Rarity will be a major draw for likely buyers, with just 100 LS models likely to find buyers here each year. To put that into perspective, the segment-leading Mercedes S-Class sells about 2,500 units in this country every year, with rival BMW 7 Series and Tesla Model S contenders selling around 2,000 units annually. Even Porsche's more exclusive Panamera usually breaks into four figures. All this being the case, we were a little surprised to find such a wide range of trim variants offered to UK Lexus LS buyers, all based around the '500h' Multi Stage hybrid engine package.
There's an entry-level model priced at around £73,000, but most customers will want to find the £80,000 budget that'll get them either dynamic 'F Sport' trim or the more comfort-orientated 'Luxury' spec. If the 'Luxury' variant suits, you'll also be offered the £2,600 option of AWD. Around 45% of buyers go the whole hog and buy in right at the top of the range with this 'Premier'-spec model, which comes only with AWD and a £98,000 price tag. This is the version you'll need for the exclusive 'Pleat' equipment pack that, for around £7,600 more, gives you a beautifully distinctive hand-pleated finish for the leather upholstery and unique Kiriko ornamental glass in the door panels.