TALK FROM THE TOP: After years of rebuilding, Toyoda plans to expand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

President Akio Toyoda is shifting Toyota Motor Corp. into expansion mode after years of dealing with crises and rebuilding.... Read More »

Toyota reaps truck boom to record October volume

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Toyota Motor Sales posted its best October ever, riding a wave of light-truck sales to a 13 percent gain in U.S. volume and marking the first time the company surpassed 200,000 deliveries in October.... Read More »

BMW widens U.S. luxury edge over Mercedes as Lexus rolls out RX

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

BMW sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. in October, extending its thin lead over Mercedes-Benz as the race heads into the final two months. Lexus remains a close third.... Read More »

Tokyo auto show home run concept vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Five Japanese carmakers put a charge in their home-market show with head-turning concept vehicles.... Read More »

Luxury brands place fuel cell bets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2015

Luxury automakers fortified their stance on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show, with Lexus unveiling a dramatic fuel cell concept and BMW AG disclosing that it will launch a vehicle in 2020 developed in conjunction with Toyota Motor Corp.... Read More »


Lexus LF-FC concept previews next LS

6:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Lexus pulled back the curtain on its next-generation LS sedan with the introduction of the LF-FC concept, a full-size sedan design study which offers a close preview of what the fifth-generation LS will look like when it debuts sometime in 2016 or 2017.... Read More »

Lexus to tease next-gen LS

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Lexus will unveil a concept LS full-size sedan this week at the Tokyo Motor Show. Toyota's luxury division said it was bringing “Lexus' Vision of Progressive Luxury” to the show, and released a shadowy teaser image of a headlight.... Read More »

F Sport trim works wonders for Lexus' image

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2015

Lexus' F-Sport option package is an exclamation point on the brand's dramatic image reboot in the last several years, with take rates as high as 70 percent on some models. This bodes well for the brand as it's locked into a battle for the U.S. luxury crown.... Read More »

Lexus may add LS-based fuel cell sedan, report says

Oct. 23, 2015 15:35 CET

Lexus may add a fuel cell car based on its LS flagship sedan, a report said. Lexus parent, Toyota, is betting heavily on fuel cell vehicles and has already launched the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell car, the Mirai.... Read More »

Lexus LS concept to bring 'progressive luxury'

11:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2015

Lexus plans to use the Tokyo Motor Show to unveil a concept LS full-size sedan. Toyota's luxury division said it was bringing “Lexus' Vision of Progressive Luxury” to the show and released a shadowy teaser image of a headlight.... Read More »


BLOG: Lexus brings knife to horsepower gunfight

11:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

Looking to avoid a bare-knuckle horsepower brawl with its storied rivals, Lexus is positioning the first-ever GS F as the friendly performance sedan.... Read More »

Toyota tech keeps driver in seat with hands off wheel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2015

As shown by an impressive demonstration on a crowded Tokyo freeway, Toyota's vision for autonomous driving keeps customers always in the driver's seat even if their hands aren't always on the wheel.... Read More »

Lexus prices reskinned 2016 RX from $42,840

3:04 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2015

Lexus quietly released its 2016 model year pricing on its full lineup this week, including the redesigned RX crossover and its first-ever trio of turbocharged cars.... Read More »

Lexus prices high-performance GS F from $85,380

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

The speed-hunting, performance F version of Lexus' midsize GS sport sedan -- a first for the model -- will start at $85,380, including shipping. The 2016 GS F is the fourth model from Lexus' F performance division. The IS F sedan kicked things off in 2008, and it was followed by the LFA supercar in 2012 and the RC F coupe in 2015.... Read More »

Lexus to debut new concept in Tokyo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Lexus promises to show a new concept car this month at the Tokyo Motor Show but is withholding details until its unveiling. One possibility: a preview of a luxury fuel cell car, likely based on the brand's flagship LS.... Read More »

Toyota unveils self-driving safety tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Toyota, aiming to deploy autonomous driving systems by 2020, will deploy technology this year that allows vehicles to talk to each other, scan blind-spots, warn of changing lights and keep a safe distance from other cars.... Read More »


BLOG: Lexus plans global debut of new concept in Tokyo

12:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Lexus is promising a new concept car at this month's Tokyo Motor Show but is holding back details until the unveiling. The vehicle may preview a luxury hydrogen fuel cell car.... Read More »

Toyota rises 16 percent, seeks more truck output

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Toyota Motor Sales posted a 16 percent year-over-year U.S. sales increase last month that resulted in its best September since 2007.... Read More »

Lexus plots escape from 'RX/ES land'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Lexus is preparing for a three-part marketing campaign this fall that will seek to remind buyers there's more to the company than its milquetoast volume sellers.... Read More »


Lexus agency strives for more personal touch

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Julie Michael takes the helm at Lexus' longtime ad agency at a critical time for the brand. It's back in the hunt this year for the luxury crown that it owned for a decade, while it shuffles its product and marketing mix to better appeal to younger customers.... Read More »

Lexus rewards RX loyalists while luring young buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

With the redesigned RX, Lexus aims to push down its average buyer age by attracting a new generation of customers, while also giving the many returning customers something new.... Read More »

Lexus sheds safe playbook with RX redesign

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2015

The RX crossover may be the best-selling thing Lexus builds, but when it came time to redesign the all-new fourth-generation model, Toyota's luxury arm had no intention of playing it safe.... Read More »

Lexus to offer direct line to dealer service

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2015

All 2016 Lexus vehicles will have a new subscription-based telematics system called Enform Service Connect, which will allow dealers to look up error codes in a customer's vehicle remotely.... Read More »

Lexus grabs second straight monthly U.S. sales win, narrows gap with BMW

3:16 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

Lexus sold the most luxury vehicles in the U.S. in August, riding a wave of demand for its new crossover to a second straight monthly win and narrowing the gap with BMW. Sales rose 2.1 percent from a year earlier to 33,487, including 4,448 of the new $34,480 NX SUV.... Read More »

Toyota, Honda suffer from weak car deliveries

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

The declines in small and midsize car sales finally caught up to both Toyota and Honda in August. Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. reported its August sales fell 8.8 percent from a year earlier to 224,381 vehicles, while American Honda Motor Co.'s sales dropped 6.9 percent to 155,491. Both companies suffered big declines in cars that negated increases in some light trucks.... Read More »

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