Lexus

Lexus' line of work

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018

Like its competitors, Lexus is adding crowd-pleasing crossovers and taking a hard look at its car business, which has lagged in recent years.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Weaker car demand dings results

1:33 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2018

Toyota Motor Sales' U.S. sales fell 1.3 percent in May from a year earlier on weaker car volume. Year-to-date sales inched 2.8 percent higher, compared with the same period a year ago.... Read More »

Bracken retiring from Lexus, to be succeeded by deputy David Christ

2:45 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2018

David Christ, who switched from the Toyota Division to Lexus at the start of this year, will succeed his boss, Jeff Bracken, who is retiring as head of Lexus' United States operations after 40 years with Toyota.... Read More »

Lexus' workmanlike ES gets image makeover

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018

With car sales falling across all segments in the U.S. and luxury sedans scrambling to differentiate themselves from competitors, Lexus' "executive sedan" is getting its star turn.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes maintains luxe lead over BMW, Lexus

5:30 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2018

Mercedes-Benz USA, propelled by strong demand for SUVs, topped the luxury U.S. sales race in April and continues to outpace its nearest rivals, No. 2 BMW and No. 3 Lexus, year to date.... Read More »

2019 Lexus ES: 7 things to know

11:15 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2018

A new engine, new hybrid powertrains and a first for the ES -- a 350 F Sport model -- highlight the changes Lexus is making to the redesigned midsize sedan for 2019.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Quiet Tesla makes noise in Beijing

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2018

In Beijing: BMW previews Chinese export; Nissan juices up Sentra; Lexus redesigns ES; Audi Q5 goes long; 'Sensuous' Hyundai; Quiet Tesla draws a crowd; Alibaba's automotive AI partners.... Read More »

2018 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Lexus ES redesign goes sportier with F Sport edition

11:00 pm U.S. ET | April 24, 2018

Lexus is so confident in the performance chops of its redesigned ES sedan that it is giving the remake of one of its frumpiest nameplates an F Sport version for the first time.... Read More »

New Lexus ES gets new grille, new contours

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

The next-generation Lexus ES sedan, which will debut at the Beijing auto show, will feature a more stylized body with a more prominent version of the brand's polarizing spindle grille.... Read More »

Lexus' next-gen ES sports new contours, tweaked spindle grille

7:18 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2018

The next-generation Lexus ES sedan, which debuts at the Beijing auto show next week, will feature a more stylized body with a prominent version of the brand's polarizing spindle grille.... Read More »

Lexus UX aims to bridge price, age gap

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2018

Lowering the average age of the Lexus buyer depends on attracting a younger demographic and on generating enough sales volume to move the needle.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Third straight increase; Lexus slips

1:53 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2018

Toyota Motor Sales USA said sales rose 3.5 percent in March from a year earlier, for three straight months of gains.... Read More »

Lexus sells $235 mugs to promote test drives

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

Lexus' latest Tokyo lounge is equal parts car showroom, gourmet's delight and upscale boutique. The idea is to lure in high-rollers in hopes of giving them a Lexus test drive.... Read More »

Lexus' tyrannosaurus LX still roams the Earth

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2018

Lexus' body-on-frame truck gets modern electronics and high-end wood and leather, but otherwise, it's as old as the hills and as thirsty as nearly anything on the road.... Read More »

Lexus will offer UX crossover with subscription option

9:00 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2018

The Lexus UX subcompact crossover, coming to the New York auto show this week, will be the brand's first vehicle to offer Apple CarPlay and its first to have a subscription option for consumers in the United States.... Read More »

Q&A: CARL SEWELL III, LEXUS NATIONAL DEALER ADVISORY COUNCIL

LEXUS: RX L teamwork sets upbeat tone

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2018

Carl Sewell III is well into his second year as chairman of the Lexus National Dealer Advisory Council as the group celebrates the work it has done with the automaker to bring the three-row RX L crossover to showrooms this year.... Read More »

Lexus dealers say team effort led to 3-row RX

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018

Lexus dealers are getting the three-row version of the top-selling RX crossover that they lobbied for, in a sign of the brand's interest in halo luxury vehicles.... Read More »

Buick, Lexus score marketing points during March Madness

2:26 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2018

Buick and Lexus will put the game in customer's hands during March Madness, betting on NCAA partnerships for consumer engagement and marketplace penetration.... Read More »

Lexus to launch a yacht in pursuit of pizzazz to catch Mercedes

8:08 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2018

Lexus thinks it finally has a way to catch up with Mercedes in luxury-car sales: Go into the high-end boat business.... Read More »

Outré, sashiko and empires: What people are saying about the Lexus UX

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2018

One of the more notable production model debuts at the 2018 Geneva auto show was the Lexus UX, the luxury automaker's first subcompact crossover. Here's what people are saying about the newest Lexus.... Read More »

Lexus expects Europe to be top market for UX

March 12, 2018 06:01 CET

Lexus expects Europe to be the top sales market for its new UX, which was benchmarked against top-selling compact SUVs and hatchback from BMW, Mercedes and Audi.... Read More »

Lexus UX has the heart of a hatch

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018

Lexus designed its first subcompact crossover to look like an SUV but tuned it to drive like a hatchback.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Hits and misses

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2018

In Geneva, Aston Martin's big gamble pays off, Hyundai plays it safe and Subaru teases us again.... Read More »

Lexus basks in 'Black Panther' glow

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2018

Going into the Black Panther marketing collaboration was a bit of a risk, given the ever-present danger of a heavily hyped movie falling flat. Instead, Lexus finds itself in the middle of a cultural phenomenon.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Truck sales power 2nd straight gain

1:06 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2018

Toyota Motor Sales reported an increase in February sales compared with last year, marking two straight months of gains at both the Toyota and Lexus divisions on record demand for light trucks.... Read More »

 
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

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3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

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11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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