The 2023 LC 500 and the LC 500h are expected to arrive in dealerships in November 2022.
The LC features a 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display that provides access to audio or climate controls and various systems.
Both models feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, as well as Amazon Alexa integration. With Apple CarPlay, customers can access the familiar interface experienced from their iPhone through the vehicle’s multimedia display. Simply connect an iPhone to get directions through Maps, make calls, send and receive messages via Siri, and access first- and third-party apps like Spotify, Audible, and Apple Podcasts.
Android Auto similarly allows users to cast their Android phone’s interface onto the vehicle’s multimedia display. With it, they can play music through Spotify and Pandora, send messages through WhatsApp, navigate with Google Maps, and request information from the Google Assistant. For added convenience, Android Auto can also deliver custom information to the user based on their calendar, usage activity and habits.
Amazon’s Alexa integration allows owners of the LC 500 to access the same information and Alexa skills available on the device at home. Through voice commands, users can listen to audiobooks, play music, make lists, check the weather, get news briefings, and more. Alexa can also control compatible smart-home devices such as lighting, thermostat, and security systems, while offering in-vehicle convenience. It can also sync to the navigation system to provide recommendations along a designated route.
Lexus Enform Safety Connect comes with a three-year trial which also provides access to Lexus Enform’s response centers at all times throughout the year. With a Lexus Enform Service Connect trial, the vehicle can send alerts for specific factory recommended maintenance, simultaneously alerting a preferred Lexus dealer.
Available for iOS and Android devices, the Lexus App can set push-reminders and alerts for maintenance and service issues. Lexus Enform Remote (three-year trial subscription included) mobile app enables a range of remote features, allowing users to lock and unlock doors, start the engine and climate controls, check the fuel level, and more all through their smartphone, smartwatch, or Amazon Alexa–enabled smart home devices.
The Toyota division confirmed that the 2023 LC 500 would start at $94,600, and the LC 500h at $100,600 – both prices include a $1,150 delivery, processing, and handling fee.