2018 Lexus Nx Pricing And Specsprice Rises Bring New Looks And More Safety Gear Across The Range

2018 Lexus NX pricing and specsPrice rises bring new looks and more safety gear across the range

Lexus has revealed pricing and specifications for the 2018 NX300 and NX300h, bringing new suspension tuning, sharper styling, more standard safety and a front-wheel drive option for F Sport buyers.

The NX engine lineup remains unchanged for 2018. The NX300 (formerly NX200t) is still powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo making 175kW and 350Nm, hooked up to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Revised 2017 Lexus Is Sedan Earns Iihs Top Safety Pick+ Award

Revised 2017 Lexus IS Sedan Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

A revision to the 2017 Lexus IS hasearned the sedan a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Lexus reinforced the IS front end as part of last year’s refresh, but was unable to score higher than Acceptable in the small-overlap front test. A second revision in June 2017 has improved the score to Good, leading to the IIHS top safety honors. See for yourself, here’s video of the crash test:

Facelifted 2018 Lexus Ct200h Priced From £23,495 In The Uk

Facelifted 2018 Lexus CT200h Priced From £23,495 In The UK

It’s been seven years since Lexus first introduced the CT200h, its entry-level hybrid model and now customers in the UK can get the 2018 facelifted version.

UK has been the number 1 market in Europe for the Lexus CT200h, with more than 27,000 cars sold there – one third of the total sold across the region.

New Lexus Styling Is ‘deep Simplicity’, But No Cookie-cutter

New Lexus styling is ‘deep simplicity’, but no cookie-cutter

Speaking at the international launch of the fifth-generation Lexus LS sedan, Koichi Suga, the car’s chief designer, laid out the design philosophy that will be seen on the next crop of vehicles from Toyota’s luxury marque.

In addition to being in charge of the LS’s exterior design, Suga oversees the chief designers working on upcoming Lexus vehicles.

Next-generation Lexus Es Sedan Arriving Fall 2018?

Next-Generation Lexus ES Sedan Arriving Fall 2018?

The Chubu Keizai newspaper in Nagoya reports the Lexus ES sedan will go on sale in Japan by Fall of 2018 — here is the Google-translated article:

Toyota Motor Company established its policy to introduce the medium-sized sedan “ES” of the luxury car brand “Lexus” into the Japanese market in the autumn of 2018.

Super Gt Lexus Lc Set For Appearance At Dtm Series Finale This Weekend

Super GT Lexus LC Set for Appearance at DTM Series Finale This Weekend

In what can only be described as a racing crossover, a Lexus LC GT 500 race car from SUPER GT will be part of this weekend’s Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) series finale in Hockenheim this weekend:

Fans at Hockenheim will be given an impression of the spectacular SUPER GT cars, which generate approximately 620 hp, on all three days of the event. The Lexus LC500 and Nismo GT-R will both complete 30-minute tests on the Friday. They will then each spend 15 minutes lapping at race speed on both the Saturday and the Sunday. The appearance will be integrated in the official schedule for the event.

Lexus India To Plant Tree For Every Vehicle Sold

Lexus India to Plant Tree for Every Vehicle Sold

Lexus India will plant a tree for every vehicle sold as a way to offset carbon emissions. The trees will be dispersed throughout country, including locations near the Toyota Kirloskar factory in Bidadi, Karnataka.

Here’s a statement from Akitoshi Takemura, President of Lexus India:

Lexus Committed To Hydrogen Technology For Future Vehicles

Lexus Committed to Hydrogen Technology for Future Vehicles

Paul Williamsen, Lexus International manager of global strategic communications, explains in a CarAdvice interview why the brand is reluctant to pursue full-electric vehicles:

"The problem with EVs is a simple matter of chemistry – we won't be able to get the charging times down," Williamsen explains. "I've worked with batteries enough to know that fast-charging a battery is about the second worst thing you can do to it. There are two ways to abuse a battery: overheat it or fast charge it.

2018 Lexus Nx F Sport Body Kit From Trd Japan

2018 Lexus NX F SPORT Body Kit from TRD Japan

TRD Japan has announced a body kit for the freshly updated 2018 Lexus NX 300 & NX 300h — here are both the standard and Black editions:

Broken down, the set is a front spoiler, side skirts, plus a combination sports muffler & rear defuser. A set of 19-inch forged aluminum wheels are also available: