Lexus teases LS sedan to bow at Detroit auto show

Melissa Burden
The Detroit News

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus brand on Thursday teased a photo of part of the fifth-generation LS sedan it plans to reveal in January at the North American International Auto Show.

The photo shows part of the front grille and hood of the coupe-like-looking flagship, as well as some components. But the photo is missing the rear and side sheet metal and shape.

Lexus introduced the LS 400 in 1989 in Detroit and will show its latest iteration Monday, Jan. 9 during press days at the Detroit auto show.

Lexus said the new LS will be sold in more than 90 countries globally and will be built on a new global architecture for luxury vehicles. The rear-wheel drive platform will offer drivers a more “dynamic experience on the road,” and the car will feature a more luxurious interior and “visionary technology.” Lexus said.

Toyota announced last week it will debut the next-generation 2018 Camry sedan at the Detroit show also on Jan. 9.

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