AUTO REVIEW—if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. When you have a sales winner on your hands like the GS, the last thing a company wants to do is mess with a success. Rolling out a new model is a challenge, especially when the outgoing model was a solid contender. That might explain why Lexus skipped 2012 entirely and designate the new GS as a 2013 model. Well, here’s the good news: The 2013 GS 350 is a heavy hitter in the sport sedan market. This one is more than just a little impressive.
LA CAR REPORT— Are we there yet? Maybe this one question has been asked a million times by thousands of kids in the back seat, but I’m asking this for a very different reason. Global Green President Matt Petersen, and Sebastian Copeland, event co-chair and Board member remind attendees at the Avalon Hollywood, that this is the 9th annual Pre-Oscar Party. This is being held to build awareness as to the state of our world and to make a change in sustainability. So, is mother earth finally a better place, or do we need to keep trying harder?
GALLERY—And now for some shamelessly gratuitous photographics. As many sports aficionados know, Sports Illustrated recently released its annual swimsuit issue. To capitalize on the issue, Lexus became the Official Automotive Marketing partner of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit property—and created TORI 500, showcasing a racetrack in the shape of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Tori Praver.
AUTO REVIEW—Unlike the Presidential campaign, the front-runner status for cars sold in the USA doesn’t change every other month. For the past 10 years, the Camry has been America’s best-selling car. This year, it receives a top down makeover. In addition to being roomier, quieter, and easier at the pump, it’s got a lower sticker price. We test the sportiest of the line, the 2012 Toyota Camry SE. Review Editor Harold Osmer reports.