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June 2017 and First Half Sales Chart

June 2017 and First Half Sales Chart

July 03, 2017

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for June, First Half

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for June, First Half

July 03, 2017
PLANO, Texas (July 3, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) Inc., today reported June 2017 sales of 202,376 units. With the same number of selling days in June 2017 compared to June 2016, sales were up 2.1 percent on both a volume and daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

Lexus Recalls Certain Model Year 2017 ES 350 Vehicles

Lexus Recalls Certain Model Year 2017 ES 350 Vehicles

June 29, 2017
PLANO, Texas, June 29, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2017 Lexus ES 350 vehicles in the U.S.  Approximately 1,760 vehicles are involved.... more

Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen – Watkins Glen International - June 30 – July 2, 2017

Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen – Watkins Glen International - June 30 – July 2, 2017

June 28, 2017
Back at Belle Isle ... The 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3s both finished in the top-10 in the GTD class in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at the Raceway on Belle Isle Park in Detroit earlier this month. Scott Pruett and Sage Karam co-piloted the No. 14 Lexus entry to a sixth-place result (16th overall), marking the third consecutive top-10 finish for the driver duo. The No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3 entry driven by Jack Hawksworth and Robert Alon earned a seventh-place finish (17th overall) to register the first top-10 result of the season for the No. 15 team. Hawksworth posted the second-quickest lap of the race in the GTD class with a time of 1:30.348 in the closing laps around the 2.35-mile Detroit street circuit.... more

Lexus Reveals Closer Look at the SKYJET with New Spots and Featurette

Lexus Reveals Closer Look at the SKYJET with New Spots and Featurette

June 20, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 20, 2017)—In anticipation of “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” coming to theaters July 21, Lexus today launched two custom ads and a featurette that offer fans an in-depth look at the movie’s Lexus-branded SKYJET, arriving in 2740.... more

Lexus Drives the Premium Experience at the 117th U.S. Open Championship

Lexus Drives the Premium Experience at the 117th U.S. Open Championship

June 12, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 12, 2017)—For the 11th consecutive year, Lexus returns as the official automotive partner of the U.S. Open Championship in partnership with the United States Golf Association (USGA). Over the course of the Championship, Lexus will provide over 300 vehicles to players and Championship officials, and engage fans through a variety of onsite activities and exclusive amenities. For the first time, the prestigious Championship will take place at Wisconsin’s pristine Erin Hills from June 12–18, 2017.... more

Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park – The Raceway on Belle Isle Park - June 2-3, 2017

Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park – The Raceway on Belle Isle Park - June 2-3, 2017

June 01, 2017
COTA Recap ... 3GT Racing drivers Sage Karam and Scott Pruett drove the No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 to its second consecutive top-10 finish in the GTD class for Lexus and 3GT Racing with a ninth-place result in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Circuit of The Americas on May 6. ... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for May 2017

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for May 2017

June 01, 2017
PLANO, Texas (June 1, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) Inc., today reported its U.S. May 2017 sales of 218,248 units, a decrease of 0.5 percent from May 2016 on a volume basis. With one more selling day in May 2017 compared to May 2016, sales were down 4.5 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

Lexus Drives away with Performance Coupe Award from the Texas Auto Writers Association

Lexus Drives away with Performance Coupe Award from the Texas Auto Writers Association

May 12, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas (May 9, 2017) — The all-new 2018 LC 500h has been named the “Performance Coupe of Texas” by journalists of the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) at the 2017 Auto Roundup. The event was held May 6-8 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin.... more

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2017

May 10, 2017
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced its financial results for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2017.... more

Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown – Circuit of The Americas – May 4-6, 2017

Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown – Circuit of The Americas – May 4-6, 2017

May 03, 2017
A Look at Long Beach ... Lexus and 3GT Racing recorded a season-best result of sixth in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship race at Long Beach last month, and both Lexus RC F GT3s ran among the top-10 during much of the race.  Teammates Sage Karam and Scott Pruett started at the back of the field after a practice incident damaged the No. 14 Lexus and they were able to work their way back to the team’s first top-10 result of the season. The No. 15 Lexus started the race second in the GTD class and Jack Hawksworth led five laps behind the wheel of the RC F GT3 midway through the race before turning over driver duties to teammate Robert Alon. Alon ran among the top-six during before being involved in a last-lap accident and the No. 15 Lexus finished 11th in the GTD class. ... more

It’s a New Era of Lexus Performance and Design

It’s a New Era of Lexus Performance and Design

May 02, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 2, 2017)—To launch the first-ever 2018 Lexus LC—a vehicle that signals a new era of Lexus performance and design—the brand has developed a comprehensive marketing campaign as powerful and innovative as the new flagship coupe. Originally a concept vehicle, Lexus stunned many when the LC debuted in 2016 as a production model that so closely echoed the design concept’s dynamic styling. The fully integrated campaign illustrates unique stories of the luxury coupe, a vehicle that Lexus’ Master Driver Akio Toyoda himself said was designed and engineered to be anything but boring.... more

2018 Lexus LC 500 Named to 2017 Wards “10 Best Interiors” List

2018 Lexus LC 500 Named to 2017 Wards “10 Best Interiors” List

April 17, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif – April 17, 2017 – Today Wards announced that the all-new 2018 LC flagship performance coupe has earned a spot on its annual “10 Best Interiors” list.  To be eligible, vehicles’ interior must be all-new or significantly redesigned for the U.S. market. Each vehicle is evaluated based on aesthetics and design harmony, as well as materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value and fit-and-finish. Also tested are the user-friendliness of the human-machine interface to see how effectively vehicle information is communicated.
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2018 Lexus LS 500 F SPORT Debuts in New York

2018 Lexus LS 500 F SPORT Debuts in New York

April 11, 2017
New York (April 11, 2017) -- Having debuted its reinvented flagship sedan earlier this year—the all-new 2018 LS 500—Lexus is putting an exclamation point on this signature model with the new F SPORT model. The LS 500 F SPORT, unveiled today and on display this week at the New York International Auto Show, moves the driving emotion needle even farther with handling enhancements and a performance-infused design outside and in.... more

Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach – Streets of Long Beach – April 8, 2017

Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach – Streets of Long Beach – April 8, 2017

April 10, 2017
3GT Racing’s No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 finished sixth in the GTD class (18th overall) at the Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach Saturday. Scott Pruett and Sage Karam co-piloted the No. 14 Lexus entry in the manufacturer’s third race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.... more

Teens Across The Nation Get Creative in the Tenth Annual Lexus Eco Challenge One Sip at a Time and by Turning Trash into Music To Our Ears

Teens Across The Nation Get Creative in the Tenth Annual Lexus Eco Challenge One Sip at a Time and by Turning Trash into Music To Our Ears

April 06, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 6, 2017) – To sip or not to sip?  One man’s trash or treasure?  Inspired students are taking their passion in science, technology, engineering and math to a whole new level. By taking charge, learning about their environment, and making a positive impact on the world, students, teachers, and schools are being rewarded with $500,000 in scholarships and grants through the annual Lexus Eco Challenge. To learn more about the program and the winners visit: www.scholastic.com/lexus.... more

Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach – Grand Prix of Long Beach – April 7-8, 2017

Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach – Grand Prix of Long Beach – April 7-8, 2017

April 05, 2017
Sebring Summary ... Both Lexus RC F GT3s crossed the finish line at the Twelve Hours of Sebring in Lexus’ second appearance in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class in March. The 3GT Racing No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3 finished 13th in the GTD class (28th overall) with drivers Robert Alon, Austin Cindric and Jack Hawksworth behind the wheel. Hawksworth turned the second quickest lap overall in the GTD class (2:01.674) on the 3.74-mile, 17-turn road course. The 3GT Racing No. 14 Lexus entry finished 18th in class (35th overall) with drivers Ian James, Sage Karam and Scott Pruett racing at the historic Florida road course.  ... more

Lexus Design Award 2017 Grand Prix Winner Announced at the Amazing "Lexus Yet" Pavilion in Milan

Lexus Design Award 2017 Grand Prix Winner Announced at the Amazing "Lexus Yet" Pavilion in Milan

April 04, 2017
April 4, 2017 – Lexus International has announced the Grand Prix winner of the Lexus Design Award 2017 – PIXEL by Hiroto Yoshizoe – leading this prestigious international event to a peak of excitement. Lexus Design Award 2017 drew 1,152 entries from 63 countries under the theme of YET.... more

New Lexus LS 500 F SPORT to Make Global Debut in New York

New Lexus LS 500 F SPORT to Make Global Debut in New York

April 04, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 4, 2017) – Following the recent debut of the LS 500 in Detroit and the LS 500h in Geneva, Lexus announced today the all-new LS F SPORT will make its world debut in New York ahead of the upcoming 2017 New York International Auto Show.... more

March 2017 Sales Chart

March 2017 Sales Chart

April 03, 2017

Toyota Motor North America Reports March 2017 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports March 2017 Sales

April 03, 2017
PLANO, Texas (April 3, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) Inc., today reported its U.S. March 2017 sales of 215,224 units, a decrease of 2.1 percent from March 2016 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days in March 2017 compared to March 2016, sales were down 2.1 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

Lexus Advances Autonomous Driving Technology with Lane Valet

Lexus Advances Autonomous Driving Technology with Lane Valet

March 30, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 30, 2017)—Autonomous driving and Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) communications continue to evolve at a rapid pace, with Lexus leading the way. Today, the luxury automaker announces its commitment to the development of a new technology feature for all models: Lane Valet. This advanced system will improve traffic flow by assisting the movement of slower moving vehicles from the left lane into the more appropriate right lane, which, in turn, helps make the highway safe and more enjoyable for all parties. Utilizing unprecedented radar and lane monitoring technology, in conjunction with 802.11p V2V wireless data protocol, this new semi-autonomous system will help Lexus drivers to communicate temporarily with the slower vehicle and do the driver the courtesy of safely moving their vehicle for them.... more

Refreshed Lexus NX to Make Its World Premiere at Auto Shanghai 2017

Refreshed Lexus NX to Make Its World Premiere at Auto Shanghai 2017

March 28, 2017
BEIJING, China (March 29, 2017) Lexus announced today the refreshed NX luxury compact crossover will make its global debut at the upcoming Auto Shanghai 2017.... more

Twelve Hours of Sebring – Sebring International Raceway – March 18, 2017

Twelve Hours of Sebring – Sebring International Raceway – March 18, 2017

March 20, 2017
3GT Racing’s No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3 finished 13th in the GTD class (28th overall) at the Twelve Hours of Sebring Saturday. Robert Alon, Austin Cindric and Jack Hawksworth piloted the No. 15 Lexus entry in Lexus’ second race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.... more

All-New Lexus LC Performance Coupe Opens New Chapter in Brand History

All-New Lexus LC Performance Coupe Opens New Chapter in Brand History

March 17, 2017
The emotional designs and high-performance models issued by Lexus in the last few years prefaced a new chapter for the brand, one that begins now with the arrival of the 2018 LC flagship performance coupe. A concept car come to life, the Lexus LC combines stunning design, scintillating performance, long-distance comfort and premium craftsmanship to join an elite group of international grand touring coupes.... more

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