• A fresh stab at the 5-Series/E-Class stalwarts. by Paul A. Eisenstein (2005-02-07) Every so often, a car comes along that revolutionizes the concept of luxury: the tailfinned, '59 Cadillac Eldorado, the sporty BMW 3-Series and the lavish Mercedes-Benz S-Class, to name just a few. Fifteen years ago, a new player entered the luxury market, and Lexus didn't play by the traditional rules. Its original LS400 was unexpectedly affordable, surprisingly well equipped and uncannily quiet. It may have been, as critics contended, plain vanilla, but the sedan made a quick connection with increasingly affluent Baby Boomers raised on Japanese imports.... Read more

  • 02/04/2005 Torrance, CA Lexus announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the all-new 2006 GS 300 and GS 430 luxury sports sedans. The GS 300 rear-wheel drive starts at $42,900 and $44,850 for the GS 300 all-wheel drive with standard run-flat tires. The MSRP for the GS 430 starts at $51,125.... Read more

  • 02/01/2005 Torrance, CA Lexus elevated the bar once again, with the launch of the next-generation 2006 GS 300 and GS 430 performance sedans. With the start of production, the all-new GS is ready to deliver using the latest in advanced design and technology to raise performance, comfort, safety and luxury to new levels. The new GS is also the first in a new wave of Lexus products to reflect a new, more passionate direction in styling.... Read more

  • 02/01/2005 Torrance, CA Mark Levinson, premium audio system provider for Lexus automobiles and SUVs, introduces its "next generation" entertainment system to the U.S. in the all new 2006 Lexus GS luxury sport sedan. This groundbreaking system introduces Lexus owners to a discrete 5.1 home theatre entertainment experience optimized for playback of music, music videos, and movies in the luxurious, mobile environment provided by the 2006 Lexus GS.... Read more

  • 02/01/2005 Torrance, CA With the introduction of the 2006 GS 430 luxury sport sedan, Lexus puts a window on the future of advanced automobile handling technology with its new Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system (VDIM). Through the intelligent use of the latest technology, VDIM helps to improve handling and driving pleasure, even in the most challenging conditions.... Read more

  • 02/01/2005 Torrance, CA Lexus announced the launch of the all-new 2006 RX 400h, the world's first gas/electric hybrid-powered luxury vehicle, which will go on sale in April 2005. Based on the RX 330, the best-selling SUV in the luxury category, the RX 400h delivers greater performance, improved fuel efficiency and significantly reduces emissions while sacrificing none of its luxury or utility.... Read more

  • TORRANCE, Calif., January 27, 2005 After a successful four-year run with two championships in Grand American Racing's Grand Am Cup series, Team Lexus will use 2005 to build and develop new race cars based on the next generation Lexus IS sedan. The team will return to competition for the full 2006 season and owner/driver Chuck Goldsborough will continue to lead the team from its base in Baltimore, Maryland.... Read more

  • 01/09/2005 Detroit, MI Lexus unveiled the LF-A sports car concept at a press conference today at the 2005 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The two-seat concept blends the performance of an exotic sports car with the luxury refinements of a Lexus. Designed to express a bold new direction in styling for the Lexus brand, the LF-A concept is a vision closely aligned with the company's Formula One commitment to achieving superiority among its rivals in speed, quickness, agility and reliability.... Read more

  • 01/09/2005 Detroit, MI Lexus first introduced the LF-C luxury sports coupe concept car at the 2004 New York International Auto Show. The LF series of concept vehicles is designed to define and launch an entirely new direction in styling for the Lexus brand. The LF-C, which is the third design concept in the series, provides a hint of the direction Lexus is considering for the next generation IS 300 sports car.... Read more

  • 01/09/2005 Detroit, MI Lexus introduced a special edition of the best-selling RX 330 luxury utility vehicle called Thundercloud Edition today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.... Read more

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