CARS.COM — Another auto show, another new version of the 2018 Lexus LS. Toyota’s luxury division will debut the latest edition to its flagship sedan lineup, the LS 500 F Sport, next week at the 2017 New York International Auto Show. The performance-focused variant of the newly lengthened sedan will benefit from the LS’ newly stiffened structure, which Lexus says enhances handling, ride smoothness and cabin quality.
No powertrain info has yet been released for the LS 500 F Sport, but the fifth generation of the regular version will have a 415-horsepower, turbocharged V-6 mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and available with rear- or all-wheel drive. The 2018 incarnation of the LS will be the first to forgo an eight-cylinder option.
“F Sport models will capitalize on the platform’s responsiveness and agility to present the most engaging LS driving experience yet, and will be available on the LS 500 and LS 500h,” Lexus stated.
Lexus introduced the 2018 Lexus LS earlier this year at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, followed by the hybrid version, the LS 500h, at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show in March. The F Sport unveiling will take place on April 12 at the New York auto show, and Cars.com will be on the scene bringing you comprehensive coverage of the event straight from the exhibit floor — so check back often next week.