Lexus LC 500, RX, Takes Center Stage at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show
The Lexus LC 500 Convertible will make its way at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show with a new color choice for the first time. Also, expect their display to feature an updated Lexus RX and RXL, together with a customized LC 500 that supports the pediatric cancer foundation Cal's Angels.
The LC500 first made its debut at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show on Feb. 8-17 at the McCormick Place with a new color exterior. It will also feature a low center of gravity, with optimal weight distribution and better handling features due to its exceptional structural rigidity. It will have a 5.0 liter V8 engine and Direct- Shift 10-speed automatic transmission, and its engine can churn out 471-horsepower at 7,100 rpm and 539 N-m of torque at 4,800 rpm. The roof can be opened at approximately 15 seconds and closed at 16 seconds.
The LC500 offers a superb, refined experience with "exhilarating performance". It boasts of the Lexus Climate Concierge with Upper Body Heating for optimal comfort (whether it's top up or down). A more enhanced rigidity means better handling, while the Active Noise Control helps keeps noise out. Its exclusive exhaust and intake tuning offers an instinctive sound that will exhilarate the driver's experience even more. It will be released on Summer this year.
Aside from the LC500, Lexus will also showcase the newly-updated 2020 Lexus RX and RXL. Featuring better safety standards and connectivity, the RX will offer better responsive steering and added multimedia options for touchscreen and smartphones. There will also be a standard 8-inch touchscreen, or an optional 12.3 inch high resolution. Some of the safety standards that come with this model include the Lexus Safety System +2.0 with daytime bicyclist detection, low-light pedestrian detection, Lane Tracing Assist, and Road Sign Assist.
Lexus will also work hand-in-hand with its local charitable outreach, Cal's Angels. This pediatric cancer foundation not only helps give out funds to support pediatric cancer research, but also aims to offer hope to children with cancer. Lexus has been a multi-year partner of the charity through in-kind donations and fund-raising, and they have created a customized LC 500 with gold ribbons symbolizing childhood cancer to raise awareness for children's cancer as one of the leading causes of children's death (by disease) in the United States alone.