“The calm before the storm” is a time-worn cliché, but it’s an apt description for a relatively quiet, even dormant period in Toyota, Lexus and Scion new product release cadence that started last year and continued into 2010. The latter reported the launch of the 2nd-generation Scion tC and Lexus CT 200h, plus mid-life facelifts […]
In just a few short weeks, Toyota will be debuting their latest hybrid vehicle which is part of the “Prius” family of vehicles. At last year’s NAIAS 2010, Toyota teased us with a mini Prius concept called the FT-CH concept. The FT-CH is a dedicated full hybrid vehicle featuring a compact exterior with maximum interior space. […]
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Here’s a pretty eye-catching video of the Lexus IS F chasing a Porsche 911 GT3 out in the desert of Southern California. The track appears to be “Streets of Willow” at the famed Willow Springs Raceway just outside Palmdale, CA. Of course, we would all like to believe that the IS F triumphs over the […]
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December 21, 2010 – It’s official, Lexus Europe announces the start of CT 200h production, tomorrow December 22, 2010. The CT will be built exclusively at the first dedicated hybrid manufacturing plant in the world at TMC Kyushu’s Kokura Plant. Since this car is targeted for European markets, they will get first dibs at the […]
Although I promised myself that I would keep my IS F as stock as possible, it was only a matter of time before I would do some mods that would be more practical rather than for just plain old looks. It is well-known that the IS F doesn’t have the plush ride everyone is accustomed […]
Last Sunday marked the 2nd year of trouble free ownership after 31k miles on my 2009 Starfire with Black Interior, Lexus IS F. Last year, I posted a write up on Club Lexus about my history with the IS F. I also posted a one year follow up on my car. My experiences with IS […]
As we reminded you in an earlier Kaizen Factor story, poking around trademark and copyright applications and registrations filed by carmakers can provide vital clues to their possible future plans. We have just learned of two new trademark applications filed by Toyota Motor Corporation. The first of these, HSD, was filed on 23 November 2010 […]
So what’s the deal? More LFA news in one day! When we first experienced the LFA back in Miami at the LFA Press Event in October 2009, we were told the Bridgestone tires on the LFA was a prototype and was to be named later down the road. On the sidewall, it would read “Bridgestone” […]
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How this possible? It’s very easy. AUTOArt, a premier die-cast model car maker (who is known to make the best scaled down but detailed die-cast models of the real deal) is about to release its latest creation, the supercar Lexus LFA. Being that the LFA is an exclusive, hand-built, limited production car, only 500 affluent […]
Since 1989, Lexus has been on the “The Pursuit of Perfection”. That commitment isn’t only in producing fine luxury automobiles, it also means giving back to the community. “The Pursuit of Charity” is how they do it, and for good reason. Luckily for golf enthusiast Stephanie Wei, she gives us her first-hand account of her epic Lexus […]
Lexus needs our help! Vote for the May 2010 entry of “Lexus Dark Ride”. Lexus is contending for the top spot of The FWA Peoples Choice Award 2010. Lets help them get there! Click on this link to cast your vote: http://www.thefwa.com/pca2010/ More info on TheFWA May 2010 Site of the Month: http://www.thefwa.com/site/lexus-dark-ride
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December 15, 2010 – It’s official, Lexus announced the pricing for the new 2011 Lexus CT 200h five door premium compact “full hybrid” vehicle. Starting at an outstanding $29,120, this will be the most affordable also the most fuel efficient Lexus yet. The EPA rates the CT at a combined 42 MPG with the use […]
“The Pursuit of Perfection” is the name of the game and Lexus is very good at that. They are not only responsible for creating the world’s best selling luxury hybrids, they are instrumental in recruiting the best tuners to help continue their commitment to perfection. My good friend Clark Ishihara is no stranger to their […]
December 14, 2010 – That’s right! The new Lexus CT 200h pricing will start around $29K. This is great news for those in the market for this smart five door hatch. The CT 200h is a hybrid with a Euro twist. It will be coming to U.S. Lexus dealers in March 2011. There are more […]
A recent Bloomberg Businessweek story by Andreas Cremer titled Porsche ‘Shock Therapy’ Spurs VW, Lufthansa Efficiency Drive opens with a reminder of something that in-depth followers of the automotive industry like yours truly have long known: “Just as car enthusiasts envy Porsche drivers, so company executives salivate over the carmaker’s profit margins, the highest in […]
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