AAB unveiled the LC 500 convertible in the state of the art Lexus Showroom. The event was attended by Mr. R.K.Murugan AAB Acting CEO, Mr. Firas Mufti Senior Marketing Manager, Mr. Ahmad Abusaad Senior Manager - Lexus National Sales and Ms. Amal Ameen Lexus Brand Ambassador, along with Media, Social Media representatives and distinguished guests.
The event started by unveiling 2 cars. Mr. Firas Mufti gave a speech stating “Tonight is a special night for us because not only we are launching a new vehicle but we are perfecting the Lexus brand and DNA with this beautiful piece of art .This uniquely designed vehicle was first introduced back in 2017 at the Qatar Motor show as a coupe in two variants, the LC 500 V8 gasoline engine and the LC 500 Hybrid. Both vehicles have become a premium choice for super niche clientele in Qatar. Based on the coupe’s success tonight we are launching the convertible version for those who prefer to lead and not to follow. “
Mr. Ahmad Abusaad Senior Manager - Lexus National Sales added “ The Lexus LC 500 Convertible comes with a five-liter, high-performance V-shaped engine, naturally aspirated, generating 471 hp, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km in less than 4.7 seconds. The performance engine is distinguished by its assembly of lightweight materials, along with titanium intakes
The all-new Lexus LC Convertible is available in a choice of 12 different colors, including the newly developed yellow contrast layer that reflects the vehicle's sporty performance, as well as 3 colors for the soft-top retractable roof.
Driven by her passion towards the brand and specifically to the LC 500 convertible, Ms. Amal Ameen the Lexus Brand Ambassador was the first proud owner to purchase this piece of art as she described it, highlighting the Terrane Khaki colour with the Sand colour of the soft top. A key handover ceremony was held during the event.
Followed by the handover, Ms. Amal Ameen and Mr. Firas Mufti unveiled 5 amazing canvas paintings which was graciously provided by the Triple Trend Art Gallery to be showcased in Lexus showroom. Ms. Amal Ameen stated “As a brand ambassador, I wanted to include my artistic touch to the brand by highlighting four different generations of the Lexus flagship sedan the, LS 400, LS 430, LS 460, LS 500. Since the LC convertible is the newest addition to the Lexus family, I wanted to highlight its beauty not only as a vehicle but also as a piece of art.”
The guests expressed their admiration not only to the newly launched LC 500 convertible but also for the fine flower arrangements and the amazing canapé by Amazing Moments Events who proudly sponsored the event.
With a focus on providing the same dynamic and luxurious driving performance for which the flagship LC 500 coupe is known, the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible makes its global debut. Expanding the aspirational two-door LC family, the LC 500 Convertible offers an additional way to stimulate the senses – with the top down. The exterior of the new LC Convertible stylishly blends the coupe’s unique roofline with the character of a convertible, achieving an exquisite profile with the top open or closed.
The LC 500 Convertible echoes the coupe’s “Even Sharper, More Refined” driving characteristics, with a low center of gravity, optimal weight distribution, and a focus on performance-minded handling thanks to impressive structural rigidity. Lexus engineers relied on computer-aided engineering (CAE) analysis and real-world driving evaluation to match the driving qualities of its coupe counterpart, and the extensive research and development yielded impressive results.
Engineers aimed to retain similar handling dynamics to the LC 500 coupe while also improving chassis rigidity with the addition and relocation of various structural braces. The LC Convertible’s suspension is tuned specifically to complement the subtle changes in weight between the two platforms, as a reduction of un-sprung weight in the front suspension improves the overall stroke. In the rear, engineers were able to further enhance structural rigidity by reshaping and relocating the rear suspension brace tower. Weight was reduced in the rear of the vehicle by utilizing a lightweight die-cast aluminum suspension brace, while a performance dampener is employed to enhance ride comfort.
Drivers of the front engine, rear-wheel-drive LC Convertible can expect similar breath-taking performance to the coupe, thanks to the powerful drivetrain combination of the 5.0-liter V8 engine paired with the seamless Direct-Shift 10-speed automatic transmission. The naturally aspirated, direct-injection V8 is rated to produce 471 horsepower at 7,100 rpm and 398 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm.
Pre collision System
When the millimeter- wave radar and monocular camera sensors detect a collision with a vehicle or a pedestrian ahead is likely, it alerts the driver and activates pre-collision brake assist when the driver depresses the brake pedal. If the driver cannot depress the brake pedal, it activates pre collision braking.
LKA (Lane Keeping Assist)
LKA assists steering in the current lane when Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with full speed range is activated. It also alert the driver with a buzzer and on the multi-information display if the system judges the vehicle is about to cross the lane marking, and assist steering to help avoid lane departure.
AHB (Automatic High Beam)
AHB helps safe driving at night by instantly switching from high beam when the lights of an oncoming vehicle, or the tail lights of a vehicle in front is detected.
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
In addition to maintaining a constant speed, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control uses the millimeter-wave radar and monocular camera sensors to detect a vehicle driving ahead and maintain an appropriate distance between vehicles.
Blind Spot Monitor System
When the millimeter-wave radar in the rear bumper detect vehicle in adjacent lane that aren’t visible in the door mirrors, the system activates an LED warning indicator in the relevant door mirror the moment a vehicle enters the blind spot.
Active Roll Bars
Innovative active roll bars integrated inside the package tray help realize the beautiful silhouette when the top is open. They automatically deploy upward when a collision or rollover is detected, helping contribute to dispersing the load on the vehicle body.