There’s been a real push by Lexus towards sporty models in recent years, but the brand did make its name with luxury cars.
And that’s exactly where the focus has been on the design and engineering of the new-generation Lexus LS.
Debuting earlier in the year (as we covered here), Lexus will launch the new LS locally in early 2018.
The latest update on the car promises it will be worth the wait, especially for those who like supreme comfort.
Lexus tell us they sought the counsel of professional shiatsu masseurs when designing a new rear-seat massage function (rear seats seen above).
The rear seats highlight what Lexus calls omotenashi, the Japanese way of hospitality…
Air bladders integrated into the seatbacks and seat cushions apply pressure to the passengers’ back and lower hip to facilitate physical and emotional relaxation.
The professional masseurs determined how pressure should be applied and in what order to ensure passengers enjoy a truly relaxing experience.
The rear seats, which offer 22-way power adjustments and a warming function with the massage programs, reflect a distinctively Japanese level of detail and care that is exhibited throughout the interior.
“As a Japanese luxury brand, we wanted to integrate elements of Japanese culture and the timeless appeal of Japanese craftsmanship into the artistic side of Lexus.”
We’ll bring you further updates on the 2018 Lexus LS as additional info comes to hand.
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