Lexus to Conquer World With Pebble Beach Edition LS600h

lexus to conquer world with pebble beach edition ls600h

Toyota put out a press release today, in the form of a Detroit News article, declaring their intention to conquer the globe's luxury car sales. In Europe, where Lexus is fighting uphill, sales have grown. And in Japan, where Lexus is also not-so-very-popular, sales have not. Nevertheless, the Toyota luxo brand is going to keep up the fight. And how are they going to accomplish this lofty goal of global domination? With Pebble Beach special editions, of course! For the first time EVER, Lexus will offer an LS600h L "with a Truffle Mica exterior paint combined with an exclusive two-tone Alabaster and Black leather trim interior with Dark Grey Bird's-eye maple wood trim." Sounds like a kitchen. Lexus is also doing a sixth annual Pebble Beach edition SC430 coupe. Having spent the day driving one yesterday, all I can say is that it needs a lot more than fancy paint. This coming year was supposed to be the end of the road for the SC430; Lexus was going to "replace" it with the LF-A sports car (don't ask – I know they are 100 percent different). But with the LF-A program being canceled or at least indefinitely paused, the SC430 may soldier on. The horror.

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  • Mrb00st Mrb00st on Aug 15, 2008

    the SC430 is an entire armada of Failboats.

  • Guyincognito Guyincognito on Aug 16, 2008

    @ Mrb00st, I don't know, I thought the SC430 was pretty nice when the current gen version came out 11 years ago.

  • Blunozer Blunozer on Aug 17, 2008

    Actually the old Lexus SC300/400 was a stunning car that still looks good today. They were also a hit with the tuner crowd since they shared parts with the Supra and could be turbocharged to ludicrous levels. The current gen model looks like came out of the business end of a mule however. Getting back on topic, the LS600 L "Pebble Beach Editions" Sounds like one of those cheesy dealer packages with pinstripes, gold badges and a half-vinyl top.

  • Npbheights Npbheights on Aug 17, 2008

    Why don't they make a ES250h? Seems screamingly obvious to me.