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  • 2014 Lexus CT 200h

    It's a mark of how important the Chinese market now is that Lexus has chosen the upcoming Guangzhou Motor Show to reveal its updated CT 200h. That's despite both the Los Angeles International Auto Show and the Tokyo Motor Show starting around the same time--both shows hosting several significant launches for 2014. The 2014 CT 200h is a little less significant though, mainly amounting to a facelift and a few other detail changes. Most notable is the new Lexus 'spindle' grille design, found across the automaker's range and now finally appearing on the marque's smallest model. It's a little less...

  • 2013 Lexus CT 200h
    Lexus CT 200h Compact Hybrid Faces New Mercedes, Audi Competitors

    As luxury brands expand their efforts to sell more fuel-efficient cars, Lexus will join Audi and Mercedes-Benz in offering a range of compact models in years to come. Reports say that the Lexus CT compact hybrid hatchback will likely be offered in a variety of body styles--including a four-door...

  • Lexus LF-NX concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Lexus LF-NX Concept Live Photo Gallery: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

    Lexus today unveiled its LF-NX concept, a compact crossover utility vehicle with a hybrid powertrain, at the Frankfurt Auto Show. It previews an upcoming small crossover from Lexus, to be known as the NX in both conventional and hybrid versions. Dimensionally, the LF-NX is smaller than Lexus’...

  • Lexus LF-NX concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Lexus LF-NX Compact Crossover Concept Previews Production 2015 Lexus NX Hybrid Model

    Toyota has promised an ever greater range of hybrids over the next few years, to add to its already significant range of 23 hybrid models worldwide. One of those will be the 2015 Lexus NX, a compact crossover showing off the latest in the company's L-finesse design language. This concept, the...

  • 2013 Toyota Prius
    Toyota Sells 23 Hybrids Globally; How Many Can You Name?

    By this point, pretty much everyone can identify a Toyota Prius by its shape, and knows that it's a hybrid-electric vehicle. And most people know that Toyota sells many more hybrids as well. But how many of them can you name? Turns out that Toyota offers 23 separate and distinct hybrid models...

  • 2013 Lexus RX 450h
    Lexus Compact Hybrid SUV To Debut At 2014 Geneva Show

    Lexus sources have confirmed that the firm's upcoming compact luxury SUV will debut at next year's Geneva Auto Show. The new model is expected to carry the NX 300h tag, after that name was trademarked by Lexus back in November. NX fits the company's naming system and 300h implies the new vehicle...

  • Lexus LF-LC Blue Concept

    Lexus recently sold the last example of its LFA supercar to a lucky buyer--leaving the Japanese luxury automaker without a high-performance flagship. That could change with the news Lexus intends to produce the LF-LC sports car, first seen as a concept vehicle at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. According to Wards Auto, Lexus has confirmed the LF-LC will go into production, possibly badged LC 550. What isn't clear is exactly what drivetrain the performance coupe will use. The concept car, like many Lexus and Toyota concepts these days, used a hybrid powerplant. This sent its efforts to the rear...

  • 2014 Lexus IS 300h
    Lexus IS 300h: Europe-Only Hybrid Sport Sedan, Geneva Debut

    It isn't unknown for car companies to make odd decisions, but Lexus choosing not to sell the hybrid version of its new IS sport sedan in the U.S. has to rank highly among such scenarios. The reason for doing so isn't hard to understand, Lexus feeling it would steal sales away from the...

  • 2013 Toyota Prius liftback
    Best Gas Mileage You Can Get: Top 10 Hybrids

    Are you in the market for a hybrid car? You probably want great gas mileage, without switching to diesel fuel, or taking the next step into plug-in vehicles. The good news is, plug-ins aside, virtually all the most fuel-efficient cars on sale right now are hybrids. Whether you're after a spacious...

  • Lexus Flying Luxury Cruiser - Santa's transport this Christmas
    Lexus Sleighs The Competition With Hybrid Transport For Santa

    You can't trust reindeer these days. Must be that celebrity status. With Christmas days away and Santa's lazy hoofed helpers sunning themselves in Hawaii on a last-minute travel deal, it's taken Lexus to come up with a solution for those vital Christmas deliveries. Last year, Ford provided the...

  • 2012 Lexus RX 450h
    Global Lexus Hybrid Sales Pass Half-Million Mark

    Luxury automaker Lexus has hit a major milestone in hybrid sales: Half a million units. Since the company's first hybrid, the Lexus RX 400h hit the roads in 2005, over 506,000 have followed. And it's the RX hybrid which is still the best-selling line, making up over half of Lexus's total hybrid...

  • 2014 Lexus IS to be revealed at 2013 Detroit Auto Show
    2014 Lexus IS 300h Adds Hybrid Model To Smallest Luxury Sedan

    Lexus has confirmed that its 2014 IS sedan will debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show next month. Continuing the marque's trend towards hybrid models, the range will also tout a hybrid--though it hasn't yet been confirmed whether such a model will hit the U.S. market. Automobile Magazine (via Motor...

  • Lexus LF-CC coupe concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Lexus is set to start development on a production version of the LF-CC hybrid coupe concept, according to reports. Autocar has revealed that Lexus has assigned a senior engineer to the project, and that work will begin in early 2013. The LF-CC concept was first unveiled at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, and is expected to form the basis of a replacement for the IS range. The concept car used a hybrid drivetrain, and the production version will also be a hybrid--continuing the firm's commitment to the technology. Autocar reports that the production car will use a version of the GS hybrid...

  • 2012 Lexus RX 450h
    Lexus NX 300h To Be New Small Hybrid Crossover?

    Lexus can claim credit for kicking off the luxury crossover market in the U.S, with the original RX. Since then, the RX models have always sold strongly--and account for 40 percent of the marque's sales. Now, it appears that a smaller model could be on the way, as Kaizen Factor reveals (via...

  • Lexus LF-CC Concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Lexus LF-CC Concept: Paris Auto Show Live Photos

    Lexus revealed its LF-CC hybrid coupe concept shortly before the 2012 Paris Auto Show, and now we can bring you a live image gallery from the show itself. The dramatic-looking coupe is the boldest expression of the marque's 'L-finesse' design language and one of the most distinctive cars of the...

  • Lexus LF-CC coupe concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Lexus LF-CC Hybrid Coupe Concept: Paris Auto Show Preview

    Lexus has unveiled its first images of a new hybrid coupe concept, set to be unveiled at the impending 2012 Paris Auto Show. Called the Lexus LF-CC, the concept is the latest in a line of conceptual vehicles shown by the brand at recent auto shows, many of which have used hybrid and electric...

  • 2013 Lexus CT 200h
    2013 Lexus CT 200h Compact Hybrid: If It Ain't Broke...

    By dropping the Toyota Prius's well-proven running gear into a compact, sporty body, Lexus has produced a desirable and talented little car. There wasn't a lot wrong with the CT 200h, but Lexus has updated it for the 2013 model year with some small changes to ensure it remains competitive. If it...

  • Teaser for new Lexus hybrid coupe concept
    Lexus Hybrid Coupe Concept To Wow Australian Motor Show

    Ready to challenge Infiniti's Emerg-E and the Acura NSX, Lexus is set to unveil a new hybrid coupe concept at the upcoming 2012 Australian International Motor Show. The car has been confirmed by Lexus chief executive Tony Cramb, and promises to be "an absolutely stunning vehicle... one of the...

  • 2013 Lexus RX 450h road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2012

    After more than 300,000 miles of testing, Google’s automated self-driving Toyota Priuses have proven that self-driving cars have a future. Now Google is adding another hybrid car to its self-driving fleet: the 2012 Lexus RX450h luxury crossover SUV. “To provide the best experience we can, we’ll need to master snow-covered roadways, interpret temporary construction signals and handle other tricky situations that many drivers encounter,” Chris Urmson, Engineering Lead of the Self-driving program wrote on Google’s official blog. The RX450h, with optional electric...

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    Lexus HS 250h Hybrid Car Recalled For Potential Loose Suspension Fault

    Lexus is voluntarily recalling some of its now-discontinued HS 250h entry-level hybrid luxury sedans after it determined that incorrectly-adjusted components on the rear suspension arm could age prematurely and cause suspension failure. According to its official release, the safety recall only...

  • 2013 Lexus ES 300h
    2013 Lexus ES 300h Pricing And Details Announced

    Lexus has announced pricing details for its all-new ES 300h hybrid luxury sedan. Joining the non-hybrid ES 350, the ES 300h will have a MSRP of $38,850, plus a delivery, processing and handling fee of $895. With a 2.5-liter, Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine, the ES 300h develops a combined 200...

  • Next-gen Lexus LS teased in official video?
    2013 Lexus LS600h L Hybrid Luxury Sedan: Coming Soon

    It’s one of the least popular luxury hybrids in the world, but at six years old, the current 2012 Lexus LS600h L -- just like the rest of the Lexus LS family -- is starting to show its age. Which is why Toyota has been working hard on a complete redesign of the Lexus LS range, which it will...

  • 2013 Lexus RX 450h road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2012
    2013 Lexus RX 450h: 750-Mile Gas Mileage Test

    The Lexus RX luxury crossover line is the mainstay of Toyota's luxury line in the U.S., representing fully 42 percent of the brand's total 2011 sales. And the hybrid Lexus RX 450h model finds many buyers among progressive, affluent suburban families. There's just one problem: Its real-world gas...

  • 2010 Lexus RX 450h
    Lexus Recalls 2010 RX450H In Extended Floor Mat Recall

    More than two years after Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus recalled the majority of its hybrid cars to stop the accelerator pedal sticking on aftermarket mats, yet more of its cars have just been recalled for the snip. This time, it isn’t Toyota’s Prius hybrid, but over 150,000 RX...

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