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Latest insights


Hybrid-only era over - Lexus EVs and PHEVs coming

4 December 2019

Lexus will have another very good year in 2019. Sales have risen strongly in China, and in Europe too, while the brand is gaining ground in Japan. The US remains easily the number one market but whereas hybrids do well in most other countries, that's no longer the case there. Toyota is therefore planning a multi-powertrain strategy for Lexus, offering different choices for different regions.


Why the Lexus ES is China's number one import

25 November 2019

Might the ES succeed for Lexus when the great looking and highly capable GS seemingly could not? The latter, also a 5m long saloon, is almost eight years old and probably won't be replaced, while the year-old ES is a brisk seller in many countries, China especially. Newly available in Britain, the ES 300h should in theory have strong appeal to many in the Mercedes E-Class segment.


AutoGuangzhou 2019 - the world debuts

22 November 2019

Below is a list of vehicle world premieres which took place on 22 November at the media preview of AutoGuangzhou 2019.


2019 Los Angeles auto show world premieres

21 November 2019

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2019 LA Auto Show are named 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


Lexus adds digital exterior mirror option to ES sedan

12 February 2020

Fancy high tech digital exterior view mirrors on your new Lexus? "That will be GBP1,600 extra sir."


just-auto Plus only Lexus luxury and performance lineup arrives at Chicago auto show

5 February 2020

At the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, the LC 500 Convertible will feature a new color exterior for the first time, offering drivers a vibrant and eye-catching ride. Also on display will be a custom LC 500, which supports the work of Cal’s Angels, a pediatric...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Canada reports record hybrid electric vehicle sales to start 2020

4 February 2020

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) started this decade the same way it ended the last one: with record electrified vehicle sales. TCI sold 1,728 hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in January, up 30.5% over the same period in 2019. Sales of the...


just-auto Plus only Lexus announces 2019 global sales results

4 February 2020

Lexus announced today its 2019 global sales results as described below. Global sales for January-December 2019 marked a new annual record high of 765,330 units (a 10% increase from the previous year). In addition to the well-received UX and redesigned ES,...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor Europe outperforms market and posts strong growth in 2019, reaching 5.3% market share

14 January 2020

Toyota Motor Europe today reported 2019 sales of 1,089,422 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, an increase of +5.2% from 2018. Total market share for the group rose to 5.3%, in a European market which was stable year on year. With over 550,000 hybrid electric...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America reports November 2019 sales

5 December 2019

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported November 2019 sales of 207,857 vehicles, an increase of 9.2 percent on a volume basis and up 5.0 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis versus November 2018. Toyota division posted its best-ever November...


just-auto Plus only World premiere of Lexus' first EV, the UX 300e

22 November 2019

LEXUS will introduce its first battery electric vehicle (BEV), the UX 300e, at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition, which will be held in Guangzhou, China, from November 22 to December 1, 2019. Since introducing the RX 400h in 2005, LEXUS has...


just-auto Plus only The stunning Lexus LC 500 Convertible makes its global debut at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show

22 November 2019

The much-anticipated convertible version of the Lexus LC 500 flagship coupe made its global debut today in Los Angeles. The LC 500 Convertible will be on display at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, which runs from November 18 to December 1, 2019*1. The LC...


LA Show: Lexus launches another convertible

20 November 2019

Toyota's premium brand Lexus launched its LC500 flagship convertible at the Los Angeles show.


just-auto Plus only Lexus electric debuts in China

11 November 2019

Lexus introduces its first battery electric vehicle at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition on November 22. Specifically crafted to suit the needs of audiences in China and Europe, this further advances the brand's desire to offer a...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America reports October 2019 sales

4 November 2019

Toyota Motor North America today reported October 2019 sales of 188,787 vehicles, a decrease of 1.2 percent on a volume basis and down 4.9 percent on a daily selling rate basis versus October 2018. - RAV4 sales increased 10.3 percent, marking a best-ever...


just-auto Plus only Lexus presents its vision of future electrification with the world premiere of the LF-30 electrified concept

24 October 2019

In its continued efforts to deliver innovative and amazing experiences, Lexus unveiled its "Lexus Electrified" vision for an upcoming generation of electrified vehicles. Headlining this moment was the debut of the Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept,...


Lexus plans battery EV launch in 2020

23 October 2019

Toyota Motor's luxury Lexus will launch its first all battery electric vehicle next year, as the luxury brand races to market a battery-operated car amid growing competition to develop zero emissions vehicles, the head of the brand said on Wednesday.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America reports U.S. sales for September

2 October 2019

Through September, TMNA reported sales of 1,779,302 vehicles, down 2.5 percent on a volume basis versus the same period in 2018. On a DSR basis, sales were down 2.0 percent versus last year. Toyota division posted September 2019 sales of 150,796...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales up 7.4% in August 2019

5 September 2019

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported August 2019 sales of 248,334 vehicles, an increase of 11.3% on a volume basis and up 7.4% on daily selling rate (DSR) basis versus August 2018. Toyota division achieved a best-ever August, posting sales of 218,403...


just-auto Plus only AGC Dragontrail glass used on new Lexus RX navigation displays

3 September 2019

AGC has announced that its cover glass for car-mounted displays will be used in Lexus' new RX series, just released for sale on 29 August. AGC’s product, comprising Dragontrail, a speciality glass highly-receptive to chemical strengthening that...


just-auto Plus only IIHS scores 2019 Lexus NX Top Safety Pick+ rating

13 August 2019

The 2019 Lexus NX, a midsize luxury SUV, earns a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for models built after January 2019. To qualify for a 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side...


just-auto Plus only Lexus global sales up 10% in H1 2019

7 August 2019

Lexus International announced it sold 360,045 vehicles worldwide in the first six months of 2019 (January to June). This sales performance represents a 10% increase compared to the same period last year (January to June 2018). 2019 CYTD sales performance...


Japanese brand car sales in Korea slump in July

5 August 2019

Sales of Japanese-brand cars in South Korea slumped in July amid a worsening diplomatic row between the two countries that has led to consumer boycotts and efforts by Seoul to cut the economy's reliance on imports from Japan, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales up 0.2% in July 2019

5 August 2019

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported July 2019 sales of 209,204 vehicles, an increase of 0.2% on a volume basis and down 3.8% on daily selling rate (DSR) basis versus July 2018. Toyota division posted July sales of 184,179 units, up 0.4% on a volume...


Lexus Europe first half sales rise as premium segment dips

10 July 2019

Toyota's Lexus Europe first half 2019 sales rose 5% year on year to 40,450 units as 'self-charging' hybrids accounted for 95% of volume in western and central Europe, boosted by the newly launched UX compact SUV and ES premium saloon.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 3.5% in June 2019

8 July 2019

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported June 2019 sales of 202,352 vehicles, a decrease of 3.5% on a volume basis and an increase of 0.3% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis versus June 2018. For the first half of the year, TMNA reported sales of...


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...

Lexus news

Lexus adds digital exterior mirror option to ES sedan

12 February 2020

Fancy high tech digital exterior view mirrors on your new Lexus? "That will be GBP1,600 extra sir...


just-auto Plus only Lexus luxury and performance lineup arrives at Chicago auto show

5 February 2020

At the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, the LC 500 Convertible will feature a new color exterior for the f...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Canada reports record hybrid electric vehicle sales to start 2020

4 February 2020

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) started this decade the same way it ended the last one: with record elec...


just-auto Plus only Lexus announces 2019 global sales results

4 February 2020

Lexus announced today its 2019 global sales results as described below. Global sales for Janua...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor Europe outperforms market and posts strong growth in 2019, reaching 5.3% market share

14 January 2020

Toyota Motor Europe today reported 2019 sales of 1,089,422 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, an increase...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America reports November 2019 sales

5 December 2019

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported November 2019 sales of 207,857 vehicles, an incr...



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