The 2024 Lexus LC 500 fixes the automotive’s greatest drawback: its horrendous infotainment system. We obtained a sneak preview when Lexus dropped some replace information for Europe, however now it’s confirmed for the U.S. Say goodbye to the outdated Lexus “Distant Contact” touchpad, and say hiya to the brand new “Lexus Interface” touchscreen infotainment.
Sure, the ridiculous touchpad-based infotainment is formally gone, and whereas the brand new 12.3-inch touchscreen isn’t as fantastically tucked into the sprint, the usability and practicality of the brand new touchscreen will come as a large improve for anyone truly making an attempt to function the LC 500. The system is just like what we’ve seen on different new Lexus and Toyota merchandise, with massive icons on the left for display screen navigation — we count on it to be fast and responsive like different automobiles with this software program. It additionally options wi-fi Apple CarPlay and wi-fi Android Auto, so no extra cords in the event you don’t need them.
In fact, there are different upgrades for 2024, too. A brand new inside colour arrives named Darkish Rose, and it appears to be like identical to it sounds. Two extra exterior colours be a part of, referred to as Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0 and Copper Crest. We’ll notice that every one of those adjustments apply to each the Coupe and the Convertible. Each physique kinds undertake the usual 21-inch solid wheels from the LC 500h for this mannequin yr, and Lexus provides a brand new 21-inch gloss black wheel choice for 2024, as properly. In different wheel and tire information, Lexus is dropping the spare tire and changing it with a tire restore package with the reasoning being to save lots of house and weight.
One change particular to the Convertible is that it provides the flexibility to do the Bespoke Construct choice that was already attainable with the coupe. This implies you’ll be capable to add objects like a two-tone white and blue inside and decide distinctive styling components for the spoiler, exterior trim and inside trim. Bespoke Construct fashions will all include a particular inside badge and certificates of authenticity printed on Japanese washi paper that’s signed and stamped by LC Chief Engineer Yasushi Muto and Lexus VP of Advertising Vinay Shahani.
The final massive improve for 2024 comes within the type of an up to date driver help suite — all LC 500s will now be outfitted with Lexus Security System+ 2.5. It provides extra security programs and upgrades others versus what the LC was outfitted with beforehand.
Pricing for the LC 500 ticks up by $2,100 for 2024 and now begins at $98,850, together with the $1,150 vacation spot cost. The Convertible goes up, too, however solely by $1,550, bringing its new base worth to $106,350.