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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...

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...

Struggle street: the cars yet to pass 25 sales so far this year

The new-car market has been competitive and cutthroat for a while, but the first half of 2020 increased the pressure to perform. With production delays due to coronavirus, a raft of exciting new models on the horizon, electric and hybrid cars upping their game and buyers facing financial limitations, every new vehicle on the market had to fight harder than ever to succeed...

2021 Lexus IS revealed in leaked images

Update, June 16: the new 2021 Lexus IS is now official. Full story here. The new-look 2021 Lexus IS has been revealed just hours ahead of its official unveiling, thanks to a set of leaked images that have appeared on Instagram and YouTube. The images, although low-quality (particularly the YouTube shots) offer a comprehensive look at what we'll see when the covers come off tomorrow morning...

2021 Lexus IS teased – UPDATE: June 16 unveiling confirmed

Update, June 16: the new 2021 Lexus IS is now official. Full story here. Update, June 15: The new IS has now been revealed through leaked photos. See our story here. Update, June 12: Lexus has now confirmed it will unveil the new-generation 2021 Lexus IS on June 16 at 9am, AEST...

2021 Lexus LC Coupe price and specs

The updated 2021 Lexus LC Coupe range has officially landed in Australian dealerships, with pricing starting from just under $200,000 for both the V8-powered LC500 and hybrid-powered LC500h. The flagship Lexus Coupe range will commence at $194,747 plus on-road costs for the LC500, which continues with its familiar 5...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

Although we're only a few months into the year, 2020 has already seen the exit of Holden, the cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show and 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...

Lexus celebrates 30 years in Australia

Toyota’s luxury vehicle division Lexus has celebrated 30 years in Australia after bringing its first cars to local showrooms in May 1990. Over its 30 year tenure in Australia, Lexus has sold a total of 142,931 new cars (as of April 2020) – with the Japanese brand setting its annual sales record of 9612 vehicles last year...

Lexus planning a Toyota Yaris-based SUV – report

Lexus is believed to be planning a city SUV based the new Toyota Yaris Cross (shown above and below), according to international reports. The new Lexus model will be named the ‘BX’, the report by AutoHome claims, and it is expected in showrooms in 2023. The Lexus BX is expected to adopt the same 1...

Lexus UX 300e electric SUV gets 1 million km battery warranty

Japanese luxury brand Lexus has announced its UX 300e – its first pure electric car – will come with a 1 million kilometre/10-year warranty for its battery pack. While the model is yet to be confirmed for sale in Australia, overseas customers will have more than twice the warranty coverage on the battery pack than for the rest of the car...