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Automotive Industry Insights: Audi boss of pre-development automated driving

Mandy Turner and Mike Costello record the podcast inside a white 2020 Lexus RX350 F Sport. Mike covers November's new car sales figures, which saw the Mazda 3 and Ford Mustang perform poorly, and the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger 4x4 battle for top spot. We speak to Dr. Miklos Kiss, head of pre-development for automated driving at Audi AG, and Curt Dupriez compares the 2020 Kia Seltos GT-Line and Nissan Qashqai Ti...

Lexus UX300e revealed with 400km of range

Lexus has revealed its first-ever pure-electric vehicle, the UX300e, aimed squarely at the EV-friendly Chinese and European markets. With a 54.3kWh lithium-ion battery pack good for a claimed 400km of range on the more lenient NEDC test cycle, the 300e is powered by an electric motor making 150kW and 300Nm...

2020 Lexus LC500 Convertible revealed, confirmed for Australia

Lexus has unveiled just the third drop-top car in its 30 year history, the LC500 Convertible, ahead of its arrival in Australia during the second half of next year. Although its first two attempts – the SC430 and IS Convertible – weren't exactly showstoppers, the LC500 Convertible hits all the right notes on paper. For one, it's powered by a 5...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Lexus LS Inspiration pricing and specs

Lexus has revealed the LS Inspiration Series, a celebration of its flagship sedan's 30th birthday, priced from $198,922 before on-road costs in Australia. Based on the existing LS limousine, the Inspiration Series can be separated from the regular line-up by its 20-inch alloy wheels and the availability of 'Khaki Metal' green paint for the exterior...

Lexus EV launch date confirmed

Lexus will unveil its first-ever electric vehicle in arguably the most important electric market in the world, China, on November 22. Set to debut at the Guangzhou motor show, it's believed the first Lexus EV will be based on an existing production model. Which model remains to be seen, but based on the teaser image above the compact UX SUV seems most likely...

Lexus Australia confirms CarPlay/Android Auto rollout

Lexus has rolled out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across its line-up, but existing owners haven't been left in the cold. The ES mid-sized sedan and RX SUV were the first two models to get the technology in October, while the mid-sized NX SUV, range-topping LS sedan, and the RC and LC coupe line-ups have been outfitted with the system since November 1...

Lexus LC Convertible prototype visits Australia

The Lexus LC Convertible prototype has touched down in Australia to be displayed at the 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup.  Still wrapped in digital camouflage fresh from its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July this year, the body design looks almost identical to the concept revealed at the Detroit motor show earlier this year...

Lexus owner satisfaction rate tops the industry

Lexus will win Roy Morgan’s annual customer satisfaction award in the automotive market for the fifth time in six years, after achieving an almost-perfect 97 per cent rating in the most recently disclosed monthly survey. Nevertheless, Lexus Australia’s CEO Scott Thompson has told us of some imminent plans to enhance the company's existing ‘Encore’ customer care program to make things as “hassle free” for owners as possible...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Lexus LC Inspiration Series arrives from $205,512

Lexus Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the evergreen new LC Inspiration Series, available in strictly limited numbers and now on sale from $205,512 plus on-road costs. "Fewer than 10 units" will be offered in Australia, according to the company's local arm, available with the distinctive Khaki Metal green exterior paint and tan 'L-Aniline' leather upholstery...