Lexus has launched ‘Lexus Hotspot’, a high-end multi-media device that enables owners to access the internet and stream music wirelessly out on the road.
Up to five WiFi-enabled devices can be connected to the intuitive box at once, and getting online is straightforward – simply start the vehicle and pair your smartphone, tablet or laptop to the unit, using the WiFi settings. The system remembers devices after initial pairing, alleviating the need to do so every time you wish to get online.
Lexus Hotspot is equipped with a SIM card reader, with WiFi data provided via a SIM card; owners are free to choose their data limit and provider.
There is no interruption to service at high speeds as the Hotspot box is fitted with two 3G antennae. The system functions in some of the most extreme climates too, remaining effective at up to sixty-five above, and twenty degrees below freezing. A three-year warranty is provided for added piece of mind.
Lexus Hotspot is available as a dealer-fit accessory from Lexus dealers (dependent on availability) for £350 including fitting on the following models:
CT200h (2011 – Current)
RX450h (2012 – Current)
Fitment time is approximately one hour.