Lexus facelifts LS600h hybrid limo
Lexus has facelifted its LS600h hybrid limousine, giving the car a new front grille and front and rear bumper design, signature LED sidelights and turn indicator lamps integrated in the door mirrors. The range of exterior colours has been revised, including the introduction of a new shade, Crystal Sapphire.
Inside, the LS 600h gains new LCD dashboard instrumentation and improved “butterfly” design headrests. All versions of the car now come with a rear seat upgrade package, which includes four-zone climate control, a multi-function rear centre armrest with through-hatch into the boot, rear side airbags, electric sunshades on the rear doors, electrically adjustable rear seats with memory settings, lumbar massage and integrated air conditioning and roof-mounted air conditioning diffusers.
The electronically controlled braking system has been improved by 12.5%. The 380mm ventilated front discs brakes are equipped with six-piston callipers, discs and pads of which have been jointly developed with Brembo.
The battery pack has been made smaller, increasing rear luggage space, though it is still mounted behind the rear seats. The long-wheelbase LS600hL costs £87,440 on the road, or it can be specified with optional massage rear seats, boosting the price to £96,645. The car is in VED band K, and insurance group 50E.