Lexus News and Features – 26 May 2016

26 May 2016

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IS above all
Autocar has named the Lexus IS as its Used Car of the Year in its 2016 awards, reaffirming the sports saloon’s lasting quality, reliability and customer appeal.

Announcing the award this week, the magazine declared: “What we have seen and heard from owners, mechanics and the car trade convinced us that there is no other model so deserving of the title. The simple fact is that no one has a bad word to say about their Lexus IS.”

Jim Holder, Autocar’s Editorial Director, added: “We selected the Lexus because it’s inexpensive to buy, has a reliability record that’s the envy of the industry and it’s extremely cost-effective to run.”

Hybrids by the million
In the last news round-up we reported on the millionth hybrid Lexus to be sold; 12,000 sales later the brand has helped Toyota Motor Corporation to reach the milestone of nine million of its hybrid vehicles reaching the road since the first Prius rolled out of the showroom back in 1997. Read more here.

TX loves RX
The Lexus RX 450h has been named the Green Vehicle of Texas by the Lone Star state’s motoring writers’ association after a hands-on test session at the Texas motor speedway.. Read more here.

The burning art of Lexus leather
Blind artist Claire Lawrence has used Lexus upholstery leather as the raw material for a series of unique artworks, crafted using a blowtorch and resin stitching. Her work is inspired by the stringent durability testing the leather has to pass before being considered good enough to use in a Lexus vehicle. Read more here.

From the blog: LC on tour
The LC 500 coupe is blazing a trail around Europe, making its debut in different countries with some attention-grabbing events. Read more here.

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