This LS600hL is in great condition. There are some rock chips on the front bumper, lower front portion of hood and some pits in the windshield from normal driving, but nothing excessive or beyond normal wear and tear. There are a few minor nicks and very light scratches that have been touched up, but nothing beyond normal wear and tear for an 08 model. There was one bird poop stain on the hood, about the site of a half dollar that was touched up and then wet sanded down to make it slick and smooth again; it is not very noticeable, but is there if you look for it. There is one very small minor dent on the passenger front door that should easily come out with paintless dent repair. This car has no paintwork and has never been wrecked or damaged to my knowledge. The tires have about 50% tread life remaining. I have had all Lexus scheduled maintenance performed at Lexus of Austin since I have owned this vehicle. I have the books, two remote keys and a credit card key. I had ceramic window tint added when I purchased the car in August of last year. The ONLY reason that I am selling this black beauty is due to a major career/job change. I now must purchase a truck for my daily driver. This car is an AMAZING ride and drive. This is the ULTIMATE road car! This car has TONS of immediate power (due to the TWO electric motors of the hybrid drive system) yet can also get you about 26 MPG's on the highway cruising at 85 mph-Email with any questions.
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Following rumors that Lexus has been working on a small crossover to slot below the RX (pictured), Automotive News Europe reports that the production-ready CUV will bow at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next March. Later this year, Lexus will preview this new crossover by way of a concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show in November.
According to the report, this new crossover will be a hybrid, and will ride on the smaller architecture that underpins the Toyota RAV4. Specific details have not been confirmed, but AN states that the entry-level CUV will be powered by the same 2.5-liter gasoline-electric drivetrain found in the Lexus ES 300h. Since Toyota will evidently be taking the time to hybridize the platform, we can't help but assume that it will eventually build a second-gen RAV4 EV.
Either way, with the small luxury CUV segment heating up, Lexus is likely smart to offer a player in this space. Until now, there has not been a Lexus crossover below the RX, and this new model will compete with other new players in the class including the BMW X1 and Audi Q3.
There's little question that Lexus has succeeded in challenging its German rivals in the luxury marketplace. And with the LFA, it has proven that Japan can build a world-class supercar. What's left blank is the space in between.
Toyota Motorsport GmbH came up with a compelling answer in the form of the Sports 650 prototype, a Lexus LS with a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 641 horsepower and other go-fast components to challenge the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG and Audi S8. Toyota boss Akio Toyoda was reportedly so impressed with the project that he initially ordered TMG to build ten examples - one for him and each of his nine best friends. But since the model on which the project was based has since been replaced, questions remain over the project's fate.
Georg Kacher - European correspondent for Automobile and Car magazines - recently drove the prototype and reports that "the project will now likely be transferred to the new model out in 2015." That could come down purely to speculation, but Kacher tends to get the inside line on industry news, so this particular bowl of gossip soup might not requite the usual grain of salt we otherwise might add.
Let's say you just got a big promotion at work or the kids are moving out of the house, and you finally have some extra money. You decide to blow it all at once and treat yourself by upgrading your ride. Naturally, you look to a luxury automaker. What do you choose?
Models like the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class may be tailor-made to introduce buyers to the premium segment, but a new study finds that they don't garner the highest rates of non-luxury customer conquests. It turns out that a Volvo leads among folks moving up to a premium brand, and it isn't even one that's made anymore, at that.
A recent study by Polk and IHS Automotive looked at what models had the highest rates of buyers upgrading from a non-luxury segment. The information comes from its new vehicle registration data through April 2014. All ten top models boasted conquest rates of over 50 percent, but the Volvo C70 led the field with 68.01 percent of its customers coming from non-premium brands.