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Auto Shanghai - Mercedes-Benz EQB global premiere

16 April 2021

The latest addition to just-auto's list of global premieres for 2021's biggest motor show is the Mercedes-Benz EQB.


Lexus to 2030 - where are the PHEVs and EVs?

24 November 2020

Having invested so much to develop and market what it calls 'self-charging' hybrids for Lexus, Toyota has taken its time to give the division EVs. That's finally changing albeit in limited form and there's still not even one PHEV. So just how electric will the brand be come 2030 or even 2025?


Interior design and technology – Lexus ES

17 November 2020

The original ES launched the Lexus brand way back in 1989, alongside the LS flagship saloon. Today, the ES is the carmaker’s most popular saloon, having amassed some 2.3 million cumulative global sales. The seventh generation is more spacious, quieter and safer than its predecessors. Matthew Beecham slid inside the swanky interior of this mid-size luxury saloon.


Interior design and technology – Lexus LC 500h

24 August 2020

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The Lexus LC’s razor sharp aerodynamic profile gives it an edgy, extroverted road stance that attracts attention on the high street. Out of town, the 3.5-litre V6 hybrid engine sets pulses racing, accelerating on a dry summer’s day from zero to 60 mph in a heartbeat. Some established German rivals for this adrenaline rush with a Japanese twist include the Porsche 911, Mercedes-Benz SL and BMW 6-Series. Marking just-auto/AIC’s 75th review of interior design and technology trends, Matthew Beecham slid inside the LC’s feel-good cabin to sample its delights.

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


Denso develops ADAS for new Lexus LS, Toyota Mirai

9 April 2021

Denso Corporation has announced it has developed products for Advanced Drive, an advanced driver assistance technology featured on the new Lexus LS, released in Japan on April 8, 2021 and the new Toyota Mirai, to be released in Japan on April 12, 2021.


just-auto Plus only Toyota launches LS and Mirai equipped with "Advanced Drive" that enables drivers and cars to drive together in Japan

8 April 2021

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) seeks, as a mobility company, to enrich people's lives through mobility. As a part of this effort, Toyota has positioned safety as a top-priority issue in accordance with its ultimate goal of reducing fatalities from...


LF-Z Electrified concept embodies Lexus future vision

31 March 2021

Toyota Motor luxury car division, Lexus, this week unveiled the LF-Z Electrified, a conceptual battery-powered electric vehicle (BEV) that embodies the brand’s vision and direction for future electric vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Toyota's Global Sales and Production Up Year-on-Year in February for Sixth Consecutive Month

30 March 2021

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its sales, production, and export results for February 2021 as well as the cumulative total from January to February, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. and Hino Motors, Ltd. Global Sales Global...


just-auto Plus only Toyota to debut three new electrified vehicles for US market

11 February 2021

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) announced plans to debut in the U.S. market this year, three new electrified models – two BEVs and a PHEV. "We continue to be leaders in electrification that began with our pioneering introduction of the Prius...


Toyota NA to offer complete online retail solution

2 February 2021

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has officially unveiled the next iteration of the 'SmartPath' retail experience, 'allowing customers flexibility in how they buy their next Toyota'.


just-auto Plus only Lexus announces 2020 global sales results

2 February 2021

Lexus announced its 2020 global sales results. Global sales for January-December 2020 totaled 718,715 units (a 6% decrease from the previous year). Sales for January-June totaled approximately 304,000 (a 16% decrease from the previous year) due to the...


Toyota beats VW in 2020 global sales race

28 January 2021

Toyota Motor has beaten Volkswagen by around 220,000 units in the global sales race for 2020.


just-auto Plus only Toyota’s 2020 global sales down 10.5 percent year-on-year

28 January 2021

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its sales, production, and export results for December 2020 as well as the cumulative total from January to December 2020, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. and Hino Motors, Ltd. December...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor Europe significantly outperforms the market in 2020, gaining 0.7 percentage points to achieve a record 6.0% share

18 January 2021

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) posted 2020 sales of 993,113 (1) Toyota and Lexus vehicles, a decrease of -9.0% year-on-year, outperforming the overall market which contracted by -20% during the ongoing pandemic. During this period, TME’s overall...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America reports December 2020, year-end sales

6 January 2021

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported December 2020 sales of 249,601 vehicles, an increase of 20.4 percent on a volume basis and up 7.5 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis compared to December 2019. For calendar year 2020, TMNA...


Lexus shows new EV drivetrain

7 December 2020

Toyota premium brand Lexus has revealed core Lexus Electrified technology called Direct4, a new electric drive control system designed for the next generation of battery electric and hybrid electric vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Electric drive module "eAxle" adopted for Lexus UX300e

1 December 2020

The Aisin Group's electric drive module "eAxle" has been adopted for the LEXUS UX300e, the first commercial electric vehicle of the brand. The "eAxle" is a lightweight and compact permanent magnet type synchronous motor dedicated for...


just-auto Plus only Toyota’s global sales and production up year-on-year in october for second consecutive month

30 November 2020

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its sales, production, and export results for October 2020 as well as the cumulative total from January to October 2020, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. and Hino Motors, Ltd. Global...


Toyota lifts full fiscal year forecast as demand improves

6 November 2020

Toyota Motor doubled its full year earnings forecasts for the current financial year with production and sales recovering from the global COVID-19 pandemic faster than had been previously expected.


just-auto Plus only Toyota announces global sales and production up year-on-year in September

30 October 2020

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its sales, production, and export results for September 2020, as well as the cumulative total from January to September 2020 and the first half of fiscal year, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu. Even in the...


just-auto Plus only Toyota GB announces change of president and managing director

14 September 2020

Agustin Martin will take the role of President and Managing Director of Toyota (GB) PLC from 1 October 2020, replacing Paul Van der Burgh who is retiring from the company. Martín is currently CEO of the London based Toyota Connected Europe (TCEU) and...


Toyota biggest automaker in first half

30 July 2020

Toyota Motor and its subsidiaries reported a 21.6% drop in global sales to 4,164,487 vehicles in the first half of 2020, according to data released by the Japanese automaker.


All Toyota plants worldwide resume operations

14 July 2020

Toyota Motor has confirmed all of its manufacturing bases around the world were set to be operational this week for the first time since February 2020, in the initial stages of the global COVID-19 pandemic.


Toyota Europe increases market share in 2020

13 July 2020

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) posted first half sales of 424,862 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in a market that sharply contracted due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.


just-auto Plus only Lexus premieres new LS

7 July 2020

Lexus premiered the updated version of its flagship sedan, the LS, and announced that sales in Japan begin late 2020. The first-generation LS debuted in 1989 and built the foundation of Lexus with the high praise earned by its exceptional quietness and...


Fresh body but old platform for new Lexus IS

16 June 2020

Until the new IS was revealed, it had not been apparent how Toyota Motor Corporation could have justified a development programme to replace the slow-selling Lexus sedan. Now, all is revealed: the car is a major a update of the seven year old model rather than a new vehicle.


just-auto Plus only Lexus reveals 'Lexus AR Play' app to launch new 2021 IS

16 June 2020

To virtually unveil the new 2021 IS, Lexus has launched Lexus AR Play, an immersive augmented reality app designed to allow users to explore the vehicle through their smart phone or tablet - the first app of its kind for Lexus. With social distancing the...


just-auto Plus only Lexus premieres new IS

16 June 2020

Lexus held the world premiere of the new Lexus IS online. Ever since the debut of its first generation in 1999, the IS has pursued the fun of driving unique to compact rear-wheel-drive sports sedans. Along with being a car that has built Lexus driving...


Toyota set to replace Lexus IS after all

1 June 2020

Rumours of the project to replace the Lexus IS having been cancelled have proved unfounded. A new model will be revealed soon, Toyota Motor Corporation has announced.


Toyota group global sales down 23% in March

29 April 2020

Toyota Motor said its global vehicle sales, including Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino, fell by 22.6% to 779,151 units in March 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America reports March and first quarter 2020 sales

3 April 2020

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported March 2020 sales of 135,730 vehicles, a decrease of 36.9 percent on a volume basis and down 31.8 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis versus March 2019. For the first quarter, TMNA reported sales of...


just-auto Plus only Toyoda Gosei introduces extra-large spindle grille

26 March 2020

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.’s new extra-large spindle grilles are used on the Lexus LM, a luxury minivan newly sold in China by Toyota Motor. Toyoda Gosei (TOKYO:7282) has exploited its expertise in plastic molding and surface decoration using plating and...


Toyota cutting Lexus output as China sales slow

10 March 2020

Toyota Motor will temporarily cut output of Lexus models in Japan from next week due to a fall in demand in China because of the coronavirus outbreak, a company source was quoted as saying on Tuesday (10 March).


Toyota recalls 1.9m vehicles in US, 3.2m worldwide

5 March 2020

Toyota said it was recalling a further 1.2m vehicles in the US due to possible fuel pump failures that can cause engines to stall and potentially cause accidents.

Lexus news

Auto Shanghai - Mercedes-Benz EQB global premiere

16 April 2021

The latest addition to just-auto's list of global premieres for 2021's biggest motor show is the...


Denso develops ADAS for new Lexus LS, Toyota Mirai

9 April 2021

Denso Corporation has announced it has developed products for Advanced Drive, an advanced driver...


just-auto Plus only Toyota launches LS and Mirai equipped with "Advanced Drive" that enables drivers and cars to drive together in Japan

8 April 2021

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) seeks, as a mobility company, to enrich people's lives thro...


LF-Z Electrified concept embodies Lexus future vision

31 March 2021

Toyota Motor luxury car division, Lexus, this week unveiled the LF-Z Electrified, a conceptual ba...


just-auto Plus only Toyota's Global Sales and Production Up Year-on-Year in February for Sixth Consecutive Month

30 March 2021

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its sales, production, and export results for February 2021 as...


just-auto Plus only Toyota to debut three new electrified vehicles for US market

11 February 2021

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) announced plans to debut in the U.S. market this year, three ne...



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