Riding on an extended version of the GA-L platform.
Following the introduction of the all-new Lexus LS 500 at the 2017 NAIAS in January and the LS 500h in Geneva last month, the Japanese brand will further expand the luxury saloon's portfolio with the addition of the sporty LS F Sport. It will make its first public appearance at the New York Auto Show next week.
It is based on an extended version of the company’s premium global architecture for luxury vehicles (GA-L), the “stiffest” platform Lexus has ever developed. The brand promises the LS F Sport will capitalise on the platform's “responsiveness and agility to present the most engaging LS driving experience yet,” while at the same time retain the sedan’s “ride smoothness and cabin quietness".
No other details are available at the moment, but the first official teaser image of the car reveals it will feature some sporty accents at the back. These include a gloss black diffuser with integrated dual exhaust system with chrome tailpipes, tinted taillights, and an F-Sport badge on the left side of the bootlid.
Expect to see plenty of cool dynamic features in the new F-Sport, such as the Lexus Dynamic Handling package, which improves the performance by carefully coordinating braking, steering, and stability systems, and the Lexus Safety System+ pack with advanced safety and assist systems. As an F-Sport model, it will also benefit, most likely, from improved and more efficient brakes, even sportier suspension settings, and probably (hopefully) a limited-slip differential.
Lexus' press conference in New York is scheduled for April 12, so stay tuned for all the details.
Note: Lexus LS 500h pictured above.