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Winning Students Think Locally to Solve Global Issues in Lexus Eco Challenge

Winning Students Think Locally to Solve Global Issues in Lexus Eco Challenge

April 19, 2019
PLANO, Texas (April 19, 2019) – Think globally. Act locally. Isn’t that how the maxim goes? Not for the inquisitive winners of the 12th annual Lexus Eco Challenge. By studying alternative farming methods, these students found and implemented innovative solutions to reduce pollution in their own communities and then spread their love of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) around the world.... more

2019 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT Wins Best Mid-Size Luxury Car Award at the 2019 Texas Auto Writers Association Auto Roundup

2019 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT Wins Best Mid-Size Luxury Car Award at the 2019 Texas Auto Writers Association Auto Roundup

April 18, 2019
DENTON, TEXAS (April 16, 2019) — After two days of test drives by dozens of journalists, the 2019 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT was awarded first place in the Mid-Size Luxury Car category at this year’s Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Auto Roundup.... more

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Lexus ES vehicles

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Lexus ES vehicles

April 10, 2019
PLANO, Texas, April 10, 2019 – Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2019 Model Year Lexus ES vehicles in the United States. Approximately 560 vehicles are involved in this recall.... 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

The Pinnacle of F: 2020 Lexus RC F and RC F Track Edition

The Pinnacle of F: 2020 Lexus RC F and RC F Track Edition

April 04, 2019
PLANO, Texas (April 4, 2019) – For the 2020 model year, the Lexus RC F coupe is lighter, more capable and more eye catching than ever before. A wide range of enhancements expands its performance envelope while updates to the overall design further refine the appearance of the broad-shouldered coupe.... more

Q1 2019 TMNA Sales Conference Notes

Q1 2019 TMNA Sales Conference Notes

April 03, 2019
April 2, 2019

Introduction: Toyota Motor North America Consultant, External Communications, Karen Nielsen

Good morning everyone. Thank you for joining us to review the Toyota and Lexus March and first quarter sales results for 2019.... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports March 2019 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports March 2019 Sales

April 02, 2019
PLANO, Texas (April 2, 2019) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported March 2019 sales of 214,947 vehicles, an increase of 0.1 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis and a decrease of 3.5 percent on a volume basis versus March 2018.... more

Lexus Showcases Performance Born from Refinement

Lexus Showcases Performance Born from Refinement

April 01, 2019
PLANO, Texas (April 1, 2019) — Lexus unveils a new marketing campaign today for its updated line of RC coupes including the all-new 2020 RC F Track Edition, a limited-production model that blends Lexus’ tradition of luxury with a new level of performance. The new coupes feature numerous engineering updates, making them some of the lightest, fastest, and most dynamic vehicles produced by Lexus, all the while maintaining the comfort and sophistication integral to the brand. Two spots, “One Track Mind,” and “Fast” begin airing nationally today.... more

Lexus RC F GT3 Earns Top-10 Result at Sebring

Lexus RC F GT3 Earns Top-10 Result at Sebring

March 18, 2019
SEBRING, Fla. (March 18, 2019) – Lexus and the AIM VASSER SULLIVAN (AVS) race team competed in the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday, earning a top-10 result at the 17-turn, 3.74-mile historic Florida road course.... more

Toyota Solidifies Its Substantial and Growing Investment in U.S.

Toyota Solidifies Its Substantial and Growing Investment in U.S.

March 14, 2019
WASHINGTON (March 14, 2019) – For over 60 years Toyota has been growing its manufacturing presence in the United States, and today the company announced it will exceed its 2017 pledge to invest $10 billion over five years with a new commitment to reach nearly $13 billion over the same period.... more

Lexus Set for Twelve Hours of Sebring at Historic Florida Circuit

Lexus Set for Twelve Hours of Sebring at Historic Florida Circuit

March 13, 2019
SEBRING, Fla. (March 13, 2019) — Lexus and AIM VASSER SULLIVAN (AVS) will compete in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday with two RC F GT3 entries at Florida’s historic Sebring International Raceway.... 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

Toyota Motor North America Reports February 2019 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports February 2019 Sales

March 01, 2019
PLANO, Texas (March 1, 2019) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported February 2019 sales of 172,748 vehicles, a decrease of 5.2 percent from February 2018 on a volume and daily selling rate (DSR) basis.... more

February 2019 TMNA Sales Chart

February 2019 TMNA Sales Chart

March 01, 2019

Lexus and Toyota Top Charts in KBB’s 2019 5-Year Cost to Own Awards

Lexus and Toyota Top Charts in KBB’s 2019 5-Year Cost to Own Awards

February 27, 2019
In the 2019 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, Lexus took home the title of ‘Best Luxury Brand’, while four Lexus and three Toyota vehicles topped their segments.... more

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Lexus LS vehicles

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Lexus LS vehicles

February 26, 2019
PLANO, Texas, February 26, 2019 – Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2018 Model Year Lexus LS 500/500h vehicles in the United States. Approximately 6,300 vehicles are involved in this recall.
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2019 Lexus IS 300 F SPORT Black Line Special Edition

2019 Lexus IS 300 F SPORT Black Line Special Edition

February 25, 2019
PLANO, Texas (February 25, 2019) – Lexus is giving buyers of the 2019 IS 300 F SPORT a new way to express their style with the introduction of the Black Line Special Edition. Limited to 900 units for 2019, the new IS 300 Black Line brings together unique features and subtle styling changes that add a custom touch to this dynamic sport sedan.... more

Celebrating 10 Million Vehicles Sold and a Best-Ever Year, the Lexus Brand Continues to Grow Globally

Celebrating 10 Million Vehicles Sold and a Best-Ever Year, the Lexus Brand Continues to Grow Globally

February 24, 2019
TOKYO, Japan (February 25, 2019) – Today Lexus announced its 10 millionth vehicle sold, a landmark achievement that came shortly after a strong 2018 year-end sales performance with Lexus achieving multiple best-ever sales goals around the globe. In addition, the brand that pioneered the world’s first luxury hybrid-electric vehicle in 2005, and offers eleven (11) electrified models globally, surpassed the 1.45 million unit mark in self-charging hybrid vehicles sold worldwide. Lexus hybrid vehicle sales jumped nearly 20% in 2018 from the prior year, a result that underscores the brand’s heritage with, and commitment to, electrification.... 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

The History of Lexus

The History of Lexus


Lexus Top Brand, Toyota No. 2 in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

Lexus Top Brand, Toyota No. 2 in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

February 14, 2019
For the eighth year in a row, Lexus is the highest-ranking nameplate in the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, while Toyota slides into the No. 2 spot to tie with Porsche.... more

Lexus Partners with Streetwear Designer John Elliott to Create Bespoke Tires on First-Ever UX

Lexus Partners with Streetwear Designer John Elliott to Create Bespoke Tires on First-Ever UX

February 11, 2019
NEW YORK (February 11, 2019) — To celebrate the launch of the first-ever 2019 UX, a luxury compact crossover engineered for the city, Lexus partnered with designer John Elliott to create the “Sole of the UX” — custom tires inspired by his John Elliott x Nike AF1 shoe. The tires reimagine the classic silhouette of Elliott’s sneaker, embodying the spirit of clean, purposeful, and modern design. Tires that, like the crossover itself, are inspired by and designed for the city.... more

New Full-Service Lease Program Offers Lexus Guests Added Simplicity, Convenience

New Full-Service Lease Program Offers Lexus Guests Added Simplicity, Convenience

February 05, 2019
PLANO, Texas (February 5, 2019) – In the age of increased online shopping, automatic bill payments and the growing prevalence of minimalist lifestyles, drivers are also looking for ways to simplify their overall automotive experience. What could be easier than a single monthly payment for their lease that includes insurance, scheduled maintenance and other services? ... more

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