The next-generation Lexus LS is set to be unveiled in October at the Tokyo Motor Show. The biggest, most refined Lexus model is also said to be receiving Toyota’s very own version of autonomous driving technology.

This is big news considering that the world’s largest automaker has kept its self-driving technologies relatively hidden from the world outside, when compared to the Germans and Americans.

The next-generation LS, which is expected to go on sale next year to replace the current long-serving model (pictured here), will certainly stick to a rear-wheel drive layout. Engine options are less certain, with the choice of a 5.0 litre V8 petrol and a V6 hybrid variant said to be in the plans.

Apart from that, the company has also confirmed that a new coupe will be introduced. This is likely to be a production version of the extremely good-looking LF-LC concept coupe, possibly badged as the Lexus LC. Let’s hope it doesn’t veer too far away from the concept, shall we?