Belated Lexus Christmas Commercial

It comes a little late, but this Lexus December to Remember commercial makes an interesting contrast to the other adverts that ran this season:

Per usual, the music selection is fantastic, and the animation is certainly cute, but I have to admit some disappointment that the RX wasn’t actually growing underneath the bow.

Lexus Wallpaper of the Week: GS Architecture

This week’s wallpaper is a beautiful shot of a 2007 Lexus GS 430 450h, complete with structural integrity:

Lexus GS430  Wallpaper

There’s certainly a perfection with this photo, the building built with the same curves as the GS. Definitely one of my favorite third-generation GS photos.

Lexus LF-A Will Remain in Development

Lexus LF-A

When Honda cancelled their plans to build a new NSX, there was some worry that Lexus might follow suit with the LF-A.

Turns out there was nothing to it, Lexus has confirmed their intention to build the LF-A. Auto Express reports:

The news was announced as parent firm Toyota also confirmed its commitment to the Formula One World Championship. It’s thought that a small number of LF-A models will be built this year, primarily to take part in various racing championships around the world.

Of course, it sounds like anyone waiting for the LF-A production model shouldn’t be expecting it next year, but the fact Lexus will be using it as an entry into professional races bodes well for its continued development.

[Source: Auto Express]

Lexus HS 250h Spy Shots!

Leftlane News has published possible spy shots of the upcoming Lexus HS 250h hybrid sedan (click for larger versions):

Spied Lexus HS 250h

Spied Lexus HS 250h

I can certainly see some Lexus cues with the hybrid door badging and the LS rear lights, but obviously this is an extremely well-camouflaged vehicle.

Update: TPP commenter Eddie also brings up the obviously Lexus side mirrors:

Another telling tale, the front headlights:

Lexus HS 250h Headlights

[Source: Leftlane News]

Lexus RX Museum in Japan

Lexus Japan has built a museum to display the new RX before its launch in February, though I think it’s safe to say it’s more of an art installation. Take a look at some of these photos:

Lexus Art Installation 1

Lexus Art Installation 2

Lexus Art Installation 3

Lexus Art Installation 4

The site is certainly unique, unfortunately it’s also entirely in Japanese so there I can’t really grasp more than the basic idea. However, there is a gallery with a very nice assortment of RX photos, like this one:

2010 Lexus RX