Test Drive: 2014 Lexus IS F Sport

Track time at Rockingham Speedway with the luxury sport sedan

Since taking the helm at Toyota Motor Company in 2009, president and CEO Akio Toyoda has been pushing hard for a more innovative direction. So far many of the company’s talking points have been downplayed as hype, but the 2014 fleet looks to change that. Perhaps no other model delivers more assuredly than the 2014 IS F Sport, an entry-level luxury sports sedan that is …

Test Drive: Lexus ES 300H

Test-driving Lexus' sportiest ES to date, now in hybrid

As Lexus strives to improve its public image, the company recently revamped the previously somewhat frumpish ES in a pair of 2013 models that first debuted at last month’s New York Auto Show: the ES 300H and ES 350. With a lower, wider and longer body, spindle grill and clean front-to-back lines, the car represents a beaut of a sedan for the entry-level luxury market. …

The New York International Auto Show 2011: Concept Cars

Six designs from the 2011 NY Auto Show we'd love to see in production

Concept cars serve two purposes: To create an allure and desire for a brand and to explore style and technology innovations that influence a maker’s range of cars in a more accessible time frame. Most of these cars had their debut at other recent shows, but all are alluring and insightful in how they will influence upcoming models. Saab’s PhoeniX combines a sleek sports body …