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Lexus today announced that it had increased the passive safety features of its SC430 retractable hardtop coupe, by adding an additional two SRS airbags. The new and improved Lexus SC430 will come with a driver and front passenger knee SRS airbags.

So alltogether the Lexus SC430 now comes with a tota of six SRS airbags as standard equipment – driver and front passenger SRS airbags, front seat side airbags, and knee airbags. Another cool feature of the SC430 is it’s ability to detect if there is a passenger in the passenger seat and make sure the air bag doesn’t go off for no reason in the event of a collision.

Furthermore the SC430 now has front-seat SRS airbag indicators in the instrument cluster and a front passenger seatbelt warning buzzer if the belt is not buckled. All the new safety features will come standard for all Lexus SC430s built from this month (August 2006).

The Lexus SC430 has a 4.3-litre VVT-i Quad Cam Multi-valve V8 engine that delivers 210kW of power at 5600rpm and 419Nm of torque at 3500rpm and is matched to an electronic six-speed automatic transmission, the SC430 gets from 0-100 in 6.4 seconds and costs around $161,000 AUD plus on-roads.

The vehicle comes standard with:

  • 9 Speaker Stereo
  • ABS (Antilock Brakes)
  • Adjustable Steering Column – Power
  • Air Cond. – Climate Control
  • Airbags – Driver & Passenger (Dual)
  • Airbags – Side for 1st Row Occupants (Front)
  • Airbags – Driver & Passenger Knee SRS
  • Alarm
  • Blue Tooth System
  • Body Colour – Bumpers
  • Body Colour – Fittings
  • Brake Assist
  • CD Stacker – 6 disc In Dash/Cabin
  • Central Locking – Remote/Keyless
  • Chrome Grille
  • Coil Springs
  • Control – Automatic Stability + Traction
  • Cruise Control
  • Data Dots – Part Identifiers
  • Disc Brakes Front Ventilated
  • Disc Brakes Rear Solid
  • Disc Brakes Rear Ventilated
  • EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution)
  • Electric Seat – Drivers with Memory
  • Electric Seat – Passenger with Memory
  • Engine Immobiliser
  • Fog Lamps – Front
  • GPS (Satellite Navigation)
  • Hardtop – Power Foldaway
  • Headlamp Protectors
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Headlamps – Active (Cornering/steering)
  • Headlamps – High Intensity Discharge
  • Headlamps Automatic (light sensitive)
  • Headrests – Integrated 2nd Row
  • Heated Seats – 1st Row
  • Independent Rear Suspension
  • Leather Trim – Full/All
  • Multi-function Control Screen – Colour
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • Navigation System – DVD Audio
  • Navigation System – DVD Video
  • Power Antenna
  • Power Steering – Speed Sensitive
  • Radio Cassette
  • Remote Boot/Hatch Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid Release
  • Scuff Plates (on door sills)
  • Spoiler – Rear
  • Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Wind Deflector
  • Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
  • Woodgrain – Centre Console
  • Woodgrain – Dash Board
  • Woodgrain – Gear Knob
  • Woodgrain – Inserts



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