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2020 Lexus CT to offer EV option to tackle Model 3 - report

Lexus is planning big things for its next-generation CT small car, with a new report claiming the brand will offer an electric variant to take on the likes of the Tesla Model 3. Auto Express quotes the company's European boss, Pascal Ruch, confirming a successor to its ageing Prius-based model, adding Lexus wants to offer "something different" to differentiate the CT from the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and BMW 1 Series...

2019 Lexus ES revealed

Lexus has unveiled its new mid-size ES sedan in a single image, ahead of a full reveal at the 2018 Beijing motor show next week. Described as "more than just a pretty face" in press materials, the ES runs with the Lexus Spindle Grille up front, flanked by headlights similar to those of the bigger LS sedan...

2019 Lexus ES headed for Beijing motor show

Lexus has teased the ES mid-size sedan ahead of the Beijing motor show, just days after the car's nose was leaked online. Described as "more than just a pretty face" in the press materials, Lexus has otherwise provided no information about the all-new mid-sizer. We know it'll have the brand's Spindle Grille up front, along with headlights inspired by the latest LS flagship...

2018 Lexus LS pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2018 Lexus LS range have been announced this week, with the all-new limousine to kick off from $190,500 before on-road costs. Offered in two trim levels and with two powertrain choices, the Lexus LS starts just under $5000 dearer than its predecessor, while also dropping all forms of V8 power from the line-up in favour of two V6 options...

2019 Lexus ES front end leaked

The front-end design of the next-generation Lexus ES has been leaked ahead of the car's expected debut later this month. A photo said to be of the new car's front fascia has been published by Al Muraba. This leak, reportedly from China, looks pretty much on the money, as it not only features a design heavily influenced by the latest LS sedan, but also matches up with spy photos we published in August last year...

Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know

The Takata airbag recall has become the largest automotive recall in history, affecting more than 100 million vehicles and nearly 20 automotive brands around the world. Among those are some four million vehicles in Australia. Globally, there have been 20 deaths linked to the scandal, and 230 serious injuries...

2018 Lexus LX450d pricing and specs

The 2018 Lexus LX450d has been priced and specified for Australia, starting at $134,500 before on-road costs. It's the first time the Japanese luxury off-roader has been offered Down Under in diesel form, utilising the 4.5-litre V8 twin-turbo diesel from the related Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series...

2018 Lexus RC, RC F pricing and specs

The updated 2018 Lexus RC range has been detailed for Australia, bringing upgraded infotainment and driver-assistance systems to the Japanese luxury coupe. Key changes for the new model year include the introduction of a larger 10.3-inch central infotainment display (up from 7...

Lexus can’t win on the same 'battlefield' as the three Germans

Lexus says its biggest challenge remains a lack of heritage compared to the 'big three' German luxury manufacturers, but it continues to focus on delivering a luxury brand and the associated experiences. Stop us if that sounds familiar...

Lexus: Autonomous vehicles ‘very dangerous’ in cities

Current autonomous technology isn't yet mature, and letting self-driving cars loose with 2018's systems is dangerous – at least, it is according to Lexus. Lexus international president, Mr Yoshihiro Sawa, told media the company doesn’t believe it’s being conservative with its rollout of autonomous driving features...

2019 Lexus UX revealed

Lexus has stopped the teasing and – finally – fully unveiled its compact UX crossover, set to challenge the likes of the Audi Q2, BMW X2 and Volvo XC40. With a new platform (GA-C, part of the TNGA family) and two new powertrains, this is a big car for Lexus. It's also the fourth addition to the local line-up in 18 months, as part of a product onslaught designed to revitalise the range...