Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 73. Chapters: Mazda MX-5, Lexus LS, Lexus ES, Land Rover Discovery, Holden Apollo, Subaru Legacy, Rover 200 / 25, Citro n XM, Ford Probe, BMW 8 Series, Ford Taurus SHO, Mercedes-Benz R129, Dodge Spirit, Lancia Dedra, Mazda MPV, Chevrolet Lumina, Plymouth Acclaim, Nissan 240SX, Chevrolet Lumina APV, Opel Calibra, Ferrari 348, Geo/Chevrolet Prizm, Peugeot 605, Nissan Figaro, Nissan Pao, Daihatsu Applause, Alfa Romeo SZ, Hyundai Scoupe, Nissan Be-1, Holden Nova, PAZ-3205, Maserati Shamal, Nissan S-Cargo, Mazda 323F. Excerpt: The Lexus LS is a full-size luxury sedan that serves as the flagship model of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. Four generations of the sedan have been produced, all equipped with V8 engines and rear-wheel drive, although since 2006 all-wheel drive, hybrid, and long-wheelbase variants have also been offered. The original Lexus LS 400, the first Lexus to be developed, was introduced as the premium marque's debut model in 1989. Subsequent redesigns included the second-generation LS 400 in 1995, the LS 430 in 2001, and the LS 460/LS 460 L series in 2006. A domestic-market version of the LS 400 and LS 430, badged as Toyota Celsior, was sold in Japan until the Lexus marque was introduced there in 2006. For the 2007 model year the fourth-generation LS 460 debuted the first production eight-speed automatic transmission and an automatic parking system. In 2007, V8 hybrid powertrains were introduced on the LS 600h/LS 600h L sedans. Development of the Lexus LS began in 1983 as the F1 project, the code name for a secret flagship sedan effort. The resulting sedan followed an extended five-year design process at a cost of over US$1 billion, and premiered with a new V8 engine and multiple luxury features. The Lexus LS was intended from its inception for export markets, and the Lexus division was formed to market and servi...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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