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L.A. Live and Lexus Announce Talent and Event Lineup for 2019 Lexus All-Star Chef Classic

L.A. Live and Lexus Announce Talent and Event Lineup for 2019 Lexus All-Star Chef Classic

June 12, 2019
?LOS ANGELES (June 12, 2019) – L.A. LIVE and title sponsor Lexus announced ticket sales and this year’s culinary experiences today for the Lexus All-Star Chef Classic, which will take place October 2-5, 2019 at L.A. LIVE, downtown Los Angeles’ premier entertainment district. The sixth annual event will offer fans the unique opportunity to gain exclusive access to an international roster of award-winning chefs in an unparalleled, interactive setting.... more

First-Ever Lexus Jet Stars in Sony Pictures’ Men in Black: International

First-Ever Lexus Jet Stars in Sony Pictures’ Men in Black: International

June 11, 2019
PLANO, Texas  (June 11, 2019) — With today’s red carpet premiere of Sony Pictures’ highly-anticipated Men in BlackTM: International comes the world debut of the Lexus QZ 618 Galactic Enforcer jet -- the first in the brand’s new jet-class fleet. Currently available only to MIB agents, it is powered by hybrid transformer technology. With the push of a button it morphs from a 2020 Lexus RC F sport coupe into the most powerful IFO (Identified Flying Object) ever engineered by Lexus. It is also the only Lexus available in the darkest black in the entire universe: Umbra Black1.... more

"Sway" by Snarkitecture Debuts at Intersect by Lexus - NYC

"Sway" by Snarkitecture Debuts at Intersect by Lexus - NYC

May 09, 2019
NEW YORK (May 9, 2019) – This month, INTERSECT BY LEXUS-NYC unveiled “Sway” by Snarkitecture, a New York-based collaborative design practice established to investigate the boundaries between creative disciplines. With some of INTERSECT’s core pillars of design and technology in mind, Snarkitecture will create a fully immersive environment that engages the visual and tactile senses, offering New Yorkers and tourists a truly unique and interactive experience. The installation will use materials such as acrylic sphere diffusers, LED lights, glass mirror and white cork floor to bring the concept to life. Aiming to make architecture, art and technology more accessible to the New York community, the installation will be free and open to the public.... more

Lexus Culinary Masters Welcomes Chef Ludo Lefebvre

Lexus Culinary Masters Welcomes Chef Ludo Lefebvre

April 09, 2019
PLANO, Texas (April 9, 2019) – The Lexus Culinary Masters program is expanding to welcome acclaimed chef, television personality and cookbook author Ludo Lefebvre, adding a fresh perspective to the team’s roster of world-renowned chefs. The Culinary Masters act as ambassadors to the brand, seeking to craft amazing experiences and amplify Lexus core values: quality, innovation, prestige, luxury and performance, and partner with Lexus on marketing initiatives and food and wine events.... more

"Algorithmic Lace" by Lisa Marks Wins Top 2019 Lexus Design Award at 'Leading With Light' Exhibition in Milan

"Algorithmic Lace" by Lisa Marks Wins Top 2019 Lexus Design Award at 'Leading With Light' Exhibition in Milan

April 09, 2019
MILAN (April 8, 2019) Lexus International announced today the Grand Prix winner of Lexus Design Award 2019. Lisa Marks won the prestigious award for her design of “Algorithmic Lace” from a total of 1,548 idea submissions from 65 countries across the globe.... more

INTERSECT BY LEXUS Reveals Chef Sergio Barroso as Second Global Chef-in-Residence

INTERSECT BY LEXUS Reveals Chef Sergio Barroso as Second Global Chef-in-Residence

March 05, 2019
NEW YORK (March 5, 2019) This April, INTERSECT BY LEXUS – NYC – a unique cultural space where ideas and people converge – announces Chef Sergio Barroso as the restaurant’s next Global Chef-in-Residence for its esteemed culinary program. Chef Barroso, who is behind the renowned Restaurante 040 in Chile, will make his U.S. debut at INTERSECT this spring. Opening in 2015 in Santiago, Chile, Restaurante 040 quickly positioned itself among the best restaurants in Latin America and has been paving the way of gastronomy in the region. INTERSECT’s Cocktail Bar and Lounge will also transition into Room 09 – Restaurante 040’s speakeasy – where mixologist and partner, Raul Esteban Yañez Campos, creates original and daring cocktails.... more

Could you become a Takumi? In Japan it takes 60,000 hours to reach the highest level of craftsmanship – new documentary reveals

Could you become a Takumi? In Japan it takes 60,000 hours to reach the highest level of craftsmanship – new documentary reveals

March 04, 2019
In the West it’s often considered that it takes 10,000 hours of study for the average person to become an expert in their subject. But in Japan you’re not considered a master of your craft until you’ve spent 60,000 hours refining your skills. That’s the equivalent of working eight hours a day, 250 days a year for 30 years.... more

Lexus to Light Up Milan Design Week with 12th Edition of the Celebrated Lexus Design Event

Lexus to Light Up Milan Design Week with 12th Edition of the Celebrated Lexus Design Event

February 21, 2019
TOKYO, 21 February 2019 – Today Lexus announced its participation in the world’s pinnacle design event – Milan Design Week* – for the 12th time.  For more than a decade, the Lexus Design Event has provided visitors with an amazing experience in collaboration with some of the world’s most celebrated designers who are inspired by Lexus design philosophy.... more

David Christ: 2019 NAIAS Lexus Press Conference Remarks

David Christ: 2019 NAIAS Lexus Press Conference Remarks

January 14, 2019

Intersect by Lexus to Open its Third Global Location in New York City

Intersect by Lexus to Open its Third Global Location in New York City

November 15, 2018
NEW YORK (Nov. 15, 2018) – On November 15, INTERSECT BY LEXUS – NYC— a unique cultural space where ideas and people converge —will open its third global location in New York City. Following successful launches in Tokyo and Dubai, INTERSECT BY LEXUS will live in the heart of the vibrant Meatpacking District and continue the brand’s commitment to supporting innovation on a local, national and global level.... more

Co-founder of British Design Brand Established & Sons Joins Esteemed Group of Mentors for the Lexus Design Award 2019

Co-founder of British Design Brand Established & Sons Joins Esteemed Group of Mentors for the Lexus Design Award 2019

September 28, 2018
TOKYO (September 28, 2018) – Lexus International today announced that this year’s Lexus Design Awards (LDA) finalists will get the rare opportunity to take their creative skills to the next level as Sebastian Wrong, Co-Founder and Design Director of leading UK-based design brand Established & Sons, joins the roster of prestigious LDA 2019 mentors, bringing his expertise in product design, manufacturing, and creative skills to the program. Additional mentors will be announced in October.... more

Lexus LY 650 Luxury Yacht Revealed Crafted in the Spirit of Amazing

Lexus LY 650 Luxury Yacht Revealed Crafted in the Spirit of Amazing

September 07, 2018
Crafting amazing automobiles is something Lexus has pursued relentlessly, as evidenced by the beautiful hand-pleated door panels in the LS 500 or the complex paint process, inspired by the morpho butterfly, that results in dazzling Structural Blue. And crafting every touch point around the brand is an opportunity Lexus continues to seize. This maritime application is another proof point in the storied history of Lexus that explores new frontiers both inside and outside the automotive industry.... more

Lexus Returns as the Official Automotive Partner of NYFW: The Shows for Seventh Consecutive Season

Lexus Returns as the Official Automotive Partner of NYFW: The Shows for Seventh Consecutive Season

September 06, 2018
NEW YORK (September 6, 2018) – Lexus is continuing its commitment to the fashion industry by returning as the Official Automotive Partner of NYFW: The Shows for the September 2018 season, which they have been a lead partner of since September 2015.

This season, Lexus will again hold its successful #HowFashionTravels campaign, providing a fleet of nearly 100 courtesy transportation vehicles for show-goers and industry insiders traversing from Spring Studios, the official venue of NYFW: The Shows.... more

2018 Media Guide: Lexus at Monterey Car Week

2018 Media Guide: Lexus at Monterey Car Week

August 23, 2018

The Lexus Inspiration Continues at the 67th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

The Lexus Inspiration Continues at the 67th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

August 23, 2018
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.  (August 23, 2018) —  Lexus will mark its 21st year as a sponsor of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with the introduction of two new concept vehicles: the LC Inspiration Series Concept and the UX 250h Concept. Revealed for the first time at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, the concepts represent two very different takes on the future of luxury.... more

Lexus Aces Premium Experiences at the 2018 U.S. Open Championship

Lexus Aces Premium Experiences at the 2018 U.S. Open Championship

June 12, 2018
PLANO, Texas (June 12, 2018) — Golf’s most celebrated weekend is back, returning with official vehicle Lexus. The 118th U.S. Open Championship takes place June 14-17, 2018 at prestigious Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York, for the fifth time in its significant history.... more

Lexus Performance, Crafted to the Extreme

Lexus Performance, Crafted to the Extreme

June 11, 2018
PLANO, Texas (June 11, 2018) — Crafting exceptional performance vehicles for luxury automaker Lexus requires commissioning the meticulous work of its Takumi masters. With at least 25 years of training, Takumi possess a rare blend of skill and spirit, have a passion for excellence and will stop at nothing to achieve it.... more

Two Reasons to Celebrate:  The 10th Anniversary Editions of the 2019 Lexus GS F and 2019 RC F Have Arrived

Two Reasons to Celebrate: The 10th Anniversary Editions of the 2019 Lexus GS F and 2019 RC F Have Arrived

June 04, 2018
PLANO, Texas (June 4, 2018) –  After ten years of exceptional “F” performance, Lexus is celebrating with special 10th Anniversary Edition versions of the 2019 GS F sedan and 2019 RC F coupe. Arriving at dealers now, the GS F 10th Anniversary Edition is priced at $89,350, a $5,000 premium over the standard model. The RC F 10th Anniversary Edition is priced at $80,810, a $16,160 premium over the standard model. The total price includes the $9,000 10th Anniversary package in addition to the Performance Package, Triple Beam headlights and Intuitive Park Assist, options which are required.... more

Estudiantes ganadores reciben dinero por defender la ecología en el Lexus Eco Challenge

Estudiantes ganadores reciben dinero por defender la ecología en el Lexus Eco Challenge

April 17, 2018
PLANO, Texas, 17 de abril de 2018—Está de moda ser ecologista, según los ganadores del Gran Premio de la 11ª competencia anual Lexus Eco Challenge. Al crear joyas y velas de fabricación casera a partir de materiales reutilizables, estos estudiantes hallaron formas creativas de llevar su pasión por la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería y las matemáticas (STEM) a un nivel totalmente nuevo. 
 
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Lexus Partners with 23andMe for "Genetic Select"

Lexus Partners with 23andMe for "Genetic Select"

March 28, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Mar. 28, 2018) — Finding the perfect vehicle that meets your every need was once only a fantasy, but now it’s becoming reality. Through a partnership with 23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, Lexus will soon offer the ultimate answer to vehicle customization. Genetic Select is a revolutionary new car buying experience that takes the only thing that matters into consideration when selecting a vehicle—the driver. A demonstration video can be found here.... more

Toyota Connected North America Partners With Avis Budget Group to Enhance Customer Rental Experience

Toyota Connected North America Partners With Avis Budget Group to Enhance Customer Rental Experience

March 12, 2018
PLANO, Texas, March 12, 2018 – Toyota Connected North America, the global technology strategy business unit for Toyota, today announced a multi-year partnership with Avis Budget Group, a leading global provider of mobility solutions, that will add 10,000 Toyota vehicles to Avis Car Rental’s expanding fleet of connected cars. Avis Budget Group will utilize Toyota’s proprietary Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) to enable greater operational and rental fleet efficiency while creating a more seamless rental experience for customers.... more

Lexus Sport Yacht Concept Honored at Japan International Boat Show

Lexus Sport Yacht Concept Honored at Japan International Boat Show

March 09, 2018
YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – The unique Lexus Sport Yacht concept was recognized with a special award by Japan’s “Boat of the Year” committee at the Japan International Boat Show in Yokohama today. ... more

The Lexus of Love Letters

The Lexus of Love Letters

March 08, 2018
PLANO, Texas (March 8, 2018) — Today, “Letters” — a 3-D installation by perceptual art pioneer Michael Murphy — is revealed as part of a new marketing campaign celebrating the Lexus guest experience. The 16-foot art piece, which hangs from six ceiling panels and a steel frame, features more than 2,000 suspended pieces of origami, each constructed from individual thank you letters from guests to their Lexus dealerships. From one vantage point, the origami art pieces create the shape of the all-new 2018 LS sedan, while from another vantage point it takes the shape of the Lexus logo.... more

Toyota’s Female Leaders at Texas Plant Tell Their Story on International Women’s Day

Toyota’s Female Leaders at Texas Plant Tell Their Story on International Women’s Day

March 08, 2018

Lexus RC F GT3s Open Second Season at Rolex 24 at Daytona

Lexus RC F GT3s Open Second Season at Rolex 24 at Daytona

January 26, 2018
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 26, 2018) – Lexus and 3GT Racing will open the 2018 season at the Rolex 24 at Daytona beginning on Saturday. Returning to the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for its second season, Lexus and 3GT Racing will look to build off its strides from year one and compete even stronger in 2018.... more

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