Lexus heads back to the future with 'hoverboard'

Jun 28, 2015

Lexus heads back to the future with 'hoverboard'

Watch out, world. Toyota is heading back to the future. The automaker has hinted it’s looking into flying cars. Now its Lexus luxury brand has actually built a working model of a “hoverboard.” That’s right, an actual working hoverboard. It’s real, but not for ...

Oct 25, 2014

Japan gets first dibs on new Lexus RC coupe

Toyota Motor Corp. has added a sports coupe to its Lexus range and launched it in Japan ahead of other markets. The new RC coupe, with a sticker price of ¥5.65 million, is being rolled out along with the higher-performance RC F version starting ...

Oct 16, 2014

Toyota recalls Lexuses in U.S. for fuel leak risk

Toyota is recalling about 423,000 older-model Lexus luxury cars in the U.S. because a gasket can leak fuel and possibly cause a fire. The move is among three global recalls that Toyota announced Wednesday totaling about 1.7 million vehicles. The Lexus recall covers the ...

Lexus to expand lineup, with eye on German rivals

Aug 29, 2014

Lexus to expand lineup, with eye on German rivals

As Toyota Motor Corp. prepares to mark the 25th anniversary of the Lexus next month, the automaker is aiming to strengthen the luxury brand by keeping production mostly in Japan and expanding its modest lineup. While the Japanese brand keeps an eye on its ...

Aug 11, 2014

Lexus hints at return of $375,000 LFA supercar

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus, which ended a two-year production run of the $375,000 LFA in 2012 after manufacturing 500 of them, may build a successor to the 552-horsepower car, according to Executive Vice President Mark Templin. The long-term plan has President Akio Toyoda’s backing, ...

Chinese regulators probing Lexus operation, Toyota says

Aug 8, 2014

Chinese regulators probing Lexus operation, Toyota says

Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday that China’s anti-monopoly regulators are looking at its Lexus luxury unit in a spreading investigation of foreign automakers. The company is “cooperating fully with the queries from the authorities on Lexus,” said Toyota spokesman Naoki Sumino in Tokyo. He ...

Toyota in another big recall

May 23, 2014

Toyota in another big recall

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling about 522,000 units of the Sienna minivan and two other models, mostly in the United States, to address three separate safety issues. About 450,000 Siennas made from 2004 to 2011 are being recalled because high concentrations of road salt ...