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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

Toyota Motor North America Reports January 2019 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports January 2019 Sales

February 01, 2019
PLANO, Texas (February 1, 2019) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported January 2019 sales of 156,021 vehicles, a decrease of 6.6 percent from January 2018 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days year over year, sales were down 6.6 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

January 2019 Sales Chart

January 2019 Sales Chart

February 01, 2019

Lexus Luxury Lineup Dazzles the Windy City at Chicago Auto Show

Lexus Luxury Lineup Dazzles the Windy City at Chicago Auto Show

January 31, 2019
CHICAGO (Jan. 31, 2019) – Lexus luxury rolls into McCormick Place Feb. 9-18 for the Chicago Auto Show. Debuting at the show include the 2019 Lexus NX F SPORT Black Line Special Edition and LC 500 Inspiration Series. Also featured in the 15,500 square-foot display include the 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition and LC Convertible Concept, which were both unveiled in Detroit last month.... more

2019 Lexus NX Gets Distinct Styling, Touches with the Black Line Treatment

2019 Lexus NX Gets Distinct Styling, Touches with the Black Line Treatment

January 31, 2019
PLANO, Texas (January 31, 2019) – A driving experience is anything but ordinary in the NX 300 F SPORT. It grabs the senses with its detailed design, handling performance and sound. Now guests have another opportunity to distinguish themselves in the new 2019 Lexus NX F SPORT Black Line Special Edition with additional styling and accessories built on the same popular F SPORT base.... more

Toyota Production in North America Nearly  2 Million in 2018

Toyota Production in North America Nearly 2 Million in 2018

January 30, 2019
PLANO, Texas (Jan. 28, 2019) – In 2018, Toyota built 1,935,230 vehicles at its North American vehicle assembly plants. Since 1986, Toyota’s total vehicle production in North America has reached more than 38 million.... more

2019 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series Debuts in Chicago

2019 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series Debuts in Chicago

January 30, 2019
CHICAGO (January 30, 2019) – Lexus is bringing some heat to the 2019 Chicago Auto Show with the first public appearance of the 2019 LC 500 Inspiration Edition. The third vehicle in the Lexus Inspiration Series, this LC 500 is a limited-edition model that features a unique mix of colors and features that build on the coupe’s stunning design.... more

RC F GT3 Finishes on the Podium at Rolex 24 at Daytona

RC F GT3 Finishes on the Podium at Rolex 24 at Daytona

January 28, 2019
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 28, 2019) – Lexus and newly formed race team AIM VASSER SULLIVAN (AVS) opened the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season this weekend with top-five finishes for both Lexus RC F GT3s, including a second-place podium result for the AVS No. 12 Lexus.... more

Lexus Opens 2019 IMSA Season Competing in Rolex 24 at Daytona with AIM Vasser Sullivan

Lexus Opens 2019 IMSA Season Competing in Rolex 24 at Daytona with AIM Vasser Sullivan

January 24, 2019
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 24, 2019) – Newly formed race team AIM Vasser Sullivan (AVS) is set to campaign the No. 12 and No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3s in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship beginning this weekend at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.... more

What’s New: 2019 Lexus LS

January 24, 2019
PLANO, TX –  In their first year on the market, the Lexus LS 500 and LS 500h introduced a new generation of luxury in the flagship sedan segment. For 2019, the LS raises the standard again with the addition of new safety features, updated technology and a wider palette of available exterior and interior colors. ... more

Toyota Named to Fortune Magazine’s 2019 ‘World’s Most Admired’ list

Toyota Named to Fortune Magazine’s 2019 ‘World’s Most Admired’ list

January 22, 2019
PLANO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2019) – Toyota is ranked the No. 1 Motor Vehicle company for the fifth consecutive year by Fortune Magazine in the “World’s Most Admired Companies” annual ranking. Fortune also recognized Toyota as No. 30 among the Top 50 “All-Star” companies surveyed.... more

Lexus Introduces Antidote to New “Roughing the Passer” Rule

Lexus Introduces Antidote to New “Roughing the Passer” Rule

January 22, 2019
PLANO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2019) — As the Big Game approaches, luxury automaker Lexus offers an antidote to this season’s controversial “roughing the passer” rule. The rule, which was designed to better protect quarterbacks from physical harm, has sparked no shortage of debate — with fans, analysts, coaches, defenders and quarterbacks alike questioning whether its enforcement has gone too far. In a video released today on Lexus.com/QBSS, featuring Heisman Trophy winner and former quarterback Matt Leinart, Lexus reveals a suite of innovations designed to make quarterbacks finally, literally untouchable:... more

Lexus LC Convertible Concept Wins 2019 EyesOn Design Award

Lexus LC Convertible Concept Wins 2019 EyesOn Design Award

January 15, 2019
DETROIT, Jan. 15, 2019 — Every aspect of the Lexus LC Convertible concept is designed to evoke an emotional response and that pursuit was recognized today as the Lexus LC Convertible Concept won the 2019 EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence – Exterior Lighting at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).... more

2020 Lexus RC F and RC F Track Edition Debut in Detroit

2020 Lexus RC F and RC F Track Edition Debut in Detroit

January 14, 2019
DETROIT (Jan. 14, 2019) – Freshly updated for the 2020 model year, the RC F coupe now boasts improved performance, revised styling and an all-new, limited production Track Edition. With the introduction of the RC F Track Edition, hard core driving enthusiasts no longer have to decide between a luxury car for the street and a serious performance car for the track. Blending the luxury and craftsmanship of Lexus with performance upgrades typically reserved for exotic sportscars, the RC F Track Edition is capable of turning hot laps all afternoon and being driven home that night. It’s the latest milestone for the F performance brand that will continue to evolve as an important pillar of the overall strategy at Lexus.    ... more

David Christ: 2019 NAIAS Lexus Press Conference Remarks

David Christ: 2019 NAIAS Lexus Press Conference Remarks

January 14, 2019

Lexus LC Convertible Concept Makes World Debut in Detroit

Lexus LC Convertible Concept Makes World Debut in Detroit

January 11, 2019
DETROIT (January 11, 2019) – Lexus shocked the automotive world in Detroit three years ago with the debut of the LC coupe. It was a testament to the brand’s new sense of creative ambition, but it was only just the beginning. Since then, the Lexus design team has been exploring the brand’s evolution and the latest result of those explorations will make its debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show with the world premiere of the Lexus LC Convertible Concept.
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Toyota Quarterly Supplement for Takata Recalls December 31, 2018

Toyota Quarterly Supplement for Takata Recalls December 31, 2018

January 09, 2019

The 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition turns hot laps all day…and heads all night

The 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition turns hot laps all day…and heads all night

January 09, 2019
Tune-in to watch live from #NAIAS on Jan. 14 @ 1:10 PM EST: https://livestream.com/lexusinternational/Detroit2019... more

December 2018 and Q4 2018 Sales Conference Notes

December 2018 and Q4 2018 Sales Conference Notes

January 07, 2019
December 2018 and Q4 2018 Sales Conference Call (Audio Clip)

Introduction: Toyota Motor North America Consultant, External Communications, Karen Nielsen
Happy New Year, everyone. Thank you for joining us to review Toyota and Lexus December quarterly and year-end sales results for 2018.... more

Lexus Designs First-Ever UX for the Modern Urban Explorer

Lexus Designs First-Ever UX for the Modern Urban Explorer

January 03, 2019
PLANO, Texas (Jan. 3, 2019) — Today Lexus unveils a new marketing campaign to launch the first-ever 2019 UX, a luxury compact crossover. Originally released as a concept in 2016, the UX was deliberately designed and engineered for the city and the “modern urban explorer” — those seeking a fresh, contemporary and dynamic take on luxury driving; buyers with an imaginative lifestyle who explore, experiment and defy.... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports December 2018, Year-End Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports December 2018, Year-End Sales

January 03, 2019
PLANO, Texas (January 3, 2019) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported December 2018 sales of 220,910 vehicles, a decrease of 0.9 percent from December 2017 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days in December 2018 compared to December 2017, sales were down 0.9 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

December 2018 Sales Chart

December 2018 Sales Chart

January 03, 2019

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