• Aug 15, 2008
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Another year, another limited edition Lexus. But this year's Pebble Beach Edition SC430 (the sixth consecutive variant) is joined by the first-ever LS 600h L Pebble Beach Edition. We know, the excitement is palpable.

Only 50 LS 600h Ls will be made available in Callaway Golf Experience, Travel Package or Epicurean Encounter trim levels, swathed in Truffle Mica exterior paint and featuring two-tone Alabaster and black leather trim interior, with Dark Grey Bird's-eye maple wood trim. Both models receive all the prerequisite badging to stand apart from the rest of the Lexi in the golf-course parking lot, and are equipped with a host of standard equipment that you can read all about in the press release after the jump.

One of the 300 2009 SC 430s can be yours this September, while the Pebble Beach Edition LS 600h L will hit dealers the following month.




PRESS RELEASE

Lexus Introduces First-Ever Pebble Beach® Edition LS 600h L and Sixth Annual Pebble Beach Edition® SC 430

Limited Edition LS flagship hybrid sedan and SC hardtop convertible debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Lexus Fashion Preview


August 14, 2008 - Torrance, CA - Lexus introduced the first-ever LS 600h L Pebble Beach Edition and the sixth SC 430 Pebble Beach Edition to commemorate its continuing partnership with Pebble Beach Company. The vehicles were unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Lexus Fashion Preview on August 15, 2008. Production of these 2009 Pebble Beach Edition vehicles are limited to 50 LS 600h L flagship hybrid luxury sedans and 300 SC 430 hardtop convertibles. Pebble Beach Edition owners have the opportunity to customize their ownership experience by selecting from one of three distinctive merchandise packages: Callaway Golf Experience, Travel Package or Epicurean Encounter.

The LS 600h L's distinctive L-finesse styling is complemented by a unique exterior/interior color combination exclusive to the Pebble Beach Edition with a Truffle Mica exterior paint combined with an exclusive two-tone Alabaster and Black leather trim interior with Dark Grey Bird's-eye maple wood trim. Additional styling cues include 19-inch, five-spoke wheels with a unique finish, Pebble Beach interior badging, premium black floor mats with stainless steel badging, and blue illuminated scuff plates. The Pebble Beach LS hybrid comes standard with the Advanced Pre-Collision System (APCS) which incorporates the world's first system designed to help detect pedestrians in the vehicle's path, as well as world's first Driver Monitor System that helps warn drivers if it senses an obstacle ahead of the car and that the driver's head is not facing forward. The APCS system helps prepare the car for evasive action or collision by triggering appropriate sensors in the car and retracting the front seatbelts. Furthermore, the Pebble Beach Edition LS 600h L is equipped with the Advanced Parking Guidance System, Rear-Seat Entertainment System (RSES), power rear-door sunshades and rear-seat side airbags.

Celebrating its sixth year, the new Pebble Beach Edition SC 430 receives an exterior/interior color combination with a Mercury Metallic exterior paint and an exclusive two-tone Ecru and Black leather trim interior with Black Bird's-eye maple wood trim. The retractable hardtop convertible includes special-edition brushed chrome badging on the front fenders and center console, and an Ecru The Lone Cypress™ logo embroidered on black carpeted floor mats. It also features a color-keyed rear spoiler, 18-inch Machined Tourmaline alloy wheels, and white illuminated scuff plates. All-season run-flat or summer run-flat tires are available.

The Lexus partnership with Pebble Beach Resorts initiated in August of 2003 with the debut of the first Pebble Beach Edition SC 430. This established Lexus as the Preferred Vehicle of Pebble Beach Resorts and has offered Pebble Beach Edition Lexus owners a variety of amenities designed to evoke the exclusivity that comes with an excursion to the Pebble Beach Resorts. Presently, guests of Pebble Beach Resorts can experience the on-going partnership with complimentary time in a Lexus test-drive vehicle or transportation service to and from several locations in a Lexus Guest Transportation vehicle.

In February 2008, the Pebble Beach Edition RX 350 and ES 350 models were introduced into the collection. The LS 600h L is the fourth vehicle model to receive a Pebble Beach Edition package.

The 2009 SC 430 and LS 600h L Pebble Beach Edition vehicles go on sale in September and October 2008, respectively.

Lexus Personalization Program
Owners of an RX or ES Pebble Beach Edition can customize their ownership experience with the Lexus Personalization Program. Three distinct categories of packages are designed to invoke the unparalleled feel of the world-famous Pebble Beach Resorts: The Callaway Golf Experience, Travel Sets, and Epicurean Encounter. Owners can select from item(s) in one of the packages.

The Callaway Golf® Experience
Four exclusive packages are designed to improve the look and performance of one's golf game. One dozen personalized Callaway Golf Tour ix Golf Balls can be combined with a Callaway Golf Ft-I driver or Callaway Golf Hyper X driver and one X Hybrid. Three Callaway Golf X-Forged wedges and one Odyssey White Hot XG 2-Ball putter are matched to one dozen personalized Callaway Golf Tour ix Golf Balls. One case (12 dozen) of personalized Callaway Golf Tour ix Golf Balls is also available.

Travel Package
Pebble Beach Edition owners can carry style and refinement from their vehicle into a luxury hotel with one of three luxury luggage packages. A café-colored three-piece leather luggage set includes two cabin duffels, one carriage duffel, and personalized embossed luggage tags. Two pairs of Callaway Golf Eyewear complement the café-colored leather briefcase or the café-colored leather tote bag.

Epicurean Encounter
Those owners interested in improving their culinary skills can choose the Epicurean Encounter. They can select a six-piece Viking® Santoku Cutlery Set including 10-slot maple knife block or a four-piece Viking Cookware set. Both come with a Viking Cooking School $200 gift card redeemable for cooking classes or merchandise online at vikingrange.com. The package also offers the option of a café-colored leather wine tote and a diverse selection of wines from member wineries of the highly regarded Napa Valley Vintners.

About Lexus
Lexus has become synonymous with luxury since its introduction in 1989. By offering some of the finest quality luxury vehicles and providing benchmark customer service, Lexus has remained the top-selling luxury nameplate in the United States for eight years in a row. Lexus and its 223 dealers have repeatedly achieved high honors for both the products they sell and the customer service they provide.

About Pebble Beach Company
Pebble Beach Company, headquartered in Pebble Beach, Calif., owns and operates the world-famous Pebble Beach Resorts®, including The Lodge at Pebble Beach™, The Inn at Spanish Bay™ and Casa Palmero®. The company also operates four renowned golf courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links®, Spyglass Hill® Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay™ and Del Monte™ Golf Course. Its other famed properties include the scenic 17-Mile Drive® and The Spa at Pebble Beach™. In addition to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance®, Pebble Beach Resorts® annually hosts the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, The Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational. Pebble Beach Golf Links® has hosted four U.S. Opens, four U.S. Amateurs, one PGA Championship, and will host its fifth U.S. Open in 2010.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Ay ay ay, kill the SC already I only liked it the first time I saw it in print but after seeing it in person for the first time I almost threw up. Bring the LF-A and bring brack the IS Sportcross.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is it me or after checking out Caddy's new CTS, does the Lexus SC look so dowdy it needs to be rolled into the water behind its ugly a$$? Even a wagon looks better than a convertible? Save some money and simply cease production on that worn (out) design.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's not just you.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Its an average looking car with nothing special. Toyota sure knows the rebadge game well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm glad they finally got to the LS model for these S-Ed. but why re-release SC. Didn't they do one just last year or something.

      I wonder when Lexus is going to release a wagon version of either the GS or IS models. I think a IS wagon would be sweet.
        • 6 Years Ago
        they made one. Didn't sell. Lexus learned not to offer any interesting cars in America. Bland sells.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Both still look plebeian when compared to MB, BMW and Audi. LS will blend nicely with new Hyundai Genesis, though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Uhh, Mercedes sedans have been looking rather bland lately and certain BMWs (shall we say) have a look that are a bit "challenging".

        Yeah, the LS is a bit bland, but this rendition has been the best thus far since it borrows some cues from the current 7 series (the upcoming 7 series, otoh, borrows some cues from the old LS and thus, looks pretty bland).
      • 6 Years Ago
      Bring back the first gen SC body style :(
      • 6 Years Ago
      That LS 600h L is one of the best looking cars on the road today.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree


        and the SC is not bad looking either....I would buy it i fund its a unique car....i can think of much worse looking cars...i drove in time and the build quality id top notch and its fast and powerful..does not offer the most power in its class but it gets the job done...its a great car
      • 6 Years Ago
      How can Lexus make the LS any better looking??!!I think it looks perfect and the lines on it just flow...like water just runs right off

      I can only imagine how the next LS will look and be (DROOL)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, one thing they could do is hit that adjustable suspension button ASAP and get that car lower! My god the wheel gap =p
      • 6 Years Ago
      Perfect - perfectly boring, soulless, directionless design. Utterly lacking in spirit or courage. Perfect luxury compliment to the myriad perfect appliances Toyota calls cars. Even the stance, geez, c'mon - both of those things have their boring wheels pushed deep into their boring wheelwells - more than I've seen since the last Caprice (at least they had the excuse that GM mandated space for tire chains). Just terrible. Irrelevant, I know, since these will undoubtedly end up with big ol' chromies anyway. If the LF-whatever is what happens when the designers are allowed to go nuts, I'd just assume they calm down and stick to god-awful boring.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The SC looks pretty dated now.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I thought they were gonna discontinue the SC...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice Hyundais.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ugh - the SC, aside from its soft, bulbous looks - it's probably the worst car that Lexus has built.

      It's neither a true sports car or a proper touring coupe.

      Even the ES - a glorified Camry is better than the SC.
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