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2014-10-09 09:40

SPRUCED LEXUS RANGE: Lexus has updated three models CT 200h (pictured here), ES and IS 350 models with style and technology upgrades.Image: Lexus

CAPE TOWN - Lexus South Africa has refreshed three vehicles in its local line-up (CT 200h, ES  and IS 350) with style and technology upgrades.

Lexus South Africa general manager, Justin Ryan, said that the updates to the automaker's CT, ES and IS models, enhance usability and add significant value: "These updates improve the functionality, safety and visual appeal of these Lexus models.

"What's more, we've added these items at little cost to consumers - further enhancing Lexus' reputation of comprehensive standard specification and outstanding value for money."

MORE KIT, NEW STYLE

The Lexus CT 200h gains a reversing camera, cruise control, audio display with 10-speakers (replacing the small-screen, six-speaker system), rotary-style Lexus Remote Touch (EMVN) controller and rain-sensing wipers.

IMAGE GALLERY: 2014 Lexus' updated models

The Lexus ES receives improved safety courtesy of the Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). It uses the vehicles Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) radar to detect vehicles approaching from behind. When a vehicle is detected, RCTA alerts drivers with a visual display on the side-mirrors and a buzzer. It's particularly useful when reversing in a busy parking lot.

Lexus' IS range benefits from a number of updates including the addition of a rear monitor and an upgraded audio system borrowed from the IS 350 E.

Cosmetic changes include LED fog lights for E and EX variants.

PRICES

CT 200h E - R424 200

IS 350 E - R499 900
IS 350EX - R549 900
IS 350 F Sport - R605 900

ES 250 EX - R471 800

ES 300h EX - R557 300

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