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Lexus IS250, GS300 recalled for fuel pressure sensor fix

Japanese luxury marque Lexus has recalled its model-year 2005-07 year IS250 and 2004-07 GS300 and sedans over concerns that a potential fuel leak that could start a fire. The recall affects 7300 IS250s produced from August 2005 through September 2007 and 1000 GS300s built from December 2004 to August 2007...

Lexus IS built from cardboard is a driveable piece of art

Artists commissioned by Lexus UK have come up with a one-off full-size Lexus IS sedan created entirely from cardboard. Dubbed the Lexus Origami Car, the cardboard IS was designed and created by London-based firm LaserCut Works and Scales and Models, and took around three months to build...

Lexus IS200t launched with 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine - UPDATE

The Lexus IS200t will become the third model confirmed with the Japanese company's 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. Following in the treadmarks of the Lexus NX200t and the forthcoming Lexus RX200t, the new IS200t utilises a marginally uprated version of the same four-pot turbo engine producing 180kW of power at 5800rpm (5kW more grunt than it does in the NX) but the same amount of torque (350Nm from 1650-4400rpm)...

Weekend deals on wheels for May 30

It’s time for the latest Weekend Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. Fiat Panda Pop - $14,500 drive-away Ok, it’s not powered by the great little TwinAir two-cylinder turbo engine that sounds vaguely like a hornets nest, but a Fiat Panda Pop for $14,500 drive-away looks like an interesting deal to consider...

Lexus CT, IS, ES refreshed: safety, specification and price increases headline update

Added safety, increased pricing and minor specification tweaks lead changes to a refreshed Lexus CT, IS and ES line-up. As reported by CarAdvice back in August, the latest update sees Lexus boost the active safety package of certain models to include Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) – a system designed to alert drivers to oncoming traffic from the rear...

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 turbo-four aims to beat BMW for torque; larger and smaller turbos coming

Lexus has confirmed it will aim for its forthcoming 2.0-litre turbocharged engine to beat the same-capacity BMW engine for torque and match the company's current 380Nm 3.5-litre V6. Speaking at the Tokyo motor show following the reveal of the LF-NX Turbo concept (below) – in which Lexus’s first-ever turbo engine made its debut – Lexus group manager of product design Teru Ogawa said that “in terms of torque, we are now aiming to achieve the same level as a V6 engine”...

Lexus IS250, IS350 increase X factor

The Lexus IS250X and IS350X have been launched in Australia, with the two special editions receiving added features, technology and new driveaway prices. Both the Lexus IS250X and Lexus IS350X, priced at $58,990 driveaway and $64,990 driveaway respectively, are based on the entry-level Prestige variants that cost $55,800 and $63,108...

2013 Lexus IS: hybrid to join Australian range from Q3

The 2013 Lexus IS has been unveiled at the Detroit auto show, sporting sharp styling, a supercar-inspired cabin, greater practicality and a brand new hybrid option. All three variants of the third-generation Lexus IS – the IS250, IS350 and the new petrol-electric IS300h – will go on sale in Australia from the third quarter of this year, some eight years after the outgoing second-gen model first arrived in 2005...

Lexus RC350: Australian trademark filing hints at new sports coupe

Lexus has trademarked three new alphanumeric codes in Australia, including one that is believed to reveal the name of the Japanese luxury marque's new sporty Lexus IS-based coupe. The federal government's IP Australia website reveals Lexus' parent company Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) applied to trademark the name 'Lexus RC350' on November 2, and had its application approved on November 6...

2013 Lexus IS: sharper premium sedan hits the road

The all-new Lexus IS has been spotted testing in Europe ahead of the third-generation premium mid-sized sedan's launch in 2013. The new Lexus IS can't come soon enough for the Japanese manufacturer, which is struggling to keep pace with German rivals Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz with the second-generation model that is now more than seven years old...

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