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 ...

Lexus takes aim at young buyers in Middle East

Aug 25, 2013

Lexus takes aim at young buyers in Middle East

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit decided to open one of its three new global luxury concept stores in Dubai to cater to growth opportunities in the Middle East, where consumers are among the youngest in the world. Dubai is one of the biggest growth ...

Apr 21, 2013

Toyota to start producing Lexus ES sedan in Kentucky

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to build Lexus ES 350 sedans in Kentucky, the first U.S. production for its luxury brand, as CEO Akio Toyoda pushes to localize output in the automaker’s biggest markets. Toyoda and Jim Lentz, Toyota’s North American chief, said Friday in ...