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 |  Jul 02 2014, 10:36 AM

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Lexus has lightly upgraded the IS sports sedan for the 2015 model year with some new standard content and revised style. 

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 |  Mar 21 2014, 10:51 AM

2014 Cadillac ATS Crimson Sport Special Edition

Cadillac is introducing a new limited-production version of its hot new ATS sedan. The Crimson Sport special edition offers buyers some exclusive features.

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 |  Oct 29 2013, 3:57 PM

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Toyo Tires will have a strong presence at this year’s SEMA Show, with three locations throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center filled with hardcore automotive goods.

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 |  Oct 23 2013, 2:59 PM

Lexis-Infiniti-Not-Recommended-Main-ArtLike it or not Consumer Reports is an extremely influential publication. Buyers pay close attention to the products they recommend, especially when it comes to cars. If a particular vehicle fails to earn the outlet’s accolades you can bet people will shy away. Surprisingly two Japanese luxury sedans failed to make the grade.

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 |  Sep 27 2013, 10:02 AM

Top 10 Most Stolen Luxury Cars From MY 2010 to 2012


 

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Even with all the high-tech features today’s luxury vehicles come with, they’re not immune to being stolen. If you’re curious to see what the top 10 most stolen luxury vehicles from the 2010-2012 model years are, you’ve come to the right place.

In total, 4,384 luxury vehicles were reported stolen in the U.S. between January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2012 with the state of California being reported with the highest number of luxury vehicle thefts. Breaking down the luxury vehicle thefts by class, 2,150 of the thefts were compact luxury vehicles while 1,734 mid-sized luxury vehicles were stolen from 2009-2012. The remaining 500 luxury vehicles stolen were in the premium luxury class.

 |  Sep 04 2013, 9:20 AM

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Toyota is conducting two voluntary safety recalls. One applies to a couple of its hybrids, the other to a handful of Lexus models.

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 |  Aug 20 2013, 9:32 PM

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Lexus has announced the winners of its deviantART contest, which challenged the designers from the artist community to customize the 2014 IS F Sport to their wildest imaginations.

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 |  Jul 31 2013, 8:32 AM

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Lexus will soon add a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as a step toward modernizing its powertrain selection. 

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 |  Jul 09 2013, 7:11 PM

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Lexus has launched its Instagram social media channel (lexususa), kicking it off with a focus on its new 2014 IS with video and images showcasing the sporty sedan.

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 |  Jun 13 2013, 8:39 PM

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The third-generation Lexus IS is heading to dealerships this July, and the Japanese automaker has released several commercials to launch the entirely new 2014 model.

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 |  May 20 2013, 9:31 AM

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The F Sport variant for the Lexus IS is the Japanese automaker’s way of making the luxury sedan even sportier. So what happens when Toyota Racing Development (TRD) gets its hands on the already amped up car?

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 |  May 05 2013, 6:33 PM

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Each week, we recap the most popular videos from AutoGuide‘s YouTube channel just in case all seven days passed you by and you missed out.

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 |  May 02 2013, 12:31 PM

Green Cars Coming Your Way


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Hybrid technology is improving at an impressive rate and is continuing to find its way into more and more vehicles.

A significant number of new and exciting hybrids are coming to market this year and early next. No, these aren’t all Prius wannabes. There are some interesting cars on the way, like the ultra efficient VW XL1 seen above. Check out some of these hybrid luxury sedans, rugged crossovers and even a pair of supercars.

If you’re not yet convinced to hop on the hybrid bandwagon, this should help. And if you already are, but haven’t found the right gas-electric vehicle for you, perhaps it’s coming soon to a dealership near you.

 |  Mar 22 2013, 9:01 AM

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Back in 2000, Lexus established its LS and GS models, but was sorely lacking a ‘foundation’ car to attract new customers, which is why it launched the first generation IS. Continue Reading…

 |  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…

 |  Jan 18 2013, 9:01 AM

Despite rumors that Lexus might have been contemplating the idea of bringing back a Sport Cross variant of its IS, the Japanese automaker has gone on the record stating that it’s not under consideration and probably never will be.

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 |  Jan 15 2013, 7:01 PM

10. Acura NSX Concept


As has become the tradition, there was no shortage of big debuts at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

Ranging from concepts so bold they border on absurdity to production cars that kept enthusiasts clicking, this is AutoGuide.com’s list of the top 10 cars unveiled during the North American International Auto Show.

The Acura NSX concept car kicks things off, but remember before you blow your stack that Honda’s luxury brand did actually show something new about the car.

While the shell stayed mostly same, there’s actually an interior to look at inside the Japanese supercar that the brand says will focus on simplicity, good outward visibility and style to enhance the driving experience. And it’s based on that interior alone (see it here) that the NSX makes out list.

Buy or sell the PR jargon as you like, but there’s no getting around the fact that Acura is at least one step closer to building the NSX.

 |  Jan 08 2013, 2:31 PM

Lexus has partnered up with iBiquity Digital Corporation and will be the first automaker to offer subscription-free, real-time traffic and weather information on its infotainment systems.

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 |  Dec 04 2012, 1:24 PM

Lexus just offered up some early test drives of the Lexus IS in prototype form, and now the brand has confirmed that the car will debut during the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Nov 30 2012, 12:05 PM

Lexus’ plan for more coupe models has already been revealed, and now Autocar is reporting that the LF-CC has been confirmed for production. 

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 |  Aug 15 2012, 7:15 PM

Lexus has just posted a video of its IS-F CCS-R screaming up Pikes Peak during last weekend’s hill climb, placing second in its class. 

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 |  Jul 29 2012, 10:01 AM

Earlier, spy photos caught what appeared to be a Lexus IS-F Convertible being tested at the ‘Ring, but it is now being reported that the vehicle was a test mule for the next-generation IS model.

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 |  Jul 04 2012, 11:30 AM

Rumors surrounding the next Lexus IS are abundant, and now it is becoming clear that the car will take a serious departure from its current form. 

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 |  May 29 2012, 8:01 AM

Most SEMA cars are handed out to builders from the automakers knowing that they’ll be crushed at some point in time.

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