Official WebsiteEst. 1989
Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of the Japanese automaker Toyota. It is Japan's largest make of premium cars. Lexus vehicles are largely produced in Japan. They are continually ranked the best for reliability in the auto industry.
In 1983, Toyota started the F1 ("Flagship One") project that eventually developed into the Lexus LS 400. At the time, Japanese automakers exported more expensive models due to "voluntary export restraints" negotiated between the Japanese and American governments. The LS 400 was launched in 1989, having famously cost over $1 billion in R&D.
Lexus's vehicle lineup grew continually in the 1990s, and Toyota introduced the premium marque to the broader international markets in the 2000s. In the mid-2000s, Lexus began sales of hybrid vehicles globally, being the first premium automaker to do so.
Currently, Lexus has a broad model range that goes from hatchback to full-size SUV. Notably, however, no wagon is available since the discontinuation of the first-gen IS:
- Hatchback: CT
- Sedan: IS, ES, LS
- Coupe: RC, LC
- Convertible: LC
- Crossover: NX, UX, RX
- SUV: GX, LX
- Minivan: LM
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“Lexus makes reliable luxury cars”
—kylele on 16 May 2020
Lexus RC (XC10) facelift Coupe (2018)
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Lexus RC (chassis code XC10) facelift is a compact executive coupe in production from 2018. It is available with a range of inline-4, V6, and V8 engines that displaced 2.0 to 5.0 liters. Compared to the pre-facelift, the most obvious changes are around...
Lexus LC (Z100) Coupe (2017)
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Lexus LX 4 (J310) SUV (2021)
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Lexus RX 4 (AL20) facelift Crossover (2019-2022)
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Lexus UX (ZA10) Crossover (2019)
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Car News Round Up, Issue 11
Issue 11 of Neofiliac's Car News Round Up: This time, we bring 4 updates from BMW, Ford, and Lexus.
News · 04 Jan 2022
Lexus ES Welcomes Black Line Special Edition, More Powertrain Options, and Upgraded Standard Equipment for 2021
Lexus has updated the 2021 ES sedan with the series' first AWD powertrain, the ES 250 AWD, as well as new standard equipment for all models. ES 350 Black Lin...
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Lexus, BMW, and Jeep to Launch New Models and Facelifts in the Week of 2 June 2020
Lexus and BMW will introduce their next generation IS sports sedan and G22 4 Series (2nd gen) Coupe respectively this week. Jeep will announce a facelift for...
News · 02 Jun 2020
kylele · 16 May 2020
Lexus makes reliable luxury cars
There's no other way to put it: I've had BMWs and Jags before and though it was normal to visit the dealership every other month. A colleague let me drove his Lexus GS300 a few years back, and I got one myself. This thing has been bullet proof! Although lately the design is not to everyone's taste, I think they mostly look cool. Nothing beats being able to go places without worrying about breakdown anyway.