Lexus Brings Sexy Back With The New LC500 Convertible
A life of luxury or first-class technology? Why not have both? With the LC500, Lexus combines the best of both worlds to save you from having to choose one over the other.
Designed and crafted to stimulate your senses and inspire the best driving experience, the LC500 is notable for being the Japanese marque's first convertible. Sporty, sleek and sexy, it cuts a striking figure as an open-top vehicle, making it a magnet for anyone looking for a sweet, sweet ride.
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The bold and muscular silhouette accentuates its unique character, remaining faithful to the defining features of the LF-LC concept car that inspired it. Think a low, sharp front design, 3-beam LED projector lamps, and the iconic spindle grille for a truly dynamic look overall.
Its highly-refined and sophisticated interior includes a 2+2 cabin combining elegance, superb space and modernity to create a driver-focused cockpit for the confidence boost you need. The low-bonnet line and low-profile instrument panel provides an intuitive layout of the controls and a seating position that offers a clear view of the road. Comfort is not compromised either—the eight-way power adjustable semi-aniline leather sports seats, complete with heater and ventilation no less, ensure unbeatable comfort.
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Look out for the 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display where you can access the audio and climate controls as well as various systems including the voice-activated navigation system.
Integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the system allows you to seamlessly cast your device's interface onto the vehicle's multimedia display. Befitting its sporty character, engineers have equipped the LC500 Convertible with features such as an 8-inch Digital Combination Meter as well as a Heads-up Display. A remote touch interface is also conveniently located at the centre console for added convenience.
Audiophiles will be pleased to know that the car is equipped with a 13-speaker Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound System. In true Lexus Omotenashi spirit, this system automatically adjusts the acoustic design based on the ambient sounds. Whether the roof is down or up, a rich audio experience is guaranteed.
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Safety is always a priority at Lexus, and the LC500 is endowed with a suite of advanced safety systems via the Lexus Safety System + to mitigate untoward incidents on the open road.
This includes the pre-collision system, the lane departure alert with lane keep assist, and the dynamic radar cruise control, not to mention six airbags with a blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.
Being a convertible, there are additional safety features specific to its class, chief of which is the active roll bars that extend upwards when a rollover is detected. When not deployed, the roll bars are hidden from view to retain its neat silhouette.
Much thought has also gone into the compact soft top design to ensure it is seamless with the rest of the car's sleek silhouette. When you're out on the open road, take in the scenery by lowering the hydraulic-operated roof that unfolds smoothly in 15 seconds. Should it start to rain, the roof will close and shield you from the dreary weather in just 16 seconds.
Available in a variety of shades with roof colour options being black or beige. For the interior, you can choose between Flare Red, Black or Orcher.
Check out the coupe up close at the Lexus LC500 Convertible On The Go Tour. The venues and dates are:
- Lexus Johor (November 19-25)
- Lexus Ipoh (November 26-December 2)
- Lexus Penang (December 3-9)
- Lexus Mutiara Damansara (December 10-16)
- Lexus Sungai Besi (December 17-23)
For more information, visit Lexus Malaysia's Facebook page or official website.
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