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2018 Lexus NX Gets A Fresh Face In Shanghai 19
Posted by Brad Anderson in LEXUS, Lexus NX, Lexus Videos, new cars, Shanghai Auto Show, video on 04 19th, 2017

The Lexus NX hardly needed a facelift but the Japanese company thought otherwise and has just unveiled a refreshed version at the Shanghai Auto Show. Although the styling tweaks aren’t significant, they do promise to give the eye-catching SUV even more road presence.

Lexus says that the entire front fascia of the 2018 NX has been refreshed and while it’s certainly different, only those with a trained eye would immediately notice the differences. They primarily revolve around a tweaked version of Lexus’ spindle front grille and incorporate reshaped headlights and those familiar tick-shaped LED daytime running lights.

Additionally, both the NX 300h and NX 300 F Sport announced so far have modified front air intakes and fog lights. Changes to the rear include larger chrome-tipped exhausts, revised taillights, a new underbody spoiler and for the NX 300h, chrome L-shaped elements on both sides of the bumper. A new set of 18-inch wheels have also been thrown into the options list.

The standard model, the NX 300, is largely the same as the outgoing NX 200t from a mechanical standpoint and has the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The NX 300h meanwhile retains its 2.5-liter four-cylinder working in conjunction with a pair of electric motor and Lexus says that both these models offer largely the same performance as before.

Of more importance however is the fact that “significant improvements” have been made to the NX’s suspension tuning to improve both ride and handling. Among the changes include retuned springs, stabilizer bars and bushings to offer enhanced turn-in response and better cornering. Additionally, brand new shock absorbers are said to improve the ride, something which was critiqued in the outgoing model. Lexus has also employed the same Adaptive Variable Suspension system as the LC 500 in the 2018 NX, a feature that offers up to 650 instantaneous compression and damping adjustments.

Just like before, the more potent NX F Sport model, exclusive in NX 300 guise, is distinguished from the rest of the range with a black grille, exclusive wheels and new interior trim.

Speaking about the updated model, chief engineer of the NX, Takeaki Kato said “For the new NX, we made bold refinements to the design, elevated its performance and added new features to enhance its comfort and convenience. The new NX still possesses the same elements that have made it popular in the past—a sharp design, everyday convenience and driving pleasure that will satisfy all enthusiasts—but the vehicle as a whole has evolved dramatically, as you’re bound to see and feel when you first experience it.”

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Lexus’ ‘Lane Valet’ System Will Push Slow Cars Out Of Your Way, Debuts On April 1st 31
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in April Fools' Day, Autonomous, LEXUS, Lexus Videos, Reports, Tech on 03 31st, 2017

Ever wished you could just will the driver ahead of you to get out of the way? Lexus has an elegant and high-tech solution for that.
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Lexus’ Super Bowl LI Spots Will Include New LC Coupe And LS Sedan 23
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in commercials, LEXUS, Lexus LC, Lexus LS, Lexus Videos, new cars, Super Bowl, video on 01 23rd, 2017

With less than two weeks left until Super Bowl LI kicks off between the Pats and the Falcons, Lexus dropped an extended cut version of a new spot that will air during the game.
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This 3000HP Lexus RC F Will Send Your Head Spinning 13
Posted by Brad Anderson in Drag-Racing, LEXUS, Lexus RC F, Lexus Videos, Motorsport, racing on 01 13th, 2017

Beyond having one of the world’s quickest Nissan GT-R's in its stable, EKanoo Racing also owns a truly ridiculous Lexus RC F with 3000 hp that it enjoys bringing to the drag strip.
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Lexus Dips Into Marine Industry With A Twin V8 Sport Yacht Concept 12
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in concepts, LEXUS, Lexus Concept, Lexus Videos, video on 01 12th, 2017

Not to be outdone by Mercedes-Benz, Lexus revealed a new sport yacht concept at Di Lido Island in Florida, envisioning a potential future where the company expands into new industries.
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All-New Fifth-Gen 2018 Lexus LS Flagship Debuts In Detroit 9
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Galleries, LEXUS, Lexus LS, Lexus Videos, new cars, video on 01 9th, 2017

It's been 28 years since the first-generation Lexus LS premiered at the 1989 Detroit Auto Show, making the debut of the all-new 2018 LS luxury saloon all the more symbolic.
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2018 Lexus LC 500 Reviewed: More Than Just A Pretty Face? 17
Posted by Andreas Tsaousis in LEXUS, Lexus LC, Lexus Videos, reviews, video on 12 17th, 2016

Lexus has gone through a transformation, from being the subdued alternative to the likes of BMW or Mercedes to a brand with bold styling, and this has paid dividends in its sales.
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2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe: Will It Drift? 10
Posted by Andreas Tsaousis in LEXUS, Lexus LC, Lexus Videos, video on 12 10th, 2016

Lots of concept cars have fans shouting “just build it now!”, but very few of them actually make it to the streets without being watered down.
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Lexus Details New LC Coupe, Unleashes Mega Gallery [80 Pics & Video] 8
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Galleries, Hybrids, LEXUS, Lexus LC, Lexus Videos, video on 12 8th, 2016

By turning their LF-LC Concept into a production car, Lexus have managed to put the luxury two-door segment on notice with the striking LC performance coupe.
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Lexus Reveals 2017 IS Wrapped In Almost 42,000 LEDs 6
Posted by Brad Anderson in LEXUS, Lexus IS, Lexus Videos, Tech, video on 12 6th, 2016

Lexus has created a rather peculiar 2017 IS wrapped in 41,999 configurable LEDs and created to feature in the music video for Dua Lipa’s single ‘Be the One’.
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Does A Second Look At the Lexus RC F Change Our Minds About It? 29
Posted by Andreas Tsaousis in LEXUS, Lexus RC F, Lexus Videos, reviews, video on 11 29th, 2016

Lexus has been making a very strong comeback lately, mostly due to the daring design applied to its new products that has made them much more appealing to customers.
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Lexus Spices Up LA Auto Show With Sriracha IS Concept [w/Video] 16
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, LA Auto Show, LEXUS, Lexus Concept, Lexus IS, Lexus Videos, video on 11 16th, 2016

In order to celebrate the launch of the 2017 Lexus IS, the Japanese automaker joined forces with hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods in order to bring the custom-built Sriracha IS to the 2016 LA Auto Show.
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Lexus Designs A 28th Century Spacecraft For “Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets” [w/Trailer] 10
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Airplane, concepts, LEXUS, Lexus Concept, Lexus Videos, Movie Cars, Reports, video on 11 10th, 2016

Meet the 'SKYJET', a single-seat pursuit craft designed by Lexus and Europacorp that will star in the 2017 science action film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
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Lexus LC 500 Coupe Tackles The Nurburgring Before Customer Deliveries Begin 6
Posted by Brad Anderson in LEXUS, Lexus LC, Lexus Videos, Nurburgring, video on 10 6th, 2016

Before deliveries of the Lexus LC500 kick off early next year, the Japanese marque has been spotted testing the coupe at the Nurburgring.
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Battle Of The V10s: Porsche Carrera GT vs Lexus LFA 20
Posted by Brad Anderson in LEXUS, Lexus LFA, Lexus Videos, porsche, Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche Videos, video on 09 20th, 2016

In the world of supercars, no engine sounds quite like a V10. Whether its a 10-cylinder beast produced by Lamborghini or one from Porsche, the sound of a V10 is unmistakable and arguably, two of the greatest ever come from opposite sides of the world.
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