As before, prices sit in the £80,000-£115,000 bracket and the range begins with standard 'LS' spec, which together with the 'LS F-SPORT' variant, can only be had in rear-driven form. A mid-range 'LS Premium Pack' variant is offered with the choice of rear-wheel drive or AWD. And the top 'Takumi' models (which start from around £105,000) only come in AWD form.
Equipment levels of course are generous, with 20-inch wheels, four-zone climate control, leather upholstery, 20-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated seats and the Lexus Premium Navigation system all standard. Most models get a seat massage programme for the front chairs too. Avoid entry-level trim and you also get a thumping 23-speaker Mark Levinson Reference surround sound audio set-up too.
Adaptive Variable Suspension is standard and above entry-level trim, you get full air suspension too. Safety-wise, all models get the 'Lexus Safety System+', which includes 'Pre-Collision' autonomous braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Sign Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Sway Warning and Automatic High Beam and Adaptive High beam features for the Triple-LD headlamps. There's also a Blind Spot Monitor and a 'Rear Cross Traffic Alert Brake' system to warn you of oncoming traffic when you're reversing out of a space.
A new safety package called 'Lexus Teammate' allows the car to automatically change lanes and overtake other vehicles. Our favourite new feature though, is the fully automated parking system, which can recognise spaces you use regularly, store details on them and guide the LS into the required bay, even if the space hasn't been marked with lines and there are no adjacent vehicles.