Flagship Lexus LS 460 gets some enhancements for 2010 model year

(October 7, 2010) The Lexus flagship sedan, the LS 460, gets some refreshening for the 2010 model year, according to Lexus, which introduced the car on Tuesday.

A new exterior design includes revised front fascia, headlamps and taillamps; a new optional sport package will be offered combining sport-tuned air suspension, Brembo bakes, 19-inch forged wheels with aero body design elements and exclusive interior features; and new audio and telematics technology have been added.
New side mirrors feature integrated turn signals, and the standard 18-inch wheels have a new 10-spoke design.

The Lexus LS was among the first cars in the world to offer a Pre-Collision system, and for 2010 the LS offers the Advanced Pre-Collision System (APCS) that debuted on the 2009 Pebble Beach Edition LS 600h L.

APCS is the world's first active pedestrian system designed to help detect pedestrians in the vehicle's path and to react by braking.  Using two small cameras mounted at the front of the car that work in conjunction with millimeter-wave radar, APCS is sensitive enough to detect certain objects with low reflectivity or an object’s lateral position.

The Lexus LS 460 models continue with a 4.6-liter V8 teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission.  The engine produces 380 horsepower and 367 lb.-ft. of peak torque in rear-wheel-drive configuration; 357 horsepower and 344 lb.-ft. of torque with all-wheel drive.