The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 28, 1998 · Page 65
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 65

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Saturday, March 28, 1998
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The Palm Beach Post SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1998 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION' i r GOflESREGB j Kfci ' mi Shift ' l ' ! 1 ) J 1 . 4 " Ms 1 14 ...rjrr-r'U'i . .. lllNlH!liilnilfl.Mfl,iSS2taK!ftMWS Contents prepared by the Marketing Department j Lexus packs power, luxury in rugged IX 470 SUV w." i. , nj,,.i-i.;. ,iihjw,.." ' "-!' i ..-' ji '!'- ni'j'p' n iiiin Bimr.j.,iliii . .....i. . -t "-ft ..J v , i . v-V):- one-crushing power and parlor-room luxury make the new Lexus LX 470 a Serious force in the competitive Bixury sport-utility class. Replacing the LX 450, this new, full-size UV has the honor of being the I V 4 - 3 1 Lexus LX 470 most tully equipped model in the Lexus lineup. Handsome, rugged and remarkably proficient off-road, the LX 470 is as at home on the range as Type Full-size luxury SUV Engine 4.7-liter V8 Valves per Cylinder Four Horsepower 230 4,800 rpm Torque (ft.-lbs.) 320 3,400 rpm Transmission 4-speed automatic Drive Wheels All Brakes 4-wheel disc with ABS EPA Fuel Economy 13 mpg city Russ Heaps 5L ry features. An in-dash, singled feed, six-disc CD changer is & terrific piece of technology. AH power windows are equipped with: one-touch updown. When off-; roading or squeezing into a tighl' parking space, the outboard powef mirrors have remote control elecv trie retraction. Three auxiliary power jack are positioned around the vehicle. I Instrumentation is concise and intelligently arranged. There is: nothing complicated about the dual zone automatic climate control or the seven-speaker AMFM stereocassetteCD changer. The! seats are wide and comfortable.; Base price of the LX 470 is-$54,950. :j Standard features not mentioned include 16-inch alloy, wheels; running boards; auto-dim-; ming electrochromic mirrors; auto; onoff headlamps; intermittent-frontrear windshield wipers; pow-f er automatic height-adjustable mast antenna; separate rear climate control; digital outside tem-j perature display; leather interior; walnut wood trim; heatable multi-! adjustable power front seats with two position memory driver's seat; head restraints for all seating positions; power locks; power swing-out rear quarter windows;' power tilt-telescoping steering wheel; cruise control; nine, cup holders; overhead console; and first aid kit. - Adding the $495 destination charge brings the total price to $55,445. 1 6 mpg highway 5,401 Curb Weight (lbs.) 192.5 112.2 76.4 72.8 $54,950 $55,445 Length (in.) Wheelbase Width Height Base Price Price as Tested , . da-.-. The Lexus LX 470 uses full-tm"e 'M-whieel-driw a new suspension and a powerful V8 engine. ground clearance for off-pavement adventures. - ; Placing the LX 470 squarely in j? it is on Worth Avenue. 5 With the exception of the transmission and transfer case carried over from the LX 450, every piece on the LX 470 is fresh. Sharing its platform with the Land Cruiser, the LX 470 has an all-new independent front suspension. Reasoning that this vehicle rarely will be driven off-road, Lexus opted for the smoother ride an independent suspension offers, rather than the more rugged performance of a solid axle. ; But don't be fooled. The full-time all-wheel-drive system can handle just about anything Mother Nature throws at it. A new Adjustable Height Control AHC suspension, when set in its high position, raises the vehicle 2 inches above a normal, increasing 5,401 pounds, acceleration is good, with a 0-to-60 mph time under 10 seconds. The 4-speed automatic shifts effortlessly. When serious off-roading is encountered, a lever must be manually shifted between "High" and "Low" AWD. Lexus has strengthened the chassis and increased torsional rigidity by 95 percent over the LX Exterior length is up by 2.8 inches, while the width has increased about one-half inch. Still shorter than an LS 400, the LX 470 is quite maneuverable. Interior dimensions have grown more than the exterior, with 3.5 inches of additional interior length and 3 inches of extra shoulder room. Most of the found length has been used to increase leg room in the rear seating areas. The LX 450 bristles with luxu a second to adjust shock absorber pressure. A series of road sensors feeds information to the system's computer, which, in turn, chooses one of 16 stiffness settings. Measurements are constantly being taken and adjustments made. Adjustments may be accomplished several times a second to deliver exactly the ride quality the driver selects. Four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock bring the LX 470 to sure, controlled stops. the face of the luxury segment's big boys is its new 4.7-liter, 32-valve V8 engine. Adapted from the LS 400 sedan, this V8 replaces the V6 in the LX 450. Spooling up 230 horsepower, it delivers a whopping 320 foot-pounds of torque. ; About 80 percent of this torque is available as early as 1,100 rpm. Given the vehicle's weight of 450. A semi-active shock absorber system, Adaptive Variable Suspension requires only a fraction of W'K E Signn Drive... JNtDrORtVh! WE bam emm Power Glass Sunroof Leather Appointed Interior with Tilt Feature BoseCDCassetteStereo with 200 Watts of Power Power Seats, Windows, Locks, Steering, Brakes, Mirrors and Antenna DOWN BANK fCl FIRST Pllil SIC DEPOSIT Vehicle Security System Plus Garage DoorGate Built-in Remote Controls 1 V', j ' L t"' !i J i rl.riar-' s jjW nWH mi 48 Month 60,000 Mile Warranty, 72 Month 70,000 Mile Powertrain Warranty Infiniti Loaner Car, Roadside Assistance and Much, Much More!! Multi-Function Keyless Remote Entry WE EVEN SUPPLY A PEN AND A FULL TANK OF CAS! I COULDN T F GET ANY EASIER.... '93 MERCURY SASLE IS urn ml mm. '95 CEO PRISM loaded rw. '94 CHRYSLER IEBAR0N cow gtc ... rum . '95 JEEP WRANGLER in gunde pissir . . 41 0,500 '93 INFINITI J30 imu, suwoor ....rissu ..M 3,200 '97 NISSAN SENTRA CX! rm . . $1 1,500 '95 FORD WINDSTAR ruurownt ri su . . M 3,450 '95 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO risw . . M 2800 '95 DODGE AVENGER ES I rims . . $1 3,850 '96 HONDA OYIC IX 4 wt. tow m mm . . 5 12,900 '94 MERCURY VILLAGER ruu rws ....nan . . $I 3,800 '95 CHEVY IUMJNA VAN wuiaktt purs ..s 1900 '96 OLDSM0BIU QERRA SLi pimm ..$U900 '96 SUZUKI SIDEKICK auto, u rum . '90 INFINITI 045 ioawb. lano ruo;. '92 OLDSMOBIE CUTLASS CONY. .. f 15257 . '96 HONDA ACCORD LX automatic run; . . s 13,900 '94 INFINITI J30 cm uso vmiai risooo . . Jl 5,500 '95 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL ruu rws t isw . . sl 6,800 '96 NISSAN MAXIMA GXE N55M .M 7,700 '93 INFINITI 045 rmi..J18J0O '96 INFINITI 130 iowhais pish; . M8990 '93 LEXUS IS 400 sumoo warn mm . . $1 9,700 '96 TOYOTA AVA10N itnh, gob pk6..pisom . . $1 9,500 '96 INFINITI J30 uu ww, wamaktt. piuoo . . $2 1,900 '97 INFINITI 130 luna, suwoor pimi . . 3,900 .7,500 . s800 ..s8,900 Jl 0,450 .'1000 $11,0Q0 .MM50 $1UOO 1996 INFINITI 130 97 PONTUC SUNfIR! iow, . 4 k 1 95 SWURN SQ $rca. low m turn . 11 TOYOTA CAMRYU una. 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