LEXUS PREMIERES NEW ES

 
 
 
 

  • • Enhancement of the exceptional quietness and comfort
  • • Evolution of the ES’s elegant design for an even more modern flair
  • • Pursuit of linear response that’s faithful to the driver’s intentions for a driving sensation unique to Lexus
  • • Achievement of excellent preventive safety, such as through the adoption of the latest Lexus Safety System+

 
CONTINUED EVOLUTION OF A KEY MODEL

Lexus held the world premiere of the new Lexus ES today. The ES is a key model in the Lexus line-up, having first appeared with the launch of the first-generation LS flagship sedan in 1989. The ES has been well received by many customers around the world for its high level of quietness, high-quality ride comfort, and spacious cabin. Cumulative sales of the ES since its initial debut so far total approximately 2.65 million units in more than 80 countries and regions. In South Africa, the Lexus ES has had its own fair share of success within the brand and has been a top seller too.

Another feat for Lexus ES is in its model grade offering, currently selling three model derivatives for SA customers with two hybrid grades – an entry (the XE) and top spec (SE) – ensuring that Lexus offers ES 300h customers a new standard of value, technology and elegance.

NEW LEXUS ES RESETS LUXURY BENCHMARKS

With the recent announcement, Lexus will reset the benchmarks for comfort, craftsmanship and technology in the luxury medium sedan segment when the new ES arrives in South Africa during the last quarter of 2021.

As the first major update for the highly successful seventh-generation Lexus ES, the luxury lifestyle brand has focused on leveraging the qualities of the highly acclaimed Lexus LS to create an even more luxurious experience.

This alignment with the flagship LS sedan also extends to the styling and technology of the new ES, which harmonises key design elements to complement its sleek coupe-style silhouette.

This includes the adoption of geometric square bezels within the headlamp cluster for a more structured and formal appearance, while incorporating new BladeScan adaptive high-beam technology (grade dependent).

Lexus’ new luxury medium sedan can be further distinguished by a redesigned trademark-Lexus ‘spindle’ grille incorporating an L-shaped mesh pattern that emphasises lateral flow, as well as machined-surface 17- and 18-inch wheels for the respective grades that will launch for the local market.

To enhance its renowned ride comfort and deliver agile dynamics befitting the new Lexus Driving Signature, the rear suspension braces of the new Lexus ES have switched from a single-sheet structure to a stronger dual-sheet structure.

As well as continuing to balance the soothing reaction to bumps demanded by ES customers, improved torsional and lateral rigidity of the rear suspension enhances control and achieves more linear and neutral handling faithful to a driver’s intentions.

To improve the interaction with the renowned Lexus hybrid-electric system and brake controllability, an improved mounting method for the internal bushing of the brake pedal link configuration joins revised control constants for the electronic systems.

Lexus International Chief Engineer Tetsuya Aoki said: “Our goal was to deepen the high quality of the ES and to add new value. In addition to further improving quietness and ride comfort, we pursued linearity in vehicle movement, in response to steering wheel operation, that is faithful to the driver’s intentions.”

More comfortable and engaging driving characteristics are complemented by new cabin design features, ornamentation options and imaginative technology that add sophistication to the sumptuous seating and expansive space inside the Lexus ES.

A high-resolution 12.3-inch widescreen display has been brought forward by more than 100mm compared with the current model, debuting touch-display functionality to increase usability options for the driver and front passenger.

Based on the Lexus human-centred approach, the optimum distance and angle has been achieved including tilting the screen by approximately five degrees to place even the outlying corners of the screen within easy reach.

Luxurious soft-touch dashboard and door materials, finely-detailed stitching and impeccable fit and finish will be further extended by the availability of new material ornamentation.

Befitting uncompromising Lexus craftsmanship standards, hairline ornamentation includes hairlines etched in one-at-a-time using a laser process to create a more delicate and modern
ambiance.

A newly applied Hazel interior colour follows the existing availability in the flagship Lexus LS, while a newly developed Mauve blends brown and grey tones.

New interior colours complement two new exterior colours – Sonic Iridium, a silver that takes advantage of strong shadows to further accentuate the shape of the vehicle, and Sonic Chrome, which exhibits a metallic quality in high-gloss grey.

The new Lexus ES follows the flagship LS with technology including the availability of BladeScan adaptive high-beam system (AHS), Lexus Connected Services and the latest Lexus Safety System.

The availability of BladeScan AHS improves illumination of the road at night – full spec details to be shared closer to launch period.

Compared with existing technology that uses LEDs directed at the road and switch on and off as individual chips that can shade fixed portions of the road, BladeScan AHS directs the LEDs back towards a spinning blade mirror – which synchronise to provide a more delicate shielding of light than in the case of conventional AHS.

BladeScan AHS also broadens the range of high beam illumination, enabling the driver to recognise pedestrians and road signs without impeding the visibility of the proceeding driver or of drivers approaching from the opposite direction.

SAFETY FIRST

For the improved Lexus Safety System, the performance of the single-lens camera and millimetre-wave radar has been improved to expand the response range of the Pre-Collision System (PCS).

PCS is now designed to detect daytime cyclists and pedestrians in low-light conditions and, at intersections, to detect oncoming vehicles before right turns – as well as pedestrians crossing the street from the direction toward which the vehicle was traveling before it started to make a right or left turn.

Newly adopted functions also include Emergency Steering Assist, which assists steering within the vehicle’s lane as cued by the driver, and Low Speed Acceleration Control, which supports the prevention of collisions caused by pedal misapplication at low speed.

Controllability has also improved for the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and the lane-recognition functions of Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), which is an advanced driving support function that supports steering to keep the vehicle in the centre of the lane.

When LTA is activated, AI technologies are applied to camera-actuated, white-line recognition for advanced deceleration of the vehicle in line with the size of the curve.

Keeping lateral G-forces constant while driving through curves contributes to stable and comfortable driving and makes driving assistance more continuous even throughout smaller-radius
curves and in tunnels.

LOCAL UPDATE AND HYBRID SUCCESSES

In South Africa, the highly-successful seventh-generation ES is currently available in petrol ES 250 EX grade, an ES 300 hybrid EX grade (entry) ES 300 hybrid SE grade (top spec).

The currently available ES 300h utilises the renowned Lexus hybrid-electric system combining a 2.5-litre normally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor – producing 160kW
of power and delivering combined-cycle fuel consumption from just 4.6 litres per 100 kilometres. The ES 300h achieves 0-100 sprint time of 8.9 seconds and top speed of 180 km/h.

Lexus Sales and Marketing Vice President, Glenn Crompton says: “Lexus is fully committed to lowering fuel emissions and will continue to expand its hybrid offering across the product line up where possible. The ES 300h line-up was a natural extension for a luxury sedan that has had a good market share for hybrid sales over the last year. Lexus continued to command market leadership in
Electrifed technology and achieved a 29% market share in 2020 within the luxury segment.

“The greater number of Lexus customers purchasing this luxury sedan will continue to enjoy the luxury of choice, supplemented by a new standard of range-wide connectivity,” Crompton
concludes.

The new minor change ES range will comprise three model derivatives which Lexus SA will announce together with spec details at launch in quarter four this year.

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Specification enhancements sharpen up existing range

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 Charismatic Two-tone

The stylish 1.8-litre Hybrid powered Lexus CT200h hatch receives an infusion of flair, with the availability of four new distinctive bi-tone (two-tone) colour schemes. Using the perfectly proportioned lines of the luxury hatchback as a base, the bi-tone colour scheme adds a dash of visual drama.

The bi-tone scheme is created by combining high gloss black treatment on the roof and pillars, with a choice of four stylish ‘body colours’ adorning the metal below the ‘waistline’. Customers can choose between White Quartz, Sonic Titanium, Mercury Grey and Morello Red – to create a look that matches their personality.

Mono-tone traditionalists are also catered for, with the addition of the striking hue aptly named Amber, radiating rich bronze tones, which replaces the previously offered earthy Fire Agate.

Audiophiles will appreciate the newly added digital media holder housed in the centre console, which provides secure storage for portable music devices and easy interface via the built-in USB, AUX and Bluetooth systems.

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Rear seat eXtras

Following the launch of the fourth-generation RX SUV earlier this year, the top of the range RX450h SE’s luxury credentials are further bolstered. The specification changes mainly centre on enhanced convenience.

Rear seat passengers will appreciate the addition of electric adjustment for the 2nd row seats, whilst the inclusion of seat heaters, now ensures that all occupants are kept warm and toasty.

Not to be excluded, the driver now has a Panoramic View Monitor at their disposal (which replaces the previous reverse camera), offering a wider field of vision, improving visibility and enhancing convenience.

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Luxurious eXcellence

The Lexus LX has established itself as a formidable Luxury SUV, with demand often exceeding supply. Befitting its status, the Lexus SUV flagship inherits a number of safety and technological upgrades.

At the forefront of the upgrades, is the addition of a Pre-Crash electronic safety system. This system scans the road ahead, constantly monitoring vehicle distance and warning the driver of potential obstacles impeding vehicle approach. The system is also capable of taking corrective action, increasing brake pressure, closing windows and adjusting vehicle dynamics to prevent a collision.

Integrated into the Pre-Crash system is Adaptive Cruise Control, which allows the vehicle to maintain a safe following distance – adjusting speed autonomously – to provide peace-of-mind cruising.

Further convenience is provided by the Lane Keep Assist and new Adaptive High-beam System (AHS). AHS automatically alters the field of light provided by the LED headlamps, to shield oncoming vehicles from the high-beam illumination without deactivating the high-beam function.

To complement the advanced AHS system, sequential turn signal illumination is included, creating a sophisticated visual effect.

The Lexus LX is available in two models, the petrol powered LX570 which features a silky smooth 5.7-litre V8 (serving up 270 kW and 530 Nm), and turbodiesel powered LX450d which delivers an effortless driving experience with 195 KW and 650 Nm of tractive effort.

 

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Lexus unleashes the Real Coupé with 2.0-litre Turbo Power

The term ‘GT’ is often thrown around in motoring circles when referencing svelte, two-door coupés. But what exactly is a ‘GT’? It originates from the Italian ‘Gran Turismo’ which, loosely translated, means ‘Grand Touring’. In other words, it’s a vehicle capable of covering inordinately long distances in great comfort and style – and at considerable pace.

This describes the new Lexus RC 200t  to a tee, epitomising what the original ‘GT’ concept is all about. Its latest iteration in 200t guise is the most recent addition to the RC range and this model adopts a keen focus on balance and overall driveability to deliver an accomplished Grand Tourer experience.

Glenn Crompton, Vice President of Marketing for Lexus is very candid about the role the new RC plays in the local Lexus line-up: “Cars like the RC exist not as volume cars, but as aspirational products designed to draw in the young and the young at heart. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, provides an accessible point of entry for lifestyle buyers who want the statement of a luxury coupé balanced with the efficiencies afforded by a smaller capacity powerplant.

“In this context the new RC 200t fits the brief perfectly – it’s stylish, refined, frugal and generously stocked with a pleasing athleticism to it. It boasts an emotional draw too – key among them its striking looks – and some creditable dynamic skills. With a price tag of R699 100 it’s also certain to appeal to wallet-conscious buyers.”

 

Rare Classic – Stylish Exterior

The RC coupé cuts a dashing figure with curvaceous lines and dramatic detail. The façade is headlined by the signature spindle grille incorporating a large Lexus insignia and elegant, chrome-plated vertical bars. Unique design cues include the LED foglamps which form part of the spindle-grille ‘border’.

Chiselled headlamps, utilising LED lighting elements, add a touch of aggression whilst effortlessly illuminating the road ahead. Independent Daytime Running Lights (DRL) recessed into the bumper add to the visual drama.

In profile, the RC flaunts a sweeping roofline with alternating surface treatments to accentuate the coupe lines. The rear design centres around the prominent, L-shaped tail lights, which extend toward the centre apron. Distinctive, aerodynamic fins located at the lower corners of the bumper create a bespoke look but also perform a necessary function, enabling smooth airflow over the body.

Other examples include air ducts integrated into the corners of the front bumper to control airflow to the sides of the body. Ditto for the aero stabilising guide mounted immediately behind the front bumper which diverts airflow entering through the front grille and stabilises it before it enters the radiator to enhance engine cooling efficiency. A front air deflector and groove-shaped front fender liner minimise airflow reaching the front wheels, contributing to aerodynamic efficiency on the side of the vehicle.

The rear air deflector performs the same task for the rear wheels, while a bead has been adopted for the rear fender liner to effectively divert airflow generated by the rotating wheel to the outside, which helps optimise airflow through to the rear.

Similarly, the rear bumper’s lower garnish in conjunction with the aforementioned aerofins are sculpted to direct airflow to the rear of the vehicle.  The RC’s rear combination lamps also feature vertical fins as does the tip of the door frame moulding to provide optimal straight-line stability and to suppress steering wobble.

The boot lid has a sculpted shape to stabilise airflow from the roof of the vehicle. Attention was also paid to the underbody aerodynamic design to enhance efficiency. There are engine, floor and rear floor undercovers to smooth airflow and stabilising fins help to reduce turbulence.

Rounding off the RC’s dynamic profile are EX-exclusive five-spoke 18-inch alloys with three-dimensional detail courtesy of the bi-tone finish.

 

Ravishing Cabin – Immersive Interior

 A fundamental component of a Grand Tourer is the occupant space. In this regard the RC 200t doesn’t disappoint with a cabin optimised for comfort, luxury and convenience. The interior layout delivers excellent ergonomics, ensuring that every journey is a relaxed affair. The now-familiar Lexus Remote Touch Interface device features touch-pad operation, allowing driver and passenger to navigate through the Infotainment system.

Adding a touch of techno-wizardry is electrostatic climate control switchgear (these allow adjustments to be made to the temperature by simply sliding your finder along the elegant metal strip) and gesture control in-cabin illumination.

Occupant comfort is ensured by plush power seats trimmed in luxurious leather, offering 8-way adjustability for the driver and 6-way adjustment for the front passenger. Completing the package is seat heating and ventilation for driver and passenger.

Scrabbling for keys is no concern, as the Smart Entry system allows convenient access to lock and unlock the vehicle. The engine start operation is likewise a mere press of a button away.

 

Racy Composure – Dynamic Handling

Forming the foundation of the RC200t is a tempered version of the Lexus GS platform. The highly acclaimed multi-link front-suspension and double wishbone rear suspension from the GS, has been fine-tuned to deliver excellent driving dynamics and enhanced agility befitting that of a Grand Tourer.

For example, the front suspension has a 15 per cent stiffer spring rate than the GS chassis and there is a new calibration for the bushings, springs and dampers, which is aimed at achieving less roll angle while maintaining ride comfort. In addition, numerous suspension components are new, including front upper support, coil spring, damper, stabiliser bar and bushing, and lower number two bushing. The rear coil springs, dampers, upper number one arm, lower number two arm, stabiliser bar and stabiliser bushings are also new. The toe control arm from the GS Line has been adapted to optimise rear grip.

Additional body strength was the decisive factor in achieving the high performance suspension upgrades. The RC 200t is considerably stiffer than the chassis that contributed platform technology, enabling higher damping forces and larger diameter front and rear stabiliser bars. These enhancements improve handling without affecting ride quality.

 

Refined Creation – Driving Force

Powering the RC200t is Lexus’ proven 8AR-FTS 2.0-litre twin-scroll turbocharged petrol engine allied to an eight-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission with paddle shift, allowing manual intervention. (Drive Mode Select is a standard feature which acts on throttle response and engine performance characteristics, permitting the driver to toggle between Eco and Normal, while a more spirited driving style is facilitated in Sport mode.)

This ultra-refined, technology-laden power unit has been employed in various models across the Lexus range and paired with the composed RC chassis, produces a relaxed and effortless ‘tourer’.

Crammed with cutting-edge technology, this 2.0-litre powerhouse can operate on both the fuel-saving Atkinson cycle and the conventional Otto cycle.

Special attention was paid during the engine’s development to minimise turbo ‘lag’. This includes the use of a twin-scroll turbocharger and mounting the intercooler to the engine to minimise the intake volume downstream of the turbocharger to optimise response.

Key features of this powerplant include the world’s first cylinder head with integrated four-into-two exhaust manifold and twin-scroll turbocharger, and the latest iteration of the Lexus intelligent variable valve timing system, known as VVT-iW (‘W’ for wide).

The wider range of inlet timing variation in the VVT-iW system means the new RC 200t engine can – as mentioned – switch instantly from the Otto cycle to the high-expansion ratio, high-efficiency Atkinson cycle according to vehicle operating conditions.  Lexus has previously used the Atkinson combustion cycle exclusively in hybrid-model petrol engines.

The new 8AR-FTS engine also has the latest Lexus fuel injection system, known as ESTEC D-4ST (Economy with Superior Thermal Efficient Combustion) and an air-to-liquid intercooler. The D-4ST system splits injection between high-pressure direct and low-pressure port injection according to driving conditions, providing optimum combustion at all times.

The new turbocharged engine delivers 180kW of power at 5800rpm and 350Nm of torque (available from a low 1650 rpm to 4400 rpm) to offer the driver great flexibility and endowing the RC 200t with a 7,5 seconds sprint time in the obligatory 0-100km/h dash. Top speed is pegged at 230 km/h.

It has a combined-cycle fuel economy of 8 litres/100km and CO2 emissions of 186g/km.

The Lexus 8AR-FTS engine is cast with low nickel content, heat-resistant steel.  Cooling oil jets under the pistons improve durability and enhance warm-up performance. Twin balance shafts with resin gears minimise engine vibration to improve cabin comfort – a marked improvement in four-cylinder engine technology.

Further measures to reduce noise, vibration and harshness include an electric air bypass valve and a resonator in the intake system, to reduce the characteristic turbo noise when the throttle is closed (referred to as the ‘turbo sigh’).

The Lexus turbo-petrol engine was bench-tested for more than 10,000 hours before extensive on-road testing began, covering more than one million kilometres.

Lexus developed a new 0-20W viscosity lubricating oil without calcium content to remove the chance of engine knock at low engine revolutions.

 

 Right Specification – All the Bells & Whistles

The RC 200t comes with a shed load of standard equipment that many rivals charge a small fortune for.

Here’s a brief  summary of all the standard kit:

Exterior

  • Smart Entry
  • LED lights (headlights, tail lights, fog lights & DRLs)
  • Rear fog lights
  • Auto headlamp levelling
  • Headlamp cleaner
  • Heated and retractable side mirrors
  • Power Sun Roof (tilt & slide)

 

Interior

  • Leather upholstery
  • Front seat heater and ventilation
  • Power front seats
  • Two-way driver seat lumbar support
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Steering switches (audio, voice command, info display, cruise control & telephone)
  • Power windows (auto-up and –down)
  • Cruise Control
  • Full-colour Multi Information Display
  • SatNav
  • Bluetooth
  • Auto Shift Lock
  • Illuminated Entry System

 

Safety

  • 4-sensor Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist (BA) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Traction Control (TRC)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Variable Gear Ratio Steering
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Park Distance Control with Reverse Camera

8 airbags including front, rear, side, curtain & knee bags.

 

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Everything about the Lexus LC 500 has been as dramatic and captivating as its looks right from conception. Having started life as an LF-LC concept back in 2012, although there were no plans to produce it at the time, Lexus had to change its collective mind after the overwhelmingly positive response.

Britain will have its first sight of the new Lexus LC coupe this weekend when it goes on show and takes to the track at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The story behind the car’s development is as intriguing as its award-winning design, revealed by the men who led its development from a show-stopping concept car into an equally radical road-going machine.

The production version is hardly less dramatic than the concept, with supercar-like proportions and a V8 engine driving the rear wheels through a ten-speed automatic gearbox. An arched body line and oversized wheels give the LC 500 an athletic look, while the massive Lexus spindle grille dominates the front.

Beyond its styling and impactful performance, the new LC 500 serves as a symbol of the achievement that can result from heightened collaboration between design and engineering groups and their commitment to help overcome each other’s hurdles.

Chief Engineer Koji Sato and Chief Designer Tadao Mori headed up their teams in an unprecedented collaboration, embracing new technologies and advanced materials alongside established Lexus manufacturing traditions such as the hand-and-eye skills of the Takumi craftspeople.

So, when President of Toyota Motor Corp Akio Toyoda challenged these development groups to produce this special car, it meant surpassing many manufacturing, design, material, and dynamic obstacles that could typically compromise a vehicle’s targets or design vision.

The engineering and design teams have given their personal insights into the project in a series of interview features that cover the key development challenges, including how they succeeded in translating the stand-out styling of the original LF-LC concept car into the packaging of a viable production model.

The fruits of their labour will given a high-profile platform this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the V8-powered LC 500 will be making runs on the famous hill climb course and will be on public display as the centrepiece of the Lexus stand.

The Lexus LC 500 will be launched in South Africa in the first quarter of 2017. Further details will be released closer to the date.

 

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ABBREVIATIONDESCRIPTION
16VSIXTEEN VALVE (CYLINDER HEAD)
2WD2-WHEEL DRIVE
4WASFOUR WHEEL ANTI-SKID, TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM
4WD4-WHEEL DRIVE
4X4VEHICLE WITH 4 WHEELS, ALL OF WHICH ARE DRIVEN (ALL-WHEEL DRIVE)
AAAUTOMOTIVE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA
ABAIRBAG
ABCACTIVE BODY CONTROL
ABDAUTOMATIC BRAKING DIFFERENTIAL / DISTRIBUTION
ABSANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM
A/CAIR CONDITIONING
ACAIR CONDITIONING
ACCADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL / AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
ACEACTIVE CORNERING ENHANCEMENT
ACMACTIVE CENTRE DIFFERENTIAL, AUTOMATIC LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
ADBAUTOMATIC DIFFERENTIAL BRAKE
ADCAUTOMATIC DISTANCE CONTROL
ADFATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE SENSOR
ADRAUTOMATIC DISTANCE CONTROL
ADSACTIVE DRIVING SYSTEM / ADAPTIVE DAMPING SYSTEM
AEIADVANCE ELECTRONIC IGNITION, FULLY ELECTRONIC IGNITION SYSTEM
AFIAIR-SUPPORTED FUEL INJECTION
AHRACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT / ACTIVE HANDLING SYSTEM
ALCADAPTIVE LIGHT CONTROL
ALTALTERNATOR
ALUARITHMETIC AND LOGIC UNIT
AMRDRIVE TORQUE CONTROL
ANCACTIVE NOISE CONTROL
APAIR PUMP
APBACTIVE PARKING BRAKE
ARCACTIVE ROLL CONTROL / AUTOMATIC RIDE CONTROL
ARSAUTOMATIC RESTRAINT SYSTEM
ARTDISTANCE-BASED CRUISE CONTROL
ASCAUTOMATIC STABILITY CONTROL
ASC+TAUTOMATIC STABILITY CONTROL WITH TRACTION CONTROL
ASDAUTOMATIC LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
ASFAUDI SPACE FRAME (SPECIAL ALUMINIUM FRAME USED IN SOME AUDI VEHICLES)
ASGAUTOMATIC-SHIFT GEARBOX
ASRTRANSMISSION SLIP CONTROL / ACCELERATION SLIP REGULATION
ASTCAUTOMATIC STABILITY AND TRACTION CONTROL
ATAUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
AUTOAUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
AYCACTIVE YAW CONTROL
AWDALL WHEEL DRIVE
BAACCELERATION SENSOR OR BRAKE ASSISTANT
BASBRAKE ASSISTANT SYSTEM
BHPBRAKE HORSEPOWER
CATCATALYTIC CONVERTER
CBCCORNERING BRAKE CONTROL
CCCRUISE CONTROL
CDCOMPACT DISC
CDCRCOMPACT DISC CHANGER REAR
CDICOMMON RAIL DIRECT INJECTION (MERCEDES / MCC)
CGISTRATIFIED CHARGE GASOLINE INJECTION
CIMCYLINDER-INDIVIDUAL FUEL INJECTION
COCARBON MONOXIDE
CO2CARBON DIOXIDE (NON-POISONOUS GAS PRODUCED DURING COMBUSTION)
CPUCENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT (MICROPROCESSOR)
CRICOMMON RAIL INJECTOR
CRSCOMMON RAIL SYSTEM
CRWCOMMON RAIL PARAMETERS (ALSO CR-W)
CSCRANKSHAFT
CTXCONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSAXLE
CVTCONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION
DABDIGITAL AUDIO BROADCASTING
DBCDYNAMIC BRAKE CONTROL
DCDIRECT CURRENT
DCTDUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION
DFIDIRECT FUEL INJECTION
DIDIRECT (DIESEL) INJECTION
DISDIRECT IGNITION SYSTEM
DOHCDOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMSHAFT, USUALLY PART OF ENGINE DESIGNATION
DSADYNAMIC STABILITY ASSISTANCE
DSCDYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL
DSPDYNAMIC SHIFT PROGRAM (AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION)
DSTCDYNAMIC STABILITY AND TRACTION CONTROL
DTIDIESEL DIRECT-INJECTION WITH DISTRIBUTOR PUMP
DTRDISTRONIC – DISTANCE CONTROL SYSTEM
DVDDIGITAL VERSATILE DISC
DWATHEFT WARNING SYSTEM
EBA EMERGENCY BREAK ASSIST
EBCELECTRONIC BRAKE FORCE CONTROL
EBDELECTRONIC BRAKE FORCE DISTRIBUTION
EBMELECTRONIC BRAKE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
EBSELECTRONIC BRAKING SYSTEM
ECCELECTRONIC CLIMATE CONTROL
ECUELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT
ECSELECTRONIC CRASH SENSOR
EDCELECTRONIC DIESEL CONTROL
EDSELECTRONIC DIFFERENTIAL LOCK
EFIELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION
EIELECTRONIC IGNITION
EL-VELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED CARBURETTOR
EMLELECTRONIC ENGINE PERFORMANCE CONTROL
EMRELECTRONIC VOLUME REDUCTION
EMSELECTRONIC ENGINE CONTROL
ESPELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM
ESRELECTRONIC SLIP REDUCTION (ANOTHER NAME FOR ASR)
EVELECTRIC VEHICLE
FBAPARKING-BRAKE SYSTEM (USUALLY HAND BRAKE)
FDDATE OF MANUFACTURE
FDIFUEL DIRECT INJECTION
FDRTRIP COMPUTER / VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL
FDSFORD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM
FMFREQUENCY MODULATION
FSDIFOUR-STROKE, DIRECT INJECTION
FSHFULL SERVICE HISTORY
FSIFUEL STRAIGHT INJECTION
FSRDRIVING STABILITY CONTROL
FWDFRONT WHEEL DRIVE
GENGENERATOR
GKGLOW PLUG
GMGEAR MOTOR / GENERAL MOTORS
GPSGLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
GSMGLOBAL SYSTEM FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION
GTGRAND TOURER
HDCHILL DESCENT CONTROL
HDFREMOTE BOOT-LID RELEASE
HDIHIGH-PRESSURE DIRECT INJECTION
HHCHILL HOLD CONTROL (ESP SYSTEM COMPONENT)
HLAHILL LAUNCH ASSIST
HPDIHIGH PRESSURE DIRECT INJECTION
HPIHIGH-PRESSURE INJECTION
HRAREAR WINDOW WASHING SYSTEM
HUDHEADS UP DISPLAY
ICCINTELLIGENT CRUISE CONTROL
ICMIGNITION CONTROL MODULE / INTEGRATED CHASSIS MANAGEMENT
IDIINDIRECT (DIESEL) INJECTION
IDSINTERACTIVE DYNAMIC DRIVING SYSTEM
IHKAINTEGRATED HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
IMMOIMMOBILIZER
INJINJECTION JET OR VALVE IN COMMON RAIL DIESEL SYSTEM
IRINDIVIDUAL CONTROL WITH COMMERCIAL-VEHICLE ABS SYSTEMS / INFRARED
ISISINTELLIGENT SAFETY SYSTEM (BMW)
ISOINTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR STANDARDISATION
I-VTECINTELLIGENT VARIABLE (VALVE) TIMING (AND LIFT) ELECTRONIC CONTROL
JETJET / INJECTION SYSTEM
KATCATALYTIC CONVERTER
KGKILOGRAM
KMKILOMETER
KPAKILOPASCAL
KWKILOWATT
KWHKILOWATT HOUR
LLITER
L/KMLITERS PER KILOMETER
LCDLIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY
LDRBOOST-PRESSURE CONTROL / IDLE SPEED CONTROL
LEDLIGHT-EMITTING DIODE
LEVLOW-EMISSIONS VEHICLE
LHDLEFT-HAND DRIVE
LLRIDLE CONTROL (DIESEL SYSTEMS)
LPGLIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS
LSDLIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
LTRLITER
LWRHEADLIGHT VERTICAL AIM CONTROL
MAMILLIAMPERE
MAXMAXIMUM
MBARMILLIBAR
MECHMECHANICAL
MFDMULTIFUNCTION DISPLAY
MFIMULTIPOINT FUEL INJECTION (ELECTRONIC)
MFLMULTIFUNCTION STEERING WHEEL
MGMANUAL TRANSMISSION
MIMILES
MINMINIMUM
MIUMAIN INSTRUMENT UNIT
MMMILLIMETER
MMIMULTI MEDIA INTERFACE (AUDI) / MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE
MPAMEGAPASCAL
MPHMILES PER HOUR
MPIMULTI-POINT INJECTION
MPVMULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLE
MRSMULTI-RESTRAINT SYSTEM
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2015 LEXUS DEALER AWARDS– THE BEST OF THE BEST
Our Dealership recognised for its relentless pursuit of perfection

When you are part of a world class dealer network recognised globally and in South Africa for its relentless Pursuit of Perfection, it is truly impressive to be awarded the Lexus Dealer of the Year award. This award proves your dedication to the vision and your commitment to strive for perfection.

Lexus Centurion has been awarded Lexus Dealer of the Year for 2015 for their consistent sales performance month after month, excellent customer service, commitment to the brand and the overall vision. This win marks the first for this dealership as well as the first female winner for the Lexus Brand.

“The Lexus Dealer of the Year Award is awarded to the dealer that performs exceptionally in all aspects of the business. This year’s winner truly understands and identifies with the Lexus brand and it shows. With the most consistent performance month after month, through committed and focussed leadership, this award is well deserved,” says Calvyn Hamman, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Toyota South Africa Motors.

“The Dealer Principal of Lexus Centurion, Vivian Mohohlo, showed that focussed leadership, clear strategy and passion for the brand pipped her above her competitors by a considerable margin. This dealership has been a very close second for the past two years and this year their consistency and long term vision proved to be added push to take top honours,” adds Hamman.

“Lexus dealers understand that customers who buy a Lexus do not simply purchase a car but become become part of the Lexus family. Critical to maintaining this customer enthusiasm is the delivery of the “Lexus Experience”. This customer centric philosophy is a core value to Lexus South Africa​.

 

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  • Turbocharged motivation for Lexus IS
  • Added features include rear side airbags and electrically-adjustable steering column

Lexus has combined its newly launched turbocharged engine with a traditional sports sedan configuration to provide a blend of performance, dynamics and economy to create the IS 200t. Available exclusively on the E and EX grades, the new IS 200t is the perfect accompaniment to the top-end IS 350 F Sport, which is still propelled by the sonorous 233 kW V6.

Following its unveiling in the NX 200t compact SUV, Lexus has turned its high-technology 2.0-litre four cylinder engine 90 degrees for its debut in IS’s north-south, rear-wheel drive layout. The smaller displacement turbocharged engine provides improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions whilst still delivering a stout 350Nm.

Changes to the exhaust layout and engine management system bring power levels five kilowatts above the NX 200t – to 180kW.

The 2.0-litre turbo engines strength lies in its broad spread of torque, with the aforementioned 350Nm being available from as low as 1650 rpm all the way up to 4400 rpm. This flexibility makes for effortless cruising and acceleration.
IS 200t also combines an eight-speed Sports Direct Shift automatic transmission (featuring paddle shift) with the 2.0-litre turbo engine, providing levels of driveability expected of a Lexus compact sports sedan.

The 8-speed SDS transmission has proven itself in the IS 350 F Sport and RC 350, and the latest iteration in the IS 200t has added electronic-control technology, including a Lexus-first; Downshift Lock-up Control.

The transmission also features auto-blip downshifts for added driver involvement. This all culminates in a driving experience that delivers a great balance between linear acceleration, optimum fuel economy and driveability under all conditions.

In keeping with the refined character of the IS, the transmission swaps cogs smoothly and efficiently – with the driver being able to monitor gear selection via a unique bar graph in the multi-information display.
The eight internal ratios have been chosen to balance the needs of sports driving and fuel economy, with a low first gear ratio for initial acceleration, closely spaced ratios in the intermediate gears for performance and urban-driving economy, and a tall eighth-gear ratio for freeway economy.


The now familiar Drive Mode Select rotary switch allows the driver to choose between Eco, Normal and Sport modes depending on their preference or the road ahead.

Selecting Sport mode tailors the throttle response and power steering assistance to provide a more dynamic drive. Eco mode optimises fuel economy by reducing throttle sensitivity, tweaking transmission control logic and optimising climate control operation. A dedicated Eco display mode can also be called up to relay the state of eco operation to the driver.
The ‘200t’ retains Lexus IS’s elegantly executed interior and sharp exterior styling while gaining additional features.

The 200t E and EX grade are distinguished by multi-spoke 17-inch wheels. In terms of interior accoutrements, both models are extremely well endowed. Even the E grade gets niceties such as seat heating and ventilation, 7-inch central colour display, full leather trim, electric front seats, front and rear PDC (a new addition) to name just a few of the standard items on offer. The EX grade chips in with SatNav, electrochromatic mirror and reverse camera.

The already comprehensive safety specification is bolstered by the addition of rear side airbags, taking the tally up to 10 across the range. An electrically-adjustable steering column for both rake and reach, which retracts automatically when the vehicle is turned off, further accentuates the sense of convenience and luxury on E and EX models.
On the handling front, the IS’ proven dynamics are further enhanced by the fitment of a performance damper developed by Yamaha, to counteract body roll and increase torsional rigidity.

The result is a supremely comfortably and balanced vehicle, which simply soaks up road imperfections, whilst still rewarding the driver with great dynamics and taut handling. Overall the IS 200t projects a feeling of solidity and confidence befitting that of a luxury sports sedan.

Customers have the choice of six stylish exterior colours, including a new vivid shade of red (Madder Red) and highly pearlescent Sonic  Quartz white. The exterior hue of choice can be combined with either rich Ivory or classic Black leather interior. Piano Black and Titanium accents lend an air of sophistication to the cabin.

Lexus South Africa’s Glenn Crompton (Vice President of Marketing) said the new engine brings “more of the performance that customers are coming to expect from Lexus, along with quality and luxury.”
“The 2.0-litre engine gained a lot of praise from customers and critics when fitted to the NX 200t, and its addition to the IS Line has made it an even stronger proposition for customers who want a blend of performance, economy and driveability.
“The Lexus turbo engine is a high-technology affair which sits well alongside  3.5-litre V6 quad-cam powerplant.

“It’s a sensational fit for a vehicle already known for its high levels of standard specification and outstanding drive experience,” Crompton said.

New IS Turbo Engine In Detail

The new IS 200t is the first Lexus sedan to adopt the innovative turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol 8AR-FTS engine. It’s crammed with cutting-edge technology and can operate on both the fuel-saving Atkinson cycle and the conventional Otto cycle. The late intake-valve closing of the Atkinson cycle reduces pumping losses and boosts fuel economy.
Special attention was paid during the engine’s development to minimise turbo ‘lag’. This includes the use of a twin-scroll turbocharger and mounting the intercooler to the engine to minimise the intake volume downstream of the turbocharger to optimise response.
Key features of this powerplant include the world’s first cylinder head with integrated four-into-two exhaust manifold and twin-scroll turbocharger, and the latest iteration of the Lexus intelligent variable valve timing system, known as VVT-iW (‘W’ for wide).
The wider range of inlet timing variation in the VVT-iW system means the new IS 200t engine can switch instantly from the Otto cycle to the high-expansion ratio, high-efficiency Atkinson cycle according to vehicle operating conditions.  Lexus has previously used the Atkinson combustion cycle exclusively in hybrid-model petrol engines.

The new 8AR-FTS engine also has the latest Lexus fuel injection system, known as ESTEC D-4ST (Economy with Superior Thermal Efficient Combustion) and an air-to-liquid intercooler. The D-4ST system splits injection between high-pressure direct and low-pressure port injection according to driving conditions, providing optimum combustion at all times.
The new turbocharged engine delivers 180kW of power at 5800rpm and 350Nm of torque from 1650 to 4400rpm endowing the IS 200t with a 7-second sprint time in the obligatory 0-100km/h dash.
It has a combined-cycle fuel economy of 7.5 litres/100km and CO2 emissions of 175g/km.

The Lexus 8AR-FTS engine is cast with low nickel content, heat-resistant steel.  Cooling oil jets under the pistons improve durability and enhance warm-up performance. Twin balance shafts with resin gears minimise engine vibration to improve cabin comfort – a marked improvement in four-cylinder engine technology.
Further measures to reduce noise, vibration and harshness include an electric air bypass valve and a resonator in the intake system, to reduce the characteristic turbo noise when the throttle is closed (referred to as the ‘turbo sigh’).
The Lexus turbo-petrol engine was bench-tested for more than 10,000 hours before extensive on-road testing began, covering more than one million kilometres.
The Lexus turbo spins to 180,000rpm.
Lexus developed a new 0-20W viscosity lubricating oil without calcium content to remove the chance of engine knock at low engine revolutions.

 

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