In the past two days, Lexus has been hotly searched. One death and two injuries were caused by a car accident, which made people say that luxury cars are not so safe, and the reason behind this accident is that there is a problem with the automatic unlocking logic of the manufacturer in the car. On July 28, a car accident occurred on a section of expressway within the jurisdiction of Guigang, Guangxi. The vehicle spontaneously ignited after the collision, and there were suspected casualties. Subsequently, the official announcement stated that at 12:00 on the 28th, a traffic accident occurred in its jurisdiction, one person was killed, and two people were slightly injured and not life-threatening.
After a preliminary investigation, the cause of the accident was that the driver Zhu Mou collided with the road guardrail and concrete pier.
According to the online Lexus LM product manual, when the SRS airbag inflates and deploys, the windshield may shatter, the hybrid system will stop supplying fuel to the engine, and all doors will unlock. However, the manual has another clause that says, “Depending on the force of the impact or the type of accident, the system (collision detection door lock contact system) may not work.”
In response, an expert who understands Japanese cars likewise told Time Finance that Lexus does have a post-crash automatic unlocking function, but its working logic may be contradictory.
According to previous media reports, the Lexus LM300H is its region-limited exclusive model designed especially for the domestic market and some Asian markets and is not a global model. The car is based on Toyota Elfa and is equipped with the same 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine + engine hybrid system as the Elfa Hybrid.
Data show that the Lexus LM300H price range is 1.166 million yuan to 1.446 million yuan, while the Elfa’s price range is only 839,000 yuan to 920,000 yuan, but this guide price is not the real transaction price of Lexus, its two models are required to add more than 460,000 yuan, the average transaction price in the past year are more than 1.79 million yuan.
Despite the slightly higher price and markup, the Lexus LM300H accumulated sales of 1,190 units in the first four months of this year.
On July 29, a Lexus sales consultant in Guangzhou told Time Finance that the Lexus LM300H was introduced into the domestic market for sale through import channels, and that it is currently necessary to wait more than four months to pick up the car, and that the specific price of the car needs to be discussed in the store.