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  1. This week we find ourselves in California with the LC 500h to meet with Vincent Serritella, an artist and visual effects supervisor at Pixar who has pioneered his ...
  2. The Lexus 8 Day Event is on now. Receive a $5000 contribution towards select Lexus models across our SUV, sedan, coupe and hatch range. Ends January ...
  3. Lexus has been a pioneer in vehicle electrification technology since introducing the RX 400h in 2005, taking an industry lead in creating vehicles that deliver both performance and environmental efficiency. At the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, the company unveiled its global electrification strategy, Lexus Electrified, targeting a fundamental leap in vehicle performance, handling, control and driver enjoyment In particular, Lexus Electrified technology enables integrated control of powertrain, steering, suspension and brakes, realising the full potential of the motor control technology that has been nurtured in Lexus’s HVs (hybrid vehicles). With this technology, driving force can be controlled to provide the ideal vehicle posture in each driving situation. Lexus continues to strive to make vehicles that are safer and enjoyable to drive. As the first production model under the Lexus Electrified banner, the all-electric UX 300e has been developed for excellent on-road performance. Lexus engineers preserved the distinctive design and convenience characteristics of the UX compact SUV, while focusing on the opportunities to build on the performance advantages that are unique to EVs. The UX 300e’s high-output motor provides natural yet brisk acceleration and its high-capacity batteries, located directly beneath the cabin floor, secure a low centre of gravity and allow for an optimal driving range for a compact urban vehicle (249 miles/400km in the correlated NEDC cycle, corresponding to a more than 186-mile/300km target range in the WLTP cycle). Making use of the latest connectivity technology, the UX 300e maximises the advantages of an EV while at the same time delivering driving performance and convenience – true to the Lexus “yet” philosophy. The UX 300e is scheduled to go on sale in selected European markets from the second half of 2020 and in the UK from January 2021. Principal features Lexus has always focused on providing distinctive driving performance and that remains true in its development of its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV). Taking the signature refined driving performance of the UX as their starting point, engineers were able to leverage the qualities of the new electric drivetrain to further enhance the vehicle’s on-road performance. At the same time, the UX 300e has one of the quietest cabins in its class, building on Lexus’s excellent record of sound management. The Drive Mode Select function allows the driver to manage smooth acceleration and deceleration according the driving situation. They can feel the powerful acceleration and instant torque delivery of the EV powertrain as they press the throttle pedal and use the paddle shifts in a manner similar to engine braking, through four levels of deceleration regeneration – all the while experiencing a natural on-road feel. The vehicle’s low centre of gravity supports excellent dynamic performance, thanks to both the motor and battery being located beneath the vehicle body, and optimum front/rear weight distribution. The high performance of the GA-C platform is enhanced with additional bracing and optimisation of shock absorber damping force to the match the dynamic changes that come with electrification. While EVs are naturally quiet, the UX 300e goes further by adding insulation beyond just that for the battery, suppressing external noises such as wind or gravel that would otherwise be noticeable in the absence of an engine and transmission. This focus on sound management creates a comfortable and tranquil cabin environment. Lexus reliability and hybrid heritage In developing the UX 300e, Lexus made use of the knowledge it has gained in developing its industry-leading hybrid systems, applying the same level of quality and ease of operation it has achieved with all its vehicles in the past. The engineering team has delivered outstanding battery reliability and adopted the latest connectivity technology to maximise the car’s everyday usability and smartphone-based functionality. The efficiency of the motor, inverter, gears and high-capacity battery was maximised, again with the benefit of the experience Lexus gained in developing hybrid vehicles. The batteries are equipped with a temperature management system that operates at low and high ambient temperatures. Reliability is further increased through the use of multiple monitoring systems to regulate charging and prevent issues such as overcharging. The UX 300e offers the latest in connected car technology. By linking to a smartphone using the LexusLink app, drivers can check battery charge and driving range. Charging controls are included, such as a timer which indicates when a full charge will be reached, and a charging schedule according to when the vehicle is next expected to be driven or when energy prices are low. The app also allows the owner to remotely control the climate of the car. Motor specifications Location Front Model 4KM Max. output (kW) 150 Max. torque (Nm) 300 Battery specifications Type Lithium-ion Capacity (kWh) 54.3 Driving range (miles/km) Correlated NEDC cycle: 249/400 WLTP cycle: ˃186/300 (target) Standard (AC) charge (KW) Max. 6.6 Quick (DC) charge* (kW) Max. 50 Distinctive design and high functionality Lexus carried over the distinctive styling and high functionality of the UX compact SUV to the new UX 300e, developing new aerodynamic wheel designs and an underbody cover. Locating the shift-by-wire system on the centre console contributes to the simplicity and functionality of the interior. True to Lexus’s prioritisation of new, advanced safety technologies and quickly making them available to customers, the UX 300e is equipped with Lexus Safety System+, helping in the prevention of accidents, injuries and fatalities. At the same time, the development of driver assistance systems helps reduce driver stress and promote a more natural and safe driving experience. UX 300e key technical specifications DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT Overall length (mm) 4,495 Overall width (mm) 1,840 Overall height (mm) 1,545 Wheelbase (mm) 2,640 Loadspace volume (rear seats upright, to luggage cover, l) 367 Loadspace volume (rear seats upright, to roof, l) 486 PERFORMANCE Battery capacity (kWh) 54.3 Cruising range – NEDC correlated (miles/km) 249/400 Cruising range – WLTP (miles/km – target) 186/300 System output (kW) 150 System torque (Nm) 300 0-62mph acceleration (sec) 7.5 Max. speed (mph) 99.5 CHARGING Charging speed – AC (kW) 6.6 Charging speed – DC (kW) 50 Charging time – AC (hours) 7* (200V/30A, estimated value) Charging time – DC (0-80%, minutes) 50* (max. 125A, estimated value) * Dependent on battery temperature, usage history, charging stand (charger) and operating voltage.
  4. Meet Rodolfo González, a polymer engineer who has formulated his own hybrid solution to create a high-performing, eco-friendly surfboard that doesn't ...
  5. The Lexus 8 Day Event is coming. Receive a $5000 contribution towards select Lexus models across our SUV, sedan, coupe and hatch range. Starts January ...
  6. Sister brands Toyota and Lexus received a record-breaking number of awards in 2019. The bumper honours haul reflects the quality of their model ranges – both new and established – the service provided to customers and the talents of the people working throughout the business, from their workshops and showrooms across the country to their national headquarters The independent approval given to the quality of the products and services provided to customers and to Toyota’s wider commitment to safeguarding the environment adds weight to the company’s global focus on building ever-better cars and working to provide everyone with the freedom of mobility. Its transition from traditional vehicle manufacturer to a mobility provider and enabler will be in sharp focus next year, as new projects and technologies are revealed and Toyota continues to fulfil its role as the official mobility partner to Olympic and Paralympic Games at Tokyo 2020. More than 20 awards added to Lexus’s unprecedented success in 2019, the 30th anniversary of the founding of the brand. Annual UK sales reached a record high of more than 15,000 units, several weeks before the end of the year, and a series of new models reached showrooms, including the new UX compact SUV, ES saloon and revised RX and RX L luxury SUVs. As in previous years, Lexus’s customer service has been rated the best in the automotive industry, while the reliability of its products has also been to the fore. Notably, the CT luxury hatchback posted a perfect 100 per cent score in the What Car? reliability survey, helping Lexus claim the title of most reliable manufacturer. Which? added its approval, rating Lexus as the most reliable, most trusted and best car brand in the country, while in the Driver Power survey Lexus topped the best dealership rankings for a third successive year, while its models collected seven individual awards. In 2020, Lexus will consolidate its luxury market-leading range of self-charging hybrid models and also launch a convertible version of its LC 500 flagship coupe. Its first battery-electric vehicle will also be introduced, the UX 300e. More information about Lexus’s awards success in 2019 is available here.
  7. Lexus has surpassed its all-time UK sales record, with 15,126 new cars leaving showrooms so far this year. Set to close out 2019 with a forecast of 15,700 customer deliveries at year-end, Lexus dealers are already beating the previous record year for the brand in Britain, which was 2007, before the global financial crash Driving the significant uplift – a 25% increase in total over 2018 – is exceptional demand from luxury car buyers for the Lexus hybrid SUV range; bolstered this year with the introduction of the UX compact SUV. The arrival of the UX earlier in the year gave Lexus customers a comprehensive choice of full, mid-size and compact lifestyle vehicles all powered by its efficient self-charging hybrid drivetrain. Sales of Lexus hybrid SUVs – UX, NX, RX and RX-L – make up 70% of the brand’s total sales figure for 2019 and have risen 58% in the past year. The mid-size NX tracked 2018 performance, with more than 4,600 sold. The luxuriously equipped RX and RX-L – widely regarded as the originator of the luxury crossover market – experienced double-digit growth in demand, with a 19% rise year-on-year. Underpinning the performance of both, UX hit the ground running in its inaugural sales year with approximately 3,500 customers – many new to the Lexus brand – choosing the new compact SUV. With much of the UK’s car market experiencing something of a slowdown in 2019, Lexus Director Ewan Shepherd was all the more delighted with the record result: “2019 has been a tough market for many manufacturers but the Lexus proposition of self-charging petrol-electric hybrid, outstanding quality, service and the bold design of our vehicles, has helped us buck the trend to deliver a record year. “The biggest thanks go to our customers – those who love the brand and the ever-increasing numbers of those who have discovered it this year.” Alongside its hybrid SUV range, Lexus also launched the ES luxury hybrid saloon to market in 2019 and, such has its reception been, buyers are currently experiencing a three month lead time on orders. Shepherd added; “It is really pleasing that this achievement is built on the high quality retail sales delivered by our network and the growing appeal of our vehicles in the fleet market. 2019 has been a great year for Lexus and we go into 2020 with real momentum and with our best ever range of self-charging hybrid cars and SUVs.” The record sales performance at Lexus coincides with a year that has seen the brand awarded the most industry, quality and customer service accolades in its history. Amongst other awards, earlier this year, Which? named Lexus both Best Car Brand and its Most Trusted Brand. Lexus owners, through the Auto Express Driver Power survey, voted the brand Britain’s best car manufacturer and have praised its dealer network, voting Lexus as number one retailer for the third year running.
  8. The Lexus RC F, like you've never heard it before. Put on your headphones to listen to the meticulously crafted tones of the 5.0L V8 engine, delivering an ...
  9. Lexus recently introduced its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV), the UX 300e, at the 2019 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition, in Guangzhou, China. Lexus has been a pioneer in vehicle electrification technology since introducing the RX 400h in 2005, taking an industry lead in creating vehicles that deliver both performance and environmental efficiency. At the recent 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, the company unveiled its global electrification strategy, Lexus Electrified, targeting a fundamental leap in vehicle performance, handling, control and driver enjoyment In particular, Lexus Electrified technology enables integrated control of powertrain, steering, suspension and brakes, realising the full potential of the motor control technology that has been nurtured in Lexus HVs (hybrid vehicles). With this technology, driving force can be controlled to provide the ideal vehicle posture in any driving situation. Lexus continues to strive to make vehicles that are safer and enjoyable to drive. As the first production model under the Lexus Electrified banner, the all-electric UX 300e has been developed for excellent on-road performance. Lexus engineers preserved the distinctive design and convenience characteristics of the UX compact SUV, while focusing on the opportunities to build on the performance advantages that are unique to EVs. The UX 300e’s high-output motor provides natural yet brisk acceleration and its high-capacity batteries, located directly beneath the cabin floor, secure a low centre of gravity and allow a driving range of around 250 miles*. Making use of the latest connectivity technology, the UX 300e maximises the potential of an EV while at the same time delivering driving performance and convenience – true to Lexus’s “yet” philosophy. The UX 300e is scheduled to go on sale in China from 2020 and in the UK by 2021. Principal features Lexus has always focused on providing a distinctive driving performance and that remains true in its development of its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV). Taking the signature refined driving performance of the UX as their starting point, its engineers were able to leverage the qualities of the new electric drivetrain to further enhance the vehicle’s on-road performance. At the same time, the UX 300e has one of the quietest cabins in its class, building on Lexus’s excellent record of sound management. The Drive Mode Select function allows the driver to manage smooth acceleration and deceleration according the driving situation. They can feel the powerful acceleration and instant torque delivery of the EV powertrain as they press the throttle pedal and use the paddle shifts in a manner similar to engine braking, through four levels of deceleration regeneration – all the while experiencing a natural on-road feel. The vehicle’s low centre of gravity supports excellent dynamic performance, thanks to both the motor and battery being located beneath the vehicle body, and optimum front/rear weight distribution. The high performance of the GA-C platform is enhanced with additional bracing and optimisation of shock absorber damping force to the match the dynamic changes that come with electrification. While EVs are naturally quiet, the UX 300e goes further by adding insulation beyond just that for the battery, suppressing external noises such as wind or gravel that would otherwise be noticeable in the absence of an engine and transmission. This focus on sound management creates a comfortable and tranquil cabin environment. Engineers also addressed the sound generated when the vehicle is driven. Active Sound Control (ASC) transmits natural, ambient sounds to communicate the driving conditions to the driver and passengers. Lexus reliability and hybrid heritage In developing the UX 300e, Lexus made use of the knowledge it has gained in developing its industry-leading hybrid systems, applying the same level of quality and ease of operation it has achieved with all its vehicles in the past. The engineering team has delivered outstanding battery reliability and adopted the latest connectivity technology to maximise the car’s everyday usability and functionality with smartphones. The efficiency of the motor, inverter, gears and high-capacity battery was maximised, again with the benefit of the experience Lexus gained in developing hybrid vehicles. By improving the performance of the entire system, the UX 300e has an anxiety-free driving range of around 250 miles*. The batteries are equipped with a temperature management system that operates at low and high ambient temperatures. Reliability is further increased through the use of multiple monitoring systems to regulate charging and prevent issues such as overcharging. The UX 300e offers the latest in connected car technology. By linking to a smartphone using the LexusLink app, drivers can check battery charge and driving range. Charging controls are included, such as a timer which indicates when a full charge will be reached, and a charging schedule according to when the vehicle is next expected to be driven or when energy prices are low. The app also allows the owner to remotely control the climate of the car. Motor specifications Location Front Model 4KM Max. output (kW) 150 Max. torque (Nm) 300 Battery specifications Type Lithium-ion Capacity (kWh) 54.3 Driving range (miles) c250* Standard (AC) charge (KW) Max. 6.6 Quick (DC) charge* (kW) Max. 50 Distinctive design and high functionality Lexus carried over the distinctive styling and high functionality of the UX compact SUV to the new UX 300e, developing new aerodynamic wheel designs and an underbody cover. Locating the shift-by-wire system on the centre console contributes to the simplicity and functionality of the interior. True to the Lexus prioritisation of new, advanced safety technologies and quickly making them available to customers, the UX 300e is equipped with Lexus Safety System+, helping in the prevention of accidents, injuries and fatalities. At the same time, the development of driver assistance systems helps reduce driver stress and promote a more natural and safe driving experience. * in NEDC – WLTP tbc
  10. The production convertible version of the Lexus LC 500 flagship coupe has made its much-anticipated global debut at the 2019 LA Auto Show. Explore the LC ...
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