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2019 Lexus ES revealed before Beijing debut

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:10:00 EDT

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(image) After revealing the grille of the 2019 Lexus ES last week, Lexus posted a single photo of the whole shebang this morning. Only two sentences accompanied the image: "The all-new ES springs from a reimagined luxury equation. Engaging design, athletic performance, and renowned refinement transform Lexus's most popular sedan." We could be forced to wait until the Beijing reveal on April 25 for substantial info on that transformation, but based on what we already suspect, the coming ES has big britch

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Lexus might introduce an all-electric successor to the CT hatchback

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:55:00 EDT

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(image) Despite sales of the Lexus CT hybrid hatchback ending last year in the U.S., Lexus isn't planning to abandon its segment in favor of the new compact crossover, the UX. The CT remains on sale in some countries, and Lexus's European boss is adamant the brand has to keep offering cars in that segment.

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Lexus exploring PHEV, full EV and fuel cell versions of LS flagship

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:30:00 EDT

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(image) After four years of rumors about a Lexus LS powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, the chief engineer of the flagship sedan says the carmaker's working on even more options. Toshio Asahi told Australia's GoAuto that three alternative powertrains — plug-in hybrid, full electric, and hydrogen — are "all on the table" for consideration. Asahi wouldn't give any timeframes, but whenever they arrive, additional drive options would fill out the LS range to better contend with the Germans.

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Lexus ES sedan (probably) teased ahead of Beijing debut

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:10:00 EDT

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(image) Lexus has shared a teaser image of a yet-unnamed future production car, which we believe to be the upcoming ES. The now-familiar spindle grille fills almost the entire image, which Lexus has served us with the tagline "Expect the Unexpected".

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2018 Lexus GX 460 Drivers' Notes Review | When dinosaurs roamed the earth

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EDT

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(image) The 2018 Lexus GX 460 has been on sale since late 2009. There have been a few minor updates, but a 2018 model is essentially the same as one from 2010. It's based on the global Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and shares more than a little with the Toyota 4Runner. It slots between the Lexus RX and the big daddy Lexus LX. Despite its age, it's still a seller. Sales were up in 2017. In fact, the GX had its best year in the U.S. since 2005. Blame cheap gas all you want. Really, people just want SUVs.

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Here are this year's top 5 automaker April Fools’ jokes

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 08:40:00 EDT

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(image) April 1 is the wonderful day when PR departments really push themselves to top the zany jokes they came up with the previous year. And it's not just fast-food chains competing with each other, or breweries announcing they have released stuff like a fermented herring flavored beer: carmakers' media teams rarely miss out on the opportunity to play a little joke on their audience. Here are a few of our favorites from this year.

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Lexus GS production and sales halted in Europe

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 10:57:00 EDT

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(image) We last wrote about the Lexus GS one year ago to editorialize about the rumored death of the luxury brand's sports sedan. Now, Dutch outlet AutoRAI claims to have gotten confirmation from Lexus Europe that the automaker stopped taking orders for the GS in March, and will cease production of the Euro-spec model in April. In keeping with last year's speculation, AutoRAI reports the next-generation, front-wheel-drive ES will fill the role of the rear-wheel-drive GS there.

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Lexus building just 650 Black Line RC coupes

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:30:00 EDT

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(image) Available in rear- or all-wheel drive.

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Award-winning Lexus Sport Yacht to get a production successor

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 11:40:00 EST

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(image) Created by Lexus Design, engineered by Toyota's Marine Division and built by the Wisconsin-based boat manufacturer Marquis-Larson Boat Group.

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2019 Lexus UX 200 and UX 250h: Full details and specs from Geneva

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 04:15:00 EST

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(image) Both hybrid and conventional UXs go on sale in the fall in the U.S., but pricing hasn't been announced yet.

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Lexus UX crossover photo and video released ahead of Geneva

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:40:00 EST

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(image) Lexus releases the first official photo of the production UX compact crossover.

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2018 Lexus RX 450hL hybrid will start just over $50,000

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST

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(image) Lexus has added 4.3 inches to the rear body length of the 450hL and added more room for third-row occupants by incorporating a steeper tailgate.

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Toyota sold record 1.52 million hybrids in 2017

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:50:00 EST

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(image) Now it's time to sell more hydrogen and battery electric vehicles.

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Lexus compact crossover based on the UX could debut in Geneva

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:30:00 EST

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(image) Rumor has it Lexus will bring a production version of the UX concept compact crossover shown in 2016.

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Lexus LC convertible could appear in 18 months, LC F to follow

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 19:20:00 EST

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(image) Lexus has reportedly approved a convertible LC, and is close to approving a hot LC F version.

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