Introduced in 1989, Lexus is arguably the most successful of the luxury automotive brands established by Japanese automakers in the 1980s. Lexus started off with the supremely engineered LS sedan, which awoke the German brands from their slumber, and Camry-based ES sedan.
Until recently all Lexus models were based on or sold as Toyota vehicles back in Japan. Now Lexus exists more as its own division and enjoys greater autonomy as it seeks to match its German rivals outside of the US.
What does Lexus mean or stand for?
No-one is quite sure what the word Lexus means, but a common story is that it stands for Luxury EXport to the US.
News, Reviews, Features (Page 1)
- 2018 Lexus LS500h: Multistage Hybrid has 3.5-liter V6, 4-speed auto, CVT
- 2019 Lexus LC F on its way: Name trademarked in Europe, US
- 2018 Lexus LS: XF50 goes long, is sexy, emotional and is very un-Lexus-like
- Lexus HS etymology: What does its name mean? What do its letters stand for?
- 2016’s 10 most reliable cars includes 3 Lexus, 2 Toyota models
- Lexus Enform infotainment system bricked by update in US
- Lexus LC: Faithful to LF-LC concept, has 10-speed auto
- Lexus NX fitted with working wheels, tires sculpted from ice
- Lexus LF-FC previews next-gen LS: It will be very handsome
- L10 Lexus GS facelift: GS200t, spindle grille in;GS250 out