Lexus LS 500: In SA to take on top-end luxury supercars

V6 twin-turbo power beats V8 output Super-luxury cabin, non-intrusive glass roof Easy entry for granny with chassis-lowering MEET THE all-new, R2-mlllion+, Lexus LS 500 – a fifth generation LS based on a new rear-wheel drive platform that throws a coupe-like shadow and comes with only one engine – a new 3.5-litre, twin-turbo V6 capable of…

Lexus ES: Generation 7 promises ‘new era of performance’

New dynamic capabilities, emotional design K platform = excellent rigidity, design freedom Longer shell means more rear legroojm AFTER SIX six generations of success in the mid-sized sedan category this the seventh-generation Lexus ES., its maker says, is ”forging a new and more ambitious path”. The car has an all-new chassis that allows more dynamic…

Lexus superwagon packs in two more passengers

Lexus RX stretches it limits to seven seats More space, flexibility and convenience Longer body, marginal increase in height JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The latest (March 2018) Lexus RX sport utility vehicle has more space, passenger flexibility and convenience thanks to a third row of two seats which increases seating capacity to seven. The automaker has amended…

Hybrid Lexus refreshed for 2018 – and in SA already

Added appeal for one of Lexus’ global top-sellings Revised, more modern nose, new alloy-wheel designs New interior colours and larger information display BELIEVE IT or not, but the Lexus CT 200h five-door compact hybrid is said to be the least expensive machine in the Lexus lexicon, even though it has just been refreshed for 2018. Nevertheless,…

Lexus NX: Got some spare Christmas money?

‘Sharpened’ Lexus NX scheduled for SA pre-Christmas New spindle grille, new front bumper, new alloy wheel rims Headlights redesigned, new-look diode tail lights FRANKFURT, Germany – The Lexus NX crossover, since its launch in 2014,  has established itself within the automaker’s range until now it has more than 20% of local sales since its launch….

Lexus LC 500 Coupe: Cape Town launch for Japan’s finest

Flagship joins global grand-touring coupes 351kW V8 and 10-speed auto transmission New multimedia and safety technology CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Lexus, a sub-brand of the giant Toyota organisation and now generally recognised as builder of some of the world’s most superb automobiles’, has brought a concept car to life. It’s now simply the supercar,…

Lexus F Sport: Next performance 500

Big Apple launch for latest Lexus Most engaging driving experience’ Target still the luxury auto market TORRANCE, California – Lexus, following the recent debut of its LS 500 in Detroit and LS 500h in Geneva, has announced an all-new LS F Sport thatl make its world debut in New York ahead of the upcoming 2017…

Lexus re-imagines its flagship LS sedan for a fifth time

Radical design. coupe-like silhouette Best agility and comfort yet in an LS All-new 310kW twin-turbo V6 engine BACK IN THE 1980’s Toyota decided it needed a luxury brand to distinguish a new range of vehicles vastly more upmarket than the family sedans it had until then been producing. Arch-rival Nissan co-incidentally – or perhaps because…

Lexus LC coupe: Five-litre dream car

Flagship sports-car from Lexus in 2017 LC500 ‘building on established strengths’ First 10-speed autobox, Lexus says GOTHENBURG, Sweden – The arrival of the new Lexus LC coupe is, the automaker says, “a significant illustration of Lexus’ dedication to creating cars with exciting, design and exhilarating performance”. No argument there from The Corner – Lexus has…

Lexus IS: Updated from spindle grille to chromed tailpipes

Redesigned  spindle grille,  standard diode headlights New wheel-rim design for E and EX grades Revised multimedia systems with 25cm LCD screen TOYOTA PARTNER Lexus has updated its 200t and 350 S Sport IS models for 2017 but is keeping their two-litre turbo (in E or EX grade) and 3.5-litre quad-cam V6. The big news (Lexus’ words!)…