No, but January/February 2011 would be my best guess.oh man, I cant wait to get one....still no official word on US release date...
There's a lot of Internet debate whether that's alcantara suede or cloth. At any rate, we're unfortunately NOT getting that in North America, at least not during the first year. That cloth is only for Europe, Japan and, possibly, other markets, but not for us. We get NuBuck (imitation leather) as standard, and real leather as an option.I want one with the alcantara suede, reminds me of the IS300!!
In designing their system, I wonder if Toyota researched and took note of the lambasting BMW got for their 2001 groundbreaking (but difficult to use) similiar iDrive.If it's anything like the one on the Lexus HS 250h, it controls more than the GPS/navigation, and it's quite intuitive and user-friendly.
I'd certainly say so. Automotive journalists' reviews of Lexus' Remote Touch (which is currently used on Lexus' 3rd-generation RX, HS, LFA and CT) are generally far more favorable than reviews for iDrive.In designing their system, I wonder if Toyota researched and took note of the lambasting BMW got for their 2001 groundbreaking (but difficult to use) similiar iDrive.
Although the latest version is much improved, indications are that iDrive still isn't as easy to use as it might be. Most reviews still recommend getting a BMW without it if possible.