At once a deluxe limousine and high-performance touring car, the Lexus LS 430 delivers quick acceleration and agile handling along with features designed to take the work out of driving. Consumers and experts alike have hailed the LS 430 as a benchmark for high-tech luxury in a meticulously crafted sedan. The flagship Lexus offers every luxury amenity we could want, plus a few we would never have imagined. It presents a very real example of everything technology makes possible, with systems that out-think and out-perform lesser cars and, in some cases, lesser drivers. Its functional aerodynamics and exacting quality control lead the rest of the world industry. The third-generation Lexus LS appeared for the 2001 model year, and sailed unchanged through 2002. Changes for 2003 are minor. Fashionably larger 17-inch wheels are now standard.