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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.


Lexus LC 500 - the anti-hybrid?

7 June 2018

With sales well below 50,000 per annum (16,276 for the year to the end of April), Lexus is a minor make in Europe, smaller even than Jaguar and about the same size as DS. Unceasingly advertising itself as the hybrid brand in the days when few buyers knew anything about petrol-electrics is the reason why. It's ironic then that just as its hybrids are rising in popularity, Toyota is also selling the stunning LC coupe with a proper old-school V8.


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


Can newly updated Lexus CT 200h still compete?

21 December 2017

Sometimes, Toyota Motor Corporation does curious things. The new Lexus LC and LS are clearly money no object designs. Why then has it chosen to extend the life of the seven-year old CT 200h with another facelift, when the car was, to be polite, not exactly state of the art?

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


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,...


Toyota suspends Lexus robo-limo testing

21 March 2018

Toyota has moved to suspend testing of its 'Chauffeur' automated taxi prototypes following the collision between a Volvo XC90 operated by Uber which killed a woman in Arizona.


2018 GENEVA SHOW - World premieres list

7 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales up 4.5% in February 2018

5 March 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported February 2018 sales of 182,195 vehicles, an increase of 4.5% from February 2017 on a volume basis. With the same amount of selling days in February 2018 compared to February 2017, sales were up 4.5% on a daily selling...


Toyota announces new powertrains

26 February 2018

Toyota Motor said it had developed a new continuously variable transmission (CVT), six speed manual transmission, two litre engine, two litre hybrid system, and 4WD systems based on its Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA).


Toyota marks 60 years in Brazil with new Yaris

16 February 2018

It's a little known fact that Brazil was the first country outside Japan to build Toyotas.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls Camry/Lexus vehicles

15 February 2018

Toyota Motor North America announced that it is conducting separate safety recalls in the US of approximately 11,800 Model Year 2018 Toyota Camry vehicles and approximately 9,900 Model Year 2015 - 2018 Lexus RC F, Model Year 2016 - 2018 Lexus GS F and Model...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales up 16.8% in January 2018

5 February 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported January 2018 sales of 167,056 vehicles, an increase of 16.8% from January 2017 on a volume basis. With one more selling day in January 2018 compared to January 2017, sales were up 12.1% on a daily selling rate (DSR)...


Toyota beats 'electrified' target three years early

2 February 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) said it had sold 1.52m vehicles with electrified powertrains worldwide.


Toyota plans airbag recalls in US and Australia

1 February 2018

Toyota Motor North America is recalling 49,000 2016 Prius and Lexus RX vehicles and 2015 – 2016 Lexus NX vehicles to fix and airbag problem.


just-auto Plus only Toyota New Zealand recalls Toyota and Lexus models

31 January 2018

Toyota New Zealand is recalling 3,408 Toyota and Lexus models due to a possible concern with the airbag sensor. Impacted models include the Toyota Corolla, Toyota Hilux, and Lexus NX 200t, manufactured in the second half of 2015. The recall is due to the...


Toyota North American output dips in 2017

17 January 2018

Toyota last year built 1,983,723 vehicles at its North American vehicle assembly plants though volume was down slightly year on year (2,124,608 in 2016).


2018 DETROIT SHOW - world debuts list

16 January 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 NAIAS are named below on just-auto's list.


CES - Automotive exhibitor world premieres

10 January 2018

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show hosted multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres. Fisker, Future Mobility Corporation, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Rinspeed, the Toyota Research Institute, Toyota Motor Corporation and Volkswagen had new technology on show.


Toyota/Lexus vehicles to feature Amazon Alexa

10 January 2018

Toyota has announced it will introduce Amazon Alexa, Amazon's intelligent cloud based voice service, within some of its vehicles sold in the US.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US expands Takata air bag safety recall

10 January 2018

Toyota Motor North America announced that, based on recent information from Takata as required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it is expanding its recall involving Takata front passenger air bag inflators. The involved vehicles are...


CES - Imagine an e-pallette system cluster at Burning Man - Akio Toyoda

8 January 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation on Monday announced its E-palette business system which chairman Akio Toyoda described as a "mobile showroom as a platform for an e-commerce-on-demand retail experience, a multi purpose moving experience, mobile personal shops, an individual, personalised mobile showroom".


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 0.6% in 2017

4 January 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported December 2017 sales of 222,985 vehicles, a decrease of 8.3% from December 2016 on a volume basis. With one less selling day in December 2017 compared to December 2016, sales were down 4.8% on a daily selling rate...

Lexus news

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 longe...


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...


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 al...


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 sellin...


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'...


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 sellin...



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