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2015 Lexus NX, RX recalled

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2015 Lexus NX, RX recalled

Lexus has recalled more than 2,009 NX and RX SUVs produced between May and December 2015, over concerns faulty airbag sensors could cause the inflators to deactivate. The luxury marque says two manufacturing issues could cause an insulation layers of the system IC chips to peel over time, creating an open circuit...

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2018 Super Bowl LII car ads: Watch them all here
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2018 Super Bowl LII car ads: Watch them all here

Sometimes, advertisements are the only thing keeping us engaged in the Super Bowl. Thankfully, the on-field entertainment was up to scratch in yesterday's Philadelphia Eagles win. In this writer's opinion, yesterday's crop of automotive ads were a bit, well, flat. One piece will be remembered for being a bit tone deaf, and for using words deeply out of context...


Lexus LC500 on the Great Ocean Road

Lexus LC500 on the Great Ocean Road

Picture your ideal grand tour. If your name is Paul Maric, it probably involves an Aston Martin and a Californian highway. Mandy is all about Beetles, while Trent Nikolic ticked 'classic Mercedes-Benz on the Pacific Coast Highway' off the bucket list. They're all wrong, though, because the perfect grand tour involves a Lexus LC 500, the Great Ocean Road, and a date...


2018 Lexus NX300h 2WD F Sport review
Rating: 6.610 /10
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2018 Lexus NX300h 2WD F Sport review

The 2018 Lexus NX brings a styling and equipment update for the new year, but is it enough to compete with impressive all-new competitors such as the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60?

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Lexus LC Convertible, LC F on the way - report
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Lexus LC Convertible, LC F on the way - report

Lexus has reportedly signed off on a convertible version of the LC, while an LC F performance hero also looks set for production in the coming years. According to a new article by the UK's Auto Express, internal sources claim the drop-top LC has already been approved, while the 'F'-branded version is looking likely for production as well...


2018 Lexus LS: Interior works of art
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2018 Lexus LS: Interior works of art

The new Lexus LS hasn't quite made it to Australia yet, but that hasn't stopped the Japanese marque from showcasing the intricate pieces and trims that are available for the limousine's plush interior ahead of its local launch in April. Headlining the interior is the availability of beautiful moulded glass panels inspired by Japanese kiriko glass, contrasting with stitched leather upholstery, metal door handles and hand-pleated silk surfaces...


2018 Lexus CT200h F Sport review
Rating: 5.910 /10
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2018 Lexus CT200h F Sport review

Lexus’s ageing sports-luxury hybrid hatch has been given an update for 2018, though familiar issues remain.

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$50,400

2013 Lexus IS added to Takata airbag recall
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2013 Lexus IS added to Takata airbag recall

Lexus has issued a recall for 698 vehicles across its 2013 IS model line as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. This latest notice is due to the front passenger airbag inflators in affected vehicles, which may be susceptible to moisture intrusion over time. If the condition occurs, the airbag inflator assembly may rupture when deployed, posing a risk of serious injury, even death, to the vehicle's occupants...


Lexus Australia welcomes Scott Thompson as new CEO
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Lexus Australia welcomes Scott Thompson as new CEO

Lexus Australia has this month welcomed Scott Thompson as its new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Peter McGregor as head of the Japanese luxury marque's local arm. Thompson returns to Australia after two years as a senior executive with Toyota and Lexus in the US, working as the general manager of marketing for Toyota Motor Sales USA from early 2016...


Lexus doesn't want everyone to love its design
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Lexus doesn't want everyone to love its design

Lexus is well aware of how polarising its styling has become; the man who led the design process on two of the brand’s most arresting concept cars says that’s kind of the point. Kevin Hunter is the president of Toyota’s Calty Design Research studios, located in California and Michigan, that created the LF-LC concept (which morphed into the LC flagship coupe) and the just-released LF-1 Limitless crossover concept...


Japan owned the 2018 Detroit motor show
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Japan owned the 2018 Detroit motor show

Michigan may well be home to the ‘Big Three’ US brands, but the North American International Auto Show held in Detroit this week had a strangely contrarian element. The three most interesting concept cars - the lifeblood of any self-respecting motor show - were produced by brands with Japanese roots: the Infiniti Q Inspiration, Lexus LF-1 Limitless and Nissan Xmotion...


Lexus small electrified crossover taking shape, CT hatch on the outer
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Lexus small electrified crossover taking shape, CT hatch on the outer

As expected, Lexus is odds-on to scrap the CT small hatchback and replace it with a small crossover SUV sharing some bits with the Toyota C-HR, to better capitalise on demand at the lower end of the luxury market. The CT200h is Lexus’ smallest car, and also its only vehicle sold exclusively with a petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain...


Lexus LF-1 Limitless crossover concept debuts in Detroit
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Lexus LF-1 Limitless crossover concept debuts in Detroit

Lexus has taken the covers from its LF-1 Limitless concept car, which previews a potential flagship crossover of the future, and signals the overall design direction of the Japanese luxury brand for the next model cycle. It comes two decades after Lexus debuted the RX at the same motor show, in Detroit - a vehicle it claims is still the segment’s top seller despite nearly 50 new competitors lobbing since then (it’s #5 in Australia)...


Toyota reveals new autonomous prototype for CES
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Toyota reveals new autonomous prototype for CES

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has revealed its new-generation autonomous prototype for this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), dubbed Platform 3.0. Based on the previous-generation Lexus LS600h L, the new driverless vehicle platform features a better integration of autonomous driving systems into the car's design, along with greater capabilities over previous prototypes...


Lexus CT200h recalled for fuel tank fix
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Lexus CT200h recalled for fuel tank fix

Lexus Australia has recalled the CT200h to fix an issue with the fuel tank. According to the Japanese marque, the resin weld connecting the fuel tank and inlet pipe may not be to specification. As a result, part of the resin weld could peel off, causing fuel to leak and, in the worst case scenario, increase the risk of fire...


Lexus LF-1 Limitless front end previewed
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Lexus LF-1 Limitless front end previewed

The Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept has been teased for a second time, ahead of its debut at the 2018 Detroit motor show. While the original teaser, released at the beginning of this month, showed off the crossover's swoopy rear end and elongated tail-lights, today's instalment reveals the concept's lighting signature up front...


Toyota aggressively ramps up electrification plans
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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. Should the goal be met, more than 50 per cent of all Toyota and Lexus vehicles sold would feature some form of electrification...


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 regimen. 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"...