When Lexus announced the details of 2018 Lexus NX 300 the company revealed a ten-year free/complimentary safety connected car safety package.
All 2018 Lexus vehicles include Lexus Enform Safety Connect features Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assist Button, Enhanced Roadside Assistance and Lexus Enform Safety Connect and Lexus Enform Destinations include a complimentary 10-year subscription.
The Navigation option also brings an array of valuable services in the form of the Lexus Enform App Suite. This veritable in-car personal concierge includes Lexus Enform Destination Services. Enjoy improved voice recognition to search the Internet with ease, listen to Internet radio, (including Pandora, iHeartRadio and Slacker), or hear the latest breaking news – all while your smart phone is seamlessly connected to Lexus Wi-Fi hotspot.
With Lexus Enform Remote (one-year trial subscription included), the customer can remotely view and control certain aspects of the vehicle using a mobile app for iOS and Android devices. Once registered, the app can operate remote door lock/unlock; remote stop/start for the engine and climate control; vehicle finder, guest driver monitor and more.
With Lexus Enform Service Connect (complimentary 10-year subscription now included), the vehicle can also send alerts for specific factory recommended maintenance, simultaneously alerting a preferred Lexus retailer.
Lexus is one of the few automakers including Toyota that is not offering Android Auto or Apple CarPlay as part of its connected car offerings but does offer Siri Eyes-Free.
Lexus standard Display Audio includes HD Radio™, Bluetooth® audio streaming, automatic phone book transfer, a vehicle information display and complimentary traffic and weather data provided via HD Radio. Cache radio can pause live radio for up to 15-minutes, for later listening.
Lexus Premium Audio comes standard and uses an eight-channel amplifier with a digital signal processor to restore high notes lost through compression. It plays through eight speakers, or an upgrade system that adds a center dash mid/high speaker and a subwoofer mounted in the liftgate.
The multimedia system, accessed through a high-resolution eight inch screen, provides a multitude of capabilities and also offers the Lexus Navigation upgrade that includes predictive traffic information, including detour preview, ETA calculation and low-fuel coordination with nearby fuel stations. Navigation also includes the subscription-free Lexus Enform® App Suite and features 3D map views.
Anyone who’s used a smartphone or tablet will feel immediately familiar with the RTI, which uses a touchpad with palm rest in the center console. The RTI helps the driver access various functions while staying focused on the road. The front-seat passenger can also easily operate the RTI.
For Apple iPhone® users, Siri® Eyes Free Mode puts select Siri technology at your service. Siri lets you call contacts, select and play music from iTunes®, get turn-by-turn navigation through Siri and Apple maps, and more. Those with a Qi-compatible smartphone or other device can leave the charging cord home; the NX offers an available Qi wireless charging tray inside the console box.