Lexus

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 »

LUXURY: Mercedes keeps lead as premium brands outpace broad market

3:50 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2018

The U.S. auto market is supposed to be contracting, but it seems nobody told premium carmakers.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Lexus touts new compact SUV's agility

Feb. 27, 2018 15:04 CET

The new Lexus UX compact SUV has the agile handling of a hatchback, the premium brand has claimed ahead of the car's unveiling at the Geneva auto show next week. New pictures of the car reveal a more simplified design inside and out than the midsize Lexus NX SUV.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Lexus will debut UX crossover with tail lamp fins

Feb. 20, 2018 11:09 CET

Lexus will commit to its belated entry in the hot small crossover segment by debuting its new UX at the Geneva auto show on March 6.... Read More »

Lexus testing new hybrid math

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

Lexus has quietly changed the math for the 2018 model year, significantly lowering the hybrid premium for its two most popular crossovers and rolling out a sporty new hybrid platform for its LC halo coupe and LS flagship sedan.... Read More »

Toyota promotes female executive to top management level

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2018

Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. Last month, she was promoted to the second-highest job at the luxury Lexus division, becoming the only woman among the automaker's top 53 managers.... Read More »

Toyota recalls 21,700 Camry, Lexus models on fire risk

11:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2018

Toyota Motor North America is recalling 21,700 vehicles in the United States after discovering two defects that could lead to fires.... Read More »

 
Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

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

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Bangle's quest to ban banality

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2018

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Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believ ...
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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2018

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New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to ...
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BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16 2018

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It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for tw ...
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Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14 2018

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Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said. ...
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Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9 2018

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The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva a ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
Nissan, Ford and Fiat brand saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide regist ...
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W. Europe sales drop 6% on falling UK, German demand
Western European car sales fell 6 percent in March, weighed down by falling demand in the UK, German ...
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Russia sales forecast to increase 10% in 2018
Russia's sales are forecast to grow 10 percent this year as the market recovers faster than expected ...
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Spain sales rise 2% despite accelerating diesel slump
New-car sales in Spain rose 2 percent in March, despite a big drop in diesel registrations and two f ...
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Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty
New-car sales in Italy fell 6 percent in March, partly hit by customers postponing purchases as poli ...
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UK sales slump 16% as diesel demand plunges
Demand for new diesel cars in Britain plunged by more than a third in March, pushing down total regi ...
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German market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates
Registrations in Germany fell 3 percent in March with the decline in diesel-car sales accelerating a ...
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Volvo, Seat show strong gains as French sales rise 2%
French new-car sales increased 2.2 percent in March with Volvo, Seat, Kia and Hyundai recording stro ...
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Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai make big gains in Spain as sales rise 13%
Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai and Dacia were among the big winners as Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent i ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen
GM, seeking an accelerated turnaround at its flagship luxury brand, appointed Steve Carlisle preside ...
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Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses
Renault has shuffled the leadership of its Dacia and Lada subsidiaries, appointing Antoine Doucerain ...
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Kia Europe names Herrera new COO
Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chie ...
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Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief
Bugatti has named Christian Mastro, a former executive at Lamborghini, as its new sales and marketin ...
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VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division
VW Group has picked Matthias Erb to lead a newly created interdisciplinary division that spans devel ...
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JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit
Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Michael van der Sande, the head of Renault's sporty Alpine brand, to ...
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PSA creates new electric vehicle unit
PSA has created a new electric vehicle business unit as it prepares to launch electrified versions o ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief
Rolls-Royce has appointed veteran BMW Group executive and current head of Mini in China, Henrik Wilh ...
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Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss
Nissan has picked finance expert Gianluca de Ficchy to lead its automotive business in Europe. ...
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Autoliv will get new CEO after electronics business spinoff
Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson will become head of the supplier's electronics business, Veoneer. ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior ...
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
Nissan is counting on its sleeker, more technologically advanced, longer-range Leaf electric car to ...
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’ ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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