Lexus will launch its first dedicated performance model with a price that confirms its market aspirations. Lexus IS F will come to market with a recommended retail price of $129,000* - significantly beneath its three major rivals.
The pricing represents an aggressive and determined bid by Lexus to take charge of the highly competitive sports luxury market.
It is as challenging as Lexus' launch in Australia in 1990, when it priced its first LS400 well below its established competitors as a means of establishin
Straight from its worldwide debut at the Paris Motor Show, Lexus has revealed the all-new IS 250C coupe/convertible at the 2008 Australian International Motor Show.
Based on the IS 250 platform, the IS 250C features a lightweight three-piece folding roof structure, category-leading boot and rear occupant space, and superior noise suppression and wind turbulence properties.
Constructed entirely in lightweight aluminium, the new IS 250C's three-piece folding roof boasts an impressive opening
The new Lexus IS 250C makes its world debut today at the Paris motor show, ahead of going on sale across Europe during the summer of 2009. The new model combines the award-winning design of the IS sports saloon with outstanding open-top engineering ingenuity.
The IS 250C displays Lexus quality and attention to detail in every aspect of its construction and is designed to exceed customer expectations with its fusion of top-down driving pleasure and uncompromised dynamic performance.
It also boasts the fastest
Lexus will reveal the new IS 250 Convertible during its press conference at the Paris Motor Show on 2 October.
Following the launch earlier this year of the ultra-high performance IS F, this will be the third derivative in the IS range.
Also on display at Paris will be the LF-Xh hybrid concept vehicle, the new LS 460 AWD with permanent all-wheel drive and a full-line up of Lexus Hybrid Drive models.
Lexus remains the first — and on
Lexus will headline its 2008 Australian International Motor Show line-up with the LF-Xh hybrid SUV concept.
The hybrid concept will be one of two all-new Lexus vehicles to be displayed at the show.
The all-wheel drive LF-Xh features a V6 petrol engine mated to a high-output electric motor hybrid system, reinforcing Lexus' commitment to a hybrid future.
Designed by Lexus' Shuhei Miyashita, the concept aims to capture the essence of Lexus' uni
Lexus Centres across the UK are providing the perfect introduction to the benefits of hybrid power in a special themed weekend of activities, including the chance for one lucky participant to win a luxury Lexus RX 400h SUV for a year.
On 6 and 7 September, Centres will be opening their doors to give motorists the chance to find out what makes Lexus ownership so special. Visitors will be able to find out all they need to know about Lexus Hybrid
Lexus has announced the addition of all-wheel drive (AWD) versions of its flagship luxury sedan, the LS 460 and long-wheelbase LS 460 L. The 2009 model year expands Lexus' AWD lineup, making the LS 460 the fourth luxury sedan to offer AWD performance following the IS 250, GS 350 and LS 600h L.
The AWD versions of the LS 460 and LS 460 L will utilize a drivetrain almost identical to their hybrid counterpart, the LS 600h L. The AWD system featur
On 26 August, the new LS 460 All-Wheel Drive will make its world premiere at this year’s Moscow International Motor Show.
The LS 460’s outstanding performance, sure-footed dynamic abilities and advanced active safety systems have been further strengthened by the addition of permanent all-wheel drive.
The all-wheel drive system is a three differential configuration featuring a highly compact TORSEN® Limited Slip Differential (LSD) –
Lexus introduced the first-ever LS 600h L Pebble Beach Edition and the sixth SC 430 Pebble Beach Edition to commemorate its continuing partnership with Pebble Beach Company. The vehicles were unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Lexus Fashion Preview on August 15, 2008. Production of these 2009 Pebble Beach
UK sales of luxury SUVs are plummeting – except for the Lexus RX 400h.
The RX 400h is winning over ever more customers with sales up by almost 28 per cent in July compared to the same month last year.
That growth stands in stark contrast to the fortunes of rival luxury brands, which suffered an average decline of 30 per cent in SUV sales. And for some famous names, new registrations have tumbled by as much as 50 per cent.
The power behind Lexus’s trend-busting performance is its hy
Back in May Lexus Centres across the country hosted a promotional weekend, titled Lexus Hybrid Drive - The Power To Change Your World. Visitors to the weekend event had the opportunity to find out what it felt like to be a Lexus owner and experience for themselves the technology that offers the combination of high performance with lower emissions, which is Lexus Hybrid Drive.
All those who test drove a Lexus were entered into a draw, with the winner having the chance of a 365 day test drive in a Lexus RX 400h. T
Henry “The Fonz” Winkler and Nicky Cox, Editor of First News are touring schools across the country in a Lexus RX 400h, in support of the Government’s 2008 National Year of Reading.
Both Winkler and First News, the widest read weekly children’s publication in Britain, are committed to helping sustain the environment. Winkler himself owns a RX 400h at home in the USA.
Nicky Cox, First News Editor, said: “We are committed to trying to help to sustain the environment and so wante
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