The Canadian & Ontario governments will be investing $34 million to help Lexus upgrade its Cambridge plant to expand output and introduce the production of the RX 450h.
Kevin · January 25th, 2013
The Lexus RX 350 was named “Best value for a large/luxury SUV” by Consumer Reports in their annual Best & Worst Resale Value list.
Kevin · January 2nd, 2013
Lexus will pay a fine of $17.4 million to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for its delay in issuing a safety recall on the 2010 RX.
Kevin · December 18th, 2012
Lexus Japan has released a new promotional video for the 2013 RX F SPORT.
Kevin · December 18th, 2012
Winding Road has posted a video showing the 2013 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT from the driver’s point-of-view.
Kevin · November 23rd, 2012
For the new 2013 RX, Lexus Japan enlisted photographers Maco Azuma & Ogawa Yoshifumi to help publicize the updated SUV.
Kevin · September 12th, 2012
Official Lexus tuner TOM’S has started work on a new aero kit for the 2013 RX.
Kevin · August 24th, 2012
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
Continuing our week of new commercials are these two RX F Sport spots from Lexus Canada.
Kevin · June 20th, 2012
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
Two new commercials for the 2013 Lexus RX have been released today, including one for the RX F Sport.
Kevin · May 15th, 2012
The Lexus USA website has been updated with information, photos and pricing on the 2013 RX 350, RX 350 F Sport, & RX 450h.
Kevin · April 24th, 2012
Lexus Magazine has just published some photos of the RX 350 F Sport photos that I took last week at the New York Auto Show.
Kevin · April 12th, 2012
Here's the official photo gallery of the 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport, twenty-nine images in all.
Kevin · April 9th, 2012
U.S. pricing has been announced for both the 2013 Lexus GS 450h and the 2013 RX 350 F Sport.
Kevin · April 9th, 2012
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
There was an interesting 2013 Lexus RX 350 on display at the Dallas Auto Show last week.
Kevin · March 28th, 2012
Lifted directly from the Lexus press kit handed out at the Geneva Motor Show, here’s the full details on the 2013 RX.
Kevin · March 6th, 2012
Just moments after posting the official Lexus teaser photo of the 2013 RX 450h F Sport, I discovered that photo galleries of RX 350, RX 450h, & RX F Sport were already making the rounds.
Kevin · March 2nd, 2012
Just days before its reveal at the Geneva Motor Show, Lexus has released a teaser image of the 2013 RX 450h F Sport.
Kevin · March 2nd, 2012
A brochure for the 2013 Lexus RX has been leaked online, and it confirms the crossover will be getting both a mid-cycle update and a F Sport package.
Kevin · February 11th, 2012
Lexus Europe announced today that two new F Sport vehicles will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Kevin · February 10th, 2012
Backing up previous rumors out of Australia & Japan, Taiwanese website Autonet is reporting that Lexus plans to release a RX F Sport package this year.
Kevin · February 7th, 2012
The 2012 Lexus CT 200h and RX 350/450h have earned Top Safety Pick awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Kevin · December 16th, 2011
Lexus has announced the 2012 Lexus RX 350, which will see two changes from the 2011 model: first, like all 2012 Lexus models, Nebula Grey Pearl will replace Smoky Granite Mica, and second, the fuel recommendation has been lowered from 91-octane to 87-octane.
Kevin · August 24th, 2011
I enjoyed this clever commercial advertising the many safety features of the Lexus LX 570, GX 460, & RX 350.
Kevin · June 8th, 2011
Lexus has ranked first in the UK's JD Power Customer Satisfaction study for the 11th straight year -- a remarkable achievement made even more impressive by the fact that Lexus has won every year since joining the study.
Kevin · May 30th, 2011
Thought it would be interesting to go back and take a look at the Lexus LF-Xh, the concept crossover that led to the current RX -- here's a great video of it (though I recommend turning down the sound, it's a bit blown out).
Kevin · May 16th, 2011
Lexus announced a voluntary safety recall on approximately 20,000 GS 300/350s made from 2006 to early 2007 to modify a plastic pad under the driver side carpet: In the event that the floor carpet around the accelerator pedal is not properly replaced in the correct position after a service operation, there is a possibility that …
Kevin · February 24th, 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
Although it’s not offered in North America, some parts of the world have the option of buying the current Lexus RX with a panoramic glass roof. One such place is Dubai, and Drive Arabia has some photos to let us in on what we’ve been missing: Every Lexus should be offered with a panoramic glass …
Kevin · December 14th, 2010
The Lexus RX goes on the offensive in this new commercial: Bringing competitors into the mix is something that we saw last month in the IS & ES commercials, and it signals a new, more aggressive direction in Lexus advertising. Cool concept, too.
Kevin · November 8th, 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
Toyota & Tesla are now two weeks into their partnership (in which Toyota purchased a $50M stake in Tesla), and it’s rumored that their first joint-project will be converting a Lexus RX to a full electric prototype: Tesla said July 10 that it will deliver two prototypes vehicles to Toyota this month without identifying the …
Kevin · July 12th, 2010
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2010 Lexus RX its TOP SAFETY PICK award. This designation recognizes the RX for earning the highest possible rating for front, side, rollover, and rear crash protection, along with being equipped with electronic stability control, which is standard. Read the IIHS Annoucement
Kevin · May 25th, 2010
It appears that another smaller-displacement Lexus model will be joining the ES 240 in the Chinese market after spyshots were captured during a domestic road test: According to Chinese website Sohu, the RX 270 will become the entry-level model in Lexus China‘s RX lineup, and will feature a 2.7L 1AR-FE inline-four gasoline engine, producing 187 …
Kevin · February 27th, 2010
I’m late to the party on this Lexus RX commercial that debuted at this year’s Superbowl: I’ve been driving an RX 450h for the better part of three months, and I have to admit, this commercial captures much of what my final review will focus on. The RX’s best feature is how well it fits …
Kevin · February 18th, 2010
Intellichoice announced their annual Best Overall Values of the Year awards at the Chicago Auto Show last week, and Lexus was well represented. The IS took the Luxury Sports Sedan/Wagon category and the RX was named the best overall value in the Luxury Crossover category and the Best Crossover/SUV value over $28,000. Read the Lexus …
Kevin · February 17th, 2010
Lexus Japan is offering a two unique customization options for the Lexus RX 350 & RX 450h, starting with this aggressive under-spoiler: Hard to judge with only the front-end visible, but it’s similar to the LX 570 Sport Luxury package we saw last week in that it doesn’t seem to fit all that well. The …
Kevin · February 8th, 2010
After Motor Trend’s misguided comparison of the Lexus RX 350 and the new Cadillac SRX, I was looking forward to a more honest take on the battling crossovers—and that’s what Popular Mechanics has delivered: As much as Cadillac may have had its crosshairs set on Lexus, it built a much different car. The design character …
Kevin · July 6th, 2009
One of the defining characteristics of Lexus has always been the care taken in assembling their vehicles, and the Toyota Tahara Plant is the very definition of that attention to detail—Ward’s Auto takes a closer look at some of the manufacturing processes that go into building a Lexus: Toyota Motor Corp.’s Tahara plant, now in …
Kevin · June 30th, 2009
It’s always been obvious that Motor Trend has an anti-Lexus bias, but their latest RX 350 vs. Cadillac SRX comparison is a disservice to anyone looking to the magazine for realistic advice: No doubt we could option these two out with similar equipment for similar pricing. Point is, adding all the equipment to the Cadillac …
Kevin · June 29th, 2009
This past Friday, I attended a Lexus Canada press event in Kingston, Ontario, where I had the opportunity to test out the 2010 RX 450h and the IS 350C convertible. After an a quick briefing, we all loaded up into our first vehicle of the day and set out on a route through the surrounding …
Kevin · June 23rd, 2009
Last night, the Discovery Channel show Factory Made had a short behind-the-scenes feature on the 2010 Lexus RX 350 manufacturing process, and today that video has been posted on the Lexus USA website. As the video shows, the RX 350 is built in Cambridge, Ontario, and is an incredibly detailed process—even painting the RX takes …
Kevin · June 20th, 2009
Tomorrow night, Discovery Channel show Factory Made will be airing a behind-the-scenes look at the building of a Lexus RX 350—from the show description: Starting as 50-tons of steel and emerging as a precision driving machine, take the front seat to an amazing manufacturing process. Welcome to the Lexus plant where the new RX350 is …
Kevin · June 18th, 2009
The 2010 Lexus RX has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), along with the 2009 Audi Q5, 2009 Toyota Venza, and 2009 Volkswagen CC. To be given this top safety mark, vehicles must rank as Good in front, side and rear impacts, as well as being equipped …
Kevin · June 17th, 2009
For the ninth consecutive year, Lexus has topped the J.D. Power & What Car? UK Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Study: In the manufacturer rankings, Lexus ranks highest for a ninth consecutive year, receiving a customer satisfaction score of 833. Lexus performs particularly well in two of four key measures: service satisfaction and vehicle appeal. Rounding out …
Kevin · June 8th, 2009
Lexus Canada May 2009 sales slipped 13% under last year, with a total of 1,587 units sold—but there was also good news, as SUV sales hit their highest point ever with 913 units sold, besting the previous record by 14.1%. Of course, this was due entirely to the success of the new 2010 RX 350, …
Kevin · June 3rd, 2009
Motor Trend has performed a comparison of the new 2010 Lexus RX 350 against the Volvo XC60, Mercedes GLK350 and the Audi Q5—the verdict: With all so evenly matched, small blemishes become colossal warts. Numb steering and Spartan digs doom the comfortably competent GLK350 to fourth place while unwieldy styling and soulless performance relegate the …
Kevin · May 25th, 2009
While auto sales are enduring a major slump in the US, Lexus Canada has just reported their best April ever, moving a total of 1,621 vehicles last month. This is a 4% increase over last year. Some specific points: The new Lexus RX 350 enjoyed an all-time record month, selling 748 units, up 48.4% over …
Kevin · May 4th, 2009
Next up, here’s a Lexus RX 350 commercial that borders on the just-plain weird: From what I can gather, the central point seems to be that using the Remote Touch controller won’t distract away from driving, but why a coyote? (What’s funny is that this has actually happened to me, driving home late at night …
Kevin · April 7th, 2009
While it’s true that all car companies have been guilty of design plagiarism at some point, Chinese automaker BYD has taken it too far with their shamelessly brazen copy of the second generation RX, the S6: These Chinese copycat designs are a rampant problem in automotive design, and what makes the situation worse is that …
Kevin · March 27th, 2009
Wald International has released a Black Bison body kit for the new Lexus RX—first off, here’s the photo gallery: All the things that made the Black Bison design look so awkward on the IS-F end up adding some real character to the RX. There are minor complaints: the IS-F style grille looks great but clashes …
Kevin · March 26th, 2009
Lexus UK has debuted an upgraded backseat entertainment package for the RX called ICE, which is short for In-Car Entertainment. It consists of two eight-inch LCD screens with an integrated DVD player, USB and SD card readers, plus more: Two pairs of infrared headphones are provided, which are about 20 per cent smaller than before, …
Kevin · February 28th, 2008
The 2009 Lexus RX is now on the Lexus USA website, which should put all the rumors of an impending redesign to rest. The only difference from 2008, it seems, is the addition of the Pebble Beach edition, which brings with it the Truffle Mica exterior color, a limited edition 18″ wheel design, chrome grille …
Kevin · February 14th, 2008
Once solely reserved for the SC 430, Lexus announced today at the Chicago Auto Show that three more models will be available in the Pebble Beach Edition. It starts with the release of a PBE RX 350 in mid-February, followed by an ES 350 in March and a LS 600hL sometime in the fall. Here’s …
Kevin · February 6th, 2008
Creativity Online has posted up an interview with the art director and copywriter of the Lexus RX Pop-Up Book commercial that I featured yesterday, which explains exactly how the advert was made: What was the ratio of real footage versus VFX [Video Effects]? DH [Dave Horton, Copywriter]: It was really important to keep everything looking …
Kevin · October 18th, 2007
It’s no secret that Lexus’ RX SUV is a hit with women drivers, so the fact that The Driving Woman’s review of the 2008 RX 350 is so positive really doesn’t surprise me: The first time I drove a Lexus SUV, I was so excited that I decided to put on red lipstick at a …
Kevin · July 31st, 2007
Hyundai has taken Motor Trend’s rather irksome comparison of the new Veracruz and the Lexus RX350 and ran with it, producing this cute but flawed commercial: Now, Hyundai can’t be faulted for wanting to draw attention to the Motor Trend results, but is it really a smart idea to celebrate the copycat styling of the …
Kevin · July 21st, 2007
The transport of vehicles worldwide is not without its casualties, as this RX had to learn the hard way: You can see more photos of the destruction over at English Russia, if you’re feeling particularly sadistic. Update: The full story has appeared in English Russia’s comments section: Ten new Toyota vehicles with a value of …
Kevin · June 28th, 2007
It should be common knowledge that the Lexus RX 350 and the Hyundai Veracruz Limited are in different classes, bought by different people for different reasons, but that didn’t stop Motortrend from comparing the two vehicles in their latest issue. Let me save you the farce, the Veracruz is declared the winner of the two, …
Kevin · June 21st, 2007
I’m always scoping out Flickr for any great Lexus photos, but rarely do I ever see one with the vehicle in motion — not so today, Flickr user Christopher_Holden has a beauty of a shot, at night no less:
Kevin · June 14th, 2007
Both of Lexus’ current RX models ranked in the top four of Consumer Reports latest SUV rankings, with the RX400h coming in second and the RX350 tying the Acura MDX for third. Considering that the Highlander Hybrid took the number one spot, Toyota practically swept the Consumer Reports rankings. Not a bad result, though they …
Kevin · June 5th, 2007