Lexus LS 500 Review - Dare To Take Refinement Further 1

Lexus LS 500 Review - Dare To Take Refinement Further

12 Dec 2022

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Lexus LS 500 Overview


Meet the reimagined Lexus LS 500 that boasts refined driving performance. Redesigned to seamlessly fit each element of the LS 500 into fit your lifestyle, our Takumi craftsmen designed this machine with you in mind.

Showcasing art that moves, the Lexus LS 500 exhibits the evocative key features…

  • 416-Horsepower Twin-Turbo V6 Engine
  • 5.0-second 0-100 Acceleration
  • Class-Leading Standard Lexus Safety System+ 2.5

For a thrilling driving experience, the Lexus F SPORT features include…

  • F SPORT Exterior Style
  • F SPORT Seats with Enhanced Bolsters
  • Performance-Inspired Instrumentation

Transforming the standards of hybrid technology is the Lexus LS 500h that

  • Lexus Teammate
  • 20-Inch 10 Spoke Alloy Noise Reduction Wheels
  • Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound

This Lexus LS 500 review explores the unrivalled commitment to handcrafted perfection in detail.

Lexus LS 500 Price Plans


This Lexus LS 500 review includes starting price plans for the Lexus LS 500 available in South Africa. CFAO Motors Lexus offers an exceptional customer experience at the forefront of Lexus shopping. Click here to find one of our trusted CFAO Motors Lexus’ dealers near you today.

Please note that prices may change depending on customisations and individual requirements. See the price plans below…

Lexus LS Model Pricelist:
Lexus LS 500 F-Sport R 2 397 600
Lexus LS 500H R 2 525 100
Lexus LS 500 R 2 595 400

*Factory extras and trim may vary from vehicle to vehicle. Pricing excludes factory extras, delivery fees, etc.

Lexus LS 500 Safety & Technology


Park like a pro with the Lexus Intelligence Clearance Sonar System that takes Park Distance Control to a new level by detecting objects around the LS and alerts the driver with a display indicator or a buzzer to prompt immediate action.

Offering safety without compromise, the cutting-edge Lexus Intelligence Clearance Sonar System additionally makes parking luxurious by intuitively indicating the exact position of the object relative to the car for optimal recognition.

Presenting greater innovation for greater connectivity, Lexus' world-class technological features reward an integrated connection between the driver and their car through innovative designs. With a convenient 12.3-inch touchscreen, cutting-edge audio technology and a multitude of connectivity options, the LS is not only the most advanced it’s ever been but it is also the most human-centred sedan that we’ve created.

Inspired by luxurious comfort, the Lexus LS technological features include…

  • Drive Mode Select
  • Full-Colour Head-Up Display
  • Rear-Seat Entertainment
  • Thin Film Transistor (TFT)

With a whole lot more advanced technologies, the Lexus LS epitomises world-class driving.

Lexus LS 500 Design

Lexus LS 500 Design

Revealing a new standard of craftsmanship, the Lexus LS was designed with one goal in mind: to make the most evocative LS ever! The clear-cut form is the object of admiration, making it a design philosophy worth seeing.

Inspired by traditional Japanese etching, the Lexus LS features over 5000 individual surfaces, all hand-placed, and 5000 individual facets, each precisely calibrated to capture and reflect light. Tireless 8 hours a day for over 6 months, the design process behind the grille of the LS is considered extravagant if the results are not visionary.

Featuring class-leading craftsmanship, the Lexus LS 500 range goes beyond inspiring with its key features

  • Kiriko Glass
  • Exclusive Artwood Designs
  • Aluminium Pedals
  • Leather-Trimmed Shift Knob and Steering Wheel
  • Sport Seats

The reimagined Lexus LS with redesigned front fascias, headlights and tail lights makes it impossible to not pay attention to the alluring LS.

Lexus LS 500 Performance


The razor-sharp handling of the Lexus high-performance line meets aggressive, track-inspired design with the LS 500 F SPORT. With LFA-inspired instruments, sports seats with aluminium reinforced bolsters, large brakes, aluminium pedals and Lexus' most advanced vehicle dynamic control system yet, the LS 500 F SPORT exhibits the most advanced vehicle dynamics control system ever.

Bestowing driving performance for a more emotional response, the performance of the LS has been elevated with a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 variant and a sustainably powered hybrid variant. An improved Adaptive Variable Air Suspension system and a fine-tuned engine with modern tyres achieve optimal noise reduction in the cabin.

With every aspect of the LS improved, unlocking a new level of refined driving performance that proves unconventional engineering can create unparalleled results. Integrating two sources of energy, the self-charging LS hybrids exhibit incredible performance, responsiveness, and efficiency along with a total output of 264kW without ever having to plug in your vehicle.

For more exhilaration, the Lexus LS 500 features the available listed features to amplify performance…

  • 10-Speed Direct Shift Automatic Transmission
  • Variable Gear-Ratio Steering
  • F SPORT-tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension

Introducing luxurious comfort, the LS 500 range provides an immersive driving experience.

Lexus LS 500 Review FAQs

What is the Lexus LS price in SA?

R 2 397 600 is the starting price of the Lexus LS 500. CFAO Motors Lexus offers cars that span the full range of Lexus South Africa’s offerings, with plenty of customisation available.

How many generations of the Lexus LS have been produced?

There are six (6) generations of the Lexus that take defining aspirational engineering and exclusivity to a whole new level. The Lexus LS 500 is the 6th-generation that offers a thrilling driving experience.

Is the Lexus LS 500 fast?

Yes, the Lexus LS 500 sprints at a maximum speed of 250 kilometres per hour. Additionally, the provocative sedan accelerates from 0 to 100 in 5.0 seconds.

What does the LS in the Lexus LS 500 stand for?

Inspired by luxurious comfort, the LS in the Lexus LS 500 simply means “Luxury Sedan”. Showcasing its unrivalled commitment to handcrafted perfection, the LS exhibits beauty in every detail.

Is the Lexus LS 500 spacious?

Yes, the Lexus LS 500 offers spacious hospitality. With a height of 1450 millimetres and a length of 5235 millimetres, the LS 500 epitomises an extraordinary level of fit and finish.

Find A Lexus LS 500 For Sale

CFAO Motors Lexus offers you an unmatched experience with regard to luxury and service. Visit our website today, and explore the amazing Lexus LS 500 models that we have on offer.

All of our Lexus cars come with fantastic after-care and dedicated service excellence for the lifespan of your vehicle. Click here to locate a trusted CFAO Motors Lexus’ dealer near you.

Alternatively, book a test drive here today and experience the refined driving performance of the Lexus LS.

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