The ABC's of Lexus

November 7th, 2015 by

Everyone knows their ABC’s, but do you know the ABC’s of Lexus?  Learn the Lexus ABC’s brought to you by North Park Lexus at Dominion…

Ambient Lighting

Subtle thin strips of LED lighting run along the lower edge of the interior trim on the dash and doors. Ambient lighting is included in the design of several new Lexus models and will brighten or dim based on whether the vehicle is moving or parked.

Ambient Lighting GS

Brake Hold

Holds wheel cylinder pressure at all four wheels to keep vehicle stopped. Brake hold keeps your vehicle in place and prevents you from rolling forward or backward. So the next time you are in traffic or stopped at a red light, press the Brake Hold button and give your foot a rest!

Brake Hold in 2016 Lexus RX

Cornering Lamps

Provides additional illumination in the direction of travel, at the sides, and above when turning at an intersection, ensuring excellent pedestrian visibility.

Cornering Lights

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) has all the functions of regular cruise control, but ads distance pacing capability. The driver uses a switch to choose the desired pacing distance: short, medium or long. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control helps to maximize fuel economy while highway driving, prevents “speed creep”, prevents annoying “rubber banding” of speed and may reduce driver fatigue on long trips.

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Enform Remote

Lexus Enform Remote enables a Guest to remotely view and control certain aspects of an equipped Lexus vehicle via an app for compatible iOS® and Android™ devices. Enform Remote currently has five features: remote door lock and unlock, remote engine start, vehicle finder and vehicle status and alerts.

Lexus Enform Remote

F SPORT Package

Available on a select group of Lexus models, the F SPORT package features a customized, distinctive and high-performance look, feel and driving experience. Unique grille inserts and F SPORT badging make these models stand out on the road.

F SPORT Package


In addition to the capabilities of the multimedia display, the F SPORT model also gives you a view of exclusive performance data, including G-force and turbo-boost gauges.

G Force Meter

Heads up Display (HUD)

Helping to keep your eyes on the road, Heads up Display projects images from liquid crystal display (LCD) built into the Heads-up Display unit, appearing approximately 6.6 feet forward of the driver. HUD provides pertinent vehicle information and is now available in full-color on our new 2016 Lexus models including the all-new RX and LX!

Heads Up Display

Intelligent High-Beam Headlamps

To help provide added visibility for you as well as other drivers on the road, available intelligent high-beam headlamps* offer added illumination when the road ahead is clear and temporarily switch to low-beam when they sense another vehicle ahead.  Intelligent High-Beam Headlamps are available on select Lexus models including the 2016 ES with the Lexus Safety System+ Package.

2016 Lexus ES


Need a jump?  Just call 1-800-25-LEXUS or press the SOS button to call your complimentary Roadside Assistance service.  Lexus Roadside Assistance is available 24/7 throughout your new Lexus Warranty, L/Certified Warranty or extended service plan purchased from Lexus.

Kinetic Dynamic Suspension

The Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) features front and rear stabilizer bars that can lock or unlock dynamically, helping to limit and control body sway and optimize suspension performance. KDSS is a standard feature on 2013-2016 Lexus GX models and provides consistent handling.

Lexus GX460

LED Headlamps

Headlamps powered by LEDs (light-emitting diode) produce a brighter light, consume less energy and last longer than conventional headlamp bulbs. LEDs have faster and brighter illumination and just look great!  Elevate the art of arrival with Lexus LED headlamps available on the new 2016 models.

Lexus LS LED lights

Mark Levinson

The Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound systems feature a powerful external amplifier with digital processing, up to 19 speakers and a range of sophisticated audio technologies. Mark Levinson provides concert-hall sound in your Lexus vehicle and is an available option for most Lexus models.

Mark Levinson Speakers


The Lexus Navigation System is able to provide real-time driving directions based on the Global Positioning System, a collection of 24 high-orbit satellites that continuously track the vehicle’s position.

Navigation Screen


Customers can customize their vehicles with multiple trim and package options available on every Lexus model.  Ask our Certified Sales Consultants at North Park Lexus at Dominion for details on every option available on your favorite Lexus!

Trim Options

Panoramic Glass Roof

A tilt-and-slide moonroof for front passengers and fixed glass panel for rear passengers. The Panoramic Glass Roof is now available on the 2016 Lexus RX350 and RX450h and is one of the favorite features on the Ultra Luxury Package ES350.

Panoramic Roof on RX


Lexus is synonymous with quality. Exceptional attention to detail elevates the Lexus Experience and highlights the multiple examples of quality found on every Lexus built.

Quality Checks

Rear Seat Entertainment

Lexus offers impressive rear seat entertainment options that make you think that the best seat may be in the back!  The LS460 offers a shiatsu massage while the new LX and RX provides cutting-edge technology with the available dual wide-screen Rear Seat Entertainment System.*

Rear Seat Entertainment System

Siri Eyes-Free

With Siri® Eyes-Free Mode, you interact with Siri using the vehicle’s microphone, speakers and Bluetooth system. Siri Eyes-Free makes it more convenient to use your “personal digital assistant” while on the road.

Siri Eyes Free Mobile Assistant

Torque Vectoring Differential

A torque-vectoring differential continuously adjusts the torque at each rear wheel to suit the driving conditions.
Unlike traction control, torque vectoring shifts torque without the use of wheel braking or the reducing of engine power. Unlike a limited-slip differential (LSD), torque vectoring uses electronic control to anticipate and respond to torque needs, rather than relying on after-the-fact torque transfer once a wheel has already lost grip. Additionally, a TVD can operate with a closed throttle (as when entering a turn) by vectoring deceleration force, something a LSD cannot do. The torque-vectoring differential electronics are integrated into the vehicle’s VDIM system, ensuring that all the vehicle’s electronic drive systems are working in cooperation.

2016 Lexus GS F

UV-Reducing Glass

UV-reducing glass dramatically reduces the amount of heat- and sunburn-causing ultraviolet rays that penetrate the windows.  UV-reducing glass is standard on every Lexus model.

2016 Lexus ES

Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management

Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) is a proactive safety system that integrates and activates every vehicle safety feature to help maintain a vehicle on its steered path.  VDIM makes you a better driver and is a standard feature found on every IS sedan and convertible.


Wireless Charger

A special tray in the center console box enables Qi-compatible electronic devices to charge wirelessly. Guests can thus enjoy the safety and convenience of fully charged compatible devices while on the road.

Qi Wireless Charging Tray


You can find “X” in the name of any Lexus SUV: NX, RX, GX & LX; and you can test drive any of our amazing luxury SUV’s at North Park Lexus Dominion!



Believe it or not, you can find a popular Lexus model in a yellow exterior.  The Lexus CT200h was once available in Daybreak Yellow.

Yellow CT200h

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