Many manufacturers are now closing in on both the overall industry target of 130g/km of CO2 and their own individual targets. However, some are still miles away and may have to cap sales to avoid unaffordable fines There are now seven manufacturers below the overall target figure of 130 g/km of CO2. However, each manufacturer has an individual target based on the average weight of its models. Hence the variance from its own target is far more ... [more]
Lexus has launched the Lexus IS 250 and 200d Advance, a new version of its IS sports saloon that comes laden with extra features at an exceptional value price. The Lexus IS 250 and 200d Advance are on sale now. In addition to the regular SE specification, the new IS 250 and 200d Advance models come equipped with a hard disc drive (HDD) satellite navigation system, rear parking camera, heated electrically adjustable front seats, front and rear ... [more]
Lexus has introduced a series of styling, technical and equipment revisions that further strengthen the full hybrid GS 450h’s appeal in the premium saloon market. It has rationalised the model line-up into two equipment grades – SE and SE-L – and introduced new exterior colour choices, alloy wheel designs and interior trims. The GS, powered by a smooth and ultra-efficient combination of a 3.5-lire petrol V6 and a compact 650V electric motor, d... [more]
Number of formal expressions of interest in Lexus LFA supercar is already greater than the limited production run of just 500 cars
The Lexus LFA is designed to deliver the supreme driving experience, powered by a mid-front mounted 4.8-litre V10 engine that produces 552bhp for nought to 62mph in just 3.7 seconds. Hand built in strong but ultra-lightweight carbon fibre material, it represents the pinnacle of advanced automotive design and engineering. Since it was unveiled to the public at the Tokyo motor show, the Lexus LFA has been greeted by critical and public acclaim w... [more]
Warranty Direct has revealed the most and least reliable pre-owned 4x4 and SUV cars on the market. The analysis is based on Warranty Direct’s database of 150,000 policies on cars between three and eight years old. The highest-placed European car is the newer incarnation of perennial 4x4 favourite, Land Rover’s Freelander, which has traditionally fared badly in Warranty Direct’s studies. Honda’s CR-V was revealed as the off-roader least likely ... [more]
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Yen Won't Stop Overseas Push: Lexus
The yen's recent weakness is not hindering the luxury carmaker Lexus International's plans to invest overseas.
Weak Yen Won't Stop Our Push Outside Japan: Lexus
The recent weakness in the Japanese yen is not coming in the way of the country's luxury carmaker Lexus International's plans to invest overseas, said a senior company executive.
Davidson: Kuni Lexus partners with Denver Health for opening of new showroom
I'll say this much up front: The new Kuni Lexus of Greenwood Village may very well be the most beautiful automobile showroom you'd ever hope to see.
New Lexus IS shows you free parking spaces in real-time
Lexus and Inrix have teamed up to create one of the most awesome in car satnav systems we have seen. Inside the new Lexus IS is a navigation setup capable of detected free parking spaces around you and directing you to them.
Lexus short films take Kiwis to Cannes
Capturing the theme ‘life is amazing’ has led to an amazing life experience for two Auckland- based filmmakers, who debuted their first short film as part of the Lexus Short Films premiere at Cannes Film Festival over the weekend. Campbell Hooper and Joel Kefali, representing Special Problems studios, were handpicked by Hollywood super-producer Harvey Weinstein to create one of five short films ...
Lexus LS 460 leads in high-end comfort
The automotive marketplace is a land of copycats. When a trend in design or engineering takes hold in a particular vehicle segment, you can count on competitors to follow suit.
2014 Lexus IS coupe rumored to draw from LFCC concept, plug-in hybrid a possibility
Lexus' LFCC is so breathtaking, we hoped it would make it to production some day. Well it looks like our prayers have been answered (kinda) as the Japanese luxury brand is rumored to have an IS coupe in the works that draws from the gorgeous concept.
Lexus IS range on the way
Kiwis can expect to see the finest blend of premium refinement and driver involvement from the 2013 Lexus IS range, when it hits New Zealand showrooms in a couple of months. Following on from styling cues debuted on the RX, GS and LS models during 2012, the meticulously re-engineered third generation IS aims to epitomise Lexus’ aggressive elegance and be the best handling compact luxury sports ...
HEELS ON WHEELS: 2014 LEXUS IS 250 REVIEW
INTRO TO THE LEXUS IS 250 VEHICLE The entry-level Lexus IS 250 luxury sedan infuses sportiness, refinement and cutting edge technology to the point of artificial intelligence for the third-generation 2014 model, while continuing to remain an attractive everyday mode of travel where price and practicality are concerned.
Deals of the week: Even Lexus offers discounts once in a while
Toyota’s luxury brand is offering $5000 off its IS 250 four-door sedans in preparation for the 2014 models