Lexus is teasing a new mystery model that will be making its debut at the upcoming 2015 Detroit Auto Show.
Lexus_F_15NAIAS_002The Japanese company is only letting on that the new model will be part of the ‘F’ brand, which means it’s built to go fast around a racetrack. Currently, the company sells the RC F Coupe, which packs a 5.0-liter V8 that makes 467 hp and 389 lb-ft of torque.
From the look of the photos, the new car in question may be the rebirth of the IS F, which would essentially be an RC F with four doors. However, it may also be a performance version of the company’s larger GS, a car that has been rumored for some time.
Whatever it is, AutoGuide will be live at the Detroit Auto Show to get you all the details.
LC, naturally, is the expected production version of Lexus' much-lauded LF-LC 2+2 sports coupe concept, which was widely rumored to revive the SC badge once it went on sale to the public. Discard those notions, LC it is. Here's what we can expect under the hood, based on those trademark filings:
On Friday 27 June 2014 (a good month or two earlier than we anticipated), the Lexus USA Newsroom issued information on the 2015 Lexus IS sedans. Given the 2014 model year debut for the 3rd-generation of Lexus' smallest rear-wheel-drive-centric sports sedan, the 2015 model year is one of minor detail and evolutionary changes.
Up front, non-F Sport models' standard fog lights are now LED (light-emitting diode)-type. Unfortunately, F Sport models in the United States still make do without any fog lights at all, a boneheaded and irrational decision in our humble opinion. What IS F Sport models do gain, externally, is a horizontal rectangular rear F Sport badge as shown above (placed on the lower left of the trunk lid) to complement the now-traditional front fender badges. And, speaking of dumb decisions, one has, thankfully, been reversed for 2015: F Sport models are now available, as in much of the rest of the world, in the very compelling ... [Read More]
Quickly becoming one of the world's most important motorshows, the LA Auto Show is packing a long list of big debuts this year.
From small crossovers like the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V to outrageous performance machines like the Shelby GT350 and Cadillac ATS-V Coupe there's no shortage of important products.
On the luxury end Mercedes will relaunch the Maybach brand with an ultra-luxurious version of the S-Class while Bentley aims to impress with a new Mulsanne-based convertible.
Other big debuts include the BMW X5 M and X6 M, the 2016 Acura ILX, Porsche Cayenne GTS, the new all-wheel drive Jaguar F-Type, an updated Ford Explorer, Scion's new iM hatchback concept and a show car that will preview the future of Audi.
Additionally, the Connected Car Expo is back, showcasing some interesting concepts and technologies that can change the future of the automotive industry. Check it all out right
If you think Lexus’ spindle grille corporate face is extreme, you will want to pay close attention to the concept it just debuted in L.A.
The company just officially unveiled its LF-C2 concept in Southern California, saying it serves as a preview of design cues to come on future Lexus products. It uses a 2+2 seat layout and has absolutely no roof covering, although that probably doesn’t matter because this is only a design concept.
Powertrain details are completely undisclosed, but the concept does serve as an indicator if not an outright confirmation that Lexus is eyeing a new convertible grand touring car to fill a slot that is currently only being filled by the outdated IS C.
Lexus is still keeping specific plans for a production car in the dark, but the LF-C2 looks like little more than a thinly-veiled preview of an open top version of the new RC sport coupe. The concept is 185.6 inches long or only a whisper greater than the production RC 350 and is exactly the same width as that car at 72.4 inches.
There's going to be something different about the SEMA Show in Las Vegas this year that might be worth planning a trip around. This year, the show's organizers will give people in Sin City a chance to see the show in person regardless of whether or not they are directly affiliated with the automobile industry. SEMA is one of the largest trade shows the city hosts every year, but normally admission is reserved for people who are there on "official" business. Typically, that means its a mostly off-limits mecca for modified car enthusiasts, but that won't be true this year because on Friday, November 7, much of the show will be publicly on display for "SEMA Ignited." From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., cars from the show will pour out of the Las Vegas Convention Center onto the Strip. The show's organizers said they decided to add the event because there have been so many enthusiasts crowding around the exit at the end of
What new vehicle should be Car of the Year? The decision is up to you!
The AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Car of the Year Awards are back and we’re once again giving you the opportunity to vote on what the best car of 2015 should be.
In addition to the overall Car of the Year award, there are six other categories where you can vote for your favorite including Truck of the Year, Sports Car of the Year, Green Car of the Year, Utility Vehicle of the Year, Luxury Car of the Year and Luxury Utility Vehicle of the Year.
Voting will run until November 9th and once we tabulate all the results, the winners will be announced November 20th. Then we’ll be presenting each of the automakers with a legit award that they’ll proudly display.
Oh, and for voting, you’ll be entered to win a set of BF Goodrich tires!
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