Lexus has revealed the latest iteration of its flagship LS sedan, which for 2024 comes standard with a wireless cell phone charger located in the cockpit. 2024 LS gas models will also offer the Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 (LSS+ 3.0), Digital Key capability, Head-up Display, and a 12.3-inch MID as standard equipment. When the new LS line-up arrives at Lexus dealerships later this year, pricing will start at $80,685 for the 2024 LS 500, and increase to $115,560 for the 2024 LS 500h.
Inside both models, a standard 12.3-inch, high-definition touchscreen provides controls and clear information to the driver and front-seat passenger. The display’s menu operations resemble those found on smartphones and tablets to provide a more streamlined user experience. For additional ease of use by the driver and front passenger, a center knob located at the bottom edge of the screen houses an on/off switch and media volume controls.
Enabled through a Drive Connect trial or subscription, the vehicle’s Cloud Navigation system integrates with Google POI data to provide directions, and alternate routes based on current traffic conditions. Its offline mode monitors and detect a potential loss of signal, downloading applicable maps and services in advance.
With an active Drive Connect trial or subscription, an Intelligent Assistant offers convenience and quick access to key features. Designed with dual microphones, enhanced noise cancellation and seat detection capabilities for greater voice-recognition accuracy, the ‘Hey Lexus’ voice command activates the system, which can respond to further commands to operate certain interior amenities, including the navigation, multimedia, and climate control systems.
An active Remote Connect subscription allows guests to utilize their compatible smartphone as a vehicle key using the Lexus smartphone app (available on compatible iOS and Android devices). Through the app, the driver can create and share up to seven additional keys to friends and family who have also registered on the Lexus app.
The 2024 Lexus LS also features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability as standard, enabling users to access many of their favorite apps and control menus through their preferred mobile device ecosystem. In both cases, this wireless capability allows for up to five Bluetooth devices to be registered to the system, and up to two devices connected at any one time.
Guests can use their up to 10-year Lexus Safety Connect trial for access to service in case of emergency/vehicle theft. Accessible through the Lexus app, the up to 10-year Service Connect trial can connect a compatible Lexus and dealer to provide detailed maintenance reminders and Vehicle Health Reports.
The vehicle HUD displays essential information in front of the driver’s field of vision – such as a speedometer and shift position, and other information including navigational directions and the information displayed during the use of Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist, and Road Sign Assist, .
In addition to these infotainment and convenience technologies, the 2024 Lexus LS range also offers a variety of ADAS. Here, 2024 LS gas models provide LSS+ 3.0, an integrated suite of active safety equipment and convenience features as standard. These features include a Pre-Collision System (PCS) with pedestrian detection, All-speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Emergency Driving Stop System (EDSS), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/ SA), Road Sign Assist (RSA) and Proactive Driving Assist (PDA).
All 2024 LS hybrid models come with LSS+ 2.5, which includes PCS with Pedestrian Detection, Low-light Pedestrian and Daytime Bicyclist Detection, Left Turn Vehicle Intersection Support, LDA w/ SA, Intelligent High Beams, DRCC, LTA, and RSA.
Available through an active Drive Connect trial or subscription, the 2024 Ls’ Traffic Jam Assist Capability can monitor surrounding traffic in condensed, low-speed, driving situations on limited access highways, automatically move forward, and brake as needed to keep a set following distance behind the preceding vehicle. While providing hands-free steering assistance, this system can automatically bring the vehicle to a complete stop, before resuming its path of travel as forward traffic begins to move.