Lexus

Toyota opens Ga. parts distribution center for Lexus dealerships

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales said it opened a new parts distribution center in Georgia to better serve Lexus dealerships in the Southeast.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota, GM pickup-production plays

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2016

Toyota, GM get creative to boost pickup output; In Louisiana, bracing for floods' impact; Kia, VW crossovers spied, CC seen; Mazda, Lexus auto show makeovers; Audi ad raises eyebrows.... Read More »

GIVE (BACK) AND TAKE

Same-day service aims to give Toyota, Lexus stores competitive edge

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

The automaker's new program of same-day service for parts delivery aim to give Toyota and Lexus dealerships a competitive edge.... Read More »

Dramatic appearance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

Spy shots of the next-generation Lexus LS suggest a toned-down version of the dramatic LF-FC concept unveiled at last year's Tokyo auto show.... Read More »

Lexus readies LS makeover with LF-FC overtones

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

The next-generation Lexus LS has been caught testing by spy photographers and it appears the brand is going to great lengths to disguise the headlight and taillight design of its largest sedan. The production version is expected to resemble a toned-down version of the dramatic LF-FC concept Lexus introduced at last year's Tokyo auto show. The retooled LS is expected to debut early next year -- likely in January at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

MERCEDES: Record July helps pad lead over BMW, Lexus

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Mercedes-Benz posted record July U.S. sales, pulling further ahead of BMW and Lexus in the luxury-auto sales race.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: July gains for Kia, Hyundai, Honda

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Gains for Kia, Hyundai, Honda in lukewarm July; 'Star Trek' actor's parents sue FCA; No bed, no hatch? No sale; Study: Uber, Lyft and rivals no threat; Lexus, Acura, Jeep spy shots.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Sales declines slow as trucks pick up slack

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Toyota reported July sales of 214,233 units, a 1.4 percent decline, as record sales of light trucks failed to offset the fall in car deliveries at both the Toyota and Lexus divisions.... Read More »

CAR MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Lexus ES-350 launch was a success because Toyota invested in people, exec says

11:55 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Before Toyota Motor Manufacturing launched production of the Lexus ES-350 at its massive plant in Georgetown, Ky., last year, the automaker invested in its workforce with 1.5 million hours of training, the president of the plant said Monday.... Read More »

Lexus shoppers warm to no-haggle model

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

It's still early, but Lexus officials are encouraged by the response they've gotten to a pilot program that calls on dealers to offer transparent, no-haggle pricing and a single point of contact for customers.... Read More »

Lexus' sexy, sporty flagship leads the way

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Several Lexus models will be moving to the TNGA platform in coming years. Meanwhile, the new RC and coming LC 500 are leading the brand's shift to a sexier and sportier vibe.... Read More »

Infiniti tops survey on satisfaction among sales prospects

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Infiniti stores outperformed all brands in an annual study on building rapport and satisfaction among potential car buyers. The 2016 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index is based on the treatment of mystery shoppers who visited 6,157 U.S. stores. Lexus and Mercedes-Benz stores tied for second; Toyota ranked third; Audi was fourth; and BMW rounded out the top five.... Read More »

LUXURY: BMW outsells Mercedes, Lexus as race tightens

3:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

BMW outsold Mercedes-Benz and Lexus last month in the U.S. as all three of the market's largest sellers of luxury autos ended the first half behind their year-earlier totals.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Tight supplies dent truck tally as volume falls 5.6%

2:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales USA's June sales fell 5.6 percent to 198,257 units, dragged down by a slide in Toyota brand's sales of both cars and light trucks. Truck sales were hurt by availability issues, which company executives said are being addressed.... Read More »

Dissecting dealers' attitudes

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

NADA's latest survey of dealers' views on brands' value, policies and people yielded few surprises in the top- and bottom-ranked brands. But some of the changes in the middle were notable.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dealers give Lexus top marks

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

Dealers give Lexus top marks in NADA study; Ontario to aid FCA, report says; Push for green cars in Germany; a longer Range Rover Evoque?; Mercedes-Benz GLE spied.... Read More »

Lexus again tops NADA Dealer Attitude Survey

11:31 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

Lexus ranked first overall in the Winter 2016 NADA Dealer Attitude Survey, followed by Toyota, Subaru and Honda, the National Automobile Dealers Association said today.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Dangerous secret in new cars?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2016

Tell buyers airbags may be recalled, senators say; FCA exec: Tech partners needed; Rosekind's nimble notion; Dealers to fix Lexus glitch; New GM quality czar; Jeep summer pitch.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: FCA in Uber, Amazon talks?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2016

FCA in talks with Uber, Amazon - report; Suzuki chair to quit CEO job; Nissan ads ditch glitz; Toyota tops brand-value list, Tesla cracks top 10; Mercedes targets U.S. sales record.... Read More »

Toyota says Lexus vehicles need computer reboot at dealer

9:12 pm U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

Toyota is working to repair a software problem that can disable navigation systems in its Lexus vehicles and that may require a return trip to dealerships to complete repairs.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM rolls out spiffs after rough May

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2016

GM launches spiff offensive after sales plunge; Mercedes ahead in U.S. luxury race; Takata suitor?; Honda self-driving prototypes; Toyota's tech prep; Snyder: Lessons from May sales.... Read More »

Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW

3:00 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Mercedes-Benz outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month thanks to continued demand for its SUVs.... Read More »

GM drop-off helps drag down Canada sales 1.6%

12:00 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

A steep decline in sales at GM dragged down Canadian light-vehicle sales by 1.6 percent last month to 194,866 vehicles, an industry report said today.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Sales sag on 16% decline for cars

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales posted a 9.6 percent drop in U.S. sales for May, thanks to broad declines for both the Toyota and Lexus brands' car lines.... Read More »

A KILLER FIRST IMPRESSION

China’s tastes shape Japan’s luxury cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2016

Japan's premium designs are getting bolder and flashier as Lexus, Infiniti and Acura try to gain the attention of German-leaning Chinese luxury buyers.... Read More »

 
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