Lexus

Lexus' 3-row RX on deck

1:13 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2017

The Lexus RX "L," captured by spy photographers in Southern California, features a longer rear overhang and a more upright roof to better accommodate riders in the far back, but otherwise, it isn't much different than the two-row version.... Read More »

Toyota to showcase autonomous mettle at 2020 Games

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2017

As a top global sponsor of the Olympics and the country's flagship automaker, Toyota sees the Tokyo games as a turning point for its image.... Read More »

New-look Lexus ES caught testing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

Has Lexus shifted to a more conservative look for the redesigned ES sedan, caught testing in Arizona? Spy photos show the brand's spindle grille significantly reduced in size.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota-Mazda U.S. plant in works?

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2017

Toyota, Mazda reportedly near deal for possible U.S. plant, EV projects; How Lexus snapped losing streak; Tesla pass to burn cash?; Lear CEO: Auto companies, tech firms need one another.... Read More »

Toyota and Nissan diverge on road to autonomy

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

The next Lexus LS opens up a fight over self-driving technology between Japan's two biggest automakers.... Read More »

Lexus undergoes its own transformation

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

The transition to the new GA-L platform gives Lexus the opportunity to deliver on promises to offer sportier vehicles that it says represent the future of the brand.... Read More »

Japan's Big 3 tend to their cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

Crossovers may be the rage, but Honda, Nissan and Toyota have a long legacy of successful cars in the U.S. market, and each brand is keen to hang on to the considerable volume these segments still bring in every year.... Read More »

Toyota turns to rental lots for lift in slowing market

10:34 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

As automakers struggle to keep selling new cars to American consumers at a record clip, Toyota plans to turn to rental car companies and other fleet operators for a boost in the second half.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Finally, a sales increase

2:15 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2017

Toyota Motor chalked up its first sales gain of the year in the United States on the strength of trucks sold by its namesake brand. Lexus continued to struggle.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

Sales, service and the occasional wedding

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

Lexus Escondido in California is the centerpiece of a 326,000-square-foot facility that includes a restaurant, art gallery and event space.... Read More »

DAVE VERSICAL

Practices of retired Lexus service chief endure among his disciples

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

Though Dick Chitty retired from Toyota more than a decade ago, his parts and service principles still ring true at Lexus stores today. One of his disciples is Dave VandeLinde, who is putting his own stamp on service operations at Kuni Lexus in Oregon.... Read More »

5 MINUTES WITH ...

Don Fordiani, group manager, customer experience and fixed operations, Lexus Division

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

A discussion with Don Fordiani, group manager, customer experience and fixed operations for Lexus Division.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes slips yet pads lead over BMW

6:09 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2017

U.S. sales of luxury light vehicles grew 0.5 percent in May even as the top three players in the segment posted declines. Mercedes widened its lead over chief rival BMW.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Lexus is a drag on sales

2:16 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2017


The Toyota division eked out a small gain in May, but it was not enough to offset Lexus' decline from weak car sales. The automaker's May sales fell 0.5 percent.
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VIDEO: First Shift: Cox, Holman team up on car subscriptions

8:30 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2017

Cox, Holman team up on car subscriptions; $13.4M for Ford's Hackett, a reported $57.5M for Fields; GM cuts in Singapore; Toyota hires VW marketer; Lexus 'no-haggle' grows slowly; AutoNation freebie.... Read More »

Lexus patient with fixed-price program

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

A year into the Lexus Plus no-haggle pricing program, the expected waves of dealers joining are only ripples. But brand executives say a slow and steady pace has its benefits.... Read More »

'NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK'

Lexus tempers expectations, but says it's 'all in' with motorsports

10:59 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Lexus has enjoyed a sterling reputation as a luxury car maker from its founding in 1989, “but it's just not enough” anymore, says Jeff Bracken, Lexus general manager.... Read More »

EDUCATING AKIO

Akio Toyoda: Master driver, late bloomer

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2017

Akio Toyoda not only runs Toyota Motor Corp. but is its master driver, the final arbiter of what makes a Lexus a Lexus and a Toyota a Toyota. Knowing how to drive - no, race - a car makes him like no other CEO in the 79 years since his grandfather founded the company.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Sales slip 4.4% on car-heavy mix

1:00 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

Toyota said its US sales fell 4.4 percent in April from a year earlier to 201,926 light vehicles, as the car-heavy mix in its Toyota and Lexus brands continued to take a beating.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes expands lead as sales fall

3:00 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

Sales of luxury vehicles slid 1.6 percent in April to 159,793, driven by big declines at the top three brands, with Mercedes expanding its lead over rivals BMW and Lexus.... Read More »

For Lexus sedans, it could be do or die

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2017

With car sales falling at Lexus, Toyota's top branding officer says the luxury line is contemplating sedans that are more casual and sporty - and maybe even a station wagon.... Read More »

SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Lexus updates 2018 NX to keep pace with German rivals

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

The 2018 NX will have a more aerodynamic look, with handling tweaks to deliver sharper performance and a smoother ride, among other changes.... Read More »

2018 Lexus NX gets design, performance tweaks to keep pace with rivals

7:05 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

Lexus' face-lifted NX compact crossover sports a more aerodynamic look and boasts handling tweaks aimed at delivering sharper performance and a smoother ride.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Lexus freshens look of NX

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

In Shanghai: New look for Lexus NX, Buick's version of Chevy Volt, Daimler ready to hitch a ride; Nissan plans I-95 charging network; How Volvo beat the odds; Benz fit for a Prince.... Read More »

Lexus spices up LS flagship with F Sport variant

7:00 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2017

Lexus, aiming like many automakers to pump some excitement into the lackluster car market, is giving the redesigned LS 500 flagship sedan some sporty bells and whistles just months after its introduction at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

 
Tesla pulls up short in Germany test run

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2017

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One of Germany's strongest EV proponents decided to ditch his Tesla Model S because of range anxiety ...
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A peek inside's VW's secret fortress

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10 2017

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VW opened up to reporters its secretive proving grounds near Wolfsburg where the company's brightest ...
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German diesel summit must succeed in restoring confidence in fuel

Christiaan Hetzner
5:25 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1 2017

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What VW Group's emissions fraud failed to achieve, Stuttgart Mayor Fritz Kuhn may accomplish: turn G ...
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German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Germany's auto industry fears its image will suffer another severe blow after EU antitrust authoriti ...
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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12 2017

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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