Tag: Lexus

2020 Lexus RC F and RC F Track Edition: Driving Machines for a Dwindling Market

Toyota’s Lexus Division made 2018 all about the sedan, hoping to remind the buying public that forgoing cargo space is still possible in this day and age. This year, or at least at this Detroit show, Lexus is all about the two-doors, with a drop-top LC “concept” available for perusal, as well as a brace […]

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Lexus’ LC Convertible ‘Concept’ Is More Like a Halo in Waiting

Late last year, Toyota Motor North America CEO Jim Lentz suggested the automaker, after taking stock of its inventory, might cut some struggling product from its store shelves. It now seems on the verge of adding a new one. Bound for a Detroit debut, the company’s Lexus LC Convertible Concept is not a way-out pipe […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Luxury Convertibles From 2010

Three luxurious convertibles of six-cylinder and rear-drive persuasion. Which one is worth over 40,000 of your hard-earned dollars? Infiniti G37 Infiniti followed up its very popular third-generation G sedan and coupe with a fourth version in 2007. The car was larger, the engine was larger, and new corporate styling modernized its appearance over the old […]

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Jim Perkins, Who Saved the Corvette From a Moribund GM, Dies

Much has been written about Jim Perkins, the Texas boy with a keen love of Chevrolet whose relentless ambition finally placed him in GM’s sphere of influence. It’s thanks to Perkins that Chevrolet’s Corvette is still General Motors’ halo car, and not some long-departed nameplate culled during the height of badge engineering. Perkins’ quintessentially American […]

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2019 Lexus ES 350 F Sport Review – Skipping Early Supper for Step Class

2019 Lexus ES 350 F Sport 3.5-liter DOHC V6 (302 horsepower @ 6,600 rpm; 267 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm) Eight-speed automatic, front-wheel drive 22 city / 31 highway / 25 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 10.9 city, 7.5 highway, 9.4 combined. (NRCan Rating, L/100km) 18.1 (observed mileage, MPG) Base Price: $45,160 (U.S) / $50,975 (Canada) As […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Large Luxury Sedans of Compromise in 2018

Three large and luxurious sedans compete for around $70,000 of your hard-earned and imaginary Internet dollars. Surely this is a segment where compromise will not be a concern, right? Nope. Today we proceed in order of engine displacement, largest to smallest: Genesis G90 The Genesis brand’s largest vehicle debuted as the G90 for the 2017 […]

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Track Edition of Refreshed Lexus RC F to Debut at Detroit Auto Show

While Lexus has cranked out a few impressive sporting models over its lifetime, “performance” is not a term that’s synonymous with the brand. Instead, Lexus seems to evoke words like “reliability,” “luxury,” and “high resale values” from the collective consumer mindscape. However, the brand does do dynamics. You can log onto its website right now […]

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join LEXUS and designboom for an evening in conversation with david adjaye and john maeda

LEXUS returns to present the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2019, its international design competition organized together with designboom, targeting up-and-coming creators from around the world. following six years of success, this year’s edition will again provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for six finalists to fund and build their prototype with world-class mentors, and reach unparalleled exposure by exhibiting at milan design week. december 4, 5:30PM […]

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wonderwall completes latest ‘intersect by LEXUS’ hub in new york’s meatpacking district

following earlier launches in tokyo and dubai, intersect by LEXUS has taken its wonderwall-designed interiors to the heart of new york’s meatpacking district. with a restaurant, café, cocktail bar and lounge, and public & private gallery space, all created by masamichi katayama of wonderwall, the dynamic lifestyle hub offers an immersive cultural experience to the […]

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Lexus Lets Artificial Intelligence Write Car Commercial, Mild Weirdness Ensues

Automakers are obsessed with promoting high-tech concepts in an effort to prove to investors and the general public that they aren’t falling behind the times. While artificial intelligence remains the gold standard, what constitutes A.I. can get a little foggy. However, in the present, the term can be used to describe any machine that effectively mimics […]

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Toyota Prepared to Drop the Blade, but Which Models Will Get the Chop?

Toyota isn’t immune from the light truck epidemic sweeping the globe; certainly not in North America. In October, the automaker saw light truck sales across both of its divisions rise 6.8 percent, year over year, in the United States, offsetting an 7.2 percent drop in passenger car sales. Tally that volume up over the first […]

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2019 Lexus ES Becomes First Production Car to Replace Side Mirrors With Cameras

Lexus has announced the 2019 ES sedan for Japan, saying the model will further enhance ride comfort and driving dynamics in its seventh generation while also raising consumer expectations of the tech that goes into making a premium vehicle. Don’t start groaning yet; this doesn’t have anything to do with overblown self-driving capabilities. Toyota’s luxury […]

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Rare Rides: Formal Luxury Via the 1992 Toyota Crown

Comfort, spaciousness, luxury, formality. All of these things mattered to the early-1990s Japanese domestic sedan buyer. Today we take a look at a sedan that possesses all of these qualities in spades. It’s the Toyota Crown Royal Saloon, from 1992. Earlier this year, we looked at a direct competitor to today’s Crown in the form […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Expensive Family CUVs for 2019

Reading Matt Posky’s review of the new Edge ST got me thinking about CUVs of the expensive variety. Though Ford argues that the Edge ST is in a “white space” of its own because of the serious performance it achieves, I’m not so sure. I’m not so sure that outright performance makes that much of a […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Three Big and Luxurious 2018 SUVs

Today’s subjects are ponderous, expensive, and very heavy. No, we’re not talking about state government representatives; we’re talking about full-size SUVs. Come along, and we’ll select a big truck to burn. The common thread of today’s SUV trio is an $85,000 price point. We’re being economical and practical here. Lincoln Navigator The newest design of […]

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Toyota’s Self-driving Car Plan Still Incorporates the Driver, Calls Bullshit on Level 5 Autonomy

Despite being one of the largest manufacturing giants currently in existence, Toyota is trailing in the autonomous technology war currently raging among carmakers. But it would unfair to say that the Japanese brand is losing. While General Motors appears to lead the rest of the established automotive firms, it’s not perfectly clear how big a […]

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You Thought Toyota’s Lexus LC Sales Expectations Were Inconceivable … And You Were Right

Unless your surname is Porsche and your given name 911, the sales volumes generated by premium two-doors are frighteningly small. Lexus nevertheless brought to market the two-pronged Lexus LC range, as an indirect successor to the SC, with lofty expectations. Moreover, Lexus was public with its goals, going so far as to respond directly to […]

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Lexus Jumps Into the Subscription Fray

No doubt courting Millennials who’ve grown used to bundled costs, Lexus plans to offer its new subcompact crossover — hey, something else Millennials seem to like! — for an all-in-one monthly payment. The vehicle, the insurance, and the maintenance are all covered by a no-haggle price over a two-year term. Lexus hasn’t listed what the monthly prices […]

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