The Lexus LS is the crown jewel of Lexus’ luxury car lineup. It also belongs in a segment that includes the Mercedes S-Class , the Audi A8 , and the BMW 7 Series . That’s the epitome of competition right there. So how does Lexus separate the LS 460 F Sport from this three-headed German monster? Create a special edition line with TUMI, the ultimate lifestyle and accessories manufacturer, of course.
The collaboration between the Japanese auto brand and the high-end lifestyle and accessories company is called The Crafted Line. The good news is that the Crafted Line is available across a wide range of Lexus models. The bad news, at least in the case of the LS 460 F Sport , is that it has the fewest allotment of available models at just 750 units.
The LS 460 F Sport might feel slighted that the ES and the RX 350 F Sport both received 1,500 units of the Crafted Line, but look at this way, the LS 460 F Sport is the one model that can still stand out even without the goodies that come with the Crafted Line. That comes with the territory of already being a high-end luxury sedan.
The flip side to that is its exclusivity. With just 750 units available, we expect the LS 460 F Sport Crafted Line Edition to have plenty of interested buyers as soon as the model is launched in November 2014. In the meantime, look for the entire Crafted Line collection to be featured prominently at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance.
Click past the jump to read more about the Lexus LS Crafted Line Edition.
Lexus LS Crafted Line Edition in detail
You can tell that the model in the images looks really comfortable behind the wheel of the LS 460 F Sport Crafted Line. There really is no reason for him not to, especially with those plush, black-leather seats with eye-popping black and Scarlet contrast stitching. This Scarlet hue also finds itself at home accenting the seat bolsters, the center tunnel and the door panels, creating a sporty and luxurious look.
The spacious interior really brings out the best of the scarlet contrast color. Add the Shimamoku ornamentation into the equation and the level of luxury in the LS hits a whole new level.
Of all the examples within the Crafted Line, the LS 460 F Sport gets the most added features, including a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, the Comfort Package, the Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System, and a heated leather steering wheel for all-wheel drive variants of the LS.
In addition to all the ad-on features, the LS receives and exclusive, two-bag luggage set. These two duffel bags include white, leather-trimmed tags, a Lexus badge and red contrast stitching — similar to the stitching in the LS — inside.
Gallery Lexus LS Crafted Line Edition
Nothing is ever black or white. In the case of The Crafted Line by Lexus, it’s an Ultra White and Obsidian exterior matched to a two-tone black and red interior. The Crafted Line offers customers striking style with substance for 2015 model year, plus a two-piece TUMI duffel bag set exclusively designed to complement the elegance and sporty features these models offer.
The special edition is available for LS 460 F SPORT, GS 350 F SPORT, and IS 250 F SPORT in all-weather drive and rear-wheel drive models; RX 350 AWD F SPORT and ES 350. F SPORT complements The Crafted Line and adds allure to Lexus with performance enhancements, a mesh grille and front and rear lower valences. The limited edition Crafted Line vehicles arrive in dealerships in November and celebrate 25 years of luxury.
All Crafted Line vehicles feature an Ultra White exterior with contrasting black door handles, side mirrors and grille. Other exterior Obsidian treatments vary by model and enhance the modern simplicity of the special edition. Eye-catching seats, contrast stitching, headrests and door panels are either two-tone Black/Scarlet or Black/Cabernet. The Crafted Line comes equipped with Navigation and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Some vehicles also have additional convenience features which vary by model.
Lexus partnered with TUMI, which has been producing exquisite premium travel, business, and lifestyle accessories for over 35 years, to create the exclusive luggage set that complements the distinctive design of The Crafted Line vehicles. Inspired by the expressive styling and unique details of the Crafted Line models, the TUMI luggage pieces embody similar design details and impeccable craftsmanship. The unique two-bag collection is an example of both brands’ commitment to create memorable travel experiences. TUMI’s expert designers matched the look and feel of The Crafted Line to the duffel bags with the brand’s legendary FXT® ballistic nylon in black paired with white trim and zippers.
Both duffel bags sport a white, leather-trimmed luggage tag with Lexus logo. The inside of the TUMI duffels are lined with gunmetal nylon material decorated with an embossed grid pattern. Similar to The Crafted Line, the TUMI duffel bags featured red interior stitching.
Owners who wish to pack for a longer trip will be happy to know they can complete their TUMI Crafted Line luggage set with an available large wheeled duffel and a wheeled split duffel. Both wheeled duffels have the same unique styling as the original Crafted two-bag collection.
Lexus owners can enhance their travel experiences with additional TUMI luggage pieces. Lexus owners can find more details about the partnership with TUMI at www.LexusDrivers.com.
In addition, Crafted Line owners will receive a complimentary Meguiar’s® New Car Care Kit* to help keep their vehicle looking its best.
All Crafted Line models, along with the matching TUMI duffel bag set, will be on public display for the first time on Peter Hay Hill at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance August 15-17. The Crafted Line will have a starting MSRP of approximately $42,000 (ES 350). Pricing details will be available closer to launch in November.