Toyota Canada is recalling about 37,000 vehicles because block heater wiring could short circuit and cause a fire. The heaters were installed at dealerships, not factories.
The new-generation 2018 Lexus LS arriving in the United States and Canada early next year showcases the brand's latest, greatest automated safety technology. But the brand won't call it self-driving.
Lexus, aiming like many automakers to pump some excitement into the lackluster car market, is giving the redesigned LS 500 flagship sedan some sporty bells and whistles just months after its introduction at the Detroit auto show.
Toyota expects its global vehicle sales to rise one per cent to 10.2 million next year as growth in North America, Europe and China prompts a recovery from a one per cent slide in deliveries this year.
A 17-month contract involving Lexus dealers in Edmonton, Lexus Canada and the Edmonton International Airport is garnering national media and Internet attention, all for a unique pairing of promotion and customer service.