2019 LEXUS ES 300h Road Test, Review Introduction: LEXUS quietly let loose the brand new ES saloon with no fuss or fanfare. Some say it is pretty, others say it is busy. I think the handsome coupe-like profile looks the business. The smooth riding LEXUS comes only in a hybrid drivetrain with two trim … Continue reading LEXUS’ Luscious Leggy Mid Size Limo ES 300h driven
The changes to the pretty face makes one of my favourite cars look sexier. The IS range makes up about 36% of all Lexus sales. There are 3 drive trains: Hybrid, 2.0L turbo and the good old V6, all of which remain unchanged. Whilst the Hybrid and Turbo engines are newish or upgraded, the … Continue reading Lexus IS’s Midlife Facelift is More Than Skin Deep
I love both the RC 350 (read about it here), and the RCF (read the launch here, and the full review here) but even the silky 8 speed auto can only do so much for a smooth but thirsty V6 and V8 engines. Enter the brand spankers eco-friendly 180kw 2.0L turbo. Outside it looks … Continue reading Lexus RC 200t: Perfection free of fuel bill shock
Yes, yes, yes, oh YES: looks, space, quietness, economy Oh dear me no: fiddly infotainment interface, cost, no CarPlay/Android Auto It feels like a very long time since Toyota started flogging cars with batteries in Australia. I was a doubter. Back then, replacement batteries cost princely $7,500 to replace. Lack of government backing meant … Continue reading Lexus bangs out a new RX SUV and it’s a cracker, with batteries
When Lexus said it was going to “F” its GS I was skeptical. The GS has handsome but conservative looks which surely wouldn’t translate to high speed track worker, but they did, and it does, and what a cracker it is. The fabulous RCF engine has been transplanted into the heart of the GS. Tyres, … Continue reading Lexus F’s its GS Saloon: A few days with F1 Legend Alan Jones, a GSF, and a racing track
On a hot windy day atop a hill in Australia’s capital, Lexus proudly displayed their latest LX, GS and RC cars. Canberra’s Arboretum is a great back drop to showcase Japanese luxury. It’s a shame we didn’t get a chance to check out the National Bonsai Collection housed within he grounds. Perhaps next time. … Continue reading Lexus adds a 200t to the RC range and we like it.
I just found this video of this very car a few months ago when we gave it the once over at Lexus’ secret HQ bunker. What do you think? On my home from my jog (walk) around the park (boozer) I discovered this little titbit in the Lexus dealership next door. Hubba HUbba! This … Continue reading Bling Bling, Bling Bling. Hello, Lexus Calling
Yes Yes Yes oh YES: 351kw V8, sexy exterior, loaded with gadgets Oh dear me no: complex infotainment menu, foot parking brake, no self parking option Lexus is one of those hugely underrated auto makers. They are technically very good and are very well equipped. However, some have had some models who were, shall we … Continue reading Lexus RC-F: Sounds like Thunder, Goes Like A Rocket
Yes Yes Yes oh Yes!: spectacular looks, classy cabin, gadgets gadgets gadgets Oh dear me no: aging engine, no auto parking, economy could improve. Remember we took the yummy IS350 for an outing a few months ago and liked it? We liked its sensual lines and cutting edge gadgets, and we liked the power, oh … Continue reading RC350: The Sexy Lexus, Yes, I said Sexy!
Yes Yes Yes oh YES: sexy looks, comfy seats, classy cabin Oh dear me no: old engine, Bluetooth/usb issues, moody cursor controller Gorgeous isn’t it? Some hate the lines swooping and dipping from front to back but I think they are stunning. To get the full picture you might consider other offering like BMW’s … Continue reading Lexus IS350: Can it Compete with a 3 Series or C Class?