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  • Lexus LC 500h Orange Prototype

    Yet another vibrant hue has made its way to the Lexus LC. This time, the LC 500h hybrid is the recipient of a wild, and very different, orange color. The brand revealed what it calls the LC 500h orange "prototype" at the 2019 Barcelona motor show last week. The exterior color is called Space Orange and is meant to recall tones we see while looking at the sun as it sets in the sky. What's different about this color is the fact that it's done in a matte finish with zero gloss. Lexus said colors and unique materials are the latest in a line of areas where the brand wants to innovate. Lexus...

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    Lexus to replace CT with a model smaller than the UX crossover

    Lexus is working on a replacement for its CT compact hatch, a senior executive has confirmed. The CT was discontinued in the United States after 2017 due to low sales but remains on offer in other markets. Its replacement, which won't necessarily be another hatchback, will be smaller than the UX...

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    Lexus LM minivan revealed at 2019 Shanghai auto show

    Lexus finally got around to adding a third row on its RX in 2017, but over in China it's gone even bigger. The Japanese brand on Tuesday launched a minivan called the LM at Auto Shanghai 2019. The LM like most models in the Lexus lineup is based on a Toyota, in this case the third-generation...

  • 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition
    2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition will cost nearly six figures

    Improved track capability will cost buyers of the 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition. The luxury brand revealed the limited-edition sports coupe will cost a whopping $97,675 when it goes on sale. The announcement came Thursday alongside pricing for the standard Lexus RC F, which will start at $65,775...

  • 2019 Lexus IS 300 F Sport Black Line Special Edition
    2019 Lexus IS 300 F Sport Black Line Special Edition darkens the mood

    Following the introduction of the Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Special Edition, the Japanese luxury brand has applied a similar treatment to its compact sport sedan. On Monday, Lexus released details on the 2019 IS 300 F Sport Black Line Special Edition, which is all about monochromatic luxury...

  • 2019 Lexus UX (UX250h E-Four hybrid)
    Lexus launches subscription service, limited to UX crossover

    Select Lexus dealers now offer the brand's new "Lexus Complete Lease" subscription program. Announced Tuesday, the program rivals other subscription programs from competitors such as Volvo, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Yet, Lexus' offering veers more on the side of leasing with benefits than a true...

  • 2019 Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Special Edition

    Lexus has treated its NX crossover to a special edition package that was revealed on Thursday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. The Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Special Edition is, bluntly, luxury produced in black and white. Despite its mouthful of a name, buyers aren't bound to all-black everything. Instead, the NX F Sport Black Line comes in three colors: Arctic White, Obsidian (black), and Atomic Silver. No matter the color, each model receives 19-inch split-spoke wheels and a "sport body side graphic." Lexus also mentions that the wheels help accentuate the crossover's stance, which is lower...

  • 2019 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series
    Yellow fever: 2019 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series set for Chicago Auto Show debut

    Lexus will bring its 2019 LC 500 Inspiration Series to the Chicago Auto Show next week, and it marks the first time U.S. buyers will be able to buy the Flare Yellow color. It's also the third time a Lexus vehicle will wear the "Inspiration Series" badge. The first was a limited-edition LC 500...

  • 2019 Lexus NX
    Lexus might build a performance SUV, and it could be an off-roader

    Some sort of performance-oriented SUV could be in Lexus' future, and the brand is in "active conversation" about what form it could take. It would mark the first time the F performance badge would appear on a crossover or SUV. Cooper Ericksen, vice president for product planning and strategy at...

  • 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition
    No one-hit wonder: More Lexus RC F Track Editions to come

    The 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition won't come and go as a one-hit wonder. The brand plans for the RC F Track Edition to stick around for a while, according to Cooper Ericksen, vice president for product planning and strategy at Lexus. Speaking at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Ericksen said the brand...

  • Lexus LF-1 Limitless, 2018 Detroit auto show
    Help wanted at Lexus: Now seeking Cadillac Escalade fighter, start immediately

    Starved for a newer brute 'ute with curb appeal, Lexus dealers tell the automaker they could use a competitive SUV to fight the literal and figurative juggernaut in the class, the Cadillac Escalade. "I think every dealer would raise their hand for that product, certainly...Right now, we've got a...

  • 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2020 Lexus RC F unveiled in Detroit with track-ready flagship

    Lexus introduced an updated RC for 2019 but noticeably missing was the updated version of the RC F sledgehammer. It turns out the Japanese brand had much bigger plans for its high-performance coupe. Unveiled Monday in Detroit at the 2019 North American International Auto Show was a new RC Track...

  • Lexus LC Convertible Concept, 2019 Detroit auto show

    The Lexus SC is back, or at least it is in spiritual form with Friday's reveal of the LC Convertible concept. The handsome drop-top is due to debut on January 14 in Detroit at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, and according to Lexus' own words the car hints at the future direction of the LC line and serves as a halo for the brand. It was at the Detroit auto show, seven years ago, that the world was first treated to the LF-LC concept, the precursor to the almost identical LC coupe which bowed at the same show four years later. Now Lexus returns to Motor City for the next...

  • Teaser for 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition debuting at 2019 Detroit auto show
    2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition teased ahead of 2019 Detroit auto show

    Don't think the Lexus RC F is as sharp a tool as rivals like the BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe? Well, Lexus will soon silence the naysayers with a new track-focused version aptly named the RC F Track Edition. The car is set to debut next week in Detroit at the 2019 North American International...

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    Toyota prepares next-gen self-driving car prototype for 2019 CES

    Toyota isn’t as vocal as some rivals in the self-driving space but the Japanese auto giant is making steady progress and at next week’s 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will unveil a fourth-generation prototype. Toyota used last year's CES to show off the third-gen design...

  • 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition spy shots

    Lexus is preparing a more hardcore version of its RC F to target track enthusiasts. The car has been confirmed as the 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition, and its debut will take place later this month at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The RC F Track Edition was previewed in...

  • 2019 Lexus UX (UX250h E-Four hybrid)
    Lexus trademarks UX300e, potentially for first electric vehicle

    Lexus could have its first electric vehicle in the pipeline, and a new trademark suggests it will be a variant of the small UX crossover. AutoGuide reported earlier this month that the brand has moved to trademark the "UX300e" name in Europe. The evidence this trademark applies to an electric...

  • 2019 Lexus LX Inspiration Series
    Lexus goes for sinister look with 2019 LX Inspiration Series

    Lexus will use next month's 2018 Los Angeles auto show to unveil a new Inspiration Series model. Based on the 2019 LX, the latest in the line of special-edition Lexuses features a sinister exterior combining a deep black paint finish with 21-inch wheels wearing gloss black. This new beauty also...

  • 2019 Lexus RC, 2018 Paris auto show

    The Lexus RC is a worthy option in the entry-level luxury coupe segment. It combines excellent build quality with solid performance, although it isn't quite at the same dynamic level as its German rivals. Following an introduction for 2015, the RC is now at the midway point in its life cycle and has been given an update to keep it looking and feeling fresh as it enters 2019. The updated car made its debut on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show and will be in showrooms in November, with prices starting at $41,145, excluding destination. The biggest change is to the design of the headlights...

  • 2019 Lexus UX
    2019 Lexus UX priced $33,025 to start

    Lexus' new entry-level crossover has a price. The Japanese luxury brand announced Wednesday the 2019 UX crossover will start at $33,025, which includes a $1,025 destination fee. The base price will net a UX200 with a 168-horsepoewr 2.0-liter inline-4 under the hood. Power is sent via a continuously...

  • 2019 Lexus ES in Japan replaces side mirrors with cameras
    2019 Lexus ES first to market with cameras instead of side mirrors

    The 2019 Lexus ES has become the first production car to replace conventional side mirrors with cameras. Unfortunately, the cameras will only be offered in Japan where the technology was made legal in 2016. The ES starts sales in Japan in October. Elsewhere, the mid-size sedan sticks with mirrors...

  • 2019 Lexus LY 650 yacht
    65-foot yacht unveiled as latest Lexus flagship

    Lexus has been dropping hints about entering the private yacht game over the past couple of years and on Friday it finally confirmed it with the reveal of the LY 650, a 65-foot luxury yacht billed as the automaker's fourth flagship. The others are the LC coupe, LS sedan and LX SUV. The LY 650...

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    2019 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport retrospective: A far cry from the original

    The relentless pursuit of perfection has not been easy for Lexus, but things got off to a solid start in 1989. At the Detroit auto show that year, Toyota unwrapped both a sedan and a brand that were about six years in the making. The result was a flagship four-door luxury sedan to challenge staid...

  • Lexus LC Inspiration Series concept
    Lexus previews next LC Inspiration Series model with Pebble Beach concept

    With concept car looks, strong performance, and impeccable build quality, the Lexus LC is one very special car. Still, Lexus has gone out of its way to dial up the wow factor with a series of special editions collectively known as the Inspiration Series. The first was unveiled last October wearing...

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