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LEXUS CONTINUES UPWARD SURGE WITH RECORD FIRST HALF SALES

Lexus has maintained its record-breaking sales success by achieving its strongest ever first-half result, surpassing the previous best in 2015. Lexus Australia chief executive Peter McGregor said the milestone underlined the consistent growth of the Japanese luxury marque in the local market.

LEXUS ANNOUNCES SAFETY RECALL - CT 200h

29/06/16 - 07:00am, Lexus Australia has announced a recall of approximately 2,185 CT 200h vehicles built between September 2010 and April 2012. The recall is due to the possibility that there may be a small crack in the weld area joining the curtain shield airbag inflator chambers.

LEXUS ANNOUNCES SAFETY RECALL - CT 200h

29/06/16 - 03:00pm, Lexus Australia has announced a recall of approximately 4,600 CT 200h vehicles built between October 2008 and February 2015. The recall is due to the possibility that a crack may develop on the fuel suction plate assembled to the fuel tank.

LEXUS TURBO PROPELS NEW SALES GROWTH

Lexus'' turbo engine has achieved notable sales growth in 2016 with a string of record-breaking results. Variants featuring the brand's first turbo powerplant set a new sales benchmark in May, accounting for nearly 45 per cent of all Lexus sales. RX, GS and RC turbo models also recorded their best individual ...

LEXUS LC COUPE TO STAR AT GOODWOOD

The new Lexus LC coupe will make a special appearance at the illustrious Goodwood Festival of Speed later this month. The 5.0-litre V8-powered LC 500 will go on display at the event and be driven on the Goodwood hill climb course in the "First Glance" category, which is reserved for highly ...

RX TURBO SHINES AS LEXUS RECORDS SIGNIFICANT GROWTH

Lexus' new RX turbo SUV has achieved its highest monthly sales result since it was introduced to the Australian market last year. Sales of the new model, which is powered by Lexus' highly responsive 2.0-litre turbo engine, increased by 42 per cent over its previous best month of March this year. ...

NEW IS SPORTS SEDAN DEBUTS AT BEIJING MOTOR SHOW

Lexus has unveiled its new IS sports sedan at the Beijing Motor Show, delivering daring new styling and updated safety, luxury and convenience features. A dynamic new front fascia headlines the exterior styling changes with new headlamps, large air intakes in the front bumper and an evolution of Lexus' signature spindle ...

RX WINS PLACE ON BEST INTERIORS LIST

A respected US-based motoring resource has named the interior of the fourth generation Lexus RX luxury SUV one of the industry's finest. WardsAuto, which has provided information, data and analysis on the automotive industry for more than 80 years, placed RX on its 2016 10 Best Interiors list, lauding in particular ...

RC F GT CONCEPT TO HIT LONG BEACH

A special Lexus RC F race car will be on-track between races at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, USA, this weekend. The RC F GT Concept is a honed track special positioned between the RC F production car and the all-out RC F GT3 race car that will soon ...

LC 500 AND LC 500h STAR DUO TO WOW NEW YORK SHOW

The breathtaking Lexus LC 500 coupe and its hybrid-powered counterpart, the LC 500h, will appear together for the first time at the 2016 New York International Auto Show from March 25 to April 3 in Manhattan.

HIGH PERFORMANCE RC F V8 JOINS NSW POLICE FORCE

The NSW Police Force has added a potent new weapon to its arsenal - a 5.0-litre V8-powered Lexus RC F coupe. The RC F will be a multi-purpose vehicle for the NSW Police, playing an active role in roadside campaigns to promote road safety while also featuring as a static display ...

LEXUS AMBASSADOR ALAN JONES INDUCTED INTO MOTOR SPORT HALL OF FAME

Lexus ambassador and former Formula One world champion Alan Jones has been inducted into the newly formed Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame. Jones won the world championship for the Williams team in 1980 and clinched 12 Grand Prix victories from 116 starts over an illustrious, decade-long Formula One career. He ...

THE NEW LEXUS MULTI STAGE HYBRID SYSTEM

Lexus has revealed further detail via new video content on how its new Multi Stage Hybrid System will deliver enhanced driving pleasure when it debuts on the striking new LC 500h coupe in 2017. The next generation hybrid system was first announced last month when the LC 500h was unveiled in ...

LEXUS MAINTAINS ROBUST GROWTH TO BREAK FEBRUARY SALES RECORD

Continued strong demand for new Lexus product has resulted in another record-breaking sales result for the luxury brand in February. Lexus sold 816 vehicles for the month, an impressive 30 per cent increase on the February 2015 figure. Lexus Australia chief executive Peter McGregor said the February sales achievement followed on ...

LEXUS ECLIPSES LUXURY RIVALS TO AGAIN LEAD DEPENDABILITY STUDY

Lexus has underlined its engineering excellence and vehicle build quality standards by finishing on top of the influential US-based J.D. Power 2016 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) for the fifth successive year. The luxury carmaker achieved the feat by registering the least number of problems per 100 vehicles (PP100), again eclipsing a ...

LEXUS LAUNCHES ALL-NEW 2016 GS F SEDAN

Lexus has launched the all-new GS F to the Australian market, combining the performance and excitement of the F brand with the acclaimed midsize four-door GS sedan. The GS F is the second model to launch from the F division in 12 months, confirming Lexus' commitment to its high performance models ...

LC 500h TO FEATURE NEXT GENERATION LEXUS HYBRID POWER SYSTEM

The new Lexus LC 500h coupe announced earlier this week will feature the luxury brand's next generation hybrid power system, offering an enhanced driving experience with increased performance and efficiency. The LC 500h is the latest addition to the stunning LC premium coupe line first revealed at the North American International ...

LEXUS WINS SECOND SUCCESSIVE CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

Lexus has won the highest award for customer service excellence in the automotive industry from leading market research company Roy Morgan for the second year in a row. The luxury carmaker again led a prestigious field to win the Car Manufacturer category of the 2015 Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards. It ...

HEART RACING GS F TO KEEP DRIVERS' PULSES PUMPING

The all-new Lexus GS F high performance sedan will provide critical support during life-threatening emergencies in the 2016 V8 Supercars Championship as the series' new official medical car. The GS F combines a high performance powertrain featuring a 351kW V8 powerplant and a dynamic four-door sedan body to provide the pace ...

HYBRID-POWERED LC COUPE TO DEBUT AT GENEVA

Lexus will take the wraps off the hybrid version of its stunning LC luxury coupe at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The LC 500h is equipped with Lexus' next generation hybrid powertrain, the Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System, to provide enhanced driving enjoyment, performance and efficiency. The announcement of the ...

RC F GT3 PROGRAM GOES UP A NOTCH

The Lexus RC F GT3 will compete in the US-based IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2016, marking the next important step in the development of the purpose-built V8-powered race car. The RC F GT3 will be campaigned in the series by Michigan-based F Performance Racing, which is owned and operated by ...

RX A FIVE STAR SAFETY PERFORMER

Lexus' RX SUV line has achieved the highest possible five star safety rating from independent vehicle safety advocate the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) following extensive crash tests.

LC 500 ALREADY AN AWARD WINNER

Lexus' new LC 500 has scooped two significant awards at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, underlining the stunning coupe's impact on the automotive world since its unveiling this week.

ALL-NEW LEXUS LC 500 CONFIRMED FOR AUSTRALIA

Lexus Australia has confirmed local availability of the brand's new, production-ready flagship, the Lexus LC 500 coupe. The stunning four-seater, unveiled at this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, will launch globally in 2017.

FIRST INTERSECT OUTSIDE JAPAN OPENS IN DUBAI

The first Intersect by Lexus luxury brand experience space outside Japan opened this week in Dubai, UAE. Intersect by Lexus goes well beyond the concept of a dealership or traditional retail space, offering guests a unique luxury space where they can experience and immerse themselves in the Lexus brand without getting ...

LEXUS AUSTRALIA CLARIFIES POSITION ON MOTORSPORT

Lexus has clarified its position on participating in Australian motorsport, announcing it will continue to provide support vehicles to V8 Supercars but not enter the championship as a fully-fledged competitor.

LEXUS RC F AGAIN IN THE WINNERS' CIRCLE

The Petronas TOM's team Lexus RC F of Daisuke Ito and James Rossiter claimed victory in round five of the Japanese Super GT series last weekend in another strong showing for Lexus' motorsport program.

LEXUS DEBUTS NEW LX 570 AND GS 200t

Lexus' dynamic product rollout continued today with the unveiling of the new LX 570 luxury SUV and updated GS midsize luxury sedan line, which includes the new turbocharged GS 200t variant. The new model reveals coincided with The Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance, the premier concours event in the US held ...

LEXUS HOVERBOARD TAKES NEXT STEP

Lexus has released new video of the advanced Lexus hoverboard in action while revealing new images of the Lexus hoverpark and a key date in the launch campaign.

NEW VIDEO SHOWS LEXUS HOVERBOARD IN MOTION

New footage and imagery has been released showing the innovative new Lexus hoverboard. Lexus has produced a new clip that shows the hoverboard in motion for a new profile piece on pro skater and Lexus hoverboard test rider Ross McGo

LEXUS RC F GT3 WINS CLASS ON VLN SERIES DEBUT

Lexus' new RC F GT3 racecar underlined its competition credentials on the weekend with class victory on debut in Germany's VLN endurance series at the legendary Nurburgring circuit.

LEXUS RESPONDS TO LUXURY CAR TAX THRESHOLD INCREASE

Lexus Australia has reduced retail prices of certain Lexus models to pass on the benefit of the Australian Government's increase to the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) threshold. The LCT threshold from yesterday (July 1) applies to vehicles above $63,184 at a rate of 33 per cent. This marks a $1300 increase ...

IS SPORTS SEDAN TO FEATURE TURBO POWER

Lexus has expanded its turbo engine model line-up with the launch of the IS 200t sports sedan. IS will be the third Lexus vehicle to feature the luxury marque's innovative new 2.0-litre turbo engine following the launch of the the NX 200t compact SUV and announcement of the fourth generation RX ...

LEXUS ANNOUNCES SAFETY RECALL - SC430

Lexus has announced a recall of its SC430 vehicles built between May 2003 and December 2007 relating to the passenger side front airbag equipped with Takata airbag inflators. Lexus is still assessing the number of vehicles impacted in the Australian market. There have been no confirmed incidents or injuries reported to ...

LEXUS CREATES HOVERBOARD OF THE FUTURE

Lexus has partnered with world leading experts in super conductive technology to create one of the most advanced hoverboards ever developed. The Lexus hoverboard uses magnetic levitation to achieve frictionless movement, incorporating a highly advanced design that features liquid nitrogen cooled superconductors and permanent magnets. It is wrapped in a unique ...

RC F GT CONCEPT TO TAKE ON PIKES PEAK

Lexus will compete in this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with its all-new RC F GT Concept race car. The RC F GT Concept, which builds on the legacy of the IS F CCS-R that last ran at the legendary Pikes Peak International in 2013, will compete in the Time ...

GS F TO LIGHT UP GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

Lexus' highly anticipated GS F will be driven in public for the first time at the iconic Goodwood Festival of Speed event in the UK later this month. The GS F features a naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 powerplant and race-inspired technology, including Lexus' Torque Vectoring Differential. It will take to the Goodwood ...

LEXUS GETS BEHIND LOCAL FILM PRODUCTION

A new Australian feature film that Lexus has helped develop will make its world premiere at tonight's Sydney Film Festival, of which Lexus is also opening night partner and official luxury vehicle partner. The film, Ruben Guthrie, was written and directed by award-winning playwright, screenwriter and actor Brendan Cowell and shot ...

LEXUS NX-INSPIRED BIKE FEATURES AT GOOD DESIGN AWARDS

An innovative concept bicycle by Lexus will make its local debut at this week's Good Design Awards, of which Lexus is official vehicle supplier and principal partner. The NXB is the latest creative experiment by Lexus International and translates the design sentiment of the NX crossover compact SUV onto two wheels. ...

NEW ES AND RX 200t MAKE GLOBAL DEBUT AT SHANGHAI

Lexus unveiled the new ES luxury sedan and RX 200t - the turbo engine variant of the all-new fourth generation RX SUV - at the 2015 Shanghai International Motor Show today. New ES features an elegant and progressive styling package, enhanced luxury interior construction and new Lexus Safety System +, which ...

CLOTHING DESIGN WINS GRAND PRIX HONOUR IN 2015 LEXUS DESIGN AWARD

A clothing and accessories collection designed to act as a form of therapy has been announced as the Grand Prix winner of the 2015 Lexus Design Award at Milan Design Week - the world's largest design exhibition. Sense-wear, created by Dubai-based designers Emanuela Corti and Ivan Parati, was chosen as the ...

NEW ES TO DEBUT IN CHINA

The new Lexus ES luxury sedan will make its global debut at Auto Shanghai 2015 later this month. New ES will maintain the model line's elegance while conveying a more dynamic and luxurious experience. ES will be revealed on 20 April and will be on display at the Lexus booth in ...

NEW LEXUS RX BREAKS COVER IN NEW YORK

Lexus unveiled its all-new RX SUV at the New York International Auto Show today. The fourth generation RX features a redesigned, luxurious interior wrapped in a bold and chiselled body with Lexus-first styling cues. It combines the dynamic new look with exceptional on-road performance and new safety technologies, including the new ...

LEXUS TO UNVEIL ALL-NEW RX IN NEW YORK

Lexus will introduce its all-new RX at the 2015 New York International Auto Show next week. The fourth generation RX will make its global debut at a press conference in the Galleria at Jacob Javits Convention Center on Wednesday April 1 at 9:10am (Thursday April 2, 12:10am AEDT). The press conference ...

LEXUS NX LINE AWARDED FIVE STARS FOR CRASH SAFETY

The Lexus NX Line has been awarded the highest rating of five stars in a recently conducted Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) test. The NX crossover SUV features an advanced body and interior design as well as an extensive range of safety features to protect the driver and its occupants. ...

LEXUS DEBUTS LF-SA CONCEPT

Lexus pulled the wraps off its dynamic LF-SA Concept at the Geneva Motor Show today. The concept, which was designed by Lexus' Europe-based design studio ED2, is of an ultra-compact, sub-B segment, urban 2+2 and captures Lexus' passion for upcoming design trends in a bold and emotional execution. ED2 designers developed ...

ROY MORGAN NAMES LEXUS OWNERS AS 'MOST SATISFIED'

Strong customer satisfaction in Australia has helped Lexus win the automotive category of Roy Morgan Research's Customer Satisfaction Awards for a second time. The awards are based on Roy Morgan's Single Source survey, which is made up of information from approximately 52,000 Australians over the past 12 months. The Single Source ...

LEXUS TO REVEAL LF-SA CONCEPT AT GENEVA

Lexus will unveil its new LF-SA concept at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The LF-SA concept underlines Lexus' passion for upcoming design trends with a bold, emotional styling package. It is also a driver-focused vehicle, in keeping with the brand's focus on providing a dynamic and engaging experience behind the ...

LEXUS LAUNCHES ALL-NEW RC F COUPE

Lexus has grown its iconic F performance brand and added a new halo model to its range with the launch of the RC F coupe. The RC F is the third Lexus to wear the F badge, following the launch of the IS F in Australia in 2008 and the LFA ...

LEXUS ROARS INTO V8 SUPERCARS WITH RC F SAFETY CAR

The Lexus high powered performance RC F coupe will feature as V8 Supercars' official Safety Car in 2015 as part of a new partnership between the Japanese luxury marque and V8 Supercars, Australia's premier motorsport series. A Lexus GS 350 F Sport and an IS 350 F Sport will also be ...

LEXUS LAUNCHES THE TURBOCHARGED NX 200t

Lexus has expanded its recently launched NX Line with the addition of an important new first-for-Lexus turbocharged petrol engine. The Lexus NX 200t features a new engine which has been nine years in development and introduces technical innovations such as its Lexus-designed proprietary turbocharger and manifold. The extensive in-house development program ...

LEXUS INTRODUCES REVISED PRICING STRUCTURE

Lexus Australia has revised the pricing of key model lines following the implementation of Australia's new free trade agreement with Japan. Lexus will introduce reduced pricing on its CT, IS, ES, GS, LS, RX and LX model lines thanks to the removal of the existing five per cent import duty as ...

LEXUS ANNOUNCES 2015 GLOBAL MOTORSPORT PLANS

Lexus International has announced its continued participation in motorsport in 2015 while marking its commitment with the unveiling of a new motorsport logo. The upcoming Lexus RC F halo vehicle forms the basis of its competition vehicles for 2015. Continuing from 2014, Lexus Racing will compete in the premier category of ...

LEXUS INTRODUCES NEW TURBO ENGINE IN NX 200t SUV

Lexus will launch the cutting-edge technology and performance of its first ever turbocharged petrol engine in its highly specified NX small SUV at a price that represents strong value in the segment. The all-new 175kW engine brings a new performance dimension to the NX range and a power and equipment-to-price-ratio that ...

LEXUS UNVEILS GS F AT DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Lexus unveiled its latest high performance vehicle, the GS F, at the 2015 North American International Auto Show overnight. The much-anticipated GS F sports sedan combines opulence with the performance of a sports car, and joins the marque's high-performance 'F' line that includes the soon-to-be-launched RC F. GS F, which is ...

LEXUS ENHANCES LARGE SEDAN SAFETY, LUXURY AND CONVENIENCE FEATURES

Lexus has updated its large sedan range by adding new on-board and safety technology while also improving chassis rigidity. All Lexus LS and GS models benefit from the upgrades, headlined by the adoption of Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)*, ENFORM connected mobility services^, SD card-based navigation** that alerts drivers to speed ...

LEXUS TO UNVEIL NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE F MODEL AT DETROIT

Lexus has announced the addition of a second vehicle to its growing stable of F brand high performance models. Earlier this year the luxury manufacturer unveiled the RC F, a V8-powered performance coupe that will launch in Australia in February 2015. The newest Lexus F brand vehicle will make its global ...

LEXUS RC F TO TAKE FIGHT TO EUROPEAN PERFORMANCE RIVALS

Lexus will launch its latest high performance F vehicle next year with highly competitive levels of performance, equipment, innovative features and driving appeal at a price that significantly undercuts its nearest competitors. The Lexus RC F coupe - featuring a 5.0-litre V8 generating 351kW and 530Nm, track-developed chassis and cutting-edge styling ...

LEXUS LAUNCHES ALL-NEW RC 350 COUPE

Lexus has launched its all-new global coupe, the RC 350, the most emotive vehicle it has produced since the LFA supercar. It is the latest vehicle to herald the reinvention of the Lexus brand ahead of its 25th anniversary. As with other recent offerings from the marque, RC 350 takes Lexus ...

LEXUS 2+2 ROADSTER CONCEPT CAPTURES THE LIGHT IN LA

Lexus has unveiled its LF-C2 concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The LF-C2 concept is a highly styled 2+2 layout, and was conceived as a pure and simple sports coupe. As a roadster concept, LF-C2 does not have any kind of top covering the cabin. The exterior styling of ...

LEXUS TO DEBUT ALL-NEW LF-C2 CONCEPT AT LOS ANGELES

Lexus will unveil its new LF-C2 'open-air' concept model at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The unveiling is scheduled for November 19 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Centre. In addition to the physical debut, the LF-C2 concept will be given a simultaneous online global reveal through ...

LEXUS LAUNCHES ALL-NEW NX 300h SUV

Lexus has launched its first ever compact SUV, the all-new hybrid-powered NX 300h. Available from today, the all-new NX 300h brings together striking design and innovative technology to one of the most competitive segments in the luxury car market today. The NX 300h comes highly specified as standard and includes many ...

LEXUS INTRODUCES CATEGORY-FIRST HYBRID AWD SYSTEM

The all-new Lexus NX 300h will introduce an electronically-driven, rear-wheel all-wheel-drive system to the Australian compact luxury SUV class at its launch next week. The Lexus E-Four system, which debuted on RX hybrid models in 2006, features an additional electric motor at the rear of the vehicle and enables the rear ...

LEXUS FRESHENS UP IS, ES AND CT FOR SPRING

Lexus has added additional specification and splashes of colour to its IS, ES and CT models this spring. The updates include a range of cosmetic, usability and technology upgrades to the three vehicles. IS models receive a significant array of updates headlined by the addition of Rear Cross Traffic Alert to ...

LEXUS RC F DEVELOPS 351kW - NATURALLY

The Lexus RC F will launch a powerful assault on the luxury performance vehicle segment in early 2015, with the all-new coupe developing 351kW from its naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine. The new engine will develop almost 13 per cent more power than the IS F engine on which it is ...

LEXUS NX HAS PRICING AND SPECIFICATION ADVANTAGE

Lexus will launch its all new, highly specified NX 300h with innovative features like all-speed active cruise control, wireless phone charger*, reverse camera, satellite navigation**, DAB+ digital radio^, access to the Lexus Enform# suite of connected services and Lexus Hybrid Drive. Priced between its smaller (VFACTS SUV>$40K) and larger (VFACTS SUV>$60K) ...