LEXUS NEWS AND FEATURES 2 NOVEMBER 2018
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Every Mile Crafted
In the spirit of takumi craftsmanship, Lexus has commissioned an artwork that maps all the major roads of the UK and Ireland. Every Mile Crafted has been designed and hand-stitched by artist Peter Crawley, plotting the course of 245,000 miles of motorways and A and B-roads using more than 120 metres of thread.
A short film about how Every Mile Crafted was made can be seen here.
Lexus has reproduced the original in a special edition print which is being presented to all Lexus owners to market their first, paper anniversary with their car.
Peter Crawley said: “What I find most interesting about Lexus is that they don’t just design the physical car, they think about the entire driving experience. That’s what this map represents.”
All-new ES in depth
The all-new ES executive saloon is just weeks away from its UK launch and in the lead-up to its arrival Lexus has revealed the exceptional efforts invested in making the car as quiet and comfortable as possible, and how it has turned to the traditional art of Japanese sword-making to create a unique interior trim. There is more about the bespoke seat design programme here, the extensive measures to create a peaceful cabin environment here, and the takumi craftsmanship applied to the new hadori interior trim here.
Meanwhile, details of the UK range and ES 300h pricing have also been announced. Offered exclusively as a self-charging hybrid, the ES 300h is available to order now, with first deliveries early in the New Year. Read more here.
Results from independent safety testing organisation Euro NCAP reveal the new ES to be among the safest cars it has ever tested. Read more here.
2019 CT is here
The 2019 Lexus CT 200h has arrived with a new line-up of grades and revised equipment specifications. Read more here.
UX and RC line-ups revealed
An exceptionally busy New Year for Lexus will also deliver the all-new UX crossover and the revised new RC coupe. Details of the range and pricing for both cars has been published – read more here (UX) and here (RC).
Super GT clean-sweep
The Lexus LC 500 achieved a second clean-sweep of podium places in the Autopolis round of the Japanese Super GT championship, while an RC F GT3 took victory in the GT300 class. Read more here.
Riding the wind
Lexus targeted handling quality as a priority for the new UX crossover, an ambition that has inspired a series of aerodynamic innovations and details to achieve a stable, reassuring ride. Read more here.
Custom specials at SEMA
The all-new UX crossover and ES executive saloon have been transformed for this week’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the world’s leading expo for customisation and specialist aftermarket products. Sporting aero kits, performance suspension, full body wraps and special wheels, they take Lexus exclusivity to an even higher level. Read more here.
Lexus CT inspires exclusive trainer design
Lexus has teamed up with premium UK footwear manufacturer Walsh to produce an exclusive trainer inspired by the design and craftsmanship of the CT 200h. The project has also produced a specially wrap for the CT based on the new trainer’s design. Read more here and see the short film here.
Judges and mentors
The complete line-up of judges and mentors for the Lexus Design Award 2019 has been announced, including leading figures in international design, technology and innovation. Read more here.
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