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 |  Jul 09 2014, 9:10 AM

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The newest addition to the Lexus lineup is also the most fuel efficient in the crossover segment. 

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 |  Mar 04 2013, 3:23 PM

The stylish Lexus IS made its debut in Detroit earlier this year, but was missing an important model: the hybrid gas-electric 300h. Continue Reading…

 |  Dec 03 2012, 12:58 PM

The new Lexus LS600h is a thing of beauty, blending performance, eco-friendliness, and luxury into one machine.

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 |  Oct 25 2012, 7:31 AM

Lexus is aiming to boost its hybrid lineup sales in North America above its currently level of around 10 percent. As a result, expect plenty more hybrid offerings from the Japanese automaker in the near future.

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 |  Jul 31 2012, 7:40 PM

We already told you about the Lexus LS unveilling dubbed ‘Laws of Attraction’, and now Lexus has released a video of the event, packed with all the glitz and glamour a person would expect from a celebrity-attended, Lexus flagship-vehicle unveiling. Continue Reading…

 |  Jul 31 2012, 2:45 PM

The Lexus RX crossover is based on the Toyota Highlander, but unlike the lower cost vehicle, it only has two rows of seating — something that might change with the 2014 model. Continue Reading…

 |  Jul 24 2012, 1:02 PM

The Lexus Factory in Cambridge, Canada is getting a big boost. The Japanese automaker is investing over $100 Million and hiring about 400 employees at the plant that makes the RX crossover. Continue Reading…

 |  Jul 18 2012, 3:36 PM

The Lexus LS sedan is regarded as one of the top cars in its class, and the automotive world is waiting with baited breath for the official debut of the new model on July 30th. To tide us over, Lexus has released a teaser image of a smoke silhouette of the new model. Continue Reading…

 |  Jul 18 2012, 2:01 PM

The Lexus GS450h is a hybrid that’s meant to excite the driver, and judging by a video recently posted by Lexus, it excites the passengers as well.  Continue Reading…

 |  Jun 14 2012, 6:02 PM

After speculating that the new GS hybrid, likely called the GS300h, would run with the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gas engine found in the ES300h(shown above), Lexus has dropped some hints which now point to a V6 engine being under the hood. 

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 |  Jun 08 2012, 11:02 AM

The Lexus CT200h has been a success for the company, drawing in younger buyers as well opening up a new low-price point to enter into the luxury segment, and now the car may spawn some new models. 

The “possibility to build other vehicles off that(CT200h) platform” is likely, said Mark Templin, Lexus U.S. group vice president and general manager in an interview with WardsAuto. The sales of the CT200h will likely grow 25% in 2012, a great gain, but still not as much as the company would like. “We’ll probably end up in the 18,000-unit range this year, just based on the supply that we can get,” mentioned Templin.

The average age of the CT200h buyer is 53, six years younger than the average age of regular Lexus buyers. New customers to the brand are also likely to get into a CT as their first Lexus.

Oddly enough, the company recently discontinued the HS 250h due to lack of sales. The style, price and options on the car made it much less accessible than the CT, and thus was discontinued.

[Source: Ward's Auto]

 |  Apr 28 2011, 9:51 PM

There’s an urban legend that Mitsubishi originally wanted to name the Starion, the ultra-80s turbo terror, the “Stallion,” only to FUBAR the translation. Say what you will about stereotypical Japanese pronunciation—somebody at Lexus isn’t helping that cliché.

A GS450h hybrid recently ran out of juice in Holland, only to display the unintentionally hilarious message “low traction battely.” Whoopsie-daisy! It’s unknown how many GS hybrids—nay, Lexus hybrids in general—are running around with the error-message equivalent of All Your Base; maybe their owners should idle their hybrid cars to oblivion and find out. Oh no, somebody set Lexus up the bomb!

[Source: Autoblog.nl via Driving With The Dutchman]

 

 |  Nov 02 2010, 11:52 AM

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One wouldn’t normally think of the Lexus hybrid compacts as “tuner cars”, but if there’s one thing that SEMA proves, it’s that you can make anything a “modified vehicle” by throwing wheels and other bolt-on modifications onto a car.

We highlighted the Lexus SEMA lineup earlier, but since we all know how much you love hybrids, we sought out some pictures of our own. The CT200h is actually previewing an F-Sport suite of aftermarket parts, including wheels, tires, a big brake kit and suspension pieces.

The HS250h was tuned by VIP Auto Salon, and comes with a baller-ific WALD aerokit, 20″ Work wheels, a custom exhaust system and Lexus Japan OEM-spec window visors. We can hardly contain our excitement at that bit of JDM trivia.

Gallery: Lexus HS250h and CT200h

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