07/29/2005 Torrance, CA
2006 SC 430 Restyled with Added Performance
Lexus announced today the 2006 SC 430 hardtop convertible gets a new look and improved performance. The revised exterior styling of the SC includes a new front grille and front bumper, new LED tail lights and a new headlamp design that includes the Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS), which helps illuminate a turn or curve as the driver steers into it.
In addition, a new six-speed sequential shift automatic transmission replaces the SC's five-speed unit for 2006, enhancing overall acceleration and fuel economy. The revised gear ratios also help lower the interior cruising noise levels. New 5-spoke 18-inch wheels with metallic gray finish give the SC 430 a more aggressive, substantial appearance.
The Lexus SC 430 was the first retractable hardtop convertible in the premium luxury segment and is able to transform the SC 430 from a coupe into a convertible in less than 25 seconds with the push of a button.
Lexus also introduces two limited production vehicles. The 2006 ES 330 Black Diamond Edition features exclusive Black Diamond paint, black Birdseye maple wood trim, and many other distinctive touches. MSRP for this package is $600 and includes an exclusive Tumi luggage set.
For the third consecutive year, Lexus will offer the SC 430 Pebble Beach Edition. With only 500 vehicles produced for the entire United States, the 2006 Pebble Beach Edition will be a true exclusive. The distinctive features include a striking combination of Tigereye exterior paint and Camel-leather interior as well as elegant Pebble Beach emblems. The 2006 edition will also be offered with a specially commissioned Lexus Tigereye luggage set. MSRP for the 2006
Lexus also announced a price increase on all 2006 ES 330, GX 470, and RX 330 models effective with the new model year. The MSRP for the ES 330 entry-luxury sedan will increase by 0.4 percent, or $125, to $32,300. The GX 470 mid-size luxury utility vehicle will increase by 0.7 percent, or $310, to $46,535. The popular RX 330 luxury SUV will increase by $345, a 1.0 percent change on the RX 330 front-wheel drive and 0.9 percent change on the RX 330 All-Wheel Drive, to $36,370 and $37,770 respectively. The LX 470 full-capability premium luxury utility vehicle increases by 0.4 percent, or $300, to $67,295 effective September 1, 2005. Pricing for the all-new IS 250 and IS 350 luxury sport sedans will be announced closer to its October on-sale date.
Credit: Lexus USA