Toyota has been known for affordable quality cars, but it does not mean they play fast and loose with the high-end division. In fact, they have been dedicated a great deal to its Lexus marque, a luxury vehicle division. And the world of luxury cars, Lexus is the fastest of all in terms of growth rate and ranks 4th in the list of largest carmakers. What’s more about this luxury car brand? Let’s find out 7 facts you may not know about Lexus that will make you love the car brand more.
Lexus is the fastest of all in terms of growth rate and ranks 4th in the list of largest carmakers
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1. Qualified workers
To make sure of the best quality vehicles, the most qualified workers are a must in Toyota. For example, a paint inspector must qualify 4 tests each year to keep his job.
2. A foreign-born Japanese car brand
This is not common in the automobile world. Being a subdivision of Toyota, Lexus is unarguably a Japanese brand. However, their very first product was launched overseas in 1989. It wasn’t until 2005 that Lexus became available in Japan.
It wasn’t until 2005 that Lexus became available in Japan.
3. Ford’s Former Chief Executive Officer drives a Lexus
Ford’s Former Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally is so in love with Lexus that he doesn’t fear to admit he used to drive a Lexus to work during his time at Ford and always claimed no other car brand can match Lexus.
4. Top-notch quality leather
Lexus accepts nothing but hides from cows brought up in barbed wire free farms. Now you know why Lexus's leather-wrapped seats are so comfortable.
Lexus accepts nothing but hides from cows brought up in barbed wire free farms
5. Hybrid Pioneer
Toyota leads the hybrid market since its inception with hybrid sales overtake all those of its competitors. Figures show 95% of all Lexus that have been sold in the UK were hybrids.
6. Meticulous in details
There’s always a worker who wears fake nails to test interior buttons and switches. He will also be the person contacts a lot with car buyers to know what need improvements.
7. Partnership with Yamaha
The early day of Lexus witness a partnership with Yamaha, the brand joins hands with Lexus in improving the engine sound. It is interesting to know the engine sound of Lexus cars were tuned exactly the same way the well-known Yamaha guitars were.
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