7/27/2012—Lexus drivers: on Monday night, forget television, movie downloads, or going to bed early, because you’ll be watching Lexus unveil the 2013 LS.
Lexus, of course, can’t reveal the vehicle’s details until Monday, but judging by the technical wonders introduced with past LS models, we’re gauging that you’ll be impressed.
Consider a few of the world-first technologies revealed in earlier LS generations:
> The world’s first eight-speed automatic transmission (LS 460)
> The world’s first low-beam LED headlamps (LS 600h L)
> The available Advanced Pre-Collision System (APCS), which was the world’s first system designed to react to pedestrians in the vehicle’s path when it debuted on the 2009 Pebble Beach Edition LS 600h L
> The world’s first vehicle to combine a V8 gasoline engine with an all-wheel-drive (AWD) hybrid drivetrain (LS 600h L)
In other words, we can’t wait for Monday night.
—BRIAN GILL, MANAGING EDITOR
 The Advanced Pre-Collision System is designed to help reduce the crash speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. The included Driver Attention Monitor is designed to alert the driver if a potential hazard is detected ahead and the driver’s face appears to be turned away. They are not collision-avoidance systems and are not substitutes for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors. Please see your owner’s manual for further information.
 The Active Pedestrian Detection System, part of the Advanced Pre-Collision System, is designed to help reduce the impact speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. It is not a collision-avoidance system and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, driver input and road conditions. Please see your owner’s manual for further information.