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2017 Lexus IS Sedan Product Information

September 09, 2016

Lexus Restyles 2017 IS and Bolsters Safety Tech

Lexus Restyles 2017 IS and Bolsters Safety Tech

September 09, 2016
A year after introducing new powertrains to the current IS, Lexus has amped up the design once again with a more dramatic version of the brand’s signature spindle grille and other enhancements. The makeover for the 2017 Lexus IS, however, goes well beyond the sheetmetal. All versions now come with the Lexus Safety System+ as standard, which includes: Pre-Collision System (PCS); Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist; Intelligent High Beam (IHB); and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system is also available.... more

Lexus MSRP Pricing Chart

Lexus MSRP Pricing Chart

August 12, 2016

Toyota Expands Takata Air Bag Safety Recall

Toyota Expands Takata Air Bag Safety Recall

May 23, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., May 23, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that, based on recent information from Takata and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,  it is expanding its recalls involving Takata front passenger air bag inflators. 
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Building Lexus: A Sensory Story

Building Lexus: A Sensory Story

April 11, 2016
With thousands of nerve endings per square centimeter, the human hand is a remarkable tool, even in a facility with the most advanced car-building technology in the world.  To further touch on this notion, watch Lexus Takumi training ideology in action.
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Toyota Recalls Certain 2016 Model Year RAV4 and Lexus RX and ES Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain 2016 Model Year RAV4 and Lexus RX and ES Vehicles

April 06, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., April 6, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is recalling approximately 4,170 Model Year 2016 Toyota RAV4; approximately 90 Model Year 2016 RX 350; and approximately 12,400 Model Year 2016 ES 350.... more

Toyota Tops the IIHS 2016 ‘Top Safety Pick+’ Awards

Toyota Tops the IIHS 2016 ‘Top Safety Pick+’ Awards

December 11, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 11, 2015) — Toyota once again led the industry on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) annual list of safety awards. Nine Toyota, Lexus and Scion models received the IIHS’ highest award for 2016, the TOP SAFETY PICK+, the most of any manufacturer.  ... more

Toyota Recalls Certain Avalon and Lexus ES Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Avalon and Lexus ES Vehicles

November 03, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 3, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 31,000 Model Year 2013-2015 Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Lexus ES350 and ES300h sedans. ... more

My Old Kentucky Homecoming: U.S. Lexus Production Begins in the Bluegrass State

My Old Kentucky Homecoming: U.S. Lexus Production Begins in the Bluegrass State

October 19, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Oct.  19, 2015) – Call it a homecoming. 

When Toyota introduced Lexus to the U.S. market in 1989, the Georgetown, Ky., plant – its first stand-alone vehicle manufacturing facility in America – was just in its second year of producing the Camry.
 
Fast forward 26 years and that same plant is celebrating the start of U.S. Lexus production.... more

ES Chronology and Awards

July 28, 2015

Luxury, Emboldened: Lexus ES 350 Revs Up Style and Luxury for 2016

Luxury, Emboldened: Lexus ES 350 Revs Up Style and Luxury for 2016

July 10, 2015
Maintaining luxury leadership requires a relentless pursuit. Lexus, after giving the ES 350 significant enhancements for 2015, maintains its momentum by endowing the 2016 ES 350 with a makeover for the front, rear and wheels; and new safety, connectivity and multimedia technology.
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2016 Lexus ES 350 Product Information

2016 Lexus ES 350 Product Information

July 10, 2015

The New Lexus ES to Make Its Global Debut at Auto Shanghai 2015

The New Lexus ES to Make Its Global Debut at Auto Shanghai 2015

April 09, 2015
BEIJING – April 10, 2015 - The new Lexus ES luxury sedan will make its global debut at Auto Shanghai 2015 on April 20, 2015.... more

Toyota Motor Sales’ Lexus Brand Achieves Grand Slam as Most Dependable Brand Four Consecutive Years

Toyota Motor Sales’ Lexus Brand Achieves Grand Slam as Most Dependable Brand Four Consecutive Years

February 25, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015 – Game, set, and match.  The Lexus brand captured a grand slam by ranking highest in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for a fourth consecutive year in the 2015 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).  Toyota Motor Sales totaled seven vehicle segment awards.  The study measures the number of owner-reported problems of 2012 model year vehicles in their third-year of ownership. ... more

2015 Lexus ES 350 Product Information

2015 Lexus ES 350 Product Information

September 11, 2014

2015 Lexus ES 350 Belies 'Entry Luxury' Position by Offering Flagship Style and Amenities

2015 Lexus ES 350 Belies 'Entry Luxury' Position by Offering Flagship Style and Amenities

September 04, 2014
You can’t please everybody with one car. That axiom is at the heart of the unique and very successful two-car strategy Lexus has applied in the entry-luxury category. The Lexus ES models focus on flagship-type luxury and comfort with front-wheel drive traction, while the IS models handle the sport/luxury side of things with rear-wheel drive or all-weather drive and available F SPORT performance.... more

The Crafted Line by Lexus Debuts at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with Exclusive TUMI Luggage Set

The Crafted Line by Lexus Debuts at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with Exclusive TUMI Luggage Set

August 16, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (August 5, 2014) – Nothing is ever black or white.  In the case of The Crafted Line by Lexus, it’s an Ultra White and Obsidian exterior matched to a two-tone black and red interior.  The Crafted Line offers customers striking style with substance for 2015 model year, plus a two-piece TUMI duffel bag set exclusively designed to complement the elegance and sporty features these models offer. ... more

2014 Lexus Technology Summary

December 18, 2013

Lexus Spotlights Craftsmanship with December Sales Event Campaign

November 15, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov.15, 2013) — With a new take on its iconic holiday campaign, Lexus today launches an integrated marketing campaign for its annual “December to Remember” Sales Event. The commercials are driven by modern fashion, pop music and rich colors in a continuation of the brand’s new design direction. Focusing on the artistry, craftsmanship and precision that go into every Lexus vehicle, the campaign offers a fun and contemporary take on the classic bows.... more

2014 Lexus ES 350 Continues Its Segment-Shaping Ways

October 04, 2013
The Lexus ES sedan line has a history of reshaping the entry-luxury segment, and the sixth-generation ES models introduced for 2013 raised the benchmark again, with increased interior room, a new hybrid, higher fuel efficiency in the V6 model and even more flagship-type amenities.... more

2014 Lexus ES 350 Product Information

October 04, 2013

Toyota Motor Sales Earns Three 2013 AutoPacific 'Ideal Vehicle Awards'

August 15, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., August 15, 2013 - - Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) demonstrated its ability to listen to its customers yet again. Three TMS vehicles were named in the annual AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA).... more

2013 U.S. Lexus ES 350 Production Announcement - Akio Toyoda

April 19, 2013
On April 19, 2013, Toyota’s global president and other senior executives announce that the Lexus ES 350 will be produced at its Georgetown, K.Y., plant.... more

Toyota to Build Lexus ES 350 at Its Georgetown, Kentucky Plant

April 19, 2013
Erlanger, KY, April 19, 2013 – For the first time, a Lexus vehicle will be produced in the United States. The Lexus ES 350 will be assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) in 2015, Toyota announced today.... more

Lexus Ranks Highest in 2013 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study for the 2nd Consecutive Year

February 13, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 13, 2013 – Lexus ranked highest in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for a second consecutive year in the 2013 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).  The study tracks the number and type of problems owners have with their three-year-old vehicles.  In the study, Lexus RX had the fewest reported problems in the industry, which is the first time in the history of VDS that a crossover or SUV has achieved this accolade.
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