24 September, 2015
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Convenience and control

Features of the new Lexus RX

Control features

Although the Lexus RX has been designed to afford the driver excellent all-round visibility, blind spots are unavoidable around the vehicle’s pillars. However, by installing a coalition of radar, cameras and sensors, not only has Lexus been able to create an unbroken field of vision around the immediate vicinity of the car, its electronic eyes also extend their sight to warn of approaching danger from further away.

The importance of uninterrupted vision is further highlighted by the inclusion of a new colour head-up display function, which helps the driver keep his or her eyes on the road. The largest of its kind in the world, this feature introduces a further four firsts for Lexus: Adaptive Cruise Control display, Speed Limit display, Pedestrian Warning display, and Pre-Crash Safety display.

Convenience features

Lexus develops cars with the aim of anticipating and fulfilling the needs of its occupants with convenient features. Among the features aimed at front seat passengers are a broad 12.3″ multi-information monitor, wireless mobile phone charging, and a cup holder that can be adjusted to accommodate receptacles of different heights. Meanwhile, rear passengers can relax in the comfort of heated and reclining seats.

The desire to aniticpate needs is also seen in the non-touch sensor fitted to the powered tailgate. A simple wave of the hand – or indeed an elbow, if both hands are full – is enough for the owner to action the opening sequence.

 

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