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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...

Lexus IS models join Takata airbag recall in Australia

A number of Lexus models have this week joined the the enormous ongoing Takata airbag recall. The company's local arm has been forced to issue a recall notice this week over fears the affected cars have been fitted with defective Takata airbag inflators. According to the car maker, the recall affects approximately 21,750 vehicles in Australia, built between 2005 and 2011...

2017 Lexus IS facelift unveiled - UPDATE

UPDATE: Lexus Australia has confirmed a 2017 local launch for the revised IS range. An updated version of the Lexus IS luxury sedan has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing motor show. The 2017 Lexus IS brings with it a revamped front-end design including newly reformed headlights that still sit proudly above those tick-shaped daytime running lights...

2016 Lexus IS pricing and specifications

The arrival of the turbocharged Lexus IS200t headlines a series of upgrades introduced for the 2016 Lexus IS range. First seen in the NX200t SUV, the Japanese luxury brand’s new 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine now makes its way into its mid-sized sedan, taking the place of the old 2.5-litre V6 in the IS250...

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 IS: four-wheel-steer F Sport ready for Oz

Lexus Australia is looking to introduce a four-wheel-steering version of the Lexus IS350 F Sport within two years. Claimed to be a more dynamic version of the existing Lexus IS generation on sale locally for six months, the upgraded model scores the same rear steering system from the Lexus GS...

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 revealed: aggressive design for premium mid-sizer

The 2013 Lexus IS has been revealed ahead of the all-new premium mid-sizer's world premiere at next week's Detroit auto show. The highly anticipated third-generation Lexus IS comes eight years after the launch of the outgoing second-gen model, and sports the most dramatic expression of the Japanese car maker’s new design language on a production car to date...

Lexus IS350 at AIMS 2010

The Lexus IS250 has been around for a while now, and one of main complaints critics gave the car was that it was perhaps underpowered. Now, Lexus has just launched the Lexus IS350 at the Motor Show in Sydney. Featuring a larger, 3.5-litre V6, the car now outputting a BMW 335i-chasing 228kW of power and 375Nm of torque...