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Lexus LQ - the Audi Q8 rival and other future models

5 December 2018

Once little known outside North America, Lexus has steadily increased its rate of success in other regions. There is much more to do though, as sales in the USA and Japan are stuck behind Mercedes-Benz, while in Europe even Jaguar now outsells the brand - quite significantly too. The picture is far brighter in China, where Lexus sits at the top of the charts for imported models, and where local production will finally commence in 2019.


Detroit auto show world debuts list - Nissan EV concept

30 November 2018

Manufacturers have begun to drip feed the first details of concepts and production models which will be world debuts at the North American International Auto Show. The latest round-up of what has been confirmed is below, with the list to be constantly updated over the coming weeks.


2018 Paris motor show - world debuts list

3 October 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 edition of the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile are named below.


Is Lexus' new flagship now just too complex?

2 August 2018

It would be fair to say I initially did not get on too well with the latest Lexus LS. I've always liked the big sedan which started out in 1989 ('91 for me) with a V8 and a mission to clobber the likes of Mercedes but my exposure since has been pretty minimal, the odd drive here and there. So when the latest one, all GBP105,595 of it, with every standard and optional feature available, hove to in the driveway, I expected to set it up - phones, radio presets, locking and lighting preferences, you know the drill, with a touchscreen. Wrong. There's a screen, no touch.

Latest interviews


Q&A on automated driving with Toyota

20 December 2017

At Toyota's recent Advanced Technology Seminar in its R&D Centre in Zaventem, Belgium, the company explained its global vision towards ZERO accidents. In a unique double interview, Seigo Kuzumaki, TMC chief professional engineer in charge of safety R&D and government affairs of technology, and Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute, detail the automaker's approach with respect to automated driving, a topic that is increasingly taking centre stage in the automotive industry.


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.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 0.6% in November 2018

4 December 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported November 2018 sales of 190,423 units. With the same number of selling days in November 2018 compared to November 2017, sales were down 0.6% on a volume basis and a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota division...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 8% in October 2018

30 November 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for October 2018, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. Toyota October 2018 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars:...


just-auto Plus only Lexus launches new UX in Japan

28 November 2018

The all-new Lexus UX goes on sale at all Lexus dealerships across Japan. Catering to urbanites in search of a fresh, contemporary and dynamic take on luxury driving, the UX offers the brand's innovative design, luxury features, and advanced safety in a...


just-auto Plus only Toyota equips 10m vehicles globally with preventive safety package since 2015

26 November 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announces the total global number of vehicles equipped with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), the Toyota-developed preventive safety package, has reached the 10m unit mark, approximately three and a half years after its March 2015...


Lexus partners with Queensland for connected vehicle trials

20 November 2018

Lexus Australia said it had become the first vehicle brand to partner with the Queensland government in a trial of advanced technologies designed to improve road safety and reduce congestion, fuel consumption and emissions.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales up 1.4% in October 2018

5 November 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported October 2018 sales of 191,102 units. With one more selling day in October 2018 compared to October 2017, sales were up 1.4% on a volume basis and down 2.5% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota division...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 3.2% in September 2018

30 October 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors, for September 2018 and for April to September 2018. September 2018 Results Production in...


Denso to supply digital side-view systems for new Lexus ES

29 October 2018

Denso has developed a digital side-view monitor ECU (electronic control unit) which it says helps enhance the view for the driver and improves vehicle safety.


just-auto Plus only Toyota launches new Lexus ES in Japan

26 October 2018

Lexus announced the start of 2019 Lexus ES sales at all its dealerships across Japan. The ES was introduced in 1989 as part of Lexus' debut vehicle line-up alongside the brand's flagship model, the LS. Armed with unparallelled ride quality,...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores three new models five star rating

25 October 2018

ANCAP, Australasia’s independent authority on vehicle safety, has commended the safety specification and safety performance of the newly released Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6 and Lexus ES300h – all achieving 5 star ANCAP safety...


Lexus eyeing China build - report

5 October 2018

Lexus is considering building cars in China, according to a media report.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 10.4% in September 2018

3 October 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported September 2018 sales of 203,098 units. With one less selling day in September 2018 compared to September 2017, sales were down 6.8% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis and down 10.4% on a volume basis. Through...


Paris - Toyota plans for UK plants Brexit

2 October 2018

Toyota has already put plans into place to maximise efficiencies at its UK plant ahead of any Brexit deal, good or bad.


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 0.8% in August 2018

28 September 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for August 2018, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motor. August 2018 Results Passenger cars: Toyota - 212,361 units; change - (-)2.5%;...


Lexus introduces Digital Side-View Monitors on the new ES

13 September 2018

Lexus has announced its introduction of 'Digital Side-View' monitors on the new ES launched in Japan in October.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 2% in August 2018

5 September 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported August 2018 sales of 223,055 units. With the same number of selling days in August 2018 compared to August 2017, sales were down 2.0% on a daily selling rate (DSR) and volume basis.   Toyota division posted...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 3.1% in July 2018

31 August 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for July 2018, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor. and Hino Motors. Passenger cars: Toyota - 244,337 units; change - 0.8% Daihatsu - 59,130 units;...


Toyota Kentucky plant now building 2019 Lexus ES350

6 August 2018

Production of the redesigned 2019 Lexus ES350 on a new platform has begun at Toyota Motor's longest established US assembly site in Georgetown, Kentucky.


just-auto Plus only Lexus global sales up 7% in H1 2018

6 August 2018

Lexus International announced it sold 327,838 vehicles worldwide in the first six months of 2018 (January to June). This sales performance represents a 7% increase compared to the same sales period last year (January to June 2017). The 2018CY sales performance...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales down 2.1% in July 2018

2 August 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported July 2018 sales of 208,770 units. With one less selling day in July 2018 compared to July 2017, sales were down 2.1% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis and down 6.0% on volume basis. Toyota division posted July...


Toyota and Servco launch car sharing services in Honolulu

11 July 2018

Toyota is participating in the Honolulu (Hawaii, US) launch of a 'creative new mobility solution' called Hui – a round-trip, station-based car share service.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales up 3.6% in June 2018

4 July 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported June 2018 sales of 209,602 units. With one more selling day in June 2018 compared to June 2017, sales were up 3.6% on volume basis and down 0.3% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. For the first half of the year,...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls Lexus cars to replace fuel delivery pipe

27 June 2018

Toyota Motor North America announced that it is conducting a safety recall involving certain Lexus models: Model Year 2006-2013 IS 350, Model Year 2010-2014 IS 350C and Model Year 2007-2011 GS 350, and GS 450h vehicles. Approximately 115,000 units are involved...


Lexus Europe eyes six-figure sales by 2020

5 June 2018

A shift away from diesels and new WLTP reporting rules are helping Toyota's luxury Lexus brand in its quest to achieve 100,000 sales in Europe.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 1.3% in May 2018

5 June 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported May 2018 sales of 215,321 vehicles, a decrease of 1.3% from May 2017 on a volume basis. With one more selling day in May 2018 compared to May 2017, sales were down 5.1% on a daily selling rate (DSR)...


Lexus shuffles US exec deck

23 May 2018

David Christ has been named to succeed Jeff Bracken as Lexus group vice president and general manager, overseeing all aspects of US Lexus automotive operations, including sales, marketing, customer service and dealer operations.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 4.7% in April 2018

3 May 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported April 2018 sales of 192,348 vehicles, a decrease of 4.7% from April 2017 on a volume basis. With two fewer selling days in April 2018 compared to April 2017, sales were up 3.2% on a daily selling rate (DSR)...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales up 3.5% in March 2018

4 April 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported March 2018 sales of 222,782 vehicles, an increase of 3.5% from March 2017 on a volume basis. With one more selling day in March 2018 compared to March 2017, sales were down 0.2% on a daily selling rate (DSR)...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America recalls Sienna/Tacoma/Lexus vehicles

4 April 2018

Toyota Motor North America, announced that it is conducting a safety recall in the US of approximately 6,000 Model Year 2018 Camry and Highlander vehicles and Model Year 2017 Sienna, Tacoma and Lexus RX350 vehicles. The involved vehicles are equipped with a...


just-auto Plus only Bridgestone Turanza tyre selected for new Lexus UX

3 April 2018

Bridgestone Corporation announced that its Turanza EL450 tyre with run-flat technology (RFT) will be supplied as original equipment on the new Lexus UX crossover vehicle. The Lexus UX was unveiled during the 88th International Geneva Motor Show in March 2018,...

Lexus news

Lexus LQ - the Audi Q8 rival and other future models

5 December 2018

Once little known outside North America, Lexus has steadily increased its rate of success in othe...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 0.6% in November 2018

4 December 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported November 2018 sales of 190,423 units. With the same nu...


Detroit auto show world debuts list - Nissan EV concept

30 November 2018

Manufacturers have begun to drip feed the first details of concepts and production models which w...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 8% in October 2018

30 November 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for O...


just-auto Plus only Lexus launches new UX in Japan

28 November 2018

The all-new Lexus UX goes on sale at all Lexus dealerships across Japan. Catering to urbanites in...


just-auto Plus only Toyota equips 10m vehicles globally with preventive safety package since 2015

26 November 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announces the total global number of vehicles equipped with Toy...



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