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  • Latest News 26 Nov

    Toyota opens its new £3m dealer training centre at the Nottingham Trent University today. The purpose-built centre on a 1.2-acre site at the university's Clifton Campus will be used to deliver Toyota and Lexus dealers with management, operational, and technical training.

  • Latest News 17 Sep

    Lexus has topped the charts for quality, reliability and customer care in a new survey.

  • Latest News 6 Sep

    Lexus has appointed former head of UK operations Stuart McCullough to drive the carmaker's growth in Europe. McCullough, previously Lexus GB director, took up his new role as Lexus director, Europe, on Monday.

  • Latest News 5 Jun

    The charismatic Alfa 156 is a stylish alternative to the Audi A4, BMW 3-series and Lexus IS200. A great deal less expensive, too. A 99S 1.8 TS with 42,000 miles is £8,500 privately.

  • Latest News 22 May

    Another template design Lexus dealership has officially opened in West London. Lexus Twickenham is the Toyota owned premium brand's 31st UK solus outlet and takes the Japanese importer one step closer to its goal of opening 48 new sites by the middle of 2003.

  • Latest News 12 Dec

    Toyota GB has revealed an ambition to double its annual sales volume to more than 200,000 a year in the UK by 2010. The total includes Lexus and Toyota light commercials.

  • Latest News 22 Nov

    Simon Frith, Lexus GB's general manager of operations, is to leave the company to join the RRG dealer group as operations director, based at Salford Quays.

  • Latest News 19 Nov

    Lexus is urging leasing companies to dispose of end-of-contract vehicles at closed electronic auctions to protect residual values.

  • Latest News 1 Nov

    Three years into the task of forming a stand-alone network that will represent Toyota's uppercrust brand, the director of Lexus GB admits: “We haven't achieved everything we set out to achieve.”

  • Latest News 22 Oct

    Lookers plc will soon start major redevelopment work at its Charles Hurst Group headquarters in Boucher Road, Belfast. The redevelopment will be centred around the creation of brand new separate Nissan and Renault showrooms, supported by a joint back-office facility, and the building of a separate Lexus showroom.

  • Long Term 3 Oct

    It seems strange that drivers could turn their backs on the Lexus IS200 for failing to cut the mustard in the performance stakes.

  • Long Term 14 Sep

    Lexus should be the wise motorist's alternative to the premium German marques: all the technology, refinement, build quality and performance with the perceived bonus of value for money.

  • Long Term 10 Aug

    Lexus (GB) has announced pricing on the IS300 saloon and SportCross which go on sale from October. The IS200, on sale since 1999, also features an improved specification from September.

  • Latest News 3 Aug

    The Lexus LS430 has been named as the only car to achieve the maximum five-star rating for resistance to being broken into and to being stolen, according to security tests.

  • Latest News 16 Jul

    Inchcape Retail has completed the redevelopment of its Toyota and Lexus dealerships at Darby Road, Nottingham, costing £2.4m.

  • Latest News 10 Jul

    Lexus is claiming the accolade as the fastest growing prestige brand in the UK in the first six months of 2001 with sales up 31.7% on last year.

  • Latest News 23 May

    Bristol-based Bryan Brothers has returned to the AM100 at No75 after a 55% increase in turnover to £85.4m. The group, which dropped out of the AM100 last year after finishing 63rd with a £95m turnover in 1999, was a victim of network restructuring, losing its Ford, Toyota and Lexus franchises in the South-west. It also halved its Iveco-Ford portfolio to two outlets.

  • Latest News 28 Apr

    The Rover 75 is pleasing people who bought it two years ago and shares fifth place with the IS200 from Lexus, the champion of this year's JD Power survey.

  • Latest News 28 Apr

    Jaguar has again come second in US-based JD Power's assessment of the satisfaction (or otherwise) expressed by British owners of two-year-old S- and T-plated cars.

  • Latest News 24 Apr

    Toyota and Lexus will move to their purpose-designed new headquarters at Burgh Heath, Surrey on Monday, April 30, from their current HQ in Redhill.