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2001 Lexus LS 430 Overview
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In 2001, Lexus introduced the the third generation of their flagship LS sedan. The totally redesigned LS 430 featured a larger engine, a more spacious interior, and a sleeker looking body. The heavily raked windshield and hood also offered a much needed improvement to the LS's overall aerodynamics. The LS interior continued its high-tech evolution, adding options like keyless Lexus SmartAccess, distance-aware cruise control, and Bluetooth capability throughout the third generation. Also notable: in this generation, many expensive luxury packages were divided into individual options, to offer buyers an opportunity to find an LS tailored more to their specific desires.
The new 4.3 liter V-8 was again boosted by Variable Valve Timing + intelligence technology, but it did not produce any additional horsepower beyond the previous 290, but torque was increased from 300 to 320 pound feet. The 0 to 60 time was trimmed slightly, down from 6.5 to 6.3 seconds, and the quarter mile mark dipped just below fifteen seconds. The electronically controlled automatic transmission would remain a 5-speed through 2003, and every LS was still only available with rear-wheel-drive. The wheelbase grew by three inches, increasing interior room beyond what even the very large Mercedes S-Class could offer.
Lexus had also rethought the LS interior. Heated AND cooled seats were available for the first time, and the redesigned navigation system became DVD-capable. Three wood finishes were now available to complement the rich leather seats and trims. A new Mark Levinson sound system replaced the Nakamichi option, and a convenient touch-screen control was added to the center console.
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Lexus LS 430 Questions
Replacement Of Navigation System/screen
I am considering purchasing a used 2001 Lexus that is in very good condition except that the navigation screen does not work. it just has the climate control screen on. any ideas on cost to repair/rep...
Im Try To Disconnect My Service Prompt On A 2001 Lexus 430 Ls
the service voice keeps telling me to service my vehicle
What Is P0440, P0441, P0446
The engine light was on, I brought my car to the shop to get a free engine check after they checked it they gave me this code P0440, P0441, P0446 they told me to check on www.google.com to find out ...
I Am Interested In Two Cars But There's No Telephone Number To Call For One...
I am interested in two cars but there's no telephone number to call for one of them and it seems that the system doesn't send messages without a ZIP and I am in London - UK! How can I contact the se...