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]
Doctor Trent Pierce was near his Lexus RX Hybrid when it suddenly exploded. He's now in critical condition. Initial reports suggested no foul play. What could cause a hybrid powertrain to explode? A bomb!
Seems the chairman of the #1 best automaker from the land of the rising sun, Ken Watanabe, liked our Maximum Wagon Day so much, he's creating a Lexus wagon from a next gen Prius. The amicable blokes over at the Trend which has to do with Motors are reporting Toyota will be bringing two dedicated hybrids to the 2009…