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2018 Lexus LS500h revealed

The Lexus LS500h, the second variant in the fifth-generation LS range, has been unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show. Unsurprisingly, the LS500h shares its hybrid drivetrain with the closely related LC500h coupe. Both models feature a new Multi-Stage Hybrid drivetrain with 264kW of total system power that uses a traditional automatic transmission instead of the company's usual e-CVT setup...

Lexus named top manufacturer for customer satisfaction in Australia

Japanese luxury marque Lexus has been named the manufacturer of the year in the latest Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards. It's the third time in four years Lexus has taken out the title, winning in 2014 and 2015. "At Lexus, we pride ourselves on producing passenger cars and SUVs that exhibit the finest quality and craftsmanship," said Peter McGregor, chief executive of the company's local arm...

Lexus LC F heading to Tokyo with twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 - report

Lexus is preparing an all-out LC F performance variant of its flagship LC coupe, complete with a 447kW twin-turbo V8 - according to a new report. Car and Driver cites a "source at Lexus", claiming the Japanese luxury marque will reveal the LC F at this year's Tokyo motor show in October. At the heart of the performance coupe will reportedly be a twin-turbocharged 4...

Lexus LS500h confirmed for Geneva

The new Lexus LC500h, hybridised companion to the twin-turbo V6 limousine revealed in Detroit last month, will make its global debut at March's Geneva motor show. That, however, is the extent of the information Lexus is releasing at this stage, so it remains to be seen which powertrain will drive the new LC500h...

Lexus LC F trademark hints at flagship performance coupe

A year since the bold new LC coupe first debuted, confirmation of a trademark for the anticipated Lexus LC F has surfaced. Uncovered by overseas title Autoguide, the European-market trademark could be little more than a responsible step to safeguard the LC F name from other brands, but fans will be hoping for a new super coupe offering more than the LC500's already compelling 350kW and 530Nm 5...

2018 Lexus LS500, VW Buzz concept given EyesOn Design awards in Detroit

The recently-revealed 2018 Lexus LS500 limousine has been given the title of best interior design as part of the EyesOn Design Awards at the 2017 Detroit motor show. Designed by the Lexus Design Division in Toyota City, Japan, the LS500 is the fifth generation of the luxury marque's flagship sedan and was designed to "exceed expectations" of the company's customers...

Lexus LC500h features next-generation hybrid power system

Alongside the naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 in the all-new Lexus LC500 coupe which arrives on Australian shores in May, buyers will also be able to opt for the LC500h (above, right), which features a Lexus next-generation hybrid power system...

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...

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?

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

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"...