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DESIGN AWARD TRIUMPH FOR NEW LEXUS LS

The new Lexus LS 500 has been honoured with the 2017 EyesOn Design Award for interior design excellence on its world debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

LEXUS REIMAGINES FLAGSHIP LS SEDAN

Lexus is promoting its next-generation flagship LS sedan as a vehicle that will exceed expectations by delivering a new level of flagship luxury in every aspect.

RECORD SALES FOR LEXUS IN 2016

Luxury carmaker Lexus has set a new record for sales in Australia after achieving a fifth consecutive year of sales growth in 2016.

GLOBAL DEBUT FOR LEXUS LS AT DETROIT

The fifth generation Lexus LS flagship saloon will make its world debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month.

LEXUS ON BRINK OF UNPRECEDENTED SALES

Luxury carmaker Lexus is set to break into new sales territory with customer deliveries on target to surge beyond an unprecedented 9,000 vehicles for the year.

LEXUS LC COUPE PERFECTED BY TAKUMI CRAFTSMEN

The supreme quality and finish that will distinguish the new Lexus LC coupe is a credit to the company's world-renowned Takumi master craftsmen, according to the car's chief engineer. Mr Koji Sato said the luxury brand's detail-obsessed artisans are overseeing the key stages of production for the flagship LC coupe, just ...

LEXUS MAINTAINS RECORD PACE

Lexus has continued its record-breaking sales momentum with its strongest October result in nine years, according to official figures released today. The luxury brand delivered an impressive 923 passenger cars and SUVs last month - second only to a stellar four-figure result achieved in October 2007.

LC THE MOST TORSIONALLY RIGID LEXUS EVER

The all-new Lexus LC coupe is the most torsionally rigid vehicle the luxury marque has ever produced, according to the flagship car's global chief engineer Koji Sato. Mr Sato said the LC featured levels of rigidity that surpassed even that of the limited production LFA V10-powered supercar.

LEXUS EXPANDS LUXURY RX SUV LINE

Lexus has expanded its luxury RX mid-size SUV line with the addition of F Sport and Sports Luxury variants of the turbo model. The move aligns the RX turbo offerings with the V6-powered RX 350 and the hybrid RX 450h, which already offer F Sport and Sports Luxury variants in addition ...

SALES RECORD FOR LEXUS

Lexus Australia has established a new September sales record with strong results across its range of passenger cars and SUVs. September is the second consecutive month and the fifth time this year that Lexus has achieved record monthly sales. The latest result propels Lexus sales so far this year to 7,018 ...

LEXUS UX CONCEPT INTRODUCES HOLOGRAM-STYLE DISPLAYS

The Lexus UX Concept, making its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, presents a vision for imaginative, forward-thinking technologies that will provide vehicle occupants with a fully immersive experience. The radical interior of the Lexus UX Concept reveals floating hologram-style displays for the driver's instrument binnacle and centre console, ...

LEXUS KINETIC SEAT CONCEPT: WORLD PREMIERE

Lexus is set to unveil a new kinetic seat concept that showcases a raft of advanced features and use of cutting-edge, synthetic spider silk materials. The radical seat concept, which will debut at the Paris Motor Show on September 29, incorporates a revolutionary fibre net construction that re-evaluates the principles of ...

LEXUS AUSTRALIA TO RECALL LEXUS RX200t, RX350 & RX450h

Lexus Australia has announced a recall involving approximately 113 Lexus RX vehicles produced between November 2015 and February 2016. The recall is due to a condition affecting the passenger side front airbag.

PARIS REVEAL FOR LEXUS UX CONCEPT

Lexus announced today that its latest concept vehicle, the Lexus UX Concept, will make its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show late this month.

LEXUS DELIVERS RECORD AUGUST SALES

Lexus Australia has achieved record monthly sales for the fourth time this year with the strongest August performance in the luxury brand's 26-year history. The result further strengthens the record-breaking momentum for Lexus with January-August sales in 2016 reaching an all-time high of 6,318 vehicles - more than 400 ahead of ...

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 ...