Lexus Technology

Each of our Lexus cars packs a wide range of technological advancements in design, economy, luxury and performance. A market leader in Hybrid technology and a brand dedicated to excellence, Lexus vehicles open up a whole new world of luxury ready to be discovered.

With over 25 years of experience in luxury and performance, Lexus is Japans leading premium car brand. Through the Unitrans Lexus network, we are proud to educate our customers on the benefits of buying and driving a Lexus.

The innovation behind Lexus vehicles comes from our core ‘yet’ philosophy, which means that we don’t compromise on what are traditionally opposing factors. For example, all of our vehicles are high performance, yet fuel-efficient. They are full of innovative technology, yet simple to use. It is this ‘yet’ thinking that has allowed us to create beautiful vehicles that speak to the heart of all consumers desires.

With a brand as powerful and striking as Lexus, Unitrans is dedicated to ensuring that all of our showrooms and services match up to the state-of-the-art technology in the vehicles. That is why at each of Lexus dealers you will be treated to a first-class service with digital systems that make purchasing and servicing your Lexus easy.

Click on a tab below to find out more information about the various aspects of our Lexus cars, or view our range for more detailed information on a specific vehicle.


Lexus as a brand is taking significant steps to reduce the environmental footprint of its vehicles. From reducing waste in the manufacturing process, using plant based plastics and recycling even on the sales floors. Unitrans Lexus follows that philosophy and ensures the showrooms of the Lexus dealers are environmentally friendly where possible.

Our vehicles also keep this philosophy in mind with our unique hybrid technology. Even our non-hybrid vehicles are consciously built in ways that retain fuel efficiency and limit CO2 outputs.

Lexus Luxury Cars

Lexus Hybrid

The Lexus Hybrid vehicles contain state-of-the-art technology that allows the vehicles to operate on electricity and fuel to create an economical vehicle with high performance.

With our yet philosophy our Lexus Hybrid Drive vehicles are designed to be environmentally friendly yet uncompromising on performance and luxury. Features like the Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission means that you will never experience the change between petrol and hybrid engines or gears, giving an unmatched smoothness in your ride.

The hybrid engines designed by Lexus offer low emissions, fuel efficiency and reduced noise & vibrations during the drive, while still outputting a similar power as the standard counterpart to each model.

The combination of petrol and electricity mean our hybrid engines never need to be charged, with the battery storing excess energy even when the car is turned off. Additionally, the Power Control Unit means that the vehicle intelligently knows when to kick in the petrol engine and when to turn it off, to limit wastage and offer maximum performance.

The way of the future is here with Lexus Hybrid: luxury cars with high-performance engines that are fuel-efficient.

Lexus Design

The design of each Lexus car follows a simple but effective philosophy that ensures striking and beautiful vehicles every time.

The Lexus vehicles available in South Africa all have some similarities, the main one being the signature Lexus Spindle Grille.

Seamless anticipation, incisive simplicity and intriguing elegance are the three themes that sit at the heart of the Lexus brand. These concepts can be found not just in the vehicle design, but in the design of the showrooms and the experience of a Lexus dealer.

Unitrans Lexus ensures that the philosophy is carried throughout the Lexus dealers in our family and each showroom is beautifully designed with the customers needs in mind.


The F-Sport badge on a select range of our Lexus vehicles highlights a premium sports car version of certain Lexus models. The F-Sport vehicles are dedicated to extreme performance and are tested on the most superior racetracks in the world, such as the Nürburgring and Fuji Speedway, the home of the F-Sport. While performance upgrades are included in the F-Sport vehicles, they are most easily spotted by their design, with their expressive grille, larger rims and more aggressive stance.

Lexus Luxury Cars

Lexus Safety


Vehicle Dynamic Integrated Management or VDIM is the merging of previously used technologies like ABS and Traction Control into one seamless system that enable continuous driving while reducing impacts and skidding in our Lexus vehicles.

VDIM combines:

  • ABS
  • Brake Assist
  • Traction Control
  • Vehicle Stability Control system

Along with other features like the power steering, adaptive variable suspension and variable gear ratio steering. This means that your Lexus will handle better in conditions that more commonly cause accidents, such as wet roads.

Pre-Crash System

The Lexus pre-crash system intelligently works out if there are potential upcoming collisions and warns the driver. If the brakes are applied the vehicle will assist with the braking to reduce or avoid the collision. If no brakes are applied and collision is unavoidable, the vehicle will do the braking for the driver.

Driver Assist

The Driver Assist package is an addition to the VDIM that comes standard with a large number of the Lexus vehicles. This package includes:

  • Lane Change Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Back Guide Monitor
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Hill assist control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control or Dynamic Cruise Control from Lexus is a feature in the newer models that allows cruise control to be set, but a safe distance maintained between vehicles in front. It also allows for speed changes and easy overrides based on the drivers needs

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