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First Lexus electric car to headline rollout of five new models in six months

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First Lexus electric car to headline rollout of five new models in six months

The first ever pure electric car from Toyota's luxury brand Lexus is due in showrooms later this year as part of a massive rollout of new models. Lexus says it will launch five new cars in Australia in six months – and discontinue three previously popular models as it embarks on a major overhaul...

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Lexus says goodbye to performance cars... for now
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Lexus says goodbye to performance cars... for now

The shock decision by Lexus to axe the IS sedan and RC coupe in Australia later this year also draws the curtain on the company's performance division that was shaping up to be a rival to Mercedes-AMG, BMW M, and Audi RS. After 12 short years, the Lexus F range of performance cars will reach the end of the road in Australia...


Axed: Lexus IS sedan, RC coupe and CT hatch to be dropped from local line-up
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Axed: Lexus IS sedan, RC coupe and CT hatch to be dropped from local line-up

Toyota's luxury division Lexus has been forced to withdraw the IS mid-size sedan, the RC coupe and CT hybrid hatchback from the Australian market from 1 November 2021 due to toughening safety standards. Lexus Australia chief executive Scott Thompson confirmed the demise of the three models at the Australian preview of the all-new NX mid-size SUV due in November...


Lexus Australia customers can now access free loan cars when holidaying in New Zealand
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Lexus Australia customers can now access free loan cars when holidaying in New Zealand

Owners of Lexus cars in Australia can now access a free loan car when holidaying in New Zealand. An expansion to the Lexus Encore Platinum ownership program, introduced from this month, means VIP members can access a free loan of a Lexus vehicle four times across the three-year membership period, for up to eight days at a time...


2021 Kia Sorento long-term review: Introduction

2021 Kia Sorento long-term review: Introduction

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2022 Lexus NX revealed, Australian launch due November 2021
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2022 Lexus NX revealed, Australian launch due November 2021

The 2022 Lexus NX mid-size SUV has been unveiled in Japan this week. Lexus claims the new-generation NX is more advanced and spacious inside, and more engaging to drive; qualities it hopes will win more Australian buyers as Lexus strives to overtake the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60 in the premium mid-size SUV segment...


The conspiracy keeping self-driving cars off our streets
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The conspiracy keeping self-driving cars off our streets

Autonomous vehicles will end car ownership, bring multinational companies to their knees, and result in a global unemployment pandemic. Here’s why.


Your driving skills under the microscope

Your driving skills under the microscope

Mercedes-AMG makes some of the fastest road cars available, but if you really want to experience what these cars are capable of you need a racetrack. So I joined an AMG Driving Academy day at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit to put AMG’s fastest cars through their paces. What I didn’t realise was that I would be under the microscope as well, and with nowhere to hide...


Victoria’s EV user tax is a lost opportunity
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Victoria’s EV user tax is a lost opportunity

This latest decision by Victoria, to discriminate against zero-emission vehicles and add further taxation layers to an already overtaxed transportation system in desperate need of an overhaul, is an embarrassment for the whole country. In case you haven’t heard, Victoria has become the first state to introduce a tax on electric, hydrogen and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV)...