Lexus LS fails Auto Motor und Sport braking test - AGAIN
The German magazine Auto Motor und Sport is reporting that a revised Lexus LS has failed the braking test a second time.
A few weeks ago the new Toyota Landcruiser V8 Diesel also performed disastrously in this area. Poor braking and stability issues have long affected Lexus and Toyota models in various European roadtests.
Toyota recently sent Auto Motor und Sport a heavily revised Lexus LS and Toyota Landcruiser V8. The Landcruiser showed improved stopping power but still displays heavy fading. Despite a revised braking system, the Lexus LS tested displayed the same weak braking characteristics as the first LS tested needing over 150 meters to come to a halt. The previous LS tested needed precisely 150 meters to come to a stop. Directional stability was also rated as poor when the brakes were engaged under emergency condition with the LS displaying a tendency to yaw.