Across the Lexus model range, you’ll find thoughtfully crafted details working harmoniously to create an effortless yet refined experience for Lexus drivers and passengers alike. From hand-stitched embossed leather seating to innovative paint techniques and meticulous human-led quality checks, every detail on a Lexus reflects a tireless dedication to excellence and a greater human experience.
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There is a true power in detail and across the Lexus range, you’ll find even the smallest details yielding powerful influence. Over the years Lexus has earned an almost cult-like following – it is few and far between where you will find a one-time Lexus owner or a Lexus owner straying (at least not for long) with any other brand, and we believe this brand loyalty is due to the tireless dedication to craftsmanship and the details that have us hooked on Lexus.
The redesigned Lexus LS is literally dripping in detail and, since it is the standard for Lexus craftsmanship and superior quality across the Lexus range, we thought we would complete our ode to Lexus craftsmanship with a list showing off just a few of our favorite new details found on the 2018 LS and LC.
Like the perfect host, the rear seats in the new LS invites you in and encourages you to relax and unwind. With options for heating, cooling, and even massage the rear seats in the 2018 LS spoils passengers with excessive legroom – more than in any LS model to date and even a reclining seat. Rear passengers can tilt the reclining rear seat up to 48 degrees backward for immediate calm, or raise it up to 24 degrees for assistance exiting the LS. These luxe details will leave even your rear-seat passengers wanting more – don’t be surprised if you’re asked to be the new designated driver from here on out.
Inspired by Japanese lanterns, the ambient lighting in the 2018 LS is enough to take your breath away, but it is the “floating” armrests that makes you look a little longer and a little closer when first stepping into the cabin. This detail exudes a tranquil and utterly chic vibe. We love it.
The story behind the impressive “artwood” in the new LS is enough for its very own blog post but one detail we could not leave off this list. The new “artwood” is an incredible detail that truly exemplifies the Lexus commitment to not only producing gorgeous vehicles but creating an emotional experience for Lexus owners. With three unique finishes to choose from, all are original designs created by Takumi using sophisticated sliced wood and laser cutting technologies. The end result is nothing short of amazing.
The new Structural Blue for the LC 500 Special Edition (arriving this Spring) is another example that demonstrates the power in detail. The eye-catching new color is the result of nearly 15 years of research and development work between scientists, engineers, designers and paint experts. Said to have been inspired by the iridescent wings of the blue morpho butterfly, layered nanostructures in Structural Blue were created to allow enhanced reflection of nearly 100% of visible light (most paint reflects 50%), producing the incredibly vibrant blue.
The exterior of every Lexus vehicle is finished to perfection thanks to an intense process of painting, sanding, and inspecting. After each coat of foundation paintwork, the car’s exterior is wet sanded by hand then checked by Takumi craftsman and digital scanners. Every single Lexus is polished and checked by hand, again so the ensure nothing is missed. Only a flawless smoothness is acceptable and every surface is ‘read’ by the fingers of the Takumi craftsman. The painstaking paint process results in breathtakingly smooth surfaces with rich, luminescent color that is full of character and complexity.
Hand-Sewn Precision Built for Destruction
Lexus leatherwork is impeccable and only created by the finest, highly trained artisans that have completed and mastered a strict ten-step instruction program at a special Lexus facility that is dedicated to fine-tuning talent. The stitching must be sewn to perfection and precisely – every single time and this is evident when you step inside a Lexus and take a look at the seemingly simple stitching. The beautifully stitched seams are worthy of far more than our back-end but it is this commitment to the Lexus customer and the Lexus customer experience that drives the brand to invest the time and effort needed to create such works of functional art. What makes the leather ‘detail’ even more impressive is that every inch of it is tested to the point of destruction. Only the strongest leather is deemed worthy to trim the interior of a Lexus and all potential material must endure more than 30 extreme treatment tests before it is approved for use. Lexus recently released a video that plays on the process used in creating the leather used in Lexus vehicles and it is definitely worth checking out here.
Across the Lexus model line-up, you’ll find that every single detail is crafted to meet the highest standards. Every detail blends effortlessly with another and together they create a refined and simply comfortable experience for drivers and passengers alike. Experience amazing and test drive one of the new, 2018 Lexus models we have available now at North Park Lexus Dominion. Click here to view our in-stock inventory and schedule a personal presentation.