Showing posts in the category of Lexus LS

Toyota Crown Classic Rendered With Land Cruiser 200 Fascia On Lexus LS Body

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If you live in Asia (mainly in Japan), then you're probably aware of just how popular car the Toyota Crown is. In fact, there have been no fewer than 14 generations so far.

Toyota & Lexus Reportedly Looking To Expand Hydrogen-Powered Line-Up

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Toyota apparently wants to expand its hydrogen-powered line-up.

Lexus Planning New Flagship Model, Possibly An SUV

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The Lexus LS sedan has long been the brand’s flagship model, but things may change in the coming years. Toyota’s luxury marque is planning to launch a second flagship model to sit alongside the next-generation LS.

White Lexus LS 460 F-Sport Riding High on 22" CVT Wheels

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Is it safe to call the Lexus LS an "underrated" luxury car? It's certainly sounds like it whenever we clamor over BMW's 7 Series, Audi's A8, the Porsche Panamera and of course the Mercedes S-Class.

An Alternative Review Take On First-Gen Lexus LS400

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While it may have looked like simplified a mishmash of what other luxury cars looked like at the end of the 1980s, the LS400, the first Lexus ever, was a highly competent car.

Now, some 25 years after it was released, it still feels taught, modern and now it certainly has more recognition than back in the day.

Lexus Plans Fuel-Cell Powered LS Luxury Saloon for 2017

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Since 1997, when it launched the world’s first production hybrid car, the Prius, Toyota has been all about improving its green technology as well as making it available in other models across its range.

Lexus Interested in Tesla’s Shopping Mall Outlet Business Model

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Tesla has made waves in the automotive world not only with its all-electric Tesla Model S luxury saloon but, in the US at least, with its strategy of ditching traditional dealerships and setting up shopping mall outlets instead.

Next Lexus LS to Go Down “Emotional Design” Route

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We already know Lexus is looking to inject some (currently lacking) passion into its range of cars. Only models that currently really make you feel anything (either positive or negative…) are the IS and NX. However, now we learn that the flagship LS will adopt a similar “emotional design” tactic to stand out more.

New Lexus Crafted Line Special Editions Announced for Pebble Beach

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It's somewhat of a tradition for Lexus to introduce either chic special editions or brand new models at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

CR Demonstrates Pedestrian Detection and Self-Braking System Capabilities of Lexus LS

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Driver’s reticence towards entrusting their safety to a bunch of questionably reliable sensors is understandable. It is part of what keeps those who are developing the self-braking tech on their toes, beavering away night after night to make it reliable.

How Cool and…Illegal is That? Lexus Pulls James Bond License Plate Switcheroo

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Once upon a time, not too long ago, license plate flippers were a thing of James Bond movies and Cold War espionage stories. Nowadays, anyone willing to depart a few hundred bucks can have a device that flips licenses plates fitted to their car.

Xcar Takes Lexus LS-Based TMG TS-650 to the Track

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The term super-saloon is not new, and has been used to describe very fast (usually German) sedans ever since they began getting quicker, and more driver oriented. However, most, even the newer ones, pale in comparison when placed alongside the TMG TS-650, a car originally based on the latest version of the Lexus LS – this would do wonders for Toyota’s sporty image too…

Consumer Reports Takes the New 2014 Mazda6 and 2013 Lexus LS for a Spin

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The two latest arrivals in the garage of Consumer Reports is an early production version of the all-new 2014 Mazda6 sedan and Lexus' revised 2013 LS flagship, both of which were taken out for a first drive by the magazine's auto engineer, Tom Mutchler.

Beginning with the new generation of the Mazda6, Mutchler gives it praise for its "sleek" design calling it one of the sexiest models together with Ford's latest Fusion in the (mainstream) mid-size sedan segment, its modern amenities and tech gadgets, while his first driving impression of the early production model is that it's "quite agile and light on its feet".

Toyota Believes in Driver-Assistance Technology, Not Self-Driving Vehicles

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Autonomous vehicle systems are one of the technologies that are being developed not only by automakers such as Audi, but by companies like Google, as well.

Toyota and its luxury division, Lexus, are of a different mindset; namely, that the aim to reduce and if possible, eliminate traffic accidents, injuries and fatalities can be achieved not necessarily by self-driving vehicles but by active-safety features.

2013 Lexus LS Facelift Slammed Down by Wald International

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The restless tuners over at Japan's Wald International have found a new car to play around with, the recently facelifted 2013 Lexus LS luxury sedan.

Earlier today, Wald released a pair of images but no information whatsoever on the so-called Executive Line package for the LS, which will likely be officially introduced at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon in January next year.

TMG TS-650 Concept is a Lexus LS on Some Crazy Steroids and We Like It

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We all know that automakers and custom shops alike often overdo it with their tuning concepts at events like the SEMA Show in Las Vegas and the Essen Motor Show in Germany, but once in a while, you see some pretty nifty creations like the TS-650 Concept made by Toyota's motorsports division and Lexus Europe.

The only thing that looks out of place on the TS-650 that made its world premiere today at the 2012 Essen Motor Show are the Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) logos that replace the Lexus badges on the car.

We would also have preferred to see TMG base the TS-650 on the recently facelifted Lexus LS with its more sculpted body, but still, the Japanese brand's European designers deserve praise for turning a dull luxury limo into a fully fledged sports sedan.

The muscled up concept gains a wider body with blistered wheel arches along with matching front and rear bumpers, and a carbon fiber aero kit comprising a front lip spoiler, extended side skirts, rear diffuser and boot lid wing. The same lightweight material is also used on the roof and the front fender air vent trims.

New Lexus LS TMG Sports 650 Concept Featuring a 641HP Twin-Turbo'd V8

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So you think that the Lexus LS is a traditional luxury sedan for customers ripe in age with deep pockets who don't care about race tracks and performance numbers?

Well, that may hold true for the regular LS, which was recently redesign adopting a more modern appearance, but that's definitely not the case with the concept pictured here and which was prepared by Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG).

Based on the pre-facelift Lexus LS, the TMG Sport or TS-650 Concept is a track ready, high-performance saloon fitted with a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine capable of reaching 9,000 rpm while delivering 641hp (650PS) and a peak torque of 710Nm (524 lb-ft).

An eight-speed transmission drives the car's wheels (we still don't know if the concept is all- or rear-wheel drive).

According to the Japanese carmaker's motorsport division, "its aerodynamics were developed in TMG's wind tunnels and significant development has been dedicated to handling."

Toyota Motorsport GmbH Teases Lexus LS TS-650 Ahead of Essen Motor Show Debut

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Remember the muscular Lexus LS prototype prepared by Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) that our spies nabbed racing around the Nürburgring track last year?

Well, Toyota's motorsport division has finally made the decision to reveal the car in front of the public for the very first time at this month's 2012 Essen Motor Show in Germany, which runs from November 30 to December 9.

Five Axis Puts a Little More Sport Into the Lexus LS460 F SPORT

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To be honest, we cannot say that we have seen any change in demand for sported up Lexus LS models, but the Japanese carmaker is sure trying to create the impression that there is.

After adding the first ever F Sport edition to the range of the latest LS, which was recently followed up by the release of a cosmetics package for said model from Toyota Racing Development (TRD) in Japan, Lexus has now partnered up with Five Axis to present a more heavily tuned version of the car at the 2012 SEMA Show.

New 2013 Lexus LS Range Starts from £71,995 in Britain

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Lexus has released pricing information and opened the order books for the revamped 2013 LS sedan in the UK in advance of customer deliveries in January.

Prices for Lexus' Mercedes-Benz S-Class adversary start from £71,995 for the LS 460 Luxury rising to £74,495 for the newly introduced LS 460 F Sport trim level and top out at £99,495 for the full hybrid, long wheelbase LS 600h L Premier grade.