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Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

It's been 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 are reducing their ranges, discontinuing under-performers and replacing older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

2021 Lexus IS price and specs: New-look sedan here from November

2021 Lexus IS starts from $61,500 (before on-road costs) IS 300h Sports Luxury, 350 Luxury models discontinued Enhancement Packs integrated into model pricing list 19-inch wheels standard on F Sport hero models Australian pricing for the 2021 Lexus IS range has been announced today, revealing a more streamlined line-up – albeit with the addition of pre-defined 'Enhancement Pack' models to the range...

2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible price and specs - UPDATE: Australian photos

2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible on sale in Australia from $214,000 Only 10 examples of the Limited Edition coming to Australia Same monstrous 5.0-litre V8 engine that drives the coupe UPDATE: Lexus has at last made Australian photography available. With the exception of the roof-up photo at the bottom of this story, all images in this piece are now Australian-market cars – and we couldn't resist reviving the story...

2020 Lexus ES300h price and specs: Standard safety gets a boost

2020 Lexus ES300h sees prices increase ~1500-$2000 depending on variant Safety specification improved Three-variant range remains Priced from $62,525 to $77,000 plus on-road costs The 2020 Lexus ES300h has had a minor tweak to specifications, improving the mid-size luxury sedan's low-speed safety credentials, while also rolling out moderate price rises at the same time...

Lexus trademarks LBX model name in Europe

Lexus has recently filed trademark applications for the model name 'LBX', however it remains unclear what Toyota's luxury division intends to do with it. These applications were initially filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office on August 5, 2020. Lexus subsequently filed the same paperwork in Israel and Switzerland...

How big is the boot? Every SUV in Australia, ranked smallest to biggest

If you're shopping for an SUV, it's likely you want to know a few important things. A good number of seats, an ample amount of power, an affordable price point, reliability, safety and – possibly most importantly – how much of your life you can cram into the boot...

2021 Lexus LS facelift revealed, Australian timing confirmed - UPDATE

UPDATE: Lexus Australia has today confirmed the new-look, upgraded 2021 Lexus LS will make its way to Australia early next year. July 8: The 2021 Lexus LS update has been unveiled, bringing semi-autonomous driving tech and a number of performance improvements to the brand's flagship luxury sedan...

Lexus participates in Ipswich-based connected vehicle program

Lexus Australia is participating in an Ipswich-based program that aims to greatly reduce the prevalence and severity of road traffic accidents. The Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot, which is run by the Queensland government, uses sensors installed at 29 intersections to communicate with participating vehicles...

Lexus Australia hybrid sales on a roll

The local arm of Japanese luxury carmaker, Lexus, is riding the crest of a hybrid wave, with its range of electrified vehicles accounting for around 30 per cent of local sales. And while Lexus has confirmed its first all-electric vehicle, the crossover UX300e with 400km of range, will go on sale in China and Europe this year, it’s unlikely to make its way Down Under anytime soon...

Life of luxury: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus sales spike 

Popular luxury brands Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Lexus ended a two-year sales slump in June, posting massive gains as the overall market remained in decline. Mercedes posted its best monthly sales result in its history in Australia – reporting 4437 cars as sold, an increase of 31.4 per cent compared to the same month last year...

Lexus LC F project suspended, but new twin-turbo V8 lives on – report

Development of the Lexus LC F sportscar has reportedly been suspended, according to Japanese website Car Sensor. The flagship Lexus coupe was expected to launch in late 2020 with a twin-turbo V8, with some rumours suggesting the car would be all-wheel-drive. On June 22, Toyota announced it would be gradually slowing its Japanese assembly lines, blaming COVID-19 for shrinking sales and dwindling factory output...