Lexus is not a company that is prone to cutting corners when it comes to promoting its products. Case in point: Their TORI 500 campaign for the new GS sedan is literally formed around Sports Illustrated swimsuit babe Tori Praver.
Appearance-wise, the 2013 Lexus GS has actually grown on me. I can't constantly ding Toyota/Lexus for being beige without acknowledging their new luxo-cruiser gives me a slight tingle in my trouser area. The same can't be said for their first-ever Super Bowl ad.
The assumption some luxury buyers have is that if they're smart enough to earn the kind of money that keeps them in a premium car — like a Lexus GS — they're probably smarter than you, traffic cones, and a guy in a reflective vest yelling at them to stop.
Toyota plans to recall approximately 270,000 Lexus and Toyota models over engines that could stall due to defective valve springs. Soon-to-be recalled models include the Lexus GS and LS, and Toyota Crown. [WSJ]
Toyota's taken a Lexus GS, dropped on a bunch of F-Sport accessories and painted it a metallic brown for SEMA. The car looks the F-in' part, although no word on whether the engine upgrades are F-sporty. Still, it is brown.
Apparently, the V6 version of the Toyota Camry, a long-time resident to Consumer Reports' "Annual Car Reliability Survey," is no longer welcome around those parts. And it's not just the Camry, but also the new bigger-than-big four-wheel-drive V8-powered Toyota Tundra and the Lexus Gs. All three of these vehicles…