Lexus is not only on top in Consumer Reports’ 2013 Car Brand Report Cards, it also achieved a 100-percent recommendation across all its vehicles that were tested.
The luxury vehicles earned the brand a score of 79, with Consumer Reports having looked at Lexus models specifically instead of looking at all Toyota brands and giving a combined score. It did this across the board, with Subaru and Mazda coming in at second and third place. Read the rest of this entry
Lexus, Toyota’s luxury division, has long made a name for itself by producing vehicles that are known for their reliability, comfort and luxury, but the brand has never claimed to be a sports car manufacturer – until now.
Meet the Lexus LFA, a true supercar in every sense of the word and the result of a long, relentless pursuit of perfection. The LFA now sits atop the Lexus range and fills the role of halo car for the brand. Read the rest of this entry
Toyota recalls 907,000 Corolla model vehicles for air bags. The company also recalls 385,000 Lexus IS luxury cars for defective wipers.
Naoto Fuse, who is a spokesman at Toyota Motor Corp., said Wednesday there have been no accidents or injuries related to either of those defects, but the Japanese automaker received 46 reports of problems involving the air bags from North America, and one from Japan.
The recalled vehicles are 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix cars in the U.S. and thousands of similar vehicles in Japan, Mexico and Canada, that were manufactured between December 2001 and May 2004.
About 25 reports of problems related to the windshield wipers arrived.
According to Toyota, the problem windshield wipers can get stuck in case of a heavy snowfall.
Executives told during the CES convention Tuesday that Audi cars are stuffed with technology, with electronics making up “90% of innovations” at the German automaker.
And now Audi is trying to develop a self-driving car. The company said it has developed a laser scanning system that will be able to create 3-D maps of a vehicle’s surrounding, allowing computers to guide the car around obstacles.
A prototype shown at Tuesday’s talk is much smaller than the bulkier towers being outfitted on the tops of other driverless test cars. Read the rest of this entry