Lexus

The most remarkable thing about the Lexus LFA ( www.lexus.com ) is not that it is extremely quick (202 mph), very expensive ($375,000), or exceedingly exclusive (only 500 will be built), but that it...
The 2011 Lexus LFA is an extreme sports car that completely shatters the Japanese automaker's discreet and conservative luxury car mold. But without historical cues on which to draw, Lexus designers...
In Japan, a country where the quest for perfection is a matter of national pride, the most skilled autoworkers compete for the honor of tending to the Lexus LS production line. As any LS owner will...
Lexus has recently put a lot of development dollars into their IS model line. First came the IS F—the Japanese brand’s first performance sedan—and now a new hardtop convertible model dubbed the IS C...
Don’t let its suffix fool you: The letter F on this Lexus has nothing to do with failing. In fact, the Lexus IS F passes every test with flying colors. When BMW dropped a V-8 into the new M3, Lexus...
The handsomely redesigned GX 460 is one of the rare SUVs with actual off-road competence to back up its off-road looks. The GX packs an arsenal of features to keep things moving when the pavement...
The Lexus LS 600h L is considered a performance hybrid, sacrificing very little speed while sending out much cleaner emissions. In Japan, a country where the quest for perfection is a matter of...
Although the SC 430 won’t win any automotive design awards, it still may find a place in the Lexus annals as one of the marque’s most timelessly appealing models. Virtually unchanged since its...
When Lexus engineers set out to develop the 2010 Lexus RX 450h, energy efficiency was a top priority. A new Eco drive setting modifies throttle response and reduces the air-conditioning system’s load...
The LX 570 takes the term “luxury off-roading” to a whole new level. Lexus’ big rig is based on the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser; thus, the LX sports an extremely capable full-time four-wheel-drive...
If you desire the power and grace offered by the GS 460 but admire the fuel economy that your neighbor gets from the HS250h, then the gas-electric GS 450h hybrid is the ultimate compromise. By...
The GS 460 was the second Lexus to be blessed with the 4.6-liter V-8 engine, shortly after the motor debuted in the flagship LS-series sedan . As in the LS, the GS 460 utilizes Lexus’ 8-speed...
When Lexus began exporting the new 2010 HS 250h in the fall of 2009, the Japanese automaker became the first luxury marque to offer a hybrid-only model. If the car looks vaguely familiar, however,...
The longtime darling of spy photographers along Germany’s famed Nürburgring circuit, where it seems every new performance vehicle learns its manners these days, the dramatic Lexus LFA has at last...
What's in a Name. Dissecting its alphanumeric model name reveals everything you need to know about the Lexus LS600h L. The LS Series— LS for luxury sedan (at least that is what the acronym stood for...
The vehicle’s two tons of elegance lope flat and steady at 140 mph on the banked oval at the Toyota Arizona Proving Ground (TAPG), the automaker’s vehicle-testing facility near Phoenix. Count Basie’s...
First came the Maybach 62, introduced four years ago as an 18-footer for elderly businessmen and their chauffeurs. Next was the smaller Maybach 57, designed more for those who prefer to do their own...
Although it is equipped with the industry’s best navigation system, the Lexus RX400h still managed to arrive one day late to our annual soiree. But if you are going to show up tardy to this party,...
Cadillac SRX The American crossover undercuts the competition. About a year ago, I joined a group of automotive journalists in Arizona to test-drive Cadillac’s revamped CTS sedan, its XLR convertible...
Push a particular button on the Lexus LS430’s navigation system, and miniature flags of Japan, China, and France appear on a map on the car’s 7-inch touchscreen. The icons, situated among equally...
While the term “sport-utility vehicle” (and its ubiquitous acronym) entered our national lexicon barely 15 years ago, the concept of four-wheel-drive vehicles combining off-road capability with...
The SC 430 signals that Lexus is daring to build more than mere replicas. Five years ago, if Lexus had wanted to design a luxury two-seater, it would have emerged as a copycat Benz SL or XK8 Jag. The...

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