Brochure 2010 RX uitgelekt!

Autospies meldt dat de brochure van het volgende model van de Lexus RX is uitgelekt. Er zijn scans van de brochure op deze site te zien. Later deze avond zal ik deze uploaden.

Specificaties RX350 model 2010 bekend

Website heeft de specificaties, de standaard uitrusting en de optielijst voor de komende (2010) Lexus RX350 in handen gekregen.

Selecteer deze link voor het volledige artikel met de details:





  • The 3.5L V6 engine remains the same, though it’s now pumping out an extra 5hp (to 275hp) and 6lb-ft of torque (to 257lb-ft).
  • The suspension is also carried over, however a new sport-tuned suspension will be available as an option.
  • The drivetrain is getting upgraded to a six-speed automatic with a Super Electronically Controlled Transmission. Hill-start Assist Control has been added as a standard feature, and VDIM will be available as an option.
  • Overall vehicle length has been shortened 1.6" (29mm) to 187.8" (4,770mm).
  • Overall vehicle width has been increased to 74.2" (1,885mm), 1.6" (41mm).
  • The height has been bumped up significantly, up to 67.7" (1,720mm) from 66.1" (1,679mm).
  • The wheelbase has been extended 1 "(29mm) to 107.9" (2,740mm).
  • Curb Weight has increased a whopping 640lbs to 4,510lbs.
  • 18" P235/60R18 wheels are now standard. 19" P235/55R19 wheels are optional.

Standard equipment:

  • P235/50R18 M+S Tires
  • 18-inch Alloy Wheels
  • XM Satellite Radio (Factory Activated)
  • Smart Entry System
  • Push Button Start
  • Bluetooth Capability
  • Rear Seat Side Airbags
  • Double Wishbone Rear Suspension
  • Retractable Outside Rearview Mirrors
  • Integrated Turn Signal Lamps
  • Puddle Lamps
  • Rear Seatbelt Pretensioners
  • Hill Ascent Control (HAC)
  • Temporary Spare Tire
  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Sequential Shift Mode
  • Active Torque Control 4WD System
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Multi-Information Display
  • Front Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Premium Fabric Seat Surfaces
  • Sliding Rear Seat
  • Remote Release for Folding Rear Seatbacks
  • Active Front Headrests with Whiplash Protection
  • Roof Mounted Satellite Fin Antenna

Optional equipment:

  • Bi-Xenon HID Headlamps
  • Automatic High Beam Feature
  • Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror with Integrated Backup Camera
  • Wallet-Size Card Key
  • 12-Speaker Premium Audio System
  • USB Audio Input
  • 15-Speaker Mark Levinson Audio System
  • Voice-activated HDD Navigation System
  • XM Real-Time Traffic Capability
  • 19-inch Alloy Wheels
  • P235/55R19 Tires
  • Head-Up Display
  • Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM)
  • Driver Seat Variable Cushion Length Adjustment
  • Front Passenger Seat Variable Cushion Length Adjustment
  • Wide-View Side Monitor System
  • Sport-Tuned Suspension
  • Unique Wheel Finish
  • Dual Screen Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System
  • 3-Position Driver Seat Memory System
  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats

Bevestiging Lexus compact

Volgens heeft Lexus bevestigd dat het speciaal voor de Europese markt een compact model gaat introduceren. Dit model moet de competitie aangaan met de A3, de B-klasse en de 1-serie. Verder zou het Lexus goed uitkomen betreffende de Europese emissie eisen.

The carmaker’s executive vice president Tokuichi Uranishi has previously hinted that a model positioned below the current IS could be launched to help reach an internal goal of 150,000 sales in Europe by 2015. Now, the managing director for its European division, Tadashi Arashima, has confirmed in an interview with Germany’s WirtschaftsWoche newspaper that Lexus will eventually launch a new compact car.

“We will offer a Lexus in the compact class,” he told reporters, explaining that the company needs “smaller and more efficient vehicles” to meet Europe’s CO2 emissions regulations. He described the car as being a rival to the likes of BMW’s 1-series and Audi’s A3, although he didn’t reveal any exact release date.


IS250C promo

Lexus IS250C Onthult

Lexus heeft vandaag de cabriolet versie van de IS250 gepresenteerd op de autobeurs in Parijs. Deze onthulling komt weliswaar niet als een verrassing, zeker omdat er de afgelopen maanden grote speculatie is geweest over dit model. De SC moest opgevolgd worden.

De Lexus krijgt een zgn. hardtop welke in drie delen neerklapbaar is. De tijd welke de auto nodig heeft om het dak te sluiten en te openen is 20 seconden. De cabriolet moet in de zomer van 2009 bij de dealer staan.

De foto’s 



Lexus heeft gisteren een nieuw online tv-kanaal gelanceerd met de naam L/Studio. Het ziet er naar uit dat Lexus met deze stap een echt life-style merk gaat worden. Op het kanaal wordt oa de serie vertoond met de naam “Web Therapy. Hierin speelt niemand minder dan Lisa Kudrow (Friends; Phoebe Buffay ) de rol van een rare psychiater.

Quote reuters:

The carmaker is launching an Internet-only branded channel Tuesday (September 23) stocked with a full slate of original programing headlined by [Lisa] Kudrow [from Friends] in a shortform comedy series in which she plays a nutty shrink. In an effort to keep the buzz going for the project, Lexus plans to recruit more celebrity contributors in the coming months. For now, the rest of L Studio is an eclectic mix of high-toned nonfiction programing that concerns everything from art to architecture to science. Some notable figures who are profiled on the site include the Doors’ Ray Manzarek and designer Patricia Field. Taken together, the connective thread between the programing mix and the Lexus brand, Blanchard said, is the theme of innovation. "We kind of look at ourselves as a broadband HBO," she said. "Being on broadband in and of itself is innovative for a lot of these artists."