Lexus South Africa has announced updates to a few models in its portfolio. Here's what's changed, as well as SA pricing.
The 4 models which have been updated for 2020 are the Lexus IS, NX, RC and LS. Lexus SA classes these updates as minor improvements, so you're not going to see radical differences.
The Lexus IS range currently features 3 models; the flagship IS 350 F Sport, IS 300 EX and the IS 300 Hybrid EX. The changes include the addition of the 15-speaker Mark Levinson setup in the Hybrid and F Sport, the F Sport gains improved LED headlamps and a rear sunshade. There's also a new paint finished called Manganese Luster.
The Lexus NX range consists of the NX 300 EX, NX 300h EX, NX 300h SE and NX 300 F Sport. The updates include: The F Sport and SE hybrid get updated LED lamps as well as an LED adaptive high beam system, SE Hybrid gains headlamps cleaners, headlamp levelling, power-enabled rear boot and auto re-retractable side mirrors. There are some trim changes and the SE Hybrid gets some wooden dashboard inserts as well as a panoramic sunroof and 60:40 power-adjustable second-row seats. Both the F Sport and SE hybrid models now come standard with the Lexus Safety System which includes Pre-crash System, Lane Trace Assist and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Finally, the NX gains a slightly bigger screen and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay connectivity.
The sporty Lexus RC receives the least updating as a new version of the vehicle was launched about a year ago. However, it gets an electronic parking brake and a 17-speaker Mark Levinson Sound System, as well as Android Auto/Apple CarPlay connectivity.
The flagship LS sedan is available in two derivatives – the LS 500 and LS 500 F Sport. It gains Cruise Control: Adaptive Cruise Control - All Speed (previously High Speed only) and the Lane Keeping Assist have been improved.
Lexus IS Price in South Africa
IS 300 EX R733 100
IS 350 F Sport R863 200
IS 300h EX R826 500
Lexus NX Price in South Africa
NX 300 EX R722 600
NX 300 F Sport R826 500
NX 300h EX R819 100
NX 300h SE R933 500
Lexus RC Price in South Africa
RC F Sport R1 009 100
Lexus LS Price in South Africa
LS 500 R2 022 000
LS 500 F Sport R2 200 800
All Lexus vehicles come with a 7-year/105 000km warranty and full maintenance plan with intervals every 15 000 km.