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A new Lexus LS? Yep. Almost 30 years after the launch of the original – Lexus’s first car full stop – this is our first drive of the fifth-generation limo. It will come with a choice of pure petrol and petrol-electric drivetrains, and it’s the hybrid LS500h we’ve driven here. It pairs a 3.5-litre petrol V6 with two electric motors for a 354bhp total, and you can have it with rear- or all-wheel drive. Its gearbox is a CVT. The LS500 petrol is rear-driven only and uses a 416bhp twin-turbo V6 with a ten-speed auto – the same one that works really rather well in the Lexus LC500 sports car. The UK is likely to only get the hybrid, mind. Is there loads of tech?