2022 Lexus IS500 Launch Edition Offers a New Color Combo

  • Lexus is offering a Launch Edition version of the new IS500.
  • It has a special exterior color and suede interior trim, along with a serialized plaque inside.
  • The IS500 will go on sale in the U.S. this fall, and 500 units of the Launch Edition will be available.

    The new V-8–powered 2022 Lexus IS500 will offer a special Launch Edition model with a unique color combo, different wheels, and a few interior tweaks. 500 units of the IS500 F Sport Performance Launch Edition will be produced for North America, and it’ll likely cost a bit more than the standard model, though pricing isn’t yet available.

    The Launch Edition’s exterior color is called Incognito, and it’s a light grey hue that’s new to Lexus. Inside, the Launch Edition gets a serialized plaque along with grey and black suede upholstery, wood trim for the steering wheel, and a different startup animation for

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    470-HP Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Launch Edition Costs $75K

    • The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is arriving in the spring as a fully loaded launch edition model.
    • It’ll start at $74,995 and includes a hood scoop, body-colored fenders and hardtop, leather seats, and lots of standard equipment.
    • The Wrangler Rubicon 392 is powered by a 470-hp V-8, and it’s only available as a four-door model.

      The V-8–powered Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 will go on sale by the end of the spring, initially available as a fully loaded launch edition (pictured above). This 470-hp version of the Wrangler is only available with four doors, and the launch edition will start at $74,995. Cheaper models should follow soon after. (If you were wondering, Ford said that the 2021 Ford Bronco, the Wrangler’s new competitor, won’t offer a V-8.)

      The Wrangler Rubicon 392 sits 2.0 inches taller than the standard Rubicon, and the launch edition is equipped with a hood scoop, body-colored

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      2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition Makes the 3-Row Look Great

      • Kia is adding a blacked-out Nightfall edition to the 2021 Telluride SUV, and we approve of the looks.
      • It includes an exclusive black grille, tons of black accents, and special 20-inch all black wheels.
      • The Nightfall treatment costs $1295 and is available on the Telluride EX AWD with the Premium package, the SX AWD, and the SX Prestige, and will arrive by the end of the summer.

        We’re big fans of the Kia Telluride here at Car and Driver. So much, in fact that we gave it a 10Best award its first year on the market and immediately parked one in our long-term garage. Our long-termer gets tons of praise from the staff on its comfort and good looks—our test car is finished in an elegant Dark Moss shade of green—and for the 2021 model year, Kia is adding a blacked-out Nightfall edition. We’re very much intrigued by the

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        2021 Toyota Corolla Adds Limited Apex Edition Sport Package

        • The 2021 Toyota Corolla will come with an optional Apex edition, a sport package that includes a tuned chassis and suspension as well as optional summer tires.
        • The Apex edition is available with the SE and XSE Corolla sedans. Of the 6000 made, 120 will come with a manual transmission.
        • The Apex edition Corolla will go on sale this fall.

          While Toyota decided to not extend the TRD treatment to the 2021 Corolla—unlike its counterparts, the Camry and Avalon—the sedan is getting the next best thing, an Apex edition. This limited-edition sport package can be had on the SE and XSE Corolla sedans, giving them a tuned suspension, chassis, and available summer tires.

          Corollas equipped with the Apex edition come standard with the 169-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder which comes as optional on the Corolla but will be paired to a sport-tuned exhaust. Most of the Apex edition Corollas will come with

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