TORRANCE, Calif. (April 1, 2015)
NEW YORK – April 1, 2015 – Lexus has shown that it has once again redefined the luxury sport utility segment with the unveiling of the all-new RX at the 2015 New York Auto Show today. As the best-selling model in the brand’s 26-year history—with global sales of more than 2.1 million units—the RX represents three out of ten vehicles ever sold by Lexus. The 2016 RX builds on that trend with a completely new, luxurious interior to match its fresh, new, chiseled body style. The large dose of Lexus brand DNA that’s been artfully incorporated into the details can not only be seen, but also felt. The new fourth-generation RX also boasts exceptional on-road performance and safety technologies that include the innovative Lexus Safety System+.
NEW YORK –
His job? To walk in front of vehicles. Steve is a moving dummy (also known as a mannequin) that stands in for a pedestrian crossing a road. Mannequins like Steve – which come in adult and child sizes – mimic different walking speeds and angles to allow for realistic testing situations.
Filed under: 2015 New York Auto Show , Lexus , Toyota , Safety , Technology , Crossover , Sedan , Budget , Hybrid , Luxury Toyota unveils its Toyota Safety System and Lexus Safety System+, both centered around autonomous-braking capability, aimed at bringing advanced driver safety and convenience features way down in price. Continue reading Toyota, Lexus will offer low-cost automated braking system Toyota, Lexus will offer low-cost automated braking system originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Green , BMW , Toyota , Coupe , Future , Hybrid , Performance Car and Driver reports that the Toyota Supra will arrive as a 2018 model and hide a BMW-sourced, turbocharged inline-six under the hood, not a hybrid. Continue reading Coming Toyota Supra to forgo hybrid, get a BMW six-cylinder turbo? Coming Toyota Supra to forgo hybrid, get a BMW six-cylinder turbo? originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
NEW YORK, NY, March 30, 2015 – The world’s first compact crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) and the world’s first luxury crossover SUV are helping to bring advanced safety technology to the mass market; raising the bar and lowering the price.
Filed under: Earnings/Financials , UAW/Unions , BMW , Chevrolet , Fiat , Ford , GM , Honda , Hyundai , Kia , Mercedes-Benz , Nissan , Toyota , Volkswagen A study of labor costs among foreign automakers in the US shows a ten-dollar gap between the per-hour rates of the domestics and the imports. The difference between the Detroit 3 and their import competition equates to $250 more in labor costs per car for the domestics. Continue reading Foreign automakers pay from $38 to $65 per hour to non-union workers Foreign automakers pay from $38 to $65 per hour to non-union workers originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Green , Plants/Manufacturing , Toyota , Fuel Efficiency , Hatchback , Hybrid Toyota’s integrated design, development, and build processes under the Toyota New Global Architecture banner could bestow the 2016 Prius with 58 mpg combined. Continue reading Toyota’s new TNGA platform could boost Prius to 58 mpg Toyota’s new TNGA platform could boost Prius to 58 mpg originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
ERLANGER, Ky. (March 25, 2015)