Towards the end of 2015, the 2016 Lexus LS 460 will be introduced to the market as another automatic that is not only flexible but extremely reasonable as well. Although the eight year old car design has received various facelifts, the complete overhaul that is to be the 2016 model, is leaving the consumer with more questions than answers. Toyota is keeping a very tight lid on the specifications of the design overhaul, which is leading industry experts to speculate that the redesign will be (yet again) carried over to another model year.
2016 LEXUS LS 460: FEATURES AND NEWS
The styling for this 2016 Lexus LS 460 will be virtually identical to that of the current model. The styling of the vehicle is said to be receiving an overhaul with the unveiling of the 2017 model year vehicle. For the base models, there will continue to be a Spindle grille, a chrome rich profile and the same lights that currently make it popular. The 2016 Lexus LS 460 model will remain 5 inches longer in the wheelbase, with most of the space adding to the comfort of the rear seat passengers. The rear will continue to comfortably provide seating for three full sized adults as the front will continue its long standing standard of luxury and comfort.
Industry insiders speculate that there will be additional color options made available to consumers, but outside of that, there will be no major alterations to the styling of the interior. For seating options, there will be but a single choice offered, top class perforated leather which will include power-reclining capability with a retractable wood trimmed console table. The rear seat will contain a Blu-ray player with nine inch high resolution screen.
2016 LEXUS LS 460: ENGINE AND FUEL ECONOMY
All of the line models will have the option of either all-wheel drive or front wheel drive while sharing an identical powertrain. The 4.6 liter V8 engine produces 386 horsepower and 367 pound feet of torque and is partnered with an eight speed sequential shift automatic transmission. The hybrid version of the 2016 Lexus LS 460, which is called the 600h, has an output of 438 horsepower due to a 5.0 liter V-8 engine and a permanent-magnet, electric motor.
Base versions of the rear wheel drive vehicle are able to provide drivers with 16 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. While the all-wheel drive version is lower by a singular point and the hybrid version is the leader of the fuel efficient vehicles with 20 mpg combined (19 mg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway). This puts the 2016 Lexus LS 460 on the proper course regarding current United States regulations regarding fuel efficiency.
2016 Lexus LS 460: Release Date and Price
The base version of 2016 Lexus LS 460 will be slightly different sedan will be in the upper end of the neighborhood of $ 70 000, with the hybrid version making its mark at $ 120 000. With the lack of phenomenal upgrades and overhauls for the 2016 model year, most consumers and experts will be waiting until the very next model year before investing such a substantial amount of money. Yet the status symbol that is the name Lexus, very well may propel it through to adequate market sales once it is released to dealerships within the next 6-8 months.