Why follow the Germans into inserting 4-cylinder turbo engines into everything from an IS to a GS? Some of us are more concerned with performance, RWD and a modicum of fuel economy, but not at the expense of power, displacement and engine smoothness. There is no place in my garage for a 4-cylinder engine, which worries me because my 2015 Lexus pair there now may be the last normally aspirated V6's you produce?
Although as a whole the spindle grill seems to work, don't they think that the spindle grill on some models like LX and RX are a bit too exaggerated?
Why there's no plug-in hybrid model in the lineup?
How are they going to expand in Europe and China?
Also: Lexus is notably absent from India and Mexico. There have been reports over the years of Lexus possibly entering those markets. Then...silence. Could you update us on whether or not there are still plans to sell Lexus vehicles there?
I get the impression that sedans aren't quite as popular as they used to be and that cross overs are getting more and more popular. What are the general trends in body styles and how does this vary from one market to the next?
i have a lot of crazy questions
firstly Akio Quotes
a) LEXUS = fun , TOYOTA = practicality
b) LFA next generation will be with the next generation of the people
Secondly my Questions
1) is this means no more FWD ? if yes what will happen to CT , ES , NX & RX ?
2) is there a smaller coupe than the RC to be based on the next generation TOYOTA 86 ?
3) will the next generation RC be dedicated as GS coupe or IS coupe more than it's a standalone as today ?
4) will the next generation RC , GS & IS share the structure with the next generation SUPRA or SUPRA will not even use the TNGA ?
5) why need another smaller car below the CT ?
6) where's the Turbo Hybrids ? (they always adv. that there Hybrids are fun to drive)
7) is the LC-F & LS-F will be based on LS650 TMG ?
8) will we even see LOTUS & LEXUS together ? (LOTUS Engines are just the 3.5l TOYOTA)
9) is there upper model over the LS as reported TOYOTA working on the next generation CENTURY so why the name didn't be under LEXUS as a Bentley Mulsanne rival ?
The Lexus LS Hybrid was pretty much Lexus' first attempt at building a six-figure luxury car. What did Lexus learn from producing the Lexus LS600hL? What feedback on the car did you receive that can help you down the road?
I would like to ask something about the additional power output in the IS350/RC350 engines. We've had those engines since 2006 with minor updates here and there. Or what is Lexus' stance on engine model life-cycle? Do we see an upcoming bump in power someday?