06/23/2011—These past months, Lexus magazine has had much to say about the CT 200h and LFA, so it’s high time we turn our attention back to other happenings in the Lexus lineup.
Top of mind this week: The 500 LS special editions that just rolled out of production. Officially called the LS 460 Touring Edition, the vehicle picks up some snazzy LS 460 features and combines themnicely, we might addwith a few attributes from the LS 460 Sport.
In this case, the LS 460 Touring Edition comes with a Smoky Granite Mica exterior and Black and Saddle Tan leather trim, the latter of which LS fans may recognize from the LS 460 Sport, and is available in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive models.
Lexus also gave the LS Touring Edition a few sharp cabin accoutrements: a heated wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel, a stately matte dark brown ash burl wood interior accent, and sport front seats.
The exterior views aren’t bad either, as the vehicle comes with a mesh-patterned front grille, sleek-looking rocker panels, front and rear spoilers, as well as 18-inch/10-spoke alloy wheels for the all-wheel drive model and 19-inch/five-spoke alloy wheels for the rear-wheel drive version.
—BRIAN GILL, MANAGING EDITOR