Lexus Manuals

Lexus has earned a well-deserved reputation for turning out utterly refined luxury vehicles. The hallmarks of this brand are a quiet, well-crafted cabin, a plush ride and commendable performance from powerful, nearly silent engines.

Lexus began out of a desire by parent company Toyota to create a world-class luxury car brand. Groundwork for Lexus was laid in the mid-1980s, when the company began tapping U.S. focus groups in an attempt to define design concepts best suited for American consumers. Hundreds of prototypes were built and tested on Germany's autobahn and on U.S. roads.

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When Toyota launched a luxury brand most of us had a quiet laugh. Any Italian – and quite a few Brits, eh Jaguar? – will tell you it takes more than just building superbly engineered, class-beatingly refined, smoothly powered, ergonomically perfect… hang on a minute. This is going to work, isn’t it?

Toyota’s luxury brand offers models like the RX crossover, the IS sports sedan and dedicated hybrid luxury vehicles like the CT200h and HS250h. Lexus also offers luxury sedans like the ES, GS and LS (both available in hybrid versions) as well as the GX and RX SUVs and the LFA supercar.

Lexus was introduced in 1989 as a luxury brand targeted at Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Jaguar. Their first model, the LS400 won critical acclaim, and later expanded to include the Camry-based ES luxury sedan, the GS sports sedan in 1993, the LX luxury SUV (based on the Toyota Land Cruiser) in 1995 and the IS sports sedan in 1999. Lexus has sought to define itself as the leader in luxury hybrid vehicles, with the RX450h, GS450h, LS600h, the HS250h and CT200h. In 2011, the brand launched the LFA supercar, a hand-built flagship that took nearly a decade to develop. The LFA’s Formula 1-inspired V10 engine and heavy use of carbon fiber has helped Lexus break away from its image as a purveyor of reliable but boring luxury cars.

The first decade of the 2000s saw Lexus proving itself a trend setter with the launch of many hybrid-powered versions of its vehicles such as the RX 400h and the GS 450h. And by 2011, Lexus even introduced a world-class supercar, the LFA.

In the years since its inception, the Lexus brand has distinguished itself time and again in quality and reliability surveys. The brand's vehicles may not offer as much passion as some Teutonic rivals, but for drivers interested in vehicles that emphasize quality, dependability and comfort, the Lexus marque is hard to beat.

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