Lexus is readying a crossover concept that it's calling a new "flagship," perhaps mimicking a move with its car lineup where it created the new LC flagship coupe priced above $101,000. The concept will debut at the Detroit auto show next month.
The 2018 Lexus RX 350L with a gasoline engine and the hybrid RX 450hL will be unveiled Nov. 29 at the auto show, the company said. Canadian sales of the current RX are up 17 per cent this year.
Toyota supplier Toyotetsu is transferring stamping work to Ontario from Kentucky to supply the new Lexus RX, which is built in the province. It's also expanding operations in preparation of the soon-to-be redesigned RAV4.
Calgary International Airport has apologized for converting parking stalls reserved for those with disabilities to ones used in a Lexus marketing campaign. Lexus did not choose the spots.
Toyota Canada is recalling about 37,000 vehicles because block heater wiring could short circuit and cause a fire. The heaters were installed at dealerships, not factories.
The new-generation 2018 Lexus LS arriving in the United States and Canada early next year showcases the brand's latest, greatest automated safety technology. But the brand won't call it self-driving.
Lexus, aiming like many automakers to pump some excitement into the lackluster car market, is giving the redesigned LS 500 flagship sedan some sporty bells and whistles just months after its introduction at the Detroit auto show.