Lexus Makes Digital Radio Standard

  • Digital Radio to join other audio features in Lexus GS
  • Additional capabilities bring traffic alert technology to vehicle
  • Offers a 12.3-inch multimedia display

Lexus’s GS range will feature the advanced audio and navigation system including DAB+ digital radio as standard. The Digital Radio DAB+ system will enable Lexus customers to access a greater number of radio stations and digital content.

Using the Digital Radio platform, live traffic and road condition updates can also be received from compatible radio stations and displayed on the vehicle's in-dash multimedia screen. Live traffic alerts will provide GS owners with updated traffic conditions, including road closures, road works, congestion and accidents via the display.

This audio system will be available with both of the new GS' audio systems, which include a Pioneer 12-speaker, 299-Watt Lexus Premium Audio system. Also available as an option or as standard on certain models, is the next-generation Mark Levinson audio system, featuring a 17-speaker, 835 watt audio system producing exceptional sound quality.

All GS models will also feature advanced Bluetooth capabilities, including Bluetooth audio streamingand automatic phonebook transfer. Both audio systems also offer improved iPod and USB connectivity with voice control for iPod for ease of use while driving.

Both systems will be controlled by Lexus's second-generation remote touch controller, paired with either an eight or 12.3-inch multimedia display for a vehicle.

DAB+ digital radio services, providing access to up to 22 additional radio stations, are currently available in the five metropolitan state capitals, with trials being conducted in Canberra and Darwin.

All GS models will feature traditional AM and FM bands as back-up in areas where digital radio broadcasts are not available.