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2017 Lexus RX 350 Heels on Wheels Review

2017 Lexus RX 350 Heels on Wheels Review

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 LEXUS RX 350 REVIEW EDITORS NOTE: When testing this vehicle, I found it difficult if not impossible to get into and out of...my head does not clear the door frame without an acute bendover and I mean acute. So a word of caution, when you test drive this vehicle make sure to bring along your regula ... Continue reading

2017 NAIAS (Detroit Auto Show) Highlights Up Close and Personal

2017 NAIAS (Detroit Auto Show) Highlights Up Close and Personal

By Steve Purdy and Thom Cannell The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau Here we go again – another gathering of the international motoring press in Detroit, still arguably the center of the universe for the U.S. auto business. While manufacturing, design, some engineering and marketing is spread out around the country and t ... Continue reading

Lexus and Valerian Star Dane Dehaan Preview Single Seater Craft "Skyjet" in Miami +VIDEO

Lexus and Valerian Star Dane Dehaan Preview Single Seater Craft "Skyjet" in Miami +VIDEO

On Thursday night, title star of 2017 film VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS Dane DeHaan, unveiled a replica of the key pursuit craft in the film. The single-seater SKYJET premiered as part of an immersive Lexus event in Miami, showcasing the luxury brand's latest products and lifestyle activities. ... Continue reading

Preview: Lexus Takes On Design Challenge Creates Sport Yacht Concept +VIDEO

Preview: Lexus Takes On Design Challenge Creates Sport Yacht Concept +VIDEO

A few years ago the Toyota Marine Department invited Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda to spend several days on the water driving their new Ponam range of premium yachts soon to be launched in Japan. As a master driver, Toyoda was inspired by the power of the turbodiesel powertrains and the handling and st ... Continue reading

Designer Zang Toi Dresses Lexus Spokespersons

Designer Zang Toi Dresses Lexus Spokespersons

By Maureen McDonald Senior Editor Michigan Bureau The Auto Channel Detroit January 10, 2017; With a wide variety of vehicles at the North American International Auto Show representing the USA, Japan, China, Germany and England, take note of the latest car model fashion from a designer who immigrated from Malaysia, Zang ... Continue reading

Three of Four Car Buyers Avoid Considering SUVs Despite Record Retail Sales

Three of Four Car Buyers Avoid Considering SUVs Despite Record Retail Sales

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017 -- A bright spotlight is shining on SUVs thanks to record retail sales in 2016, yet three of every four car buyers didn't even consider buying an SUV, according to the J.D. Power 2017 Auto Avoider Study,SM released today. ... Continue reading

Lexus Reimagines Global Flagship Sedan at 2017 NAIAS With The All-New 2018 LS +VIDEO

Lexus Reimagines Global Flagship Sedan at 2017 NAIAS With The All-New 2018 LS +VIDEO

It is possible that no single automobile has, upon introduction, upended its category as decisively as the first Lexus LS did when it launched the luxury brand 28 years ago. ... Continue reading

Lexus Announces Pricing for All-New 2018 LC Performance Coupe

Lexus Announces Pricing for All-New 2018 LC Performance Coupe

LC 500 and LC 500h competitively priced under $100,000 Distinctive LC emotional design LC 500 introduces new Direct Shift 10-speed automatic transmission LC 500h features new Multi Stage Hybrid System January 09, 2017 DETROIT, Jan. 9, 2017 – Since the premiere of the LC 500 performance coupe last year, the most frequ ... Continue reading

Toyota Canada 2016 Auto Sales

Toyota Canada 2016 Auto Sales

Toyota brand hybrid sales more than double 2015 numbers TCI total 2016 sales up 4.2% from 2015 with 217,792 vehicles sold Best year ever for TCI truck sales and Lexus luxury vehicle sales TORONTO, Jan. 4, 2017 - Nearly 20,000 more Canadians switched to hybrid vehicles in 2016 and this helped fuel overall annual sales g ... Continue reading

New-Car Transaction Prices Reach Record High, Increasing Nearly 2 Percent Year-Over-Year in December 2016, Incentives Grow Also

New-Car Transaction Prices Reach Record High, Increasing Nearly 2 Percent Year-Over-Year in December 2016, Incentives Grow Also

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 4, 2017 -- The analysts at Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, the vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry, today reported the estimated average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the United States was $35,309 in December 2 ... Continue reading

Ford and Toyota Establish SmartDeviceLink Consortium

Ford and Toyota Establish SmartDeviceLink Consortium

Ford and Toyota are establishing SmartDeviceLink Consortium, a nonprofit to manage open source software for smartphone app development for vehicles Members include automakers Mazda Motor Corporation, PSA Group, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) and Suzuki Motor Corporation, as well as suppliers Elektrobit, Luxoft, and X ... Continue reading

Toyota North America December 2016 Sales Conference Notes

Toyota North America December 2016 Sales Conference Notes

Toyota North America December 2016 Sales Conference No ... Continue reading

Toyota December 2016 and Year-End US Sales

Toyota December 2016 and Year-End US Sales

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 4, 2017 -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported December 2016 sales of 243,229 vehicles, an increase of 2.0 percent from December 2015 on a volume basis. ... Continue reading

Hitachi Automotive Systems' Mono Tube Shock Absorber On Minor Change Models of Toyota's Lexus IS Series

Hitachi Automotive Systems' Mono Tube Shock Absorber On Minor Change Models of Toyota's Lexus IS Series

TOKYO, Dec, 07 2016; Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. today announced that its automotive mono tube shock absorber is being used on all models of Toyota Motor Corporation's Lexus IS series which were released in October, 2016 as minor change models. ... Continue reading

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