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ANALYSIS - The future models Toyota is planning for Lexus

18 October 2017

The second feature in a series which looks at the future models of brands under the Toyota Motor Corporation umbrella is all about Lexus.


ANALYSIS - 2017 Lexus IS 300h

21 April 2017

The IS hybrid is one of those cars you don't often see, especially in the UK, which is a pity, as the IS 300h deserves to be far more popular than it is.


Toyota's new TNGA based engines and transmissions

6 December 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation, now rolling out new vehicles - the fourth generation Prius hybrid and C-HR compact crossover - on its Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), announced it had developed advanced engines and transmissions and further evolved its hybrid systems and plans to use these new powertrain units in a "rapidly broadening range of vehicle models", starting in 2017.


Driving the 168mph Lexus GS F

14 October 2016

Do we think of Lexus as a performance brand? Not usually. The LF-A was a few years ago now and the RC F is rarely seen on British roads. The newest F is the GS and while it will sell in only the tiniest of volumes, BMW and Mercedes-AMG buyers shouldn't dismiss it.

Latest interviews


INTERVIEW: Alain Uyttenhoven, Head of Lexus Europe

24 November 2014

Russia, Lexus' number one market in its European region, might be down, but UK sales are up strongly. On balance then, 2014 has been a good year, according to the brand's Head of Europe. Next, he promises more hybrids but no diesels. Why?


Q&A with Takata: Occupant restraint systems

7 October 2013

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with global players in the occupant restraints market, Matthew Beecham talked with Claus Rudolf, Vice President of Global Engineering at Takata Corp. Headquartered Tokyo, Japan, Takata's products are primarily sold in Japan, the Americas, Europe and Asia.


INTERVIEW: Glen W DeVos, Delphi’s VP Engineering, Delphi Electronics and Safety and Global Director of Engineering, Infotainment and Driver Interface PBU

22 July 2013

Delphi is a leading supplier of vehicle connectivity. Its expertise ranges from infotainment systems through Advanced Driver Assistance (ADAS) systems to semi-autonomous driving technologies. Vanessa Scholfield, editor of just-auto’s QUBE Connected Vehicles service spoke to Glen W DeVos, Delphi’s Vice President Engineering, Delphi Electronics and Safety and Global Director of Engineering, Infotainment and Driver Interface PBU, to discuss the latest trends and developments in the market and Delphi’s involvement in this rapidly expanding sector.


Q&A with Lear Corporation: Review of vehicle seating

10 May 2013

Back in the 1970s, a car seat was a functional component with few or no added value features. Nowadays, with drivers spending more time in their car on longer commutes, they expect a comfortable ride. Matthew Beecham caught up with three top executives of Lear Corp to hear how the seat has become an integral part of the car’s overall design and appeal in the showroom. Here, Ryan Burns, Lear’s Vice President of Global Seat Engineering led the discussion with contributions from Karl Henn, Director of Seating Engineering and R&D and Mandy Sarotte, Vice President of Global Trim Sales.

Latest news


Tokyo show: Toyota to reveal 1,000km fuel cell concept

18 October 2017

Toyota has revealed initial details of a hydrogen fuel cell concept which will make its motor show debut in Tokyo later this month. The Fine-Comfort Ride has a claimed range of 1,000km, which compares to 650km for the Mirai.


just-auto Plus only IIHS scores 2017 Lexus IS top safety pick+ rating

16 October 2017

The 2017 Lexus IS, a midsize luxury car, qualifies for the highest award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety after changes were made to improve protection in small overlap front crashes and in rear crashes. To earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick+...


Special paint for special Lexus

9 October 2017

Toyota's Lexus is making a new type of paint available on the limited run LC Structural Blue Edition.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales surge 14.9% in September 2017

5 October 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported September 2017 sales of 226,632 units. With one more selling day in September 2017 compared to September 2016, sales were up 14.9% on a volume basis, and up 10.5% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. For the first...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls 2010 Lexus HS 250h vehicles

5 October 2017

Toyota Motor North America announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2010 Lexus HS 250h vehicles in the US. Approximately 18,000 vehicles are involved. In the involved vehicles, a manufacturing issue in the hybrid vehicle...


just-auto Plus only TMC August 2017 sales up 2.5% in Japan

28 September 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for August 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 207,094 units; YoY change - (-)3.6%;...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales up 6.8% in August 2017

5 September 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported August 2017 sales of 227,625 units. With one more selling day in August 2017 compared to August 2016, sales were up 6.8% on volume and up 2.8% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota division posted August...


Toyota NA forms new Connected Technologies group

1 September 2017

Toyota Motor North America has said it will form a new group 'focused on delivering industry-leading user experiences and new technologies for its Toyota and Lexus vehicles'.


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 4% in July 2017

31 August 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for July 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. July 2017 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 242,443 units; YoY...


2017 CHENGDU SHOW - world premieres [updated with Qoros models]

30 August 2017

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at CDMS 2017, the 20th Chengdu motor show. This list has now been updated with Qoros' premieres.


just-auto Plus only Lexus H 2017 sales down 4.42%

25 August 2017

Lexus International today announced it sold 305,169 vehicles worldwide in the first six months of 2017 (January to June). This sales performance represents a 4.42% decrease compared to the same sales period last year (January to June 2016). The 2017CY sales...


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales up 3.6% in July 2017

2 August 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported July 2017 sales of 222,057 units. With the one less selling day in July 2017 compared to July 2016, sales were up 3.6% on volume and up 7.8% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota division posted July sales of...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 10.3% in June 2017

31 July 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors for June 2017 and for January to June 2017. June 2017 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars:...


just-auto Plus only Denso develops new safety sensors for 2018 Lexus LS

26 July 2017

Denso Corporation designs and develops the technology helping drivers safely navigate the roads. On 26 July 2017 the company announced two new products to be incorporated in the new 2018 Lexus LS, which will be released in Japan and the US after this fall. A...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls Lexus ES350 vehicles

18 July 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V415000 Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing Components: Steering Potential number of units affected: 1,761 Summary Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2017 Lexus...


Lexus enhances safety technology for Europe-bound LS

10 July 2017

Toyota Motor's redesigned Lexus LS continues the flagship model line's role as a technology leader, now combining various safety systems with the aim of eventually eliminating traffic-related deaths. Many of the systems carry over from the previous model but have been updated.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales up 2.1% in June 2017

4 July 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA), reported June 2017 sales of 202,376 units. With the same number of selling days in June 2017 compared to June 2016, sales were up 2.1% on both a volume and daily selling rate (DSR) basis. For the first half of the year,...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls Lexus ES 350 vehicles

30 June 2017

Toyota Motor North America announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2017 Lexus ES 350 vehicles in the US. Approximately 1,760 vehicles are involved. The right-hand side tie rod assembly in the involved vehicles may not have been...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 12.3% in May 2017

30 June 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for May 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 199,924 units; YoY change - (-)7.8%; Daihatsu...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales down 0.5% in May 2017

2 June 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported its US, May 2017 sales of 218,248 units, a decrease of 0.5% from May 2016 on a volume basis. With one more selling day in May 2017 compared to May 2016, sales were down 4.5% on a daily selling rate (DSR)...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls 2016-17 Tacoma to replace crank position sensors

2 June 2017

Toyota Motor North America, announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2016 and 2017 V6 engine Toyota Tacoma vehicles in the US. Approximately 32,000 vehicles are involved.   The V6 engine crankshaft timing rotor in the...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 5.7% in April 2017

30 May 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for April 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 222,927 units; YoY change - 23.7%;...


Lexus starts on hand crafted Europe export LC

22 May 2017

The first of Toyota's new Lexus LC luxury coupes for UK and Europe export went into production today (22 May) on an exclusive new assembly line in Japan.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales down 4.4% in April 2017

4 May 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported its US April 2017 sales of 201,926 units, a decrease of 4.4% from April 2016 on a volume basis. With one less selling day in April 2017 compared to April 2016, sales were down 0.7% on a daily selling rate (DSR)...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 10.2% in March 2017

27 April 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors, for March 2017 as well as the fiscal year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. Production in...


2017 Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


2017 New York motor show - global debuts list

13 April 2017

There was no stand-out star at this year's New York International Auto Show, though for sheer novelty value, FCA's 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon could be rightly thought of as the biggest attraction.


Toyota announces record $1.33bn spend at Kentucky plant

10 April 2017

A $1.33bn spend - the highest of any automaker in Kentucky and the second largest in state history- will make Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky the first plant in North America to begin producing vehicles using Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA).


just-auto Plus only Toyota North America sales down 2.1% in March 2017

4 April 2017

Toyota Motor North America reported its US March 2017 sales of 215,224 units, a decrease of 2.1% from March 2016 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days in March 2017 compared to March 2016, sales were down 2.1% on a daily selling rate (DSR)...

Lexus news

ANALYSIS - The future models Toyota is planning for Lexus

18 October 2017

The second feature in a series which looks at the future models of brands under the Toyota Motor...


Tokyo show: Toyota to reveal 1,000km fuel cell concept

18 October 2017

Toyota has revealed initial details of a hydrogen fuel cell concept which will make its motor sho...


just-auto Plus only IIHS scores 2017 Lexus IS top safety pick+ rating

16 October 2017

The 2017 Lexus IS, a midsize luxury car, qualifies for the highest award from the Insurance Insti...


Special paint for special Lexus

9 October 2017

Toyota's Lexus is making a new type of paint available on the limited run LC Structural Blue Edit...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales surge 14.9% in September 2017

5 October 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported September 2017 sales of 226,632 units. With one more s...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls 2010 Lexus HS 250h vehicles

5 October 2017

Toyota Motor North America announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year...



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