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Lexus Enters Brace of LF-A in Round the Clock ‘Ring Race

Lexus will enter two LF-A sportscar prototypes in the Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race on 23-24 May, 2009. The entry of the two-seater sportscar, which is powered by a 5.0-litre, V10 producing more than 500PS, forms part of an on-going R&D process. As in 2008, Lexus engineers will use the gruelling race at t

Lexus Adds Sporting Package to IS 250

Lexus has launched a new sports-inspired IS 250. The new Sports Package adds unique 18-inch split five-spoke alloy wheels, satellite navigation, aluminium pedals and sports suspension. Furthermore, the Sports Package, based on IS 250 Prestige grade, also gains leather-accented seat material over the alcantara material of the previous Sports model. The Sports Package also offers a significant saving in recommended retail price compared with the previous discontinued Sports model grade. T

Lexus RX 450h Sets New SUV Economy Benchmark

RX 450h will become Australia's greenest SUV when it launches in mid-2009, achieving fuel economy figures and emissions closer to a small four-cylinder sedan. The petrol-electric hybrid will sip just 6.4 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres* and emit just 150grams of CO2 - a figure not achieved in any SUV in Australia. In keeping with the performance focus of Lexus, RX 450h will be no slouch, developing 220kW of power from the petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain - 10 per cent more power than the outgoing model.

Lexus IS 250C

The new Lexus IS 250C, which will go on sale this summer, combines the sharp styling of the IS saloon range with open-top engineering ingenuity. The result is top-down driving pleasure with uncompromised dynamic performance. True to Lexus’s legendary quality and attention detail, the new IS 250C has been engineered to achieve excellent aerodynamics, torsional rigidity, NVH levels and safety performance in both coupe and convertible configurations. The lightweight roof structure

Lexus Rx 450h

The new Lexus RX 450h follows on from the 2005 launch of the ground-breaking RX 400h to introduce second-generation Lexus Hybrid Drive technology. In the RX 450h, Lexus marked the first successful dovetailing of high performance with the hybrid benefits of fuel economy and low emissions, revolutionising powertrain technology in the premium segment. The system has undergone significant development in the RX 450h. Unlike mild hybrids, which use supplementary electric motor power simply to b

Lexus Announces Class-Leading Emissions And Fuel Economy For New Rx 450h Crossover

Lexus has released headline environmental performance figures for its new RX 450h crossover, ahead of the model’s official world premiere at the Geneva motor show next week. Extensive revisions to the Lexus Hybrid Drive system have helped bring down CO2 emissions to 148g/km, a figure that is significantly lower than any other competitor model in the premium crossover class, including the best-performing diesels. More than that, it also o

New Lexus Rx 450h To Make European Debut At Geneva

The all-new RX 450h will make its European debut as the centrepiece of the Lexus stand at the Geneva motor show on 3 March. Significant revisions to the Lexus Hybrid Drive powertrain will deliver substantially lower carbon dioxide emissions when the luxury crossover goes on sale in the UK this summer, setting a

Lexus Announces Pricing for All-New 2010 RX 350

Lexus today announced the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the all-new 2010 RX 350 luxury utility vehicle. The original RX 300 model inaugurated the luxury crossover category in 1998, and the new RX350 once again raises the bar for design, engineering and luxury innovation in the segment. The 2010 RX 350, which arrives at dealerships this month, carries a base MSRP of $36,800 for the front-wheel drive (FWD) model and $38,200 for the all-wheel drive (AWD) version. The 2010 RX 350 teams a revised

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Lexus Super Car Races To Melbourne Motor Show

Lexus will stage the Australian debut of its own supercar, the LF-A Roadster, at the Melbourne International Motor Show on 27 February. The LF-A Roadster goes on display in Melbourne after headlining motor shows in Tokyo and Detroit. The Roadster's V10 engine is capable of producing more than 360 kilowatts and test-track speeds greater than 330km/h. Its sleek design utilises a lightweight carbon-fibre and aluminium body that ensures structural rigidity is maintained, even without a roof. Styling of the

Lexus Announces A Welcome Cut In Production

Lexus moves into new territory this winter with revisions to the IS 220d that bring a substantial reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, leading to even more significant cost of ownership savings. In bringing the CO2 figure down from 163 to 148g/km, the IS 220d enjoys a more advantageous position in terms of Benefit-in-Kind company car tax rates and the allowance companies can write down against Corporation Tax.  The new BIK rate is 20 per cent and for the 2009/10 tax year the reduced CO2 level allows companie

Lexus Stages World Debut of the 2010 HS 250h at NAIAS

Lexus today revealed the 2010 HS 250h, the world’s first dedicated luxury hybrid vehicle, at the North American International Auto Show. The HS 250h will be Lexus’ fourth hybrid and the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its lineup. It also will be the first Lexus to utilize carbon-neutral Ecological Plastic materials

Lexus Rx 400h Limited Editions

Motorists keen to make every penny count in 2009 will be handsomely catered for by Lexus with two new high value versions of the Lexus RX 400h, Europe’s only hybrid power premium SUV. Released for the New Year, the Limited Edition and Executive Limited Edition deliver exceptional luxury specifications and refined, super-efficient performance at a highly competitive price. Both new RX 400h special editions build on the regular RX specification with a long list of extra features and come with