Lexus Make Overview
High Mileage Lexus - Good Deal?
A friend of my grandma's has a ES300 (1999) with 330K miles; wants 1500 for it; pretty much pristine condition. Thoughts?
My 2007 400rx Want Start I Had My Tire Changed And The Low Presser Light Ca...
Car will not start
Will regular gas work fine, in a 2007 Lexus GX 470. What is the normal mpg for this car not the EPA listing?
I can not find a VIN from my Car. My car is Lexus GS450h. 2010. There is no VIN. I just can see a Frame No. Frame no is GWS191-5022819 Can I know the VIN by this frame No? Because I should order car ...
Timing Chain Replacement
I just purchased this used vehicle and the seller stated it was time for a new timing chain. I spoke with Lexus of Birmingham and they stated the car was designed in a way where the timing chain wo...
Older Lexus Models
|Lexus ES 250||Lexus GS 200t||Lexus GS 400|
|Lexus GS 430||Lexus GS 460||Lexus IS F|
|Lexus LFA||Lexus LS 600h L||Lexus LX 450|
|Lexus SC 300||Lexus SC 400|
Since its debut in 1989, the Lexus lineup has steadily risen to become the best-selling line of luxury automobiles in the world. The brand is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota and has become a status symbol for wealthy Americans.
But Lexus vehicles aren't designed to sit in a garage for display to friends and admirers. The cars are built to be driven and have a string of performance- and comfort-enhancing features. The brand is particularly noted for its reliability and best-in-class customer service.
The company changed its familiar "Relentless Pursuit of Perfection" slogan in the United States to "The Passionate Pursuit of Perfection" in 2003. In Europe and Oceania the slogan is simply "The Pursuit of Perfection."
The idea for Lexus was born in 1983 when Toyota Chairman Eiji Toyoda summoned a secret meeting of company executives and asked, Can we create a luxury vehicle to challenge the world's best? Toyota embarked on a top-secret project, codenamed F1, that resulted in the launch of Lexus in 1989.
Since then, Lexus sales have steadily increased. The company spent a decade selling its first one million cars. It took just four years to sell the next one million Lexus vehicles.
The smallest of the fleet are the Lexus IS vehicles. While Lexus claims the initials stand for "Intelligent Sport," some Lexus customers like to joke that its stands for "Is Small" (for a Lexus, of course). These vehicles first made the scene in the States in 2000 after a 1998 Japanese debut.
Lexus has an impressive selection of midsize sedans, including the Lexus ES 250, ES 300, ES 330, ES 350, GS 300, GS 350, GS 400, GS 430, and the hybrid GS 450h. The ES vehicles share a common platform with the Toyota Camry, but have many of the finer appointments consumers have come to expect from a Lexus. The GS is a slightly sportier version, designed to fill the gap between the entry-level midsize ES cars and the significantly larger LSs.
The LS models represent full-size sedans for Lexus, and include the Lexus LS 400, LS 430, and LS 460. These are considered the flagship models for Lexus and the ones most likely to be called "a Lexus," as in, "Cheryl thinks she's big-time now. She just bought a Lexus."
Of course, to look extrememly cool, one may want to purchase something from the Sports Coupe line, which includes the Lexus SC 300, SC 400, and SC 430. This set of rear-wheel-drive cars has drawn a loyal following to its superior acceleration, comfort, and style.
The Lexus line is rounded out by a suite of SUVs, including the Lexus GX 470, LX 450, LX 470, RX 300, RX 330, RX 350, and hybrid RX 400h. The GXs represent the larger vehicles, while the RXs are much smaller and may be considered by some to be crossover vehicles instead of SUVs.