Lexus adds two years to eight-year EV battery warranty

PLANO, Texas – Lexus has extended the warranty supplied with batteries used in its electric vehicles from eight years or 160 000km to 10 years or 240 000km (whichever comes first). It will, Lexus says, be valid for all new model-year 2020 Lexus hybrid vehicles but all other hybrid components will remain at eight years/160…

Monster Lexus gets more luxury goodies in US market

PLANO, Texas – Lexus in the US is giving buyers of the 2020 LX 570 a new way to express their style with the introduction of a Sport Package to be available only on the three-row models. A new interior and exterior styling package, Lexus US says, enhances the LX’s traditional lines with: Exterior: An…

Coming Lexus LC Convertible launches over The Hill

Lexus confirms convertible version of flagship LC coupe Debut on The Hill at 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed Start of production expected in near future GOODWOOD, England – Visitors to the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK saw the world debut of a Lexus LC Convertible prototype in action on the famous The…

Latest Lexus tops the tables in EuroNCAP testing

LONDON, England – The new Lexus UX compact SUV has achieved a top five-star rating in the latest round of independent testing by Euro NCAP. The results embed it among the safest cars of its kind for driver and passenger crash protection with a 96% score for its effectiveness in safeguarding adults and 85% for…

Lexus LC 500 Inspiration: US launch for third in range

‘Limited-production coupe, awesome design’ US to get ‘Flare Yellow’ paint job in US. Unique interior, custom colours, upholstery CHICAGO, Illinois – Lexus says it will bring some heat to the 2019 Chicago auto show with the first public appearance of its 2019 LC 500 Inspiration Edition. It’s the third car in the Lexus Inspiration Series…

Lexus LFA show car all lined-up for Spa track parade

Lines and waves to depict no stopping” Focus not on shape but on patterns LFA Art Car joined 2018 Spa track parade JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Automaker Lexus as unveiedl a uniquely-painted LFA to celebrate the debut of its RC F GT3 contender in the 24 Hours of Spa endurance race. ”The reveal will also mark…

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,…