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On its way! The next version of Toyota’s Lexus flagship

TOKYO, Japan - It might be three decades since the debut of the Lexus LS in 1989 but the luxury brand says it is still on a mission to set standards for top-end automobiles ad indeed here is its latest flagship. It looks like it has done it again with the introduction of the 2020… Continue reading On its way! The next version of Toyota’s Lexus flagship

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Tough choices for 2021 Lexus LC convertible

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The Lexus design team had a daunting challenge from its Mahogany Row: create the world’s most beautiful open-top car that preserves the essential styling of the brand's award-winning LC coupe.Lexus will introduce the LC 500 Convertible in 2021 for the South African market, so read on...The roof, the company says, was… Continue reading Tough choices for 2021 Lexus LC convertible

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Toyota back into high gear with parts warehouse build

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Toyota SA has moved into high gear with a R365-million project to double the size of its East Rand parts distribution warehouse to 80 000m² to create the largest such building in the southern hemisphere. Toyota SA's president and CEO Andrew Kirkby told The Corner in a media release: “This investment will… Continue reading Toyota back into high gear with parts warehouse build

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Japanese culture on wheels: Sink into a Lexus dreamworld

Enjoy Japanese Studio Ghibli’s anime films Unleash the chef in you – DIY sushi Lexus LFA on Toyota museum collection JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Lexus has added sushi tutorials to its Studio Ghibli on Netflix as a way to fill homebound lockdown days by learning Japanese culture from books, films, and technology. Here are nine ways… Continue reading Japanese culture on wheels: Sink into a Lexus dreamworld

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Lexus update: Tweaks to styling, cabins and tech for 2020

• Interior- and technology - focused upgrades • 'Impressive' spec changes to IS, NX, RC and LS • Lexus Connect, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay added JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Lexus IS, NX, RC and LS units have undergone some minor improvements for 2020 through specification changes intended, Toyota says, ''to offer quality drives and… Continue reading Lexus update: Tweaks to styling, cabins and tech for 2020

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All-new Lexus EX hybrid ‘sets new standard of value’

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Lexus SA says it is offering potential ES 300h customers a new standard of value, technology and elegance in the form of an all-new hybrid derivative in EX model grade for 2020. The full model range now consists of the entry-level petrol ES 250 EX, the new ES 300h EX, and… Continue reading All-new Lexus EX hybrid ‘sets new standard of value’

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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… Continue reading Lexus adds two years to eight-year EV battery warranty

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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… Continue reading Monster Lexus gets more luxury goodies in US market

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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… Continue reading Coming Lexus LC Convertible launches over The Hill

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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… Continue reading Latest Lexus tops the tables in EuroNCAP testing