Lexus has announced the addition of all-wheel drive (AWD) versions of its flagship luxury sedan, the LS 460 and long-wheelbase LS 460 L. The 2009 model year expands Lexus' AWD lineup, making the LS 460 the fourth luxury sedan to offer AWD performance following the IS 250, GS 350 and LS 600h L.
The AWD versions of the LS 460 and LS 460 L will utilize a drivetrain almost identical to their hybrid counterpart, the LS 600h L. The AWD system featur
On 26 August, the new LS 460 All-Wheel Drive will make its world premiere at this year’s Moscow International Motor Show.
The LS 460’s outstanding performance, sure-footed dynamic abilities and advanced active safety systems have been further strengthened by the addition of permanent all-wheel drive.
The all-wheel drive system is a three differential configuration featuring a highly compact TORSEN® Limited Slip Differential (LSD) –
Lexus introduced the first-ever LS 600h L Pebble Beach Edition and the sixth SC 430 Pebble Beach Edition to commemorate its continuing partnership with Pebble Beach Company. The vehicles were unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Lexus Fashion Preview on August 15, 2008. Production of these 2009 Pebble Beach
UK sales of luxury SUVs are plummeting – except for the Lexus RX 400h.
The RX 400h is winning over ever more customers with sales up by almost 28 per cent in July compared to the same month last year.
That growth stands in stark contrast to the fortunes of rival luxury brands, which suffered an average decline of 30 per cent in SUV sales. And for some famous names, new registrations have tumbled by as much as 50 per cent.
The power behind Lexus’s trend-busting performance is its hy
Back in May Lexus Centres across the country hosted a promotional weekend, titled Lexus Hybrid Drive - The Power To Change Your World. Visitors to the weekend event had the opportunity to find out what it felt like to be a Lexus owner and experience for themselves the technology that offers the combination of high performance with lower emissions, which is Lexus Hybrid Drive.
All those who test drove a Lexus were entered into a draw, with the winner having the chance of a 365 day test drive in a Lexus RX 400h. T
Henry “The Fonz” Winkler and Nicky Cox, Editor of First News are touring schools across the country in a Lexus RX 400h, in support of the Government’s 2008 National Year of Reading.
Both Winkler and First News, the widest read weekly children’s publication in Britain, are committed to helping sustain the environment. Winkler himself owns a RX 400h at home in the USA.
Nicky Cox, First News Editor, said: “We are committed to trying to help to sustain the environment and so wante
Lexus corporate has recently supplied the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) with four Lexus RX 400h vehicles helping to raise awareness of the hybrid range among its players.
The four players who will be using the hybrids are; Gareth Bale Tottenham Hotspur, Craig Gardiner Aston Villa, Micah Richards Manchester City and David Wheater Middlesbrough. All have played for England under 21 squad at international level except Bale who has represented Wales. The Lexus RX 400h the world’s
The new LS 600h adds Lexus’ revolutionary hybrid technology to the unique values of L-finesse design, the world’s most advanced safety technology and the highest possible standards in production, quality and comfort expressed in the LS 460, to create a vehicle which explores the outer reaches of luxury car performance, design, safety and efficiency, whilst offering the ultimate in sophisticated and engaging driving experiences.
From the outset, the Lexus philosophy has been to develop car
Much of the development of the new Lexus IS-F took place at Fuji Speedway and the Higashi-Fuji Technical Center in Japan. The Lexus IS-F is based on the proven rear-wheel-drive Lexus IS, which is equipped with a double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension. As well as the IS performs, Lexus engineers demanded much more of the all-new IS-F. The result is a performance tuned 5.0-liter V8 engine, topped with specially engineered heads fed by a two-stage intake system, that produces 400-plus
The Lexus LF-A sports-car concept was originally shown at the 2005 NAIAS to express a bold new direction in styling for the Lexus brand. The goals for the new LF-A are no different than they were with the original concept: To build a supercar with world-class performance that is uniquely Lexus.
As with all new Lexus vehicles, the styling of the LF-A is rooted in a design direction called L-finesse. The concept of L-finesse was used to shape and detail the original LF-A, and it was used to res
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