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A white 2020 Lexus GX 460 is parked in front of trees.

There are plenty of things in life that never change. They stay exactly as we remember them and become almost comforting because everything else is changing so fast. Toyota and Lexus SUVs have become one of those things, and continue on, relatively unchanged for several years at a time. That can absolutely be a comfort [...]

Interior of the 2020 Audi S8 as featured in AutoInfluence Current Auto News for the week of July 12th.

  Did you miss us? We missed you. That’s right, AutoInfluence is back after a two week break and there’s plenty of current auto news to cover - from everyday industry headlines to the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Q2 Truck Sale shootout to the impactful death of two industry giants, there’s plenty [...]

Black 1967 Ford Mustang reboot for June 2019

  Annnnd we’re back. AutoInfluence with all of your current auto news headlines for the week of June 28th. And FINALLY. What a week it was! We have rumors of one iconic muscle cars’s retirement, FCA change-ups, Tesla firefighting, results of this year’s American Made Index, Porsche electrification and the rumor of one model’s death [...]

Lexus RC F as featured in Men in Black International and this week's current auto news.

Fathers Day, ’Death Wobbles’ and Tariffs Dodged

Annnnd we’re back. AutoInfluence here with all of your automotive news going into Fathers Day Weekend. But before we get to the individual headlines, a quick follow-up on last week’s threat of tariffs being placed on Mexican manufacturing - a story which all but moved forward mere minutes after we had posted the previous episode [...]

A white 2020 Lexus RCF is parked on a white strip of pavement shown from above.

How the 2020 Lexus RC F Stole the Spotlight

  Today on AutoInfluence, we take a moment to appreciate the Lexus RC F… When a hefty portion of your income comes from covering current auto news, developments and reveals, it’s all-too-easy to wave goodbye to a portion of every day, knowing that it will be dedicated to research. But for those of us with [...]

Airless UPTIS Tire, in development with GM and Michelin, adjusts to road conditions. This and more in AutoInfluence Weekly Automotive News for the week of June 7th

Annnd we’re back. AutoInfluence with all your current automotive news headlines, as we kick off the month of June. So, let’s get down to business. Ford Beginning with the ticking countdown of President Donald Trump’s ultimatum that a 5% tariff would be implemented on all shipments out of Mexico by this coming Monday, unless the [...]

Lexus LC 500h prototype in Space Orange, as featured in this week's Automotive News headlines for the week of May 17th

Annnnd we’re back… AutoInfluence with all of your automotive news headlines for this week of May 17th. Starting with… Ford Much to the chagrin of stateside enthusiasts, Ford unveiled the wagon-styled variant of the Focus ST, an offering that isn’t available in the U.S. Offering a welcome 58 cubic feet of passenger / cargo space, [...]

AutoInfluence Weekly Automotive News for Week of Apri 8-12 including Porsche Reduction in Carbon Emissions

Annnnnd we’re back! AutoInfluence here on Friday, April 12th making our way through automotive news headlines for the second week of April - leading up to the highly anticipated one-two punch of Auto Shanghai and the New York International Auto Show. That said, grab a drink and a snack, get comfortable, go to the bathroom [...]

The Custom Lexus RCF GT3 unveiled at SEMA 2015. This model will be piloted by veteran driver Scott Pruett in the 2016 and 2017/18 racing season. Phot courtesy of Toyota/Lexus.

Lexus Re-enters Racing with SEMA 2015 Custom Models

There's little argument that Lexus is an excellent car maker, having been lauded with awards for everything from reliability to resale value. Driving any one of the classic Lexus models, even a more experienced model like a used Lexus LS 460, offers an undeniably excellent ride thanks to top quality engineering and careful attention to [...]

Lexus has been manufacturing and selling its series of executive sedans, or ES models, ever since 1989. The legacy of the ES has not only been a long one, but also a very successful one. Various models, body styles, and generations have been a part of the ES series, with the introduction of the Lexus [...]