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This brand is owned by: Toyota Group

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ANALYSIS - The future models Toyota is planning for Lexus

18 October 2017

The second feature in a series which looks at the future models of brands under the Toyota Motor Corporation umbrella is all about Lexus. This follows part one, which concerned Daihatsu, and will be followed by features on the next generation of Toyota cars and light trucks.


ANALYSIS - 2017 Lexus IS 300h

21 April 2017

The IS hybrid is one of those cars you don't often see, especially in the UK, which is a pity, as the IS 300h deserves to be far more popular than it is.


Toyota's new TNGA based engines and transmissions

6 December 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation, now rolling out new vehicles - the fourth generation Prius hybrid and C-HR compact crossover - on its Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), announced it had developed advanced engines and transmissions and further evolved its hybrid systems and plans to use these new powertrain units in a "rapidly broadening range of vehicle models", starting in 2017.


Driving the 168mph Lexus GS F

14 October 2016

Do we think of Lexus as a performance brand? Not usually. The LF-A was a few years ago now and the RC F is rarely seen on British roads. The newest F is the GS and while it will sell in only the tiniest of volumes, BMW and Mercedes-AMG buyers shouldn't dismiss it.

Latest interviews


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.


Q&A with Lear Corporation: Review of vehicle seating

10 May 2013

Back in the 1970s, a car seat was a functional component with few or no added value features. Nowadays, with drivers spending more time in their car on longer commutes, they expect a comfortable ride. Matthew Beecham caught up with three top executives of Lear Corp to hear how the seat has become an integral part of the car’s overall design and appeal in the showroom. Here, Ryan Burns, Lear’s Vice President of Global Seat Engineering led the discussion with contributions from Karl Henn, Director of Seating Engineering and R&D and Mandy Sarotte, Vice President of Global Trim Sales.

Latest news


LA AUTO SHOW - 2019 Lincoln MKC world debut

21 November 2017

Another world premiere for the LA auto show has been named: a facelift for the Lincoln MKC.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales up 1.1% in October 2017

2 November 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported October 2017 sales of 188,434 units. With one less selling day in October 2017 compared to October 2016, sales were up 1.1% on volume and up 5.2% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota division posted October...


Toyota marks 60 (mostly) successful years in the US

1 November 2017

Toyota is marking 60 years in the US since starting with a Hollywood, California, dealership on 31 October, 1957.


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 7.1% in September 2017

30 October 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors, for September 2017 and for April to September 2017. September 2017 Results Production in...


2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW - world debuts

27 October 2017

The following cars and concepts were world premieres at the 2017 Tokyo motor show.


just-auto Plus only Lexus presents 2018 ES 350

27 October 2017

For 2018, the Lexus ES 350 offers the new Premier Package, which provides a wide array of features including heated and ventilated seats, driver seat memory, leather-trimmed steering wheel with power tilt/telescopic and memory, Park Assist and Blind Spot...


just-auto Plus only Lexus premieres LS+ Concept at Tokyo show

25 October 2017

Lexus premiered to the world its automated-driving-capable "LS+ Concept" concept vehicle at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017. It also unveiled at the show limited editions of the "RC F" and "GS F", commemorating the 10th anniversary...


Denso's new head-up display used on new 2018 Lexus LS

24 October 2017

Denso has announced it has developed a thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid-crystal head-up display (HUD) to project critical driving information onto the windshield for drivers.


just-auto Plus only Toyoda Gosei's large radiator grille used on Lexus LS

23 October 2017

Toyoda Gosei has developed a large radiator grille that boldly ornaments the front face of automobiles with a mesh that is larger than previous grilles. This large grille will be used on the new Lexus LS. In previous grilles for Lexus (spindle grilles), the...


Toyoda Gosei’s new Lexus steering wheel senses grip

20 October 2017

Toyoda Gosei has developed Japan’s first steering wheel with a grip sensor, which is compatible with todays advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and used in the new Lexus LS.


AGC Kiriko glasswork used on Lexus LS door trim

19 October 2017

AGC Asahi Glass said its Kiriko glasswork has been chosen by Toyota Motor Corporation for the new Lexus LS interior.


Toyoda Gosei develops new glass runs for quieter Lexus

19 October 2017

Toyoda Gosei has developed glass runs with a new structure that will contribute to both achieving a more stylish appearance and quieter vehicle cabins. This product is used on the new Lexus LS. 


just-auto Plus only IIHS scores 2017 Lexus IS top safety pick+ rating

16 October 2017

The 2017 Lexus IS, a midsize luxury car, qualifies for the highest award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety after changes were made to improve protection in small overlap front crashes and in rear crashes. To earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick+...


Special paint for special Lexus

9 October 2017

Toyota's Lexus is making a new type of paint available on the limited run LC Structural Blue Edition.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales surge 14.9% in September 2017

5 October 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported September 2017 sales of 226,632 units. With one more selling day in September 2017 compared to September 2016, sales were up 14.9% on a volume basis, and up 10.5% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. For the first...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls 2010 Lexus HS 250h vehicles

5 October 2017

Toyota Motor North America announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2010 Lexus HS 250h vehicles in the US. Approximately 18,000 vehicles are involved. In the involved vehicles, a manufacturing issue in the hybrid vehicle...


just-auto Plus only TMC August 2017 sales up 2.5% in Japan

28 September 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for August 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 207,094 units; YoY change - (-)3.6%;...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales up 6.8% in August 2017

5 September 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported August 2017 sales of 227,625 units. With one more selling day in August 2017 compared to August 2016, sales were up 6.8% on volume and up 2.8% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota division posted August...


Toyota NA forms new Connected Technologies group

1 September 2017

Toyota Motor North America has said it will form a new group 'focused on delivering industry-leading user experiences and new technologies for its Toyota and Lexus vehicles'.


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 4% in July 2017

31 August 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for July 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. July 2017 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 242,443 units; YoY...


2017 CHENGDU SHOW - world premieres [updated with Qoros models]

30 August 2017

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at CDMS 2017, the 20th Chengdu motor show. This list has now been updated with Qoros' premieres.


just-auto Plus only Lexus H 2017 sales down 4.42%

25 August 2017

Lexus International today announced it sold 305,169 vehicles worldwide in the first six months of 2017 (January to June). This sales performance represents a 4.42% decrease compared to the same sales period last year (January to June 2016). The 2017CY sales...


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales up 3.6% in July 2017

2 August 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported July 2017 sales of 222,057 units. With the one less selling day in July 2017 compared to July 2016, sales were up 3.6% on volume and up 7.8% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota division posted July sales of...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 10.3% in June 2017

31 July 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors for June 2017 and for January to June 2017. June 2017 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars:...


Denso develops new safety sensors for 2018 Lexus LS

26 July 2017

Denso has announced two new products to be incorporated in the new 2018 Lexus LS, which will be released in Japan and the US after this fall. A new stereo vision sensor and millimetre-wave radar sensor will help improve safety performance of vehicles by more precisely detecting obstacles and lane lines on roads.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls Lexus ES350 vehicles

18 July 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V415000 Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing Components: Steering Potential number of units affected: 1,761 Summary Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2017 Lexus...


Lexus enhances safety technology for Europe-bound LS

10 July 2017

Toyota Motor's redesigned Lexus LS continues the flagship model line's role as a technology leader, now combining various safety systems with the aim of eventually eliminating traffic-related deaths. Many of the systems carry over from the previous model but have been updated.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales up 2.1% in June 2017

4 July 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA), reported June 2017 sales of 202,376 units. With the same number of selling days in June 2017 compared to June 2016, sales were up 2.1% on both a volume and daily selling rate (DSR) basis. For the first half of the year,...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls Lexus ES 350 vehicles

30 June 2017

Toyota Motor North America announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2017 Lexus ES 350 vehicles in the US. Approximately 1,760 vehicles are involved. The right-hand side tie rod assembly in the involved vehicles may not have been...

Lexus news

LA AUTO SHOW - 2019 Lincoln MKC world debut

21 November 2017

Another world premiere for the LA auto show has been named: a facelift for the Lincoln MKC. In...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales up 1.1% in October 2017

2 November 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported October 2017 sales of 188,434 units. With one less sel...


Toyota marks 60 (mostly) successful years in the US

1 November 2017

Toyota is marking 60 years in the US since starting with a Hollywood, California, dealership on 3...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 7.1% in September 2017

30 October 2017

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


2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW - world debuts

27 October 2017

The following cars and concepts were world premieres at the 2017 Tokyo motor show. Information...


just-auto Plus only Lexus presents 2018 ES 350

27 October 2017

For 2018, the Lexus ES 350 offers the new Premier Package, which provides a wide array of feature...



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