Friday, November 30, 2012
Autocar claims the LF-CC is being given the green light and that an Evoque rival is also in the works.
Courtesy of Autoblog
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Good afternoon, fans! You have hear us talk about the Lexus LF-CC concept car before; now, check out this video and article detailing what makes this concept so amazing!
Despite the flashing cameras from throngs of European auto journalists, Lexus’ unveiling of the new LF-CC concept vehicle at the Paris Motor Show today was a sublime experience.
Even though Lexus has been rolling out redesigned vehicle after redesigned vehicle—plus concept after concept—for the last 18 months or so, the models never fail to amaze. Each one is unique in its own right, yet each adds—dramatically—to the evolving, unified story of Lexus’ new era of car design.
In the Lexus LF-CC’s case, the concept clearly shares some design clues with the LF-LC concept released earlier this year, but in its own unique way. This is perhaps the boldest interpretation yet of the now signature Lexus spindle grille: Framed by the front edge of the hood, deep lower spoiler, and projecting front fender tips, the grille mesh takes on a pronounced form.
From the side view, the hood’s convex curve flows seamlessly through a steeply raked windshield into a roofline that peaks towards the rear of the cabin—almost as if to emphasize the fact that this hybrid sports a powerful rear-wheel drive configuration.
At the back of the vehicle, a full width bumper flows into the rear wheel arches, and designers gave the L-shaped combination lamps a seemingly three-dimensional design. There’s also a lower bumper section that incorporates a full-width spoiler.
Under the hood, the vehicle’s Lexus Hybrid Drive powertrain consists of an “ultra-smooth running” four-cylinder gas engine mated to a compact, high-output, water-cooled permanent magnet electric motor.
It all just begs the question as we head further into auto show season: what’s next?
Courtesy of Lexus News
For the second year in a row, Lexus has topped the J.D. Power U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) study, placing first among luxury brands and scoring highest overall.
Here’s how Lexus performed against the other luxury brands:
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Courtesy of Lexus.com Press Releases
The accolades for the GS350 F Sport keep rolling in! Austraila's Best Cars has named it the Best Large Car Over $60k. We must say, they have great taste in cars!
Courtesy of Australia's Best Cars
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Toyota Motorsports GmbH unveils photos of their 641hp model LS, the TMG Sports 650! We're looking forward to the official debut next month!
Courtesy of Autoblog
Monday, November 26, 2012
Lexus says the Japanese brand’s lack of a rich design heritage is a huge advantage over its German rivals that are generally bound by traditional values.
Speaking to CarAdvice in Melbourne yesterday, Lexus’ Californian-based senior creative designer, Edward Lee, a former Audi designer who joined Lexus in 2007, said design flexibility is one of Lexus’ strong points, which the company has only recently began to exploit with new models such as the GS and concept cars like the LF-LC and LF-CC.
“Coming from a brand (Audi) that had that strong history of design and background, my first reaction (at Lexus) was, I wish there was more structure, but as time went by and as we started to develop the Lexus design together and moved it towards more emotional and expressive design, I realised this (freedom) was a true advantage”
While manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz adhere to and accommodate over 125 years of design tradition, with BMW and Audi not so far beyond, Lexus is taking full advantage of its relatively young 22 years in the business by redefining itself.
“We can be more explorative, more daring, find the right answers that define our history. We can be more flexible.”
When asked why Lexus had in the past stuck to a more conservative and somewhat Japanese-inspired design language while the likes of BMW were daring enough to create cars such as the bold X6 coupe-like SUV, Mr Lee said that times are changing and that Lexus is now focused on customers that are really interested in what Lexus has to say about its cars.
“We said in the past that maybe we weren’t taking as many chances but right now Lexus is in the era of taking this movement towards more definite design tastes. We are hungry for innovation and we are hungry for making a statement of passionate design.”
Lee was the lead exterior designer of the Lexus LF-LC, which was one of the highlights of last month’s Sydney Motorshow and generated massive crowds at the Paris Motor Show in September.
Lee is adamant that Lexus must stay with of the ever-changing customer tastes in car design. Stressing that customers’ preference in car designs has changed over the last few years.
“I can say maybe a couple of years ago, customers desired what their neighbours would buy, but now customers are becoming more confident in the choices they are making and the taste that they have, they are really going to look out for products that cater to their taste. That’s the same direction that Lexus is moving in.”
Despite the emphasis on new and innovative design processes taking place at Lexus, Mr Lee admitted that he has a love for further perfecting an existing design.
“For me, because of my background starting from a company like Audi with that history, I love making that sort of same designs over and over again and perfecting what has already been perfected.”
Comparing the design language and mission of a brand like Audi to Lexus, Mr Lee said the difference is considerable.
“Audi design is looking for something that is new two percent of the time and 98 percent of the time it’s about brand identity and refinement where as Lexus is the complete opposite of that. We are looking for something new, fresh new ideas and we don’t try to hammer it so much to the point where we are losing the emotional aspect of our design.”
Courtesy of Car Advice
The writers at Autoblog got their hands on a 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport, and it sounds like they were quite pleased with what they found! Check out the full article!
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Lexus Takes Top Honors for the Second Year in a Row in Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com 2013 Best Resale Value Awards for Luxury Brand
Lexus earned top honors in the Luxury Brand category of Kelley Blue Book’s 2013 Best Resale Value Awards. In addition to taking the luxury brand award for the second year in a row, four Lexus models won in their categories: the IS sport sedan in the Entry-Level Luxury Car category, the GS 350 sport sedan in the Luxury Car category, the RX 450h in the Hybrid SUV category and the LX 570 in the Luxury Full-Size SUV/Crossover category. The Lexus LX 570 was also in the Top 10 overall for 2013 Best Resale Value. This is the third time since the Best Resale Value: Luxury Brand award was initiated in 2009 that Lexus has won, having earned the honor for the 2010 and 2012 model years as well. “It’s an honor to be named Kelley Blue Book’s prestigious 2013 Best Resale Value Award in the Luxury Brand category,” said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “We work hard to create the best overall ownership experience and having the best resale value is an important part of the success of Lexus.” Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards are based on projections from the Kelley Blue Book® Official Residual Value Guide, determined by a skilled staff of automotive analysts. These prestigious awards honor vehicles expected to maintain the greatest proportion of their original list price after five years of ownership.
Courtesy of Lexus Pressroom
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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- As a long time customer, I continue to be impressed with the Service staff you have assembled at Lexus of Orlando. Lyndon is the gentleman I usually ask for and has always exceeded my expectations. He always answers my questions, gives me advise and respects my time. He sets the benchmark for customer service standards. -van00pa
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Top Gear magazine says that James may will will drive the new Aston Martin Vanquish, Hammond will drive the Viper, and Clarkson will be driving the LFA. One of our unnammed sources said they had plans to drive south of the border into Mexico, but with the chaos and violence down south, we'll have to wait and see where Top Gear Season 19 actually takes us.
Courtesy of Club Lexus
Monday, November 19, 2012
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Winter Park, Fl. – In an exclusive event held only for LS owners, Lexus of Orlando unveiled the all-new 2013 edition to their guests’ in the dealership’s sales facility Nov. 15th.
Guests who attended had the opportunity to experience the 2013 LS firsthand, and Lexus of Orlando’s support staff was readily available to answer any questions or inquiries. Guests were treated to catered hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and a live modern jazz band. Those who RSVP’d online prior to the event received an Elite Lexus Gift and were entered into a raffle for a chance to win multiple prizes.
Lexus of Orlando also donated to Compassionate Hands and Hearts Breast Cancer Outreach. Founded by WFTV news anchor Ms. Echols, who also served as the host for the event. Compassionate Hands and Hearts Breast Cancer Outreach aims to support those in need during their battle with breast cancer by improving the quality of life for them and their families. Ms. Echols herself is a breast cancer survivor.
Photos of the event are available through Lexus of Orlando’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LexusOfOrlando.
The all-new redesigned 2013 Lexus LS focuses on the driver. The vehicle offers a wide range of features that can personalize the vehicle to a driver’s tastes. The bold new exterior styling is part of the new Lexus aggressive look, which features a redesigned spindle grille. This serves as a tribute to Toyota Motor Corporation’s humble beginning as Toyoda Loom Works in the textile industry.
The Lexus LS is the vehicle that started the Lexus phenomenon. Attention to detail, effortless performance and outstanding quality all add to the appeal of the LS. It also has a well-earned reputation for reliability and consistently high guest satisfaction.
One guest was so impressed with the redesigned LS that a sale was made at the event.
About Lexus of Orlando: Located at 305 North Semoran Blvd., Winter Park, FL 37292, Lexus of Orlando has served Central Florida for 40 years, proudly providing the finest new and used Lexus vehicles and Lexus parts and accessories, along with excellent service. For more information, please visit http://www.lexusoforlando.com or call (407) 671-0000.
While the Baja 1000 is typically a 621-mile loop that starts and finishes in Ensenada, Mexico, this year’s course took racers along the entire length of the Baja California peninsula, from Ensenada to La Paz — a 1,122 mile journey that started Thursday and ended Saturday.
The JTGrey LX finished the race with a final time of 35 hours 5 minutes at an average speed of 31.8mph, and Joe Bacal was behind the wheel the entire time, driving the entire distance himself. He was assisted in the LX by co-drivers Brian “Woody” Swearingen, Paul Williamsen and Joe Nolan.
Paul Williamsen kindly provided further details on the race via email:
The LX ran flawlessly without a single mechanical issue, starting and finishing on the same four BF Goodrich “Baja” tires and TRD F SPORT alloy wheels. Nothing but fuel and drinking water at its eight planned pit stops.
The team led the Stock Fullsize class for most of the race, except for a brief period south of Bahia de Los Angeles when class champion Wes Bevly & his Ford F150 EcoTe got ahead of us between the 3rd & 4th pitstops.
Joe finished over 150 miles ahead of the Ford. There were no other finishers in our class.
Congratulations to Joe and the entire JTGrey team for a victory well deserved!
Courtesy of Lexus Enthusiast
Friday, November 16, 2012
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The official launch will be announced at the Lexus booth during TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK from October 30, 2012 (Tuesday) to November 5, 2012 (Monday). The application period will be from October 30, 2012 (Tuesday) to December 31, 2012 (Monday). The winners will be announced and their works will be exhibited during Milan Design Week in April 2013.
The LEXUS DESIGN AWARD will provide an opportunity for young innovators from around the world to work with a world-famous designer as a “mentor”, make prototypes from their ideas and exhibit the results during Milan Design Week in 2013. Lexus hopes to contribute to nurturing and supporting young creators who enrich our world.
Courtesy of Lexus Global
It’s hard to believe that a two-tone paint job could be understated, but the way the colors blend together is surprising in its subtlety—just the right combination of brash and class for the Lexus supercar.
Courtesy of Lexus Magazine
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Aggressive style. Elevated performance. That's what you can expect from the all-new 2013 GS with F Sport Package.
Visit our website to get all the details.
Friday, November 9, 2012
"Dominic is the ultimate professional when it comes to the definition of service. Not only was he concerned with the car problems I was encountering but he kept me up to date every step of the way. I would highly recommend Lexus of Orlando service department becasue of people like Dominic." - Jim V.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The control screen is called the “touch tracer display,” a key element in what Lexus calls the “driver-centric sports cockpit” of the future. Vehicle functions are controlled not with toggles and dials but rather with the familiar taps and flips that have become ubiquitous in modern communication devices. Think iPad tablet—but with a distinctly Lexus flair.
Combined with the next-generation Remote Touch, the touch tracer display in the LF-CC embodies a next step in the company’s HMI (Human Machine Interface) design philosophy. It takes ergonomics and user-interface to a whole new level. Other performance enhancements include a low, highly focused driving position, a wide-grip steering wheel, and optimum pedal placement. The touch tracer display is located directly behind the shift lever for maximum comfort and ease of operation. Lexus fans are, of course, familiar with how these engineering leaps have a way of making it into production. Witness the LFA, which went though several concept-car iterations before going into production, or the LF-Gh concept’s spindle grille, which paved the way for the now-signature Lexus front-end design. It will be interesting to see how and when Lexus’ touch tracer innovations transition to the showroom. Setting aside the touch tracer display’s potential for ease, convenience, and outright coolness, I can tell you another thing that appeals to this detail-oriented enthusiast: replacing all those intricate knobs and switches with a flat-glass touch-screen could help make Lexus-interior detailing a snap!
Courtesy of Lexus Magazine
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Courtesy of Consumer Reports