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2012 Ram 1500, Top Green Car Stories, 2013 Lexus GS 350: Today's Car News
2012 Ram 1500, Top Green Car Stories, 2013 Lexus GS 350: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Ram 1500 and Honda extends warranties on 2006-2011 Civic Hybrids. Lexus has priced the 2013 GS 350 and we name the top five green-car stories of 2011. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Ray LaHood has thrown the NTSB...Read More»

Lexus' 'big red bow' promotion to support Toys For Tots
Lexus Donates $5 To Toys For Tots For Every Big Red Bow You Share Online

Lexus is making it easy for folks to donate to Toys for Tots this holiday season: just share one of the brand's well-known "big red bows" on Facebook or Twitter during Lexus' "December to Remember" sales event, and the company will contribute $5 to the charity. For Facebook users, the process is...Read More»

2012 MINI Cooper Roadster
Lexus & MINI Ace J.D. Power's 2011 Sales Satisfaction Index

Have you shopped for a new car lately? If so, how impressed were you with the dealerships you visited? If you stopped at a Lexus or MINI showroom, chances are good that you walked away happy -- and with a new set of wheels. That's according to the latest study from J.D. Power. Power's 2011 Sales...Read More»

2013 Audi A4 sedan
Toyota FT-86 Leaked, 2013 Audi A4, 2015 Tesla Roadster: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, the production Toyota FT-86 leaks out while Audi releases details surround the refreshed 2013 A4 lineup. Toyota sees production delays due to flooding in Thailand, and Suzuki is bailing on some major auto shows. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2013 Lexus GS 350
Lexus General Manager Mark Templin Holding 2013 GS Tweet Chat

While the automotive world is buzzing about the Woodward Dream Cruise and vehicle reveals at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Lexus hasn't forgotten about its loyal fans. Last night, Lexus unveiled the 2013 GS 350, and now it would like to chat online with fans to get feedback regarding its...Read More»

2012 Lexus IS
2012 Lexus IS Stays The Course

If you were looking for a long list of changes to the 2012 Lexus IS series, you’re going to be disappointed. In fact, the only changes for 2012 are these: Nebula Gray Pearl paint replaces Smoky Granite Mica paint, and Fire Agate Pearl paint replaces Glacier Frost Mica paint. That’s not...Read More»

2013 Lexus GS 350 teaser image, brightened to show detail.
2013 Lexus GS Teaser Image Shows Up On Facebook

Yesterday we brought you an exclusive heads-up that Lexus would be launching the custom 2013 GS tab on its Facebook fan page today. Right on cue, the custom tab launched early this morning. The new 2013 Lexus GS tab on the Lexus Facebook page invites fans to upload a photo of themselves. Lexus will...Read More»

The 2013 Lexus GS attacks an autocross course
Exclusive: Lexus Launching 2013 GS Facebook Tab Tomorrow

Earlier in the week, we reported that Lexus will live-stream the 2013 GS reveal at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance onto its Facebook fan page. We knew a custom tab would launch on the Lexus Facebook page, but didn't know when, until now. We've just received word that Lexus will launch the custom...Read More»

The 2013 Lexus GS attacks an autocross course
Lexus Will Stream Live 2013 GS Reveal On Facebook Fan Page

Lexus has been teasing the upcoming 2013 GS for a while, but all will soon be revealed in a few short weeks at this month's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Earlier today Lexus released a short video clip of a camouflaged 2013 GS attacking an autocross course. The video also announced that Lexus...Read More»

2006 Lexus RX 400h
Toyota Recalls 2006 & 2007 Highlander Hybrid & Lexus RX 400h

Toyota has issued a voluntary recall for certain Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX 400h models from the 2006 and 2007 model years. The problem? Some of those vehicles' Hybrid System Inverters were improperly constructed, which could result in reduced power -- or no power at all. According to a...Read More»

Monster Tajima's GoPro Suzuki SX4 Pikes Peak race car
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»

2012 BMW M5
2012 BMW M5, Class of 2009, Lexus Reinventing, Buick Regal GS: Today's Car News

Late last night official pictures of the 2012 BMW M5 leaked onto the web. This forced BMW to make the 2012 M5 official, slightly ahead of schedule. [MotorAuthority] Do you think Lexus is trying to reinvent itself? Does it need to? [TheCarConnection] Father's day is coming; do you know what you're...Read More»

Pay Off Your Sins In Florida, 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class: Today's Car News

Kill two pedestrians in Florida? No problem. If you are rich, you can just pay your way out of trouble. [TheCarConnection] Mercedes-Benz has revealed the all-new 2012 M-Class sport utility, now with more LEDs. [MotorAuthority] GM's CEO Dan Akerson thinks that gas taxes should go up to boost...Read More»

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Which Defines Luxury, Audi or Lexus? #YouTellUs

Lexus tells us that it is in the pursuit of perfection. Audi approaches luxury with a progressive mindset. Two big entries into the luxury car class, but which is the winner? So today we want to ask which defines luxury. Audi makes some really nice vehicles. The new A7 is just gorgeous and the A8...Read More»

L2's Facebook IQ survey for 2011
BMW Zooms To The Front Of The Pack On Facebook

If you're on Facebook, you understand its allure, its dazzling ability to connect you with friends, fremenies, people you'd thought you'd forgotten, and others you wished you had. If you're not on Facebook...well, you will be. Facebook -- or at least the social, interconnected, sharable info model...Read More»

2012 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package
Bush, Obama and Electric Cars, Lexus LFA: Today's Car News

Haters gonna hate, but George Dubya Bush is the father of the modern electric car. [TheCarConnection] President Obama's taking the charge now, mandating EVs for federal use and directing funds to more charging stations. [AllCarsElectric] While tornadoes are in today's forecast, we're tapping a...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX 450h
Lexus RX 450h Too Powerful For NYC Taxi Fleet

Why can't Lexus' big hybrids be New York taxis? There are 13,386 medallion cabs in New York City, and over 55 percent of the fleet is made up of Ford’s Crown Victoria sedan. The next most popular vehicle is the Ford Escape Hybrid, which makes up nearly 25 percent of the legal taxi fleet...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Electric launch, New York City, January 2011 - Bill Ford Jr.
Cadillac ATS Rethink, Bill Ford On Electric Vehicles: Today's Car News May 18, 2011

Bill Ford thinks that a quarter of all vehicles will be electrified by 2020. Impossible? No, but seems ambitious for sure. [TheCarConnection] We hear the 2013 Cadillac ATS is already tipping the scales and causing a rethink. Will Cadillac actually have a true BMW 3-Series competitor?...Read More»

2011 BMW X5
BMW Leads The U.S. Luxury Market By Just 29 Sales

For several years, the U.S. luxury market has been dominated by Lexus, but as we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Toyota's high-end marque recently lost ground with American shoppers. Now BMW sits in the driver's seat, ahead of German rival Mercedes-Benz by a super-slim lead of just 29 sales...Read More»