It’s nearly 11 months into 2017 and I’ve only just found out it’s the 10th anniversary for Lexus’ F division. That’s quite a milestone. So instead of announcing the LC F at the Tokyo Motor Show, the brand instead showed a special edition version of the RC F and GS F—and an unusual concept.
The Lexus LS 400 has garnered acclaim for being one of the most durable, maintenance-free, high-mileage-conquering luxobarges out there. These merits are largely well earned. However, what nobody seems to mention are two maintenance nightmares that can bring the car to its knees. I’m going to explain these issues and…
The Lexus LS is the OG Lexus, the big S-Class fighting sedan that put Toyota’s luxury brand on the map way back in 1989. Now it’s back for its fifth generation, and while it remains conservatively handsome, it has the biggest change yet: there’s no V8 this time, but rather a twin-turbo V6.
Hey, remember a few years back, Bose (the people normally known for speakers) came out with what seemed to be a magical old Lexus LS? The one with super smooth suspension that would never lean or roll, and could actually hop? We never really knew what happened to it, until now. And yeah, it’s probably for the exact…
The Tokyo Motor Show is Toyota’s chance to show how much the company is betting on hydrogen, all the way up to their flagship American model, the Lexus LS. This Lexus LF-FC previews what a no-gasoline S-Class rival could look like.
You’ve got red on you.
Toyota's Teutonic performance group, Toyota Motorsports GmbH, has a long, rich history of making Toyotas go faster, and they've now turned their speeditization gaze on Toyota's flagship of quiet, comfortable cruising for aging, successful dentists, the Lexus LS.
If you leave cable news on in the background while you work, like I do, there's a chance you'll see an ad for the 2013 LS. I'm not gunning to be Jalopnik's car commercial critic, but let's consider what we're seeing in this ad versus what used to be able to sell a Lexus LS.
Japanese magazine Mag-X speculates on the next major update of the Lexus LS flagship, due in 2013. Expect the six-figure sedan-o-fortress to make another stab upward toward parity with the likes of Mercedes S-Class and Audi A8.
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]
They don’t even make American criminals like they used to. Can you imagine Bernie Madoff writing a letter to Bob Lutz about a Cadillac’s Palm Beach cruising powers?