Optional features further include a pre-collision system, , , , and. Near 30 mpg on hywy. However, I adjusted everything for today's standards. The design process began under chief engineer Yasushi Nakagawa in May 1994 and by November 1995 after 18 months of design work, the final production design by Akihiro Nagaya was approved by the executive board. Buying a bike starts at Bikez Get a list of before you buy this Suzuki. Sales dropped in later years as the rose in value against the dollar and made the vehicle more expensive than its rivals. For the first time an upgraded stereo system along with elecroluminiscent Lexus Opitron gauges were offered as well.
I bought it from the original owner with 81000 miles on it in 2004 and it now has 218,000 miles on it and I still love it. Probably the best car I have ever owned out of the 60 or so in my lifetime! Xenon were now standard on the V8 and optional on the straight-six. Read the riders' comments at the bike's. Front 18-way power seats are available; 10-way power seats are equipped standard. By 2002, a design was finalized, to be introduced the following year. Both vehicles were reported at 0-60 times of 5. Archived from on 23 July 2011.
And on the flip side, the brakes are late to grab, annoying in stop-and-go traffic. Made available with two inline-6 powered version for the Japanese market, the Aristo was introduced with the 3. Little things like door locks, radio display, steering wheel tilt, power window acts up, are aggravating at this point. The 460 had a reported time of 0-60 seconds in 5. Archived from on 29 September 2011. However, some Lexus importers use the name, Grand Sport.
The radar-based with an was optional. Archived from on 25 January 2015. Ask questions Join the group or the general group. Archived from on 18 March 2015. It still rides as smooth as it did when I first bought it, and still has the kick that it once had! The interior received a redesigned steering wheel, revised gauges, and different trim pieces.
This newest model came with a 250 hp engine, along with standard four-wheel drive. The torque was also increased to 325 ft·lbf, though peak horsepower remained unchanged. The model premiered in 1997, using a new platform, in-house styling, and adding a V8 version for the first time outside Japan. The Toyota Mark X and the Zero Toyota Crown also featured the 3. It was the first mass-production rear-wheel drive luxury hybrid car, featuring the naturally aspirated 3. Archived from on 25 November 2003. A truly unforgettable car, I bought it with 33,000 miles on it, some years ago!! Production of the limited model occurred through 2004.
Also, once you have been to a Lexus dealer for service, all of the others are second class. The Aristo was exclusive to the as the top level luxury sedan at Vista dealerships, positioned above the and. Over the years I've had to put a little money into it for things such as a new radiator, valve cover, shocks and struts, etc. The mileage on this car has been very good and satisfactory, however! Best car I've ever owned. While optional on the I6, Xenon high-intensity discharge headlights were made standard on the V8.
I've kept up on all the standard maintenance oil changes, tune-ups ,timing belts and this car still runs like a dream. Archived from on 11 April 2014. This added a push-button start for the first time. The SportDesign interior added perforated leather upholstery along with brushed aluminum and dark stained walnut trim. Toyota of Japan offered two options for the Japanese market Aristo—the 3.
Additionally, more powerful V8 sport sedans provided strong competition. Three driving modes are featured, ranging from fuel-conserving Eco to Sport S and Sport S+ which facilitate more sporty transmission shifting and engine throttle settings, as well as suspension damper and steering adjustments. It had 95,000 miles and a clean 1-owner Carfax report. Archived from on 27 September 2011. I love my car and would not change it for anything else. What more could you ask for? Design patents were filed in Japan on 6 October 2010 for the production model and a conceptual variant on 29 March 2011.
Sourced from manufacturer yearly data. Archived from on 22 August 2014. Lexus: The Relentless Pursuit, pp. The same car launched in 1991 as the Toyota Aristo in Japan, but the Lexus-badged model did not appear until 1993. It was reported that Toyoda initially opposed the styling choices made for the new model, but since thanked the design team that persuaded him to greenlight the project. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2011.