News and Features 11 March 2019

11 March 2019

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Takumi on film

The expert skills of takumi craftspeople make a defining contribution to the quality and luxury of every Lexus vehicle, but can such human talents survive in the age of artificial intelligence? A new documentary commissioned by Lexus looks at the work of four takumi, including a paper-cutting artist and traditional woodworker, to discover the dedication required to acquire the highest level of craftsmanship and the unique abilities that machines cannot match. Read and see more here.

UX gets the sneaker look

Lexus has partnered with designer John Elliott to create Sole of the UX, an all-white version of the new compact SUV, inspired by Elliott’s Nike AF1 shoe – including a set of white tyres. Read more here.

Lexus at the Geneva Motor Show

Lexus presented a concept study for a convertible version of the LC flagship coupe and a competition-inspired Track Edition rendition of its RC F performance coupe at the Geneva Motor Show. Read more here and here. You can also access a transcript of the on-demand digital press conference here.

10 million worldwide sales

In the 30 years since Lexus was launched, global sales have reached 10 million vehicles. Showroom performance is gathering momentum, with a worldwide and European sales totals in 2018. Read more here.

Best in the after sales business

Lexus has retained its Experteye Award for delivering the best dealer network after sales service in the UK. The honour was based on the feedback received from more than 100,000 drivers of leased vehicles. Read more here.

Lexus to light up Milan

Lexus’s artistic contribution to this year’s Milan Design Week will be a light installation inspired by its future lighting technology ideas. The work is being created by the Japanese studio Rhizomatiks and will be on public view from 9 to 14 April. Read more here.

Supporting sporting excellence

Lexus will be the official car supplier and car partner to the finals of the 2019 Davis Cup tennis tournament in Madrid, in November this year. Read more here.

Lexus UX press information

A full press kit, images and video footage of the new Lexus UX SUV is now available at the official Lexus UK media website.  Read more here.

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