To help all those who are affected by tough economic times, Lexus is lowering car prices. OH WAIT, THAT’S BACKWARDS, LEXUS IS RAISING PRICES. For 2009, the SC 430, LX 570, GX 470 and the RX 400h, will all have price increases. You can probably blame tough economic times or blame a weak dollar. But the truth is, if your shopping for a Lexus, these increases (all under 1.5 percent) are not fun, but they shouldn’t stop you from taking home Toyota’s premium brand.

Lexus announced increased prices on four 2009 models
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The 2009 SC430 will be priced at $66,805, an increase of 0.7 percent or $450; the 2009 LX 570 will be priced at $75,705, an increase of 1.3 percent or $1,005; the GX 470 will be priced at $47,615, an increase of 0.6 percent or $300; and the RX 400h front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive will be priced at $42,080 and $43,480 respectively, an increase of 1.2 percent or $500.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Lexus announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the 2009 SC 430 luxury hardtop convertible, LX 570 premium luxury utility vehicle, GX 470 luxury utility vehicle, and the current RX 400h hybrid luxury utility vehicle.

The 2009 model year SC 430 luxury hardtop convertible receives new side mirrors with incorporated turn signals and will have a base MSRP $66,805, an increase of 0.7 percent or $450.

The 2009 LX 570 will be available in an all-new Costa Azul Mica exterior color and will feature an available Luxury Package that includes semi-aniline leather-trimmed seats, Bubinga wood-trim, cool box, smart card key and 20-inch alloy wheels with a unique finish. The LX 570 base MSRP will be $75,705, an increase of 1.3 percent or $1,005.

The GX 470 carries over unchanged for the 2009 model year and will have a base MSRP of $47,615, an increase of 0.6 percent or $300.

The 2008 RX 400h front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive hybrid luxury utility vehicles will carry base MSRPs of $42,080 and $43,480 respectively, an increase of 1.2 percent or $500. Pricing for the 2009 RX 350, which went on sale in February, remains unchanged with an MSRP of $37,700 for the front-wheel drive model and $39,100 for the all-wheel drive.

MSRP does not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $825.

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2 comments:

  (33) posted on 07.26.2008

I also currently own an LX 470. I’m taking bids from whoever would like to publicly blow it up. I figure that would be worth more than actually owning one.

AK47  (1024) posted on 07.26.2008

The price rise is not bad at all for a good brand like Lexus.

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