Trying to predict a carmaker’s future product pipeline and cadence of new-generation model releases is a fascinating sport for a sizable portion of the car enthusiast community, yours truly among them. Among the automotive publication universe, Automotive News’ annual July/August predictions, going out 3 years or so, are widely read and commented on. Flying under […]
A little over 2 weeks after Toyota filed a trio of UX trademarks – presumably for the Lexus brand – another new crossover/SUV-centric trademark surfaced in Europe: RX 350 L. As with UX, the news first appeared on AutoGuide and then expanded upon in far greater detail by the Lexus Enthusiast blog. Three days after […]
On the sidelines of the January 2016 Detroit Auto Show and its world debut of the Lexus LC 500 sports/GT coupe, Lexus Enthusiast editor Kevin Watts made plans to interview outgoing Lexus International executive vice president Mark Templin. A day before the unveiling, Kevin solicited Lexus Enthusiast reader questions for Mr. Templin with one significant […]
Four years after the 2012 debut of its LF-LC concept predictor, the production Lexus LC 500 range-topping 2+2 gran turismo coupe was unveiled at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, and promptly became the star of a show that admittedly was a somewhat tepid and low-key affair as far as significant or surprise unveilings. No unexpected […]
My.IS‘s Canada national forum moderator k3vo has learned that, on Monday 24 November 2014, Lexus registered U.S. and Canadian trademarks for LC500 (U.S. Application 86462781 / Canadian Application No. 1704062) and LC500h (U.S. Application 86462851 / Canadian Application No. 1704063). On Tuesday 25 November, Lexus followed suit in Australia, according to Kevin Watts of the […]
The long-awaited Lexus NX luxury compact crossover will premier at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The press conference will be held on April 20 in the W3 hall at the China International Exhibition Center. The Lexus NX is based on the LF-NX concept which debuted last year at Frankfurt for the hybrid and Tokyo […]
Best Car magazine has just posted a rendering of a future Lexus SC luxury coupé. This sleek black rendering appears to be an “F SPORT” model judging by the fender badge and is based off of the CALTY-designed LF-LC concept which debuted at the 2012 NAIAS in Detroit. Now that we’re getting an RC coupé […]
Did Jim Lentz spill the beans on accident or did the graphics artist inadvertently make a mistake? Autoblog has discovered an accidental leak during a recording of the SAA Auto Outlook Conference on Youtube. This conference was held at Cobo Center just a day before the opening of the NAIAS press days. Jim Lentz, CEO […]
In the digital age we are immersed in, it’s inevitable that leaks will occur thanks to the power of the internet. I give Toyota a lot of credit for not allowing any leaks to happen especially with the convenience of smart phones and social media. Toyota UK had posted a teaser photo last month on […]
Another day…another report of a Toyota trademark filing. Or two of them, to be precise: NX 200t and NX 300h, both filed on 15 October 2012 for “use in association with automobiles and structural parts thereof”. In the United States, Trademark Application No. 85754116 was filed for NX 200t, and Trademark Application No. 85754176 for […]
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