Posts Tagged ‘Lexus’

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

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

BERLIN (Bloomberg) — Lexus is poised to lose its lead in the U.S. for the first time in more than a decade, with BMW and Mercedes-Benz snaring customers just as the Toyota Motor Corp. luxury brand struggles to recover from the Japanese earthquake.

Lexus has trailed BMW AG and Daimler AG’s Mercedes for four straight months after clinging to last year’s lead by 9,216 cars. The drop for Lexus, which makes all but one model in Japan, has intensified since the earthquake disrupted supplies, temporarily reducing production by 50 percent.

BMW and Daimler are adding models in the U.S., increasing local production and offering higher incentives than Lexus to boost sales and hedge against overexposure to booming demand in China. The earthquake has added to Lexus’s woes after record recalls last year tainted its image. Read the rest of this entry

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