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2017 Lexus GS F and RC F get adaptive suspension upgrade, increased pricing

The 2017 Lexus GS F sports sedan and 2017 Lexus RC F sports coupe have been upgraded with the company's Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) system. AVS electronically monitors and controls the damping force at all four wheels simultaneously, based on driver preferences and the road conditions...

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Lexus RC F coupe joins New South Wales Police fleet
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Lexus RC F coupe joins New South Wales Police fleet

New South Wales Police has unveiled the latest edition to its crime-fighting squad: the V8-powered Lexus RC F. The Japanese high-performance coupe has been provided on loan to NSW Police by Lexus Australia as part of a campaign aimed at promoting safer roads and increasing community engagement...


2016 Lexus RC200t Review
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2016 Lexus RC200t Review

The new entry-level turbocharged Lexus RC200t Coupe is an intriguing proposition...


2016 Lexus RC Coupe pricing and specifications: Entry-level turbo model added, prices adjusted
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2016 Lexus RC Coupe pricing and specifications: Entry-level turbo model added, prices adjusted

The 2016 Lexus RC Coupe is now in Australia, and it brings with it a budget-friendly price tag and a new turbo petrol engine. The Lexus RC200t brings the starting price of the Lexus coupe down to a new level, starting from $64,000 plus on-road costs. That price slots the 200t Luxury model below the existing RC350 Luxury, which has seen a price jump to $67,000 from $65,610...


‘Sports’ car sales plummet in October
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‘Sports’ car sales plummet in October

Sales of dedicated sports cars fell off a cliff last month, with industry database VFACTS recording a 23.6 per cent drop over the same month in 2014. This statistic is a significant outlier, given sports car sales as a whole are down by a comparatively modest 3.8 per cent for the year so far. Naturally, the concept of a ‘sports car’ is a slippery one...


Lexus Australia rules out V8 Supercar entry “at this stage”
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Lexus Australia rules out V8 Supercar entry “at this stage”

Lexus Australia has ruled out any initial entry into the V8 Supercar racing series, although the company’s local chief has again confirmed interest in the coming ‘Gen2 Supercar’ regulations. Revealed in December last year, the Gen2 program will see a number of changes made to the long-running racing series from 2017, opening the door to coupe bodies and different engine cylinder counts, among other revisions...


2016 Lexus RC200t revealed, Australian launch confirmed for December
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2016 Lexus RC200t revealed, Australian launch confirmed for December

The number of turbocharged options in the Lexus range has grown again this week, with the international debut of a new entry-level RC 200t coupe. Joining the NX 200t SUV, the newly announced IS 200t sedan, and the big new RX 200t, the fresh turbo coupe will enter below the V6-powered RC 350 and the powerhouse V8 RC F flagship...


Lexus RC F GT Concept will tackle 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
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Lexus RC F GT Concept will tackle 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

The Lexus RC F GT Concept will be the luxury marque's entrant in this year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb. According to Lexus, the RC F GT Concept weighs around 1420 kilograms or at least 360kg less than the road going RC F coupe, thanks in part to a stripped out interior and the use of expensive lightweight materials throughout...


Lexus RC F to launch from $145,000 driveaway
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Lexus RC F to launch from $145,000 driveaway

The high-performance Lexus RC F coupe will cost $145,000 driveaway when it hits Australia in February. CarAdvice learned of the price tag through a Lexus representative who was standing alongside an RC F on display at the weekend’s Cavallino Cars and Coffee event in Terrey Hills in Sydney...


Lexus LF-C2 concept emerges, previews RC convertible
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Lexus LF-C2 concept emerges, previews RC convertible

The topless Lexus LF-C2 concept made its public premiere in the suitable surrounds of Los Angeles today after a drawn-out teaser campaign, previewing a road-going 2+2 roadster version of the dashing RC coupe.  Fitting Lexus’ brief to add some stylistic edge to its range, the LF-C2 “Grand Tourer” is proof positive that Lexus wants to return to the fold against the BMW 4 Series convertible sooner rather than later...


Lexus RC event in Japan cancelled due to "insufficient interest"
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Lexus RC event in Japan cancelled due to "insufficient interest"

In an embarrassing twist, Toyota Japan last week apparently cancelled part of a press event for the sexy Lexus RC F halo coupe — not one we were down to attend, thankfully — citing “insufficient attendance”.  According to industry news bible Automotive News, Toyota’s luxury brand cancelled the event because not enough press had accepted invitations to turn up to one of the waves, a half-day event for business and foreign media...


Lexus RC F : 351kW, 550Nm from new 5.0L V8
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Lexus RC F : 351kW, 550Nm from new 5.0L V8

The Lexus RC F will be powered by a newly developed Yamaha-built naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 that brings more power and improved fuel efficiency with the ability to switch to the Atkinson cycle. Lexus’s next-generation 5.0-litre V8 will debut with the new RC F when it goes on sale in February next year and it will become the first non-hybrid vehicle in the world to utilise the Atkinson cycle when there’s limited demand for power and torque...


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...


Lexus Australia lobbying for more F performance models
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Lexus Australia lobbying for more F performance models

Lexus Australia is pushing for more models wearing the Japanese brand’s high-performance F badge, with an emphasis on sedans and SUVs. The BMW M3-rivalling IS F released in late 2007 continues to be the only model Lexus has given the F performance badge, which is derived from the Fuji Speedway circuit in Japan...


Lexus RC350 and RC F Coupes confirmed for Australia by early 2015
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Lexus RC350 and RC F Coupes confirmed for Australia by early 2015

The Lexus RC Coupe has been confirmed for Australia by the start of 2015. The new RC Coupe has been confirmed to be sold here in two spec levels - the entry model being the RC350, and the top-end performance model being the RC F. The RC350 will be powered by a direct- and port-injected, all-alloy 3...


Lexus RC F : new coupe to be brand's most powerful V8 ever
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Lexus RC F : new coupe to be brand's most powerful V8 ever

The Lexus RC F will become the most powerful V8 sports car in the Japanese car maker's history when it makes its official world premiere at next week's Detroit auto show. Lexus uncovered its dramatically styled RC F performance coupe overnight with a full image gallery that shows off every angle of its razor-sharp exterior and high-tech, high-luxury cabin...


Lexus: New Cars 2014
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Lexus: New Cars 2014

Details of the new additions to Lexus Australia's showroom in 2014. Lexus CT200h facelift (first half) Bringing the premium hybrid hatchback into line with the luxury Japanese car maker’s ‘L-Finesse’-styled line-up, the facelifted Lexus CT200h arrives locally in the first half of 2014 spruiking improved dynamics, comfort and driveability...


Lexus teases next 'F' model
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Lexus teases next 'F' model

A new Lexus F model has been teased ahead of its unveiling at the Detroit auto show next January, anticipated to be the long-rumoured V8-powered flagship of the Lexus RC coupe range. Teased in a single image released by Lexus, the upcoming F model, finished in a vivid shade of blue, is believed to be the Lexus RC-F confirmed by IS and RC chief engineer Junichi Furuyama last November...


Lexus RC confirmed for Australia late 2014, convertible and V8 to follow
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Lexus RC confirmed for Australia late 2014, convertible and V8 to follow

The Lexus RC coupe is less than a year away from landing in Australia, the local division of the luxury car brand hopes, with petrol hybrid and V6-only power initially destined for the Japanese BMW 4 Series rival. Following its online reveal earlier this month, the Lexus RC coupe made its official public debut at today's Tokyo motor show, confirming a sleeker profile, longer nose and sharper lines than the Lexus IS sedan on which it's based...


Lexus RC coupe: full gallery released
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Lexus RC coupe: full gallery released

New images of the Lexus RC have been released following this week's unveiling of the new compact sports coupe prior to its November 20 Tokyo motor show debut. Effectively a two-door version of the IS sedan, the Lexus RC is confirmed for local showrooms, though, timing is yet to be announced. The all-new coupe will be offered in two specifications: the 2...