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Lexus Malaysia takes orders for 2018 LS flagship luxury sedan

CarSifu logo CarSifu 11/1/2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Lexus Malaysia, a division of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd, is now accepting orders for its newest flagship luxury sedan, the 2018 LS.

There are three variants, namely LS Luxury (RM799,000); LS Executive (RM999,000); LS Executive hybrid (RM1,459,000).

It comes with a warranty of five years covering unlimited mileage, and complete aftersales support is available at seven locations in Malaysia.

The 2018 Lexus LS will be fully imported from Japan, and is due to arrive in Malaysia in the first quarter.

The fifth-generation LS reinvents the brand’s take on luxury.

2018 Lexus LS Lifestyle Shot 1 new00 (Custom) © Provided by Star Media Group Berhad 2018 Lexus LS Lifestyle Shot 1 new00 (Custom)

Debuting earlier this year at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, the 2018 LS features Lexus’ first-ever twin-turbocharged 3.5litre V6 engine that delivers 415hp coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission and an intuitive, predictive steering system.

The new LS also boasts a finesse design language that pays tribute to the brand’s intricate Japanese craftsmanship.

From the outside, Lexus’ new sedan sports a “new silhouette”, which has the appearance and appeal of a four-door coupe but maintains the roominess of a traditional 3 Box design.

Its interior is meticulously crafted to feature Kiriko cut glass and a hand pleated door trim – both of which transform according to lighting conditions, creating a one of a kind space that epitomises luxury and elegance.

The luxury sedan is equipped with the Lexus Safety System – featuring the Pre Collision System that helps to warn the driver on the possibility of a collision; and the advanced Lane Departure Alert that is capable of detecting boundaries through improved recognition capability.

2018 Lexus LS Lifestyle Shot 3 new00 (Custom) © Provided by Star Media Group Berhad 2018 Lexus LS Lifestyle Shot 3 new00 (Custom)

Produced at the brand’s Tahara plant, the 2018 Lexus LS is already a big hit in Japan with pre-orders for the new flagship sedan reaching 9,500 units, or nearly 1,600% higher than the sales goal of 600 units a month.

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