Lexus unveiled the new “UX200 / UX250h” for the first time in the world on May 13, 2022.It will be released in Japan around the summer of 2022.
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About the new Lexus “UX200 / UX250h” minor change model
The new “UX200 / UX250h” has 20 spot-welded dots on the body, working to deepen the taste of high-quality, clean and deep driving, expand the functions of preventive safety technology, and evolve advanced equipment that adopts the latest multimedia system. By adding it, the body rigidity is strengthened and the EPS and absorber are tuned. By running at the Toyota Technical Center Shimoyama, we have achieved a clean and profound run by further improving the quality, direct feeling, and response. In the evolution of advanced equipment, the preventive safety technology “Lexus Safety System +” has been expanded. Adopts the latest multimedia system equipped with a large / high resolution touch display. The shape and switch layout around the instrument panel and console have been optimized, and two USB charging connectors (Type-C) have been newly set in front of the console.
Improved body rigidity
A total of 20 spot welding spots have been added to the body openings around the side doors and back doors to improve body rigidity. Refitted EPS and absorbers, and ran at Toyota Technical Center Shimoyama. Pursuing a linear response that is faithful to the driver’s intentions, such as the comfort of seamlessly connecting deceleration, steering, and acceleration in all driving situations.
For quietness, which is the origin of LEXUS, we have newly developed 18-inch run-flat tires. Road noise is reduced by devising tread patterns, etc.
Evolution of F SPORT driving
Performance damper on F SPORT®And AVS are set as standard.Performance damper installed at the rear of the vehicle®As a result, the bending and slight vibrations that occur in the body are quickly absorbed, the handling characteristics are further sharpened, and the ride quality and quietness are improved. AVS with excellent damping force switching response achieves excellent steering response, stability, and comfortable ride by maintaining a flat posture and blocking shock even on a road surface where large swells and fine irregularities are combined. .. By adding a brace to the steering gear, the steering response is further improved. Pursuing sporty driving performance that is faithful to the driver’s operation.
In the interior, in addition to the sports seat, steering, shift knob, meter, and aluminum sports pedal exclusively for F SPORT, an aluminum footrest and scuff plate are newly set this time. Further strengthening the driving image and sportiness of F SPORT.
Expansion of functions of Lexus Safety System +
By improving the performance of the monocular camera and millimeter-wave radar, the coverage area of ”pre-crash safety” that can detect daytime bicycle drivers and nighttime pedestrians has been expanded. Sometimes crossing pedestrians coming from the front can also be detected. In addition, functions such as emergency steering support that assists steering in the lane triggered by the driver’s steering have been added.
By utilizing AI technology for lane recognition of the advanced driving support function “Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)” that supports steering so that the vehicle can drive in the center of the same lane, the range of support has been expanded to provide smoother and more uninterrupted steering support. realization.
“Radar cruise control (with all vehicle speed tracking function)” that accelerates and decelerates so that the distance to the vehicle in front is constant within the vehicle speed set on a motorway, etc., and a curve that decelerates in advance according to the size of the curve Added speed control function.
Added a driver error response system. If the driver continues to be in a non-operation state during LTA control, the driver will be prompted to operate with a sound, display, and a warning by slow deceleration. Supports avoidance of damage and damage accidents and reduction of accident damage. After the vehicle is stopped, the door is unlocked and the help net is automatically connected to request lifesaving, contributing to early driver lifesaving and rescue.
By installing a dedicated smartphone app, you can use your smartphone as a digital key for vehicles that have this function. In addition to being able to lock / unlock the door by operating from the smartphone screen, the engine can be started by pressing the start switch while carrying the smartphone. Even if you have multiple cars that support your digital keys, you can operate them with just one smartphone. In addition, since digital keys can be exchanged between smartphones, it is easy to rent and borrow vehicles at remote locations between family and friends.
The latest multimedia system and improved cockpit usability
Renewed multimedia system and connected service.
Adopting a 12.3 inch / 8 inch touch display with larger size / higher resolution, equipped with the latest multimedia system pursuing intuitive ease of use.
We provide services that are suitable for customers’ daily use by greatly expanding the G-Link function. Also, modernization of multimedia system by OTA software update.
With the touch screen of the display, the shape and switch layout around the instrument panel and console have been optimized. The seat heater switch, etc. installed in the instrument panel center is placed at the top of the console, and two USB charging connectors (Type-C) are newly set in the space in front of the console created by this. In addition, the charging space has been expanded vertically as much as possible, and LED lighting has been added to the top to improve usability.
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