Posts from ‘Lexus’
Class: Premium Subcompact Crossover
Miles Driven: 628
Fuel Used: 19.6
by Don Sikora II
Note: The following story was excerpted from the June 2018 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.
Lexus calls its brand-new LC 500 coupe the luxury brand’s flagship. It also says it’s a concept car come to life, in this case the LF-LC concept first shown at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show in early 2012.
Class: Premium Midsize Car
Miles Driven: 448
Fuel Used: 12.4 gallons
DETROIT—Lexus’s sporty RC coupe lineup launched for the 2015 model year, so it’s old enough now to have reached its “freshen by” date. The RC 300 and RC 350 models got a refresh for the 2019 model year that included updated styling, retuned suspension, and a few newly available features. For 2020, it’s the high-performance RC F model’s turn. At the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Lexus unveiled the 2020 RC F and the new RC F Track Edition model.
DETROIT–The 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit kicks off next week, but Lexus has already released information on one of its vehicles that will be debuting at the show. As auto-show concept vehicles go, the Lexus LC Convertible Concept is about as down to earth as you’ll find—it reimagines the regular-production LC coupe as a drop-top tourer.
2018 Lexus LS 500 AWD
Class: Premium Large Car
Miles driven: 408
Fuel used: 23.3 gallons
2018 Lexus NX 300 AWD
Class: Premium Compact Crossover
Miles driven: 460
Fuel used: 20.0 gallons
If you haven’t noticed, compact crossovers are all the rage nowadays. That applies to premium ones as well, and increasingly, to premium ones that have been downsized to near subcompact proportions. And that’s the game Lexus has entered with the new UX.