Monday, July 30, 2012

2013 Lexus LS Sedans Have World Debut In San Francisco

The new 2013 Lexus LS line-up which includes the Lexus LS 460, LS 460L, LS 600hL hybrid, and the first-ever LS 460 F SPORT had their world debut at the "Lexus Laws of Attraction" exhibit in San Francisco. The LS 460 and LS 460L is available in RWD and AWD and the LS Hybrid is available with a full-time AWD system. The standard navigation system is displayed on a 12.3-inch, split-screen, high-resolution multi-media display which is large enough to support simultaneous viewing of a large map display and other vehicle functions. A next-generation Remote Touch, with one-push confirmation which is standard on all models allows the user to operate the climate, audio, phone controls, navigation system and more. The screen menus are selected with a controller located within reach on the center console. A number of buttons on the steering wheel and instrument panel enable the direct control of frequently used functions (e.g. temperature setting, fan speed, preset audio stations, etc.)

Available safety enhancements include the Pre-Collision Safety (A-PCS) system with Collision Avoidance Assist. designed to assist the driver in avoiding or mitigating collisions with vehicles and pedestrians under a wide range of city and highway speeds. At speeds lower than 24 miles per hour, this technology helps the LS to avoid accidents by automatically bringing the LS to a full stop. Available Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) constantly monitors the distance to vehicles ahead and is capable of operating at any speed. The system can bring the vehicle to a complete stop, and accelerate away once the road ahead is clear. An upgraded, optional Lane-Keep Assist system helps the driver stay in the intended lane. New to LS, the Blind Spot Monitor uses rear millimeter-wave radar to monitor the vehicle rear side blind spots at 10 miles per hour or more. This feature includes Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) which automatically operates when the vehicle is in reverse, alerting drivers to the approach of other vehicles when backing out of a parking place.