January 2014 Sales Conference Notes

February 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken review January 2014 sales.

Lexus, Mazda win KBB 5-Year Cost To Own Awards

Lexus, Mazda win KBB 5-Year Cost To Own Awards

February 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , Chevrolet , GM , Lexus , Mazda , Toyota We focus a lot on what new cars are like to drive, but it’s difficult on a one-week loan to really get a sense of what a car is like to live with. Sure, we try to recreate that sense with our long-term vehicles, but even after a year, it’s impossible to know fully learn about a car, particularly in terms of reliability and cost of repairs. For 2014 model year vehicles, Kelley Blue Book has put together a list of the most affordable vehicles over a five-year period. At the tippy top of the list are Mazda and Lexus , with the Zoom-Zoom automaker winning the award for best non-luxury brand. Lexus, meanwhile, was the most affordable luxury marque over a five-year period. It’s interesting to note, though, that not a single Mazda won its segment in this year’s awards. General Motors did quite well, taking eight segments, including both the subcompact and plug-in segments, with the gas-powered Chevrolet Spark and Spark EV . The Chevy Camaro SS and ZL1 took the high-performance car award. Toyota was well represented, with five winners split between the main brand ( Corolla , Prius C and Tacoma ) and Lexus ( LS and RX ). KBB’s five-year cost-to-own analysis takes into account depreciation and fuel costs (the two biggest hits to a driver’s wallet), as well as finance and insurance costs, as well as repairs, maintenance and state fees that come with a new model.

Don’t Let Your Neighbors Know – Owning a Lexus May Cost Less Than They Think

February 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 5, 2014) – Lexus owners have more to be happy about since the marque earned top honors in the Luxury Brand category of Kelley Blue Book’s 2014 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. This is the second year in a row Lexus has been named the luxury brand with the lowest projected ownership costs during the first five years.

Lexus Announces 12 Winners of Second Lexus Design Award

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TORRANCE, Calif., (Jan. 30, 2014) — Lexus announces the selection of 12 winners for the second Lexus Design Award, an international design competition that was launched on August 1 last year.

Lexus Unleashing Pulse-Racing Performance Vehicles in Chicago

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CHICAGO, Ill.,

Lexus to Exhibit Work by Three World-renowned Designers at 2014 Milan Design Week

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TORRANCE, Calif., (Jan. 24, 2014)

Lexus LFA and Toyota 86 to Compete in 2014 Nürburgring Endurance Race

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Toyota City, Japan (Jan. 10, 2014) – Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that its GAZOO Racing team will enter three vehicles in the 42nd 24 Hours N

2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) – Lexus RC F Reveal

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Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken reveals the all-new Lexus RC F Coupe at the

Construction of Lexus’ first US assembly line underway

Construction of Lexus’ first US assembly line underway

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Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing , Lexus , Toyota The ES is Lexus’ top-selling sedan, but the Japanese luxury marque has never manufactured it outside of Japan. In fact, Lexus has never made any cars in the United States, one of its largest markets worldwide. But that’s about to change. Yesterday, construction began in Georgetown, Kentucky, on the first Lexus assembly line in America, the first concrete (or steel) step in a $360-million expansion of Toyota’s plant in the Bluegrass state that will create 750 new jobs. The expansion was announced last April by chief executive Akio Toyoda at the New York Auto Show . Once the new assembly line gets online in the fall of next year, Toyota plans on building some 50,000 units of the ES each year. Lexus sold a record 72,581 examples of the ES in the United States last year – 30 percent more than the previous year – so Lexus will either have to import some more from overseas or leave some buyers disappointed. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) also builds the Camry , Avalon and Venza , with a capacity to assembly 500,000 vehicles and 600,000 engines each year. Continue reading Construction of Lexus’ first US assembly line underway Construction of Lexus’ first US assembly line underway originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .

Lexus RC F Redefines the Daily Commute with Asphalt-Grinding Performance and Bold Head-Turning Design

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TORRANCE, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2014) – Giving new meaning to “back to the grind,” the daily commute is now transformed into a day at the track with the all-new Lexus RC F. The RC

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