Next week, Lexus will finally reveal the all-new 2013 GS. For Lexus fans, it’s been a long, camouflaged road of spy shots and teaser imageshere’s the play-by-play recap.
> From The Lexus Enthusiast
Lexus recruits an elite team of “Culinary Masters” with big-league names like Morimoto and Boulud. Why? Because Lexus owners know good food when they taste it, of course.
> Who’s on the team
On natural disasters:
Somewhere in Japan a Lexus owner is no doubt helping an earthquake victim. How do we know? Over the years, we’ve received countless stories about Lexus drivers lending a hand in times of trouble.
> One owner’s story
CT 200h price announced:
If you’re wondering if this could be your first Lexus, wonder no longer: Lexus released the car’s official U.S. starting price of $29,120 (dealer price may vary). And make no mistakethis car is Lexus-premium all the way.
> What you get for $29,120
Four episodes of Lexus’ in-car talk show are live, and they’re pretty entertainingand we’re not just saying that because host Whitney Cummings gave us this great interview.
> Watch & read
A new set of wheels:
When the revamped LFA prototype rolls out this week at SEMA, it’ll sport a hot set of wheels designed by the prestigious, and super-advanced, tuner equipment provider CEC.
> Early wheel photos
From commercials to award-winning Web shows, Lexus is undeniably the world’s most entertaining automaker. Its latest production, the in-car talk show Darkcasting, will further prove this fact.
> Read more
Lexus LFA for the Xbox:
It’s game on for the Lexus LFAthe car will officially join the Forza Motorsport dream vehicles when the newest version of the Xbox 360 game arrives this month.
> Learn more
Advanced bamboo technology:
With all the fun coverage these past weeks about what it’s like to actually drive a CT 200h, it was almost easy to miss a major, almost hidden innovation: bamboo speakers.
> Learn more
Lexus just launched its official Twitter handle. If you own, or want to own, a Lexus auto, this is a good one to followit’s valuable, rapid-fire vehicle info straight from Lexus.
> Start following
The next challenge is on:
If you’ve got a child in middle or high school, we really encourage you to get his or her school involved in the Lexus Eco Challenge, which will award $500,000 in grants and scholarships this year.
> More info
I drive a fast car:
A few weeks ago, Lexus driver Dave Schotz took his everyday Lexus, an IS F, to a major amateur racing event, then soundly beat all the dedicated racing vehicles. This is a guy, and an IS F, we had to learn more about.
> Read the interview
Sponsor a future golfer:
The Lexus-backed Hook A Kid On Golf program brings top instruction to kids who might otherwise never set foot on a fairway. It’s definitely worth your charitable dimeand you can quickly sponsor a child online for $125.
> Learn more
Lexus magazine gets street-legal:
In case you haven't discovered this yet, Lexus mag is now on your iPhonejust search for us or visit m.lexus.com/magazine.
Our (new) favorite Lexus ad of 2010:
Well, Lexus has come full circle. Years ago, the wine-glasses-on-the-hood ad became Lexus’ iconic symbol of a quiet, refined engine. That is, until Lexus made a 552 hp V10 that can shatter those glasses.
> Watch the new ad
Lexus just cut the pricing way back on some of its F Sport custom performance parts, all nicely bundled up in a few sweet deals for the IS, IS C, and GS.
> Read on
Lexus’ hybrid bicycle concept has eco-bloggers doing a double take. Just like a Lexus hybrid vehicle, the bike combines conventional power (the rider) with an electric motor.
> Take a look
Dark Ride is coming:
Welcome to the new world of test driving. In two weeks, Lexus launches Dark Ridean interactive CT 200h test drive that turns you into an action-movie stud. Say what, you say? Just watch the trailer.
> Watch now
Lexus hybrid earns high safety rating:
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given the Lexus HS 250h its highest rating for “frontal offset crash protection.”
> Learn more
Lexus CT 200h will come to America:
Lexus’ next hybrid enjoyed some good reviews at the Geneva Motor Show this month. Fortunately, the Europeans won’t get all the fun when the car rolls off the assembly line in December.
> See more
Lexus shines at the Detroit auto show: North America’s biggest auto show kicks off today. A few starring roles: the LFA supercar, LF-Ch concept, and new GX 460. > Read more
More special treatment for Lexus owners: If you own a Lexus, you’ve still got discounts and gifts at top hotels and wineries around the country. Your job: resolve to get out and use them. > Your 2010 Lexus benefits
The team that shaped the LF-Ch: They came. They drew. They carved. They’re the geniuses at Calty Design Research that helped make the LF-Ch. > Watch them in action
VIP treatment for Lexus owners: From December to March, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has some special offers for Lexus drivers. There are some availability restrictions, but the offers are worth checking out. > Learn more
Lexus owner shows off 1,000-horsepower IS: Last month, Lexus announced a contest on Facebook to find the best driver-modified Lexus model. This week, Lexus is showcasing the winning vehicle at the SEMA auto show. > See the winning vehicle
Instructional videos on Lexus Drivers website: Lexus has created a library of demos and tutorials on the Lexus Drivers site. The demos cover an array of vehicle features, and are searchable by model. > Search the videos
Latest LFA unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show: The newest version of the LFA supercar, now available for purchase inquiries, makes a major appearance in Japan this week. > See the LFA in Tokyo
Recently subscribed to Lexus Enform™? Start using eDestination—Lexus’ destination management system. It allows you to search for up to 200 locations from a PC and send them to your (available) navigation system. > Try it out on the Lexus Drivers site
What do you think of the new LF-Ch? Lexus has posted photos of its new concept car, a sporty hybrid that pairs driving enjoyment with a sustainable focus. Lexus also wants opinions. Like it? Don’t like it? Send in your thoughts. > View photos and send feedback