Chris Harris tries the Lexus RC-F on the track and on the road. Finding it "a curious blend of things," he's slightly put off by its weight when trying to twist it around a track, but its styling, cabin, sounds and non-German aura make it rewarding as a GT.
Lexus shows us little and tells us even less about the new LF-SA concept it's bringing to the Geneva Motor Show this year, but we're expecting it to take up a new size class for Toyota's luxury division.
After the long, expensive development of the Lexus LFA, the Japanese luxury brand has absolutely no intention to build a supercar successor anytime soon. Instead, the company is going to stick to more accessible performance through its F performance sub-brand.
Lexus may not be ready just yet to enter Australia's highly competitive V8 Supercars series, but it appears to be paving the way this year by providing an RC F to act as a safety car, an IS 350 F Sport as a medical car and a GS 350 F Sport as a support vehicle.
Lexus' Super Bowl commercial for the RC 350 starring an RC version sliding around didn't make it to the top of many lists of the night's favorite ads. However, it was still a huge hit for the brand by driving a significant increase in traffic to learn more about the coupe.
Lexus will run a 30-second spot for the NX during this year's Super Bowl, while BMW announces it will be showcasing the i3 in a 60-second spot. Four other carmakers have announced plans to join the party, down from 11 carmakers who advertised during last year's event.
Edmunds is reporting Lexus will trot its long-awaited next-generation RX in the Big Apple come April, and that said vehicle would be bigger and pricier than the current car, owing to the existence of the entry level NX.
The Canadian auto market was hot in 2014 and posted recorded sales. Leader among them for the fifth straight year was Ford, but the Blue Oval nearly lost its sales crown. A rally from FCA put it within about 2,000 units of being the biggest automaker in the Great White North.