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Lexus is the luxury manufacturer founded 1989 in Japan and first sold to the US market. It apparently stands for Luxury EXports United States, however it has never been confirmed. The company is wholly owned by Toyota. There are 10 Lexus models available to the Australian market including the CT 200h, GS450h, IS F, IS250, IS350, LS600hL, LX570, RX350 & RX450h. The Lexus LF-A is set to move the brand into a new level of sophistication.

Lexus Reviews

Digital instrument clusters through the ages

The age of the gauge is over. Nowadays, screens are taking over. Most modern cars employ some of digital display to present vehicle data. Audi could be considered pioneers of this modern-day trend, having implemented one of the first, customisable fully-digital instrument clusters, in the third-generation Audi TT. They are not an entirely new thing, however...

Remember these cars? Well, you can still buy 'em new

Yes, we can still confirm the Mitsubishi Lancer is no longer on sale (but we like to double-check every now and then). But there are still plenty of models lingering around among all the new or relatively fresh metal in showrooms – vehicles that most people had forgotten were actually still available...

2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible review

The Lexus LC500 Convertible arguably looks even more attractive than the hardtop variant, such is the sleek styling. It's both beautiful and practical – a typical Lexus hallmark.

2020 Lexus ES300h Sports Luxury long-term review: Farewell

After three months of effortless motoring, we bid a fond farewell to our Lexus long-termer.

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Lexus Videos

Video: Lexus LF-30 electrified concept walkaround

As Lexus prepares to introduce its first all-electric car to Australia, we take a look into the future of the brand's electrification plans. RELATED: 2021 Lexus UX300e – Australian launch detailed...

Video: 2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible review

From the moment we first saw it, there was no doubt that the Lexus LC500 was a beautifully styled sports coupe, and as you tend to do when you see a beautiful coupe, thoughts drift to what it might look like with the roof removed from the equation. Or more accurately, a roof that can be removed from the equation when the mood takes you.

Video: 2020 Lexus LC500 Convertible walkaround

Soon, Australians will have their first-ever chance to drive Lexus's elegant LC500 in drop-top form, when the LC Convertible lands here in June 2020. While we can't drive it just yet, we can show you how good it looks and sounds, so join us for this in-depth walk-through of the third convertible in Lexus' three-decade history. First published June 4, 2020...

Video review: 2020 Lexus LS500h F Sport

Lexus has been a remarkable success story in Australia, especially when you consider the difficulties a brand like Infiniti has had in this market, and the 2020 Lexus LS500h F Sport is a timely reminder that Japanese luxury sedans from the Lexus stable are as good, if not better, than any of the competition.

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Lexus Comparisons

2020 Toyota Camry SL hybrid v Lexus ES300h Sports Luxury comparison

They're siblings from different mothers, but is the premium commanded by the Lexus ES300h justified against its twin-under-the-skin, the Toyota Camry SL hybrid?

Large luxury SUV review: 2020 Audi Q7 50TDI v Lexus RX450hL comparison

If you’re after seven-seat practicality merged with luxury, technology and engines that aim to balance performance and efficiency, Audi and Lexus are competing for your money.

Premium SUV comparison: 2019 Range Rover Evoque v Jaguar E-Pace v Lexus UX v Volvo XC40

Has the past year been kind to these fancy little premium SUVs? Let's take another look. This story was first published in August 2019.

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Lexus News

US study names the car brands with the best reliability in 2020

An annual survey ranking the most reliable car brands in the United States has crowned Mazda as the manufacturer with the best record in 2020. Every year, Consumer Reports – an independent product testing and research agency – ranks car brands according to their reliability scores, which are ascertained via the agency's own testing of at least two models in a manufacturers' line-up...

2021 Lexus RC price and specs: Subtle improvements for the sports luxury coupe

2021 Lexus RC300 and RC350 gain a number of minor improvements Transmission and suspension upgrades to improve on-road dynamics New safety tech and electronic parking brake added Extra $100 added to prices, from $67,990 plus on-road costs to $81,236 plus on-road costs The 2021 Lexus RC sports coupe has been updated for the new year, with a number of subtle upgrades designed to improve the driving experience...

Video: Lexus LF-30 electrified concept walkaround

The Lexus LF-30 electrified concept may be far from a production car, but you can consider it a blueprint for the multitude of electrified models the Japanese marque plans to roll out before 2030. First shown at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, the LF-30 made its way to Melbourne, Australia, for the first time in November 2020 to serve as a guest of honour at the 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival...

2021 Lexus UX300e electric SUV: Australian launch timing confirmed

Lexus has announced its first-ever all-electric vehicle, the UX300e small SUV, is coming to Australia, landing in showrooms from November 2021. First launched in overseas markets earlier this year, the UX300e remained unconfirmed for the Australian market until November 9, when Lexus Australia CEO Scott Thompson announced it will land in line with the 2021 Melbourne Cup, of which Lexus is a major sponsor...

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Lexus Owner Reviews

2012 Lexus IS F review

So the day comes to finally get one of my dream cars; a 2011 MY12 Lexus IS F. It's absolutely immaculate on the outside, beautiful on the inside and well serviced. It couldn't have been a more perfect car for the price. I've always been a fan of fast luxury mid-sized sedans with big motors. With the IS F you get the beautiful sound of a 5...

2019 Lexus IS350 F Sport review

I was a happy, one-eyed BMW owner for twenty years but eventually became tired of the increasingly excessive service costs ($850 to supply and fit four sets of disc pads) and turned to the internet to research an alternative luxury sport ride. A 2011 Lexus IS350 looked the goods with its punchy V6 engine, pin point handling and sumptuous leather interior...

2019 Lexus UX200 Luxury EP1 review

I purchased in Sept 2019 and have done 8000kms. My UX200 is the base model with options of metallic paint and Enhancement Pack 1 (power tailgate, wireless charging, cornering lamps, headlight washers, metal scuff plates and privacy glass). Although it is a base model it is absolutely loaded to the gills with equipment. Drive-away price was around $53,000...

2010 Lexus IS F review

IS Fs fly under the radar a bit, which I like. People either don’t know about them or think they’re an IS250/350. That is also fine by me. Before the IS F, I had a Renault Megane Sport 225 Cup with some engine and suspension modifications, and it was a really fun car to drive. However, I wanted a V8 and started looking around, when the IS F caught my eye...

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