The Top Ten Worst Car Names

After investing time and money into developing a new vehicle to meet consumer's needs you'd think that coming up with a name would be the easy part. Whether because of mistranslation, cultural misunderstandings or just plain mistakes, these names prove it's not as easy as you'd think. Culled from our automotive… » 8/15/08 3:30pm 8/15/08 3:30pm

Lexus IS Convertible Spied Testing in Germany?

One of the posters at Club Lexus managed to get their hands on a scan from some unknown German magazine with a shot of what is purported to be a Lexus IS convertible in light camouflage. The claimed horsepower numbers range from 177 to 423 horsepower, which covers the IS from the entry-level diesel (in Europe) to the » 2/26/08 9:30am 2/26/08 9:30am

Over The Back Fence: Nissan Altima And Lexus IS Going Topless?

Maybe it's the hot sun from the long weekend, but we're hearing all sorts of rumors of convertible action coming from the land of the rising sun. The folks at the line that's always on the inside over at Edmunds are claiming Nissan's looking at green-lighting an Altima convertible to roll against the Toyota Solara and… » 5/29/07 10:15am 5/29/07 10:15am

F Lexus: Toyota Brand's New Performance Letter

With R, S, M, SS, TRD and AMG already taken by other automakers' performance divisions (and RSTLNE the sole property of "Wheel of Fortune"), Lexus's choice of letters for its upcoming in-house tuner models was already limited. According to AutoWeek, they simply went with F for "fast." The first model to wear the new F… » 12/04/06 9:32am 12/04/06 9:32am