Lexus


All the very latest information about Lexus in one place. The latest Lexus business news, analysis, comment and interviews, all from our automotive industry experts at just-auto.

This brand is owned by: Toyota Group

Latest insights


Honey, I stretched the Lexus

13 June 2019

Memo to self - when a car company kindly loans you a press review vehicle, write it up before the model gets updated. In this case, twice. Oh, the blushes. Fortunately for slacker here, Lexus UK has an online press archive dating back to the stone age, conveniently shooting down my theory we're actually overdue an RX full redesign - the present model dates back only to a New York show debut in April 2015 - and a tweak or two since launch makes perfect sense.


ANALYSIS - Lexus UX 250h hybrid

5 June 2019

While rivals pursue low CO2 numbers via plug-in petrol-electric powertrains, Toyota keeps refining what it terms 'self-charging hybrid' systems. That effort is paying off, especially for Lexus, which is making sales gains in many markets. In hybrid form, the brand's latest additional model offers a convincing alternative to other C-premium crossovers.


Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

17 April 2019

Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of 360,000 square metres quoted by the organiser. There were 136 scheduled press conferences on 16 and 17 April plus multiple events which took place in the days (and weeks) beforehand as OEMs attempted to have their brands' voices heard in the welter of announcements.


2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts

15 January 2019

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto Show are listed below.

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 hybrid sales reach new UK milestones

25 June 2019

Toyota (GB) said UK sales of its hybrid cars had reached 300,000 units or 400,000, counting in the Lexus models.


Lexus Safety System+ to be standard on Lexus vehicles

20 June 2019

The Lexus Safety System+ will be a standard feature in all US Lexus vehicles starting with the 2020 model year.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales up 3.2% in May 2019

4 June 2019

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported May 2019 sales of 222,174 vehicles, an increase of 3.2% on a volume and daily selling rate (DSR) basis versus May 2018. Toyota division posted May sales of 197,637 units, up 4.1% on a volume and DSR basis. Lexus...


just-auto Plus only Lexus RX makes its world debut

30 May 2019

Lexus unveiled the new 2020 RX luxury SUV, revealing evolutionary changes to the brand's core model, which helped establish the luxury SUV segment when it was first introduced in 1998. The 2020 RX is scheduled to go on sale in late August 2019. The new RX...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores seven new cars five star rating

23 May 2019

Euro NCAP published the safety ratings of seven new vehicles, among which three have made their first appearance this year: Audi’s first fully electric model, the e-tron, Volkswagen T-Roc’s smaller brother the T-Cross and the hybrid Lexus UX. Euro...


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

23 May 2019

The new Mazda 3, Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen Touareg, Lexus UX and Range Rover Evoque have all achieved maximum 5-star ANCAP safety ratings in the latest round of independent vehicle testing. Assessed against the most stringent crashworthiness and crash avoidance...


Toyota Canada to manufacture Lexus NX SUVs at Ontario facility

30 April 2019

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) has announced that it will begin producing the top-selling Lexus NX and Lexus NX Hybrid compact luxury SUVs at its Cambridge, Ontario facility starting in early 2022.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls 2019 Lexus ES vehicles

11 April 2019

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2019 Model Year Lexus ES vehicles in the US. Approximately 560 vehicles are involved in this recall. During vehicle assembly, it is possible that the driver knee airbag may have not been properly...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales drop 3.5% in March 2019

3 April 2019

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported March 2019 sales of 214,947 vehicles, an increase of 0.1% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis and a decrease of 3.5% on a volume basis versus March 2018.   For the quarter, TMNA reported sales of 543,716...


Toyota finds another $3bn to spend on US plants

14 March 2019

Toyota will now spend almost US$13bn by 2021 at its US operations and will add about 600 new jobs.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 5.2% in February 2019

4 March 2019

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported February 2019 sales of 172,748 vehicles, a decrease of 5.2% from February 2018 on a volume and daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota division posted February sales of 152,626 units, down 6.3% on a volume and DSR...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls Lexus LS cars

27 February 2019

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2018 Model Year Lexus LS 500/500h vehicles in the US. Approximately 6,300 vehicles are involved in this recall. The involved vehicles are equipped with run-flat tyres that were assembled to the wheels...


just-auto Plus only Lexus sells 10 million units globally since launch, 2018 sales up 4.5%

26 February 2019

Lexus announced its 10 millionth vehicle sold, a landmark achievement that came shortly after a strong 2018 year-end sales performance with Lexus achieving multiple best-ever sales goals around the globe. In addition, the brand that pioneered the world’s...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales drop 6.6% in January 2019

4 February 2019

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported January 2019 sales of 156,021 vehicles, a decrease of 6.6% from January 2018 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days year over year, sales were down 6.6% on a daily selling rate (DSR)...


just-auto Plus only Toyota North American plants build 1,935,230 vehicles in 2018

31 January 2019

In 2018, Toyota built 1,935,230 vehicles at its North American vehicle assembly plants. Since 1986, Toyota’s total vehicle production in North America has reached more than 38m. Toyota’s philosophy is to build where we sell and buy where we...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 2.1% in 2018

31 January 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for December 2018 and for CY2018, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Hino Motors. December 2018 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars:...


just-auto Plus only Toyota unveils 2019 Lexus LS with advanced safety features

25 January 2019

In their first year on the market, the Lexus LS 500 and LS 500h introduced a new generation of luxury in the flagship sedan segment. For 2019, the LS raises the standard again with the addition of new safety features, updated technology and a wider palette of...


Toyota's Lexus launches 4G hybrid system with UX crossover

24 January 2019

The new UX250h luxury compact crossover has a new, fourth generation self-charging hybrid powertrain based on a two-litre I4 petrol engine.


just-auto Plus only New Toyota Supra premiers at Detroit show

16 January 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) premiered its much-anticipated all-new Supra at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Sales in Japan of the new Supra are slated to start around spring 2019. The new Supra is the first global model of...


just-auto Plus only Lexus RC F Track Edition to debut in Detroit

14 January 2019

Freshly updated for the 2020 model year, the RC F coupe now boasts improved performance, revised styling and an all-new, limited production Track Edition. With the introduction of the RC F Track Edition, hard core driving enthusiasts no longer have to decide...


just-auto Plus only TMC, KDDI and AT&T jointly to enhance car connectivity capabilities

8 January 2019

Toyota and Lexus are bringing industry-leading connected car capabilities to their vehicles in the US. The collaboration of Toyota Motor North America, KDDI and AT&T will enable 4G LTE connectivity for select new model Toyota and Lexus cars and trucks....


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 0.9% in December 2018

4 January 2019

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported December 2018 sales of 220,910 vehicles, a decrease of 0.9% from December 2017 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days in December 2018 compared to December 2017, sales were down 0.9% on a daily...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 4.4% in November 2018

27 December 2018

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


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...

Lexus news

Toyota hybrid sales reach new UK milestones

25 June 2019

Toyota (GB) said UK sales of its hybrid cars had reached 300,000 units or 400,000, counting in th...


Lexus Safety System+ to be standard on Lexus vehicles

20 June 2019

The Lexus Safety System+ will be a standard feature in all US Lexus vehicles starting with the 20...


Honey, I stretched the Lexus

13 June 2019

Memo to self - when a car company kindly loans you a press review vehicle, write it up before the...


ANALYSIS - Lexus UX 250h hybrid

5 June 2019

While rivals pursue low CO2 numbers via plug-in petrol-electric powertrains, Toyota keeps refinin...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales up 3.2% in May 2019

4 June 2019

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported May 2019 sales of 222,174 vehicles, an increase of 3.2...


just-auto Plus only Lexus RX makes its world debut

30 May 2019

Lexus unveiled the new 2020 RX luxury SUV, revealing evolutionary changes to the brand's core...



Forgot your password?