The Aristo was exclusive to the as the top level luxury sedan at Vista dealerships, positioned above the and. The battery is rear mounted, which consumes a significant amount of trunk space. On October 19 2005, all 75 vehicles were sold in less than three hours and were delivered in April of 2006. Archived from on 22 August 2014. It also made magazine's for 1998 through 2000.
Archived from on 18 March 2015. Styling for both the exterior and interior was done under lead designer Yasuhide Hosoda between 2000 and 2002, during which came to fruition in 2001. Archived from on 13 July 2011. Archived from on 25 November 2006. Archived from on 25 January 2015. The Toyota Mark X and the Zero Toyota Crown also featured the 3. The SportDesign interior added perforated leather upholstery along with brushed aluminum and dark stained walnut trim.
Both vehicles were reported at 0-60 times of 5. Featuring an infrared steering wheel mounted camera, this safety system monitors driver attentiveness and sounds an alarm if danger ahead is detected and the driver is not paying attention. The four-speed automatic transmission was replaced in 1996 with a five-speed automatic. Archived from on 21 August 2007. Archived from on 25 November 2003.
It was reported that Toyoda initially opposed the styling choices made for the new model, but since thanked the design team that persuaded him to greenlight the project. We will never process your order before verifying with you the engine information! The interior received a redesigned steering wheel, revised gauges, and different trim pieces. Archived from on 29 February 2012. The design patent was filed by Toyota on 22 December 2003 in domestic Japanese patent offices, preceding an imminent public unveiling. However, some Lexus importers use the name, Grand Sport. Driver and front passenger airbags were standard. The grill was revised slightly, and new subtly tinted headlights were added to the front end.
The design process began under chief engineer Yasushi Nakagawa in May 1994 and by November 1995 after 18 months of design work, the final production design by Akihiro Nagaya was approved by the executive board. Additionally, more powerful V8 sport sedans provided strong competition. Three driving modes are featured, ranging from fuel-conserving Eco to Sport S and Sport S+ which facilitate more sporty transmission shifting and engine throttle settings, as well as suspension damper and steering adjustments. Design patents were filed in Japan on 6 October 2010 for the production model and a conceptual variant on 29 March 2011. Please make sure to read the engine description below and in particular match the engine size with your vehicle's motor specifications.
Stiff competition was brought on by more powerful V8 sport sedans as well which further dropped sales. The trunk area also received new clear tail lights with turn signal indicators. Producing over 330 hp, the 450h became the first mass-production rear-wheel drive luxury hybrid vehicle. This added a push-button start for the first time. Archived from on 29 September 2011. Archived from on 23 July 2011.
Additional changes include revised exterior elements including front and rear trim, exterior lighting, wheels, and rocker panels , new active safety features, and a revised infotainment system. Generation chassis code Model no s. The same car launched in 1991 as the Toyota Aristo in Japan, but the Lexus-badged model did not appear until 1993. Built at Toyota's assembly plant in Japan, production of the Aristo involved more automation than previous vehicles built at the Tahara factory; robots performed 4,200 on each body, while only eight spot welds were performed by hand. In 1992, a third model, the -powered 4. The chassis has been redesigned, and overall curb weight is reduced. Sales mounted to a total of 30,622 vehicles sold in the first year alone.
The vehicle went on sale on 11 January 2014. Raising the price by several thousands of dollars, several markets only allow the 450h to be purchased with at least one option package. This newest model came with a 250 hp engine, along with standard four-wheel drive. Calendar year Total sales, U. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2013. Made available with two inline-6 powered version for the Japanese market, the Aristo was introduced with the 3.
The torque was also increased to 325 ft·lbf, though peak horsepower remained unchanged. Market Data Book Supplement 1997. The design firm aimed to produce a deluxe saloon which did without the numerous exterior features and detailing found on existing Japanese premium sedans, in favor of a more simplified, European-style appearance. The 460 was equipped with a brand new 4. The model premiered in 1997, using a new platform, in-house styling, and adding a V8 version for the first time outside Japan.