2001 Lexus LS 430 Overview

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2001 Lexus LS 430 Overview

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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    Radio Nav System Wont Turn On

    radio wont turn on, fused are good, is the radio bad?

    11 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    Ihave A 2001 Ls430. One Of The Two Keys Will Not Start The Car. The Engin...

    I switched the batteries in the keys, but it did not help. Any ideas??

    10 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

    Radio Works Fine Then Becomes Garbled For Awhile Then Starts To Work Fine A...

    radio works fine, then, for no reason at all, all chanels become garbled and there is a thumping sound coming from the driver door speaker, when the radio is on and even in the off mode. When th...

    4 views with no answers yet

    Door Handle

    will not open from inside

    23 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

    Where Is The Fuse For Climate Control Panel Located On My Ls430lexus 2001

    71 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)