Lexus’ range-topping LS460 is set to receive a unique Touring Edition trim, which will be offered in limited numbers when it goes on sale this summer.
Toyota’s luxury division hopes younger buyers will flock to the Touring Edition LS460, which will sport a fancy paint job, big rims and a spruced-up interior. Specifically, it will be set apart from other LS sedans by a Smoky Granite Mica paint finish, 19-inch five-spoke rims, a sport body kit and a sporty grille. Inside, the Touring Edition receives matte brown wood trim, black and tan leather seats and a wood and leather steering wheel and shift knob.
Those hoping for a faster 0-60 mph time or more fun through twisty roads will be disappointed, as the new package does not include modifications to the engine or suspension. That’s unsurprising, as Lexus has historically never aimed the LS to compete with sportier offerings from its competitors. LS customers hoping for a slightly more engaging driving experience could still opt for the more expensive Sport package, which actually includes a sport-tuned suspension.
The MSRP for the Touring Edition LS460 will start at $74,675 (including destination) for a rear-wheel drive LS460 with the regular wheel base. The package is also offered on the long-wheel base and all-wheel drive models (AWD models are also upgraded to 18-inch rims), but predictably, for an extra fee. As it currently stands, the Touring Edition falls in the middle of the LS lineup, slotting between the “base” car and the aforementioned Sport, which has a starting price of $79,270.
It’s unclear exactly how many Touring Edition units will be produced during its limited run, but Lexus expects them to sell quickly. Will this be enough to draw younger buyers to Lexus’ flagship model line? Send us your predictions or what you’d like to see in a future LS model in the comments section below.