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Toyota aggressively ramps up electrification plans

Toyota wants to have electrified powertrains available across its entire range by 2025, and plans to sell more than 5.5 million electrified vehicles annually by 2030. Of those 5.5 million global sales, the company wants 1 million to be zero-emissions vehicles...

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Lexus leads luxury players for after-sales service
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Lexus leads luxury players for after-sales service

Lexus has outdone its German rivals for after-sales service in the JD Power Customer Service Index. The Japanese luxury brand scored 869 out of a possible 1000 points, a handy 17 point jump over last year, and 27 points above the industry average. A total of 547 owners who had bought a car in the past five years, and had it serviced at an authorised dealership in the past 12 months, were surveyed...


Touring Toyota's marvellous Motomachi and Lexus LC production
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Touring Toyota's marvellous Motomachi and Lexus LC production

I've seen my share of vehicle manufacturing facilities, and many are alike. Some are more heavily roboticised than others, many are remarkably pristine environments, most are sprawling sites best traversed by buggy, and each runs to a rigorous regiment. Not surprisingly, Toyota's Motomachi plant is all of these things...


Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept teased ahead of Detroit debut
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Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept teased ahead of Detroit debut

The Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept has been teased, ahead of its debut at the 2018 Detroit motor show in January. Given its unveiling is a month away, Lexus isn't particularly forthcoming with detail about the LF-1 Limitless, except that it is a "flagship crossover that redefines the boundaries of luxury", and "reflects the next genre in luxury crossover vehicles"...


2018 Lexus RXL revealed in LA
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2018 Lexus RXL revealed in LA

Lexus has taken the wraps off its new seven-seat RXL, set to arrive in Australia in February 2018.


2018 Lexus LX570 five-seater revealed, not coming to Oz
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2018 Lexus LX570 five-seater revealed, not coming to Oz

Lexus has unveiled a five-seat version of its LX570 four-wheel drive for the Los Angeles motor show, but it won't be coming to Australia. Under the skin, the five-seater is the same as the three-row car. That means power from a 5.7-litre V8 engine making 270kW and 550Nm of torque, hooked up to an eight-speed automatic gearbox...


2018 Lexus RX L unveiled, due in Oz from February
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2018 Lexus RX L unveiled, due in Oz from February

The three-row Lexus RX L has been unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, ahead of the a February 2018 arrival in Australia. As predicted earlier this year in Mag-X, the RX L features a rear-end that's 110mm longer than standard. The RX L measures a neat 5.0-metres long from head to tail, but there's no change to the standard car's 2790mm wheelbase...


2018 Lexus RXL confirmed for Los Angeles debut
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2018 Lexus RXL confirmed for Los Angeles debut

The Lexus RXL has been confirmed for its world debut at the Los Angeles motor show, which starts later this month. The new three-row, seven-seat crossover will be shown in RX350 guise, presumably powered by the brand's 221kW 3.5-litre naturally aspirated V6. There will also be a RX450hL model, but this will be unveiled at a later and yet-to-be-specified date...


Lexus LC500 and Lexus LFA, side-by-side
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Lexus LC500 and Lexus LFA, side-by-side

See the full article here. Even in this industry, there are those most cherished of cars like Lexus’s ultra-exclusive Lexus LFA Supercar, which only a handful of journalists have ever driven. So, when the opportunity came around for Alborz to push a Lexus LFA around a private test facility for the very first time, miraculously, his schedule freed up and he was on a plane bound for Sydney...


Video: Lexus LFA and Lexus LC500 together
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Video: Lexus LFA and Lexus LC500 together

Even in this industry, there are those most cherished of cars. Among them, unquestionably, is the ultra-exclusive Lexus LFA Supercar, which only a handful of journalists have ever driven. So, when the opportunity came around for Alborz to push a Lexus LFA around a private test facility for the very first time, his schedule miraculously freed up and he was on a plane bound for Sydney...


Lexus prepares its fleet for SEMA
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Lexus prepares its fleet for SEMA

Lexus has unveiled its hotted-up cars ahead of the SEMA show in Las Vegas. Along with a trio of LC500 coupes, the Japanese manufacturer will show a worked-over take on its luxury flagship, the LS F Sport. The first car is actually going to be sold in the USA, in a departure from the usual pie-in-the-sky madness on show at SEMA...


Lexus GS F, RC F limited editions announced, here in 2018
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Lexus GS F, RC F limited editions announced, here in 2018

The Lexus GS F and RC F limited editions have been revealed at the Tokyo motor show this week, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Japanese marque's 'F' performance division. Due to arrive Down Under in the second half of 2018, the GS F and RC F feature numerous cosmetic and equipment enhancements over their 'standard' counterparts...


Lexus LS+ Concept launched in Tokyo
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Lexus LS+ Concept launched in Tokyo

Lexus has whipped the covers off the LS+ Concept at the 2017 Tokyo motor show, providing a peek at how the Japanese marque envisions its luxury flagship of the future. Central to the concept is a suite of autonomous driving systems, designed to deal with driving from “entrance ramp to exit ramp on motor-vehicle-only roadways”...


2018 Lexus NX review
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2018 Lexus NX review

The Lexus NX mid-sized crossover offers a taste of achievable luxury to buyers used to mainstream brands. But despite some welcome tweaks, it's merely a solid option let down by some obvious flaws.

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$54,800 - $76,300

2018 Lexus NX pricing and specs
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2018 Lexus NX pricing and specs

Lexus has revealed pricing and specifications for the 2018 NX300 and NX300h, bringing new suspension tuning, sharper styling, more standard safety and a front-wheel drive option for F Sport buyers. The NX engine lineup remains unchanged for 2018. The NX300 (formerly NX200t) is still powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo making 175kW and 350Nm, hooked up to a six-speed automatic gearbox...


2018 Lexus CT200h pricing and specs
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2018 Lexus CT200h pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Lexus CT200h range have been announced this week, with the company's smallest model now kicking off at $40,900 before on-road costs (+$2150). Offsetting the price hike is a raft of visual, equipment and technology upgrades that should help the Lexus be more competitive in the premium small car segment...


New Lexus styling is 'deep simplicity', but no cookie-cutter
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New Lexus styling is 'deep simplicity', but no cookie-cutter

Speaking at the international launch of the fifth-generation Lexus LS sedan, Koichi Suga, the car's chief designer, laid out the design philosophy that will be seen on the next crop of vehicles from Toyota's luxury marque. In addition to being in charge of the LS's exterior design, Suga oversees the chief designers working on upcoming Lexus vehicles...


2017 Tokyo motor show: What to expect
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2017 Tokyo motor show: What to expect

The 2017 Tokyo motor show is almost upon us, with Japan's big show having slumbered since this time two years ago. The 2015 Tokyo motor show gave us the tiny Toyota S-FR concept, Nissan's Leaf-previewing IDS show car, the Subaru Impreza concept (now in production) and Viziv Future concept, Daihatsu's quirky Nori Ori and Tempo concepts, and a host of others...


Mystery Lexus concept to be unveiled at 2017 Tokyo motor show
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Mystery Lexus concept to be unveiled at 2017 Tokyo motor show

Lexus has confirmed it will debut a new concept car at the 2017 Tokyo motor show, which kicks off at the end of October. Beyond that, the luxury automaker has said precious little, leaving it open for us to speculate wildly about what this car might be. Above: Photo of Japanese magazine article about the LS F from Instagram user jzsinternational...


Hydrogen is the future, not battery-electric cars: Lexus
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Hydrogen is the future, not battery-electric cars: Lexus

Despite what you’ve heard from many major car corporations, and Tesla, electric vehicles are not the future, and never will be - according to Paul Williamsen, Lexus’s manager of global strategic communications - because the charging times will never fall to acceptable, practical levels. It’s “a simple matter of chemistry,” the company’s self-described “tech guy”, explains...