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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...

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Lexus IS250, GS300 recalled for fuel pressure sensor fix
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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...


2017 Lexus IS facelift previewed ahead of Beijing debut
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2017 Lexus IS facelift previewed ahead of Beijing debut

A shadowy teaser for the updated 2017 Lexus IS sedan has been handed down ahead of the 2016 Beijing motor show, revealing at least two familiar tweaks in the process. Although a clear view of the full update is still to come, today’s teaser reveals a reshaped headlight design and a sharp new folder through each side of the front bumper...


BMW 330i v Jaguar XE 25t R-Sport v Lexus IS200t F Sport v Mercedes-Benz C250 : Comparison Review
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BMW 330i v Jaguar XE 25t R-Sport v Lexus IS200t F Sport v Mercedes-Benz C250 : Comparison Review

You’re on your way up the corporate ladder, and you need a compact executive car that befits your burgeoning status. Or, perhaps, you’re coming through the other side, flush and looking to downsize without scrimping on class. What do you buy? Tough question. Fact is, if you’re after a sporty and luxurious mid-sized sedan in Australia, you’re embarrassed with riches...


ANCAP crash test results: Five stars for Fortuner, Everest, Passat and more
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ANCAP crash test results: Five stars for Fortuner, Everest, Passat and more

5-Star safety rating for Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest, Toyota LandCruiser 200, Volvo XC90, Ford Ranger MkII, Volkswagen Passat, Lexus IS A quartet of brand-new models have picked up five-star ratings in the latest round of crash safety testing with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), while three others have had their top marks renewed...


Lexus IS built from cardboard is a driveable piece of art
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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...


2016 Lexus IS200t Review
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2016 Lexus IS200t Review

The Lexus IS looks familiar but the changes are under the bonnet, where the V6 from the 250 model has been replaced by a new 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder that is more powerful and more efficient.


2016 Lexus IS pricing and specifications
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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...


Jaguar XE pricing and specifications
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Jaguar XE pricing and specifications

The long-awaited Jaguar XE luxury sedan is here at last, and primed to take it up to dominant Germans such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3 Series. The Jaguar XE marks a return to this part of the market for the Indian-owned iconic British car-maker, six years after the demise of the Ford-based X-Type...


2015 Lexus IS Review : IS300h
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2015 Lexus IS Review : IS300h

How does the Lexus IS300h rate in the junior executive class?


2015 Lexus IS300h Review : LT1
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2015 Lexus IS300h Review : LT1

When you consider the Lexus brand, it’s fair to say two things will immediately spring to mind: benchmark luxury and a customer service ethic that is hard to surpass. These two core brand values have been at the very heart of Lexus DNA since 1983, when former Toyota chairman and founder, Eiji Toyoda, gave his engineers and designers the ultimate challenge – to build the best luxury car in the world...


Lexus RC F to be V8 Supercars safety car for 2015 season
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Lexus RC F to be V8 Supercars safety car for 2015 season

Lexus will have a role in the 2015 V8 Supercars season, but not as a participant. Rather, the marque will supply its Lexus RC F coupe as a safety car for this year's race fixtures. The use of the Lexus RC F as the racing series' official safety car is part of a broader partnership between V8 Supercars and Lexus...


Traditional Lexus buyers "love" the company's bold new design, says chief
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Traditional Lexus buyers "love" the company's bold new design, says chief

Existing customers love Lexus’ polarising new styling direction with the distinctive ‘spindle’ grille, says the Japanese company’s local chief executive Sean Hanley.  Traditionally a more conservative offering than price-point rivals such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz, the company has for a few years been hell-bent on sexing up its image and luring younger buyers with edgy styling...


Toyota recalls 1.75m vehicles around the world : 10,800 Lexus IS, GS, LS models affected in Australia
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Toyota recalls 1.75m vehicles around the world : 10,800 Lexus IS, GS, LS models affected in Australia

Toyota Motor Corporation has recalled 1.75 million vehicles around the world over three separate defects, including more than one million cars in Japan. The first recall relates to the fuel pipes of 759,000 Toyota Crown, Crown Majesta and Mark X models and Lexus IS, GS and LS vehicles produced between January 2005 and September 2010...


Lexus CT, IS, ES refreshed: safety, specification and price increases headline update
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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 IS350 Review
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Lexus IS350 Review

The IS350 is currenlty the pick of Lexus's rival for the 3 Series and C-Class.


Lexus to roll out more safety tech
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Lexus to roll out more safety tech

Lexus is seeking to bolster its safety credentials with the rollout of several “visibility technologies” on its sedan and SUV lines by early 2015.  The Japanese premium brand will make both blind-spot monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) — a sensor-based system that alerts the driver of oncoming traffic when backing out of a parking space — either standard or optional on its exiting and future models...


ANCAP says entry models should get same active safety gear as high-spec versions
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ANCAP says entry models should get same active safety gear as high-spec versions

ANCAP has this week awarded five stars to a trio of vehicles, but criticised their makers, as well as a host of other brands, for offering higher levels of safety equipment on flagship versions of various models than on the corresponding entry-level versions...


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...


North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year finalists announced
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North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year finalists announced

The finalists for the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards have been announced, with the list whittled down to three competitors in each category. Half of the finalists are General Motors products, while Chrysler, Acura and Mazda also managed to crack the list...