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Lexus is the luxury division of the Japanese brand Toyota but is now an established name in its own right. It is now that country’s biggest premium car company with a varied range of saloon cars, sport utility vehicles (SUV), topped off by their prestigious flagship coupé, the LC.

Lexus Design And Technology

Lexus cars are instantly recognisable thanks to the very individual front end with its spindle grille design. A key styling feature synonymous with the brand. Like many car makers today, this premium Japanese company are designing vehicles to be, as they put it, ‘human-centric’. In other words, putting the driver first and designing the car around modern motoring needs. Their RX 400h model from 2006 was the first luxury hybrid in the world and most of the current models are hybrid or have hybrid options.

In manufacture, the company are increasingly using aluminium instead of steel frames to provide a stiffer body for better handling, ride comfort and noise cancelling. For their astonishing LFA supercar, carbon fibre is the material of choice. The brand has also been first past the post with new innovations like pedestrian detection and driver alertness.

Lexus have long led the field in the development of self-charging hybrid electric power-trains and these feature across the whole catalogue. There’s a wide range of engines available, including, for the enthusiasts, a V8. Hybrids are offered across the board and fully electric models are beginning to make an appearance.

Lexus Cars

There’s a good range of SUV’s in the Lexus portfolio. Initially only the RX was offered but now that car has been joined by the medium-sized NX and the big seven-seater, the RX L. Now there’s the smaller UX crossover too. It’s a hybrid of course and it is also now partnered with the UX300e, an electric version. There are sleek coupés and even a convertible version of the stunning LC sports car; a real head-turner.

Saloons are catered for with the flagship saloon, the LS, which has a choice of rear-wheel and all-wheel drive options and the mid-sized and very striking ES model that really stands out from the crowd. As with all the cars from this manufacturer the interior is superb. Beautifully finished, the cabin of the new ES beats much of the opposition with well-considered materials and great fit and finish.

Future Lexus

In 2022, Lexus will launch a new variant of their popular NX mid-sized crossover. Designed to put the driver first, the new car will feature next-generation technology that is, they say, so intelligent that it will alert the driver and passengers to avoid the risk of accident contact with vehicles and cyclists. New engines will appear and also the brand’s first plug-in hybrid (with all-wheel drive) the NX 450h.

Lexus have several entirely new cars in the concept stage, some with full electrification. An example is the LF-Z. With a sleek, coupé-like design it will be the first Lexus to use an all-new electric platform with, the company say, augmented reality and artificial intelligence to further connect car and driver and the first to power each axle with Direct4 technology.

New and used Lexus cars are available to order from MHH International and buyers can have confidence as this premium company’s products have been voted the most reliable in the UK. Get in touch to find out more.