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Lexus Hybrid Batteries Reliable

If you've ever thought about buying a hybrid car, you must have thought to yourself, what about the batteries? I mean its one thing to have your car's battery fail on you as thats easily replaceable, but its another to have the battery which literally powers the engine to die on you...

Lexus LS460 2007

Toyota's Luxury arm Lexus has unveiled its luxurious LS460 at the Australian International Motor Show. The LS460 is the fourth generation of the LS400 series and is a completely new vehicle.The new flagship of the luxury Lexus marque and the most highly specified luxury sedan ever built by Lexus, LS460 will go on sale in Australia in the first half of 2007...

Lexus is number 1 in Quality

I have to stop thinking of Lexus as a poor mans Mercedes. Its really hard you know, once you have that perception of a car brand its so hard to change your mind. Its the same with Kia and Hyundai, I nearly choked on my food last week when I saw a black Hyundai Sonata going past, my initials thoughts "gee thats a nice mercedes" ... yep...

Lexus RX400h launched

Lexus today launched the world's first hybrid petrol-electric luxury SUV, in Australia. The Lexus RX400h. You wonder why companies like GM and Ford are going out of business whilst the likes of Toyota, Honda and other Japanese car manufacturers are enjoying steady growth? Perhaps its got something todo with the fact that a great deal of money has been spent investing in alternative fuel technologies? So the RX400h offers the only alternative to those not wanting to buy a fully petrol or diesel powered SUV...

Lexus LS460 Delayed

I write a little bit some two weeks ago about the Lexus LS460 being launched in Australia later in the year (Nov 2006), despite all my praise and Lexus' claim that the car will be here soon, CarsGuide reports today that the Lexus LS460 will be delayed! I mean if you simply sit down and think, that the LS460 is going to come with an EIGHT speed automatic...

Lexus SC430 Safety Upgrade

Lexus today announced that it had increased the passive safety features of its SC430 retractable hardtop coupe, by adding an additional two SRS airbags. The new and improved Lexus SC430 will come with a driver and front passenger knee SRS airbags. So alltogether the Lexus SC430 now comes with a tota of six SRS airbags as standard equipment – driver and front passenger SRS airbags, front seat side airbags, and knee airbags...

Lexus LS460

Lexus Australia today announced the launch date of its new generation flagship, the Lexus LS460 in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2006...

Lexus IS500 2007

Spy shots of the new Lexus IS500 have appeared on the net. The bigger brother of the IS300, the IS500 is set to be released in Japan sometime later this year. No official (or unofficial) news regarding the Lexus IS500's arrival in Australia. We can only hope this car makes it down under sometime soon. Why do I care about a luxury Toyota? Well, because its powered by a 5...

Lexus RX400h Hybrid SUV

Toyota's luxury arm Lexus is set to continue to expand its hybrid vehicle family with the introduction of the Lexus RX400h SUV in September 2006. Lexus has been on the full offensive with Luxury hybrids have only introduced the Performance Hybrid Sedan the Lexus GS450h only four months ago. The Lexus RX400h will be Australia's first luxury performance hybrid SUV...

BMW, Mercedes, Lexus and Hyundai?

You know it was only about 5 years ago that I used to still laugh at anyone driving a Lexus, just another Toyota I used to say, just another Toyota, and surely then, it was just another Toyota, made in the same factory with the same parts just in a different shell and some more equipment, the Lexus brand (which if you are interested, stands for Luxury EXport to the United States) was largely ridiculed for trying to compete with the likes of BMW, Mercedes Benz and other European rivals...