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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...

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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...


Lexus Sport Yacht concept unveiled: Japanese brand floats a new idea with sexy boat
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Lexus Sport Yacht concept unveiled: Japanese brand floats a new idea with sexy boat

Japanese luxury car brand Lexus has floated a new idea of how it could expand its presence in the prestige segment, with the new Lexus Sport Yacht concept. The new 12.7-metre long, 3.8m wide yacht revealed in Florida by Lexus chief branding officer Akio Toyoda (yes, the same Akio Toyoda that runs Toyota!) is said to "demonstrate how the luxury automotive brand could expand into new areas of lifestyle and recreation"...


Lexus expands Takata airbag recall: LFA and IS models added
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Lexus expands Takata airbag recall: LFA and IS models added

Lexus has announced it will recall a further 2166 vehicles in Australia as part of the global Takata airbag recall controversy. Lexus Australia has added 2166 more cars to the recall list, with that figure including 100 IS F models, 260 IS250C convertibles, 565 IS250 sedans, 1231 examples of the IS350 and even 10 Lexus LFA supercars...


Lexus patents UX name in Europe, seven-seat RX to lob later this year – report
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Lexus patents UX name in Europe, seven-seat RX to lob later this year – report

It appears Japanese premium marque Lexus is expanding its SUV range, with the production version of the striking UX concept and a seven-seat version of the popular RX in the works, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar reports the company has already filed patents for UX model names – including UX200, UX250 and UX250h – which is set to replace the ageing CT hatch...


Lexus LC500: 'The most rigid chassis Lexus has ever built'
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Lexus LC500: 'The most rigid chassis Lexus has ever built'

Not only is the Lexus LC500 coupe the first car to be developed on the marque’s new front engine/rear-wheel drive platform, dubbed ‘Global Architecture – Luxury’, it’s also the most torsionally rigid production car ever produced by the luxury Japanese marque. That makes it 60 per cent more rigid than the GS performance sedan, and stiffer even that the highly-prized, limited-build LFA supercar...


2017 Lexus RX450h F-Sport review
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2017 Lexus RX450h F-Sport review

The RX450h follows the Lexus theory of packing as much standard gear into the starting price as possible. At 100 grand though, the F-Sport variant is pushing into serious money territory.


Lexus Australia keen on UX compact SUV
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Lexus Australia keen on UX compact SUV

Official word on a production schedule for the recently revealed Lexus UX compact SUV remains elusive, but the company's local arm is understandably keen to see it come to life. Unveiled at last year's Paris motor show, the UX offered the market a first look at Lexus's intentions for the increasingly popular compact SUV category of the world's luxury car market...


Lexus LS: Autonomous driving not a priority
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Lexus LS: Autonomous driving not a priority

Lexus boss Tokuo Fukuichi spoke proudly in Detroit today of the technology packed into the company's new-generation LS flagship, but one technology we shouldn't expect to see in the near future is any level of advanced autonomous driving...


2018 Lexus LS500 revealed in Detroit with powerful new twin-turbo V6
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2018 Lexus LS500 revealed in Detroit with powerful new twin-turbo V6

More than 10 years since its predecessor first appeared, the all-new 2018 Lexus LS500 has been revealed at this week's Detroit motor show – but that badge doesn't represent a V8 engine. Confirmed for a first-half Australian launch in 2018, the latest LS brings new looks, new technologies, a new platform and a brand-new heart...


Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016
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Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...


Lexus might make a convertible LC, but no F model before new V8 arrives
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Lexus might make a convertible LC, but no F model before new V8 arrives

The Lexus LC coupe could gain a convertible and a high-performance LC F companion down the track, but the drop-top is likely to appear well ahead of any hardcore go-fast model. Automotive News reports that a Lexus LC convertible is a strong possibility, and would be one of the first derivatives to emerge if Toyota decides to expand the LC range...


2017 Lexus LC 500 Australian details confirmed ahead of May launch
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2017 Lexus LC 500 Australian details confirmed ahead of May launch

The all-new 2017 Lexus LC flagship coupe is expected to arrive in local showrooms from May, with a choice of two drivetrains. Visually, the two variants are largely identical, bar the badging, but under the bonnet these coupes are two entirely different propositions. The performance heart of the LC500 is Lexus’s proven naturally aspirated 5...


2014-2016 Lexus NX200t and NX300h recalled for brake hold fix
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2014-2016 Lexus NX200t and NX300h recalled for brake hold fix

Lexus has issued a recall for 6856 of its 2014 to 2016 NX200t and NX300h SUVs over concerns the brake hold function may not operate as intended. According to the Japanese marque, the parking brake in affected vehicles may not automatically apply in certain situations - like when the driver's seat belt is unfastened - due to improper programming - which could cause the vehicle to roll unexpectedly, posing an accident hazard...


SUVs overtake passenger cars in luxury market
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SUVs overtake passenger cars in luxury market

In news that won’t surprise anyone who’s driven past a private school around home-time, luxury SUVs are the fastest-growing vehicle type by sales in 2016. Indeed, in the premium market, they're the new 'mainstream'. According to November figures, yearly sales in the small, medium and upper large luxury SUV segments are up about 50 per cent apiece over 2015...


2017 Lexus LC500 review
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2017 Lexus LC500 review

Read the full article here. While it might look like the 2012 LF-LC concept car, this is the production version, the Lexus LC 500 coupe, and it goes as good as it looks. Buyers can choose between a high-revving 5.0-litre V8 or a new-generation hybrid that marries 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine; electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack - to a four-speed automatic gearbox mounted behind the hybrid transmission...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 9, 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with your CarAdvice news update. Here’s what’s been making headlines this week. The 2018 Holden Commodore has been revealed. Official images have been released showing what our first fully imported Commodore will look like. Just hours before the official release, the 2018 Holden Commodore liftback and wagon were snapped with barely any camouflage while shooting a promotional video...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 2016

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...


2018 Lexus LS teased ahead of Detroit unveiling
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2018 Lexus LS teased ahead of Detroit unveiling

The fifth-generation Lexus LS has been teased ahead of its official debut at next year's Detroit motor show in January. From the teaser image above we can see that Lexus' new flagship sedan will stick with the brand's signature spindle grille design, tick-shaped LED driving lights, and thin headlight arrangement...