Lexus Offers Complete Adaptability with AVS System
Taking cues from brand-affiliated Toyota Land Cruiser, the LX 470, and the GS 350, the Lexus RC F Sport is built with a performance-enhancing suspension system designed to achieve the perfect amount of comfort and adaptability.
Determining the level of dampening needed, the RC F’s adaptive-variable suspension is capable of kicking in within 2.5 milliseconds of changing road conditions. The car’s semi-active shock-absorbent system offers 16 different settings and four various modes: Eco, Normal, Sport and Sport+.
While the system resets to Normal each time you start the car, drivers have the option of choosing the mode most suitable once they begin to the drive.
The beauty of the RCF’s AVS system is that it continuously adjusts the shocks as needed. In Normal mode, drivers can expect a soft, smooth ride much like that of other Lexus models. When the speed of the vehicle increases, the AVS boosts the dampening force of each shock absorber to offer a firmer ride, while lessening body motion.
When the vehicle moves at a slower pace, the Adaptive Variable Suspension creates a smoother ride for the driver, which is reminiscent of the trademark Lexus comfort. AVS was created to respond not only to road conditions and vehicle speed, but driving style as well. With this system, Lexus’ hydro-pneumatic accumulators take in oil from the car’s permeated shock absorbers and then provide high pressure oil to limit the amount of bounce experienced after hitting bumps in the road.
This helps keeps the body of the vehicle flat and eliminates the ‘dive and squat’ that comes from braking and acceleration, while filtering excessive road noise. The AVS automatically and independently acts to offer a better ride.
Lexus has struck just the right balance between the two suspension goals allowing rear steering and variable-gear ratio front steering to perform like a well-oiled machine. The Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) system comes standard on the LS 600h L, GS 460 and GS 450h sedans, the GX 460 Premium, and LX 570 luxury utility vehicles.
Whichever style of driving or setting you prefer; Lexus of Highland Park has a vehicle to fit you perfectly. Stop over to our dealership and learn about the different options available for you!