Due in Australia in the fourth quarter of this year, the updated CT 200h commands a greater presence while enhancing its reputation for user-friendliness.
Lexus USA pokes fun at pure-electric vehicles in their latest hybrid commercial:
It's all well and good to show how the benefits of hybrids over pure electric, though I wonder at the reasoning behind taking such a contrary opinion. Range-anxiety is a very real thing, but the technology is only going to get better — in fact, parent company Toyota has accelerated their EV development and plan to have an EV on sale by 2020.
Lexus sales in Germany are surging — 1,399 units have been sold in the first half of this year, compared to 817 over the same period in 2016. This represents a 171% sales increase in the country.
This growth is significant, as Lexus has struggled to find much of a toehold in the home of Mercedes Benz, BMW, and Audi. Last year, Lexus ranked second last in German automotive marketshare, just above Tesla.
The 2018 Lexus LC just started arriving at U.S. dealers last month and a new report is indicating it may eventually be joined by a convertible.
Speaking at the car's Australian launch, LC assistant chief engineer Takashi Watanabe told Drive the car's GA-L platform could be used to underpin a convertible.
Lexus has quietly staged the international debut of the LS 350 at the Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Macao International Auto Show in China.
Set to become the brand's entry-level flagship sedan, the LS 350 follows in the footsteps of the LS 500 but adopts a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 engine that is connected to a ten-speed automatic transmission. Lexus declined to mention performance specifications but Sina Auto reports the engine will develop 318 hp (322 PS) and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque. Regardless, the company says the sedan offers "vibrant acceleration" and a "noble sense of elegance."
Toyota's luxury brand Lexus are bringing their most advanced product, the LC coupe, to the Australian market.
It's priced by Lexus at a whopping AUD $190,000 (USD $141,362) for both the V8 and Hybrid. In other words, the LC will cost Aussies over 50 per cent more than what Americans pay for the luxury coupe at US$92,000 and US$96,510 respectively for the two versions.
TRD Japan has posted photos of a black Lexus LC 500 with their full kit and wheels, and it looks so good I have to stop myself from swearing:
Let's stick to the facts and not go full fanboy — the front spoiler retails for ¥140,000 ($1,240 USD), the side skirts for ¥110,000 ($975 USD), the rear diffuser and side spoilers for ¥140,000 ($1,240 USD), and the rear spoiler for ¥90,000 ($800 USD).
Lexus has quietly debuted a new V6-powered variant of the new LS flagship at the Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macao International Auto Show in China — the LS 350 will get a 10-speed transmission, 318 horsepower and 280 lb.ft-of-torque. Here are some photos from auto-sina.com.cn:
There's no official press release at this time, but it’s safe to assume the LS 350 is powered by the same 2GR-FKS engine found in the Japan-spec GS 350. This is a natural fit in China, where the competition are models like the 272-hp Mercedes S320 and 204-hp Audi A8.