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The Lexus LS500 is beautifully crafted, but some tech shows its age (ars technica)

This is Lexus' flagship model, the LS500 sedan. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] When Lexus arrived on the scene in 1989, it was a wake-up call for existing luxury car makers. Toyota was only really known outside Japan for making mainstream cars, and the company wanted to prove it could build a better luxury car than anyone else. The LS400 made a convincing case that it could. Not only was the ...
Tags: Japan, News, Lexus, Toyota, Bmw, Mercedes Benz, Jonathan M Gitlin, Jonathan Gitlin


2022 Lexus ES: Fresh Styling & New Interior Updates For This Luxury Sedan

The 2022 Lexus ES is pretty much more of the same: More luxury, more safety, more features, and more of that rock-solid Lexus reliability. Part of the fifth-gen model unveiled in 2018, the Lexus ES received a significant redesign in 2019 and a few updates the year after. But for 2022, the Lexus ES is debuting a fresher face and a host of necessary interior updates. “Our goal was to deepen the high quality of the ES and to add new value,” said Lexus International Chief Engineer Tetsuya Aoki. “...
Tags: Lexus, Autos, Detroit, Avs, Lexus International, Car News, Ultra Luxury, Carl Anthony, Shanghai Auto Show, Lexus ES, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Black Circuit Red, Tetsuya Aoki, Lexus Lexus Safety System


2021 Lexus LC Convertible Review – Open It Up In Style

What if I told you one of the best old-school muscle-car convertible experiences available today came not from a Detroit 2.5 automaker but Lexus? That may sound crazy, but it’s true. The LC500 Convertible offers up an essential V8 drop-top experience that’s on par with any Mustang GT that goes topless. The 5.0-liter V8 strikes […] The post 2021 Lexus LC Convertible Review – Open It Up In Style appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Lexus Makes a Point About Distracted Driving

Last week, Lexus launched a viral marketing campaign — that also makes for an excellent public service announcement — about how stupid it is to check your phone while driving. But it has only just started getting the kind of attention it deserves, now that some of the contentious regulatory news has subsided. The automaker modified a […] The post Lexus Makes a Point About Distracted Driving appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Smartphones, Psa, Lexus, Distracted Driving, Autos, Toyota, Lexus Nx, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, News Blog, Safe Driving, Automotive Safety


Horse & Rider: Inside The Lexus LF-Z Electrified Concept

Lexus is among a few luxury automakers who are yet to release or unveil an all-electric vehicle (a list that includes Bentley and Aston Martin, to name a few). However, that’s about to change with the Lexus LF-Z Electrified Concept. Parent company Toyota and Lexus are somewhat late to the EV party, and we find this perplexing at the very least. An Ambituous Plan Lexus has been fiddling with hybrid technology since 2005. And yet, the brand doesn’t have an all-electric vehicle in its port...
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Lexus Can Change Your Mind About Texting and Driving in 4.6 Seconds

How long do you think it takes to glance at a text message when you’re driving? One second? Two seconds? You’re not alone. Most drivers believe that texting and driving creates only a momentary distraction. Today on April 6, or 4.6, has released a  new video  to shatter this common misconception. Th e average length of time it actually takes to send or receive a text message when you’re behind the wheel is 4.6 seconds, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...
Tags: Advertising, Automotive, Lexus, Lexus Nx, Nhtsa, National Safety Council NSC, Team One, Vinay Shahani


Lexus LF-Z is Watts New

Today, Lexus dropped the LF-Z concept car, stepping on the electric-vehicle (EV) accelerator. By 2025, the company expects to have 20 new PHEV, HEV, and BEV models from which to choose. 670,616,629 miles per hour, the speed of light, is how fast energy travels as electromagnetic waves. This is nearly as fast as car companies […] The post Lexus LF-Z is Watts New appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Design, Technology, Media, Global, Green, Electric Vehicles, Lexus, Autos, Hybrid, Concept Car, Bev, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Battery Electric Vehicle, Show Cars


Ultimate Level Up: Inside The Futuristic Lexus Gamers’ IS

What you see here is the Lexus Gamers’ IS. It is a one-off, custom show car. Lexus will not be putting this thing into production. To which, we, the gearheads, can be eternally thankful. It’s not that it’s a bad idea – Lord knows I’ve seen lots of krazy kustoms in my time, and more than a few with gaming systems – it’s just it would be a bad idea to take on the road. Too Much of a Good Thing? I’m not a complete Luddite; I’m not. I’ve got nothing against PDK semi-auto boxes and air condi...
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2020 Lexus RC F Review – ‘F’ For Fast

It’s no secret the Lexus RC F is fast. That’s what tends to happen when you drop a honkin’ V8 in a two-door luxury coupe. That said, the RC F, and the RC coupe it’s based on, feel almost like mysteries, giving how they seem to be afterthoughts in a class that itself has become […] The post 2020 Lexus RC F Review – ‘F’ For Fast appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Lexus Puts Gamers in the Driver’s Seat

Gamers, start your engines. Lexus is unveiling the Gamers’ IS, the first vehicle designed by and for the Twitch community as the ultimate gaming space. In a livestream hosted by popular streamer Fuslie, last month, more than 554,000 unique viewers watched and weighed in on their favorite features. They voted on modifications ranging from the gaming-themed exterior wrap to the custom controller to their “game fuel” beverage of choice. Lexus then worked with the fabrication experts at SCPS to bri...
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In Review: 2021 Lexus UX 250h

Lexus' smallest SUV/crossover, the UX, also comes as a hybrid, and that's what I drove. It has some very good points, but also some down sides ... find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Lexus, Autos, Hybrids, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


25 cars discontinued in 2021 that will disappear from US dealerships, from Ford's last sedan to fan-favorite small hatchbacks

Honda Fit. Honda More than two dozen 2020 vehicles won't be back for the 2021 model year.  As consumer demand shifts, many automakers are eliminating sedans, wagons, and hatchbacks.  Only one crossover won't make it to 2021: the Dodge Journey.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The auto industry is in the midst of a crossover boom - and for every new compact crossover automakers bring to market, some sorry sedan or hatchback heads to the automotive graveyard.The list of m...
Tags: Transportation, US, America, Trends, Ford, Lexus, Auto Industry, Gm, Jaguar, Chevy, Lincoln, Bmw, Honda, Mercedes, Hyundai, Continental


Lexus' new sports sedan packs a hardcore V8 in attempts to outshine its BMW and Mercedes rivals - see more

Lexus The 2022 IS 500 F Sport Performance is a brand-new sports sedan from Lexus. It packs a naturally aspirated V8, which is very rare these days. No pricing was announced at this time, but you can expect them to arrive at dealers in the fall. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The last time Lexus stuffed a naturally aspirated V8 into the IS compact sedan was 2007 in the IS F. That line ended in 2014 - - but we're finally getting a replacement in the year of our Lo...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Lexus, Bmw, Audi, Mercedes, Kristen Lee, Mercedes AMG BMW, F Sport, BITranspo, 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance, Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance, lexus-Is, Lexus IS F, Lexus Lexus


Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance: There’s a Powerful V8 Under That Raised Hood!

The 2022 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance will turn heads and capture an equal number of hearts when it arrives this fall. We are already impressed by the new Lexus IS F SPORT’s driving dynamics, but this Performance variant has the potential to kick things up a notch. F SPORT Performance models will feature new styling cues, updated safety features, and a tremendous powertrain.  Styling & Design The hood of the IS 500 F SPORT Performance is raised by nearly two inches versus the stand...
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7 Reasons Why the Lexus IS 500 is the Perfect Car for Driving Enthusiasts

The Lexus IS 500 isn’t just an exciting new sports sedan, it’s a unicorn. That’s because when Lexus first decided to put the IS 500 into production, they relied on a simple philosophy: put a big engine in a small car, and make it go really fast. But this car is so much more than […] The post 7 Reasons Why the Lexus IS 500 is the Perfect Car for Driving Enthusiasts appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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YC-backed Taste brings multicourse fine dining into your home

Jeff Chen has a pithy pitch for his new startup Taste: “We made the Instagram of nice food.” In other words, just as Instagram made it easy for regular smartphone users to look like talented photographers, Taste makes it easy for customers to prepare impressive meals at home. That’s because the real preparation is being done by fine-dining restaurants — Chen told me there are 16 Michelin-starred and Michelin-rated restaurants currently on the platform — whose food doesn’t translate easily to a d...
Tags: Google, Food, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Y Combinator, Instagram, New York City, Tech, Netflix, Lexus, Michelin, Yc, Chen, Jeff Chen, Peloton


What To Expect for Your 2021 Lexus Maintenance Cost

Lexus maintenance costs are affordable compared to the industry average.Maintaining a Lexus is even more affordable when compared to other luxury vehicles.Drivers can use extended car warranties and prepaid maintenance plans to lower Lexus ownership costs. Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Lexus vehicles may have a higher sticker price than many commuter cars, but overall Lexus ownership costs are relatively low. Sinc...
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The key piece of leadership advice a tech exec with more than 2 decades of experience shares with her mentees when they're nervous about sharing their ideas at work

Insider Diane Yu. Courtesy of Better.com It's hard to raise your voice when you're underrepresented in a certian industry or company.  But according to Diane Yu, Better.com's new CTO, it's an essential skill for leaders to build.  Yu has learned over the years to overcome the self-doubt to share her opinion.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When Diane Yu joined mortgage financing company and LinkedIn's hottest startup of 2020, Better.com, as chief technology officer in...
Tags: Leadership, Microsoft, Advice, Stanford, US, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Joe Biden, Lexus, Cto, Nordic, Yu, Minority, Don, Amazon Apple Facebook Google


Lexus is Reinventing Itself This Spring

Lexus enjoyed years of uninterrupted success as the preeminent purveyor of reliable Japanese luxury. However, the current lineup has become somewhat antiquated and the brand can no longer rest assured that it will be at the summit of every reliability ranking the industry manages to produce. Though usually still within the top five, management feels it’s […] The post Lexus is Reinventing Itself This Spring appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Teasers, Lexus, Autos, Evolution, Toyota, EVs, Toyota Motor Corp, Toyota Motor Corporation, News Blog, Brand Identity


2020 Lexus GX460 Review — A Retro Classic You Can Buy New Today

I’m trying to imagine the buyer who walks into a Lexus dealership, ready to buy an SUV. The options can be overwhelming. No fewer than five distinct models with a bit of ground clearance dot the clean, modern showroom and perfectly aligned aisles of fresh deliveries. The RX is the gold standard of luxury crossovers, […] The post 2020 Lexus GX460 Review — A Retro Classic You Can Buy New Today appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: SUV, Lexus, Autos, Car Reviews, Three-row Suv, 2020 Lexus Gx 460, GX460


Lexus just took its coolest car to the next level with all-black, airplane-inspired styling - check it out

2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series. Lexus The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration series is a special edition of the gorgeous LC 500 coupe. Lexus is only making 100 examples of the all-black special edition. It has a rear spoiler inspired by a race plane's wing. No pricing was announced at this time, but it will likely cost more than the regular $93,000 Lexus LC 500. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Lexus LC 500 is undeniably cool. Our review of it can tell you that much. And ...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Lexus, Autos, Alcantara, Yoshihide Muroya, Lexus LC, Lexus LC500, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, Muroya


Lexus and Team One Launch New Ad Campaign for Lexus

Sneakerhead, audiophile, fashionista, gamer … these people are “all in” on their passions. In a new marketing campaign breaking today for the Lexus 2021 IS, the automaker celebrates its own obsession: an unapologetically pure sport sedan. Entitled “All In,” the new campaign engages an audience that’s just as unapologetic about pursuing their unique interests. It features influencers and deep, diverse media partnerships. “The IS customer is our youngest, most fiercely authentic yet,” said Lisa...
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25 cars discontinued for 2021 that will disappear from US dealerships, from Ford's last sedan to fan-favorite small hatchbacks

Honda Fit. Honda More than two dozen 2020 vehicles won't be back for the 2021 model year.  As consumer demand for crossovers explodes, many automakers are moving to eliminate sedans, wagons, and hatchbacks from their lineups.  Only one crossover won't make it to 2021: the Dodge Journey.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The auto industry is in the midst of a crossover boom - and for every new compact crossover automakers bring to market, some sorry sedan or hatchback hea...
Tags: Transportation, US, America, Trends, Ford, Lexus, Auto Industry, Gm, Jaguar, Chevy, Lincoln, Bmw, Honda, Mercedes, Hyundai, Continental


2021 Lexus IS Review: Sporty & Luxurious But Should You Buy It?

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In Review: 2021 Lexus RX 350

It was billed as the first luxury SUV when it came out, and I find the RX is still a great vehicle to drive. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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Materazzo appointed group vice president, Toyota Marketing

Lisa Materazzo has been appointed group vice president, Toyota Marketing, replacing Ed Laukes, who is retiring after 32 years with the automaker. Materazzo, who currently serves as vice president of Lexus marketing, will run the entire gamut of Toyota division market planning, advertising, merchandising, sales promotions, incentives, NASCAR and motorsports, and all social and digital media. […] The post Materazzo appointed group vice president, Toyota Marketing appeared first on The Truth About ...
Tags: Leadership, Media, Marketing, People, Industry, Lexus, Autos, Toyota, Sales And Marketing, Nascar, Scion, Toyota Marketing, News Blog, Vinay Shahani, Ed Laukes, Lisa Materazzo


Best of 2020: BBQ takeout in the San Fernando Valley

It is, as the Lexus car ad tells us, a “December to Remember.” Or at least, hopefully it is, following a “Year to Forget.” Choose your crisis — and crack open a fresh bottle of Chardonnay to bury the memory; there were enough this past year to turn us all into confirmed tipplers and over-indulgers. But there were, in the ashes of 2020, some fine and tasty moments I’m happy to bring back. Not just cooking with the family — though there was certainly plenty of that. But also, in the hope of keepin...
Tags: Texas, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Lexus, Dining, Tyler Texas, San Fernando Valley, Westfield Topanga, Top Stories SGVT, Merrill Shindler, Restaurant-reviews, Hogly Wogly, Restaurants Food and Drink


Chef Tom Kitchin Explores the Wonders of Scottish Produce in Stunning GQ x Lexus Doc

International magazine GQ and luxury vehicle brand Lexus have launched the latest film in their ‘Journeys in Taste’ documentary series, taking viewers on a culinary journey through the Scottish landscape with Michelin starred chef Tom Kitchin. The stunning film sees Tom, known for his skilled reinventions of Scottish cuisine, exploring all that the country has to offer - fishing in the Scottish Borders, foraging on the outskirts of Edinburgh, visiting a distillery near Stirling, driving acr...
Tags: UK, Scotland, Advertising, Automotive, Lexus, Glasgow, Conde Nast, Edinburgh, Michelin, Gq, Tom, Stirling, Condé Nast International, Tom Kitchin, LS Productions, Gloria J


'Leave Nato': Justin Trudeau pranked by Russian duo posing as Greta Thunberg

Vovan and Lexus strike again, urging Canadian prime minister to introduce them to South Park characters Terrance and PhillipRussian comedians Vovan and Lexus have struck again, this time pranking Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau in a phone call during which he believed he was talking to climate change activist Greta Thunberg.Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov, who call themselves Vovan and Lexus, released a recording of the phone call this week, in which they counsel Trudeau about wor...
Tags: South Park, Russia, World news, Canada, Lexus, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Terrance, Vovan, Greta Thunberg, Alexey Stolyarov, Greta Thunberg Vladimir Kuznetsov


Lexus Dreamed Up Two Different Autonomous Futures That Will Help Us Relax

When it comes to autonomous vehicles, one of the biggest complaints is that they’ll take away the reactive, human elements of driving that see us making split-second decisions and not, y’know, immediately crashing into walls when the car is unleashed. It’s hard to relax and let some code control your vehicle. But…Read more...
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