Lexus is the luxury division of Japanese car manufacturer Toyota. the brand launched in 1989 with the release of the Lexus LS luxury sedan. the brand has become the mainstay in luxury car markets around the world. Lexus has released Coupes, SUVs, and even convertible models, all luxury vehicles focus on high-end buyers.
Lexus is one of the newest car brands in the world while plenty of other luxury brands date back to the early or mid-1900s. the first Lexus was released to the public as recently as 1989. Toyota wants to create a flagship of luxury vehicles under its own brand name that ended up creating the Lexus brand instead. the design process that led to the first Lexus began in 1983 and took 6 whole years before the first car was released. the Lexus brand name and logo were launched at the 1988 LA motor show. the name Lexus incidentally stands for luxury and elegance. Toyota only allows the best manufacturing professionals to apply for Lexus. Toyota takes quality control seriously when it comes to its luxury Lexus brand of vehicles. only the best and most experienced Toyota workers are allowed anywhere near the manufacturing plant for Lexus vehicles. this way the company knows that the best people in the business are creating Lexus.
Lexus is an industry leader in hybrid vehicles. a full 95% of all Lexus cars sold in the united kingdom are hybrid. these vehicles are better for the environment because they can also use electricity as a fuel source instead of just gasoline.
Lexus has designed the world’s first 8-speed automatic transmission that Lexus designed and built for the LFA. the same transmission can now be found in many of their other vehicles. the system uses sophisticated AI shifting technology to shift gears automatically when you brake or accelerate. the result is less like an automatic transmission and more like a faster, smoother manual transmission is operated by computer. It is also extremely fun to drive.
Lexus is the first car to offer standardized satellite navigation. it was offered in 1998 for the first time in the Lexus LS400. although the system might look old school by today’s standard it was cutting edge at its time. Lexus has been the pinnacle of luxury performance since it was created and they were the first to standardized many features that later became common in cars.
1999 saw three Lexus highlights. the IS saloon was born. Lexus entered motorsport and the brand became the overall best-selling luxury brand in the US.
in 2001 the Lexus SC430 was launched. it was a folding hardtop V8 sports car with plenty of wood scattered throughout the cabin and is widely regarded as being utterly dreadful. however, Lexus had much bigger, much more positive waves on the planning sheet. in 2006 Lexus debuted the Lexus hybrid drive based on the Toyotas system. it gave Lexus's luxury cars some welcome eco cred. the RX450h became the world’s first hybrid SUV while the GS450h gave eco-tech a performance edge.
The performance was set to reach heights in 2007 with the launch of the ISF. the first F car had the BMW M3 firmly in his sights. it came with a 5 liter 417bhp V8, an aggressive body kit and quad exhaust. despite being a pretty badass car it never made the M3 quake in its boot quite as Lexus intended. in the end, it didn’t matter because there was something, much bigger and much faster in the world. after 2 concepts the LFA supercar was launched in 2010. it has been in development since the year 2000 and undergone extensive testing at the ring. each had a 4.8 liter v10 which revved so quickly that a normal rev counter couldn’t keep up with its engine so a digital readout was used instead. what Lexus has done in the LFA hs proved that Japanese engineering and styling could take in the likes of Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, and Porsche.
Lexus LFA Nurburgring is the most expensive automobile in the entire Lexus and Toyota fleet. while Toyota is traditionally associated with economy cars but the Lexus LFA is nothing economical with a whopping price tag of $375,000. the car was only produced for one year and just 500 units were produced despite the company spending 10 years developing the car.
Lexus Milestone’s occasion held to praise 30 years of the Lexus brand, the Japanese automaker gave a look at its future. This incorporated Lexus' arrangements for up and coming self-governing driving advances and growing the quantity of EVs and powertrains all through its whole lineup.
Lexus showcased the map to turn out 10 EVs by 2025. Simultaneously, every Lexus model out there will be available with a specific electric model or have an electric option.
This includes a mixture of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. which are all on the table as alternatives for future Lexus models. At last, which innovation is picked for a specific vehicle will rely upon the market wherein that vehicle is sold and the necessities of the vehicle and drivers being referred to.
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