• With the introduction of the F marque of performance, Lexus is gearing up to show the world it's latest line of peformance artilery with eight project cars for the 2008 SEMA Show. Last year's show was the first time Lexus gave us a taste of their definition of performance and luxury with the indroduction of F-Sport and an array of special project cars. This year, Lexus is going to introduce 4 IS F project vehicles, a few Five Axis goodies, a tricked out LX570 as well as the F-Sport line which has been a hit with the enthusiasts.... Read more

  • Torrance, CA, October 16, 2008 - Lexus is taking its performance message to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show for its second official appearance this fall with a bevy of new project cars and multiple ways to sample its IS F high-performance sedan and F-Sport products. Headlining the project cars will be a fresh take on the Lexus GS 460 by Five Axis.... Read more

  • October 1, 2008 - Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported September sales of 144,260 vehicles, a decrease of 29.5 percent from last September, on a daily selling rate basis. Calendar-year-to-date (CYTD) sales total 1,793,303 units, down 10.4 percent from the same period last year.... Read more

  • Just a few weekends ago, the NorCal Lexus community gathered for the record breaking 7th annual EOS (End of Summer) Meet at Lexus of Stevens Creek in San Jose, CA.  The meet consisted of the NorCal locals including a large group from Southern California. There were also those that came from the neighboring states of Oregon, Nevada and Arizona! Our friends at Lexus HQ wanted to showcase a few of their goodies including a full packaged IS250 F-Sport 6MT, the SEMA 07 VIP Auto Salon LS460 and an exclusive 2009 Smoky Granite IS F w/the new Terra Cotta trimmed interior.... Read more

  • September 10, 2008 - Paris • World Premiere of the new IS 250 C • LF-Xh hybrid concept car, highlighting a new tonality of L-finesse design • Restyled version of the IS compact sedan • LS 460 to receive permanent All-Wheel Drive During its press conference at the upcoming Paris Motor Show on the 2nd of October, Lexus will reveal in World Premiere the new Lexus IS 250 C. After the well-acclaimed launch of the IS F, the model range will be further extended with this third derivative.... Read more

  • Toyota Reports August Sales

    September 3, 2008

    September 3, 2008 - Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported August sales of 211,533 vehicles, a decrease of 9.4 percent from last August, on a daily selling rate basis. The Toyota Division posted August sales of 182,252 units, a decrease of 9.4 percent from last August. The Lexus Division reported August sales of 29,281 units, a decrease of 9.1 percent from the year-ago month.  ... Read more

  • The Lexus IS F high-performance sedan is the first production model to wear the brand's new "F" marque. Introduced in 2008, the IS F gains a revised instrument-panel center cluster and striking new black/terra cotta two-tone interior trim for the new model year. Additional interior trim enhancements include a new piano black finish for the center cluster and illuminated outside mirror controls.... Read more

  • August 28, 2008 - Torrance, CA - Lexus has announced the addition of all-wheel drive (AWD) versions of its flagship luxury sedan, the LS 460 and long-wheelbase LS 460 L. The 2009 model year expands Lexus' AWD lineup, making the LS 460 the fourth luxury sedan to offer AWD performance following the IS 250, GS 350 and LS 600h L.  ... Read more

  • Limited Edition LS flagship hybrid sedan and SC hardtop convertible debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Lexus Fashion Preview August 14, 2008 - Torrance, CA - Lexus introduced the first-ever LS 600h L Pebble Beach Edition and the sixth SC 430 Pebble Beach Edition to commemorate its continuing partnership with Pebble Beach Company. The vehicles were unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Lexus Fashion Preview on August 15, 2008.... Read more

  •   DRC Motorsports will debut their new Lexus World Challenge GT car for the Mid Ohio Speed GT Race presented by Remington. The debut will mark a culmination of almost a years worth of effort by the team to bring this car into World Challenge. The car will be piloted by reigning Touring Car champ Jeff Altenburg. This will make the 4th different car Altenburg has driven this season in World Challenge competition. He has raced a Porsche at MMP and two Vipers at Sebring and Long Beach in preparation for running the Lexus IS GTF for the last half of the season.... Read more

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