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Lexus is the luxury manufacturer founded 1989 in Japan and first sold to the US market. It apparently stands for Luxury EXports United States, however it has never been confirmed. The company is wholly owned by Toyota. There are 10 Lexus models available to the Australian market including the CT 200h, GS450h, IS F, IS250, IS350, LS600hL, LX570, RX350 & RX450h. The Lexus LF-A is set to move the brand into a new level of sophistication.
Lexus LF-LC production car to spawn 447kW twin-turbo V8 F variant - report

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Lexus LF-LC production car to spawn 447kW twin-turbo V8 F variant - report

The production version of the Lexus LF-LC is said to include a twin-turbocharged V8 variant with around 447kW of power. Last week, Lexus' European chief confirmed that a production car based on the Lexus LF-LC concept would go on sale in 2016...

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Lexus considering smaller models, including sub-NX SUV - report
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Lexus considering smaller models, including sub-NX SUV - report

Lexus is open to developing models below the CT200h hatch and the just-launched NX SUV. Speaking to Autocar magazine, Alain Uyttenhoven, head of Lexus Europe, hinted that a smaller-than-NX SUV both "made sense" and was "not impossible", although he declined to confirm or deny whether such a model was on the drawing board...


Lexus LF-LC: production flagship coupe set for 2016
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Lexus LF-LC: production flagship coupe set for 2016

A production version of the Lexus LF-LC concept will be released in 2016 to create a new flagship model for the Japanese luxury brand. Production of the 2012 show car was approved in 2013 but Lexus Europe had not confirmed until this week the year the 2+2 luxury sports coupe would go on sale...


Lexus NX 300h fuel consumption revealed
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Lexus NX 300h fuel consumption revealed

The new Lexus NX 300h hybrid SUV will use as little as 5.6 litres of petrol per 100 kilometres, with the Japanese brand claiming the new model will be the most efficient in its segment when it launches in October 2014. The new Lexus NX 300h is powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine teamed to electric motors that helps it produce 145kW of power...


Lexus NX : The Quick Guide to new Japanese luxury SUV
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Lexus NX : The Quick Guide to new Japanese luxury SUV

The Lexus NX will become the Japanese luxury brand’s first hasn’t-been-seen-before model since the CT hatch of 2010. NX becomes the fourth SUV to be offered by Lexus, joining the RX, GX (not sold in Australia), and LX. The Lexus NX is based on the platform on the Toyota RAV4, though isn’t obviously associated with its Toyota twin as with the Prado-in-disguise GX and LandCruiser-based LX...


Lexus NX Review
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Lexus NX Review

Lexus's smallest SUV is finally on the road. CarAdvice finds out whether the Q5, X3 and Evoque should be worried


Lexus NX Review: Japan's new luxury SUV driven
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Lexus NX Review: Japan's new luxury SUV driven

http://www.caradvice.com.au/295042/lexus-nx-review/?yt_desc - Read the full review here. Jez Spinks heads to picturesque Whistler in Canada to drive Lexus's boldly styled rival to the Audi Q5 and BMW X3...


Lexus focused on sustained growth, not beating Germans
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Lexus focused on sustained growth, not beating Germans

Lexus is targeting up to 10 per cent annual sales growth in Australia over the next five to 10 years, stating it’s not concerned where that places it in relation to its German luxury car rivals. Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz continue to prove elusive for Lexus locally, and each of the Teutonic triumvirate has recorded greater growth so far in 2014...


Lexus Australia lobbying for more F performance models
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Lexus Australia lobbying for more F performance models

Lexus Australia is pushing for more models wearing the Japanese brand’s high-performance F badge, with an emphasis on sedans and SUVs. The BMW M3-rivalling IS F released in late 2007 continues to be the only model Lexus has given the F performance badge, which is derived from the Fuji Speedway circuit in Japan...


Lexus’s first turbo heading for IS200t and beyond
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Lexus’s first turbo heading for IS200t and beyond

Lexus’s first ever turbo petrol engine will spread from the new NX SUV to other models, with CarAdvice sources pointing to the IS sedan as one of the certain beneficiaries. The 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder has made its debut in the Lexus NX that launched internationally this week in Canada...


Lexus NX set for $55-60K starting point
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Lexus NX set for $55-60K starting point

The Lexus NX will undercut its direct German rivals with a starting price in the $55-60,000 bracket, though the company says there are no plans to build an SUV any smaller. Lexus’s smallest SUV has made its international launch in Canada this week ahead of hitting local showrooms in November, when it will take on the likes of the Audi Q5 and BMW X3...


Lexus RX could become a seven-seater
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Lexus RX could become a seven-seater

The Lexus RX may be offered with an extra row of seating in the future to help differentiate it from the company’s new NX SUV. Toyota’s luxury arm staged the international launch of the new NX in Canada this week. Although the NX is smaller than the RX, it offers the same five-seat layout while there is also similar interior space and a bigger boot...


Lexus IS200t: Car maker files trademark for turbo sedan - report
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Lexus IS200t: Car maker files trademark for turbo sedan - report

Lexus looks set to add a turbocharged model to its compact IS range, following reports that it has filed to trademark the IS200t nameplate in the US. US publication Motor Authority reports the Lexus IS200t trademark was filed by the Japanese car maker with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on May 23...


Lexus RC350 and RC F Coupes confirmed for Australia by early 2015
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Lexus RC350 and RC F Coupes confirmed for Australia by early 2015

The Lexus RC Coupe has been confirmed for Australia by the start of 2015. The new RC Coupe has been confirmed to be sold here in two spec levels - the entry model being the RC350, and the top-end performance model being the RC F. The RC350 will be powered by a direct- and port-injected, all-alloy 3...


Lexus NX technological highlights revealed
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Lexus NX technological highlights revealed

The Lexus NX will bring some high-tech gadgets and gizmos never before seen in Australia when it launches in October 2014. The Lexus NX SUV, which made its Australian debut at the Good Design Awards overnight, will be the first car in the country to offer a wireless charging system for compatible smartphones and devices...


Lexus NX Australian Good Design Awards Reveal
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Lexus NX Australian Good Design Awards Reveal

Tony Crawford takes a first look at the Lexus NX at the Good Design Awards in Sydney, Australia.


Lexus LX570 Supercharger edition revealed
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Lexus LX570 Supercharger edition revealed

According to buyers in the United Arab Emirates, there's no such thing as excess - and that's where the new Lexus LX570 Supercharger edition comes in. The Gulf-focused Lexus LX570 Supercharger edition, as you may have guessed from the name, adds some extra grunt to its 5.7-litre V8 engine courtesy of a supercharger...


Lexus NX confirmed for Australia: turbo and hybrid models coming, but affordable base model ruled out
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Lexus NX confirmed for Australia: turbo and hybrid models coming, but affordable base model ruled out

The new Lexus NX compact SUV has been confirmed for Australia - but the brand won't be offering a budget-focused base model. The Lexus NX range will consist of the high-tech 2.5-litre petrol-electric NX300h hybrid model, which will arrive in the fourth quarter of 2014, while the NX200t with its all-new 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder is due here in the first half of 2015...


Lexus seven-seat SUV planned for 2016
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Lexus seven-seat SUV planned for 2016

The Lexus SUV range could soon include a new mid-size seven-seat model, according to reports out of the US. The Japanese luxury brand currently offers both the RX mid-size five-seat SUV and the much larger eight-seat LX model which is based on the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series, with the Toyota LandCruiser Prado-based GX model (not sold in Australia) splitting the difference...


Lexus NX officially revealed : NX200, NX200t, NX300h variants confirmed
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Lexus NX officially revealed : NX200, NX200t, NX300h variants confirmed

The Lexus NX has been officially revealed just hours after leaked images of the all-new premium mid-sized SUV appeared online. With its toned-down but still sharp and assertive styling largely uncovered by earlier leaks, the big news is in the additional details released by the Japanese car maker, which will present its new model in public for the first time at the Beijing auto show on April 20...


Lexus NX revealed: all-new SUV revealed in 300h F Sport guise
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Lexus NX revealed: all-new SUV revealed in 300h F Sport guise

Images of the Lexus NX have leaked online, revealing the production model’s interior and exterior styling for the first time days out from its official unveiling. The leaked car – scanned from the pages of L’automobile Magazine – is a Lexus NX300h F Sport: a hybrid variant of the Japanese manufacturer’s all-new mid-sized SUV fitted with the performance-themed styling kit...


Lexus CT200h Review
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Lexus CT200h Review

Lexus's hybrid hatch sharpens its value and styling to take on A-Class & Co.

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Lexus NX SUV teased ahead of Beijing debut
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Lexus NX SUV teased ahead of Beijing debut

The first image of the Lexus NX in production trim has been released ahead of its world premiere at the Beijing auto show later this month. Set to reach Australia either late this year or early in 2015, the Lexus NX will sit beneath the larger RX in the Japanese luxury car maker’s line-up, targeting the likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Range Rover Evoque...


Lexus to offer reverse-view camera standard on all models
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Lexus to offer reverse-view camera standard on all models

Lexus Australia has announced that from early April, all models across its range will come with a standard reverse-view camera. The Toyota-owned luxury arm made the announcement on the eve of the launch of its updated CT200h small hybrid hatchback, which is the final model in the Lexus range to gain the safety system as standard across its model line-up...


Lexus CT200h: facelifted hatch range retains  $39,990 starting price
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Lexus CT200h: facelifted hatch range retains $39,990 starting price

The refreshed Lexus CT200h is now available to order in Australia, with the hybrid-powered hatchback keeping its existing $39,990 starting price in a restructured line-up. Carrying over from the outgoing Lexus CT200h range, the freshly facelifted model will be offered in Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury variants, with Lexus Australia dropping the previous entry-level Prestige variant...


Lexus van reportedly in high demand
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Lexus van reportedly in high demand

A Lexus van is apparently in hot demand in Japan. One of the country's biggest Toyota and Lexus dealers has put in a request that such a vehicle be built on behalf of fellow dealers across Asia, according to industry journal Automotive News...


Lexus NX confirmed for 2014 Beijing motor show debut
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Lexus NX confirmed for 2014 Beijing motor show debut

The long-awaited Lexus NX compact SUV will make its production debut at the 2014 Beijing auto show, the Japanese luxury car brand has confirmed. The controversially styled sub-RX high-riding crossover will be revealed in full in April - although an image in a presentation has, if true, already given a lot away in terms of how the new NX will look (see below)...


Lexus RC F GT3: 400kW rear-drive coupe races to Geneva
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Lexus RC F GT3: 400kW rear-drive coupe races to Geneva

The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept will race into the halls of the Geneva motor show tomorrow as a preview of the Japanese brand's racing aspirations in 2015. With a tuned 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine from the IS F and RC F now producing  power "approaching 400 kilowatts" and a kerb weight of just 1250kg, the Lexus RC F GT3 Concept has been developed specifically to GT3 international racing standards...


Lexus RC350 F Sport revealed
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Lexus RC350 F Sport revealed

With more aggressive exterior styling and unique suspension changes, the Lexus RC350 F Sport variant has been shown before its public debut at tomorrow's 2014 Geneva motor show. Utilising the same 234kW/380Nm 3...


Lexus NX : production SUV previewed in presentation
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Lexus NX : production SUV previewed in presentation

The forthcoming Lexus NX appears to have been prematurely revealed during a presentation by Toyota USA president Jim Lentz. Though still presented with its 'LF-NX' concept name, the mid-sized SUV pictured in the low-resolution image is toned down significantly from the dramatic show car that debuted in Frankfurt last September (pictured below), suggesting it’s an accurate representation of the production car headed for global showrooms around the end of this year...