Lexus Malaysia is now accepting bookings for the 2020 Lexus LC 500. The refreshed flagship luxury coupe now also adds two new body colour options i.e. Blazing Carnelian Contrast Layering and Terrane Khaki Mica Metallic, and two new interior colours as well i.e. Flare Red, and Black and Orange. The new colours offer a striking accent to an impeccably finished cabin that is still considered one of the most breathtaking in its segment.
The interior of the LC 500 gets the artisan treatment of skilled Takumi craftsman that blends modern chic with functional technology. New additions include a Power Easy Access feature where the driver’s seat slides away once the ignition is switched off to make egress more convenient.
The refreshed LC 500 is also fitted with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Multmedia features are displayed on a new 10.3″ Electro Multi Vision (EMV) high definition screen that is capable of displaying pin-sharp 24:9 HD (1280×480) videos and images.
Under the hood is a 5.0L V8 engine with advanced Dual VVT-i system, paired with a 10-speed transmission. The engine’s output is rated at 470 hp and 540 Nm of torque. Even with a kerb weight of slightly under two tons, the powerplant gives the LC 500 supercar performance. A 0 – 100 km/h sprint takes just 4.4 seconds.
“The Lexus LC 500 is all about striking the perfect balance. Be it from its stunning design to driving pleasure, from luxury to technological advancements or from advanced safety to high performance motoring, the LC500 offers customers the most remarkable and balanced vehicle cocooned in a breath-taking design that will continue to be a legendary masterpiece for generations to come,” said Deputy Chairman of Lexus Malaysia Mr Akio Takeyama.
The 2020 Lexus LC 500 also includes updates to its comfort, safety and handling. Lexus engineers have reduced some of the unsprung weight of key components in the vehicle to enhance these characteristics. Among the changes includes weight reduction from the 21″ rear wheels and from the forged aluminium front lower arms. By shaving 10kg off these components, Lexus engineers managed to give the LC 500 sharper and more precise handling feel particularly on uneven roads.
Further, they added a new performance damper in the rear and fitted a new Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) control system. This combination enhances ride comfort. Meanwhile, the Active Cornering Assist (ACA) control has been tweaked to operate in conjunction with the Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS), Dynamic Rear Steering (DRS) and the re-configured Electric Power Steering (EPS) to provide more precise and crisp handling and a more tactile steering response.
Safety continues to be a top priority for Lexus and the LC 500 is still one of the safest supercars around. Riding with a low and wide stance for improved centre of gravity, the LC 500’s dynamically-tuned chassis is highly assuring to drive with its sure-footed handling, aerodynamic aids and massive brakes.
The LC 500 boasts a host of Lexus Safety System + (LSS+) features that ensure the safety of everyone in and out of the LC 500. These include the Front Pre-Collision System (PCS), Automatic High Beam (AHB), Lane Keeping System and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) that work on top of the eight airbags. A new park feature is also built in, where the transmission automatically switches to “P” when the door is opened, to avoid accidental rolling.
“The new Lexus LC 500 remains one of the most dynamic and technically-advanced supercars available on the road today. With the updates made to the 2020 model, I believe that this is the car that will provide even greater driving pleasure to anyone with a passion for high-performance motoring whilst appreciating an automobile designed with passion,” added President of Lexus Malaysia Mr Ravindran K.
All Lexus vehicle purchased from authorised Lexus outlets enjoy the privilege of complete aftersales support at all seven locations across Malaysia, where professional and Lexus-trained technicians are ready to serve.