BEYOND BY LEXUS has a feature on the Naguri-style aluminum trim found in the GS F and GS F SPORT.
Kevin · February 28th, 2016
A mind-blowing Molten Pearl orange exterior with a two-tone orange/black leather interior is available to Japanese customers.
Kevin · November 30th, 2015
There’s a new video showing how Yamaha creates the laser-etched aluminum trim in the new 2016 Lexus RX.
Kevin · October 29th, 2015
Through a series of emails, I interviewed Takeshi Tanabe, the Manager of Global Design for both Toyota and Lexus, on a number of wide-ranging topics.
Kevin · July 14th, 2015
Last month, I was lucky enough to talk with Takeshi Tanabe, the Global Design manager for both Toyota and Lexus, in a wide-ranging interview on a number of topics.
Kevin · July 13th, 2015
The 2014 Lexus IS F SPORT has been nominated for the 2014 WardsAuto 10 Best Interiors award. Other cars be considered for the award include the Kia Cadenza, Cadillac ELR and CTS, Subaru WRX and Audi SQ5. The winners will be announced at the end of April. Watch the Ward’s video overview of the IS …
Kevin · March 31st, 2014
The interior of the Lexus RC F prototype has also been photographed alongside the exterior.
Kevin · July 16th, 2013
Yesterday, we took a closer look at the 2014 Lexus IS exterior, and now it’s time to examine the interior,
Kevin · January 10th, 2013
It’s now confirmed that the new IS will be available with the Remote Touch controller.
Kevin · January 3rd, 2013
Here’s a video of the next-generation Lexus IS prototype from Australian publication Drive.
Kevin · December 12th, 2012
Lexus Magazine has taken a closer look at the new touchscreen technologies included in the LF-CC interior and how they might work.
Kevin · November 7th, 2012
As my time with the 2013 Lexus GS 350 AWD comes to an end, I was finally able to accurately photograph the interior at night in my latest gallery.
Kevin · October 22nd, 2012
Lexus Japan will be releasing the CT 200h with a special-edition Creative Textile interior.
Kevin · September 24th, 2012
The Lexus Global website has an in-depth interview with Yasuo Kajino & Shinno Kato, two of the people responsible for the design of the 2013 ES.
Kevin · July 11th, 2012
The 2013 Lexus GS climate control system has been named the Interior Innovation of the Year by the Automotive Interiors Expo Awards.
Kevin · June 14th, 2012
Kevin · June 1st, 2012
In the latest issue of Wired, Lexus has again pushed the advertising boundries by creating the world’s first print ad to feature a near-field communications tag.
Kevin · March 23rd, 2012
Lexus Escondido has just taken delivery of a Pearl Brown Lexus LFA with an orange interior.
Kevin · March 5th, 2012
One day after the new 2013 Lexus ES was revealed, let’s return to the photos and take a closer look at the interior.
Kevin · February 22nd, 2012
If you ever doubted that Lexus is all about the details, here’s seven minutes of video dedicated to the bamboo steering wheel available in the new GS 450h.
Kevin · February 9th, 2012
Returning once again to the Tokyo Auto Salon, here’s a custom Lexus LS notable for its attempt at the GS spindle grille.
Kevin · January 26th, 2012
Lexus Magazine is running an interview with two of the Calty designers responsible for the Lexus LF-LC.
Kevin · January 19th, 2012
For my next photo set from the Detroit Auto Show, here’s a quick gallery with some Lexus LF-LC interior detail shots.
Kevin · January 13th, 2012
Lexus has released a second teaser of the new concept set to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January.
Kevin · December 19th, 2011
So far, my review of the 2013 Lexus GS has covered the mechanical improvements and examined the new exterior styling, so today, let’s look at largest leap forward compared to the previous model — the interior.
Kevin · November 30th, 2011
Included in the press information given out at the 2013 Lexus GS press launch were these two concept drawings.
Kevin · November 28th, 2011
Although it’s mostly made of photos we’ve seen before, I have to feature this new video of the Lexus GS F Sport.
Kevin · November 9th, 2011
Lexus Magazine is running an article on the massive 12.3-inch information display that will be available on the 2013 GS.
Kevin · November 7th, 2011
Lexus UK has released some super-high resolution images of the GS 450h F Sport package being offered in Europe.
Kevin · October 27th, 2011
The Lexus HS 250h has proven popular enough in Japan to warrant two special Harmonious Leather Interior color combinations.
Kevin · October 10th, 2011
Stumbled across this Response.jp photo of a 2013 Lexus GS with the bamboo trim option.
Kevin · September 8th, 2011
Earlier today, I shared the exterior colors of the 2013 Lexus GS, and now here’s the interior options, starting with the four leather hues.
Kevin · August 23rd, 2011
Next up in the 2012 announcements is the Lexus IS F, which has received yet another suspension update, with stronger stabilizer bars, new bearings and a slightly revised suspension -- giving the chassis better low-speed ride quality and less overall body roll.
Kevin · August 17th, 2011
According to Kicking Tires, the Lexus CT 200h F-Sport is scheduled to reach U.S. dealerships in October.
Kevin · August 9th, 2011
Inspired by MythBusters, Lexus Magazine auto editor Clark Heideger attempts to calculate the efficiency of the Lexus LS 600hL's four-zone climate control using a series of (not-so) scientific experiments involving improper thermometers, ice cream and his own internal "sensors".
Kevin · August 7th, 2011
There was a torrent of information about the next-generation Lexus GS released today, so while I'd like to take my time reading through each of the reviews, I also thought it would be a good idea to collect all the interior photos in one convenient gallery.
Kevin · July 22nd, 2011
Photos of Paris Hilton and her white Lexus LFA surfaced this weekend -- and I have to say, it has a super interior color combo.
Kevin · July 18th, 2011
TOM'S, the factory-authorized Lexus tuner in Japan, has taken a break from designing aero kits and turbochargers to release two CT 200h cup holders.
Kevin · July 8th, 2011
The May 2011 issue of Super Street has a feature on Jeremy Brittain's supercharged Lexus IS 350 packed with nitrous, Rotora brakes and some killer pink Volk TE37s.
Kevin · June 6th, 2011
Update: At the request of the photographer, I’ve removed the images of the three Lexus LFAs. The original images he posted at Club Lexus & his Flickr account have also been removed.
Kevin · March 4th, 2011
Lexus Europe has released the full details on the LFA Nürburgring package that’s set to debut at next week’s Geneva auto show — there’s plenty to go over, first here’s a quote from the press release: To improve track driving even further, the aerodynamic performance of the LFA with the Nürburgring package will be modified …
Kevin · February 22nd, 2011
While looking through the Lexus LFA owner’s manual, I came across this very unique interior configuration (click for a larger image): While it’s nice to see a different color scheme after the sea of red we saw with the first North American LFAs, the biggest thing about this interior isn’t the color, but the lack …
Kevin · January 28th, 2011
The Lexus CT 200h F-Sport also launched today in Japan, and like the regular CT, there’s been some new details revealed by way of the Lexus Japan website. Here’s a good look at some of the package upgrades: Lexus Japan will also be offering some unique interior options with the F-Sport package — really impressed …
Kevin · January 13th, 2011
Drive Arabia is becoming the go-to destination for seeing Lexus RXs that are unavailable in North America — first it was great pics of the RX’s panoramic roof option, and now we get a good look at the RX Art Works edition by Stone Designs. From the looks of things, the only exterior change is …
Kevin · January 4th, 2011
Hard to believe I never featured this before, but here’s an fascinating six-minute presentation by two people responsible for designing the Lexus LF-Ch concept: Tom Matsumoto, the design team leader, and Edward Lee, the creative designer: This presentation took place during a Pecha Kucha Night, a unique one-evening conference that only allows presenters 20 slides …
Kevin · December 13th, 2010
L-Select, the Lexus LS customization program available in Japan, has a brand new website with some (very small) photos of potential color combinations: Iris Topaz Beige Scarlet Rose Olive Umber Snow White Blue Gray Dark Brown Both the Blue Gray & Dark Brown may very well be Alcantara, which is a very nice touch and …
Kevin · December 7th, 2010
According to Drive Arabia, the Middle East edition of the 2011 Lexus LX 570 is offered with an orange leather interior: Far too intense for my liking, but unique enough that I can see the appeal — though I wouldn’t be holding out for this option to be available in North America any time soon. …
Kevin · November 8th, 2010
Here’s something you don’t see every day — four Lexus LFAs all together: I was surprised to see that the Pearl Yellow LFA featured is not the same one we’ve seen previously, but instead a brand-new car with a Camel Yellow interior — check out some of these screenshots: Beautiful interior color, it just looks …
Kevin · October 17th, 2010
Lexus Magazine has a new photo feature up that details the steps necessary to build one of a Lexus wood-carved steering wheel — here’s a couple of the slides that show the workmanship: Anyone who’s worked with fine woods knows that polishing raw wood is a high art form. Hardness, density, and color will vary, …
Kevin · October 10th, 2010
I’ve been curious to see the Lexus IS F’s new instrument panel in action, and this video shows just that: I like the trailing light that follows the tach needle — it’s a nice visual cue of the current revs. I wasn’t sold on this new display right away — in photos, it can look …
Kevin · October 7th, 2010
Lexus Europe has released further details on the 2011 Euro-spec IS F, which will be getting a number of exterior & interior design changes for the new year: 5.0 litre V8 is now Euro 5 compliant The HID headlights will get getting the arrowhead LED daytime running light strip New Starlight Black exterior color Dark …
Kevin · August 31st, 2010
The 2011 Lexus IS F was also revealed as part of Lexus Japan’s big website update yesterday, and it looks like the super-IS will be getting a variation of the LFA’s instrument panel: Let’s zoom up a bit: Here’s an alternative view, once again zoomed up due to image size: From the looks of it, …
Kevin · August 26th, 2010
We’ve already taken a look at the RX & IS Art Works special editions released by Lexus Japan today, but I’ve saved the best for last — just take a look at this GS in Sunset interior: Here’s some close-ups: This color combo is really something else (reminds me of the LS Sport interior), tasteful …
Kevin · August 26th, 2010
An RX Art Work special edition was also released today by Lexus Japan, who have teamed up with Stone Designs on some wild interior color schemes: Here’s some detail shots of the interior: Both this RX and the previously mentioned IS are really quite playful — quirky even — and while it’s tough to imagine …
Kevin · August 25th, 2010
As part of their new Art Works initiative, Lexus Japan has teamed up with design studio Stone Designs to create some extremely unique interior options — the first of which is this Lexus IS in Sunrise: The IS in Sunrise is the only design we’ve seen previously, and it features a decidedly oceanic color scheme: …
Kevin · August 25th, 2010
Lexus has partnered with Tumi to create a special set of luggage that fits perfectly into the LFA: The unique line of Tumi cases for the LFA supercar has a hybrid construction, and is styled using components that are directly related to the appearance of the car. Never before have a hard shell, aluminum and …
Kevin · August 12th, 2010
We saw a video of this Pearl Blue Lexus LFA a couple months back, now here are some new photos: Best of all, this black & blue interior is a knockout: Absolute madness — what a color combination. [Via: Club Lexus]
Kevin · June 28th, 2010
I just received a massive stack of Lexus CT 200h photos in my inbox, including some pics of a wonderful beige Ecru leather interior with a bamboo (?) wood trim — look at this (click for a larger image): That sliver of wood really sets the whole thing off — I’m extremely impressed with how …
Kevin · June 27th, 2010
Another detail about the 2011 Lexus IS has emerged — check out this brand new interior option, Sunrise, which is almost certainly limited to the Japanese market: This is pushing at the very outer limits of interior color combinations, but I have to admire the very idea of these special editions — especially something so …
Kevin · June 25th, 2010
Here’s a couple of new Lexus CT 200h videos — this first one breaks down the Lexus Hybrid Drive system by its central elements: The second video is an interview with CT 200h Chief Engineer Osamu Sadakata as he describes the three driving modes of the new hatchback: These HD videos are great — love …
Kevin · June 15th, 2010
Dan Spanu over at Lindsay Lexus sent me a tip about the new Lexus 350 Black with Saddle Tan interior color option — first off, here’s the official shot from the Lexus USA website: What these images don’t really show is just how similar this ES interior is to the new LS Sport interior color …
Kevin · June 15th, 2010
Courtesy of Grant Winter from RealWorldTestDrives.com, this HS 250h video review focuses on three Lexus technologies that are increasingly found throughout the company’s lineup: The first technology, Lane Keep Assist (begins at 0:50), is also found on the LS line, and the warning feature is used on the GX. The second technology, the Wide-View Front …
Kevin · April 30th, 2010
A blue Lexus LFA has been filmed in Japan: This second video has some closeups, along with footage of the interior: Truth be told, I’m generally not a fan of blue, but on the LFA it looks super-fine—here’s the money shot: So we’ve seen white, black, matte-black, red & blue—what color’s next? (My guess: silver.) …
Kevin · April 21st, 2010
There’s a wonderful photo-essay on Lexus Magazine by Doug Knox & Andrew Shaylor that takes you through Kyoto, Japan in a LS 460 driven by Chief Engineer, Hideki Watanabe—some example shots: Many miles later and comfortably at one with the LS, Watanabe patiently takes me to school, explaining how his team managed to eke out …
Kevin · April 19th, 2010
CanadianDriver has put up an interesting piece on the HS 250h interior as part of the website’s “Inside Story” series. Billed as a 7-day “review of interior comfort features, cabin controls, storage options, trunk space and under-hood accessibility,” this review features a non-Remote Touch equipped HS 250h, and describes the storage options available instead: At …
Kevin · April 18th, 2010