Now that it’s got a bit of attention from young motorists thanks to the LFA supercar and the CT200h hatchback, Lexus seems to have set its sights on this lucrative section of car buyers. No, there’s no supermini in the offing, but Lexus has announced a Touring Edition of its flagship 2011 LS460 saloon, which it hopes will “attract younger buyers to the LS line-up.” The high end saloon will be offered with both all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive.
To “add excitement” to what we believe is the world’s most comfortable luxury car, Lexus has added a few enhancements inside and out, such as 19in five-spoke alloy wheels (AWD version gets 18in alloys) a special Smoky Granite Mica exterior, a sport kit and grille.
The cabin gets black and saddle leather-trimmed sports seats, a wood and leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear shift knob, premium floor mats as well as matte brown wood trim all round. A bit less bland maybe, but how these changes add excitement to the car, beats us.
The LS460 Touring Edition prices start at $73,000 (Dh268,000) in the US, but if at all the limited edition model makes it to our shores, we’re sure it won’t be that cheap.