Soft touch surfaces abound, and leather seating is standard on all models. The treatment is finished off with a set of well-defined fender flares and lower side sills. Lexus, however, looks to be on the verge of a product renaissance, in the vein of what happened to the brand mid-decade. The sedan's exterior design featured sleeker, coupe-like contours, a profile, and a repeated arrowhead motif in the front fascia and side windows. F Sport Performance Accessories by Lexus U. Japanese models went on sale on 16 May 2013.
Archived from on 4 January 2013. A planetary-gear center differential and a wet-type multi-disc clutch control front-to-rear power distribution. . Interior space is also quite limited, too. Everything else about the car.
The exterior mirrors integrate turn signals. What's it like to drive? In addition to an outstanding appearance, it delivers a powerful, sport-tuned exhaust sound while complying with established sound-level standards and does not affect emissions compliance. There's also a navigation system with live traffic data, and the Lexus Enform suite of services available through subscription allows weather sports, and stock information, turn-by-turn guidance, or roadside assistance. And, most notably, the introduction of new hardtop convertible variants last year—they're covered in a separate review. The special edition will get the usual 3. A highly rigid body structure is the starting point for controlling noise intrusion. Sophisticated monotube shock-absorbers integrate multi-leaf linear control valves to optimize damping force, plus internal rebound springs for firmer body control without degrading ride comfort.
Safety Connect is standard on all vehicles, while Lexus Enform with Safety Connect is on vehicles equipped with the optional Navigation system. This 14-speaker audio system features discrete 5. This award, selected by a jury panel of 25 automotive experts, was presented to Lexus in a Berlin ceremony. My only gripe involves body roll, which was noticeable in both our cars. Archived from on 10 February 2007.
Lexus' rear-wheel drive sports sedan. You will feel every bump in the road. Had the dealership install f sport intake, exhaust, lowering springs front and rear , shock absorbers and front and rear sway bars. Thank you Mainline for changing the car buying experience all the way across the board. Also new this year, sedans get newly designed 17-inch alloy wheels and optional 18-inchers. Incidentally, that's not far off the C240, which hit the mark in about 8.
It earns just 16 mpg city, 23 highway from its big V-8. There are just a few elements that set this special edition apart from its standard model. The ads took advantage of real-time marketing by allowing viewers to contribute ad concepts via social networks to influence the creative for the Lexus advertisements. We've always had a secret hankering for one of these cars. There is also a matching dark-chrome front grille insert, and a new Ultrasonic Blue exterior color is available in conjunction with the F Sport Package. With the top down, the windshield frame shuddered a bit over broken pavement, but that's a common characteristic in four-seat convertibles.
Premium interior materials and meticulous attention to detail convey the Lexus identity. South Korean models went on sale on 27 June 2013. The mid-cycle refresh in 2008 saw slight styling revisions to the interior. It reminded me of a Mercedes-Benz C240 — the cheapest six-cylinder Mercedes of its time, discontinued in 2006. Gets a full five stars in crash tests. The new F Sport Package adds a sport-tuned suspension and steering upgrades, 18-inch wheels and a dark chrome grille.
Equipped with eight airbags, active cruise control and lane departure warning, as well as a reversing camera. Lexus has some catching up to do. Lexus quotes a zero-to-60 time of 8. There is also a front brake upgrade that provides a firmer pedal feel and improved fade resistance in repeated severe-duty use. It's paired with a sequential 8-speed automatic with quick shift and throttle blipping as well as torque lock up from 2nd to 8th gear. The multi-information display located within the speedometer integrates a trip computer and an oil-maintenance reminder and system warnings, all grouped in one convenient location.