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Lexus extends its On Demand program to New Zealand

Lexus has announced it will offer the Lexus on Demand portion of its Encore Platinum program to Australian Lexus owners visiting New Zealand, in an effort to support the two-way travel bubble between the two countries. Via the Lexus app, the program will allow select Lexus owners to book and collect a loan car of their choosing from a variety of NZ airports, thereby skipping the typical rental car process...

2022 Lexus NX revealed in leaked promotional video

The 2022 Lexus NX has made its early (and unexpected) debut online, courtesy of a leaked promotional video shared on forum platform Reddit. The video – which was first published to YouTube, but later deleted – showcases the new mid-size Lexus SUV inside and out, revealing an updated exterior design clothing an overhauled cabin headlined by a pair of screens and the deletion of the current NX's controversial touchpad infotainment controller...

2022 Lexus IS500 F Sport Performance revealed with 352kW V8, not for Australia

The 2022 Lexus IS500 F Sport Performance has been unveiled – however, the V8-powered sedan has been designed "exclusively for the [left-hand-drive] North American market" and won't come to Australia. Lexus has answered enthusiasts' calls since the demise of the IS F in 2014 for a high-performance V8 version of the brand's IS mid-size sedan – with the new model scoring a new 'F Sport Performance' designation, between the existing 'F Sport' and 'F' badges...

2021 Lexus UX, NX and RX Crafted Edition price and specs

2021 Lexus UX, NX and RX Crafted Edition price and specs detailed Black exterior styling and longer standard kit lists headline changes UX Crafted Edition new for 2021, while the limited-edition badge returns to the NX and RX Pricing ranges from $55,075 to $86,136 Australian pricing and specification details for the 2021 Lexus UX Crafted Edition, 2021 Lexus NX Crafted Edition and 2021 Lexus RX Crafted Edition limited-run specials have been released...

Lexus teases new F Sport model – UPDATE: Teased again, and it's an IS!

UPDATE, 22 February 2021: Lexus has teased its upcoming F Sport model once again, this time releasing a photo of a red IS sedan's rear window, now surrounded by black trim – all but confirming the mid-size sedan will be the vehicle to receive the carbon-fibre engine cover teased last week...

2022 Lexus IS F, LS F and LC F due in November 2021 with up to 493kW – report

Lexus could be set to expand its F performance division later this year with a trio of V8-powered sedans and coupes, according to overseas reports. Japanese publication Best Car Web claims Lexus will launch three new F-badged, eight-cylinder performance cars in Japan in November 2021: the IS F, LS F and LC F...

Lexus teases electrified concept, hits hybrid sales milestone in Australia

An upcoming electric Lexus concept has been teased for the second time, with a full unveiling expected in the second quarter of 2021. The Toyota-owned luxury marque provided the first glimpse back in December 2020, with a darkened three-quarter image of the front fascia posted to Twitter (shown at bottom)...

2021 Lexus LS price and specs: Further refinements and more tech

2021 Lexus LS500 and LS500h range arrives Powertrain and suspension improvements for smoother driving Upgraded tech including enhanced safety Prices rise on the update, starting at $195,953 plus on-road costs The updated 2021 Lexus LS has arrived in Australia, and with it comes a suite of new technology...

2021 Lexus new cars

Lexus has remained inside the top 20 best-selling brands in Australia this year as the luxury car sector continues to reveal mixed results on the sales charts. Sales for the Japanese brand were down 13 per cent compared to the same period last year, shifting 7689 units to the end of November 2020 –1202 less than over the same period in 2019...

Toyota, Lexus all-electric SUVs teased, co-developed with Subaru – UPDATE

UPDATE, December 18, 2020: It appears the all-electric SUV from Toyota has a name: the BZ. Unearthed patent filings have revealed ten names have been registered by Toyota: BZ, BZ1X, BZ2, BZ2X, BZ3, BZ3X, BZ4, BZ4X, BZ5, and BZ5X. While it's unclear exactly which of the names will be given to the electric SUV rendered by Russian car website Kolesa, it's likely it will have the BZ prefix...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

It was a big year for automotive in 2020, with the exit of Holden, the cancellation of international motor shows and the Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers reduced their ranges, discontinued under-performers and replaced older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...