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Lexus ES300 is dusty in China

November 4, 2014 by Joey Wang

Lexus ES300 is dusty in China

A very dusty and very dirty Lexus ES300 sedan, Spotted in China in the booming Dongba area in the far-far eastern suburbs of east Beijing. The vehicle sure needs a good clean-up but looked otherwise all right. The second generation ‘XV10’ Lexus ES300 was manufactured from 1991 until 1996 with a small facelift in 1994, this is a pre-facelift example.

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Spy Shots: Lexus NX SUV is Ready for the Chinese car market

June 12, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Lexus NX SUV is Ready for the Chinese car market

Spy shots showing the new Lexus NX SUV all-naked in China. The Lexus NX is  a mid-size SUV aimed straight at the immensely successful Range Rover Evoque. The NX had its worldwide debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the Chinese car market in December.

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Lexus NX SUV debuts on the Beijing Auto Show

April 20, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Lexus NX SUV debuts on the Beijing Auto Show

The new Lexus NX mid-size SUV debuted today at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The Lexus NX is meant to be hip and aimed straight at the Range Rover Evoque, but there won’t be a three-door version. The NX will be launched on international markets in Q3 and launch on the China car market is scheduled for December.

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Lexus LFA is baby blue in China

May 30, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Lexus LFA is baby blue in China

A brilliantly baby blue Lexus LF-A has popped up at a Lexus dealer in Beijing. It is a second hand with only a few thousand on the teller, priced at a manic 6.99 million yuan or 1.14 million USD. Prices are apparently on the rice, the LFA did only 5.98 million yuan when new.

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Lexus LS400 in Red with a Body Kit in China

May 4, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Lexus LS400 in Red with a Body Kit in China

A very clean and very red Lexus LS400 sedan, seen on a street in central Beijing, not far from the place where I earlier met a 1982 Mercedes-Benz 190E. The superb sedan looked perfect in red, showing the underestimated brilliance of a 25 years old design. The great great vehicle is further sexed up by a body kit, with especially impressive side skirts, shiny 5-spoke alloys and racy low profile tires.

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Spotted in China: second generation Lexus ES300

February 16, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: second generation Lexus ES300

Here we have a sleek second generation Lexus ES300, seen on a parking lot near the 3th Ring in Beijing. The second generation ‘XV10’ Lexus ES300 was made from 1991 until 1996 and it was never exported to China. The first generation ES300 debuted in 1989 and was at the time only the second car in the Lexus line-up next to the LS400. Parked next to the Lexus a clean & green BMW E34 525i, more on that beauty in a later post.

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Toyota recalls 22.869 Lexus cars in China over faulty wipers

February 2, 2013 by Joey Wang

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Japanese automaker Toyota will recall 22,869 vehicles exported to China over defects in the vehicles’ windshield wipers, according to China’s consumer quality watchdog.

The company has decided to recall some of its exported Lexus IS sedans produced between January 2006 and September 2011, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) said in a statement on its website.

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BYD S6 is a Scion in China

January 22, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

BYD S6 is a Scion in China

Many BYD cars are copies of Toyota. The BYD S6 is a copy of the last-hen Lexus RX350. Chinese car buyers know that and act accordingly. One S6 buyer however was confused and slapped Scion-badges on his BYD. There was another one up front but I didn’t get a good shot.  Well, it might fool the folks back home in the countryside, if they know what a Scion is… Better use Lexus next time!

 

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Spotted in China: first generation Lexus LS400

January 16, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: first generation Lexus LS400

A very sleek first generation Lexus LS400, seen near the Lido hotel in Beijing. The super-silent Japanese sedan is painted in a relatively rare sliver-white color. Much better than black which basically was the standard color for the LS400. Read more »

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Lexus LS400 police car from China

November 20, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Lexus LS400 police car from China

A very fine Lexus LS400 police car, seen on the Air Show China in the great city of Zhuhai in Guangdong Province. The vehicle was used to escort VIP limousines around town. Such ‘limousines’ are usually heavily modified Toyota Coasters which go faster than airplanes.

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