The 2018 Lexus LS Is Fantastically Good-Looking, Fast and Sophisticated
Lexus is being coy with advanced tech, but the new LS is still excellent.
Lexus is being coy with advanced tech, but the new LS is still excellent.
You can get mountains of horsepower and still have four doors and a trunk.
It may be entry-level, but it is undeniable luxury.
There are 265 car models available in the U.S. market; thus, there are choices. We help narrow them down.
A Rolls-Royce with a history, a new smartphone, marathon running shoes and much more.
So original and impressive in design execution that it automatically rises to the top of the heap.
In their annual Vehicle Dependability Survey, J.D. Power ranked Porsche and Lexus highest.
An under-the-counter meat smoker, a brand new outerwear company, a new Dodge Challenger and much more.
Japanese car manufacturer Lexus is making a big lifestyle play — and making waves.
Shift-less CVTs are an acquired taste that just make sense. Because you're wrong and the CVT is wonderful.
The Lexus LFA was too expensive to make, too expensive to buy, and too rare to be awe inspiring. But none of that matters.
Haul eight people in style, off-road? Yep, the LX can handle that.
Listening to first-rate systems from Burmester, Naim, Meridian and Mark Levinson.
We braved the first blizzard of the season to see what a modern SUV shod in mere all-season shoes can do.
From a plug-in hybrid minivan to a V8 Lexus sports car and everything in between.
This track-capable coupe has a 5.0-liter V8 that spreads G-force grins across drivers' faces.
A bold aesthetic departure from previous generations that still does what the RX line does best.
The new Japanese performance sedan hits Jarama Racetrack and the twisties outside of Madrid.
"Eco-minded car" usually means "boring compromise." Not with these four hybrids and diesels.
The GS 350 F Sport takes the milquetoast mid-size sedan market and gives it some guts.
Crossovers generally are the automotive equivalent of the snooze button. The NX200t F Sport aims to wake drivers up.
The blood-rushing side of driving has been absent from Lexus' lineup since, well, forever. The RC350 F Sport helps change some of that.
Lexus creates a hover board, the first-ever monster truck double backflip, the new four-door Alfa Romeo Giulia and more.
A look inside the largest designer furniture event in the world.
Hamilton wins the Bahrain F1 GP as Raikkonen takes second, Rossi earns an Argentina GP win after clash with Marquez, Dodge starts production of custom Vipers and more.
Every emblem has a story, and we're telling the history and evolution of these iconic brand badges.
We round up the best metal from the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
The 2015 North American International Auto Show was a no-holds-barred showing. We've selected the most noteworthy cars and trucks of the entire show amid a field of fantastic new vehicles.
This Week in Motoring: AWD F-Types, the Mustang 350 returns, a Lexus goes topless, Mr. Le Mans retires and more.
From miserly compacts to full-sized fuel-sipping sedans, you can have your cake and eat it, too, with both style and a serious salute to the environment. These five excellently executed everyday hybrids meld style and sensibility.
If you think the only thing about hybrids that's advanced in the past decade or so is technology, think again. No longer the ugly stepchild of the automotive world, many hybrids have also arrived in the department of style and even take the kind of risks manufacturers wouldn't dare impute to their gas-powered children. We've helmed three stylish hybrids that run the range of prices and designs. They're all pleasing to the eye as well as to the environment and give us hope for the future: one without hybrids that look like lozenges on wheels.
Sandwiched between the Geneva Motor Show and the Beijing Auto Show, the New York International Auto Show usually misses out on the biggest reveals of the year, but it still has plenty to offer. This year's show had its fair share of new designs and vehicles along with loads of improved sheetmetal. We've chosen ten standouts from our time on the ground that we'll be looking to drive in 2015.
Today in Gear we examine a new book for Cub's fans, your iMac's new wood friend, Lexus' sharp crossover, barrels for homebrew and "The Rhino".
Today, Toyota is making bold bets in a wide range of areas -- from alternative fueled vehicles and suped-up tricycles Robocop would sell his hex nuts for, to emotion-sensing AI, household “partner” robots, and smart homes -- all in hopes anticipating the shifting mobility needs of tomorrow. Statistics are one way to understand how the company’s master plan will make for a better and Pikachu-cute future; then again, the world's largest automaker is well aware that practice makes perfect, and that's on display at their global headquarters, known as Toyota City. We explored the brand's paradigm-shifting innovations, including personal mobility prototypes, robots, EV infrastructure and more.
BMW has spent the past several years making its cars more luxurious and better appointed for its upmarket customers. While BMW was upping the luxury, Lexus was moving in the opposite direction, not by making their cars any less luxurious, but instead placing a stronger emphasis -- maybe even a bull's-eye target -- on sportiness. The result? For now, the BMW 3 has to get off the gilded chair and let the new kid have the scepter of power.
Today in Gear we check out 12 Years A Slave, Lance Armstrong's deception, a speaker that listens to you, Lexus's newest sports car and more.
It's no longer enough for a big SUV to transport seven; it has to look good and feel good (for both driver and passengers) while doing it. Our intrepid Octane crew drove five of the best seven-passenger SUVs out there and found a flavor for just about anyone. While none of these five SUVs are perfect, each is grand in its own right by virtue of style, quality and utility.
The North American International Auto Show is one of our favorite events of the year. It's a time when just about every carmaker descends on Detroit, and the moment is a golden one. Picture it with us: gleaming steeds -- SUVs, sports cars, sedans, pickups and more -- as far as the eye can see, a field that's tough to whittle down to our favorites. But we've done just that with these ten beauties, the best of NAIAS.
Lexus, when it was created in 1989, was itself a halo brand. Today Lexus is pushing its own groundbreaking products -- that is, incredible vehicles -- to reach new automotive heights. We were recently invited to experience those new halos, several of the company's latest F models, this time at the very same proving grounds on which they were first developed: Fuji International Speedway. The opportunity provided a unique chance to study Lexus's approach to the wide spectrum of automotive performance. It also gave us the chance to routinely push 150 mph right under the nose of Mount Fuji.
Japanese cars have long been the epitome of reliability and trustworthiness, but they haven't always been beautiful to look at. Things have changed with the current generation of Japanese cars, which boast great design and more personality than ever, along with driving dynamics that can rival (and even best) the Germans in some cases. Their bombproof reliability hasn't been altered through the generations, either. Here are the ten best rising cars from the land of the rising sun.
Lexus is no longer in the business of selling warmed-over Toyotas with nice interiors, and they haven’t been for some time. Indeed, the Lexus image has been completely revamped from its early days, and they’ve poised themselves in recent years as a formidable opponent to world-class luxury vehicles. Now, with their fully integrated F Sport lineup, the company has taken a solid shot across the reigning sport sedan titans’ respective bows; heralded by their flagship supercar, the LFA, Lexus is undeniably in the sport sedan business.
Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Black It’s been 20 years since Land Rover’s offered a long wheelbase Range Rover, and with 6 inches more legroom than standard and a 17° (rather than the regular 8°) rear seat recline angle — they’re available as a bench or buckets — this is a solid comeback. Chauffeur lifestyle...
The end of the summer doesn't mean that the best driving months are behind us. With the arrival of fall comes cooler temperatures, the rainbow of foliage colors and fewer vacationers on the open roads -- all reasons to open up the throttle. But all leaf-scatterers are not created equal. Some have drop-tops for feeling the crisp air zip by your ears and others want to blast snaking backroads; still others will get you, your gear and your family to the annual fall camping spot. These ten cars -- our favorites for taking fall driving to the next level -- can do it all. If you're lucky enough to drive one, your winter doldrums just got put on hold.
The suburbs of Austin, Texas are hilly, colorful and vast, and look especially pretty when seen out the windshield of the latest, all-new sports sedan. They're even better looking when reduced to a racetrack blur. The 2014 Lexus IS F Sport has been redesigned to look sexier, feel more solid and drive harder, and recently gave us the distinct pleasure of melting scenery around the track at Driveway Austin while testing out its sporting mettle.
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