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Old 01-09-2017, 03:47 PM
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Whoever swapped the interesting, attractive and Lexus like DLO of the concpet fore this mass market like unit, should be hanged, drawn and quatered....
same with whoever created the production front end... so close but SO far. the interior is very cool though. and at least from inside you won't have to see the front end.
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Oh, thank GOD--Toyota has finally begun dumping that crappy, aftermarket-looking cruise control stalk it's been using since the dawn of time.
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:59 PM
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The DLO is also giving me a LaCrosse vibe.
That's exactly what I thought when I saw the first pic.

The front, side, and rear ends look like they were all designed by different teams... that weren't communicating w/ each other.

The interior looks very futuristic and is certainly more interesting, IMHO, than the Germans. Is that a screen in front of the front-seat passenger???

Chief engineer's statements have me rolling my eyes:
http://www.automobilemag.com/news/20...ls-first-look/

Wonder if the 3.5L twin turbo will grace any Toyota (non-Lexus) products? :)
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:06 PM
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In all honesty this is nothing special, a little bit dull, not exciting at all.

Lexus can do better and the LC shows that.
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The face and rear are abominable; the look of the interior isn't much better.
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Old 01-10-2017, 01:24 AM
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It's absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Now factor in Lexus' reliability and you have a real winner.

It's almost as if the market is putting the Mercedes S Class in a segment by itself.

Then you have the Lexus, G90, and Continental in a segment below, but desirable rides nevertheless.

Then you have the also-rans: 7 Series, A8, CT6, XJ, and Qporte.
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:02 AM
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Very nice (especially the design and features)..............BUT

WHY NO V8 ENGINE???

In any case, I do hope Lexus introduces one because in order to compete in this segment, you need to have at least a V8 engine (especially in markets like North America, Middle East and Australia)
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:33 AM
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It's absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Now factor in Lexus' reliability and you have a real winner.

It's almost as if the market is putting the Mercedes S Class in a segment by itself.

Then you have the Lexus, G90, and Continental in a segment below, but desirable rides nevertheless.

Then you have the also-rans: 7 Series, A8, CT6, XJ, and Qporte.
I couldn't agree more. I personally prefer the Continental's overall design, but agree that the 7er, A8, and CT6 will get forgotten in light of the better designed LS, Continental and, of course, S-Class.
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:01 AM
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Love this. It's interesting and wonderfully proportioned. Weirdly enough, I see a lot of new Buick LaCrosse in the shape of the front and rear, rounding off so much. Not a bad thing I guess.

The face is another improvement on the spindle, which now is excellently detailed and proportioned. The rear is a bit more tame than I was hoping for, but is tasteful. Interior is equally elegant. This will be a homerun.
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Old 01-13-2017, 04:47 AM
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To me, the new LS has the longest useless front overhang ever. The rear overhang is also on the long side; far from the ‘aggressive’ proportion. In fact, ‘proportionally’, despite being a RWD car, the LS is almost identical to that of the (blown-up) Corolla. Also, ‘visually’, there is hardly any frontal bumper equivalence; most of the frontal surface is a gaping hollow. What's more, the bumper is with dramatically pointy edges directed FORWARD. Psychologically, these visuals altogether cannot convey sentiments of being secured or safe to neither the driver nor the pedestrians. Lexus really needs to stop being a child and give up the spindle crap.

But they did successfully apply some futuristic details that are new to us (i.e. the Z- shaped headlights etc.) But these attempts are very risky for this type of cars at this price range as it can look old-fashioned too quickly and too easily. It would be like an old futuristic movie, say, “Hackers (1995)” which can never be the greatest movie of all time.

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