You're right but you don't have the option for Google maps navigation. And the implementation of google street view and panoramio isn't that great. It's no comparison. For me it looks like they have done a huge step up. But i don't have more information on that and how it influences the System.unfortunately European nav system has already had google street view and panoramio for a while. Graphics do look updated over even latest ones for GS in Europe.
yeah, but it looks like previous navigation with slightly different graphics. Or? If you have one, let us know... I only looked at pics and compared it to RX450h NAV in Europe.You're right but you don't have the option for Google maps navigation. And the implementation of google street view and panoramio isn't that great. It's no comparison. For me it looks like they have done a huge step up. But i don't have more information on that and how it influences the System.
Lexus wont tell us anything about GS, ES, CT because they are selling existing models... doesnt make sense to tell us to wait for 2-3 years for new model.hmm I said earlier in this thread that the front looks worse than ever, with these new pics somehow at least the standard model looks neater than previously. Otherwise all the improvements listed sound like worthwhile enhancements which should be well received.
What news on the GS and also the next ES? And of course the CT - why do Lexus remain so tight lipped on these models particularly the GS and the CT, many owners would like some information rather sooner than later. They are both due replacements and we have seen odd renderings but nothing confirmed and the UX come on Lexus tell us what's ahead.
It looks like they won't be coming to North America.BTW, I am cringing at those bronze rims.
There are a few other issues here:The NX isn't exactly underpowered for its segment, only 6 hp less than the GLC 300, but 1.1 seconds slower than the GLC to 60! The X3 has 300 hp and hits 60 in 5.3 seconds. So either the NX needs more hp option or needs to lose weight. Right now performance-wise it cannot even compete with the segment that the UX will be entering. Give the NX the 3.5L V6 from the RX as an option and give the RX a much more powerful engine as it cannot compete with the X5 and GLE with only 290 hp. The RX 350 should have the 311 hp variant from the GS 350 to properly compete with the X5 xDrive35i and I don't think this will actually happen but I would love to see the engine from the LS 500 in the RX to give the X5 xDrive50i and Porsche Cayenne S a run for their money. Right now, the NX and RX engine options compete with lower segments. The RX or NX lineup doesn't even deserve an F Sport badge until it gets these engine options.
I think only Russia has AWD, with 2.0l and CVT.^Correct. They need some type of full time split between the front and rear wheels to make it anything close to a performance-capable AWD system. Whether that's possible with a simple computer code or will require an entire re-engineer, I'm not sure.
I would have to think that the rollout of TNGA(-L) is a great time for Toyota to introduce new AWD systems: one for FWD and one for RWD. They've mentioned that AWD will be available on the LC and we know it will be available on the LS and IS, hopefully the GS lives to see it. FWD products need it as well. It's time for Lexus to step up with a torque vectoring setup that rivals the best (Quattro, SH-AWD).
To be honest, if Lexus had a performance AWD system like what we are talking about, they could get away with canning the GS and just having two versions of the ES: FWD and AWD, then turbocharge a top end model with standard AWD. Exactly what Audi does with the A6/S6/RS6. I hate saying that, but truly... it could work for 80% of customers if they designed the rest of the car correctly. We still don't know how flexible the FWD TNGA platforms are at this point.
C-HR is the only TNGA product that has AWD that I know of, but since it's only available as FWD in the US, I can't find any information on the other global models. Can anyone tell what AWD system it has?