The 2020 RC F Track Edition debuted today in Detroit and not only boasts enhanced performance and styling upgrades but takes the Lexus performance coupe to a level far beyond the souped-up cars seen in the “Too Fast Too Furious” franchise (thankfully). With the release of the first-ever RC F Track Edition, racing enthusiasts will be able to enjoy a high-performance car that is equally impressive on and off the track. Truly born from the asphalt up and developed with input from Lexus race teams in the Super GT and IMSA series, the RC F Track Edition boasts a 55-pound reduction in unsprung weight on the front of the car alone and 176 pound decrease from the previous RC F. Even with the fixed rear wing, the new RC F Track Edition takes the model beyond “Too Fast, Too Furious” and introduces a new breed of the street race car that even we can handle.
Lexus RC F Track Edition Details
Every RC F Track Edition is upgraded with Brembo carbon ceramic brake rotors that are lighter and better at withstanding the extreme heat cycling associated with performance driving.
19″ BBS forged alloy wheels further reduce weight and feature a design derived from the RC F GT3 race car.
Carbon Fiber everywhere! Carbon fiber pieces made on the same line that supplied the Lexus LFA can be found on the roof, hood, rear wing, behind the rear seats and as a bumper reinforcement.
Titanium Muffler and Tail Pipes – rarely seen on production cars.
RC F Track Edition has the best power-to-weight ratio among its competitors.
New electronic launch control system gives the RC F Track Edition the capability of delivering a 0-60 mph time in 3.96 seconds.
Only two colors: Ultra White and Matte Nebula Gray
Red leather interior with Alcantara seat accents and red carbon trim on the doors and dashboard give the new RC F Track Edition that extra-special touch.
This year Lexus has introduced new models and several exciting updates to the existing Lexus line up that have not only changed the look but also the feature placement and go-to “tells” for determining a specific package level. For anyone that doesn’t have the opportunity to look at these gorgeous new cars every day, you may find it difficult to tell the difference between builds and options with only a quick look or glance at a picture online. As always, the team at Lexus Dominion is here to help so we’ve put together several comprehensive info-graphics on some of our most popular new Lexus that highlight the differences. Learn how to tell the difference and find your favorite feature on the 2019 UX, ES, NX, and GX here.
What’s the Difference: Lexus UX
The Lexus UX is the newest addition to the Lexus model line-up and as we better acquainted with the super cute, versatile Lexus crossover SUV, we’ve picked up on a few quick ways to determine the package level.
Standard/Premium UX vs. UX F SPORT
This one will be easy for those familiar with the newer Lexus and the F SPORT models, but here you go.
The 2019 UX is bold and both the standard/premium UX and the F SPORT models offer dramatic lines, incredible lighting, and impressive wheels but how can you know for certain that you’re looking at the standard UX or the F SPORT model? Here’s what to look out for:
The grille and LED cornering lights on the F SPORT UX
Exclusive F SPORT exterior badging
F SPORT 18-inch split-five-spoke alloy wheels
Standard or Premium Package UX
Since the new UX is really built only a handful of ways, when you’re looking inside a non-F-Sport UX 200, you’ll be able to determine if that UX is the basic model with Blind Spot Monitor that lists for $34,903 or the Premium UX 200 with Heated and Ventilated Seats, Premium Package, Heated Steering Wheel and Park Assist that lists for $37,143 by looking out for a few key details.
Other key features and characteristics on the Lexus UX include the new Birch and Birch/Lapis interior options (Birch is a solid Gray with only a small accent across the chair whereas the Birch/Lapis is a Gray and Blue two-tone interior), the premium, and standard packages and the only UX with Navigation (at this time) – the F SPORT UX with Navigation. The following UX info-graphics help you determine which UX you’re looking at based on key characteristics and tells you where to look if you’re wanting a specific feature.
What’s the Difference: Lexus ES
The Lexus ES comes with a large selection of options and packages that can be combined to create several builds that are both commonly available or more uniquely-tuned for ES buyers. Since the 2019 Lexus ES is built to include so many great standard features, it can be difficult to determine the package level from just a glance but, if you look out for key details like the wheel design and if you can see Park Assist sensors, you’ll be able to name that ES build like a pro. The first (above) and second ES info-graphic show you how to determine if the ES is the basic (no-option) build or the Premium ES 350 – both have a 9000 model code. We follow this up with comprehensive infographics illustrating the difference between the Premium (9000 model code) and Luxury models (9002 model code) and finally the Luxury (9002 model code) and Ultra Luxury ES (9004 model code) models.
There are a couple of options that can go on almost any of the new ES models since they are individual adds or standard features that may or may not be on the ES based on its production date. Here’s where to look inside the 2019 ES 350 so you can determine if that ES has Head-Up Display, Apple CarPlay, and Panoramic View Monitor.
What’s the Difference: Lexus NX 300
The Lexus NX is built in either the standard or F SPORT model, but those two models also include a few tell-tale characteristics that will help you find out even more about that specific NX 300. Find out if you’re looking at the standard or F SPORT NX and which package that NX has on it with these quick tips.
What’s the Difference: Lexus GX
The Lexus GX 460 has kept the same design for a few years, but you may still need to find out if a specific GX has the new Sport Design Package or just the F-SPORT wheel option and if a specific GX is a Premium, Luxury or Basic build. This comprehensive infographic shows you where to look so you can determine if that GX has the Sport Design Package, F SPORT wheel upgrade (and is not the “Sport Design”), Premium build grade (look at the wheels), Luxury with Driver Assist Package (hint, it has a camera on the front grille) or the Basic model (again, look at the wheels.)
Have a question on any other Lexus model, build or package option? Let us know in the comments section below or send us your request for another edition of “What’s the Difference” on your Lexus of choice by emailing email@example.com. You can also view and shop for your new Lexus online at www.LexusDominion.com.
The inspirations behind each color chosen for the Lexus model line up are as unique as the final expressions themselves. Often highlighting the bold, sculpted character lines of the new models, the Lexus design goal is to elicit an emotion at first glance. The 2019 Lexus model line up features new and returning Lexus colors that elevate the artistry of each model’s unique design. See the Lexus color line for the 2019 models here or find your favorite color – on your favorite model, online and available now at www.LexusDominion.com.
2019 Lexus UX Color Line
Starting with the newest Lexus creation, the Lexus UX offers 10 exterior color choices and 5 interior color options for the 2019 model year. We have been fortunate enough to already get in most of the colors for the new Lexus UX crossover, but there are still a few that we have yet to see in-person at Lexus Dominion. Above you’ll see the 2019 UX in Redline, Cadmium Orange, Atomic Silver, Obsidian, Ultra White, Eminent White, Silver Lining Metallic, Nebula Gray Pearl and Caviar. So you can see every color available, we tracked down pictures of the UX in Nori Green Pearl and Autumn Shimmer. What about UltraSonic Blue 2.0 you may be asking? Well, we just got one in so you’ll find a sneak peek of the electric blue F SPORT color below.
New arrival: UltraSonic Blue 2.0 F SPORT UX at North Park Lexus Dominion.
2019 Lexus UX Interior Options
2019 RC Color Line
Redesigned and restyled for the 2019 model year, the new Lexus RC coupe is stunning. Although we have received most of the RC colors here at Lexus Dominion, any that are left out of the 2019 RC color chart below can still be found just below.
With 9 exterior color options including Obsidian, Caviar, Nebula Gray Pearl, Atomic Silver, Eminent White Pearl, Ultra White, Flare Yellow, Infrared, UltraSonic Blue Mica 2.0 and new Blue Vortex Metallic, the RC has something for everyone and almost every color under the sun.
2019 RC Interior Options
The 2019 RC coupe is available with most of the same interior options as last year with one newcomer that we have yet to see in-person but we have heard, has just arrived at Lexus Dominion (so check back for an updated post with that picture soon). Interior choices include Black NuLuxe, Glazed Caramel NuLuxe, Playa NuLuxe, Circuit Red NuLuxe, Black and Yellow NuLuxe and White NuLuxe.
2019 Lexus GX 460 Color Line
The colors for the 2019 Lexus GX 460 carry-over from the 2018 model year and include Starfire Pearl, Silver Lining Metallic, Nebula Gray Pearl, Nightfall Mica, Fire Agate Pearl, Black Onyx and Claret Mica. The new GX also comes with the same 3 interior choices: Black, Sepia, and Ecru. Shop our GX inventory online here or find your favorite color from our 2019 GX color chart.
2019 ES Color Line
We wrote a pretty detailed post on the 2019 ES color choices previously, but for anyone wanting a recap we have that for you here. The all-new Lexus ES is now available in Ultra White, Eminent White, Silver Lining Metallic, Caviar, Nebula Gray Pearl, Moonbeam Beige Metallic, Obsidian, Atomic Silver, Matador Red Mica, UltraSonic Blue Mica 2.0, Nightfall Mica and Sunlit Green.
The Lexus ES is another model that offers a wide selection of colors (and we couldn’t fit them all on the color chart above). Below you can see the 2019 ES in Ultra White – an F SPORT exclusive color, Caviar, and Nightfall Mica.
2019 Lexus LS 500 Color Line
The 2019 LS 500 offers many color choices including one returning color, Satin Cashmere Metallic. The color chart below shows the 2019 LS in Ultra White, Eminent White, Manganese Luster, Caviar Mica, Atomic Silver, Matador Red Mica, Autumn Shimmer and Nightfall Mica. Both the “new” Satin Cashmere, Obsidian and Liquid Platinum are shown just below the LS color chart and available to see in-person at North Park Lexus Dominion in San Antonio, Texas.
2019 GS Color Line
The 2019 Lexus GS is still in limited production numbers, however we still have every color option for the 2019 model year represented here. Choices include Eminent White Pearl, Smokey Granite Mica, Nightfall Mica, Obsidian, Matador Red Mica, Liquid Platinum, Atomic Silver, Caviar, Ultra White and UltraSonic Blue Mica 2.0.
2019 Lexus IS Color Line
2019 IS color line is almost the same as last year with one new addition: Liquid Platinum (replacing Silver Lining Metallic). Find your favorite IS color from shopping our extensive IS inventory online or reference our quick color chart below.
2019 LC Color Line
The Lexus LC is a world-class luxury coupe offering impressive performance and design. The LC 500 keeps the colors from the 2018 model year but adds Flare Yellow for the unique Inspiration Series that is available in Limited Production. Your 2019 LC color choices include: Obsidian, Caviar, Smokey Granite Mica, Atomic Silver, Liquid Platinum, Ultra White, Infrared, Autumn Shimmer and Nightfall Mica.
2019 Lexus LX 570 Color Line
The 2019 LX 570 sees the same colors from the 2018 model year with one Special Edition, blacked-out Inspiration Series that is due to arrive at our Lexus dealership around January 14th, 2019 (so stay tuned). Check out the LX color line up here.
2019 RX Color Line
The Lexus RX model line up offers a wide range of colors and, the same from the 2018 model year. Color options include Ultra White, Eminent White Pearl, Silver Lining Metallic, Atomic Silver, Nebula Gray Pearl, Caviar, Obsidian, Satin Cashmere, Autumn Shimmer, Nightfall Mica and Matador Red Mica.
Ok, we took a shortcut with the Lexus RX but you can see every single color option available on our website here.
2019 Lexus NX Color Line
The 2019 NX is another Lexus model without any color changes with exception to the returning, Blue Vortex Metallic (which we still have not seen). Every other color is available and in-stock at our Lexus dealership. Below is the 2019 NX Color Chart for easy reference.
What’s your favorite Lexus color for the 2019 model line up? Let us know in the comments section below.
The 2019 Lexus UX 200 is almost here and we expect the first few of the new UX vehicles to arrive at our Lexus dealership around December 16th, 2018, possibly earlier. In anticipation of the UX arrival at Lexus Dominion, we wanted to share a few key details on the vehicles that are already incoming and still available for you to reserve today.
Standard Features For Every UX
Every 2019 UX will come with the following standard features:
Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 including Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Tracing Assist, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Road Sign Assist, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Intelligent High Beam Headlamps
Bi-LED headlamps, LED taillamps and daytime running lights
Back up Camera
Electronic Parking Brake
Drive Mode Select with Sport, Normal,and ECO drive modes
Lexus Multimedia System with color display and compatible Scout GPS Link with MapStream. Complimentary for the first 3 years of ownership.
Lexus six-speaker Premium Sound System
Lexus Enform Remote app and Amazon Alexa compatibility. Complimentary for the first year of ownership.
Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0
Amazon Alexa compatibility
Bluetooth and USB smartphone connectivity
Four USB ports
Subscription-free Traffic and Weather updates via HD Radio
Voice Command and Siri Eyes Free
7.0-inch color LCD multi-information display (MID)
Dual-zone automatic climate control with interior air filter
Eight-way power-adjustable front seats with two-way driver lumbar support
60/40-split folding rear seats
Folding tonneau cover
Leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob
Heated outside mirrors
Lexus Enform Safety Connect and Service Connect. Complimentary for the first 10 years of ownership.
Key UX Vehicle Specs to Know
FWD model (standard) delivers 169-horsepower with a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine
10-speed Direct Shift Continuously Variable Transmission
8.9-second 0-60 mph
33 MPG combined average
UX 250h (hybrid model) will always be AWD
UX hybrid delivers 175-total system-horsepower with a 2.0-liter inline 4 engine+ Lexus Hybrid Drive
UX hybrid has an Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission
UX hybrid has a 0-60 mph time of 8.6-seconds
UX hybrid has 39* MGP combined average
UX 200 has a comparable wheelbase to the NX 300 with a difference of only – 0.8 inches but the overall length is shorter by 5.7-inches compared to the 2019 NX 300 – this gives you a smooth, comfortable ride with a smaller footprint.
The UX sits 5-inches lower than the NX, giving it a sleek profile and making low parking garage overhangs nothing to fear.
Being 5.7-inches shorter overall and with a 3.2-foot smaller turning circle than the NX, the new UX is ideal when navigating crowded parking lots and urban environments.
2019 Lexus UX 200 Incoming Options
The starting package level for the 2019 UX 200 coming in this month has the MSRP of $34,903 and will have all of the standard features, in addition to Blind Spot Monitor, Moon Roof, and Accessory Package.
We have the starting package level UX 200 incoming in the following color choices:
Nebula Gray Pearl with Birch
Nebula Gray Pearl with Black
Eminent White with Lapis
If you want a few more options on your 2019 UX 200 then you could consider the incoming Premium Package that has the MSRP of $36,718 and offers the same added options as the starting package level, plus: Auto-Dimming Inner Mirror with Compass and Homelink, Parking Assist with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Auto-Braking, Power Rear Door with Kick Sensor, Premium Package with Moon Roof, Rain-Sensing Wipers and Ventilated Seats, Heated Steering Wheel and Accessory Package.
We have the Premium Package UX 200 incoming in the following color combinations:
Eminent White with Glazed Caramel
Obsidian with Glazed Caramel
Eminent White with Lapis
Silver Lining Metallic with Lapis
Eminent White with Black
Nebula Gray Pearl with Black
Silver Lining Metallic with Black
Another package or model option incoming this month is the F SPORT UX. Featuring exclusive F SPORT design and performance details, the F SPORT Premium Package UX has a starting MSRP of $38,518. This UX option will have the same features listed on the Premium Package (above) in addition to F SPORT exclusive features.
F-Sport Features include: 18-inch F SPORT Wheels with Run Flat All-Season Tires, F SPORT Front and Rear Bumper, F SPORT Grille insert, LED Fog Lamp, F SPORT Seats, F SPORT Steering Wheel with Paddle Shifters, F SPORT Shift Knob, Aluminum Front Door Scuff Plates, Aluminum Sport Pedals, 8-inch MID and Active Sound Control.
Finally, if you’re looking for a new UX with Navigation then you’re going to have to get one of the incoming F SPORT UX that lists for around $40,393 as this is the only equipment level with navigation at this time. Along with all of the Premium and F SPORT Package features, this UX will also come with the 10.3-inch Navigation System and Color Multimedia Display, Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation, Dynamic Voice Command, Lexus Enform Destination Assist, 8-speaker Lexus Premium Sound System, Auto-Dimming Inner Mirror with Homelink and Power Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel.
The UX F SPORT is currently available (and already incoming) in the following color combinations:
The all-new 2019 Lexus ES has been available for a few months now giving us just the right amount of time to compile a definitive color guide for the new model with actual pictures of inventory. With a daring new design, imaginative technology, and dynamic performance, the 2019 Lexus ES is impressive and offers many new options – and colors. Find your perfect color Lexus ES or compare all of the options with our comprehensive color guide available here.
Exterior Color Choices
The 2019 ES is longer, wider and built on an all-new platform that highlights the striking lines of the redesigned Lexus classic sedan. With a sleek, coupe-like silhouette that is strikingly similar to the LS 500, the 2019 ES offers plenty of eye-appeal and a variety of exterior colors. Find your favorite then see it in-person by visiting North Park Lexus at Dominion.
Sunlit Green (new for 2019)
Nightfall Mica (the new dark blue)
Matador Red Mica (available in both ES & ES F SPORT)
Atomic Silver (available in both ES & ES F SPORT)
Obsidian (available in both ES & ES F SPORT)
Moonbeam Beige Metallic (new for 2019)
Nebula Gray Pearl (available in both ES & ES F SPORT)
Caviar Mica (available in both ES & ES F SPORT)
Silver Lining Metallic (available in both ES & ES F SPORT)
Eminent White Pearl
Ultra White (F SPORT exclusive color – new for 2019)
UltraSonic Blue Mica 2.0 (F SPORT exclusive color – new for 2019)
2019 ES is available with either the Linear Espresso or Matte Bamboo wood trim with the Luxury and Premium Package. Pictured below is the ES with Luxury Package. You can tell the difference between the Luxury and Premium Package ES by looking at the trim over the cupholders. If there is wood grain, like you see below, then it is the Luxury (or Ultra Luxury) package ES. You can also tell the package by looking at the leather design and detail on the armrest and center console. If there is a wave in the leather then it is the upgraded Luxury (or UL) package ES.
The Chateau interior option is available with Linear Espresso Wood Trim and Linear Dark Mocha Wood (good luck telling the difference) but you can also get Chateau in the base model which would have a Striated Black Film over trim pieces (and no wood grain wheel). You can tell the difference between the Premium and Luxury or UL Packages the same way as on the Black interior – look for the stitching and wave details for the higher package levels on the ES.
Flaxen is also available in all three trim levels for the ES: base/premium, luxury, and ultra luxury. You can find the ES with the Flaxen interior accented by either the Linear Espresso Wood trim or Matte Bamboo for Premium and Luxury or Ultra Luxury packages.
F-SPORT Interior Options
Black F-SPORT with Hadori Aluminum Trim & Circuit Red with Hadori Aluminum
Pick out your perfect Lexus from our in-stock inventory that you can view online 24 hours a day. If you’re in the area, you can also stop by our Lexus dealership in San Antonio, Texas for a personal presentation and up-close look at all of the new options for 2019 ES. What’s your favorite color on the ES? Let us know in the comments section below.
The Lexus LX has always been far more than just a luxury SUV. An off-road powerhouse, the LX 570 commands the road less traveled and has a long, and impressive off-road racing heritage. While few other luxury vehicles rarely, if ever, venture off the civilized, paved roads of today’s world, it is off the beaten path where the LX shines. With advanced performance technologies that push boundaries, the truly remarkable characteristic of the Lexus LX is it’s exceptionally smooth handling while taking on tough terrain. Smooth and seamless operation coupled with a plush, luxurious interior, the Lexus LX is as much at home racing the notorious Mint 400 as it is attending any gala – just ask the attendees of New York Fashion Week who often use the Lexus LX as the vehicle of choice when arriving at the biggest shows.
Now, with the LX Inspiration Series, Lexus gives the fully capable SUV an exclusive makeover fitting of the elite fashion shows it attends year after year. Coming in with a price tag of $101,860, the 2019 LX Inspiration Series is due to arrive at North Park Lexus Dominion around December 22nd – just in time for the Holidays.Guess what just jumped to the number one spot on our Holiday Wish List!
The Special Edition Lexus LX 570 will be built in limited production and will feature several head-turning features including an all black headliner matched with an exclusive Moonlight White Interior with contrast stitching and ultra-sleek blacked out – well, everything. See all the features coming on the new Inspiration Series here.
LX Inspiration Series Feature List
The 2019 Lexus LX 570 Inspiration Series priced at $101,860 will come with the following features.
Inspiration Series (SE) Contents
Black 21-inch Wheels & Center Caps
Black Front Grille with Black Chrome Surround
Black headlamps with Smoked Lenses
Black Fog lamps
Black Window Accents
Black Roof Rails and Door Handles
Black Tail lamps with Smoked Lenses and Black Chrome Garnish
Black Rear License Plate Garnish
Black Chrome Back Door Garnish
Exclusive Moonlight White Interior
Unique Floor mats, cargo mat, and key gloves
Luxury Package & Other Included Options
Luxury Package Includes: Semi-Aniline Leather Interior with Contrast Stitching, Heated and Ventilated Front and Rear Second Row Seats and LX Projector Door Lamps
Mark Levinson Audio System with 19-speaker Reference Surround Sound Audio System featuring DVD-Audio and DVD-Video Playback
Dual-Screen DVD Rear-Seat Entertainment System with Wireless Headphones and Audio/Video inputs
Believe it or not, the 2019 Lexus IS has received several model year updates and enhancements, including some improvements to the performance, technology, interior, and exterior design. Learn more about 2019 IS 300, IS F SPORT and IS 350 model year updates here.
Engine ECU (Electronic Control Unit) control changed to optimize shift schedule, throttle response and turbocharger response which contributes to further enhancing acceleration feel for the RWD model.
The mounting rigidity of rear bumper optimized to reduce bumper sway during high-speed driving giving 2019 IS enhanced aerodynamic steering stability.
Liquid Platinum exterior paint color replaces Silver Lining Metallic exterior.
F SPORT wheel nut color changed from silver to black.
The flaxen interior is now available with Nebula Gray Pearl exterior
The color scheme of hairline ornamentation on heater control panel and audio panel changed to the same one used on the LS. Small details like this definitely enhance the quality feel.
Lexus Enform Remote now includes SmartWatch and Amazon Alexa skill integration
GPS-enabled clock now available on navigation package level IS
Packages and Options:
Comfort Package has been axed.
Updated Premium Package on IS 300 to include:
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Three-position memory for driver
Power tilt-and-telescopic steering column
Electrochromic side-view mirrors with reverse-linked tilt-down
Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist
Heated and Ventilated Seats are now available as a stand-alone option for IS 300 (for anyone looking to special order).
Premium Triple-Beam LED headlamps now available (this is our favorite update!)
For more information on availability or to see 2019 IS for yourself, call our sales team at 210-816-6000 and, for anyone looking for a DEAL on remaining 2018 IS sedans, be sure to stop by North Park Lexus at Dominion this month!
The newest addition to the Lexus lineup arrives December 2018 and offers next-generation design, tech, and engineering that appeals to young buyers, and the young at heart, looking for new and exciting vehicles relevant to their lifestyle. What will soon be the entry-model for Lexus, the new UX is far from basic and offers the same level of extraordinary attention to detail, imaginative technology, and innovative engineering seen in the redesigned LS and LC coupe. There is quite a bit of information available already on the UX so we compiled a “beginner’s guide” to the new Lexus UX that includes our pick of top 10 features, facts, and behind-the-scenes stories for you to know about the all-new Lexus model. Let’s explore the “Urban Explorer” before it arrives in dealerships…
Top 10 Things to Know
The UX name is derived from the design team’s guiding concept and vehicle mission: Urban + X-over (crossover) = UX
First Lexus constructed on the new Global Architecture Compact (GA-C) platform that gives the UX an extremely low center of gravity (best in its class) and best-in-segment 34-ft curb-to-curb turning diameter making it easy to maneuver, park and explore busy city streets.
More than just a pretty face. The UX is the first Lexus to have full-width rear lights that are not only stunning but surprisingly functional. Unique Aero Stabilizing Blade lights begin at the top of the rear fenders and span the rear of the vehicle that contributes to the vehicle’s stability by guiding airflow around the rear of the UX. The design also reduces turbulence and lift, providing enhanced stability when cornering and driving in crosswinds.
Two new colors developed for the UX: Cadmium Orange creates a vividness and a sense of depth using a multi-layer paint process that combines a red base layer color with a yellow “interference” mica layer. The new Nori Green has mica paint particles that have been enlarged as much as possible without creating color unevenness so to achieve high brilliance and strong contrast.
The new UX Hybrid delivers 181 total system horsepower and utilizes the new-generation Lexus hybrid drive system that can go up to a 71 mph speed before shutting off the gasoline engine, such instances would include when driving on a long downward slope. Previous Lexus hybrids capped at 43 mph.
Experience the engawa effect. UX designers created a feeling of “seamless continuity” utilizing a traditional Japanese concept called engawa. Engawa creates an effect where the upper section of the instrument panel appears to extend out beyond the windshield from outside the vehicle. The engawa effect gives the driver an exceptional field of vision and a clear sense of the vehicle’s dimensions that allows for easy parking – even in the smallest of spaces.
Noise reduction was a top priority and in typical Lexus fashion, engineers traced noises to their sources to keep them out of the cabin. Even the sound of water being thrown by the tires is reduced.
Attention to detail. The UX headliner was designed to eliminate distracting shadows at the windshield header and even the UX control switches were given a signature “Lexus feel.” Every inch was thoughtfully considered by the Lexus design team. White LEDs illuminate the front footwells, glovebox, and console switches. LEDs also serve as the dome light, map lights, cargo area light and provide a unique touch with a backlit Lexus logo that displays on the Lexus Remote Touch Interface when driving at night.
Versatile Multimedia. Standard Apple CarPlay, 4GB WiFi Hotspot, Instant Replay on Sirius XM, Dynamic Voice Recognition, USB Video and RealMedia video formats, Favorite Genre for FM and Sirius XM that allow the user to select a preferred music genre to discover new stations and as a special feature for UX drivers, the music streaming service, Spotify has compiled its over one million driving-themed playlists into a CarPlay hub. Talk about options!
STANDARD SAFETY. This may not be a surprise for current Lexus drivers, but advanced, active safety systems are standard – even on the new “entry-level” Lexus. UX drivers can enjoy peace of mind knowing they have the latest safety technology from Lexus. Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 includes Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist and Intelligent High Beam headlamps.
What is Panoramic View Monitor? Panoramic View Monitor assists the driver in viewing their surroundings both when driving at low speeds and while stopped by combining the front, side, and rear cameras and displaying a complete vehicle overhead image on the Lexus Navigation screen. You can see your Panoramic View Monitor in-action when you press the camera switch or shift into Reverse while the engine is on. The Lexus Panoramic View Monitor displays various views of the vehicle’s position and surroundings and yes, you can change these views to your liking.
Where to Find the Panoramic View Camera Switch:
Find the camera switch to turn on Panoramic View in the RX and ES
Panoramic View Camera Switch in the GX and LS
Panoramic View camera switch in the Lexus NX and LX
There are several different views available and you will get to see almost all of them just by having the system turned on (or preferably in AUTO Mode) and driving around a parking lot or finding a place to park your Lexus. When you’re in Park and press the camera switch you will automatically be shown the “Moving View” (see below).
You can change the display mode between the moving view and see-through view by pressing the icon that looks like a person’s outline and is right next to the pause icon (see picture above).
You can also press the pause switch, to pause the vehicle’s rotation on the screen. And, if you want to customize your POV, even more, you can select the car icon that displays on the top left-hand side of the navigation screen. When you select this icon and you will be taken to the body color setting screen and can then change the color of the vehicle that is displayed on the Panoramic View Monitor.
Select body color to personalize your POV
If you want to check the front and around the vehicle using the wide front view and panoramic view, you can either leave Panoramic View on AUTO mode (this is what we recommend) or press the camera switch when the shift lever is in either Neutral or Drive position and the vehicle is moving approximately 7 MPH (or less). This screen will be displayed only if the Intuitive Parking Assist is on since the view is linked to PA.
Intuitive Parking Assist must be turned on to display the See-Through and Moving View
Wide Front and Panoramic View. Select AUTO for Panoramic View to Automatically display these views when driving less than 7 MPH.
Panoramic View, Moving View, See-Through View, Side Clearance View, and Cornering View are all different “views” available with the Panoramic View Monitor. The system combines images taken from the front, back, left and right side cameras into a single image. There are limits to the range and content that can be displayed so try to familiarize yourself with your particular Panoramic View before using it in real-world driving situations. For a personal tutorial or to see the new Panoramic View Monitor in-action, stop by North Park Lexus at Dominion. You can schedule a test drive or have our Vehicle Technology Specialist show you all that this feature has to offer in your own Lexus.
Panoramic View Monitor – Moving View in 2019 Lexus NX
It seems like only yesterday when the head-turning LC and the new, reimagined LS first arrived at North Park Lexus Dominion but with the recent unveiling of the 2019 LC Inspiration Series at Pebble Beach, we were reminded that both flagships will soon enter production for an entirely new model year. Find out what’s new and different for 2019 LS and LC – arriving this Fall at Lexus Dominion.
What’s New: 2019 Lexus LS 500 & LS 500h
Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 including new features like Pre-Collision System with low-light preceding pedestrian and daytime preceding bicyclist detection, Lane Tracing Assist, and Road Sign Assist.
Lexus Safety System+ A will include Lane Change Assist.
Amazon Alexa integration and Apple CarPlay compatibility
New Color: Satin Cashmere added to the line-up.
White Leather, previously exclusive to the Executive Package, will now be available with the Luxury Package.
The ever-popular 20″ Vapor Chrome wheels will be available on Executive Package.
What’s New: 2019 LC 500 & LC 500h
Improved ride comfort and overall driving experience thanks to modified rear engine mounts, improved shift points, and an expanded Adaptive Variable Suspension range.
LC 500h will receive an update to the Multistage Hybrid System where shifting and driving characteristics are tuned to further improve driving feel.
Amazon Alexa integration and Apple CarPlay compatibility added along with Lexus Enform Wi-Fi, Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation, and Dynamic Voice Command.
NEW Inspiration Series Special Edition in Yellow (as seen at Pebble Beach).
Can’t wait another day to get your new Lexus LS 500 or LC coupe? Check out our in-stock inventory here or call our sales team at 210-816-6000 to schedule a personal presentation of either new Lexus at your local home or office.