Lexus LS 600h F Sport review | carsguide.com.au

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Lexus LS 600h

Lexus LS 600h F Sport

The 2013 Lexus LS flagship has a more dynamic look and the power to back it up.

Alistair road tests and reviews LS 600h F Sport with fuel economy and verdict.

In the for alternative power sources and Lexus have been at the of the development of petrol/electric hybrid for many years.

While concentrated on conservative models as the Prius. Lexus took it a further by using electric to add sporting performance.

At first this approach may have odd but in fact hybrids actually more sense in large than in small ones a fuel saving of around 25 per in a large engine will the environment far more than the same percentage from a one.

Though people who can afford vehicles don’t have the fuel cost concerns buyers of cheaper ones, and more of them are starting to see CO2 reductions as a more significant Interestingly, BMW. Mercedes-Benz and are now also producing luxury hybrids.

The Lexus LS range was an upgrade in early 2013 a more adventurous look to it, power to all models as well as the of F-Sport styling and performance features with both the LS 460 and the standard wheelbase, LS 600h. The LS remained on sale with, as the choice of two rear bucket or a traditional three-seat bench.

Premium luxury cars as the big Germans and the Lexus LS have come with quite styling as befits their status so the new angular wide-mouth is quite an exciting change and one we loved.

Power and torque are the in all four LS models with increased from 290 kW to 327 kW and torque at 520 Nm. Their inclusion of the F-Sport adds a second dimension to the nature of the LS 600h because it the car to be driven in five different Normal, Eco, Comfort, S and Sport S+.

The last two modes are an move because, as with the changes, they direct the LS in the direction of the driver than the and his executive passenger(s). Less to be an issue in egalitarian Australia in more status-conscious overseas Indeed, many Asian of the Lexus hybrids will drive their own cars.

The Lexus LS models consummate vehicles with an almost feeling such is the level of and noise suppression. Twiddle to to the Sport S or Sport S+ settings and you noticeable changes in the driving with firmer suspension the Active Stabiliser System, steering and drivetrain.

While enhancements do improve driving the big Lexuses are a long way from sporty they’re far too large and for that. Nevertheless the gap between the performance of cars the BMW 7 Series has closed and the dynamics of the new LS models through a stiffer chassis before.

Interior space in the standard F-Sport is acceptable for a pair of in the rear seat but with space restricted by the batteries to 370 litres. Fuel consumption our test of the LS 600h sat just 10 litres per 100 kilometres during segments and around 12 overall, impressive numbers for such a vehicle.

We could fill more pages describing the and technology within the Lexus LS but than do so, we’ll pick out a few and let your local dealer you through the rest. Rear-seat get access to most of the car’s features from the console on the armrest between the rear no doubt designed for the Chairman of the en route between business and listening in to stock market

Lexus LS 600h


The front seat console a rectangular floating ‘mouse’ we found much more to use than the typical round It doesn’t come easily to and is so twitchy that it’s to take your eyes of the to use it.

With on-road prices above a quarter of a million the Lexus LS 600h is obviously at an elite category of buyer for only the best will do. who appreciate technology will it.

MODEL RANGE

LS 600h 5.0-litre petrol/electric hybrid sedan: $217,900 (automatic)

LS 600h L 5.0-litre petrol/electric five-seat four-door sedan: (automatic)

LS 600h L 5.0-litre hybrid four-seat four-door $259,900 (automatic)

Lexus LS F Sport

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Engine: 5.0-litre petrol/electric V8 290 kW (327 kW combined)/520 Nm

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