The better account from Lexus this year is a cogent amend to its bunched sports sedan. The 2021 Lexus IS gets added advancing administration and a new multimedia arrangement this year. The blow of the affluence brand’s exhibit gets beneath adulation for 2021, but added models still see accessory updates — and one, the LC, gets a new convertible anatomy style.
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Here’s aggregate we apperceive about what’s new with Lexus for the 2021 archetypal year:
The better account in the ES calendar is the accession of an all-wheel-drive archetypal to the mid-size sedan’s lineup. The ES 250 AWD uses a new, abate engine: a 203-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine, which is accompanying to an eight-speed automated transmission.
Also for 2021 is a new Atramentous Band Appropriate Edition that’s based on the ES 350 F Sport. It offers some corrective changes, including atramentous ancillary mirrors, blurred F Action auto and a atramentous rear lip spoiler.
Lastly, the ahead accessible dark atom admonishing arrangement with rear cross-traffic active is now accepted on all ES models except the abject trim.
Lexus’ three-row SUV gets a new Exceptional Plus Amalgamation for 2021 that includes navigation, third-row power-reclining seats, Mark Levinson exceptional audio, accessible argent 18-inch auto and a heated, wood-trimmed council wheel. Lastly, Lexus added Amazon Alexa multimedia affinity and acoustic front-window bottle for added complete insulation.
The bunched sports auto gets an amend for 2021; it’s best and wider, and it additionally wears a added able-bodied look. Inside, the better account is a new multimedia system. Shoppers can acquire amid an 8- or 10.3-inch touchscreen, the closing advancing with alternative in-car aeronautics with or after the exceptional Mark Levinson stereo. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa connectivity are all standard.
Under the hood, the IS’ agent and manual options backpack over for 2021. Rear-wheel-drive IS 300 models use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder agent authoritative 241 hp and 258 pounds-feet of torque; it pairs with an eight-speed automated transmission. Opt for all-wheel drive and you get a 3.5-liter V-6 rated at 260 hp and 236 pounds-feet, commutual to a six-speed automatic. Lexus IS 350 versions use a 3.5-liter V-6 acceptable for 311 hp and 280 pounds-feet of torque; RWD models use the eight-speed auto, and AWD models get the six-speed.
The F Action archetypal additionally returns, but the cast has simplified the IS calendar by attached F Action to the IS 350. Upgrades accommodate accepted covering action seats and a acrimonious council wheel, as able-bodied as a different barometer array and different pedals. F Action models with the Dynamic Handling Amalgamation get an adaptive abeyance to acclimatize shock-absorber stiffness, and Lexus says it retuned the abeyance to advance achievement for 2021.
A convertible anatomy actualization joins the LC agenda for 2021. It uses a four-ply bolt top offered in atramentous or beige; Lexus says the bendable top helps bottle block space. It can be operated in about 15 abnormal at agent speeds of up to 31 mph.
The powertrain carries over from the LC coupe, with a 471-hp, artlessly aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 akin to a 10-speed automated manual sending ability to the rear wheels.
Lexus’ flagship auto gets some accessory updates for 2021. The cast says tweaks to agent apparatus should accomplish it quieter, and the 10-speed automated manual has recalibrated about-face logic. Lexus additionally says it acquainted the LS’ abeyance for a added adequate ride.
Inside, the LS now uses a new multimedia system, and a 12.3-inch awning is accepted on all trims. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa connectivity are all standard. Additionally new for the berth is a Palomino Covering interior, which joins Atramentous Laser Appropriate and Open Pore Atramentous berth trim options.
Lexus’ flagship SUV adds a new Action Amalgamation to the lineup, which includes 21-inch admixture wheels, a specific grille, chrome-accented ancillary mirrors and a different covering interior. Amazon Alexa affinity is additionally new this year, and Nori Green Pearl joins the account of accessible colors.
Lexus’ bunched SUV gets accessory changes. The NX 300 and amalgam 300h are accessible in Nori Green Pearl for 2021. Blue Vortex Metallic exoteric acrylic is no best available. Also, a dark atom admonishing arrangement with rear cross-traffic active is now standard. Lastly, the NX’s HomeLink affection has been confused to the aeronautics awning for easier access.
A few appropriate editions accompany the RC calendar for 2021, including the RC F Fuji Speedway Edition. It uses a artlessly aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 bearing 472 hp and gets race-inspired abeyance and anchor upgrades, as able-bodied as exoteric carbon cilia trim, titanium bankrupt and two absolute acrylic options: Arctic Blast Satin or Cloudburst Gray. The 2021 RC F Fuji Speedway Edition will be bound to aloof 60 units.
Elsewhere in the lineup, approved RC and RC F versions get dark atom admonishing with rear cross-traffic active as accepted equipment, and a Atramentous Band actualization amalgamation becomes accessible on RC 300 and 350 models.
The RX mid-size SUV gets two new accepted appearance for 2021: a dark atom admonishing arrangement with rear cross-traffic active and power-folding, auto-dimming ancillary mirrors. A wireless charging pad is a new option.
Lexus’ mini SUV adds added accepted appearance for 2021. UX 250h amalgam models get a accepted adjustable, double-decker burden shelf; all versions get a dark atom admonishing arrangement with rear cross-traffic active as accepted equipment. Lexus additionally said it fabricated improvements to accelerator acknowledgment on UX 200 models for 2021, and two acrylic colors acquire been dropped: Autumn Shimmer and Argent Lining Metallic.
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