LA Auto Show 2019: Highlights

Electric cars and plenty of innovation at the California car conference

The 2019 LA Auto Show is on now through 1 December, running concurrently with China’s Guangzhou Auto Show. While Los Angeles has long been one of the world’s most diverse automotive landscapes, southern California no longer leads the way regarding how cars are marketed and sold around the globe. More forward-thinking and maturing markets such as China are actually in a better position to predict and dictate …

Lexus Introduces its First-Ever Luxury Yacht, the LY 650

The carmaker's debut boat is sporty, elegant and opulent

Based on the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept from 2017, the LY 650 (which debuted last week in Florida) marks the production-scale debut for the brand’s boating category. The 65-foot vessel is the result of a collaboration between Lexus (the luxury vehicle division of the Toyota), Wisconsin-based Marquis Yachts and studio Nuvolari Lenard. At $3+ million, the boat is high-tech and sporty, yet stylish and sophisticated—embodying the …

Interview: Design General Manager at Lexus, Koichi Suga

Inside the bold, dynamic, and invigorating lineage of Lexus vehicles

It’s tough to stand out in the automotive marketplace these days. Just ask Lexus Design Department General Manager Koichi Suga, who says, “At first, nobody gave Lexus a second look.” True enough, the brand flew under the radar for years when it came to design, instead building a customer base that liked their vehicles because they were reliable and a good value. These days, design …