China’s tastes shape Japan’s luxury carsSat, 21, May 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.
At Lexus' U.S. plant, cars get caressedSat, 14, May 2016
Whether a Lexus is made in Japan, at the RX plant in Canada or at the new $360 million ES factory line in Kentucky, customers expect near perfection in appearance and quality, say executives. And the factory floor is where that has to happen.
Toyota gets another boost from light trucksTue, 03, May 2016
Toyota Motor Sales posted a 3.8 percent sales increase in April, moving 211,125 vehicles for the month. Sales at the Toyota division, including Scion, rose 5 percent to 186,243 vehicles. The gains were largely buoyed by the strength of Toyota's light trucks, which set a record for April sales, rising 16 percent for the month to 96,033 vehicles.
Mercedes widens lead over Lexus, BMW with SUVsTue, 03, May 2016
Mercedes-Benz led U.S. sales of luxury autos in April, solidifying its top spot ahead of Toyota's Lexus and the BMW brand as demand for SUVs stayed strong.
Freshening gives Lexus IS sedan a bolder lookMon, 02, May 2016
Lexus unveiled a freshened IS compact sedan last week at the Beijing auto show with an aggressive, heavily creased front fascia that echoes those of the RC coupe and upcoming LC 500 sports car.