facing to detect impending rear and prime the active headrests to injury to passengers. |

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