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New car diary for Lexus

Make: Lexus

Model: ES

Released: Oct 2018

Lexus is set to release its seventh-generation ES sedan this month which will be offered exclusively with a hybrid powertrain.

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Make: Lexus

Model: RX - L

Released: Feb 2018

Lexus aims to extend its family appeal with the seven-seat version of its RX large SUV. The three variant RX L range will start at $84,700 before on road costs, $3300 more than its five-seat siblings.

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Make: Lexus

Model: NX

Released: Oct 2017

Two years after its launch, the NX is the bestselling Lexus model in Australia and a mid-cycle update should keep it fresh against some of its newer rivals.
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Make: Lexus

Model: CT - 200h

Released: Oct 2017

This month Lexus ushers in the second facelift for its ageing CT200h since its 2011 launch, with the hybrid hatchback gaining some visual tweaks and a boost to safety and infotainment tech.
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Make: Lexus

Model: LC

Released: Jun 2017

Wild concept car-like looks will adorn the Lexus LC, which is set to tackle the Porsche 911 among others in luxury two-door coupe segment. The V8-powered LC500 and petrol-electric LC500h will be offered locally.
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Make: Lexus

Model: GS - F

Released: Feb 2016

In February Lexus will release their GS F, aimed squarely at the BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63. The F will be powered by a 5.0L naturally aspirated V8, which will produce roughly 350kW of power.
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Make: Lexus

Model: GS

Released: Dec 2015

Lexus' GS sedan will receive a light facelift in December, with a bolder front end more in line with new Lexus products. It will also get a new 4-cylinder turbocharged entry level variant.
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Make: Lexus

Model: LX - 570

Released: Dec 2015

Lexus' high-end LandCruiser will undergo a major facelift before coming on sale in December. It features the same 5.7L V8, but comes with a new 8-speed auto gearbox.
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Make: Lexus

Model: RC - 200t

Released: Dec 2015

In December Lexus will introduce an entry-level turbo variant to its RC coupe range. The 4-cylinder engine is the same one that features in other Lexus models such as the IS200t and NX200t.
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Make: Lexus

Model: RX

Released: Nov 2015

Lexus' all-new SUV arrives in November, bringing with it a choice of three powertrains. It will aim to compete with cars such as BMW's X5 and Audi's Q7.
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Make: Lexus

Model: RX

Released: Nov 2015

The fourth-generation of Lexus' large-sized luxury SUV was revealed during the 2015 New York motor show and will hit Australian shores in 2016. A large 'spindle grille' adorns the front of the SUV, new head and tail lights and a refreshed interior round out the changes to the RX.
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Make: Lexus

Model: ES

Released: Sep 2015

Lexus' sixth generation sedan receives new safety tech, cabin materials and a mild facelift. It comes with two engine variants including a hybrid model, and aims to appeal to the traditional Lexus customer base.
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Make: Lexus

Model: IS - 200t

Released: Sep 2015

The new turbo-powered Lexus IS200t will replace the IS250 variants in Australia. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit will produce 180kW and 350Nm, an upgrade from the ageing 153kW/252Nm 2.5-litre V6.
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Make: Lexus

Model: RC - F

Released: Feb 2015

Lexus' high-performing RC F is set to arrive in early 2015, naturally-aspirated V8 donk and all. Set to take on the Germans at their own high-powered sports coupe game, expect to see the RC F priced sharper than its rivals.
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Make: Lexus

Model: NX - 200t

Released: Feb 2015

In February Lexus introduced a turbocharged four-cylinder variant into its NX SUV lineup. Called the 200t, the engine is to be used in a number of Lexus models in the future.
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Make: Lexus

Model: RC

Released: Dec 2014

Lexus ripped the covers off its stunning RC coupe at the 2013 Tokyo motor show, revealing a striking two-door based on the underpinnings of the well-received IS sedan. Set to do battle with the BMW 4 Series and Audi A5, the RC will gain a hi-po ‘F’ Sports model later in the year.
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Make: Lexus

Model: RC

Released: Nov 2014

Lexus' stab at a luxury sports coupe market taking on the likes of the BMW 4-Series an Audi A5. A hotter V8-powered variant is already confirmed, but time will tell if this Japanese coupe can take on the best Germany has to offer.
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Make: Lexus

Model: NX

Released: Oct 2014

Lexus will finally introduce a sub-RX SUV into its line-up, with the NX set to go on sale in late 2014/early 2015. The Audi Q5 rival is based on the polarising LF-NX concept from the 2013 Frankfurt motor show, but will carry a more toned-down design to better appeal to the masses.
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Make: Lexus

Model: CT

Released: Apr 2014

A mid-life facelift should keep the Lexus CT200h hatch fresh for at least another couple of years in the face of some stiff competition including the rejuvenated Audi A3 and strong selling Mercedes A-Class. Subtle styling changes include a more prominent ‘spindle’ grille and new alloy wheel designs, but the mechanicals stay the same.
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Make: Lexus

Model: ES

Released: Nov 2013

Lexus has confirmed that it will bring its ES mid-size range back to Australia after killing off the second generation Camry-based sedan in late 2005. The front drive ES will slot between the smaller IS and larger GS ranges and is based on the American-inspired Toyota Avalon.
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Make: Lexus

Model: IS

Released: Jul 2013

Lexus replaces its aging IS sedan mid-year with a new-generation model that will be available with a hybrid powertrain for the first time. With a design based on the LF-CC Coupe concept from the 2012 Paris motor show, the new IS will also feature new technology such as an eight-speed automatic transmission and a pop-up bonnet for pedestrian safety.
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Make: Lexus

Model: LS

Released: Dec 2012

Lexus wheeled out the new-look LS range globally in August 2012 with the now-familiar spindle grille and a more aggressive stance to reposition the brand as more sporting and less conservative. Essentially a mid-life update of the fourth generation LS that launched in 2007, the new model has over 3000 new or changed parts over the existing model.
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Make: Lexus

Model: RX

Released: Jun 2012

Japanese luxury specialist Lexus will facelift its RX SUV to reflect the 'spindle grille' design language initiated by the new GS sedan, while adding a macho F-Sport variant.
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Make: Lexus

Model: GS - Hybrid

Released: May 2012

Promising 18 per cent better fuel economy and CO2 output than the previous hybrid GS (sipping 6.3L/100km and emitting 145g/km) the new GS450h will get a revised 213kW 3.5-litre direct-injected Atkinson cycle V6 mated with the latest hybrid drive system for a combined 252kW of power and 345Nm of torque.
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Make: Lexus

Model: GS

Released: Apr 2012

Lexus will launch its BMW 5 Series-rivalling GS line-up in April 2012, with the 3.5-litre V6-powered GS350 and GS350 F Sport the first two variants to hit market.
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Make: Lexus

Model: LX - 570

Released: Mar 2012

Lexus will facelift its gargantuan, Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series-based LX570 luxury SUV in March, adding more cabin technologies and tweaking the frontal styling.
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Make: Lexus

Model: CT - 200h

Released: Mar 2011

LEXUS has confirmed its first compact hatchback, the hybrid-only CT200h, will be priced from under $50,000 when it goes on sale in Australia. It will be powered exclusively by a modified version of Toyota’s 1.8-litre petrol-electric drive system from the Prius.
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Make: Lexus

Model: IS - 350

Released: Dec 2010

Lexus has confirmed it will import a 3.5-litre V6 version of its entry-level IS sedan to Australia. 228kW and 375Nm of torque will find their way to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.
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Make: Lexus

Model: LFA

Released: Oct 2010

Leading the performance charge for Lexus is the LF-A concept car, a two-seater supercar powered by a 373kW-plus V10 engine, with an estimated top speed of more than 320km/h. This performance is complemented by Lexus levels of luxury, comfort and equipment.
read more about the Lexus LFA

Make: Lexus

Model: IS - IS-F coupe/cabrio

Released: Oct 2010

Lexus’ IS-F sedan will be joined by a “hard-top convertible” powered by the same rear drive 311kW at 6600rpm and 505Nm of torque from a heady 5200rpm from its 5.0-litre V8, via an eight-speed automatic paddle-shift transmission with three-stage VSC stability control. Expect a $150K price tag.
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Make: Lexus

Model: GS - GS-F

Released: Oct 2010

Lexus officials have stated that the GS large sedan - powered by the IS-F’s 5.0-litre V8 and badged as the GS-F – is likely to be the next ‘F’ badged model to reach Australia. Expect a 5.0-litre DOHC V8 that produces more than 300kW/474Nm, mated to the LS460's eight-speed automatic.
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Make: Lexus

Model: IS

Released: Jul 2009

Lexus’ IS sedan will be joined by a “hard-top convertible” bodystyle derivative, and will surface about nine months after the on sale timing of the range-wide IS facelift in 2009, which initially will only avaliable in 2.5-litre guise.
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Make: Lexus

Model: RX - 450h

Released: Jun 2009

The new generation Lexus RX hybrid range will morph from the current RX400h into the RX450h thanks to its use of a 3.5-litre V6 instead of the current 3.3-litre six, and first-hand reports claim it will deliver V8-style performance and even better fuel consumption.
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Make: Lexus

Model: RX - 350

Released: Feb 2009

The next RX, to be derived off the current Camry platform, will be much larger and wider than today’s model. Speculation suggests that a long-wheelbase seven-seater version, beginning with the RX350L, is also on the cards. Another hybrid RX will also appear, employing a V6/electric motor combo.
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Make: Lexus

Model: IS - IS-F

Released: Nov 2008

A stonking V8-powered IS sedan will mark the Toyota luxury division’s first challenge to BMW’s M, Audi's RS and Mercedes-Benz’s AMG high-performance brands. Named IS-F but also known as the IS500, it'll offer a 317kW 5.0-litre V8, mated to an eight-speed auto.
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Make: Lexus

Model: IS

Released: Oct 2008

Lexus is expected to launch its upgraded IS250 range locally in the last quarter of 2008. With minor cosmetic changes to the front and rear fascia’s, ie headlamp, grille, and bumper areas. Mechanical upgrades to its 2.5 litre engine will be minimal.
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Make: Lexus

Model: LX

Released: Apr 2008

Expect the 2007 Detroit show to host the debut of a redesigned LX luxury SUV flagship, based on the all-new 200-Series LandCruiser but offering greater differentiation than the current LX470 does. It's due on sale here by April 2008, powered by a bigger new V8.
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Make: Lexus

Model: GS

Released: Jan 2008

To keep the GS range fresh, a minor facelift is expected in 2008. The LS460’s 4.6-litre V8, complete with its world-first eight-speed automatic, will be slotted into the current GS. The new GS460’s expected 280kW/493Nm powerplant should give the V8 a performance edge over the hybrid GS.
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Make: Lexus

Model: LS

Released: Nov 2007

The LS600hL – flagship of Toyota’s premium brand – joins the conventional LS460 in November. With a 122mm-longer wheelbase and all-wheel drive layout, the LS600hL is powered by a 330kW 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine mated to a high-output electric motor. Drive is channelled via a CVT continuously variable transmission
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Make: Lexus

Model: LS

Released: Jul 2007

Lexus' redesigned flagship sedan will be more than six months overdue when the LS460 arrives on sale here in June 2007. Powered by a 4.6-litre V8 and offering S-class, 7 Series and A8-rivalling tech like air suspension and an eight-speed auto, the new LS range will expand a month later via the world's first hybrid limousine, the long-wheelbase petrol-electric LS600hL.
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Make: Lexus

Model: RX

Released: Oct 2006

The RX400h will be Lexus' second hybrid model, following the GS450h sedan. On sale from October, the luxury five-seat SUV combines a 157kW 3.3-litre petrol V6 with two electric motors, one for each axle. Expect a price premium over the RX350 - and a third hybrid Lexus in next year's LS600h limo.
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Make: Lexus

Model: IS

Released: Dec 2005

Lexus will unveil an all-new IS200/300 sedan replacement in the final quarter of 2005. Larger, more powerful and more luxurious than Lexus' current 3 Series rival, the new IS range should include sedan, coupe and cabriolet variants for the first time, but there will be no Sport Cross hatch model.
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Make: Lexus

Model: GS

Released: Mar 2005

Lexus showed its third-generation GS medium sedan at Detroit 04, following the LF-S concept at Tokyo 03. Larger than the six-year-old GS300, the coupe-like sedan features all-wheel drive on some models (but not Australian ones), a new 3.0 V6 and a GS430 V8 model. Priced from around $100,000.
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