2012 Lexus LS 600h Price, Review, Specs, what car reviews, Lexus takes technology and luxury far beyond current standards with its clean and powerful LS 600 hybrid sedan.
Erasing any doubts about the power potential of hybrid drive systems, the LS 600h produces a combined 430-hp from its 5.0-liter V8 engine and an electric motor hybrid powertrain. This power is sent to all four wheels via an electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Despite this power, the car is rated as a Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle 2. Additionally, the hybrid powertrain results in a drive even quieter and softer than the already quiet Lexus cabin. Sensors and cameras mounted in the front of the car detect obstacles both large and small, warning the driver if a collision is imminent. A steering column mounted camera monitors the driver and sounds a warning chime if the driver is looking away for too long. The LS600h can even be equipped to park itself.
All variations of the LS sedan feature very recent exterior styling featuring a revised front fascia, headlamps, and taillamps. In the case of the LS 600h L model, the front fascia will get a unique treatment in the LS line to help distinguish its greener attributes in the form of a chrome grill similar to the Lexus HS 250h hybrid.
The recently updated LS 600h L features upgrades over the previous model that include a larger usable trunk space due to a reconfigured battery pack as well as new telematics, USB connectivity and updated navigation.
Traction and stability control, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist and 10 airbags are of course standard. The power steering is electrical and high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights with dynamic auto leveling are included.
In addition to the active safety features, the LS 600h L is standard-equipped with eight airbags, with a maximum of 11 airbags available through option packages. The world’s first low-beam LED headlamps provide road illumination, and the standard Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) helps to illuminate around turns as the steering wheel is engaged.
Options range from heated rear seats and all-weather floor mats to an advanced Parking Guidance System that will parallel park or back the car into a spot, with the driver only required to press the brake pedal.
The optional Mark Levinson sound system is a little more involved in the LS, as expected, with a Reference badge and includes a Hard Disk Drive with the ability to store up to 2,000 songs, 7.1-channel surround sound support and an in-dash six-disc DVD / CD changer capable of DVD video playback. Total system power is 450 Watts split among 19 speakers.
2012 Lexus LS 600h Specs :
Drivetrain : All Wheel Drive
Curb Weight (lbs) : 5203
City (MPG) : 19
Hwy (MPG) : 23
Horsepower : 389@6400
Torque (lb-ft) : 385@4000
Wheelbase : 121.7
Length (in.) : 203.9
Width (in.) : 73.8
Height (in.) : 58.3
DVD player (Optional)
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