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Lexus comes out on top in Consumer Reports’ 2013 Car Brand Report Cards

Lexus comes out on top in Consumer Reports’ 2013 Car Brand Report Cards

Not only did Lexus earn top slot in Consumer Reports' annual Car Brand Report Cards, but it achieved a 100-percent recommendation across all its vehicles that were tested. Said Consumer Reports' Director of Automotive Testing Jake Fisher, "That is quite a feat for a brand whose cars are brimming with technology including impressive hybrid drivetrains and complicated infotainment systems."

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Lexus 2014 IS official with F SPORT spice

Lexus 2014 IS official with F SPORT spice

Lexus couldn't help but tease us with a little-pre Detroit show 2014 IS action last week, but the meat of the sports sedan's reveal comes today, with the IS 250, IS 350, and further-heated F SPORT variants being officially revealed. Set to hit showrooms in mid-2013, the all-new cars - including the first hybrid in the IS range, the IS 300h - feature a vast upsizing of the Lexus spindle grille, rear- and all-wheel drive options, and performance features borrowed from the company's bonkers LFA sportscar.

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Lexus teases striking new IS ahead of Detroit reveal

Lexus teases striking new IS ahead of Detroit reveal

Lexus has taken the wraps off of its new IS sport sedan, including previewing a meaty looking F SPORT variant, ahead of the car's official launch at the Detroit Auto Show next week. The new IS 250, IS 350, and IS 300h - the first hybrid in the IS series - feature a far bolder spindle grille upfront, distilled from the company's larger models, with more dramatic styling that ramps up the sense of drama from the somewhat conservative current model.

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TMG Sports 650 hones Lexus luxobarge into Japanese monster

TMG Sports 650 hones Lexus luxobarge into Japanese monster

A Lexus sedan might not be the first donor car you think of for a beefy road-destroying super cruiser, but TMG's Sports 650 take on the LS 460 could well shatter the superiority of meaty Mercedes and BMWs. The independent performance brand is better known for crafting Toyota's F1 cars, but Toyota Motorsport Gmbh turned its hand to road-going cars with the Sports 650, a 5-liter V8 monster with a sub-4s 0-60mph sprint.

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Lexus blends iPad and print for animated ES advert

Lexus blends iPad and print for animated ES advert

Tablets may prove to be the death of print magazines, but Lexus still has some uses for paper, paring both print and an iPad for its new animated advert. The 2013 Lexus ES launch campaign also debuts CinePrint, the car company's clever blending of print and digital: load up the CinePrint Lexus app, put your iPad underneath the printed advert, and - with the lights down - the whole thing is animated.

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Lexus LF-CC Concept Car slices the eyes at Paris Motor Show

Lexus LF-CC Concept Car slices the eyes at Paris Motor Show

The folks at Lexus have brought on another fabulous concept car in the LF-CC, coming at you in full how sharp action at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. This vehicle brings on much of the excellence that the LF-LC showed at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show, this time as a mid-sized coupe with more compact rear-wheel drive. This vehicle works with a bold L-finesse design language and has some wild grille mesh and a deep low front spoiler to keep your beast of a concept pulled in close to the road.

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Toyota admits more recalls needed: 778k at risk of suspension collapse

Toyota admits more recalls needed: 778k at risk of suspension collapse

Toyota will recall 778,000 cars and SUVs across the US and Canada, the company has admitted, having identified a problem with the suspension that could cause it to unexpectedly collapse. The recall, Toyota said, predominantly affects the RAV4, with 760,000 models impacted, though around 18,000 Lexus HS 250h sedans are also affected. However, the company also says that it is still working on a fix, and will have to notify owners when it's ready.

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Lexus unveils 2013 LS 460 F Sport luxury car

Lexus unveils 2013 LS 460 F Sport luxury car

Lexus has officially unveiled 2013 LS series luxury sedans at a world premiere event held in San Francisco this week. The 2013 LS line includes the LS 460, LS 460L, LS 600hL hybrid, and the LS 460 F Sport. The 2013 model year is the first time and LS 460 F Sport model has been offered. The standard LS 460 and the LS 460L are both offered in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive versions and the LS Hybrid is only offered with full-time all-wheel drive.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 29, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 29, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone. Ready for the weekend? We sure are; it was a crazy week at Google I/O, but unfortunately for Google, this is the headline that ends the week - Apple granted preliminary sales ban of Galaxy Nexus. We'll go straight from that to something lighter and fun for the weekend - Nike+ FuelBand now integrates with Path. And if you're a travel fan, you should read this - Delta expanding WiFi access to international flights starting next year.

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