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2012 Lexus Safety Feature Summary

September 15, 2011
Lexus engineers its vehicles with advanced passive safety technology, founded in a body structure equipped with front and rear crumple zones. Lexus models are equipped with pretensioners and force limiters on the front seatbelts, and most models feature them on the rear outboard seatbelts, as well.... more

2012 Lexus Technology Summary Chart

August 30, 2011

Lexus Announces Prices for 2012 Models

August 26, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif. (August 26, 2011) – Lexus today announced Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) on its 2012 models ranging from the CT 200h hybrid premium compact to the LS 600h L premium luxury hybrid sedan. The MSRP for more than half of the Lexus lineup will remain unchanged from the 2011 model year. The new Lexus vehicles will arrive at dealerships later this summer through early fall. The MSRPs do not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $875.
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Flagship LS 460 Features Smooth and Refined Ride With 380 Horsepower

August 16, 2011
Introduced when the Lexus brand launched in 1989, the LS line-up continues to be the benchmark for incomparable comfort and performance in the flagship luxury sedan category. Exceptional craftsmanship, refinement and luxurious standard features set the LS apart from other premium luxury sedans. With the LS 460 and long-wheelbase LS 460 L, both available in rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), Lexus offers choices to fit luxury consumer needs. For the 2012 model year, the Nebula Gray Pearl exterior color replaces Smoky Granite Mica.

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2012 Lexus LS 460/460 L Product Information

August 16, 2011

Lexus All-Model Chronology

August 16, 2011

Lexus Earns Four Segment Awards in J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Initial Quality Study

June 23, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., June 23, 2011 – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., received a combined four segment awards in the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS). Lexus earned the honor as the highest ranking nameplate in the industry, while the Toyota Division moved up 14 positions to place seventh.... more

Lexus 2011 LS 460 Touring Edition

June 17, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 17, 2011) – Lexus today announced the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $73,000 for the 2011 LS 460 Touring Edition (rear wheel drive model) which will arrive at dealerships in late June/early July. The MSRP does not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $875.

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Toyota Motor Sales Announces Price Increase for 2011 Toyota, Scion and Lexus Models

March 31, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., March 31, 2011 - - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., announced manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) increases today for most 2011 Toyota, Scion and Lexus models.... more

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Comments on J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Vehicle Dependability Study

March 17, 2011
J.D. Power and Associates today announced the results from their 2011 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), covering 2008 model year vehicles.... more

Sometimes, You Have to Do Things The Hard Way

January 18, 2011
There’s the easy way, and there’s the Lexus way. A lone crane slowly lifts the front end of a Lexus LS, then a second vehicle is attached using cables and stretch bars, then another and another and finally, a fifth Lexus vehicle is suspended in midair from the crane, using no support other than the strength of the LS. The gravity-defying vehicles aren’t a figment of your imagination or a camera trick. They are part of a new advertising campaign from the automaker, which debuted on Jan. 16. ... more

Toyota Announces Prices for 2011 Corolla and Matrix

December 03, 2010
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the 2011 Corolla and Matrix. MSRP adjustments were also announced on 13 current 2011 Toyota models including Yaris Liftback and Yaris Sedan, Camry and Camry Hybrid, Avalon, RAV4, Highlander and Highlander Hybrid, Venza, 4Runner, Sienna, Sequoia and Land Cruiser. MSRP adjustments were also announced on all 2011 Lexus models.
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2011 Lexus Technology Summary Chart

July 21, 2010

Lexus Safety Feature Summary

July 21, 2010
Lexus engineers its vehicles with advanced passive safety technology, founded in a body structure equipped with front and rear crumple zones.... more

Lexus Technology Summary

July 21, 2010
Lexus integrates advanced technology in all its vehicles, with a focus on enhancing ease of use, comfort, and driving pleasure.... more

2011 Lexus LS 460/460 L Product Information

July 16, 2010

Lexus Announces Prices for 2011 Models

Lexus Announces Prices for 2011 Models

July 16, 2010
Lexus today announced Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) on its 2011 models ranging from the luxury IS sport sedan to the flagship luxury hybrid sedan LS 600h L.... more

Flagship LS 460 Exudes Elegance, Refinement and Performance for Lexus Lineup

Flagship LS 460 Exudes Elegance, Refinement and Performance for Lexus Lineup

July 16, 2010
The Lexus LS 460 flagship luxury sedans continue to indulge drivers with incomparable comfort and performance.... more

Lexus Announces Intention to Recall Certain U.S. Market Vehicles to Replace Engine Valve Springs

July 02, 2010
Lexus, a division of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., today announced that it has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of its intention to file a Defect Information Report (DIR) regarding approximately 138,000 Lexus vehicles, powered by 4.6 and 5.0 liter V8 and 3.5 liter V6 engines in certain 2006, 2007 and 2008 GS, IS and LS models in the U.S. The formal report will be filed the week of July 5.... more

Lexus U.S. Statement Regarding Potential Valve Spring Issue

July 01, 2010
Lexus has discovered faulty valve springs in some V8 and V6 engines in certain Lexus models sold in the U.S. Due to slight variations during the manufacturing process, some foreign material may have contaminated the valve springs resulting in potential breakage.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Earns Six Segment Awards to Lead All Manufacturers in J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Initial Quality Study

June 17, 2010
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced that its Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands received a combined six segment awards in the 2010 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS), more than any other manufacturer.... more

Lexus LS Variable Gear Ratio Steering Recall Customer FAQs

May 21, 2010
Which models is Lexus recalling, and how many vehicles are affected?
Lexus is recalling approximately 3,800 late 2009 and certain 2010 model year Lexus LS 460 and LS 600h L vehicles in the U.S. to address an issue with the Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) system.... more

Templin's Statement Regarding Lexus LS Voluntary Safety Recall

May 21, 2010
A statement from Mark Templin Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager
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Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall on Certain Lexus LS 460 and LS 600h L Vehicles to Address Temporary Steering Wheel Off-Center Condition

May 21, 2010
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall on approximately 3,800 Lexus late 2009 and certain 2010 model year LS 460 and LS 600h L vehicles in the U.S. equipped with Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) to address a temporary steering wheel off-center condition that may develop under a specific driving maneuver. No other Toyota, Lexus, or Scion vehicles are involved in this recall.... more

Reports Regarding Certain 2010 LS Model Steering

May 19, 2010
Reports originating from Japan indicate that TMC will recall certain Lexus LS models globally because of steering system concerns.... more

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