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How long do you think it takes to glance at a text message when you’re driving? One second? Two seconds? You’re not alone. Most drivers believe that texting and driving creates only a momentary distraction. Today on April 6, or 4.6, Lexus has released a new video to shatter this common misconception. The average length of time it actually takes to send or receive a text message when you’re behind the wheel is 4.6 seconds, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Including the hydrogen fuel cell-powered flagship sedan LF-FC, the UX luxury compact SUV, and the ergonomic marvel that is the Lexus Kinetic Seat (TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 16, 2017) Three head-turning Concepts will make their Canadian debut in the Lexus exhibit at the Canadian International Auto Show – February 17-26, 2017 (CIAS) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, proving that the relentless attention to detail, thoughtful engineering and amazing design are the future of luxury automobiles. Canadians attending the show won’t want to miss
Four Years Before NHTSA Industry AEB Target NEW YORK, N.Y., March 21, 2016 – Advanced automatic safety technology that was once available on only the most expensive new vehicles is about to be included as standard equipment on almost every Lexus and Toyota model and trim level in the United States. Announced today at the New York Auto Show, Toyota will begin to include the Lexus Safety System+™ and Toyota Safety Sense™ packages, anchored by automatic emergency braking (AEB), on almost every new vehicle by the end of 2017. The announcement marks a major commitment by Toyota to help save lives and reduce highway injuries. Making Lexus Safety System+™ and Toyota Safety Sense™ standard equipment on almost every model by the end of 2017 will make AEB technology widely available four years ahead of the 2022 industry target announced last week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). “At Toyota, we are committed to creating better ways to move for everyone,” said Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota …
New engines, including a turbo. Additional standard equipment, including new F SPORT editions for all models (TORONTO, ON – June 26, 2015) Get behind the wheel: The Lexus IS luxury sport sedan is the innovative sedan that delivers complete driving enjoyment. New for 2016, the Lexus IS is offered in an all-new line-up, with new engines and a whole lot more.
The Lexus RC F GT3 concept is made its Canadian debut at the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) promising to raise Lexus’ racing ambitions on an unprecedented scale – beginning this year, with hopes of competing in the FIA GT3 category in Europe. The concept race car is based on the spectacular new RC F coupe (See pictures and pricing below). With a modified version of the RC F’s 5.0-litre V8 engine, the GT3 delivers output exceeding 540 horsepower.
(DETROIT, USA – January 13, 2015) Exotic-car performance, four doors, and enough cabin space to comfortably accommodate five adults. Previously, only a few automobiles in the world possessed these traits, but not any more. Today, Lexus has joined the ranks of the super sports sedan-maker with the introduction of the GS F at the North American International Auto Show. The much-anticipated GS F sports sedan, which combines the opulence of a leading luxury cruiser with the performance of a world-class sports car, is the latest vehicle to join the company’s high-performance “F” line which already includes notable examples such as the RC F. Based on the mid-size GS luxury sedan, the GS F breaks new ground for Lexus as the largest vehicle ever offered with an “F” badge.
(DETROIT, USA – January 13, 2015) Exotic-car performance, four doors, and enough cabin space to comfortably accommodate five adults. Previously, only a few automobiles in the world possessed these traits, but not anymore. Today, Lexus has joined the ranks of the super sports sedan-maker with the introduction of the GS F at the North American International Auto Show. The much-anticipated GS F sports sedan, which combines the opulence of a leading luxury cruiser with the performance of a world-class sports car, is the latest vehicle to join the company’s high-performance “F” line which already includes notable examples such as the RC F. Based on the mid-size GS luxury sedan, the GS F breaks new ground for Lexus as the largest vehicle ever offered with an “F” badge. Not to be confused with the GS F SPORT, the GS F will have enhancements throughout, including its engine.
Lexus Unveils the New 2013 LS Model Range SAN FRANCISCO, California – July 30th, 2012 – Lexus today unveiled the new 2013 LS model range, including the LS 460, LS 600h and all-new F SPORT. Equipped with Lexus Hybrid Drive, the LS 600h remains the world’s most powerful full hybrid V8. Following the recent GS and ES models, the new Lexus flagship is a bold blend of refinement and evolution. It incorporates powerful new styling featuring the Lexus spindle grille design, with enhanced driving dynamics and industry-leading technology. ‘With over 730,000 sold during its 23 years, four-generation history, the LS has grown and evolved with the times’ said Kiyotaka Ise, President of Lexus International. ‘Our new flagship has much greater visual presence; the bold new design reflects how Lexus is evolving. This new LS brings sharper driving dynamics, the highest levels of refinement and luxury and once again is supported by industry-leading technology’ The new LS has over 3000 changes, including three world first, and no less than 15 Lexus first, features and technical innovations.
The All-New 2013 Lexus ES is better and cheaper than the 2012 model. Toronto, ON – “Every trip in the new ES delivers a moment of achievement – of personal satisfaction – that rewards the driver at every stage. And we’re pleased to offer this experience to Canadian guests at a new price that makes true luxury even more attainable,” said Larry Hutchinson, Senior Executive Director of Lexus in Canada. “With performance enhancements, signature styling and the Lexus attention to detail, plus the first ES to be offered with a choice of conventional or hybrid powertrains, the 2013 ES establishes a new standard for luxury and refinement.”