22nd September 2023

Lexus to Launch Next-Gen BEV Models in 2026

Lexus has promised to introduce its next generation battery electric vehicle (BEV) in 2026 claiming a “revolutionary” modular vehicle body structure, a drastically changed production method and a renewed...


5th June 2023

Lexus Debuts Entry-Level Hybrid CUV for Urbanites

Lexus has unveiled its smallest self-charging hybrid CUV to date with the entry-level LBX. Measuring just 13.7ft long, 5.98ft wide and 5ft high and with a 8.46ft wheelbase, the...


12th May 2023

More than 2M Customers’ Data Leaked from Toyota Vehicles

Some would say it was only a matter of time before the ‘software defined car’ would suffer the same cyber issues as any other IoT device as Toyota confirms...


13th February 2023

Toyota Will Not Pivot to Electric-Only Powertrains

Dashing the hopes of many BEV zealots’ over the change of CEO at Toyota, the automaker’s new chief says it will not be making a radical pivot away from...

10th February 2023

Tesla Avoids Dismal Reliability Ranking by Withholding Data, J. D. Power

Fancy automated driving and infotainment technologies in premium cars are punishing the reliability scores in J.D. Power’s latest consumer survey. Reuters reports that Tesla would have finished fifth from...


14th July 2022

Designing Automated Systems is All About the Humans

Human-centric design is about looking at what consumers want from smart experiences in terms of how the manufacturers connected emotionally with the things they make, be it cars or...

By Graham Jarvis


1st July 2022

PHEV Joins Hybrid in Lexus RX Fifth Gen Range

The fifth generation of the successful Lexus RX SUV range brings the automaker’s latest hybrid powertrains to new levels. Topping the range is the self-charging hybrid RX 500h marrying...


25th April 2022

Weekly Brief: Tesla Reaps Rewards of Traditional Automaker BEV Ads

Tesla smashed analyst expectations with a record $3.3Bn profit in the first quarter of 2022. The EV maker delivered roughly 310,000 vehicles between January and March, almost twice what...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


17th February 2022

Yamaha Latest Automaker Promoting Hydrogen Powered ICE

Yamaha has become another Japanese automaker keen to reprise the technology of ICE powertrains fired by hydrogen. It is developing a high-performance hydrogen engine under commission from longtime partner...


14th February 2022

Lexus Reveals Shape of Coming BEV Supercar

Lexus has published the first official pictures of its upcoming BEV sports car first announced at the end of last year. The sports model will be part of a...


14th January 2022

Hydrogen ICE Power Back on the Table with Lexus Off-Road Concept

Lexus has debuted its hydrogen ICE powered off-road concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon which opened today. The Lexus ROV (recreational off-road vehicle) concept tries to reinvent the SUV...


14th June 2021

Lexus Unveils its First PHEV

Lexus has finally tuned into the consumer demand for plug-in hybrid solutions with the launch of its first PHEV powertrain model. It has unveiled details of its new NX...