December 2, 2022

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World Premiere of the New Lexus “UX”

  • By no means ending pursuit of additional improvement of Lexus driving style and enhancement of superior know-how options primarily based on the “At all times On” philosophy.
  • Strengthen car fundamentals for a refined and exhilarating efficiency with additional improvement of Lexus driving style.
  • Enhancement of superior know-how options to broaden preventive security know-how features and the newest multimedia system.
Lexus UX (Prototype)
Lexus UX Cockpit (Prototype)
  • Lexus UX Cockpit (Prototype)

Lexus globally proclaims the brand new UX 200/250h. The car is scheduled for summer time 2022 launch.

Launched to the Lexus lineup in 2018 as an city compact cross-over, the UX makes use of the “Inventive City Explorer” idea, with the purpose to be the “CUE” to exploring a brand new way of life. The muscular physique exudes toughness and power, whereas the flared fenders evoke agile driving with the intention to create a daring and refined exterior. The inside cockpit combines a way of driving pleasure with a visually expansive house. As well as, we now have pursued glorious steering response, dealing with stability, and refined trip high quality.

Since its launch in 2018, a cumulative complete of roughly 240,000 models have been bought in additional than 80 nations and areas as of the top of March 2022. The increasing lineup of electrified autos of Hybrid (HEV) and battery EV (BEV), achieved the proportion of electrified autos of roughly 80% of gross sales globally, making it the main mannequin within the Lexus electrified lineup. Going ahead, we are going to proceed to contribute to the sensible unfold of electrified autos towards the belief of a carbon-neutral society, whereas tailoring to the diversifying wants and existence of shoppers.

Based mostly on the “At all times On” philosophy of steady enchancment by agile improvement, the brand new UX200/250h has additional refined and exhilarating driving efficiency, enhanced its superior security programs by increasing the preventive security know-how features and added the newest multimedia system.

To reinforce the driving expertise, structural rigidity was improved by including 20 spot welding factors on the physique and the EPS and shock absorbers tuning was carried out accordingly. It achieved refined and exhilarating efficiency and to additional enhance the refined, direct feeling and response by intensive testing at Toyota Technical Middle Shimoyama.

For superior security system enhancements, we aimed to make driving safer and extra reassuring by enhancing the performance of the “Lexus Security System +” preventive security know-how. The UX additionally includes a new state-of-the-art multimedia system with a bigger/higher-resolution contact display show. Usability has been improved by optimizing the shapes and change format of the instrument panel and console space. Two USB charging connectors (Sort-C) have additionally been added within the entrance of the console.

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LEXUS INTERNATIONAL CHIEF ENGINEER -MITSUTERU EMOTO

The unique UX was developed with yearly enhancements beneath the theme of “At all times On“, however this new UX goals to boost the attraction of electrified autos, particularly HEVs, by additional evolving the driving expertise and superior security gear in a uniquely Lexus manner. With thorough consideration to element, the challenge members labored collectively to develop these two key options in order that clients world wide may take pleasure in a way of luxurious and a snug, protected, and safe driving expertise. We invite you to take a trip within the new UX and expertise our Lexus dedication.

UX MAIN FEATURES

STRENGTHEN VEHICLE FUNDAMENTALS FOR A REFINED AND EXHILARATING PERFORMANCE WITH FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF LEXUS DRIVING TASTE

ENHANCED BODY RIGIDITY

A complete of 20 spot welding factors had been added to the physique openings across the aspect and again doorways to enhance structural rigidity. As well as, the automobile was pushed extensively on the Toyota Technical Middle Shimoyama with the intention to re-tune the EPS, shock absorbers, and different elements. The purpose was to attain a predictable, linear response devoted to the motive force’s intentions, such because the exhilarating feeling of seamless deceleration, steering, and acceleration in all driving conditions.

IMPROVED QUIETNESS

Newly developed 18-inch run-flat tires*1 contribute to quietness, the DNA of Lexus. The redesigned tread sample reduces street noise.

EVOLUTION OF THE F SPORT DRIVING EXPERIENCE

Efficiency dampers®*2 and AVS*3 are customary on the F SPORT. The rear efficiency dampers® rapidly take up physique flex and minor vibrations to additional sharpen dealing with and enhance general trip consolation and calmness. As well as, with its glorious responding damping power adjustment, the AVS concurrently maintains a flat posture and absorbs extra shock, even on street surfaces with a mix of enormous undulations and minor bumps. This leads to glorious steering response, stability, and a snug trip. Steering response is additional improved by including a brace to the steering gear. The purpose is to attain sporty driving efficiency devoted to driver operation.

For the inside, an aluminum footrest and scuff plate have been newly added along with the F SPORT unique sports activities seats, steering wheel, shift knob, meters, and aluminum sports activities pedals.

The F SPORT’s driving picture and sportiness have been additional enhanced.

*1 Bridgestone Corp. merchandise solely
*2 “Efficiency Dampers” is a registered trademark of Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.
*3 AVS Adaptive Variable Suspension system

ENHANCEMENT OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FEATURES TO EXPAND PREVENTIVE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY FUNCTIONS AND THE LATEST MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM

Expanded performance of Lexus Security System + and improved usability of superior gear.

In an effort to obtain the last word objective of “eliminating visitors casualties, which is the last word want of a society of mobility”, the brand new UX has expanded performance of the Lexus Security System + preventive security know-how. The purpose is to stop accidents, additional cut back visitors accidents and fatalities, and to lighten the burden on drivers. Moreover, a sophisticated digital key characteristic enhances buyer usability, enabling door lock/unlock and engine begin by way of smartphone. A panoramic view monitor with clear floor floor picture show has additionally been added to point out street floor circumstances and tire place beneath the car.

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LEXUS SAFETY SYSTEM +

  • The efficiency of the single-lens digicam and millimeter-wave radar has been improved to broaden the response vary of the Pre-Collision System, which is designed to detect daytime bicyclists and pedestrians in low-light circumstances and, at intersections, to detect oncoming autos earlier than proper turns*4 and pedestrians crossing the road from the course towards which the car was touring earlier than it began to make a proper or left flip. Additionally featured are features comparable to Emergency Steering Help, which assists steering throughout the car’s lane as cued by the motive force.
  • The lane-recognition features of Lane Tracing Help (LTA*5), which is a sophisticated driving help perform that helps steering to maintain the car within the heart of the lane, have been improved by the appliance of AI applied sciences that broaden the help vary, leading to smoother and more-continuous steering help.
  • A curve speed-control perform that decelerates the car prematurely in keeping with the scale of an approaching curve has been added to Dynamic Radar Cruise Management (with an all-speed monitoring perform), which controls acceleration and deceleration in order that the gap to an instantly previous car is fixed throughout the pace set when driving on motor-vehicle-only roadways and others.
  • Emergency Driving Cease System helps the motive force by audio and visible alerts and mild deceleration if non-operation by the motive force continues throughout use of Lane Tracing Help. It then prompts the car’s hazard lamps and horn to alert these outdoors the car to assist forestall or cut back injury to the car or others, whereas slowing and ultimately stopping the car inside its lane. After stopping the car, it unlocks the doorways which contributes to early driver rescue.

Lexus UX Digital Key (Prototype)Lexus UX Digital Key (Prototype)

DIGITAL KEY

Set up of a devoted smartphone app permits the smartphone for use as a digital key for autos with this characteristic. Along with having the ability to lock/unlock the doorways by way of smartphone display, the engine might be began by urgent the beginning change whereas holding the smartphone. The car might be operated with only one smartphone, even when there are a number of autos appropriate with the digital key that you simply personal. As well as, as a result of digital keys might be handed between smartphones, it turns into simpler and handy to lend or borrow autos between far-away relations or buddies.

PANORAMIC VIEW MONITOR

The Panoramic View Monitor combines photographs from the entrance, rear, left and proper aspect cameras of the car and shows them on the middle show. The newly added under-body clear show perform combines photographs of street floor circumstances taken prior to now with a picture of the car underbody, thereby serving to the motive force to grasp street floor circumstances and tire place beneath the car.

LATEST MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM AND IMPROVED COCKPIT USABILITY

The multimedia system and related providers have been dramatically re-envisioned for an improved buyer expertise. The system options the newest 12.3-inch/8-inch contact show with bigger dimension/greater decision and intuitive state-of-the-art multimedia system for ease-of-use. We are going to proceed to additional the customized buyer expertise by updating our multimedia programs by OTA (Over The Air) software program updates. As well as, the shapes and change format of the instrument panel and console space have been optimized in accordance with using the touch-screen show, and two new charging USB connectors (Sort-C) have been added to the entrance of the console for improved usability.Lexus UX cockpit (12.3-inch touch display) (Prototype)Lexus UX cockpit (12.3-inch contact show) (Prototype)

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IMPROVED COCKPIT USABILITY

The bigger/greater decision 12.3-inch/8-inch contact show is mounted nearer to the motive force, permitting contact display operation with out compromising driving posture.

Wireless charging / USB charging connector (Type-C) (Prototype)

As well as, the shapes and change format of the instrument panel and console space have been optimized in accordance with using the touch-screen show. The seat heater switches*6 beforehand mounted within the heart of the instrument panel have been positioned on prime of the console, and two USB charging connectors (Sort-C) have been newly put in within the house in entrance of the console created by this alteration. As well as, the wi-fi charging house has been vertically prolonged and LED lighting has been added on the prime for improved usability.

12.3 inch touch display (Prototype)
  • 12.3 inch contact show (Prototype)
  • Wi-fi charging / USB charging connector (Sort-C) (Prototype)

MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS AND CONNECTED SERVICES

  • Geared up with the newest multimedia system for intuitive ease-of-use. Distinctive accessibility is achieved by regularly displaying navigation, music, car settings, and different menu choice icons alongside the motive force aspect. The format of the complete display is split in keeping with perform, thereby unifying the operation stream and specializing in simple operation.
  • The system employs a related navigation system that makes use of cloud-based map info to acquire real-time visitors info and car parking zone availability info. As well as, the 12.3-inch navigation system makes use of a hybrid sort of navigation system combining a traditional in-vehicle navigation system and a related navigation system.
  • The newest voice recognition perform allows activation by working the discuss change on the steering wheel, or by working the microphone icon on the show, or by voice activation. By saying a pre-defined activation phrase (e.g., “Hey Lexus!”), the voice recognition perform might be activated with out having to function a change or stopping music. The system additionally helps conversational fashion operation, as should you had been speaking to the automobile.
  • Apple CarPlay*7 and Android Auto*8, which options sure unique features of the iPhone*7 and Android*8 units on the in-vehicle show is now obtainable. Apple CarPlay helps Wi-Fi wi-fi connection*9 along with the traditional USB connection.
  • The 12.3-inch navigation system is configured with an internet browser that enables customers to browse web sites (information, blogs, streaming music, YouTube*8 movies, and so forth.) by an Web connection using DCM (Information Communication Module).
  • The “My Settings” perform, which permits private settings to be registered to the car, now helps settings for navigation, audio, and different multimedia along with typical car settings (driving place, and so forth.). Added to sensible keys, digital keys and Bluetooth*10 units (e.g., smartphones) may also be used to establish the motive force.
  • The OTA software program replace perform allows software program updates by wi-fi communication by DCM. Along with bettering multimedia show content material and operability, this permits the addition of latest features and improved efficiency.