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...

22nd March 2021

Aston Martin and Lexus Race Track Refugees in ICE Swan Song

Almost as if the sportscar manufacturers realize the end of the ICE age approaches too fast, they are trying to end on a high with a flourish of special...


8th December 2020

Toyota Rolls Out Mobility Service Across Europe

Following its success in several European markets, Toyota will roll out its Kinto mobility service across the rest of the continent this spring. Its Kinto Europe service, a joint...


22nd April 2020

Simple Drivetrain Mod Boosts Lexus Hybrid Green Credentials

Lexus claims to have cut CO2 emissions on its mid-sized hybrid SUV to just 161g/km thanks to converting into a ‘cross-over’. The automaker has managed to shave 10g/km from...


16th April 2020

BMW Tops Least Distraction Infotainment Study

Independent test results suggest BMW’s iDrive infotainment is the least distracting for drivers in use while budget brand MG’s is the worst. More worryingly for vehicle safety is that...


22nd November 2019

Lexus’s First BEV Claims Paltry Range, Single Motor Setup

Lexus’s first BEV will have just 250 miles of range from a 54.3kWh battery, 60 miles less than the electrified concept vehicle it unveiled last month. This is similar...


11th November 2019

Lexus First BEV Targets Chinese Market

Lexus says it will unveil its first production-ready BEV in China later this month hoping to tap into the premium end of that market’s government-led burgeoning demand. China has...


23rd October 2019

Lexus BEV Luxury Concept Claims Range and Performance

Lexus has debuted its luxury BEV concept claiming supercar acceleration married to range of more than 300 miles ahead of plans to market its first all-electric car later this...


10th October 2019

Lexus to Reveal Luxury BEV Concept

Lexus has released one of the most bizarre teaser pictures seen to announce a new luxury BEV concept. In a bid to challenge the viewer’s perception, the up-turned ice...


30th May 2019

Lexus Pioneers ‘Spinning’ Headlamps on Latest SUV

Lexus is claiming a world first with anti-dazzle safety headlamps for its new Lexus RX luxury SUV. The car will feature lights with an adaptive high beam system (AHS),...


20th March 2019

Volvo Takes Nanny-State-Of-Mind to New Heights

Way back in the 1950s when Volvo gave away its patent for the car’s first three-point seat belt to other manufacturers, many motorists scoffed. These safety doubters would have...


1st March 2019

AR Backseat Experience Could Lyft the Ride

Automotive infotainment is improving but is still a few “parsecs” away from a Star Wars “Dejarik” moment, where passengers are playing augmented reality games in the backseat as they...

By Robert Gray