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Toyota Prius, Prius Plug-In, Lexus CT 200h recalled for airbag problems: 482,000 vehicles affected
Toyota Prius, Prius Plug-In, Lexus CT 200h recalled for airbag problems: 482,000 vehicles affected

Toyota has announced a massive recall of Toyota and Lexus hybrids. According to the automaker, the recall affects 482,000 vehicles registered in the U.S., including the 2010 - 2012 Toyota Prius, 2010 and 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, and the 2011 - 2012 Lexus CT 200h. READ: Toyota Camry vs...Read More»

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Self-Driving Cars, 'Monster' Tajima, Hot Cars Get Girls: Today's Car News

Nobuhiro 'Monster' Tajima broke his own Pikes Peak Hill Climb world record by breaking the 10-minute mark. [MotorAuthority] Science has proven that a hot car can get men dates. The sky is also blue. [TheCarConnection] The 2011 Lexus CT 200h is in a class of one, the luxury compact hybrid hatchback...Read More»

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What Sound Does a Lexus CT 200h Make? Ask Ben

Some time ago I commented on an ad for the Lexus CT 200h and pointed out how it used music to convey the car’s message of clean and exciting fun. It was one in a long series of Lexus ads that used music and sound to define the brand. Music is one of the few things in life that humans are...Read More»

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Lexus CT 200h: The Japanese Got Rhythm

In my last blog post, I was pilloried by some readers for having made some particularly egregious grammatical errors, which, given my professional past, felt like a proverbial triple poke in the eye with a sharp stick soaked in lemon juice and tabasco. In short, I didn’t pay attention to the...Read More»

Kylie Minogue and the Lexus CT 200h
Another Effect Of The Disaster In Japan: Lexus To Lose #1 Spot In Luxury Market

On Friday, we told you about the ways that automakers have suffered following the recent Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. From imaginary problems with Korean companies to very real parts shortages, the disaster has had a direct impact on the way that U.S. consumers view Asian brands. Now, the world's...Read More»

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2011 Lexus CT 200h: New Hybrid Consideration For Small Family Car

As hybrids go, the all-new five-passenger 2011 Lexus CT 200h has a lot to like – especially the 42 mpg (combined) fuel economy and better-than-expected handling. It’s certainly no sports car, but it does acquit itself quite well in Sport mode (more about that later). With the entry of...Read More»

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The Stranger Side Of Green: Lexus Targets All-Night Videogamers With The CT 200h

Last spring, Lexus' marketing team came up with a metaphor about the "Darker Side of Green" to sell the new Lexus CT 200h. The gist was that the 200h is yin and yang, green and powerful -- good for the planet and good for the soul. We don't think the two are polar opposites, and we certainly...Read More»

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Wall Street Journal Reveals Twitter, Facebook Can Be Used To Sell Things (Like The Lexus CT 200h)

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, automakers have grown weary of hiring high-priced celebs like Ricardo Montalban and John Slattery to hawk their rides. Nowaday's, car marketers are focusing their attention on "a similarly powerful but cheaper source: young social-media influencers...Read More»

TCC Best Car to Buy 2011
TCC's Best Car to Buy 2011: Green Cars

Whatever your color of politics might be, red or blue, there's little doubt you've been teased by the notion of green cars. Environmentally concerned drivers want the same thing as security hawks: to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Though they get to the same place from different starting...Read More»

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Video Sneak Peek: Lexus CT 200h Invites You To The Darker Side Of Talk Shows

Lexus has been working the "Darker Side of Green" angle for months now, hyping the company's new hybrid the Lexus CT 200h. We've talked a good bit about the marketing campaign, its series of odd but entertaining debates, and some of its...less successful elements. Now, a little birdie -- seriously...Read More»

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2011 Lexus CT 200h: First Drive

Remember the Lexus HS 250h that was introduced last year? Yes? Well kindly forget about it for the moment and reboot. Actually, consider it a full-on system crash and reinstall; all is well again and Lexus is back on track with what hybrid shoppers want. That's how we felt after spending part of a...Read More»

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Lexus Lures Andy Samberg, Tracy Morgan, Jamie Kennedy To The Dark Side

During the 2010 New York Auto Show, Lexus hosted a debate to hype its new hybrid, the CT 200h. Dubbed "The Darker Side of Green", the face-off featured eco-tech enthusiast Amanda Little, global-warming denier Phelim McAleer, and moderator Sarah Silverman. We were very, very dubious. But by most...Read More»

Screencap from the Lexus 'Dark Ride' microsite for the CT200h
The Lexus CT200h And The Dark Side Of Social Media

We love our jobs. Really. Mostly. But every so often, we're obligated to take a metaphorical bullet in the service of keeping you informed. This is one of those times. Seriously, you guys owe us a Coke. The bullet in question comes courtesy of Lexus, which continues to pump the whole "Dark Side of...Read More»

Sarah Silverman
2010 New York Auto Show: Lexus Hosts Global Warming Debate, Sarah Silverman Moderates

Most debuts at auto shows are fairly simple affairs. A little hip hop, a couple of smoke machines, a stray dancer or two, and voila -- a new ride is launched. But Lexus is taking a different route for the Lexus CT 200h's appearance at the 2010 New York Auto Show: to celebrate the hot, hybrid hatch...Read More»

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