Next-Generation Lexus LS Teased!

Included as part of a Lexus UK video interview with RX chief engineer Takayuki Katsuda, a teaser image of the next-generation Lexus LS has been released in a most unlikely fashion.
Kevin · March 19th, 2012

New Lexus LF-LC Desktop Wallpapers

To celebrate its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show, Lexus UK has released some absolutely brilliant new photos of the LF-LC concept -- here are my favorite four images cropped up as desktop wallpapers.
Kevin · March 8th, 2012

Top Gear Reviews the 2013 Lexus GS 450h F Sport

Top Gear Magazine’s Tom Ford has reviewed the Lexus GS 450h F Sport, and found it to be “better than the old GS, surprisingly nimble, [with a] nice interior and a properly interesting choice.”
Kevin · February 20th, 2012

2013 Lexus GS First Drive Reviews

Over the past three weeks, Lexus has been bringing in automotive journalists from all over the world to the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California, for the global press launch of the all-new fourth-generation GS.
Kevin · November 23rd, 2011

Lexus Planning Four-Cylinder GS Hybrid?

Lexus GS deputy chief engineer Koji Sato recently spoke with Auto Express, and shared some welcome information that a “small hybrid” engine for the GS is in the works.
Kevin · November 20th, 2011

Lexus UK Fans Drive LFA at Silverstone

Lexus UK recently held a contest on Facebook that put three of their fans in a Lexus LFA for a day at the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit in Northamptonshire.
Kevin · November 17th, 2011

Lexus GS 450h F Sport Information

Lexus UK has released some super-high resolution images of the GS 450h F Sport package being offered in Europe.
Kevin · October 27th, 2011

Lexus UK CT 200h F Sport Photo Gallery

Lexus has announced the 2012 Lexus CT 200h *F Sport* package for the UK, marking the release with a set of sharply detailed photos.
Kevin · October 20th, 2011

Paul McCartney Uses Lexus LS 600hL in Weekend Wedding

In a stroke of luck for Lexus, the dark maple red LS 600hL given to Sir Paul McCartney in 2008 was featured front & center at the Beatle’s wedding this weekend to American heiress Nancy Shevell.
Kevin · October 10th, 2011

2013 Lexus GS 350 Videos

Along with a huge photo gallery, Lexus has released a number of 2013 Lexus GS 350 videos — here are the ones I’ve come across so far, starting with the clip that shown right before the GS was revealed last week.
Kevin · August 22nd, 2011

EVO Comparison: Lexus LFA vs. Ferrari 599 GTO [w/ Video]

EVO Magazine has brought together Lexus UK’s Pearl Blue LFA and a Ferrari 599 GTO for a matchup in their latest issue — and while it may not hit newstands until next Wednesday, here’s a fun little video showing the two cars battling for top speed bragging rights.
Kevin · August 15th, 2011

First Look at 2013 Lexus GS 450h LED Headlights

The actual Auto Express preview of the 2013 Lexus GS prototypes may be short on details, but their accompanying photo gallery provides plenty of insight into the next-generation GS, including our first look at the hybrid LED headlights.
Kevin · July 26th, 2011

2012 Lexus GS 250 Coming to Europe

While the North America edition of the next-generation Lexus GS appears to be carrying over the 3.5L V6 from the current generation (in both hybrid & non-hybrid formats), the fourth generation sports sedan will be getting a new engine for European (and likely Japanese) markets: the GS 250.
Kevin · July 23rd, 2011

Lexus UK Releases IS 250C Limited Edition

Lexus UK had two product announcements this week. First up is the special edition IS 250C with two-tone black & red leather interior, which will be limited to only 50 units.
Kevin · June 30th, 2011

Comparison: Lexus CT 200h vs. Nissan Leaf vs. VW Golf GTD

This Auto Express video showdown between the Lexus CT 200h, Nissan Leaf & VW Golf GTD had all the potential for a very interesting comparison, but ultimately fizzles with its focus on superficial testing criteria rather than examining the differences between the three models.
Kevin · June 15th, 2011

The Latest Lexus UK Events

Lexus UK is kicking off summer with a display at the 2011 London Motorexpo held at Canary Wharf from June 6-12. Their Pearl Blue LFA will be in attendance, as will the CT 200h. Sadly, only the CT is available for test drives.
Kevin · June 7th, 2011

Brilliant Lexus LFA & IS-F Desktop Wallpaper

While going through Lexus UK's Flickr photos from their recent LFA/IS-F track meet, I came across this super-fantastic image that just had to be made into a desktop wallpaper.
Kevin · May 24th, 2011

Fifth Gear Reviews the Lexus CT 200h

UK TV show Fifth Gear included a short review of the Lexus CT 200h in their latest episode -- too bad the review is dominated by a thoroughly cranky Tiff Needel.
Kevin · May 23rd, 2011

First British Lexus LFA Debuts at Goodwood

Lexus UK debuted the #016 LFA this weekend at the Goodwood Breakfast Club — here’s video from the event: Great reaction from the crowd — and what a beautiful color combination. Looking forward to seeing it more & more over the coming months (I’ve been told some track time is next on the list, and …
Kevin · May 3rd, 2011

Lexus CT 200h Commercial: Drum Roll

Lexus Europe has just released their launch commercial for the CT 200h, and it has a real beat to it: The variety of drums used is amazing, and this behind-the-scenes video shows the effort that went into arranging such a large cast: There’s also a series of interviews with some of the drummers over at …
Kevin · February 22nd, 2011

Lexus & Kylie Minogue Team Up for CT 200h Launch

Lexus UK announced a partnership today with pop star Kylie Minogue to promote the CT 200h: The new relationship will see Kylie – one of the world’s most iconic performers – supporting the introduction of the new Lexus CT 200h through the cross-media “Quiet Revolution” marketing campaign and publicity. In addition to appearing in the …
Kevin · January 25th, 2011

Tokyo Auto Salon: Lexus Desktop Wallpapers

Lexus UK has published some high-resolution images featuring three of the cars shown at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon — here they are in all the usual desktop wallpaper sizes: Lexus CT 200h F-Sport with Modellista Body Kit Select Resolution: 1680×1050 | 1440×900 | 1280×1024 | 1280×800 | 1024×768 Lexus IS-F CCS-R Racing Concept Select …
Kevin · January 17th, 2011

Lexus UK Launches RX 450h SE-I Winter Edition

Lexus UK has launched a new winter SE-I package for the RX 450h — here’s a breakdown of the features: Special specification for Lexus RX 450h SE-I with package of practical accessories Exterior elements include roof rails, front and rear under-runs and rear bumper protector Interior features include cool/hot storage box and boot liner Value …
Kevin · January 7th, 2011

Lexus CT 200h Spending Christmas at Harrods of London

A white Lexus CT 200h will be spending the Holiday season in the window of Harrods of London, the UK’s most famous luxury store: From now until 15 January Knightsbridge shoppers will be among the first to enjoy a close-up view of the new CT 200h as part of a four-window Lexus display. It is …
Kevin · December 14th, 2010

Comparison: 1990 Lexus LS 400 vs. 2010 Lexus LS 600hL

Lexus is celebrating their 20th anniversary in the United Kingdom, and to show how far the brand has come in twenty years, they’ve released a video comparing the first-gen LS & the current LS hybrid: Here’s a chart that details the differences, just in case they went by too fast: In some ways, it’s hard …
Kevin · December 13th, 2010

Camouflaged Lexus RX 450h

Continuing on with the matte vinyl car wraps from yesterday, here’s a Lexus RX 450h camo’ed up especially for the UK Special Forces: The company responsible is Creative FX, who also put together a very detailed video converting a Ferrari F430 from red to matte black. [Source: Creative FX & Flickr]
Kevin · December 8th, 2010

Car & Driver Video: Lexus LFA & Ferrari 599 HGTE

Car & Driver has posted a video featuring the Lexus LFA & a Ferrari 599 HGTE driving through Wales: The video’s all well and good, but what’s with this quote?: [The LFA] has got a fantastic chassis, great steering that’s Ferrari-like, chassis is really well balanced, tons of grip, tons of downforce, fantastic carbon-ceramic brakes, …
Kevin · October 21st, 2010

Lexus Press Conference at 2010 Paris Motor Show

I have plenty of photos of the Lexus display at the Paris Motor Show, but first, let’s start off by taking a look at the opening press conference from Lexus Europe Vice President Andy Pfeiffenberger: Important points on the CT 200h: Lexus lineup will be fully hybrid in Europe by 2015. The CT 200h is …
Kevin · October 4th, 2010

Lexus CT 200h Photos from the United Kingdom

Lexus UK has just released a superb set of CT 200h photos: Definitely a lot of character in these photos, this shot cracks me up: Hilarious. [Source: Lexus UK Flickr]
Kevin · September 21st, 2010

Top Gear’s Supercar Showdown

At long last, some kind soul at Toyota Nation has scanned the Top Gear magazine article that pitted the Lexus LFA against the Mercedes SLS AMG, Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera & Porsche 911 GT3 RS. As it turns out, the LFA doesn’t really get a fair shake — for reasons confusing at best, …
Kevin · September 20th, 2010

Auto Express Parallel Parks the Lexus LFA

Here’s a fun review of the Lexus LFA from Auto Express that even includes a spot of parallel parking: By now, we’re all fairly used to seeing the LFA in high-performance mode, so these reviews that have a touch of the real world are enjoyable in their rareness — can hardly blame the reviewer for …
Kevin · September 16th, 2010

More 2011 Lexus IS F Details

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