The new Lexus UX already features the most aggressive aesthetic additions signed by TRD’s Japanese specialists, the customization and preparation division of the Japanese luxury brand, a package that changes the compact crossover’s aesthetics to a much more radical appearance. Toyota Racing Development experts have designed a kit that features specific details so that the entire SUV not only shows a much more sporty image but is also capable of challenging aerodynamics with greater accuracy in both front- and four-wheel drive versions wheels of the hybrid. Available from Lexus dealers in Japan, kit components are available in a uniform color – with the frames of the air intakes in gold – or opting for the more sophisticated ‘Black Edition’ in glossy black. The manufacturer indicates that this new special equipment can only be fitted on versions with the F-SPORT level of finish about mini cooper car covers.
The improvements include a front spoiler that skirts the entire lower front bumper line by lowering the height by 64 mm, aerodynamic wheel arches, external rearview mirror frames with attractive splines, a special end spoiler, a diffuser complete rear – lowering the ground height by 61 mm compared to the original – and sports exhaust tips with a diameter of 76 mm made of stainless steel. The package allows both the rear diffuser and the sport exhaust system to be independent elements in the assembly, components that add to the improvements in driving dynamics that increase the sensations in the compact crossover thanks to the new 18-inch forged aluminumwheels , sidewalks with 225/50 R18 tires. Among the dynamic enhancements, there is a new transverse damper that reduces noise and vibrations at high speed, as well as offers greater stability and better driving performance. The chassis frame reinforcements – extended from the front to the rear – increase the stiffness of the tread making the suspension contact on the road surface smoother, reinforcements that only reduce the ground height by 29 mm.
2018 – LEXUS CT 200H
Already available at Lexus points of sale across the country, the CT 200h 2018 is marketed in two versions: the CT 200h ECO for R $ 135,750 and the CT 200h for R $ 153,300. LED fog lights for the CT 200h ECO , previously offered only in the CT 200h version.
Design and style
The CT 200h 2018 features new front and rear bumpers, while the Spindle front grille has received a new high gloss metallic paint finish, giving the CT 200h a sportier and more sophisticated look. The fog lights, now in rectangular format painted in metallic gray, and the rear optical assembly with LED lights have been redesigned. The 16-inch aluminum wheels, also with new design and machined finish, received metallic paint in the dark graycolor, resulting in a more dynamic two-tone appearance and a sense of three-dimensional depth. The 2018 line of the CT 200h also received a HYBRYD logo, positioned on the lower sides of the rear doors.
Motorization, performance and efficiency
The two versions of the Lexus CT 200h are equipped with ECO Driving indicator, which helps the driver to monitor whether or not the way you drive is prioritizing fuel economy. EV, which exclusively uses the electric motor at low speeds and generates zero emission of carbon.
Comfort and convenience
Every detail of the CT 200h is rigorously inspected by ‘Takumis’, master craftsmen responsible for checking that each vehicle meets the exacting and award-winning standards of Lexus. FM radio, digital TV, navigation system (GPS ), rear camera with option of auxiliary guide lines, Bluetooth, eight loudspeakers and two tweeters.
2018 – LEXUS LC 500
Lexus unveiled new images of its new LC 500, the two-door model that is no more than the production version of the LF-LC Concept and a Japanese ‘business card’ in terms of design, engineering and advanced technology . On the exterior of the new LC 500 comes a tapered design dominated by the brand’s inverted front grille feature, incorporating design traits inherited from the Lexus RC, especially on headlights and sharp daytime running lights. The coupe profile is complemented by the massive 20-inch wheel arches, side skirts with air intakes for the rear wheel arches, the roof drop, the integrated airfoil, the revolutionary rear optics group, the diffuser and the exhaust vents Twins.
Inside, the unmistakable style of the Lexus comes with a sporty look. The front seats are sporty design, although the brand guarantees that they are comfortable enough for the long trips. The driver’s position is designed so that the seat is as close to the center of gravity as possible. Materials such as flexible leather, Alcantara and the magnesium alloy for the automatic transmission fins are some of the interior details. Regarding driving assistants and on-board technology, the brand’s new infotainment system and a premium sound system signed by Mark Levinson are highlighted, while the adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function , collision warning with pedestrian detection, emergency braking, alert for unintentional change of range, alert for cross traffic and automatic lighting, among others. The new LC 500, expected to be available from the first half of next year, will feature the regular version with 467 hp and a 5.0-liter V8 engine.
2018 – LEXUS LC 500 INSPIRATION SERIES
Lexus is 21 years old as a sponsor of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, one of the most significant events taking place at the Monterey Automobile Week in California. For this edition, which ended last weekend, the Japanese Premium brand prepared several new features. One of them featured the new Lexus UX 250h. The other news is much more passionate, exclusive and luxurious. This is the new Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Concept. Lexus designers describe the new LC 500 Inspiration Concept with a bold image that seeks to achieve maximum expression of the Japanese coupe. It is important to take into account that the brand itself defines it as a concept, so it is not yet known if it will reach the dealers. Lexus makes it clear they are considering releasing it. The decision will be taken very soon. The new Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Concept is the second vehicle in the Lexus Inspiration Series family. It has a distinctive image thanks to the different finishes and exclusive details. The body comes painted yellow ‘Flare Yellow’ which contrasts very interestingly with the chrome and details in brilliant black.
Nor do they overlook the 21-inch alloy wheels painted in a dark color. On the other hand, the roof and the rear aerofoil, both made of carbon fiber, accentuate the sporting features of this very special Lexus LC 500. In relation to the interior, if we take a look at the images below, we can see equally striking news. The door panels have custom made Alcantara inserts, the seats are upholstered in leather with contrasting yellow stitching and the door sill plates have been replaced with new ones. The steering wheel, dashboard and center console also show contrast stitching. Regarding the mechanical part of the new Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Concept, the manufacturer opted for conventional gasoline mechanics. Underneath its hood is the 5.0-liter V8 engine with 477 hp and 540 Nm of maximum torque, coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel drive system. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 270 km / h.
2019 – ROLLS-ROYCE CULLINAN
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, a company of the BMW Group, unveiled its most anticipated model of 2018 and possibly the most anticipated Rolls-Royce of all time. Its name is the same given to the largest diamond ever discovered and now resides among the jewels of the British crown. Confirmed for Brazil, the Cullinan is a large, all-terrain vehicle that makes it possible, for the first time, to carry out off-road trips with high luxury. Luxury travel is now a reality for any place and effortless. “The ultralux lifestyle is evolving and Rolls-Royce holds the lead. Luxury is no longer an urban concept. More and more, it is about embracing and experiencing the world more broadly. Our clients expect to go anywhere with luxury, unhindered and free-form, conquering more challenging places and enjoying life’s most enriching experiences, wherever they are. For this reason, they have asked us to create a Rolls-Royce capable of offering luxury wherever they are. Cullinan has this proposal. The second Rolls-Royce to use the all-new ‘Luxury Architecture’ of aluminum, the Cullinan is the most technologically advanced and unique proposal SUV in the world. Tested and able to tackle the most demanding scenarios on the planet, the Cullinan is an incredibly capable off-road vehicle developed under the ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ concept aimed at pleasure away from the asphalt without sacrificing any behavior on-road consecrated in a Rolls-Royce.
The contemporary and functional design ensures that the Cullinan gains iconic status in the face of ever-softer SUV designs. The first ‘three-volume’ SUV segment proposal provides a unique design, creating a distinctive environment for passengers, separated from the luggage compartment. The most versatile of the Rolls-Royces, the Cullinan is the most eclectic, family-oriented and fun-filled super-luxury SUV available daily. Cullinan offers a set of features tailor made specifically for different lifestyles of its owners, including Viewing Suite – and several options for an ‘Exclusive Entertainment Mode’. The 6.75 liter twin-turbo twin-turbo (twin-turbo technology) engine offers 563 hp and 850 Nm of torque for the all-new Rolls-Royce All-Wheel Drive. An all-wheel-drive system provides never-before-seen driving capability. The complete package of equipment makes the Cullinan able to overcome any challenge while delivering the world-renowned ‘Rolls-Royce Magic Carpet Ride’. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars São Paulo, a Via Italia Group company, is the exclusive distributor of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Brazil. Rolls-Royce Cullinan will come to Brazil to significantly expand the presence and perception of the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars brand among its customers, entering the fastest growing segment in the last decade. A century-long heritage of challenges and endeavors have been successfully carried out on all terrains, thanks to the luxury offered by a robust, yet fast, discreet and reliable vehicle.
2019 – ROLLS-ROYCE ‘YEAR OF THE PIG’ SPECIAL EDITIONS
February 5 marks the start of the Chinese New Year and also kicks off the Year of the Pig. And to celebrate this special date, Rolls-Royce has just presented exclusive versions for four models in its catalog: Cullinan, Ghost, Wraith and Dawn. Presented at the British-owned dealership in Beverly Hills, California, these ‘Year of the Pig’ versions feature a unique logo created for the occasion and a Chinese New Year’s allusive recording on the headrests. The Ghost, Wraith and Dawn remain at the Beverly Hills dealership where they have been presented and are now on sale. Cullinan is not for sale, as there are actually three of these special Rolls-Royce Cullinan, all made at the request of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. Between February 4 and 8, these three Rolls-Royce SUVs will be exhibited at Group hotels in Boston, Miami and Washington DC, where all customers will have the opportunity to enjoy the comfort and luxury of the Cullinan for around three kilometers.
2019 – ROLLS-ROYCE CULLINAN BY FORGIATO WHEELS
The car preparers are already working on the development of the first improvement packages that will reach the market with the objective of giving a more personal, radical and exclusive touch to the new Rolls-Royce Cullinan. The first SUV developed by the British luxury manufacturer was the object of a light but interesting modification that has as protagonist one of the specialists more known in the sector of the tuning. The new Rolls-Royce Cullinan debuts new wheels signed by Forgiato, the wheel specialist of all types, based in Sun Valley, California. In the United States the new Cullinan is on sale with a price tag of $ 325,000 and to celebrate its arrival in the American market, Forgiato presented a unit that shows huge but interesting wheels with its signature.
In fact, just take a look at the images to discover with all the luxury of details such as the new wheels that equip the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. These are the Montare-ECL wheels with a size of 22 inches, which feature an elegant chrome and brushed finish. The wheel manufacturer ensures that the contrast enhances the ‘immaculate’ condition of the Rolls-Royce SUV. Forgiato’sMontare-ECL wheels can be customized in a wide variety of shades and colors, so the ones shown in these images are no more than a sample. They are even available in lime color. In short, Forgiato customers who own a Rolls-Royce Cullinan and want to give it a personal touch away from the official dealer of the brand, can opt for these wheels. It is important to remember that the Montare-ECL series of wheels is offered in sizes ranging from 19 up to 26 inches. Forgiato offers other models of wheels for various brands such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Bentley, Tesla and Porsche, to name a few of the manufacturers that have passed through its facilities. Recalling that the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is powered by a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 engine with 570 hp and 850 Nm of maximum torque, coupled with an automatic transmission and a full-drive system.