Don Esmond, SVP, Toyota

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI  Don Esmond is senior vice president, automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. The good news - the bad year is behind Toyota. Toyota has had some recalls, how has that affected the Toyota image? How much of your production will be in the [...]

Mark Templin, Lexus at the 2009 Los Angeles autoshow

Mark Templin, Lexus division group Vice President and General Manager talked with me at the 2009 Los Angeles autoshow about the amount of hybrids that Lexus has on the market. We were in front of the LFA. Templin told me that only 500 would be made, at a cost of $375,000, and then they "would [...]

The changing faces of luxury cars

I've been waiting for today. My esthetician, Veronica, finally got back from France visiting her relatives. To me, Veronica is not a luxury, she is a necessity. While Veronica was working on my face I asked her about her trip. She talked about how conscientious the French were of the names on clothes and accessories. [...]

2010 Lexus HS250h with Charles Hubbard

Charles Hubbard, Lexus dealer education, University of Toyota, talks to me while driving the 2010 Lexus HS 250h. This is Lexus first four-cylinder gas engine and latest hybrid system. Peak output equals 147 horsepower and in combination with the hybrid drive motor, the HS generates 187 total system horsepower. A second motor in the hybrid [...]

2010 Lexus HS250h hybrid at the New York auto show

Here's some video of the 2010 Lexus HS250h hybrid from the New York auto show some facts about the HS250h: 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine 187 total system horsepower electronic controlled continuously variable transmission (ECC-VT) super ultra low emission vehicle (SULEV) seating capacity: 5 Overall dimension: 70.3 wide 59.3 high 184.8 long Wheelbase: 106.3 inches front-wheel drive [...]

Scott & Cameron Pruett on the Lexus ISF

I popped over to my neighbor's house, Scott Pruett. Pruett is a race car driver for Lexus and he and his son Cameron talked to me about what they like on the Lexus IS-F sports sedan. Thanks, Scott and Cameron. Engine Type: V8, 90-degree with aluminum block and cylinder heads Price: MSRP $56,000 - car [...]

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2008 Lexus LX 570

Denise McClugagge crawling in the 2008 Lexus LX 570 The LX 570 features a new 383-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 engine mated to a six-speed sequential shift automatic transmission. The LX 570 gets 403 lb.-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm while providing an increased towing capacity of 8,500 pounds. The LX 570 gets 12 city/18 highway miles [...]

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2008 Lexus IS-F in motion

A four-door performance car The Lexus IS-F has been long-awaited and, finally, it is here. Take a drive with us as we cruise along the open roads in Nevada. Horsepower: 416 hp MPG: 16 city / 23 highway Engine: 5.0 L V8 Curb weight: 3,780 lbs Fuel tank capacity: 16.9 gal Torque: 371 lb-ft Wheel [...]

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