Details on the Lexus Autonomous Driving Research Vehicle

At a press conference today in Las Vegas, Lexus general manager Mark Templin officially announced the Advanced Active Safety Research Vehicle (AASRV) packed with advanced automated technologies meant to assist the driver.
Kevin · January 7th, 2013

Is Lexus Planning a CT Spin-off?

Back in June, WardsAuto interviewed Lexus general manager Mark Templin about the CT 200h, and found out some interesting details.
Kevin · August 29th, 2012

Next Generation Lexus GX to Become Crossover CUV?

Lexus is considering moving the next-generation GX to unibody car platform and away from its truck body-on-frame underpinnings, Lexus general manager Mark Templin told Wards Auto.
Kevin · May 29th, 2012

Video: 2013 Lexus ES Debuts in New York

As I work through all the information about the new sixth-generation Lexus ES, the first thing to share is this video of Lexus General Manager Mark Templin introducing the car today at the New York Auto Show.
Kevin · April 5th, 2012

2013 Lexus GS Press Presentation

In terms of pure information about the next-generation Lexus GS, there are few things out there like a presentation from Lexus USA General Manager Mark Templin and Lexus College’s Charles Hubbard.
Kevin · December 5th, 2011

Lexus Manufacturing Status Update

Lexus USA general manager Mark Templin gave an update on the state of Lexus manufacturing at a recent media event in Chicago.
Kevin · July 12th, 2011

Lexus Unlikely to Remain #1 in U.S. Luxury Sales

Mark Templin, general manager of Lexus USA, has told the Automotive News that due to earthquake-related vehicle shortages, he does not expect Lexus to retain its position as the #1 luxury car manufacturer in the USA for an eleventh year: Lexus dealers will begin to feel shortages of cars this week, and definitely in May, …
Kevin · April 26th, 2011

Lexus Welcomes New LFA Owners

Lexus has released the videos that are shown to new LFA buyers before receiving the keys to their newly acquired supercar — first, here’s a video welcome from Lexus USA General Manager Mark Templin: Next is this short breakdown of the LFA’s white-glove journey from Japan to California: And following it all up is a …
Kevin · February 1st, 2011

More Details on Lexus Customer Dinner Parties

In order to gain insight into consumer perception of the brand, Lexus USA General Manager Mark Templin has been arranging dinner parties for both current and previous buyers in their own homes — Automotive News has the details: Lexus Division boss Mark Templin figures the best way to get up close and personal with his …
Kevin · November 29th, 2010

Online Chat with Lexus USA’s Mark Templin (Live)

With the Facebook & Twitter online chat with Lexus USA General Manager Mark Templin scheduled to begin in just under a hour from now, I thought it would be a good idea to set up a place to follow along. I will be updating this post with direct quotes from the Q&A session, along with …
Kevin · November 12th, 2010

Dinner with Lexus USA General Manager Mark Templin

Speaking of meals with Lexus General Manager Mark Templin, he recently made a visit to a customer’s home to discuss Lexus & its competitors, along with sharing a meal — here’s a short clip of the visit: Between this and tomorrow’s online chat, we’re certainly seeing an evolution in the conversation between Lexus & its …
Kevin · November 11th, 2010

Virtual Lunch with Lexus USA General Manager Mark Templin

This Friday, Lexus USA Vice President and General Manager, Mark Templin, will be taking part in a special online chat on Facebook & Twitter, and will be available to answer any questions you may have about Lexus, past, present or future. Even better, Lexus has asked me to provide a question to start off the …
Kevin · November 10th, 2010

Lexus USA General Manager talks with Ward’s Auto

Lexus USA General Manager Mark Templin recently spoke with Ward’s Auto on a number of different subjects, including the LFA’s “value pricing” and a possible X3 competitor. I recommend reading the whole article, but here are some choice quotes: On Lexus LFA Pricing “If you think of the other carbon-fiber supercars, Enzo Ferraris and Porsche …
Kevin · December 8th, 2009

Lexus HS 250h Video with Mark Templin

This latest video from Lexus USA features General Manager Mark Templin talking up the new HS 250h: A quote from the video: “I like being at Lexus because we get to try new things, we get to change the world, we get to do things the right way instead of the same old way they …
Kevin · June 25th, 2009