Video: Quick Tour of the Lexus LFA Works Factory

The Lexus LFA supercar factory may be a well-covered topic, but this short video from Motor Trend videographer Jim Gleason is definitely worth a watch: (Most of the video looks like outtakes from the Motor Trend feature on the LFA Works, an amazing in-depth look at the now-closed Lexus factory.)
Kevin · January 6th, 2014

Video: The 2014 Lexus CT 200h Inside & Out

Here’s Ming-Jou Chen from Lexus USA with an in-depth overview of the 2014 CT 200h refresh: This is the best look we’ve had of the updated CT 200h so far, with an excellent explanation of the changes and how the model has been improved. Very well done. (The front-end looks very complex, with lots of …
Kevin · January 2nd, 2014

Video: Lexus GX 460 Tows a MIG-31 Fighter Jet

It might not be the space shuttle, but here’s a Lexus GX 460 towing a 24-ton MIG-31 fighter jet (be sure to turn down the sound): Have a great pre-Holiday weekend, everyone!
Kevin · December 20th, 2013

Video: Lexus GS F SPORT vs. the Queen’s Guard

To demonstrate the capabilities of the GS 350 F SPORT, Lexus Puerto Rico imported two Queen’s Guards from England and put them into the sedan with a race car driver: While very similar to the fantastic video from Lexus Italia last year, it’s still a very effective (and hilarious) campaign.
Kevin · December 11th, 2013

Video: Justin Bell Drives the Lexus LFA

In the latest episode of The One, Motor Trend presenter Justin Bell hits the track in a Lexus LFA borrowed from the Toyota Museum in Torrance, California: Haven’t been a fan of this show in the past, but I love seeing that red LFA out on the track — worth it for the visuals.
Kevin · December 11th, 2013

Two Lexus LFA Convertibles Spotted in Japan

At the Odaiba Motor Festival celebrating the Tokyo Motor Show last month, Toyota President Akio Toyoda brought out two Lexus LFA Spyders — here they are, briefly: (The white LFA Spyder I can only assume is the same one Jay Leno drove earlier this year, but the yellow Spyder is completely new to me.)
Kevin · December 6th, 2013

Videos: Up Close with the Lexus RC & LF-NX

During the Tokyo Motor Show last week, Lexus asked their Twitter followers to submit ideas for videos from the show floor — 20 videos were created over the course of a single day, including my request for a detailed look at the RC’s headlights: The full collection of videos can be seen on the Lexus …
Kevin · November 28th, 2013

Video Collection: The Lexus RC at the Tokyo Motor Show

There are plenty of Lexus RC videos floating around on Youtube — let’s start with this 360° view of the new coupe: This Autoguide video of the RC is worth watching for the visuals, but the presenter’s over-the-top descriptors are a little much (he also makes a factual error, the RC is not a production …
Kevin · November 26th, 2013

Video: Introducing the Lexus RTI Touchpad Controller

The next-generation Lexus infotainment controller, the Remote Touch Interface touchpad, debuted last week in the RC coupe at the Tokyo Motor Show — while there’s little detail on how the system works, Lexus did release a quick video demonstration: Perhaps the most interesting thing about this new touchpad is the haptic feedback, which should make …
Kevin · November 26th, 2013

Video: Introducing the 2014 Lexus CT 200h

Fresh from its debut in China, there’s a video with the newly updated 2014 Lexus CT 200h: (A quick note to anyone in the Los Angeles area — the 2014 CT will be on display at the LA Auto Show starting today.)
Kevin · November 21st, 2013

Video: Introducing the All-New Lexus RC Coupe

Lexus has released the launch video for the new RC coupe, and it’s a wild one: Related in style to the Lexus IS launch in January, this video is full of random, near-terrifying imagery — meteors crashing to earth, shrieking foxes, sparkling blood, there’s nothing off-limits. It’s so out of control that I found myself …
Kevin · November 20th, 2013

Video: Cruising Estonia in the Lexus IS 300h F SPORT

Time to take a little break and cruise Estonia in the Lexus IS 300h F SPORT: This video was produced by the Lexus Tallinn dealership in Estonia, and it’s extremely well done — the quality reminds me of a less intense Vossen video. (Thanks Taavi!)
Kevin · November 14th, 2013

Motor Trend Comparison: Lexus GS 350 F SPORT vs. Cadillac CTS V SPORT

In this latest Motor Trend video, host Jonny Lieberman puts the Lexus GS 350 F SPORT against the Cadillac CTS V SPORT: With all of its performance upgrades and 100+ horsepower advantage, the CTS V SPORT was almost guaranteed to win this track-focused comparison. However, this didn’t stop Lieberman from being extremely positive about the …
Kevin · November 12th, 2013

Lexus Releases Second Commercial in Global Branding Campaign

Lexus has released the second installment of their global marketing campaign — this time, it’s a collaboration with KMEL Robotics in the aptly-titled SWARM: Like the earlier STEPS commercial, this video doesn’t feature a Lexus vehicle at all — but instead of giant puppets, it’s a swarm of tiny quadrocopters escaping from museums and buildings …
Kevin · November 4th, 2013

Video: Neon-Light Lexus LS 430 from Japan

Let’s end the week with an absolutely bonkers neon-lights Lexus LS 430/Toyota Celsior from Japan: Have a nice weekend, everyone — next week is SEMA, get ready for live coverage! See more photos of the Neon Light Celsior
Kevin · November 1st, 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 LFA Speedometer Ranked the Best Ever by Jalopnik Readers

Jalopnik has ranked the Lexus LFA speedometer the “most spectacularly designed automotive graphic” ever, and it’s easy to see why with videos like this: The LFA speedometer is already an iconic piece of Lexus history — I’m not sure what I like best, the moving metal ring or the fact that it had to be …
Kevin · October 24th, 2013

Artist Creates Lexus IS F SPORT That Can Paint Pictures

Lexus Belgium has collaborated with artist Sergio Albiac to build an IS capable of painting pictures of its driver — best watch this video for a better explanation: It’s not for everyone, but there’s something very cool about a car that can generate images based on how you drive — I’d like to see the …
Kevin · October 24th, 2013

New Lexus GS 300h Commercial from Japan

Lexus Japan has made a commercial for the newly released GS 300h: The visuals were created using black lights, and the behind-the-scenes video is pretty interesting to watch even if you don’t understand Japanese: Perhaps the biggest surprise in the commercial is how low the GS sits — check out the wheel drop:
Kevin · October 17th, 2013

Video: Akio Toyoda Driving the Lexus LFA in Nürburgring 24h Race

Lexus has released more footage from this year’s Nürburgring 24 hour race, with a focus on Toyota president Akio Toyoda’s time behind the wheel of the LFA race car: (While on the topic of Akio Toyoda, be sure to check out Jalopnik’s “Salute To Japan’s Coolest Car Executive”.. A week old, but worth visiting if …
Kevin · October 16th, 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

Video: Top Gear’s Richard Hammond Drives the 2001 Lexus GS 430

Let’s travel back to the year 2000 with Top Gear’s Richard Hammond reviewing the 2001 Lexus GS 430 for the Men & Motors TV show Much like his review of the LFA nearly a decade later, Hammond focuses on his unfortunate belief that Lexus lacks a soul — regardless, it’s still fun to flashback to …
Kevin · October 4th, 2013

Lexus China Commerical: Living in a CT 200h

Really like this CT 200h commercial from Lexus China: There’s something very authentic about this video and the way it captures the emotion of hybrid technology — job well done.
Kevin · October 3rd, 2013

Video: Lexus LFA Special Event at Nürburgring

At the beginning of September, two Lexus LFA owners attended a driving event at the Nürburgring in Germany — here’s a fast video recap of their day on the track: The Lexus International website has more details: Craig Zinn of Florida, USA and Aberhard Jung from Switzerland joined with fellow enthusiasts of other illustrious car …
Kevin · October 1st, 2013

Video: Lexus Super GT GT500 Race Car in the Rain

Here’s the very first video of the Lexus Super GT GT500 race car — this thing is a monster: The race car is powered by a Lexus-developed 2000cc, inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine — could it be related to the 2.0L four-cylinder turbo expected to reach the Lexus lineup next year? (Thanks knoxviue!)
Kevin · September 29th, 2013

Video: Lexus Canada Takes the 2014 IS to the Track

Lexus Canada recently held a track day event in Montreal, and created a video of the event using high-resolution RED cameras & an octocopter: There’s also a behind-the-scenes look at how the video was filmed: Both videos do a super job of demonstrating the capabilities of the new IS, and the image quality is off …
Kevin · September 18th, 2013

Video: The Lexus LF-NX Concept

Following the debut of the Lexus LF-NX at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the very first promotional video of the concept has been released.
Kevin · September 10th, 2013

Video: XCAR Drives the Lexus LS TMG TS 650 Super-Sports Sedan

CNet’s XCAR channel lucked out with a chance to drive TMG’s Lexus LS-based TS 650, and it’s a rare opportunity to see the one-of-a-kind super-sports sedan in action: It would appear that TMG is working this current promotional push as a way to convince Lexus of the interest in vehicles like the TS 650 — …
Kevin · September 3rd, 2013

A Lexus Love Story

Today is the fifth wedding anniversary of my wife and I, and perhaps unsurprisingly, I have the perfect Lexus video to mark the occasion.
Kevin · August 8th, 2013

Revisiting the 2003 Lexus HPX Crossover Concept

With yesterday’s rumor of an upcoming Lexus seven-seat crossover, it’s a good time to take a look back at the HPX concept first shown at the 2003 New York Auto Show.
Kevin · July 31st, 2013

Video: Black & Yellow Bumblebee Lexus LFA

JM Custom Creations, the customized car division of JM Lexus in Florida, has done up Lexus LFA #425 in a crazy black & yellow striped pattern.
Kevin · July 4th, 2013

Lexus IS Ad Campaign = Illuminati Plot?

Website Prison Planet has a very interesting critique of the new Lexus USA IS commercials, suggesting the new ad campaign is “filled with Illuminati symbolism.”
Kevin · June 21st, 2013

Lexus Releases LFA Tribute Video

With the final LFAs now delivered to their owners, Lexus has released a tribute video to their supercar creation.
Kevin · May 30th, 2013