Lexus

Lexus

Lexus (レクサス Rekusasu?) is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation. First introduced in 1989 in the USA,[1] Lexus is now sold globally and has become Japan's largest-selling make of premium cars. The Lexus marque is marketed in over 70 countries and territories worldwide,[2] and has ranked among the ten largest Japanese global brands in market value.[3] Lexus is headquartered in Nagoya, Japan. Operational centers are located in BrusselsBelgium, and Torrance, California, USA.

Lexus originated from a clandestine flagship sedan project, code-named F1, which began in 1983 and culminated in the launch of the original Lexus LS in 1989. Subsequently, the division added sedancoupéconvertible, and SUV models. In 2005, a hybridversion of the RX crossover debuted, and additional hybrid models later joined the division's lineup. In 2007, Lexus launched its ownF marque performance division with the debut of the IS F sport sedan, followed by the LFA supercar in 2009.