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Lexus CT 200h Hybrid has Enform-ed connected car features

2016_Lexus_CT_200h_008jpgLexus announced that the 2016 Lexus CT 200h has new connected car features through its infotainment system and Lexus Enform services.

With the 2016 Lexus CT 200h, owners can subscribe to Lexus Enform Remote and Lexus Enform Service Connect.

Lexus Enform Remote allows the owner to remotely view and control certain vehicle features using a mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

Lexus Enform Remote enables remote door lock/unlock; remote stop/start for the engine and climate control; vehicle finder, guest driver monitor and more.

Lexus Enform Service Connect allows customers to remotely view information about certain aspects of their Lexus vehicle via the MyLexusandBeyond mobile application for iOS smartphone users or LexusDrivers.com.

Information includes maintenance alerts, warning light notifications and a vehicle health report that includes email and push notifications for diagnostic information, required maintenance reminders, current vehicle alerts, service campaigns, and more.

The available Display Audio/Navigation screen controls a multimedia system featuring complimentary HD Radio, real-time traffic, and weather. Models equipped with the optional navigation system use Remote Touch Interface.

Drivers can use Voice recognition and Bluetooth technology hands-free communication when paired with a compatible smartphone. Siri Eyes Free Mode (iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 models forward) lets drivers call contacts , get turn-by-turn navigation through Siri and Apple maps, select and play music from iTunes and other supported commands.

The cache radio feature, lets users cache radio song tol store it for up to 15-minutes and let you listen later. Or, tag it with iTunes Tagging to download later.

The standard six-speaker audio system features the world’s first automotive speakers constructed with sustainable bamboo and resin.  A 10-speaker system is available. Both systems, of course, live up to the brand’s reputation for stellar sound. The Display Audio and Navigation systems both employ Bluetooth 3.0 and dual USB ports to ensure drivers can connect to music any way they like.

Features also include Navigation with Lexus Enform Destinations, Lexus Enform App Suite (Destination Services, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Slacker, Open Table, Yelp, Movie Tickets.com), and HD Radio with iTunes tagging. Package includes HDD navigation system, back-up camera and voice command. Also features Bluetooth hands-free phone, phone book download capability and Lexus’ exclusive Remote Touch controller with user-adjustable haptic feedback.

Lexus Enform Service Connect is also available in the new MY2016 IS; and Lexus Enform Remote and Lexus Enform Service Connect are availabe in the MY2016 ES and GX models.

Prices for Lexus Enform start at $139.95 a year after a trial period of one year free with vehicle purchase.. Enform Service Connect costs $219.95 a year. Enform Destinations costs $264.90 a year.