2019 Lexus LX Inspiration Series

Lexus LX Inspiration Series

LX Inspiration Series Coming to Lexus Dominion

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.  

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Lexus LX at New York Fashion Week

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!

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Lexus LX Inspiration Series Coming to San Antonio, Texas

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.

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The unique color accents on the 2019 LX Inspiration Series

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
  • Black Headliner
  • 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
  • Head Up Display
  • Cool Box
  • Wireless Charger
  • Heated Espresso Steering Wheel
  • Alloy Wheel Locks
Exclusive LX Inspiration Series Features
Unique details on the LX Inspiration Series
Interior of the LX Inspiration Series

Want more?  Contact the sales team at North Park Lexus at Dominion to reserve the first LX Inspiration Series coming to San Antonio, Texas this December 2018. 

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2019 Lexus IS Updates

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.

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2019 IS 300 in Eminent White at Lexus Dominion

Performance Updates:

  • 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.

Exterior Updates:

  • Liquid Platinum exterior paint color replaces Silver Lining Metallic exterior.
  • F SPORT wheel nut color changed from silver to black.

Interior Updates:

  • 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.

Multimedia Updates:

  • 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!)

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2019 Lexus IS 300 has arrived at North Park Lexus Dominion

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!

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2018 Lexus IS 300 on SALE at Lexus Dominion

Beginner’s Guide to the Lexus UX

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…

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Top 10 Things to Know

  1. The UX name is derived from the design team’s guiding concept and vehicle mission: Urban + X-over (crossover) = UX
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.

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Even more: the new UX comes with new tech, features, design elements and driving systems that complement an urban lifestyle.

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How to Change Your (Panoramic) Point of View

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:

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Find the camera switch to turn on Panoramic View in the RX and ES

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Panoramic View Camera Switch in the GX and LS

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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).

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Moving View

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).

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See-Through View

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.

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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.

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Intuitive Parking Assist must be turned on to display the See-Through and Moving View

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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.

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Panoramic View Monitor – Moving View in 2019 Lexus NX

 

 

 

 

What’s New for 2019 LS & LC

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.

The new Lexus LS 500 available now 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.

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2019 LC Inspiration Series

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).

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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.

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Lexus LC 500 & LS 500 at Lexus Dominion.

 

 

How to Use Apple CarPlay

The 2019 Lexus ES 350 will be arriving soon and with it, Lexus drivers will finally have the option to use and enjoy Apple CarPlay.  Since Apple CarPlay is first coming out on the new Lexus ES, we thought we would get more information on using and establishing an Apple CarPlay connection in the 2019 Lexus ES 350 & ES 300h.  Here’s how to use and connect Apple CarPlay in your new Lexus.

  1. Establish an Apple CarPlay Connection
    1. Enable Siri on the device to be connected.
    2. Connect the device to the USB port found in the center console
    3. Select “Always Enable” or “Enable Once”.
    4. If “Do Not Enable” is selected, an Apple CarPlay connection will not be established.  In this case, the device can be operated as a normal Apple device, such as an iPod.
      1. Apple CarPlay will remain off until the “Apple CarPlay” setting in the general settings menu is turned on.
      2. Depending on the device connected, it may take approximately 3 to 6 seconds before an Apple CarPlay Connection is established.
    5. Select the “Apple CarPlay”.
    6. Check that home screen of Apple CarPlay is displayed on the ES multimedia/navigation screen.

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Apple CarPlay home screen displayed on the 2019 Lexus ES

Tips and Things to Remember

It is important to know that when an Apple CarPlay connection is established, the function of some system buttons will change and will be replaced by similar Apple CarPlay functions or may become unavailable.  Also, if the vehicle’s navigation system is being used for directions or route guidance and a route is set using Apple CarPlay Maps app then the route guidance will be performed through Apple CarPlay.  On the other hand, if the Apple CarPlay Maps app is being used for route guidance and a route is entered using the vehicle’s navigation system, route guidance will be performed by the vehicle’s navigation system.

Functions that will be replaced by similar Apple CarPlay functions:

  • iPod (Audio Playback)
  • Hands-free Phone
  • USB audio/USB video
  • Bluetooth audio
  • Bluetooth phone
  • Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0

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Apple CarPlay menu 

Lexus has also released a few Troubleshooting Tips (always so helpful!).  If you experience any difficulty with Apple CarPlay, then you can either swing by Lexus at Dominion to visit with our Vehicle Technology Specialist or you can check the following tips provided by Lexus.

Apple CarPlay Troubleshooting Tips from Lexus


Issue:

An Apple CarPlay connection cannot be established

Solution:

  • Check if the device supports Apple CarPlay and if it is enabled on the connected device.
  • Check if “Apple CarPlay” on the general settings screen is set to on.
  • Check if the Lightning cable being used is certified by Apple Inc. and if it is securely connected to the device and USB port.
  • When the iPhone connected using a USB hub, etc., an Apple CarPlay connection may not be established.  Connect the lightning cable to the USB port directly.
  • After checking all of the above, try connecting again.  Don’t give up!

Issue:

When an Apple CarPlay connection is established and a video is being played, the video is not displayed, but the audio is output through the system.

Solution:

  • No malfunction here!  The system is not designed to play video through Apple CarPlay, sorry.

Issue:

Apple CarPlay is connected but the audio is not output through the system.

Solution:

  • The system may be muted or the volume may be low.  Turn up the volume.

Issue:

The Apple CarPlay screen looks funky and/or audio from Apple CarPlay has noise.

Solution:

  • Check the Lightning cable that is being used for possible damage.  You can check if the cable is damaged internally by connecting the device via the same cable to another system, such as a laptop.  You will know if the cable is ok (not damaged) if you see the connected device begin charging once connected.

Issue:

The map is only displayed in the center of the 12.3-inch display and does not take up the entire screen.

Solution:

  • The 12.3-inch display in the 2019 ES is supported by iOS Ver.10 and later.  Update to the latest iOS version and try again.

Issue:

The touchpad does not vibrate on the Apple CarPlay screen.

Solution:

  • Vibration feedback is supported by iOS Ver.11 and later – update your iPhone software.

For additional information and details, you can refer to https://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/

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The 2019 Lexus ES will be arriving at Lexus Dominion this September 2018

 

 

 

What’s New: 2019 Lexus GX 460

No major change to report for the 2019 Lexus GX 460, however, there are a few minor updates.  One of our most popular Lexus SUVs, the GX 460 is well known for balancing performance and four-wheel drive, off-road capabilities with the Lexus standard for luxury and refinement.

Here’s what’s new for the 2019 GX 460:

  • Third-row headrest changed from leather or semi-aniline leather to NuLuxe on Premium Package and Luxury models.
  • Voice Command microphone location has been changed from the overhead center console to the ceiling above the driver’s seat.
  • Lexus Enform Safety Connect and Service Connect complimentary for the first 10 years of ownership
  • Lexus Enform app includes Amazon Alexa compatibility and includes 1-year complimentary trial

The Lexus GX is available now and without any notable changes to the upcoming 2019 model, this August is the perfect time to get into the Lexus GX.  Visit North Park Lexus at Dominion or call our sales team at 210-816-6000 for additional information on our Golden Opportunity Sales Event incentives, current offers, and GX inventory selection.

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Lexus GX 460 – 7 Passenger, 4WD Luxury SUV

 

 

What’s New: 2019 Lexus LX 570

Anyone in search of a fully capable luxury SUV should look no further than the Lexus LX.  Powerful enough to take on any terrain yet incredibly refined with an unbeatable luxe interior.  The 2019 LX 570, now available in both a two-row and three-row version is bolder and more versatile than ever with several enhancements and updates for the 2019 model year.  Check out what’s new for the 2019 Lexus LX 570 here:

What’s New for 2019 LX:

  • Lexus monogram illumination puddle lamps (Luxury Package)
  • Digital Clock added to the Multi-Information Display (finally!)
  • Push-Button Start switch has been changed from convex to concave style with an illumination production feature. (Slowly blinks when entering the vehicle with rapid blinking when starting the engine.)
  • Lexus Enform Remote now includes smartwatch and Amazon Alexa Skill Integration.
  • NEW Luxury Package Option for two-row LX (Southern Area)
  • Nightfall Special Edition (three-row LX – only 250 total built – production begins in October and runs through February 2019)
    • Darkened Headlamps, fog lamps, and taillamps
    • Black grille and grille surround
    • Black rear lamp, license plate, and black door garnishes
    • Black roof rails, door handles
    • Black 21″ wheels
    • Moonlight White interior with Black headliner and black armrest
    • Contrast stitching

The 2019 Lexus LX will be arriving in October (possibly late September).  We will keep you posted with the 2019 Lexus updates and if you have a question on anything, in particular, let us know in the comments section below or call our sales team at Lexus Dominion at 210-816-6000.

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Special Edition coming for 2019 Lexus LX 570

 

 

 

2019 Lexus ES Pricing

Lexus recently announced the long-awaited pricing for the all-new Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h which are due to arrive at dealerships this September.  With loads of new features, advanced safety, technology and a head-turning design, the 2019 Lexus ES will only go up in price by $550 from the 2018 ES that is available (and on sale!) now.

2019 Lexus ES 350 Pricing and Package Options

The 2019 Lexus ES 350 will be built in “Model Tiers” – similar to the GX – in that you will be able to choose from the Standard ES model (9000 model code), the Luxury ES model (9002 model code), the Ultra Luxury model (9004 model code) and the F SPORT model (9005 model code).  Within these model tiers, you can choose from a few different package option builds and it looks like they will all come in priced slightly lower than what we originally expected (we made the following 2019 ES infographics last month- before pricing and details were confirmed).

The standard/base model ES 350 will have the MSRP of $40,525 and will include the standard features coming on every 2019 Lexus ES 350 that is built for sale (at least for the first September production).

Standard ES 350 – MSRP $40,525

2019 ES 350 standard basic model features and pricing
2019 ES 350 Standard Model – No Option Build and Price

Premium ES 350 – $43,680 MSRP

The Premium Package ES 350 will include the following added options:

  • BE – Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert & Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking (we used BD which is the current option code in the illustration below)
  • CG – Wireless Charger
  • PM – Premium Package with Lexus Memory System for driver’s seat, outside mirrors and steering wheel, Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, heated and ventilated seats
  • WV – Heated Wood & Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel with Windshield Wiper Deicer and Fast-Response Interior Heater
  • XE – Wood Trim

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Premium Package Options and Pricing for 2019 Lexus ES 350

Premium ES 350 with Navigation – $46,370 MSRP

The Premium Package with new 12.3-inch Navigation and Multimedia Display will have the MSRP of $46,370 (very close to our $47K estimate!) and it will include the following options:

  • BE – Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert & Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking (we used BD which is the current option code in the illustration below)
  • CG – Wireless Charger
  • FT – 18″ Split 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels with Dark Silver and Machined Finish
  • NV – Navigation Package with 12.3-inch color multimedia display, Apple CarPlay compatibility, Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation (Complimentary for the first 3 years of ownership), Dynamic Voice Command, Lexus Enform Destination Assist (Complimentary for the first year), 10-speaker Lexus Premium Sound System, Electrochromic (auto-dimming) rearview mirror with Homelink.
  • PM – Premium Package with Lexus Memory System for driver’s seat, outside mirrors and steering wheel, Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, heated and ventilated seats
  • WV – Heated Wood & Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel with Windshield Wiper Deicer and Fast-Response Interior Heater
  • XE – Wood Trim

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Premium Package with Navigation – MSRP, and Options for the 2019 model year

The Luxury Model ES 350 will apparently be built one of two ways, for the September Production as well.  Both Luxury models will include Navigation and the Luxury Package as “standard” equipment.

Luxury ES 350 MSRP $49,765

  • BE – Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert & Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking (we used BD which is the current option code in the illustration below)
  • CG – Wireless Charger
  • FT – 18″ Split 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels with Dark Silver and Machined Finish
  • HL – Triple Beam LED Headlamps
  • HM – Power Rear Sunshade
  • LL – Luxury Package (details not confirmed)
  • NV – Navigation Package with 12.3-inch color multimedia display, Apple CarPlay compatibility, Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation (Complimentary for the first 3 years of ownership), Dynamic Voice Command, Lexus Enform Destination Assist (Complimentary for the first year), 10-speaker Lexus Premium Sound System, Electrochromic (auto-dimming) rearview mirror with Homelink.
  • OT – Hands-Free Power Open/Close Trunk
  • WV – Heated Wood & Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel with Windshield Wiper Deicer and Fast-Response Interior Heater

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Luxury Package ES 350 Options and Pricing for 2019 Model Year

Luxury ES 350 with Panoramic Roof and Head-Up Display – MSRP $50,765

This Luxury model option will include the same features listed above for the Luxury ES priced at $49K but will also include the Panorama Glas Roof and the new 10.2-inch Head-Up Display.

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2019 ES 350 Head-Up Display

The Ultra Luxury ES 350 model (9004) will be built one way and list for $53,095.  The UL ES 350 will have the following options:

  • BR – Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking, Rear Pedestrian Detection, and Panoramic View Monitor
  • CG – Wireless Charger
  • FL – 18″ Split 5-Spoke alloy noise-reduction wheels with a high gloss finish
  • GF – 10.2-inch Head-Up Display
  • HL – Triple Beam LEDs
  • NL – Navigation/Mark Levinson Package which includes 12.3-inch Navigation Package plus Mark Levinson PurePlay 17-speaker, 1,800-watt Premium Surround Sound System
  • PR– Panorama Glass Roof
  • UL – details not confirmed
  • WV – Heated Wood & Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel with Windshield Wiper Deicer and Fast-Response Interior Heater

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Ultra Luxury 2019 Lexus ES 350 Options and Pricing

The new Lexus ES 350 F-SPORT model will be built two ways with the starting F-SPORT MSRP being $46,380 and the more fully equipped F-SPORT ES 350 coming in at $52,145.

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2019 Lexus ES 350 F-SPORT Options and Pricing

The more fully equipped ES F-SPORT is the one we have seen the most of in recent pictures.  Here is a breakdown of the features for the ES 350 F-SPORT priced at $52,145.

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2019 ES 350 F-SPORT with MSRP $52,145

Not to be outdone by the ES 350, the all-new ES Hybrid offers exceptional value, fuel efficiency and responsive performance with minimal emissions.  The updated Hybrid Drive System on the 2019 Lexus ES 300h will deliver an impressive 44 mpg combined average, making it the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the luxury segment that does not require a plug!  The ES 300h will be built in two model tiers – the Premium (9040 model code) and the Luxury (9042 model code).

The Premium Lexus ES 300h has the MSRP of $48,180 and will include the following option packages:

  • BE – Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert & Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking (we used BD which is the current option code in the illustration below)
  • CG – Wireless Charger
  • FT – 18″ Split 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels with Dark Silver and Machined Finish
  • NV – Navigation Package with 12.3-inch color multimedia display, Apple CarPlay compatibility, Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation (Complimentary for the first 3 years of ownership), Dynamic Voice Command, Lexus Enform Destination Assist (Complimentary for the first year), 10-speaker Lexus Premium Sound System, Electrochromic (auto-dimming) rearview mirror with Homelink.
  • PM – Premium Package with Lexus Memory System for driver’s seat, outside mirrors and steering wheel, Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, heated and ventilated seats
  • WV – Heated Wood & Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel with Windshield Wiper Deicer and Fast-Response Interior Heater
  • XE – Wood Trim

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2019 ES 300h Pricing and Options – Premium Model

The Luxury ES 300h comes in at $53,670 and offers the following added options and packages:

  • BR – Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking, Rear Pedestrian Detection, and Panoramic View Monitor
  • CG – Wireless Charger
  • FL – 18″ Split 5-Spoke alloy noise-reduction wheels with a high gloss finish
  • HM – Power Rear Sunshade
  • LL – Luxury Package (details not confirmed)
  • NL – Navigation/Mark Levinson Package which includes 12.3-inch Navigation Package plus Mark Levinson PurePlay 17-speaker, 1,800-watt Premium Surround Sound System
  • WV – Heated Wood & Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel with Windshield Wiper Deicer and Fast-Response Interior Heater

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2019 Lexus ES 300h Luxury Packages and Pricing

With the 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h arriving at North Park Lexus Dominion this September, we have some amazing offers on our remaining new 2018 models for our Golden Opportunity Sales Event.  To take advantage of these exceptional offers or to pre-order your 2019 ES, contact our sales team by calling 210-816-6000 or sending in an online purchase inquiry here.

 

 

How to Adjust Your Lexus Sound System Like a Pro

Lexus is devoted to experiences and the engineers at Lexus understand that one extremely important experience for any driver is the audio one. Whether you’re taking a cross-country road trip or just a quick drive up the block, the sound system plays an important role for every driver and passenger alike.  That is why Lexus and the team at Lexus Dominion want to make sure you’re making the most of your Lexus audio system.  Here’s how you can adjust your Lexus Sound System settings and take advantage of all that it has to offer for every trip – long or short.

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Audio To-Do List 

Your Lexus Audio To-Do List:

  • Get your Radio Presets in Order.  The new Lexus models allow you to assign up to 36 different radio preset stations and you can intermingle from all sources, including those from Sirius XM Radio.  36 presets can be a lot to cycle through and takes a lot of commitment to plan and program.  If you know what you like and don’t want the hassle of choosing stations you’re not even interested in, then we recommend you shorten your preset list.  To do this, go to the Menu icon then go to Setup/Audio/Radio Settings/Number of Radio Presets – once you’re here, you can then select fewer stations for the Preset mode.  You can then select the number that best fits your music needs: six, twelve, eighteen or keep all 36 presets – the choice is yours.
  • DSP Settings.  This is one of the most important settings to check and adjust.  The DSP Settings include the Automatic Sound Levelizer and the DSP Surround Sound option.  Both settings enhance your audio system and both will more than likely already be turned on for new owners taking delivery of their Lexus, but if not (or if you didn’t buy your Lexus from North Park Lexus at Dominion), then you can get to the DSP Settings via the DSP tab in the “Sound Settings” area for your specific Lexus model.
    • Automatic Sound Levelizer – this can be turned on or off (but should always be on).  When ASL is on, the system automatically adjusts the volume and tone quality according to vehicle speed in order to continually deliver a crisp sound regardless of ambient noise.
    • DSP Surround Sound – another setting which should ALWAYS be turned ON.  Why?  Having this turned on tells the audio system to harness the cabin speakers to deliver the most realistic sound possible.  This realistic audio experience is great -, especially with classical music.

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Surround Sound System in the Lexus ES

  • Go to the Movies – For anyone that’s had to wait in the car, using this feature is priceless.  Yes, it may seem outdated now but you can go about using this feature a few different ways now making it all the more useful.  If you have a DVD handy or just happen to be parked outside of one of those Redboxes, you can insert a DVD into the CD player (Lexus models with Navigation – Gen7 or newer OR has Mark Levinson audio) and watch away.  Of course, the car has to be parked.  The new way to enjoy the movies or the latest Netflix obsession is using the onboard Wi-Fi.  2018 Lexus NX, RC, and LS have 4GB of complimentary Wi-Fi for the first year and future Lexus models will be adding this feature with their multimedia updates.
  • Upgrade to Mark Levinson.  The standard Lexus Premium Sound System is great, but if you have the option to upgrade to Mark Levinson then do it.  The Mark Levinson options not only offer more speakers but also delivers superior sound quality thanks to advanced technologies that will “fix” different sound sources.  Using their own advanced Clari-Fi technology, the Mark Levinson system can increase the music download quality so that music streaming from your phone via Bluetooth or auxiliary port sounds just as clear as the old-school CD when played through high-end audio systems.  If you’re like us and listen to BT Audio as your primary music source, then the Mark Levinson upgrade with Clari-Fi technology is money well spent

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Mark Levinson Sound available in most Lexus models

Do you have tips on making the most of your Lexus sound system?  Let us know by sharing them in the comments section below or stop by North Park Lexus at Dominion and take us on an audio test drive.

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Get your audio settings right for the perfect Summer Road Trip.  Stop by Lexus at Dominion for help in setting up your system.