Report: Next-Generation Lexus RX to Debut at New York Auto Show

Edmunds has now confirmed that the next-generation Lexus RX will be revealed at the New York Auto Show in April: The RX 350 is expected to be larger, a strategy that will separate it in terms of size and price from the recently introduced 2015 Lexus NX 200t SUV, which shares a platform with the …
Kevin · January 15th, 2015

2016 Lexus RX Coming to the Detroit Auto Show?

Fresh off the spy photos of the next-generation Lexus RX comes the above rendering from photochopper Theophilus Chin and rumors that the new model may debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week. In a recent Detroit rumor rounded-up, Edmunds suggests the latest edition of the bestselling Lexus crossover will be unveiled in the Motor …
Kevin · January 7th, 2015

Next-Generation Lexus RX Prototype Spotted!

Spy photographers for Autoweek have spotted a camouflaged prototype of the next-generation Lexus RX — let’s take a look, starting with the front: The camouflage may be elaborate around the grille, but there’s no denying the NX influence in the hood shape and headlight placement. It’s worth noting that grille itself appears quite small in …
Kevin · January 7th, 2015

Next-Generation Lexus RX to Debut at Detroit Auto Show?

Wards Auto is speculating that the next-generation RX could be one of two vehicles that Lexus debuts at the Detroit Auto Show in January: Meanwhile, [Lexus USA general manager Jeff] Bracken says Lexus will have at least one, if not two, models debuting at January’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. He doesn’t divulge …
Kevin · November 27th, 2014

Special Edition Lexus RX Debuts in Japan

Lexus Japan have announced the [RX Radiant Aero Style special edition] package (http://lexus.jp/models/rx/ras/index.html) with some exterior modifications and a unique interior color scheme: The special edition includes a blacked out front bumper to match the spindle grille, LED fog lamps, 19-inch aluminum wheels, and a very nice black & red leather interior. The Radiant Aero …
Kevin · July 14th, 2014

New Lexus Police Vehicles in Australia

Lexus Australia has provided the New South Wales police department with a GS 450h & RX 450h for new road safety campaigns — here are some photos: From the press release: Launched as part of the kick-off to the official ski-season, Lexus GS and RX 450h models will patrol the state’s Southern Region, stretching from …
Kevin · June 4th, 2014

Riding Along in Google’s Self-Driving Lexus RX 450h

Casey Newton of The Verge recently spent an afternoon riding around the Bay Area in Google’s self-driving Lexus RX 450h: It’s a warm day in Mountain View, and just outside the Computer History Museum, Lexus SUVs are pulling up to the curb. The Lexus RX450h is a beautiful car, but today my eye travels immediately …
Kevin · May 16th, 2014

Google Makes Improvements to Self-Driving Lexus RX 450h

Google has made some significant improvements to their self-driving car, which just so happens to be a Lexus RX 450h: The level of intelligence and capability of these Google vehicles is astounding — very easy to see a future where self-driving cars make up the majority of vehicles on the road. (Worth pointing out that …
Kevin · May 1st, 2014

Lexus to Add Three-Row Crossover in 2016?

Mark Rechtin of Automotive News recently spoke with Lexus USA general manager Jeff Bracken about adding a three-row seven-seat crossover to the Lexus lineup: “Third-row seating is the No. 1 issue we hear from dealers,” Lexus Division chief Jeff Bracken said at the auto show here. “We feel like we’re missing a 35,000-units-a-year opportunity. We’re …
Kevin · April 28th, 2014

Lexus Canada Replaces Standard RX with new 2015 RX SPORTDESIGN

In a bold move, Lexus Canada will stop selling the standard RX, replacing it with the new 2015 RX SPORTDESIGN. The RX SPORTDESIGN appears to share the same front-end design as Lexus USA’s Sport Appearance package, which merges the default RX grille with elements of the RX F SPORT. (I like this new SPORTDESIGN much …
Kevin · March 31st, 2014

Lexus RX & LS on Consumer Reports Best Used Car Value List

Consumer Reports has shared its picks for the best used car values, and there are two Lexus on the list: Best SUV between $15,000-20,0000: 2006-2007 Lexus RX Best Sedan between $20,000-$25,000: 2006 Lexus LS 430 Both vehicles represent incredible value for those dollar amounts — not surprised to see either of them on the Consumer …
Kevin · March 27th, 2014

2015 Lexus RX 350 & RX 450h Information

Lexus USA has announced the 2015 Lexus RX 350 & RX 450h, and the new model year brings some new standard equipment and changes to the option packages: All RX models will now come standard with a seven-inch display screen and backup camera The Remote Touch infotainment controller has been revised for improved ease of …
Kevin · February 27th, 2014

Wald International Releases Lexus RX Body Kit

Japanese tuner Wald International has released an updated Executive Line body kit for the Lexus RX: The body kit is simple enough, adding a front lip spoiler and rear skirt to the Lexus crossover. Pricing has yet to be released. See more photos of the Wald Lexus RX
Kevin · February 25th, 2014

2012-2013 Lexus RX 350 Recalled for Potential Braking Software Issue

Lexus USA has issued a voluntary safety recall for certain 2012-2013 RX 350 models due to a potential issue with its braking software. Lexus will update the skid control ECU software in order to address an electronic circuit condition that can cause the Vehicle Stability Control, Anti-lock Brake, and Traction Control functions to intermittently turn …
Kevin · February 13th, 2014

Photo Gallery: Blacked Out Lexus RX 450h F SPORT

My friends from Lexus of Perth in Australia sent me these photos of a custom RX 450h F SPORT: The RX F SPORT looks pretty good with a blacked out bumper — reminds me of the special edition RX that was released in Europe late last year. What do you think of the custom work? …
Kevin · February 6th, 2014

Lexus Named Top Luxury Brand in KBB 2014 5-Year Cost to Own Awards

For the second year in a row, Lexus was named the top luxury brand in the Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. The awards are based on analysis of the 5-year ownership costs of 2014 model-year vehicles, and looks at the purchase price, financing costs, insurance costs and state fees along with the …
Kevin · February 5th, 2014

Lexus Wins Three Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards

Owners of the Lexus RX, LS, & CT were recognized for customer loyalty at the annual Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards. The Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards measures loyalty as a household that owns a new vehicle choosing another new vehicle of the same model or make. This year’s awards are based on more than 7.4 million …
Kevin · January 22nd, 2014

Lexus ES 300h Named Best Luxury Value by Consumer Reports

The Lexus ES 300h has been named the top luxury car value in the Consumer Reports annual Best & Worst New Cars. Consumer Reports judges vehicles on a combination of reliability, resale value, fuel economy and driving performance — the ES 350, RX 450h, & RX 350 also ranked high in the list. Read more …
Kevin · December 19th, 2013

Salma Hayek & Lexus RX Star in Milk Commercial

Let’s end the week off on a light note — here’s the Lexus RX playing a supporting role in this funny milk commercial with Salma Hayek: Have a nice weekend everybody!
Kevin · October 25th, 2013

Lexus Europe Announces Special Edition RX 450h

Lexus Europe has announced a special edition RX 450h with a blacked-out bumper color, LED headlights, exclusive 7-spoke 19″ alloy wheels, and an optional panoramic roof — here’s a couple high resolution photos without the glass roof: Even on a black RXh, the bumper stands out from the exterior color: I’m a big fan of …
Kevin · October 25th, 2013

Lexus Releases Four Commercials for 2014 SUV Lineup

Lexus has released a new commercial for each of their SUVs — here’s the complete set: 2014 Lexus GX Commercial 2014 Lexus RX Commercial 2014 Lexus LX Commercial There’s also a super-cut that splices together scenes from all three commercials:
Kevin · October 8th, 2013

Guest Review: 2013 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT

The following is a review of the 2013 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT by guest author Tim Esterdahl, an associate editor for the Tundra Headquarters enthusiast website. The new F Sport package for the Lexus RX 350 is an interesting new addition to the luxury SUV product line, and after spending a week driving it …
Kevin · October 6th, 2013

Lexus RX 350, RX 450h, & ES 300h Get Minor Updates in 2014

The Lexus RX 350, RX 450h & ES 300h all received minor updates for the 2014 model year — let’s break down the changes for the models sold in the USA. The 2014 RX 350 The available Pre-Collision System now features Pre-Brake technology and forward collision warning system. Luxury Package adds rear-seat 115v AC power …
Kevin · October 1st, 2013

Lexus RX 200t Test Mule Spotted in Japan?

Japanese magazine MAG-X has published photos of what they claim is a test mule for the turbocharged four-cylinder Lexus RX 200t — here’s the full page from the September issue: The very first mention of a possible RX 200t came in April of this year, when Lexus filed a trademark for the nameplate in Australia …
Kevin · September 19th, 2013

Is Lexus Planning an Even Smaller Crossover?

According to Car Advice, Lexus may be considering something even smaller than the LF-NX: Asked about the potential for a compact SUV during a media round-table at the Frankfurt motor show, Lexus design division project general manager Takeshi Tanabe responded: “Why not?” Larger than originally expected at 4640mm long, the LF-NX concept – set to …
Kevin · September 16th, 2013

Lexus Boosts RX Manufacturing in Canada

Lexus will invest more than $100 million and hire approximately 400 employees to increase Lexus RX production at its Cambridge, Ontario facility.
Kevin · July 24th, 2012

2010 Lexus RX Added to Accelerator Pedal Recall

The 2010 Lexus RX 350 & RX 450h have now been added to the 2009 recall that addresses the possibility of unsecured or incompatible floor mats entrapping the accelerator pedal.
Kevin · June 29th, 2012

CarAdvice Reviews the Lexus RX 270

While on the topic of the Lexus RX 270′s launch in Australia, Car Advice has a review of the 2.7L four-cylinder edition of the crossover.
Kevin · June 28th, 2012

Lexus LS Tops the Total Car Score Awards

The Lexus LS was named the top overall car in the first annual Total Car Score awards, which calculates points using a combination of scores from all the top automotive review and rating sites.
Kevin · May 29th, 2012

Details on the Lexus Display Audio Controller

Longtime Lexus Enthusiast reader & Flow Lexus of Greensboro employee Brendan Bogue has sent over a detailed description of the Display Audio controller first spotted in a 2013 ES promotional video.
Kevin · May 17th, 2012

2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport Information

The 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport made its debut this week at the New York Auto Show with an assortment of performance and appearance upgrades.
Kevin · April 6th, 2012