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Lexus brings special edition 10th anniversary models of the GS F and RC F to Chicago Auto Show

To celebrate 10 years of its high-performance F cars, Lexus plans to come out with a couple of special edition models. These will include a 2018 Lexus GS F sedan, together with an RC F Coupe, and both will be dressed to make them stand out when they’re on display at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. Both models will be given the same gray suit with blue accents inside and out.

This may already sound familiar to you, as the automaker actually has already brought them to the Tokyo Motor Show late last year. But what we know at that time was that those models will be exclusive to the Japanese market only – apparently, that has changed.

And yes, we are right about that. Though it will just be a limited model in the US, with only 340 units, the good news is that it will be available, and it will likely be very difficult to get one. Only 240 anniversary versions of the RC F coupe will be built, and 100 units of the thinner GS F sedans will get the special treatment. Each Lexus dealer in the US will only carry one unit of the coupe.

Read the entire article Lexus brings special edition 10th anniversary models of the GS F and RC F to Chicago Auto Show

Lexus UX crossover may officially debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March

It is only a little over a month away until the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, where Lexus is reported to unveil the small crossover, UX. And yet, we still have not seen any spy shots of it until now. Back in 2016, it was previewed at the Paris Motor Show by a namesake concept, as a competitor of the BMW X1 and Audi Q3.

But whether or not we will see the model in Geneva in a few weeks or not, the UX will be the model to take the place of the CT 200h in the United States, and it will actually stand as the entry level model from Lexus.

The automaker has actually already taken measures to register the UX200, UX250, and UX 250h with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It doesn’t guarantee anything yet but it likely means that there is a good chance it will sooner or later land in U.S. shores. Sales of crossovers and SUVs in this country add up to about 60 percent of the company’s sales. Therefore, adding the small crossover to the lineup just makes more sense.

Read the entire article Lexus UX crossover may officially debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March

Former Lexus fans are not happy with the brand’s new designs

When looking at the new lineup of Lexus cars, many would agree that it looks very different from their previous models and other luxury brands, in terms of the design and styling direction. While BMW and Audi stick to handsome, yet conservative design elements, Lexus vehicles veer from that and instead have a more aggressive look, with the latest evolution of the spindle grille.

This is particularly true on models like the LC500 and the LF-1 Limitless Concept. The automaker knows that this won’t look attractive to everyone, but it has a contentious shape that will attract the right buyers.

Here’s the thing, some people may find the new design polarizing, and these are mostly composed of people who have been around since the beginning (longtime owners or Lexus enthusiasts). This is because they saw how the brand changed its design, says Jeff Bracken, General Manager of Lexus. He even told Carbuzz that it would sometimes take him 45 minutes to an hour just to listen to customers express how disappointed they are with Lexus’ new direction.

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Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept may be a preview of the upcoming LX

The current Lexus LX has been around for quite some time now. That means that it will have to be given a major upgrade if it is to continue to keep up with its rivals. The answer to this dilemma appears to be the recently unveiled LF-1 Limitless Concept. Though it may just be a concept for now, this could actually be a preview of the all new LX. After all, Lexus did say in an interview that their next concept could likely shape the future of a flagship luxury crossover.

To design the Lexus LF-1 Limitless, the automaker partnered with CALTY Design Research in California. The collaboration came up with a concept that has a bold exterior design, which was created by the same team that helped in the FT-1 project that acts as a preview to the new Supra. Similar to some concepts out there, it sits on a set of large 22 inch wheels, while adopting a sharp appearance in line with the company’s recent models.

To be more specific, the LF-1 Limitless’ dimensions are: 5014 mm (197.4 inches) long, 1986 mm (78.2 inches) wide, and 1605 mm (63.2 inches) in height. The concept is just a little bit longer and wider than the LX, and also sits closer to the ground. As for the wheelbase, it is a bit shorter than that of the LX, stretching at 2974 mm (117.1 inches).

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Currently, there aren’t any Lexus convertibles out in the market, but it seems like it won’t be too long until we see one again. This is because Toyota’s premium brand is reportedly thinking of taking the LC’s roof off. These look pretty cool too for a more powerful variant of the coupe as well.

It also seems like the convertible is already a done deal. A source told Auto Express that there has already been a go signal for the production of this model. That being said, it is not scheduled to arrive dealerships until at least two years from now.

Yoshihiro Sawa, the Japanese automaker’s Senior Managing Officer, told Auto Express that their luxury market will definitely require a convertible, and that he hopes to have a convertible in their lineup very soon. So simply said, they have not confirmed the rumours yet.

Read the entire article Lexus LC convertible is rumoured to arrive by 2020, LC F may follow

When Lexus first launched the production version of the LC coupe, it surprised many because it had a strong resemblance with the LF-LC concept that many loved as seen back during the 2012 NAIAS.

Now, the LC coupe has an interesting body design, and it really is not the easiest model to modify, but Liberty Walk decided to do so anyway. And voila, customers can now get this body kit, which is available for both the LC500 as well as the LC500h. They also have two choices when getting the package, the FRP and the CFRP that costs from $13,380 to $19,440 outside of Japan.

So you are probably wondering what you would get with the Liberty Walk package. Well, that includes the Japanese tuner’s massive bolt-on fenders that are now actually considered to be the company’s signature. But that’s not all you will get of course, as this also comes with a front lip, side skirt add-ons, a boot lid-mounted wing, and a more aggressive rear diffuser.

Read the entire article Liberty Walk outfitted the Lexus LC 500 in a flashy body kit

As soon as Toyota trademarked the names “LC F” and “Lexus LC F” at the European Union Intellectual Property Office, speculations have emerged that there could actually be a hardcore performance version of the Lexus LC 2+2 coupe. Just recently, an insider within Lexus has divulged to a Japanese automotive magazine that the LC F hardcore coupe could offer up to 621 hp of output.

In an interview with Japan’s Holiday Auto magazine – and as posted by Japan’s Lawrence Motorcycle X Car – the Lexus insider disclosed that the LC F would be taking on the formula of more power and less weight to offer a high level of performance without any compromise in luxury. This formula entails the employment of a powerful biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that could deliver around 621 hp (463 kW).

The formula also entails the intensive use of carbon-fiber reinforced polymer, a material that isn't just strong and rigid, but is also light and easy to shape. According to the Lexus insider, this weight-saving measure is being adopted on the LC F as the carmaker aims to make the hardcore performance car seven percent lighter than the LC coupe. If achieved, the LC F would have a weight of 3,980 lbs (1,778 kg).

Read the entire article Rumored Lexus LC F hardcore performance coupe to offer 621 hp from a bi-turbo V8

For more than two decades, the Lexus LX has been the automaker’s most premium SUV option within the automaker’s lineup. The LX was partly based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, and is a three-row SUV that has a starting price of $89,880. Any serious fan of luxury SUVs would want to get one. But the thing is, we think that Lexus is ready to separate with the 20-year-old platform when it finally introduces their newest range-topping concept at the upcoming 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

Dubbed the LF-1 Limitless Concept, Toyota designed this car in collaboration with CALTY. If you are not aware, it is the same studio that penned the looks of the FT-1 sports car. As mentioned earlier, Lexus’ newest vehicle will be coming to Detroit in just a few weeks from now. We expect it to look a lot different from the LX, based on the teaser we have seen.

The automaker sees the concept as the next genre in luxury crossover vehicles. Furthermore, it is also supposed to “redefine the boundaries of luxury”. We are not surprised that the automaker is sharing very little information when asked about the upcoming concept. One thing we should know is the fact that it adopts similar styling to the rest of the range, which includes a massive spindle grille and a sculpted rear.

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The Lexus RX midsize sports utility vehicle is known to offer high levels of luxury. But now, Lexus has managed to offer a third row of seats in the RX, and is bringing this more spacious SUV to the United States. The Japanese premium carmaker made this announcement upon the launch of the new 2018 Lexus RX L at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

As Lexus disclosed, the new Lexus RX L will be sold in two flavors: the RX 350L and RX 450hL. These models carry the design of their shorter siblings but are now capable of accommodating up to seven occupants, depending on the seating configuration chosen by the customer. At first, people might see the new RX L as the long wheelbase version of the RX. This isn't surprising, considering the fact that other vehicles usually have their cabin space expanded by lengthening their wheelbase. However, doing so might compromise both maneuverability and styling.

Thus, in the case of the new Lexus RX L, the Japanese premium carmaker didn’t add the third row of seats by lengthening the wheelbase. Instead, Lexus tapped on its expertise in vehicle packaging and extended the length of the body 4.3 inches (110 mm) to the rear, thereby lengthening the rear overhangs. In addition, Lexus had to make sure that third-row occupants still enjoy generous headroom. This was achieved by employing a steeper tailgate window angle than on the two-row RX models. Since the second row is positioned a bit higher than the third row, more foot room is created for rear passengers.

Read the entire article Lexus unveils three-row 2018 RX L at 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

Automakers typically release teasers online before any new vehicle’s live debut. After the previews of the Mazda6 and the BMW X3, it’s now Lexus that has shared images of its three-row RXL SUV that will soon make its way to US soil. There’s no doubt about it. This Lexus RXL is the longer Lexus car that we have all been waiting for.

It has been a while since we first heard rumours about a larger and more luxurious Lexus RX, and finally, we will see the extended SUV at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. Both models, namely the RX 350L and RX 450hL, were both teased in a duo of images. However, these images don’t give us a lot of information when it comes to its final look.

Before today, the Lexus was already rumoured to appear in its hometown during the Tokyo Motor Show. But that never came to pass and it seems like they would rather bring the new SUV to North America. Similar to the current RX, sources say that the new RX 350L will ride on the same platform as today’s RX, but with a little increase in rear overhang.

Read the entire article Three-row Lexus RXL SUV will be on display at the 2017 LA Auto Show

Lexus stunned the motoring world in January this year when it unveiled the fifth generation of its Lexus LS flagship sedan (2018 model year) at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show. Around nine months forward, Lexus is unveiling a more futuristic yet achievable concept version of the LS luxury sedan – laden with a wide array of technological elements – at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show in Japan.

Introducing the Lexus LS+ Concept, a study of flagship’s future form as loaded with state-of-the-art technologies. As Lexus sees the new LS+ Concept, this study was developed to symbolize its vision for the future, especially when it is fitted with automated driving technologies that the luxury carmaker plans to apply in its flagship sedan by the end of the decade (2020).

In terms of design, the LS+ Concept is derived from the latest generation of the Lexus LS flagship sedan, particularly with regards to its shape. However, compared to the 2018 LS sedan, the LS+ Concept comes with a more futuristic front and rear ends. After all, the LS+ Concept provides a glimpse into the new design direction of the next generation of Lexus vehicles, as derived from the brand’s L-finesse*3 design philosophy.

Read the entire article New Lexus LS+ Concept previews future design and technologies for the flagship sedan

Marvel fans will be looking forward to another movie in February -- the Black Panther. We initially thought that he would be driving a car like the Bugatti Chiron. But it turns out that the superhero is actually going to be driving a Lexus instead. Yes, believe it or not, it is Toyota’s sister company that stepped up to work in collaboration with the upcoming Black Panther, which is set to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In fact, they even built special cars specifically for the film, and soon a few lucky people will be able to purchase one of the cars built. But of course, you have to be real quick to get your hands on one. Lexus said that only 100 examples of the special edition model will be built. Another thing you’ll need to have is a lot of extra money in the bank, because it took a total of eight months just to complete the paint job alone, so it has got to be extremely pricey.

So what exactly is this car you ask? It is a 2018 Lexus LC 500 that is part of the automaker’s Inspiration Series. And only 100 units of the very first model will be available for the United States. You’ll probably agree that the LC 500 is already a beautiful coupe, and Lexus enhances it even more with a bespoke white interior, a unique set of 21-inch wheels, carbon fiber scuff plates and a Barneys barware set. We are guessing that the latter is for the passenger to enjoy, and not the driver. But we will see in the movie if Black Panther takes advantage of it. As for the mechanical bits, they remain the same, with a 5.0 liter V8 engine that works with a 10 speed automatic transmission, producing as much as 471 horsepower - not bad for a superhero.

Read the entire article Lexus built two cars for Marvel’s Black Panther movie, will debut at SEMA

For the past 15 years, Lexus has been conducting a research into butterfly wings. And this study resulted in a special paint job from the Japanese automaker. It is so complicated that the paint alone requires 12 steps and 20 quality inspections. We will first see this on the LC 500 Structural Blue Edition, that creates an iridescent look on the grand tourer.

The company was inspired by the Morpho butterfly, which gave them this particular shade of blue. Lexus says that unlike conventional finishes where the paint reflects just under 50 percent of the pigments, this shade reflects almost 100 percent. The tiny pigments let the vehicle produce an ever changing shade of blue. The only downside is that this is not apparent in photographs, which is why you cannot really appreciate it in these photos.

When Lexus first came up with this shade, they had to use 40 layers of paint to let it produce this effect. However, after years of study, they were able to reduce this down to only 7 layers - now making it more feasible for production models.

Read the entire article Butterfly-inspired iridescent Structural Blue paint appears first on Lexus LC 500

With three more months to go before the year ends, three premium auto companies are jousting their way up to see which of them could claim the crown as the best-selling luxury carmaker in the United States for 2017 – Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus.

Mercedes-Benz managed to hold on to the US No. 1 spot after nine months of sales. From January to September, Mercedes delivered 242,250 luxury vehicles, excluding its vans and smart-branded models. This figure represents a 2.8-percent year-on-year drop in sales compared to the first nine months of 2016, when Mercedes delivered 249,204 premium units in the US.

Mercedes-Benz continued to lead the US luxury race even after posting dismal sales in September 2017. The carmaker suffered a sales decline in the month – by 1.7 percent – making it the only luxury brand that didn’t registered a surge in September 2017. Figure-wise, Mercedes delivered 29,008 units in September 2017 in the US, compared to 29,500 luxury vehicles sold in the same month in 2016.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz stays on top of US luxury car sales in the first nine months of 2017

Who would buy a secondhand car that has already crashed? That would be someone who knows a good opportunity when he sees one. We know that the 2018 Lexus LC 500 had begun deliveries to its United States customers recently. But apparently, one has already crashed and it’s now being sold on Copart.

With only as little as 777 miles on its odometer, the two-door sports coupe’s life has already been cut short after the accident. The vehicle is being sold by State Farm Insurance, with a title that says it had been salvaged but is repairable. Here’s the thing, it will be challenging and costly to repair a model like the Lexus LC 500, considering that it is a 2018 model.

Based on the photo that had been posted, the LC 500 has gone through a painful hit up on the front fascia. The bumper, spindle grille, hood and front quarter panels have been seriously damaged. That is not all, even the windshield has been shattered, while the radiator has been pushed out of place. Furthermore, the undercarriage was also seriously damaged, which caused the steering wheel and curtain airbags to be inflated.

Read the entire article Crashed 2018 Lexus LC 500 is listed for sale

It has been six years since Lexus introduced the current generation of the CT 200h hybrid. For the 2018 model year, the current CT 200h lives through with some minor updates on its styling. We are hoping that it is the final facelift for the current generation, as Lexus somewhat signaled the impending arrival of the next-gen model by dropping the CT 200h from its lineup in the United States.

Perhaps the most glaring visual tweak made on the 2018 Lexus CT 200h could be found on its front end, particularly on its F Sport style spindle grille. On the 2017 iteration of the CT 200h, the grille features a horizontal bar. Likewise, although the grille looks as if it is one unit, it is actually interrupted on the mid-section. Meanwhile, the spindle grille on the 2018 CT 200h comes with a mesh pattern, and is now continuous from top section to the bottom.

In addition, the new 2018 Lexus CT 200h is now provided with signature “L” daytime running lights that now employ LED technology, as repositioned just above the single-projector headlamps. Moreover, the fog light bezels are now finished in metallic grey as surrounded by an outer frame with a triangular cross-section.

Read the entire article Lexus tweaks current CT 200h for the final time; drops hybrid from US lineup

Did you already accept the fact that you could never get your hands on a Lexus LFA in the United States? Well, you are wrong because Lexus had just revealed that there are 12 brand new units of the LFA in US dealerships.

Detroit manufacturers did not report good sales figures from last month’s sales report. Meanwhile, the deliveries made by Japanese premium automakers Lexus, Infiniti and Acura have increased. Respectively, deliveries have increased by 3.6 percent, 9.0 percent, and 3.7 percent if you compare them to last year’s numbers.

There is even more awesome news for fans of Toyota’s luxury arm. As Autoblog looked further into Lexus’ sales figures, they noticed some interesting facts. The company has sold an LFA; one unit of the supercar was delivered in June 2017. After taking a closer look, we also learned that another six examples were delivered to customers in 2016. So how is that possible?

Read the entire article There are still 12 unsold Lexus LFAs in US dealerships years after production stopped

Unlike black, silver, and red - brown is not one of the most common shades you would see on a car, especially on limited edition models like the 2012 Lexus LFA.

A couple of years ago, Lexus came out with the LFA supercar and decided they would only build 500 examples of the said model. Years later, the Japanese sports coupe has become hot in the second-hand market. Originally priced at $375,000 in the United States, buyers are willing to spend almost double the amount for a second hand unit. An example would be this Pearl Brown LFA, which is supposed to be a one-off, that’s being offered for $645,000 on James Edition.

This bronze LFA is equipped with a 4.8 liter V10 that can generate an impressive 552 horsepower (412 kilowatts) at 8,700 rpm with a torque of 354 pound-feet (480 Newton metres). In just 3.6 seconds, the LFA could go from 0 - 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour), and can continue to a top speed of 202 miles per hour (325 kph). Despite all that power, this example has only been driven by a total of 1,074 miles. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that gives power to the rear-wheels.

Read the entire article You can have this unique Pearl Brown Lexus LFA for $645K

Even before Toyota, or in extension Lexus, makes an official announcement about the arrival of the more hardcore version of the LC performance coupe, certain details are already circulating over the specs of this variant—the Lexus LC F. Just recently, a Japanese Web site has said that the new Lexus LC F is being geared to offer a performance level that would be at par with the Japanese monster Nissan GT-R Nismo and the German powerhouse Mercedes-AMG GT.

In case you missed it, there have been speculations that Lexus could be planning hardcore variant of the LC. But it’s highly possible that it’s already in the midst of developing such a model after it was reported that Toyota Motors Corp. had applied for the trademark of the names “LC F” and “Lexus LC F” with the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

Lexus intended the LC to fully highlight its sporting credentials and its renewed focus on dynamism. Offering an F version that could take on some of the known performance cars would be a natural and logical step. Not only that, other Lexus coupes like the RC also had an F version. Thus, Toyota’s trademark application could serve as a vital clue to Lexus’ plans to offer an LC F.

Read the entire article Lexus LC F would be as potent as Nissan GT-R Nismo and Mercedes-AMG GT

Lexus has always had a nice range of cars, but they haven’t really covered all segments yet. For instance, if you’re looking for a three-row crossover, the only models Lexus could offer you are the GX and the LX. Both of which are huge and have a truck-like body. There is also the smaller RX that you could go for, but it only has two rows.

Last March, the Japanese company announced the arrival of a new crossover with three-rows, but it has been a year and we have not seen it yet. The good news is that the RX finally gets a three-row version, fulfilling a lot of people’s dreams. And according to Japanese car outlet Mag-X reports, the new RX crossover is scheduled to make a debut in October at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The RX is actually one of the company’s bestselling cars, and now that it has evolved into a three-row crossover, Lexus sales will probably shoot up as well.

According to more reports, the updated crossover will have the same wheelbase as its predecessor, with the rear overhang slightly extended. Now I wonder how tight it will be if there are three rows, considering the fact that the current model’s second row is already very close to the rear glass. This might actually mean no trunk space for the new RX.

Read the entire article Lexus to reveal three-row RX at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
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