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Lexus wants to provoke envy in onlookers, says new branding chief

Lexus is well-known for offering high-quality vehicles and fantastic customer service, though the company recognises it doesn't spark the envy and admiration that its German rivals enjoy...

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Lexus LX450d diesel launches in India, still off the cards for Australia
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Lexus LX450d diesel launches in India, still off the cards for Australia

Availability of the diesel-powered Lexus LX450d has expanded to the Indian market this week, but, despite being offered in New Zealand, it remains off the cards for Australia. Powered by the same 200kW/650Nm 4.5-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel engine offered in the related Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series, the 2.5+ tonne LX450d is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in a respectable 8...


2017 Lexus RX200t F Sport review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Lexus RX200t F Sport review

It's the first time we've seen the F Sport variant in the Lexus RX range. How does it stand up to its European rivals?

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$74,540 - $92,990

2017 Lexus NX200t Luxury AWD review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Lexus NX200t Luxury AWD review

Is the smallest Lexus SUV a real contender against premium and mainstream rivals?

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$53,550 - $58,140

2017 Geneva motor show gallery
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2017 Geneva motor show gallery

The 2017 Geneva motor show is done and dusted, leaving us with only fond memories and heightened anticipation for the arrival of newly revealed cars to Australian shores. On the ground in Geneva, our own David Zalstein ran about with the camera to help tell the story of the show for us back home...


2018 Lexus LS500h revealed
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2018 Lexus LS500h revealed

The Lexus LS500h, the second variant in the fifth-generation LS range, has been unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show. Unsurprisingly, the LS500h shares its hybrid drivetrain with the closely related LC500h coupe. Both models feature a new Multi-Stage Hybrid drivetrain with 264kW of total system power that uses a traditional automatic transmission instead of the company's usual e-CVT setup...


Lexus named top manufacturer for customer satisfaction in Australia
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Lexus named top manufacturer for customer satisfaction in Australia

Japanese luxury marque Lexus has been named the manufacturer of the year in the latest Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards. It's the third time in four years Lexus has taken out the title, winning in 2014 and 2015. "At Lexus, we pride ourselves on producing passenger cars and SUVs that exhibit the finest quality and craftsmanship," said Peter McGregor, chief executive of the company's local arm...


Lexus LC F heading to Tokyo with twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 - report
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Lexus LC F heading to Tokyo with twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 - report

Lexus is preparing an all-out LC F performance variant of its flagship LC coupe, complete with a 447kW twin-turbo V8 - according to a new report. Car and Driver cites a "source at Lexus", claiming the Japanese luxury marque will reveal the LC F at this year's Tokyo motor show in October. At the heart of the performance coupe will reportedly be a twin-turbocharged 4...


2017 Lexus IS300h Sport Luxury review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Lexus IS300h Sport Luxury review

The 2017 Lexus IS300h Sports Luxury is a comfortable and stylish luxury sedan, but its hybrid drivetrain option is outpointed by more modern rivals.

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Lexus LS500h confirmed for Geneva
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Lexus LS500h confirmed for Geneva

The new Lexus LC500h, hybridised companion to the twin-turbo V6 limousine revealed in Detroit last month, will make its global debut at March's Geneva motor show. That, however, is the extent of the information Lexus is releasing at this stage, so it remains to be seen which powertrain will drive the new LC500h...


2017 Lexus GS F review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Lexus GS F review

Lexus has updated its rear-driven V8 muscle car, the GS F, for 2017. But does the new adaptive suspension trickery improve the breed?

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Lexus LC F trademark hints at flagship performance coupe
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Lexus LC F trademark hints at flagship performance coupe

A year since the bold new LC coupe first debuted, confirmation of a trademark for the anticipated Lexus LC F has surfaced. Uncovered by overseas title Autoguide, the European-market trademark could be little more than a responsible step to safeguard the LC F name from other brands, but fans will be hoping for a new super coupe offering more than the LC500's already compelling 350kW and 530Nm 5...


2018 Lexus LS500, VW Buzz concept given EyesOn Design awards in Detroit
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2018 Lexus LS500, VW Buzz concept given EyesOn Design awards in Detroit

The recently-revealed 2018 Lexus LS500 limousine has been given the title of best interior design as part of the EyesOn Design Awards at the 2017 Detroit motor show. Designed by the Lexus Design Division in Toyota City, Japan, the LS500 is the fifth generation of the luxury marque's flagship sedan and was designed to "exceed expectations" of the company's customers...


2017 Lexus IS200t Luxury review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Lexus IS200t Luxury review

The 2017 Lexus IS200t Luxury is the cheapest version of the car available, but it doesn't feel cheap.

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017

Hi there, I’m Tegan Lawson and welcome to the CarAdvice News Desk. Let’s take a look at what’s been making headlines this week. The details of three Holden Commodore special editions have been released with production due to begin mid-year. Holden has confirmed it will shut down production at its Elizabeth plant, outside of Adelaide on October 20 of this year...


Lexus LC500h features next-generation hybrid power system
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Lexus LC500h features next-generation hybrid power system

Alongside the naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 in the all-new Lexus LC500 coupe which arrives on Australian shores in May, buyers will also be able to opt for the LC500h (above, right), which features a Lexus next-generation hybrid power system...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Lexus LC500 – same V8 engine, more torque, better sound
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Lexus LC500 – same V8 engine, more torque, better sound

When the Lexus LC500 touches down on local shores in May, buyers will be able to choose between two engines; a 5.0-litre V8 and a 3.5-litre petrol/electric hybrid. The high-revving V8 is also found in Lexus’ two other performance models; the RC F coupe and GS F sedan...


Asia's luxury brands planning EV rollout
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Asia's luxury brands planning EV rollout

Asia's luxury marques are looking to challenge the Germans in the premium electric car segment, with Lexus, Genesis, Acura and Infiniti hinting at plans to launch EVs in the near future. In a new report by industry journal Automotive News, executives from each company said they are all weighing electric vehicle offerings in response to a wave of new models coming from brands like Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW and Porsche...


2018 Lexus LS: Where's the hybrid Lexus is so known for?
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2018 Lexus LS: Where's the hybrid Lexus is so known for?

This week's big unveiling of the all-new 2018 Lexus LS, six years in the making, debuted a new evolution of the company's styling themes, all riding on a stretched version of the platform that underpins the new LC coupe. Lexus's showcasing of the new LS brought an additional surprise, however: a new twin-turbo 310kW, 600Nm V6 petrol engine...