The map light integrates a standard HomeLink programmable garage door opener, which can program 98 percent of garage door frequencies on the market. This model came with standard and a 186 kW 249 hp engine. The hybrid version improves fuel economy to 23 mpg combined. As with the S140 series, no turbocharged variants were offered outside Japan. Archived from on 18 March 2015.
The vehicle was unveiled at the 2013. New clear tail lights with turn signal indicators were added to the trunk area, as well as a slightly revised grille and very subtly tinted headlights on the front end. Archived from on 29 May 2007. Archived from on 29 September 2011. Archived from on 8 July 2011. Inside both models there are three-point seatbelts for all five seating positions as well as dual front airbag and front seat-mounted side airbag Supplemental Restraint Systems. The vehicle's exterior styling blended elements of the then-current flagship and performance coupe in a rounded, aerodynamic wedge-like shape which featured a high rear decklid and longer and wider proportions than rival vehicles.
The chassis has been redesigned, and overall curb weight is reduced. The third generation was produced in 2006 and introduced the direct-injection engine. Three driving modes are featured, ranging from fuel-conserving Eco to Sport S and Sport S+ which facilitate more sporty transmission shifting and engine throttle settings, as well as suspension damper and steering adjustments. Other available options include a 14-speaker premium Mark Levinson sound system, air conditioned front seats, laser cruise control, a power rear sunshade and an adaptive variable suspension system. It was the first mass-production rear-wheel drive luxury hybrid car, featuring the naturally aspirated 3. Front 18-way power seats are available; 10-way power seats are equipped standard. Optional features further include a pre-collision system, , , , and.
It also made magazine's for 1998 through 2000. Dual exhaust systems complete the performance package, and a large 19. Archived from on 25 November 2003. Archived from on 22 August 2014. The 350 and 460 models are outfitted with either a six-speed or eight-speed automatic transmission respectively.
Design patents were filed in Japan on 6 October 2010 for the production model and a conceptual variant on 29 March 2011. Buy now to own this original Lexus manual. Archived from on 13 July 2011. The 350 and 460 models are outfitted with either a six-speed or eight-speed automatic transmission respectively. Archived from on 4 May 2007. The SportDesign interior added perforated leather upholstery along with brushed aluminum and dark stained walnut trim. The Aristo was exclusive to the as the top level luxury sedan at Vista dealerships, positioned above the and.
The 450h is a hybrid model that includes a 3. Archived from on 30 June 2006. The V8 engine also received a 0. Additionally, more powerful V8 sport sedans provided strong competition. By 2002, a design was finalized, to be introduced the following year. The hybrid version improves fuel economy to 23 mpg combined.
The same car launched in 1991 as the Toyota Aristo in Japan, but the Lexus-badged model did not appear until 1993. Archived from on 19 April 2010. The exterior concept was originally developed by the well respected Italdesign Giugiaro in Italy. Equipped with an independent, setup at both front and rear ends, Italdesign's saloon design first appeared in Toyota Aristo form in Japan in October 1991. Built at Toyota's assembly plant in Japan, production of the Aristo involved more automation than previous vehicles built at the Tahara factory; robots performed 4,200 on each body, while only eight spot welds were performed by hand. Improved soft upper interior trim helps reduce head injuries in an accident.
Driver and front passenger airbags were standard. Archived from on 21 August 2007. V8 and hybrid models also featured an adaptive suspension system that individually altered suspension firmness. Archived from on 25 January 2015. All five seating positions include a height-adjustable headrest. Archived from on 10 September 2009. Production of the limited model occurred through 2004.
The exterior styling was completed in house and included distinctive quadruple headlights, an upgraded stereo and luminescent gauges. Market Data Book Supplement 1997. Lexus: The Relentless Pursuit, pp. It was reported that Toyoda initially opposed the styling choices made for the new model, but since thanked the design team that persuaded him to greenlight the project. The second generation sedans used a new front-engine, rear-wheel drive midsize platform, also featured in the Japanese-market.