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  • Cosmetic updates enhance underrated Lexus IS

    The Lexus IS range gets updated for 2017 but can it match its fast-paced German rivals? What is it? A cosmetic, material and value upgrade to Lexus’s IS model range. On the outside these changes emphasise a sportier stance while playing a bigger role in smoothing the aerodynamic airflow...
  • Launch Drive: Sexy Lexus RC 200t ticks most boxes

    Lexus has just added another alternative to its achingly beautiful Coupe line up.  The Lexus RC 200t comes in at around R80 000 less than the 233kW RC 350 F Sport and allows a slightly more cost effective entry into Lexus Coupe ownership.   The Japanese luxury car maker makes no claims...
  • Road Review: Lexus GS 200t (2016) in SA

    You can’t accuse Lexus of lacking determination. Several new models in a short space of time and embarking on a new design which is now apparent on all models is controversially bold. Now the introduction of turbo engines to complement the existing hybrid units is very much in tune...
  • Lexus LC500 won’t lead into a new LFA. Pity.

    With the Lexus LC500 confirmed for production after next month’s Geneva debut, many assumed it might serve as the precursor to the next Lexus LFA – after all they share more than a hint of design similarity. The Lexus LFA was produced in 2012 and had a production run...
  • Hybrid Lexus LC 500h to use downsized V6

    More Geneva goodness, this time in the shape of the Lexus LC 500h which combines that swoon-over curvature with an updated version of the firm’s trademark hybrid system. This could mean that under the bonnet, rather than the unassisted 5.0-litre V8 engine, will be a smaller V6 engine (as...
  • Turbo power for new Lexus GS 200t

    Lexus got their 2016 off to a good start with the launch of the all-new RX luxury SUV, and now this: an updated Lexus GS 200t that features a more striking design and a new 2-litre turbo engine carried over from NX and IS 200t.   Stepping into the...
  • Launch Drive: New Lexus RX 350 and hybrid

    Over the last four years Lexus saw a steady rise in global sales with more than 650 000 new vehicles finding owners in 2015 and a big contributor to that achievement is the Lexus RX SUV. Since coming to market in 1998, Lexus RX has been nothing but a sales’...
  • Lexus LC 500 is coming to South Africa

    Four years after its first reveal as a concept car, the Lexus LC is finally ready for production and will be heading to South Africa, as well. In Luxury guise, the Lexus LC 500 is a definite and clear indication of the design-language the Japanese brand wants to undertake....