Last week, Lexus Malaysia announced that it has opened the order books for the new Lexus LS. Fast forward to today and the Japanese luxury sedan has been spotted by reader Safuan Mahmud at the Road Transport Department (JPJ) headquarters in Putrajaya, so an official launch should be happening soon.

The car seen here is an LS 500, which is powered by a new 3.5 litre twin-turbo V6 that produces 415 hp at 6,000 rpm and 600 Nm of torque from 1,600 to 4,800 rpm. All that is sent to the rear wheels through a 10-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission.

Also available for the Malaysian market will be the LS 500h hybrid. This uses the Multi-Stage Hybrid system from the LC 500h, pairing a 295 hp/350 Nm 3.5 litre naturally-aspirated V6 to a 176 hp/300 Nm electric motor for a total system output of 354 hp. A four-speed automatic gearbox works with the hybrid system’s eCVT to simulate the feel of a 10-speed transmission.

Lexus Malaysia has already revealed that the new LS, which will be offered in LS 500 Luxury, LS 500 Executive and LS 500h Executive variants, will come with the Lexus Safety System + suite of driver assists. These include a front Pre-Collision System (PCS) with pedestrian detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Automatic High Beam (AHB).

Also confirmed to be offered is Kiriko cut glass trim and hand-pleated fabric on the doors, which would certainly enhance what already looks to be a very classy place to be in. No other details have been released, but expect the car to come dressed to the nines with features such as 28-way power-adjustable front seats, 22-way adjustable rear seats with an ottoman, rear seat entertainment displays and a 23-speaker Mark Levinson Reference sound system, at least on the higher end Executive variants.

Pricing has been released as well, with the LS 500 Luxury priced at RM799,000, the LS 500 Executive at RM999,000 and the LS 500h Executive at RM1,459,000. All prices are on-the-road without insurance, inclusive of a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

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