#LEXUS

Hybrid

Bob Carter of Toyota on 2020 and Beyond

The company’s executive vp of Sales believes things are getting better
#Toyota #Lexus

Hybrid

2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

The premium Toyota with a hybrid powertrain. What’s not to like?
#Buick #Toyota #Lexus

Mark Del Rosso on Genesis

Genesis is undoubtedly the most remarkable success story in the auto industry—not quite yet five but racking up awards in a way that other OEMs can only be jealous about—and we talk to the man who runs Genesis Motor America
#Cadillac #Audi #Hyundai

Interiors & Electronics

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

The LC was executed so well that the chief engineer was named president of Lexus. Think about that.
#people #Lexus

Autonomous Vehicles

Toyota’s New World View: A “Woven Planet”

Software holding company includes former TRI-AD autonomous vehicle unit
#Volkswagen #Waymo #Google

Interiors

2020 Lexus GS 350 F SPORT

For calendar year 2019 Lexus sold 3,378 GS models. Numbers like that belie that this is a car that is (1) enjoyable to drive and (2) doesn’t sacrifice room or comfort to achieve (1). Which is rather clever. So its sad sales performance is rather surprising
#Apple #Lexus

Design

Lexus LS Adds Tech, Improves NVH

Midcycle update will arrive in U.S. early next year
#Apple #Lexus #tech

Marketing

Auto Brands Slipping in Value, Except Tesla

Toyota continues to lead the way
#Apple #Google #Microsoft

Tesla Finishes Last In J.D. Power IQS

Not that the company wanted to participate in the study that’s been helping OEMs improve their products for 34 years, though. Kia and Dodge tie for the vehicles with the fewest problems per 100 vehicles.
#Dodge #Kia #quality

Design

NACTOY Announces 2021 Candidates

Yes, COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are still significant car launches happening this year
#covid-19 #reviews #Acura

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Jon Ikeda Isn’t Your Typical Exec

Fourteenth in a series. One could say he’s definitionally a “car guy”
#Acura #people #Porsche

Aluminum

Structural Engineering the 2021 Lexus IS

The compact sport sedan from Lexus is not just track-tested, but track-developed
#Lexus #Toyota #HP

Interiors

Lexus GS Brings on the Black. Gloss Black

Limited-edition sport sedan coming this summer to a dealer near you. And there will be just 200 built.
#Lexus #Carbon #HP

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Inside Kevin Hunter’s Garage

Tenth in a series. Yes, he’s a designer. But he also likes the visceral enjoyment of driving (good-looking vehicles).
#Toyota #people #Lexus

Sales

What the Golden State Says About the Market

It has the landscape of several states, the population of several more and a demand for vehicles that may become more of the national norm.
#Dodge #Ford #Honda

Interiors & Electronics

Inside Story on Seats: New Designs, New Tech

Here’s a look at some of the latest in seating developments for the industry
#Chevrolet #Chrysler #Lexus

Business

GM and Ford Have a Lot of Loyalty

2019 customers show solid support for OEMs with Automotive Loyalty Awards
#Chevrolet #Chrysler #Ford

Autonomous Vehicles

Toyota Invests in Self-Driving Tech Startup

Pony.ai lands $462 million in latest funding round and expands tests programs in California
#tech #Hyundai #Lexus

Production

‘Consumer Reports’ and the State of the U.S. OEMs

Plenty of the vehicles on the list of the top 10 are made in the U.S. But not by the traditional companies.
#Buick #Chevrolet #Ford

Business

Mazda, Subaru, Hyundai Group Top IIHS Safety Ratings

Tougher headlight criteria reduce number of Top Safety Pick+ winners
#body #tech #Acura