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Toyota Motor Corporation Vehicles Dominate J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Vehicle Dependability Study

February 15, 2012
TORRANCE, Calif., February 15, 2012 – Eight Lexus, Toyota, and Scion models captured segment awards in the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study, a performance equal to all other vehicle brands combined and more than twice as many as the runner-up nameplate.
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Customer FAQs for Toyota/Lexus Crankshaft Pulley Recall

November 09, 2011
1.      Which models are involved in this recall?
 
In the United States, approximately 420,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles with V6 engines are involved. These include certain of the following models:
 
  • 2004 Avalon
  • 2004 and 2005 Camry, Highlander, Sienna, and Solara
  • 2006 Highlander HV
  • 2004 and 2005 Lexus ES330 and RX330
  • 2006 Lexus RX400h
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Toyota Announces Voluntary Safety Recall of Certain Toyota and Lexus Vehicles to Replace the Crankshaft Pulley

November 09, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., November 9, 2011 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. (TMS), today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 283,200 Toyota and 137,000 Lexus...... more

Lexus Introduces 2012 Special Edition Models for LS 460, ES 350 and CT 200h

September 30, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2011) – Continuing to expand the brand’s wider range of style and customer appeal, Lexus today announced Special Edition models for the 2012 LS 460, ES 350 and CT 200h.
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From Question Mark to Landmark - Lexus Pursues Perfection in Its Third Decade

September 20, 2011
When Lexus was established in 1989, the luxury division of Toyota was determined to set a new course for the U.S. luxury auto industry. Over the past 22 years, Lexus has become a luxury automotive leader by building outstanding vehicles and providing superior customer service. Now, in its third decade, Lexus is even more dedicated to push the envelope to create the finest vehicles and to exceed customers’ expectations.... more

2012 Lexus Safety Feature Summary

September 15, 2011
Lexus engineers its vehicles with advanced passive safety technology, founded in a body structure equipped with front and rear crumple zones. Lexus models are equipped with pretensioners and force limiters on the front seatbelts, and most models feature them on the rear outboard seatbelts, as well.... more

2012 Lexus Technology Summary Chart

August 30, 2011

Lexus Announces Prices for 2012 Models

August 26, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif. (August 26, 2011) – Lexus today announced Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) on its 2012 models ranging from the CT 200h hybrid premium compact to the LS 600h L premium luxury hybrid sedan. The MSRP for more than half of the Lexus lineup will remain unchanged from the 2011 model year. The new Lexus vehicles will arrive at dealerships later this summer through early fall. The MSRPs do not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $875.
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Lexus All-Model Chronology

August 16, 2011

Lexus ES 350 Cruises in Luxury and with Style Using Regular Fuel

August 11, 2011
The ES 350 entry luxury sedan continues to be a Lexus favorite with its comfortable cabin and smooth ride. With a plethora of standard amenities, such as 17-inch wheels, moonroof, 10-way power adjustable front seats, leather-trimmed seats and a multi-information display, the ES continues to impress new and loyal consumers. The ES 350 cruises into the 2012 model year virtually unchanged except for the new Nebula Gray Pearl exterior, which replaces Smoky Granite Mica; and the discontinuation of Peridot Mica.
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2012 Lexus ES 350 Product Information

August 11, 2011

Lexus Earns Four Segment Awards in J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Initial Quality Study

June 23, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., June 23, 2011 – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., received a combined four segment awards in the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS). Lexus earned the honor as the highest ranking nameplate in the industry, while the Toyota Division moved up 14 positions to place seventh.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Announces Price Increase for 2011 Toyota, Scion and Lexus Models

March 31, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., March 31, 2011 - - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., announced manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) increases today for most 2011 Toyota, Scion and Lexus models.... more

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Comments on J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Vehicle Dependability Study

March 17, 2011
J.D. Power and Associates today announced the results from their 2011 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), covering 2008 model year vehicles.... more

Sometimes, You Have to Do Things The Hard Way

January 18, 2011
There’s the easy way, and there’s the Lexus way. A lone crane slowly lifts the front end of a Lexus LS, then a second vehicle is attached using cables and stretch bars, then another and another and finally, a fifth Lexus vehicle is suspended in midair from the crane, using no support other than the strength of the LS. The gravity-defying vehicles aren’t a figment of your imagination or a camera trick. They are part of a new advertising campaign from the automaker, which debuted on Jan. 16. ... more

Toyota Announces Prices for 2011 Corolla and Matrix

December 03, 2010
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the 2011 Corolla and Matrix. MSRP adjustments were also announced on 13 current 2011 Toyota models including Yaris Liftback and Yaris Sedan, Camry and Camry Hybrid, Avalon, RAV4, Highlander and Highlander Hybrid, Venza, 4Runner, Sienna, Sequoia and Land Cruiser. MSRP adjustments were also announced on all 2011 Lexus models.
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2011 Lexus Technology Summary Chart

July 21, 2010

Lexus Safety Feature Summary

July 21, 2010
Lexus engineers its vehicles with advanced passive safety technology, founded in a body structure equipped with front and rear crumple zones.... more

Lexus Technology Summary

July 21, 2010
Lexus integrates advanced technology in all its vehicles, with a focus on enhancing ease of use, comfort, and driving pleasure.... more

2011 Lexus ES 350 Product Information

July 16, 2010

Lexus Announces Prices for 2011 Models

Lexus Announces Prices for 2011 Models

July 16, 2010
Lexus today announced Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) on its 2011 models ranging from the luxury IS sport sedan to the flagship luxury hybrid sedan LS 600h L.... more

Lexus ES 350 Continues to Symbolize Luxury and Style

Lexus ES 350 Continues to Symbolize Luxury and Style

July 16, 2010
After amenity upgrades and styling enhancements last year, the Lexus ES 350 cruises into the 2011 model year using 87-octane regular fuel. 2011 ES 350 customers will continue to enjoy a smooth and quiet ride as the cost of ownership is reduced.... more

Lexus Update: Our Response to the Los Angeles Times on Lexus ES 300/330 Drivetrain Issue

May 23, 2010
Lexus objects to the Los Angeles Times’ portrayal of how the company responded to customer concerns regarding a drivetrain issue in the 2002-2006 Lexus ES300/330 (“Toyota Kept Lexus Issue from Buyers” May 23, 2010).... more

Toyota Extends Brake Override System to Provide an Additional Measure of Customer Confidence

February 22, 2010
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc, today announced that it will install a brake override feature on an expanded range of customers’ vehicles to provide an additional measure of confidence. This braking system enhancement will automatically reduce engine power when the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal are applied simultaneously under certain driving conditions.... more

Customer FAQs Regarding the Sticking Accelerator Pedal and Floor Mat Pedal Entrapment Recalls

February 03, 2010
Frequently asked questions for the sticking accelerator pedal, floor mat pedal entrapment recalls and general questions on both recalls (Feb. 03, 2010).... more

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