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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Buick, Lexus stand out in J.D. Power dependability ranking
8:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2018
Buick has reclaimed the title as the most dependable mass-market brand after three years of vehicle ownership while luxury marque Lexus again topped the industry, according to J.D. Power.
2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW
Lexus readies BMW X1 rival
Feb. 14, 2018 06:01 CET
Lexus said it will not build its planned BMW X1 competitor in France. The production version of Lexus' compact premium SUV is expected to debut at the Geneva auto show.
VIDEO: First Shift: Lexus, Porsche, Buick tops in dependability
8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2018
Lexus, Porsche, Buick tops in dependability; Big leaps for Infiniti, Fiat; What's on tap for M-B, BMW, Lexus; GM Korea workers protest; Tesla's lithium lifeline?; Quest for cobalt.
Luxe turns to trucks
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018
When the majority of sales for the German luxury leaders become crossovers and SUVs, the luxury market's shift to truck dominance will be complete.
Toyota looks to ride improved car-truck mix
11:31 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2018
Toyota's U.S. sales surge in January reflected some one-off factors, but positive trends should continue, executives say.
VIDEO: First Shift: Super Bowl ads give Lexus, Kia a boost
8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018
Super Bowl ads give Lexus, Kia models a boost; Viewers like Toyota, Hyundai commercials; FCA faces backlash over MLK ad; GM slashes sales bonuses; Chicago auto show preview.
Toyota to unfurl Super Bowl ad blitz
9:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2018
Toyota is making its biggest Super Bowl ad buy ever with two spots that push its global Olympics and Paralympics sponsorships and a third ad that will continue its long-running "Let's Go Places" campaign.
TOYOTA: Trucks deliver 'great start' to 2018
3:40 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2018
Toyota Motor Sales reported a 17 percent rise in U.S. auto sales last month compared with a year ago on the strength of light trucks and several core sedans across the Toyota and Lexus brands.
LUXURY: Mercedes starts 2018 with clear lead over BMW
5:06 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2018
After winning two straight luxury sales crowns, Mercedes-Benz USA is kicking off 2018 with a clear-cut lead in the U.S. luxury market despite a small skid in January.
Toyota to recall 49,000 Prius and Lexus vehicles in U.S.
2:24 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2018
Toyota Motor North America is recalling nearly 49,000 vehicles in the U.S. over an electrical issue that could prevent airbags from deploying in the event of a crash.
Lexus may ride LF-1 to higher ground
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2018
Rather than follow Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Jaguar into less-expensive, entry-luxury territory to boost its sales volumes, Lexus aims to stake out more ground in the upper tiers of luxury.
Lexus Super Bowl ad features 'Black Panther'
11:21 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2018
When most brands talk about luring younger buyers, millennials or Gen Z kids come to mind. But Lexus will settle for getting a few more 40-somethings in the fold during the Super Bowl.
Lexus looks to ride 'Black Panther' back to luxury lead
7:31 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018
In the upcoming "Black Panther" blockbuster, the superhero surfs through a city clinging to the roof of his Lexus LC 500. The brand hopes that cameo helps end a drought as US luxury sales leader.
VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Luxury crossovers in limelight in Detroit
3:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018
Luxury crossovers in limelight in Detroit: BMW expands lineup with X2; A 'flagship' for Lexus; 'Breathing new life' into Acura; A bolder Avalon; Big wins for Honda, Volvo, Lincoln.
Toyota makes big Super Bowl ad buy; Lexus returns with 'Black Panther' ad
3:47 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018
Toyota, which sat out last year's Super Bowl, will make a big splash in this year's game with two 60-second spots. Lexus also will advertise in the game for the second year in a row
Lexus LF-1 stresses style over utility
8:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018
Lexus' new crossover concept defines a fresh segment for the luxury automaker: a light truck focused more on style and driving dynamics than utility. The LF-1 Limitless is described as a flagship crossover and the spiritual brother of the new-generation LS flagship sedan.
Luxury showdown in '18?
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2018
Mercedes-Benz has spent two consecutive years atop the U.S. luxury market, but BMW and Lexus are looking for growth from new products on the way. 2018 could be a year of gains for luxury vehicles, even with overall sales on the decline.
Detroit auto show preview: GMC to Lincoln
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018
A roundup of brands, from GMC to Lincoln, that will unveil new product at the Detroit auto show.
TOYOTA: Sales down, Camry keeps crown
12:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2018
Toyota Motor Sales reported a U.S. sales decline of 8.3 percent in December while the Camry surged to remain the industry's best-selling car.