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Lexus wants to provoke envy in onlookers, says new branding chief

Lexus is well-known for offering high-quality vehicles and fantastic customer service, though the company recognises it doesn't spark the envy and admiration that its German rivals enjoy...

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Lexus LC F trademark hints at flagship performance coupe
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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...


Lexus LC500h features next-generation hybrid power system
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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 might make a convertible LC, but no F model before new V8 arrives
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Lexus might make a convertible LC, but no F model before new V8 arrives

The Lexus LC coupe could gain a convertible and a high-performance LC F companion down the track, but the drop-top is likely to appear well ahead of any hardcore go-fast model. Automotive News reports that a Lexus LC convertible is a strong possibility, and would be one of the first derivatives to emerge if Toyota decides to expand the LC range...


2017 Lexus LC500 review
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2017 Lexus LC500 review

Lexus has a new flagship, the LC500 - and it's not like any Lexus we've seen before, except for the LFA. And it goes as good as it looks.


Lexus LC 500 racer to replace RC F in Japan's Super GT series
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Lexus LC 500 racer to replace RC F in Japan's Super GT series

Lexus has revealed its new race car based on the upcoming LC500 coupe, ahead of the road car’s launch next year. The LC500 race car will make its competition debut in the Japanese Super GT500 series in 2017, replacing the current RC F race car...


Lexus LC detailed, on sale first half of 2017
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Lexus LC detailed, on sale first half of 2017

Koji Sato, the chief engineer of the Lexus LC, has described the company's new coupe as "possibly the greatest challenge since Lexus created the original LS". Part of this comes down to developing an all-new platform. In all, around 4000 people were involved in developing the LC. According to Sato, "The car and a completely new platform was delivered 12 months faster than the usual process"...


2017 Lexus LC500h revealed
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2017 Lexus LC500h revealed

The wraps have been taken off the Lexus LC500h hybrid coupe ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show. Under the car's resplendent blue body is a new take on the Toyota's hybrid drivetrain layout, dubbed Multi Stage Hybrid System, which has been developed for the company's performance-oriented vehicles...


2017 Lexus LC500h hybrid revealed ahead of Geneva debut
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2017 Lexus LC500h hybrid revealed ahead of Geneva debut

It wouldn’t be a Lexus if there weren’t a hybrid variant to go with it, and so now we have this: the Lexus LC500h hybrid sports coupe. But, apart from its new blue finish - the same trick last played with the LF-LC concept that preceded the LC500 - there’s little to know about this new hybrid variant’s power package...


Lexus LC500 vs Lexus LF-LC Concept: Styling Faceoff
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Lexus LC500 vs Lexus LF-LC Concept: Styling Faceoff

When a new model begins life as an exaggerated and highly stylised sketch, it's no stretch to imagine that the look of the later physical concept will bend a few less laws of physics. And, of course, the final road-going production model that follows - if production is confirmed at all - will usually do away with the concept's most awe-inspiring aspects...


Lexus LC500 Coupe revealed - UPDATE
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Lexus LC500 Coupe revealed - UPDATE

UPDATE, June 23 2016: Lexus has released a new video clip (above) for the LC that showcases its sonorous V8 engine. No, that’s not another version of the LF-LC – it’s the all-new Lexus LC500 Coupe, which looks a heck of a lot like the showcar that preceded it way back in 2012...


Lexus teases sporty Detroit debut: LC coupe coming? - UPDATE
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Lexus teases sporty Detroit debut: LC coupe coming? - UPDATE

UPDATE: Lexus has now added a short audio clip to its teaser package, embedded below. If there was any doubt before that this will be a new sports car...  Lexus has handed down a mysterious teaser for a new vehicle it will unveil at next week’s Detroit auto show, promising an “unprecedented Lexus world premiere”...


Lexus flagship coupe spy photos from around the Nurburgring
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Lexus flagship coupe spy photos from around the Nurburgring

The new Lexus flagship coupe has been spotted by our photographers in the town of Nurburg, Germany. These latest photos follow on from smartphone photos that were taken in late July and early August this year. The prototype pictured here seems to be wearing a similar amount of camouflage as the earlier vehicles that were spotted in California...


Large Lexus coupe's front-end photographed
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Large Lexus coupe's front-end photographed

Another photo has been published online showing a large Lexus coupe undergoing testing on public roads on the USA's west coast. This photo was submitted to Steering News by reader Daniel, and it shows the front-end of a large coupe that's well down the path to being production ready...


Large Lexus coupe photographed testing in California
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Large Lexus coupe photographed testing in California

A large Lexus coupe with plenty of visual similarity to the LF-LC concept has been spied testing on the west coast of America. Automotive journalist Matt Farah spotted the mysterious coupe out on the roads of California and posted these images to his Instagram account. Given the shape of the tail-lights and the wing mirrors, it's safe to assume that the vehicle seen here is a pre-production prototype Lexus coupe...


Lexus trademarks LC name in USA, Canada and Australia
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Lexus trademarks LC name in USA, Canada and Australia

Toyota's luxury marque has applied and received trademarks for the Lexus LC500 and Lexus LC500h names in the United States, Canada and Australia. Readers "Matt" and "k3vo" informed Lexus Enthusiast about recent filings by Lexus in these three jurisdictions...


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. Now Motor Trend is reporting that the LF-LC range will be spearheaded by a high performance F model...


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 LF-LC hybrid sports coupe concept at Detroit
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Lexus LF-LC hybrid sports coupe concept at Detroit

The Lexus LF-LC may have been leaked and teased more than any other vehicle in the lead-up to the 2012 Detroit motor show, but that hasn't taken any shine off today's official unveiling of the striking sports car concept. Lexus says the LF-LC 2+2 luxury sports coupe concept gives a glimpse of the brand’s future exterior styling, interior design and powertrain technology...