Lexus has confirmed the next generation LS sedan will be revealed during the Tokyo Motor Show in October

Lexus has confirmed the next generation LS sedan will be revealed during the Tokyo Motor Show in October.

Citing sources close to the company, Motoring reports the Japanese company will introduce a successor for its premium luxury saloon, featuring the latest version of Toyota’s autonomous driving technology. Sales are scheduled to start next year as a 2017 model.

There’s still not much to report as details are scarce, but the car is expected to feature a 5.0-liter V8 engine with more than 500 PS (368 kW), as well as a hybrid powertrain with a V6 petrol unit. The model will be based on a new rear-wheel drive platform, which will also underpin a coupe. This one could also be revealed during the Tokyo Motor Show as a Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe rival.

Note: 2015 Lexus LS pictured.

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