Wow, where do I start??? There is so much going on with this vehicle that it truly takes ones breath away !
Let me start with the Exteriors
The Head lights grab all the attention, they are like magnets!!! One just cannot take their eyes of them headlights, the row of 3 projectors look like shiny disco balls. The Radiator Grille & Bumper have very similar design to that of the new Camry & Corolla, kind of like a Toyota Signature Design ala Audi, nothing noteworthy or impressive in my opinion. The Lexus Monogram in the Grille apparently is backlit with a cool blue light, which kinda looks cool.
Fog Lamps again have a very distinctive style & shape, totally unique & unseen on any other vehicle.
Side profile again to me is very plain jane & similar to a camry. Beautiful door handles having the chrome finish with infrared receptors recessed on each handle. Low position of the rub rail again garnished with chrome & having 'HYBRID" etched in the rear Doors.
Rear Tail lamps quite boring & a letdown Though they have some resemblance to the 7 Series in them, the LED'S positioning & such.
Boot Shape again quite similar to the 7 Series, dull & boring
Liked the positioning of the Chromed Exhaust Pipe Ends though well integrated into the rear bumper which is massive & gives the appearance of a solid chunk of metal. Interiors
This is where this car becomes interesting. Get into the driver's seat & immediately you feel that you are in command of a spaceship!
Leather Seats are so soft & comfortable like a sofa, which are completely electronically adjustable in every possible way, added bonus is that they have heating facility as well as programmable to give you a super massage All seats have this feature with individual settings for each seat.
The steering wheel looks quite ordinary in comparison, having the adjustment buttons of music/fone answering/cruise control & such....
Instrument display again is having lots of lights in different colours relaying info like which door is open/boot/bonnet, tyre pressures, battery charge, hybrid power status, exterior temp. Quite mundane to be honest I found the appearance.
Dashboard is huge with well laid out HVAC Vents, huge centre console with a large 10" display touch screen operating a whole lots of functions, you can call it the brain of the car! Explaining all the features & functions it controls will take me like a year to explain in detail!!!
Located on left side of the steering, on the dashboard is a 2 rupee sized button called 'Power', press it once & all the lights on the dash glow with the steering wheel suddenly coming out towards you & the seat gets adjusted to you liking, that is if you have set your settings into one of the 3 memory settings available. Press the Power button again with the brake pedal depressed & the car supposedly comes to life, I say supposedly as you just cannot figure out that the engine is running, the only giveaway being the rev counter showing the needle at about 1k revs. Glovebox itself is quite tiny with a little slot compartmentalizing it into 2 halfs.
ICE is supposedly very very high end, after all MArk LEvinson has designed one specially for this vehicle, with a dash mounted 6 cd changer, a dvd player mounted in between rear individual bucket seats, 10 inch roof mounted lcd display which automatically opens / closes & wait for it, 19 speakers!!!
Am taking a break now!!! will continue after some rest
Meanwhile play with the Lexus LS600hl configurator: Build Your Lexus
. This one has all the added bells & whistles offered. :)