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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...

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...

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, Australian launch due late 2020

The covers have come off a refreshed 2021 Lexus IS sedan this morning, making official the images that leaked online this week. Debuting a sharper and more resolved take on the 'L-Finesse' styling themes of its predecessor, the new IS sedan looks set to bring a tougher and more imposing image on the road...

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...