Lexus News and Features 11 May 2018

11 May 2018

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All-new ES to join UK Lexus line-up

Lexus is to introduce the ES mid-size saloon range to the UK and Western Europe for the first time. The all-new, seventh generation of the car will be available from the start of 2019 with self-charging hybrid power. The latest ES was revealed at the Beijing Motor Show and at the official opening of the new LOUNGE by Lexus at Brussels Airport.  Read more here.

The inside story on the new RX L

The new, soon-to-be-launched seven-seat Lexus RX L is an object lesson in ingenious design and packaging. It adds two extra seats to the extended cabin while preserving all of the comfort and luxury expected of a Lexus model.  Read more here and here.

Best manufacturer award

Lexus has again been named the UK’s best car manufacturer in the annual Auto Express Driver Power Survey, taking top position for the third time in four years. Read more here. Its crossover models, the RX and NX also excelled in their categories, adding to a haul of three gold and one silver award for the brand. Read more here.

Lexus Design Award winner

A new concept to help people understand and explore new ways of living, Extrapolation Factory, has been voted the overall Grand Prix winner in the Lexus Design Award 2018. Read more here. Meanwhile, visitors to the Lexus Design Event at Milan Design Week chose Honest Egg, a quirky food freshness monitoring system, as the People’s Choice among the award finalists.  Read more here.

Racing rewards

The Lexus RC F GT3 has been proving its pedigree as a race car with success on both sides of the Atlantic. It has clinched its first victory in IMSA sportscar racing in North America and also earned two top-10 finishes in European GT competition at Brands Hatch. Read more here.

LOUNGE by Lexus

International travellers can enjoy the best of Lexus’s omotenashi hospitality in the new LOUNGE by Lexus at Brussels Airport. The lounge has been created as a relaxing space that reflects the best in Lexus design and technology, equipped with bespoke furniture, spa, sleeping pods and a dedicated room to experience the quality of Lexus’s long-established premium audio partner, Mark Levinson. Read more here.

Hybrid myth-buster

A new Lexus marketing campaign sets out to show that choosing a self-charging hybrid car doesn’t call for customers to make compromises. Under the banner “Fast as h,” the US initiative looks to dispel misconceptions about hybrid performance and cost. Read more here.

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