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THE NEWS HUB
LEXUS UNVEILS THE WORLD’S FIRST TATTOOED CAR
In a celebration of fine craftsmanship and traditional Japanese artistry, Lexus has commissioned the world’s first tattooed car. This strictly one-of-a-kind interpretation of the UX compact SUV has been designed and created by leading London tattoo artist Claudia De Sabe.
LEXUS ZERO GRAVITY CONCEPT SHOOTS FOR THE MOON
Zero Gravity is a Lexus like no other, a motorbike-style machine that will rocket above the surface of the moon at 500 km/h. It delivers speed, thrills, future tech and, of course, the coolest Lexus design. It might not be a production model (yet), but it’s been created in striking image form by the team at Lexus’ ED2 European advanced design studio and has all the hallmarks of a Lexus “Amazing Experience.”
LEXUS PLAYS SPOT THE DIFFERENCE ON LONDON STREETS
Exotic backdrop, lavish location, sunset and neon lights. Those are some of the requirements you’d expect for a corporate photoshoot. Lexus, however, has chosen to recreate shots of its flagship LC 500 coupe exactly as the car can be found in the latest version of the driving simulation game Gran Turismo Sport.
DIGITAL SIDE-VIEW MONITORS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE LEXUS ES LUXURY SALOON
Lexus is continuing its commitment to making advanced technologies available to its customers for even higher levels of safety and convenience with the introduction of Digital Side-View Monitor for its ES 300h luxury hybrid Saloon in Europe. The technology makes its European debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, with an immediate start of the sales in selected markets*.
LEXUS PREVIEWS ITS ELECTRIFIED FUTURE AT EUROPEAN SHOWCASE EVENT
Lexus is looking ahead to an electrified future with the European debut of a forthcoming production model and a striking concept car. It is presenting the new UX 300e, Lexus’s first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) and the LF-30 Electrified, a futuristic concept car, at the Kenshiki media forum, taking place this week in Amsterdam (Kenshiki meaning “insight” in Japanese), to illustrate its Lexus Electrified vision of a new generation of electric-powered vehicles.
31 / 01 / 2020
THREE DECADES OF WORLD-FIRSTS BY LEXUS
We are constantly pursuing improvement – of ourselves, our processes, our products – to better our guests’ experiences. In our commitment to always finding ways of improving what we do, we have become architects of innovation, constantly exploring new ideas and opportunities. Our quest for improvement has delivered many world-first technologies. We invite you to discover 30 innovations we brought to the global auto industry.
LEXUS TAKES HONOURS FOR BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE IN THE CARBUYER AWARDS
When the Lexus brand was launched 30 years ago, its ambitions were not confined to making the best luxury cars – it was also committed from the outset to redefining excellence in customer service. True to its mission, it has consistently set new standards for the motor industry and collected multiple international awards in recognition of its achievements.
SEE A BIGGER PICTURE
Watch the New UX film, shot on the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA.
The legendary Salt Flats in Utah have seen some dramatic motorsport in their time. From Sir Malcolm Campbell’s record breaking Bluebird run in 1935, to the BUB Streamliner hitting 350.884 mph in 2006.
LEXUS LC COUPE TO RETURN TO THE NÜRBURGRING 24 HOURS
The Lexus LC will compete in the Nürburgring 24 Hours this spring (21 to 24 May), lining up for the endurance race at the world-famous circuit in Germany for a third time. The team will draw on the experience gained in previous years to improve the car’s performance and also try out new technologies, including a new V8 twin-turbo engine destined for use in future road cars.
RX: FIRST AMONG HYBRIDS
In 2005, the Lexus RX 400h made history as the world’s first luxury hybrid vehicle. Today, the RX continues to set the standards, being named Best Premium Hybrid Car in the DrivingElectric Awards. This accolade from Britain’s foremost consumer website dedicated to electrified motoring rewards Lexus’s constant improvement of its self-charging hybrid technology.
THE LEXUS REVOLUTIONS: 30 YEARS OF INNOVATION
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Lexus is one of the world’s younger car makers, but in spite of our relative youth, we have a proud history of achievements that have established our reputation and made an impact on the wider automotive industry.
HYBRID PERFECTION: LEXUS AND TOYOTA HYBRIDS PROVE FAULTLESS IN WHAT CAR? RELIABILITY SURVEY
Self-charging hybrid electric models from Lexus and Toyota have registered perfect 100 per cent scores in the 2019 What Car? Reliability Survey. The results drawn from the responses of more than 18,000 British motorists reaffirm the long-lasting quality and durability of the technology, pioneered by Toyota since 1997.
03 / 09 / 2019
LEXUS SPONSORS FIRST SOLO SHOW BY LEXUS DESIGN AWARD-WINNING STUDIO TANGENT AT 2019 LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
Lexus is the proud sponsor of the first major solo exhibition by the London-based design engineering studio Tangent. Works by Tangent will be on public display on the Paddington Central Design Route from 14 to 22 September as part of the 2019 London Design Festival.
THE NEW LEXUS RX: THE LUXURY SUV PIONEER ATTAINS NEW HEIGHTS
When Lexus launched the original RX model in the UK in 2000, it broke new ground as the market’s first luxury SUV, a premium alternative to large-scale 4x4s that offered greater comfort, better handling and fuel economy and more sophisticated quality throughout.
22 / 07 / 2019
PUB IN THE PARK 2019 WITH TOM KERRIDGE AND FRIENDS
Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, is proud to present the country’s fastest growing food and music festival – Pub in the Park 2019. With a star-studded line-up of top chefs and live music, plus gastropub pop ups, cooking masterclasses and quality shopping, it promises to be a unique culinary and cultural experience.
05 / 07 / 2019
ARTISTS CAPTURE THE SPIRIT OF LEXUS IN NEW ORIGINAL MANGA ARTWORKS
Lexus cars flee a fire-breathing dragon, pause on a tranquil seashore and escape from an exploding city in a series of new artworks that celebrates the contemporary style and cultural heritage of Japanese manga illustration. The new images, commissioned by Lexus in the UK, capture the strong influence of Japanese traditions and aesthetics on Lexus cars, depicting some of the brand’s most popular models in comic book adventure style.
31 / 05 / 2019
‘MOST RELIABLE BRAND 2019’
Reliability is arguably the single most important area for any car buyer; after all, nobody wants to be stuck at the side of the road awaiting rescue, or to be spending all their precious time and money on expensive repairs. And according to the UK’s car owners, you’re least likely to experience all that with a Lexus. That’s why Lexus have been named as the winner of Auto Trader’s ‘Most Reliable Brand’ award, for the second year running.
31 / 05 / 2019
CRAFTED FOR LEXUS:
LEATHER BOW TIE
Crafted for Lexus is an exclusive curation of contemporary lifestyle products available at Intersect stores and other Lexus outlets worldwide. The items are produced in collaboration with traditional artisans and emerging designers, with the expressed aim of delivering fresh interpretations on classic products, in harmony with the Lexus spirit of craftsmanship.
16 / 05 / 2019
LEXUS AND SECRET ESCAPES
THE DESIGN COLLECTION
Lexus has teamed up with the members-only British travel company, Secret Escapes. Together they’ve created a Lexus design collection hub and video content that follows the All New Lexus UX on its urban adventure across London and Edinburgh.
02 / 05 / 2019
LEXUS AND TAKUMI: KATSUAKI SUGANUMA - THE HUMAN TOUCH
Katsuaki Suganuma probably knows Lexus cars better than anybody else in the world. As the takumi in charge of final vehicle inspection, he has spent 32 years and more than 60,000 hours using his finely tuned senses to detect the tiniest imperfections in Lexus vehicles.
02 / 05 / 2019
LEXUS SCORES BEST MANUFACTURER HAT-TRICK IN DRIVER POWER SURVEY
There’s still no finer carmaker than Lexus, according to the results of the 2019 Auto Express Driver Power survey. It’s a third successive gold medal win for Lexus, achieved with an unmatched overall satisfaction rating of 92.04%.
01 / 04 / 2019
NEW DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES THE SKILLS OF TAKUMI CRAFTSPEOPLE
Takumi – A 60,000-hour story on the survival of human craft, explores the world of the takumi, the highest level of artisan in Japan. These highly skilled people also play a key role in delivering the luxury quality present in every Lexus vehicle.
05 / 03/ 2019
CRAFTING A CHAMPION: SCOTT PRUETT
There is no shortcut to becoming a champion. It takes years of practice and sacrifice in order to perfect the skills necessary to sit atop any field as the unarguable best of your profession. That is the story of racing legend and Lexus brand ambassador Scott Pruett, who after years of perfecting his craft, is considered North America’s greatest sports car driver.
15 / 01/ 2019
KOICHI SUGA: “WE’RE ALWAYS SEARCHING FOR NEW, UNIQUE STYLING ELEMENTS”
Koichi Suga, general manager of Lexus Design Division, is the man tasked with creating and guiding the design direction of all future Lexus products. We caught up with him in central London during a short European tour on the lookout for inspirational ideas
25 / 10 / 2018
EXPERIENCE THE RX L
How do you fit the space and freedom of a seven-passenger SUV into a sleek and stylish vehicle? Lexus has managed it with the new RX L. This family SUV puts the focus firmly on luxury with an elegant and spacious design that ensures every passenger is pampered and protected.
12 / 09 / 2018
LEXUS RC F GT3 POWERS TO VICTORY AT VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
The 3GT Racing team celebrated another class win for the Lexus RC F GT3 on Sunday when Dominik Baumann and Kyle Marcelli drove their car to victory in the IMSA series Michelin GT Challenge at the Virginia International Raceway in Virginia, USA.
08 / 08 / 2018
LEXUS INTRODUCES DAZZLING NEW LC LIMITED EDITION COUPE
Lexus is introducing a dazzling new addition to its LC flagship coupe range with the launch of the new LC Limited Edition. This special version is distinguished by a vibrant Naples Yellow paint finish that shows off the LC’s award-winning styling to excellent effect.
29 / 06 / 2018
LEXUS LS - 7 WAYS TO EXTEND THE BOUNDARIES OF AUTOMOTIVE LUXURY
The flowing lines that run the width of the dashboard are one of the eye-catching features of the new LS’ interior. This unique design is inspired by the strings of a koto, a traditional Japanese instrument, often referred to as a Japanese harp.
28 / 06 / 2018
LEXUS ENTERS A BOLD NEW ERA OF MOTORSPORT WITH FIRST RACE VICTORIES
The Lexus LC was thrown into the deep end on its debut with a 24-hour endurance race around the infamous Nürburgring – the circuit Jackie Stewart once called “The Green Hell”, crossing the finish line first out of all the cars in the SP-PRO class.
15 / 04 / 2018
A FEMALE CHIEF ENGINEER BREAKS THROUGH CONVENTIONAL BOUNDARIES WITH THE NEW LEXUS UX
The new Lexus UX has been designed to be different. Forget the typical SUV. The UX is built for modern adventurers, offering a sporty driving experience, with a glamorous twist and the nimble performance of a hatchback.
24 / 11 / 2017
LEXUS GIVES THE RX 450h LUXURY CROSSOVER A DYNAMIC STYLING EDGE WITH NEW SPORT MODEL
Incisive styling is one of the stand-out features of the Lexus RX 450h luxury crossover, the edges and curves of its sharp yet elegant lines catching the eye and making a strong design statement. This impactful styling is being given extra emphasis in a forthcoming addition to the European RX range, the new RX 450h Sport.
14 / 11 / 2017
LS TAKUMI CRAFTSMANSHIP : ORIGAMI FABRIC PLEATING
The design innovation invested in the new Lexus LS luxury sedan includes intriguing details that capture the essence of Takumi craftsmanship, giving the car an appeal that goes beyond the qualities customers might expect from a modern luxury car