Category: Lexus

Lexus Press Release GENEVA – Feb. 28, 2014 – Racing fans around the world will feel the adrenaline when Lexus debuts the RC F GT3 racing concept at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show. The RC F GT3 concept, based on the recently revealed RC F performance coupe, was developed to meet Group GT3 international [...]

Lexus’ Vice President, Jeff Bracken

At the 2013 Los Angeles auto showw Jeff Bracken, group vice president and general manager for Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about marketshare and brand loyalty. Does Lexus get a lot of aspirational buyers from Scion and Toyota? Why are [...]

Toyota of Europe – hybrids, manuals, automatics, diesel

Bart Eelen, Manager of Product Manager for Toyota Europe, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about Toyota and Lexus of Europe sales. The Toyota Auris and Yaris are the most popular Toyotas in Europe. What is the breakdown between hybrids, diesel and gasoline? 92% of Lexus sales in Europe are hybrids. What else is [...]

Lexus’s advanced research car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Mark Templin, Mark Templin group vice president and general manager of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. and recently appointed general manager, Lexus Product Marketing Planning Division, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), and Paul Williamsen, National Manager, Lexus International Training at Toyota Motor Corporation, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, [...]

Lexus’ Mark Templin, on the LF-CC

Mark Templin, Group Vice President & General Manager & Global Marketing & Product planner, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, after the unveil of the Lexus LF-CC concept. Lexus was launched in 1989, for the United States market. How many countries are they in now? Who is Lexus’ biggest competitor? What is the average [...]

Exotic vehicles, all dressed up & willing to go

Somehow this video didn’t get published. Our apologies from www.drivingthenation.com. The night before the Detroit auto show the MGM grand had a party full of exotic vehicles. Everything from Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Rolls-Royce, Corvettes and Lexus were in regal attire. Music and cars. Enjoy Loading the player… jwplayer(“myElement”).setup({ file: “http://www.drivingthenation.com/video/2012_NAIAS_Exotics.mp4″, image: “http://www.drivingthenation.com/video/2012_NAIAS_Exotics.jpg”, });

It’s that time of the year again, time to whittle down the long list of new cars and trucks to decide which one is crowned car and truck/utility of the year award for 2013. The list below is referred to as the long list. For the most part, all new cars and trucks make it [...]

Grandma Dodie is 93, alive and doing well. Okay, Grandma Dodie isn’t 93, and she’s not a person. Grandma Dodie is a 1993 Lexus LS400, and she just got out of the hospital, commonly known as the service center at Lexus of Roseville, last week. I named my car Grandma Dodie after an eighty-year young [...]

How are Volt sales compared to the 24 other alt-power source vehicles?

WardsAuto U.S. Sales of Alternative Power Source Light Vehicles lists twenty-seven vehicles for sale as of November 2011. What are the cars and how is Volt faring compared to the other twenty-six vehicles? The twenty-seven, twenty-five if you don’t count the Mercury Milan and the Saturn Aura that are still listed, with the starting MSRP [...]