2010 Lexus RX 350 Optional Equipment


Lexus LF-Xh

Continuing in on the breakdown of the 2010 Lexus RX 350, here’s a list of newly available optional equipment:

  • Bi-Xenon HID Headlamps
  • Automatic High Beam Feature
  • Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror with Integrated Backup Camera
  • Wallet-Size Card Key
  • 12-Speaker Premium Audio System
  • USB Audio Input
  • 15-Speaker Mark Levinson Audio System
  • Voice-activated HDD Navigation System
  • XM Real-Time Traffic Capability
  • 19-inch Alloy Wheels
  • P235/55R19 Tires
  • Head-Up Display
  • Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM)
  • Driver Seat Variable Cushion Length Adjustment
  • Front Passenger Seat Variable Cushion Length Adjustment
  • Wide-View Side Monitor System
  • Sport-Tuned Suspension
  • Unique Wheel Finish
  • Dual Screen Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System
  • 3-Position Driver Seat Memory System
  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats

From the point-forms, it looks like the 2010 RX will be getting an option similar to the LX’s, where it will be possible to monitor the passenger-side via a mirror-mounted camera. One curious item is the Head-Up Display, can’t wait to see what an option like that entails.

2010 Lexus RX 350 Standard Equipment


Lexus LF-Xh

As I mentioned in the previous post, due to a forwarded dealership document, I have the full breakdown of the next-generation 2010 Lexus RX 350. In that first post, I covered the specification side of things, and now here’s a list of the new standard equipment, along with the standard equipment no longer offered:

New Standard Equipment

  • 18-inch Alloy Wheels
  • P235/50R18 M+S Tires
  • XM Satellite Radio (Factory Activated)
  • Smart Entry System
  • Push Button Start
  • Bluetooth Capability
  • Rear Seat Side Airbags
  • Double Wishbone Rear Suspension
  • Retractable Outside Rearview Mirrors
  • Integrated Turn Signal Lamps
  • Puddle Lamps
  • Rear Seatbelt Pretensioners
  • Hill Ascent Control (HAC)
  • Temporary Spare Tire
  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Sequential Shift Mode
  • Active Torque Control 4WD System
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Multi-Information Display
  • Front Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Premium Fabric Seat Surfaces
  • Sliding Rear Seat
  • Remote Release for Folding Rear Seatbacks
  • Active Front Headrests with Whiplash Protection
  • Roof Mounted Satellite Fin Antenna

Deleted Standard Equipment

  • Driver Foldable Armrest
  • Front Passenger Foldable Armrest
  • Full-Size Spare Tire
  • Roof Rail Crossbars
  • Full-Time 4WD System
  • 2-Position Driver Seat Memory System
  • Auto-dimming Side View Mirrors
  • Leather Seat Surfaces

There’s definitely more good than bad looking over this list — the added airbags, push-button start, sequential shift mode, a new information display, all great additions. But at the cost of standard leather seats?

It’s all just point-form now, though, so there’s no telling just what some of these changes will actually entail.

Full 2010 Lexus RX 350 Specs!


Lexus LF-Xh

Early this morning, I was sent a dealership document outlining the full details of the North American Canadian 2010 Lexus RX 350, right down to the available packages (still no production model photos though, the pic above is the LF-Xh concept).

I’m going to break up the information over a series of posts today, starting with the specs:

  • The 3.5L V6 engine remains the same, though it’s now pumping out an extra 5hp (to 275hp) and 6lb-ft of torque (to 257lb-ft).
  • The suspension is also carried over, however a new sport-tuned suspension will be available as an option.
  • The drivetrain is getting upgraded to a six-speed automatic with a Super Electronically Controlled Transmission. Hill-start Assist Control has been added as a standard feature, and VDIM will be available as an option.
  • Overall vehicle length has been shortened increased 1.6″ (29mm) to 187.8″ (4,770mm).
  • Overall vehicle width has been increased to 74.2″ (1,885mm), 1.6″ (41mm).
  • The height has been bumped up significantly, up to 67.7″ (1,720mm) from 66.1″ (1,679mm).
  • The wheelbase has been extended 1 “(29mm) to 107.9″ (2,740mm).
  • Curb Weight has increased a whopping 640lbs to 4,510lbs.
  • 18″ P235/60R18 wheels are now standard. 19″ P235/55R19 wheels are optional.

The biggest thing to notice is the increased height of the RX and the big weight bump, which are no doubt related. The sports-tuned suspension is interesting as well, but there’s still a lack of details to what that means exactly.

More shortly, next up is a full list of new and deleted features/options.

Update: This information is for the Canadian version of the RX, though it’s easily assumed that the new US RX will share most, if not all, of these features.

HKS Release Lexus IS-F Speed Delimiter


Lexus IS-F

In other IS-F modification news, Japanese performance company HKS has released a speed delimiter that allows the IS-F to pass its computer imposed speed limit of 170mph (273km/h).

Dubbed the Velocity Advanced Computer, or the VAC, this tiny black box is wired into the IS-F’s ECU and will let speed-crazy drivers test the upper limits of the 5.0L 416HP V8. So far, it’s unclear just how much top speed the limiter is suppressing, but I’m sure we’ll see some insane speedometer videos on Youtube any time now that will answer that very question.

The HKS speed delimiter is available in Japan for ¥157,500 ($1,550USD). Again, no word on North American release.

[Via: MotorAuthority]

Prussian Blue Body Kit for the Lexus IS-F


Lexus IS-F Prussian Blue Body Kit

It’s unfortunate that Japanese bodykit manufacturer Prussian Blue’s new front/rear lip underspoiler combo for the IS-F is overshadowed by what may be the strangest set of rims I’ve seen in a while. But let’s put them behind us and focus on the two spoilers:

Lexus IS-F Prussian Blue Body Kit

Lexus IS-F Prussian Blue Body Kit

Not bad, I’m not all that impressed with the front end, but I think the rear spoiler has a nice look. As far as cost, the front spoiler is retailing in Japan for ¥81,900 ($812USD) and the rear spoiler comes in at ¥71,400 ($708USD). No word on US availability.

[Via Club Lexus]