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Encyclopedia > Lexus
Lexus
Type Luxury division
Founded 1989
Founder Eiji Toyoda
Headquarters Flag of Japan Toyota, Aichi, Japan
Key people Takeshi Yoshida, Managing Officer, Lexus Division
Mark Templin, Vice President and General Manager, Lexus Group
Industry Automotive
Products Automobiles
Parent Toyota Motor Corporation
Website Lexus Japan
Lexus China
Lexus Europe
Lexus U.S.A.
Lexus Australia

Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation. Originally sold only in the United States, (where Lexus is the highest-selling make of luxury cars), Lexus brand name vehicles are now available throughout the world. In 2005, the Lexus marque launched in Japan, marking the continued global expansion of the luxury division. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A division of a business entity is a portion of that business that operates under a different name. ... For the computer game by Peter Molyneux, see The Entrepreneur. ... Eiji Toyoda (豊田英二 Toyoda Eiji) born 12 September 1913 near Nagoya in Japan, was a prominent Japanese industrialist, and was largely responsible for bringing Toyota Motor Corporation to profitability and worldwide prominence during his tenure as CEO and later Chairman, a position he held until 1994. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Toyota (豊田市; -shi), or Toyota City, is a city located in the Mikawa region of Aichi, Japan, ESE of Nagoya. ... Takeshi Yoshida is the managing officer of Lexus, division of Toyota Motor Corporation. ... Car redirects here. ... Car redirects here. ... For the band, see Big Brother and the Holding Company. ... Toyota Motor Corporation ) is a multinational corporation headquartered in Japan, and currently is the worlds largest automaker. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... A contemporary Lincoln Town Car, an example of the traditional luxury car design. ... Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... Toyota Motor Corporation ) is a multinational corporation headquartered in Japan, and currently is the worlds largest automaker. ... This article is about brands in marketing. ...


Since its debut in 1989, Lexus has developed a reputation for the luxury and reliability of its vehicles, along with the quality of its customer service. In 2007, consumer ratings firm J.D. Power and Associates named Lexus the most reliable brand in the U.S. based on its Vehicle Dependability Survey, a measure of over 53,000 vehicle owners and the problems they experienced in the first three years of vehicle ownership. It was the thirteenth consecutive year that Lexus achieved this top rating.[1][2] In recent years, Consumer Reports has also named Lexus among the top five most reliable brands in its Annual Car Reliability Surveys of over one million vehicles nationwide.[3] Additionally, Lexus ranks highly on surveys of dealership service experience. The British Top Gear and Auto Express satisfaction surveys have had Lexus at the top of their ratings since the entry of the luxury division, with reliability and quality among the main selling points of Lexus around the world. A luxury sedan is an example of a luxury good. ... Reliability concerns quality or consistency. ... Customer service (also known as Client Service) is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. ... J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services firm founded in 1968 which provides consumer ratings on goods from cars to restaurants. ... Consumer Reports is an American magazine published monthly by Consumers Union. ... This article is about the current format of the BBC television programme. ... Auto Express is Britains best selling weekly motoring magazine, edited by David Johns. ...


Lexus' slogan is The Pursuit of Perfection.

Contents

History

The origins of Lexus

The first LS 400 flagship sedan debuted in 1989, introducing Lexus to the world.
The first LS 400 flagship sedan debuted in 1989, introducing Lexus to the world.

In 1983, Toyota Chairman Eiji Toyoda summoned a secret meeting of company executives, to whom he posed the question, “Can we create a luxury vehicle to challenge the world's best?” This question prompted Toyota to embark on a top-secret project, codenamed F1 (“Flagship” and “No. 1 vehicle”). The F1 project, which eventually became known as the Lexus LS 400, aimed to develop a luxury car that would expand Toyota’s product line, giving it a foothold in the premium segment and offering both longtime and new customers an upmarket product.[4] The F1 project was inspired by the success of the Toyota Supra sports car and the luxury Toyota Cressida models.[5] Both the Supra and Cressida were rear-wheel drive cars with a powerful 7M-GE/7M-GTE engine. The successful launch of the Acura marque by Honda three years prior also influenced Toyota to advance its plans for a luxury division. Around this same time, Nissan would unveil plans to create its own luxury division, Infiniti, while Mazda and Mitsubishi considered developing luxury flagships. Toyota would serve as the parent company with Lexus being a separate division. Image File history File linksMetadata Ls_400_mk1a. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Ls_400_mk1a. ... Eiji Toyoda (豊田英二 Toyoda Eiji) born 12 September 1913 near Nagoya in Japan, was a prominent Japanese industrialist, and was largely responsible for bringing Toyota Motor Corporation to profitability and worldwide prominence during his tenure as CEO and later Chairman, a position he held until 1994. ... The Lexus LS is a full-size luxury sedan that serves as the flagship of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ... This article is about the automobile. ... 1991-92 Toyota Cressida The Toyota Cressida was a mid-size, high-end luxury sedan introduced by Toyota in 1973, first exported from Japan in its second generation in 1977. ... Rear-wheel drive (or RWD for short) is a common engine/transmission layout used in automobiles. ... Toyota Motor Corporations M family of engines were a longitudinally mounted straight-6 engine design. ... Acura (Japanese: アキュラ, Akyura) is the luxury vehicle brand of Japanese automaker Honda Motor Company. ... This article is about the Japanese motor corporation. ... “Nissan” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Infinity (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Mitsubishi Motors Corporation ) is the fifth largest automaker in Japan and the thirteenth largest in the world by unit sales. ...


Toyota researchers visited the U.S. in May 1985 to conduct focus groups and market research on luxury consumers.[6] That summer, several F1 designers rented a home in Laguna Beach, California to observe the lifestyles and tastes of American upper-class consumers. Toyota’s market research concluded that a separate brand and sales channel was needed to present its new luxury flagship, and plans were made to develop a new network of dealerships in the U.S and in other markets. Location of Laguna Beach within Orange County, California. ...


The Lexus brand

The grille of a Lexus IS featuring the Lexus emblem.

In 1986, Toyota’s longtime advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi formed a specialized unit, Team One, to handle marketing for the new luxury brand.[5] Image consulting firm Lippincott & Margulies was hired to develop a list of 219 prospective names; Vectre, Verone, Chaparel, Calibre and Alexis were chosen as top candidates. While Alexis quickly became the front runner (possibly due to the association with the Alexis Carrington character on the popular 1980s primetime drama Dynasty) and later morphed to Lexus, the name has been attributed to the combination of the words "luxury" and "elegance."[6] According to Toyota, the name has no specific meaning and is just meant to be pleasing and easy to remember, although Lexus in Australia claim the original name is short for Luxury Export to United States. (LExUS). Image File history File links Lexus_grille. ... Image File history File links Lexus_grille. ... Saatchi and Saatchi is an advertising agency founded by brothers Maurice (now Lord Saatchi) and art collector Charles, most famous for their campaign on behalf of the Conservative Party before the 1979 UK general election and for the adverts for British Airways and other state owned interests privatised by the... Lippincott Mercer is an image consulting firm which deals primarily with the development of corporate identities. ... Joan Henrietta Collins OBE (born May 23, 1933) is an English actress and bestselling author. ... Dynasty was an American primetime television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 10, 1989. ... Toyota Motor Corporation ) is a multinational corporation headquartered in Japan, and currently is the worlds largest automaker. ...


Just prior to the release of the first vehicles, database service LexisNexis obtained a temporary injunction forbidding the name Lexus from being used as they stated it might cause confusion. Upon reflection, the court lifted the injunction, deciding that there was a low likelihood of confusion between the two products. Nexis redirects here. ...


The original Lexus slogan, developed after Team One representatives visited Lexus designers in Japan and noted their obsessive attention to detail, became "The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection."[5]


The Lexus logo was developed by Molly Designs and Hunter Communications.[7][8] The final design for the Lexus logo featured a stylized “L” within an oval, and according to Toyota was rendered using a precise mathematical formula.[6] The first teaser ads featuring the Lexus name and logo, designed by Team One, appeared at the Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York auto shows in 1988.


The launch of Lexus

In 1989, after an extended development process involving 60 designers, 24 engineering teams, 1,400 engineers, 2,300 technicians, 220 support workers, around 450 prototypes, and over $1 billion in costs, the F1 project was completed.[5] The resulting flagship, the Lexus LS 400, had a unique design, sharing no major elements with previous Toyota vehicles, with a new 4.0 L V8 gasoline engine and rear-wheel drive.[6] The Lexus LS is a full-size luxury sedan that serves as the flagship of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ... All Saints Chapel in the Cathedral Basilica of St. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... Today Internal combustion engines in cars, trucks, motorcycles, construction machinery and many others, most commonly use a four-stroke cycle. ... Rear-wheel drive (or RWD for short) is a common engine/transmission layout used in automobiles. ...

In 1989, Lexus showcased the smoothness of its V8 engines by placing champagne glasses on the hood of an accelerating LS 400.
In 1989, Lexus showcased the smoothness of its V8 engines by placing champagne glasses on the hood of an accelerating LS 400.

The LS 400 debuted in January 1989 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The following September, Lexus vehicles officially went on sale at a network of 73 new Lexus dealerships across the U.S. The LS 400 was sold along with a smaller sibling, the Toyota Camry-based ES 250. The launch of Lexus was heralded by a multi-million dollar advertising campaign in both television and print media. Lexus subsequently launched in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Canada, and Australia in 1990. Image File history File links Lexus_Balance_ad. ... Image File history File links Lexus_Balance_ad. ... NAIAS 2005, near the Audi exhibit. ... The Toyota Camry is a mid-size car assembled by Toyota in Tsutsumi, (Japan); Georgetown, Kentucky; Altona, Victoria, Australia and most recently Guangzhou, China. ... The Lexus ES series is a family of mid-size luxury sedans produced by the Lexus division of Toyota since 1990. ...


The LS 400 was widely praised for its silence, well-appointed and ergonomic interior, fine engine performance, outstanding build quality, aerodynamics, fuel economy, and value.[5] (In some markets, it was priced against mid-sized six cylinder Mercedes-Benz and BMW models, while offering size, performance, and quality comparable to their full-size cars).[9] It was generally regarded as a major shock to the European marques, but was criticized by some automobile columnists for anonymous styling and a suspension regarded as too compromising of handling for ride comfort.[5] Nonetheless, the LS 400 won several major motoring awards when released. Ergonomics (from Greek ergon work and nomoi natural laws) is the study of designing objects to be better adapted to the shape of the human body and/or to correct the users posture. ... In mathematics, the interior of a set S consists of all points which are intuitively not on the edge of S. A point which is in the interior of S is an interior point of S. The notion of interior is in many ways dual to the notion of closure. ... For the Talib Kweli album Quality (album) Quality can refer to a. ... For the Daft Punk song, see Aerodynamic (song). ... Fuel efficiency, sometimes also referred to as fuel economy and commonly gas mileage in the United States, is a numeric measure often used to describe the amount of fuel consumed with regard to the distance travelled in a transportation vehicle, such as an automobile. ... Chichicastenango, Guatemala traditional market Market stall in internally displaced persons camp in Kitgum, northern Uganda Mercado dos Lavradores, Funchal (Madeira Islands) A market is a mechanism which allows people to trade, normally governed by the theory of supply and demand. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... Wall of J.D. Power awards won by Lexus. ...


In 1990, during its first full-year of sales, Lexus sold 63,594 LS 400 and ES 250 sedans in the U.S., the vast majority being of the LS model. By 1991, sales had increased to 71,206 cars in the U.S. market, making Lexus the top-selling luxury import in the U.S. That same year, Lexus earned first place in J.D. Power’s studies on initial vehicle quality, customer satisfaction, and sales satisfaction.[5] Lexus also introduced two new models in 1991, the SC 400 coupe and ES 300 sedan. The SC 400 (designed in tandem with the Japanese market Toyota Soarer) shared the LS 400’s V8 engine and rear-wheel drive design, while the ES 300 replaced the ES 250 and became Lexus’ best-selling sedan. The GS series came to America in 1993 after being in Japan for 2 years as the Toyota Aristo. In 1996, Lexus introduced its first luxury sport utility vehicle, the LX 450. In 1998, Lexus debuted the first luxury crossover SUV, the RX 300 and the second generation of the GS 300/GS 400 sedans. The Lexus SC series is a personal luxury coupé sold by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ... The Lexus ES series is a family of mid-size luxury sedans produced by the Lexus division of Toyota since 1990. ... 1st Generation Toyota Soarer 2nd Generation Toyota Soarer 3rd Generation Toyota Soarer This media has an uncertain copyright status and is pending deletion. ... The Lexus LX is a full-size luxury SUV sold by Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota. ... A crossover SUV (also called CUV for Crossover Utility Vehicle) or XUV (not to be confused with GMCs Envoy XUV) is an automobile with a sport utility vehicle appearance but is built upon a more economical and fuel-efficient unibody construction. ... The Lexus RX is a mid-size entry-level luxury crossover SUV produced by Toyota Motor Corporation. ...


Lexus today

The fourth generation Lexus LS using Advanced Parking Guidance System to parallel park itself between two champagne glass pyramids.
The fourth generation Lexus LS using Advanced Parking Guidance System to parallel park itself between two champagne glass pyramids.

Lexus has grown to become the top-selling automotive luxury brand in the United States. In 2006, Lexus sold 322,434 vehicles in the U.S., more than any other luxury competitor, foreign or domestic. In terms of volume, Lexus has been the number one selling luxury marque in the largest automotive market for the past seven years.[10][11] Lexus vehicles are now available in over forty countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania,[12] and the Lexus marque ranks as the fourth-largest luxury car brand in the world by volume.[11] Lexus was finally introduced to the Japanese market on July 26, 2005, ending domestic sales of Lexus-similar models under separate brands. The compact IS sedans, convertible SC, and mid-size GS sedans became available in Japan in the 2006 model year. Image File history File links Lexus_Advanced_Parking_Guidance_System_ad. ... Image File history File links Lexus_Advanced_Parking_Guidance_System_ad. ... A luxury sedan is an example of a luxury good. ... The automotive industry is the industry involved in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of motor vehicles. ... A 2002 Lincoln Town Car, an example of a flagship luxury sedan A luxury vehicle is a vehicle which provides a great abundance of ease and comfort. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The model year of a product is a number used to describe approximately when a product was produced. ...


The Lexus flagship sedan has been upgraded in four successive generations and premiered in 2006 as the all-new LS Series. This latest generation of the LS adds both standard and long wheelbase versions (LS 460 and LS 460 L), along with greater luxury and technological appointments than previous models, including an automated parallel/reverse parking feature. The LS 460 was awarded International Car of the Year and World Car of the Year in 2007. The Lexus LS is a full-size luxury sedan that serves as the flagship of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ... Lexus backup camera system showing the APGS parallel park setup screen. ... The International Car of the Year (ICOTY) is hosted by the magazine Road & Travel. ... The World Car of the Year (WCOTY) (French: Prix mondial de la Voiture de l’année) is an automobile award selected by a jury of 48 international automotive journalists from 22 countries. ...


Lexus’ full vehicle lineup now includes the IS, ES, GS, and LS series of sedans, the SC convertible coupe, and the RX, GX, and LX ranges of luxury sport utility vehicles. The IS and ES sedans are positioned towards the entry-luxury consumer, with the IS performance sedans catering to the luxury sport segment, and the larger front-wheel drive Camry based ES catering to the comfort luxury segment. The GS performance sedans are focused on the mid-size luxury sport sedan market. Lexus' luxury SUV lineup progresses in size with the RX crossover SUV, mid-size GX, and full-size LX models. Designed for the high-end luxury consumer, the convertible SC and the flagship LS sedans complete the Lexus model range. Altezza redirects here. ... The Lexus ES series is a family of mid-size luxury sedans produced by the Lexus division of Toyota since 1990. ... The Lexus GS is a series of mid-size luxury sports sedans / executive cars sold by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ... The Lexus LS is a full-size luxury sedan that serves as the flagship of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ... The Lexus SC series is a personal luxury coupé sold by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ... The Lexus RX is a mid-size entry-level luxury crossover SUV produced by Toyota Motor Corporation. ... The Lexus GX 470 is a mid-size luxury SUV sold in North American markets by Toyotas luxury division, Lexus. ... The Lexus LX is a full-size luxury SUV sold by Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... A mid-size car, frequently referred to as an intermediate, is an automobile with a size between that of a compact and a full-size or standard-size car. ... A luxury SUV is a North American term for sport utility vehicles which have features that resemble other luxury vehicles. ... A crossover SUV (also called CUV for Crossover Utility Vehicle) or XUV (not to be confused with GMCs Envoy XUV) is an automobile with a sport utility vehicle appearance but is built upon a more economical and fuel-efficient unibody construction. ... A mid-size car, frequently referred to as an intermediate, is an automobile with a size between that of a compact and a full-size or standard-size car. ... 2001 BMW 750iL The Ford Falcon, a popular Australian full-size car A full-size car is a marketing term used in North America for an automobile larger than a mid-size car. ... Saab 900 Convertible 1962 Rambler American 1981 AMC Eagle 4-WD convertible Convertible can also refer to a convertible security A convertible (sometimes called cabriolet in British English) is a car body style with a folding or retracting roof (aka soft top or top in USA, hood in UK). ...


Lexus directly competes with other luxury brands, such as Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Saab, and Volvo in Europe, Cadillac and Lincoln in the US, and Acura and Infiniti in Japan. Audi AG, more commonly known as Audi, is a premium German automobile manufacturer and one of the worlds leading performance-luxury marques, with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... Jaguar Cars Limited is a luxury car manufacturer, originally with headquarters in Browns Lane, Coventry, England but now at Whitley, Coventry. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... This article is about the auto company. ... Saab is a line of automobiles manufactured by Saab Automobile AB, and is currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of the General Motors Corporation. ... Volvo Cars, or Volvo Personvagnar, is a well-known Swedish automobile maker founded in 1927 in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cadillac (disambiguation). ... Lincoln is an American luxury automobile brand, operated under the Ford Motor Company. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Acura (Japanese: アキュラ, Akyura) is the luxury vehicle brand of Japanese automaker Honda Motor Company. ... For other uses, see Infinity (disambiguation). ...

The Lexus RX 400h, a hybrid version of its best-selling vehicle.
The Lexus RX 400h, a hybrid version of its best-selling vehicle.

Recently, Lexus has added hybrid vehicles to its lineup. In 2005, Lexus introduced the world’s first hybrid luxury SUV, the RX 400h.[13] This vehicle combined gas and electric motors for increased power, improved fuel efficiency, and lower emissions relative to traditional, gas-powered equivalents.[14] In 2006, Lexus unveiled the GS 450h, a performance hybrid sedan with a V6 gas-electric powertrain and rear-wheel drive. In 2007, Lexus launched the LS 600h and LS 600h L hybrid versions of its LS flagship series, featuring V12 power and torque with conventional V8 fuel economy and emissions. Lexus terms the powertrain setup in its RX 400h, GS 450h, and LS 600h/LS 600h L vehicles as Lexus Hybrid Drive, with each hybrid model being the halo vehicle in their respective lineups. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 506 pixelsFull resolution (980 × 620 pixel, file size: 237 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 506 pixelsFull resolution (980 × 620 pixel, file size: 237 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... See: Hybrid Vehicle ... The Lexus RX 400h is an automobile assembled by Toyota Motor Corp. ... The Lexus GS is a series of mid-size luxury sports sedans / executive cars sold by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... The Lexus LS is a full-size luxury sedan that serves as the flagship of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ... A V12 is an internal combustion engine with 12 cylinders in V configuration. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... Hybrid Synergy Drive, (HSD) is a set of hybrid car technologies developed by Toyota and used in that companys Prius, Highlander Hybrid, Camry Hybrid, Lexus RX 400h, Lexus GS 450h, and Lexus LS600h/LS600hL automobiles. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In January 2007, Lexus announced a new F-marque performance division, which would produce racing-inspired versions of its luxury performance vehicles. The first of this line, the IS-F, made its debut at the 2007 North American International Auto Show, accompanied by an exotic supercar concept, the LF-A. The Lexus F-marque line is designed to compete with the high-performance, motorsport-derived lineups of the leading European and American luxury brands. The IS-F debuted with a 5.0 liter V8 engine generating over 400 hp (300 kW), along with numerous performance enhancements. Detailed specifications for the LF-A have yet to be released. Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation. ... Altezza redirects here. ... The Lexus LF line is a series of concept cars built by Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Toyota Motor Corporation. ...


In the U.S. and Canada, the full Lexus model range is sold, including almost all gasoline- and hybrid-powered variants. The hybrid flagship LS 600h L is offered in the U.S. and Canada, while the LS 600h and LS 600h L are both offered in Europe, Japan, and other countries. The diesel-powered IS 220d is only available in Europe, where the ES sedan and GX/LX full-size SUVs are not sold; similar versions of the latter models are sold under the Toyota brand in Europe. In recent years, Lexus has broadened its model range internationally as part of its ongoing global expansion, with new vehicle launches in Europe and Asia.

Lexus models

Current models

The IS.
The IS.
The ES.
The ES.

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Production model history

The GS.
The GS.
Shown from left to right: The LX, GX, and RX.
Shown from left to right: The LX, GX, and RX.
The LS and other Lexus vehicles on showroom display.
The LS and other Lexus vehicles on showroom display.

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Concept vehicles

The Lexus LF-A concept.
The Lexus LF-A concept.

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Design and technology

The fifth-generation Lexus touchscreen navigation system.
The fifth-generation Lexus touchscreen navigation system.

Lexus design has traditionally placed an emphasis on targeting world-class luxury vehicle standards.[5] Key Lexus attributes, emphasized from the first Lexus LS model onward, include aerodynamics, performance, smooth ride, interior ergonomics, quiet cabins, fuel efficiency, safety, and reliability. General characteristics are summarized in the Lexus IDEAL philosophy (Impressive, Dynamic, Elegant, Advanced, and Lasting), which guides the development process of each Lexus design.[15] Each Lexus vehicle also must fulfill over 500 specific product standards[15] known as Lexus Musts ranging from steering wheel responsiveness to leather seat stitching.[16] Technological innovations on Lexus vehicles include advanced safety systems, powertrain designs, and vehicle comfort, convenience, and entertainment features. Image File history File links Lexus_Gen_V_navigation_system. ... Image File history File links Lexus_Gen_V_navigation_system. ...


In the vehicle cabin, Lexus has incorporated touchscreen navigation system interfaces across the entire model range, eschewing knob-style rotary button systems. SmartAccess, the smartkey entry and startup system on new Lexus vehicles, senses owner proximity and responds to touch. Instrument panels feature electroluminescent Optitron gauges, first introduced on the original LS, for improved clarity. Dealer-adjusted Lexus Personalized Settings allow owners to customize operation of door locks, lighting, and other vehicle features. Lexus cabin storage compartments, cupholders, and visors open at the same speed for a harmonious effect.[17] New features introduced on the fourth generation LS, never before seen in luxury vehicles, include the first production eight-speed automatic transmission, shiatsu and shoulder massagers, ceiling climate diffusers, and four-zone climate control with infrared body temperature sensors.[18][19] Touchscreens are display overlays which have the ability to display and receive information on the same screen. ... Advanced key is the electronic access and authorization system which is available as an option in Audi A8, A6, and eventually all models which Audi produces. ... Animation of LCD, both unlit and with electroluminiscent backlight switched on Electroluminescence (EL) is an optical phenomenon and electrical phenomenon where a material emits light in response to an electric current passed through it, or to a strong electric field. ... The Lexus LS is a full-size luxury sedan that serves as the flagship of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ... A contemporary Lincoln Town Car, an example of the traditional luxury car design. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission (commonly abbreviated as AT) is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad... Shiatsu (指圧 Japanese from shi, meaning finger, and atsu, meaning pressure) is a traditional Japanese hands-on therapy based on anatomical and physiological theory and is regulated as a licensed medical therapy with the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Japan. ... Massage in Frankfurt, Germany. ... For other uses, see Infrared (disambiguation). ...

The Lexus Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound System.
The Lexus Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound System.

Lexus vehicles were among the first to offer surround sound premium audio systems, partnering initially with stereo firm Nakamichi and since 1998 with high-end audio purveyor Mark Levinson.[20] The latest Lexus sound systems incorporate digital sound imaging and multiformat capabilities. Along with premium audio, Lexus designers have focused extensively on improving the quiet of their cabins, a tradition going back to the first LS 400 when sound-absorbing foam was injected into structural passages around the cabin. More recent techniques include sound-absorbing sun visors, acoustic glass windshields, and modulated power window motors. The Lexus Hybrid Drive systems used on the RX, GS, and LS hybrid models involve quiet electric motors, with the overall hybrid system tuned for increased power, while retaining environmental and efficiency performance benefits.[14] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (600x800, 163 KB) The 19-speaker Mark Levinson Reference Surround System on the Lexus LS 460. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (600x800, 163 KB) The 19-speaker Mark Levinson Reference Surround System on the Lexus LS 460. ... Multichannel audio is the name for a variety of techniques for expanding and enriching the sound of audio playback by recording additional sound channels that can be reproduced on additional speakers. ... Nakamichi Corporate Logo Nakamichi is a historic high end audio audio company most famous for its innovative and very high quality cassette decks. ... High-end audio is a term used to describe equipment that is purported by the manufacturers to be the best, regardless of the price. ... Mark Levinson, now owned by Madrigal Audio Laboratories is a company specializing in high-end digital audio processors, integrated amplifiers, power amplifiers, pre amplifiers, and CD players. ... Digital audio comprises audio signals stored in a digital format. ... Insulated Glazing Unit or Insulating Glass Unit (commonly referred to as IGU) is described as two or more lites of glass spaced apart and hermetically sealed to form a single glazed unit with an air space between each lite. ... See: Hybrid Vehicle ...

Lexus backup camera safety system.
Lexus backup camera safety system.

Safety features which have been incorporated on multiple vehicles of the Lexus lineup include the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) stability/traction control systems, Emergency Steering Assist, twin-chambered passenger airbags, knee airbags, backup cameras, swivel headlights, and sonar warning systems. The Lexus Pre-Collision System (PCS) integrates multiple safety systems along with emergency avoidance and collision detection capabilities. In 2007, Lexus introduced the world's first advanced pre-collision/safety systems with infrared and pedestrian detection capabilities, lane keep assist, facial recognition monitoring of driver attentiveness, and rear pre-collision whiplash protection.[19] The hybrid LS 600h L is the first production vehicle to use LED headlamps,[21] with glare-reduction benefits. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 580 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1159 pixel, file size: 500 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 580 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1159 pixel, file size: 500 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... A precrash system is an automobile safety system designed to reduce the damage caused by a collision. ... The Lexus LS is a full-size luxury sedan that serves as the flagship of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ... A lane departure warning system is a mechanism designed to warn a car driver when his or her vehicle begins to move out of its lane (unless a turn signal is on in that direction) on freeways and arterial roads. ... LED redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


As a safety precaution, Lexus GPS navigation systems feature a motion lockout when the vehicle reaches a set speed. To prevent distraction, navigation inputs are limited while in motion, while voice commands and pre-programmed buttons remain accessible. This safety feature has attracted some criticism because passengers cannot use certain functions when the vehicle is in motion.[22] Pre-2007 models come with a hidden OEM override option which is accessible with caution.[23] A taxi in Kyoto, equipped with GPS navigation system An automotive navigation system is a satellite navigation system designed for use in automobiles. ...

Lexus College, the training facility for Lexus dealers.
Lexus College, the training facility for Lexus dealers.

In 2005, Lexus completed a full organizational separation from parent company Toyota, with dedicated Lexus Design, engineering, training, and manufacturing centers working exclusively for the luxury division.[24] This effort coincided with the launch of Lexus in its home market of Japan, and an expanded global launch of Lexus in major world markets. A recent focus of the Lexus Development Center (founded in 2003) is the introduction of L-finesse, a new design philosophy for the latest generation of Lexus vehicles (see following). Related areas of focus include the incorporation of Japanese cultural motifs into new designs, and the development of future automobile technologies.[25] The new GS, IS, and LS designs are a product of the new Lexus design and engineering centers, along with the latest LF Series concept vehicles. Separate efforts are underway to produce the Lexus F-performance division. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (963x960, 397 KB) Photo by me. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (963x960, 397 KB) Photo by me. ...


Lexus Japan headquarters are located in Toyota City (Aichi, Japan); in wards of Tokyo, rivals Acura (Minato, Tokyo) and Infiniti (Chūō, Tokyo) have facilities, along with Lexus (Bunkyō-ku, Tokyo). Companion Lexus design facilities are located in Southern California and the Côte d’Azur, France. For the company, see Aichi Steel Corporation. ... Acura (Japanese: アキュラ, Akyura) is the luxury vehicle brand of Japanese automaker Honda Motor Company. ... Tokyo Tower and Zojoji by night, Shiba Park Roppongi Hills Rainbow Bridge connecting central Tokyo to Odaiba Minato (港区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... For other uses, see Infinity (disambiguation). ... Chūō ) is one of the 23 special wards that form the heart of Tokyo, Japan. ... Location of Bunkyo-ku in Tokyo. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... The Quai des États-Unis in Nice on the French Riviera at night. ...

L-finesse

Insignia of the L-finesse design philosophy.

Lexus introduced a new comprehensive design language, known as L-finesse, with its LF Series concept cars. L-finesse first appeared on a production vehicle with the introduction of the 2006 Lexus GS model.[26] Featuring sculpted body panels and the use of repeating motifs both inside and outside the vehicle, this new design language countered criticisms that Lexus styling was too conservative for the sophisticated luxury market. According to Lexus, L-finesse embodies three essential qualities: Intriguing Elegance, Incisive Simplicity, and Seamless Anticipation. Derived from Japanese cultural motifs, these qualities refer to the sensory experience, concrete and abstract, that L-finesse is focused on creating for the luxury vehicle owner.[27] In conceptual terms, each L-finesse design is intended to combine elegance with simplicity, while anticipating the needs of the driver and passengers.[28] The L in L-finesse stands for "Leading Edge." Image File history File links L-Finesse. ... Image File history File links L-Finesse. ... Design languages are related to architecture description languages or ADLs. ... The Lexus LF line is a series of concept cars built by Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Toyota Motor Corporation. ... The Lexus GS is a series of mid-size luxury sports sedans / executive cars sold by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ...


The three essential qualities of L-finesse design are each represented by a single Japanese kanji character. Individual characters are also embodied in L-finesse design cues; for instance, the character concept of kirikaeshi is seen in the sharp angled turns of arrowhead shapes on the rear windows and cabin fittings of the new IS, GS, and LS.[29] Design hallmarks of L-finesse vehicles further include a fastback profile, lower-set grille, and the use of both convex and concave surfaces. Since 2006, Lexus has unveiled a completely new sedan lineup with all models featuring a L-finesse design treatment, giving the latest generation of Lexus vehicles a familial resemblance. Japanese writing Kanji Kana Hiragana Katakana Hentaigana Manyōgana Uses Furigana Okurigana Rōmaji   ) are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with hiragana (平仮名), katakana (片仮名), and the Arabic numerals. ... Kirikaeshi (切り返し) is a kendo exercise, combining the practice of attacking and receiving strikes and is meant to develop physical strength, spirit, and vigor. ... This 1968 Ford Mustang has a fastback body style. ... BMWs distinctive kidney-shaped grille on an E34 M5 Audis single frame grille, here on a second generation TT Grille is also the name of a German self-propelled artillery vehicle. ...

Lexus L-finesse exhibition in Milan, Italy.

In contrast to some earlier Lexus models, which were criticized for reserved and derivative styling (and often mistaken for understated U.S. market Japanese cars), the debut of the first L-finesse concepts were noted by several automotive analysts for introducing stylistic dynamism into Lexus designs.[30] In automotive design analyses, L-finesse concepts were described by industry observers as adding a distinctive nature and embrace of Japanese design identity.[26][31] Opinions varied for the first L-finesse production model; a design analysis for Sports Car International found that the 2006 GS looked better in person than in photos and praised its overall appearance,[32] while a similar exam by Automobile Magazine suggested that the model was insufficiently daring, particularly in its forward styling.[33] Later models, such as the Jaguar XF, were said to resemble elements of the 2006 GS design.[34] Image File history File links Lexus_L-Finesse_Exhibition. ... Image File history File links Lexus_L-Finesse_Exhibition. ... Designers at work in 1961. ... Sports Car International is an automobile magazine in the United States focused on sports cars. ... The November 2006 cover of Automobile Magazine. ... The Jaguar XF is an all-new car which will replace the S-Type. ...


Exhibitions of L-finesse styling and artwork, including scenic, sculpture, projection, and photographic art displays along with the GS, the LF-A concept, and LS 600h, were presented in Milan, Italy in 2005, 2006, and 2007 during the Milan Design Week.[28][35] The launch of the 2007 Lexus LS model in October 2006 was accompanied by special presentations at "460 Degrees" art galleries in Beverly Hills, Chicago, Miami, and New York City, and an outdoor vehicle art display at the World Financial Center in downtown Manhattan.[36] For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... A view of the World Trade Center, World Financial Center, and Battery Park City from the Hudson River on August 26, 2000. ...

Production

The award-winning Tahara plant has produced the Lexus LS since its first generation, and now also builds GS, IS, and GX models.

Many Lexus vehicles are manufactured in Toyota's Tahara plant, a highly sophisticated, computerized manufacturing plant in Japan.[37] In 2005, J.D. Power and Associates bestowed its Platinum award for worldwide plant quality on the Tahara plant, stating that it has the fewest defects of any manufacturing plant in the world.[38] It was the fourth consecutive year that the Tahara plant captured this award. In 2006, J.D. Power named the Kanji (Iwate) plant, site of ES and IS model production, as its recipient of the Platinum award for worldwide plant quality.[39] Image File history File links Lexus_Tahara. ... Image File history File links Lexus_Tahara. ... J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services firm founded in 1968 which provides consumer ratings on goods from cars to restaurants. ...


Lexus manufacturing techniques include methods and standards of quality control that differ from Toyota models.[5] At the Tahara plant, site of LS, GS, IS, and GX production, separate assembly lines were developed for the manufacture of Lexus vehicles. New molds and specialized manufacturing equipment were also developed for the Lexus production process; assembly equipment includes KUKA robotic welders. Lexus plant workers, typically veteran technicians, are identified via repeated performance evaluations and ranked according to skill grade; only a select group of craftspeople are eligible to work on Lexus vehicles.[40] In addition, welding processes, body panel fit tolerances, and paint quality requirements are more stringent for Lexus models. Each production Lexus vehicle is given an extensive visual inspection for flaws, individually test-driven at high speed, and subjected to vibration tests to ensure a smooth and quiet ride.[5] KUKA industrial robots welding a car body in the white section of a production line. ...


All Lexus wood trim is genuine and procured from sustainable sources;[41] each wood inlay in a single vehicle is selected from the same tree for a consistent appearance.[42] Lexus engines are tested by stethoscope-equipped takumi engineers (Japanese for "master craftsmen") to ensure optimum performance.[43] These engineers are responsible for maintaining production standards at key points in the assembly process. Craftmanship on the latest Lexus LS model extends to twice-buffed cabin leather[24] and a twice hand-sanded paint finish,[44] a rare treatment for production vehicles.[45] The Trikke is a Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) Automobiles are among the most commonly used engine powered vehicles. ...


The North American-market RX 350 (since the 2004 model year) is produced in the city of Cambridge, in Ontario, Canada, and is the first Lexus plant located outside of Japan. Lexus vehicles are produced at the Araco, Kanji (Iwate), Kanji (Kanto Jidosha), Katashiki, Kyushu, and Tahara plants in Japan.[46] For the electoral district, see Cambridge (electoral district). ...


Service

Interior of a Lexus dealership, featuring indoor steel waterfall.
Interior of a Lexus dealership, featuring indoor steel waterfall.

Lexus has become known for efforts to project a luxury image even with service provided after the sale. The waiting areas in the service departments are complete with such amenities as a refreshment bar, business center that is soundproofed and stocked with computers and a fax machine, and often an accessories/gift shop. Other amenities can include a children's play area, indoor putting green, and other recreational services. Recently, several Lexus dealerships have added on-site cafes and designer shops.[47][48] Image File history File linksMetadata Lexus_of_Glendale. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Lexus_of_Glendale. ...


Lexus dealerships typically feature a service bay that is lined with large picture windows, allowing customers to watch the servicing of their vehicle. Dealership services often include complimentary loaner cars, free car washes, and convenience shuttles. At the conclusion of each service appointment, Lexus owners may receive a followup survey, either in mail, online, or via telephone, and be asked to rate their recent service experience. To improve customer service, some Lexus dealerships have sent their employees to train at establishments known for their attentiveness and hospitality, such as Nordstrom department stores and Ritz-Carlton hotels.[49] Lexus has also recently added an additional owners' privilege, the use of exclusive parking lots at major sporting arenas, entertainment events, and shopping malls, reserved only for Lexus vehicles.[50] This article is about the Nordstrom department store chain. ... Ritz-Carlton is a brand of luxury hotel and resort with 63 properties that are located in major cities and exclusive resort destinations of 21 countries worldwide. ...


In 2007, Lexus scored the top position for the sixth consecutive year in the Auto Express survey on service satisfaction,[51][52] and in 2006 Lexus ranked first for the eleventh time in the J.D. Power Customer Service Index, an annual study involving over 79,000 U.S. owners and dealership experience.[53] From 2002 through 2005, Lexus also came first in the Top Gear Survey, "the UK's biggest independent car satisfaction survey" with over 76,000 respondents.[54] In 2006, the Luxury Institute, New York, rated Lexus #1 in Customer Experience among luxury automobile brands based on its survey of over 2,100 high-income households.[55] On the strength of its customer service standards and high product satisfaction, Lexus enjoys one of the highest customer loyalty rates in the industry.[56] J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services firm founded in 1968 which provides consumer ratings on goods from cars to restaurants. ...

Lexus Tokyo dealership reception.
Lexus Tokyo dealership reception.

Lexus' customer service efforts date from the outset with the "Lexus Covenant," its founding promise which states that "Lexus will treat each customer as we would a guest in our home."[57] This commitment was put to an early test in 1989 when new LS 400 models were voluntarily recalled due to a parts issue; cars were picked up from home for no extra charge, and in many cases were returned having been washed for the inconvenience.[58] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 464 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (800 × 1033 pixel, file size: 195 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 464 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (800 × 1033 pixel, file size: 195 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ...


In the U.S., Lexus offers a 4-year or 50,000-mile (80,000 km) basic warranty, by default. The powertrain warranty is a 6-year or 70,000-mile (110,000 km) coverage plan. Corrosion protection is a 6-year warranty as well. Lexus' Certified Pre-Owned program, among the first in the automotive industry (begun in November 1993),[5] features a 161-point inspection of pre-owned vehicles, a 3-year or 100,000-mile (160,000 km) limited warranty, and is now available in multiple countries.[59] In commercial and consumer transactions, a warranty is an obligation that an article or service sold is as factually stated or legally implied by the seller, and that often provides for a specific remedy such as repair or replacement in the event the article or service fails to meet the... A Certified Pre-Owned or CPO, car is a type of used car. ...


In 2005, Lexus Financial Savings Bank, in conjunction with US Bank, launched a Lexus Pursuits Visa Card, with points earned at dealerships and elsewhere going toward vehicle and service rewards.[60] An official owners publication, Lexus Magazine, is issued quarterly featuring automotive and lifestyle articles.[61] U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) is a financial services holding company, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...

Motorsport

In 2006, 2007, and 2008, Lexus won the Rolex Sports Car Series Manufacturer's Championship.
In 2006, 2007, and 2008, Lexus won the Rolex Sports Car Series Manufacturer's Championship.

Lexus first entered the motorsport arena in 1999 when its racing unit, Team Lexus, fielded two GS 400 race vehicles in the Motorola Cup North American Street Stock Championship. In its 1999 inaugural season, Team Lexus achieved its first victory with its sixth race at Road Atlanta. That year, Team Lexus also attained four podium finishes in nine races and held two track records. Led by SCCA and IMSA driver Chuck Goldsborough, Team Lexus raced to a second victory, two podium finishes, and three top-five finishes in 2000. Team Lexus ranked third overall in the manufacturers championship that year, which each GS 400 race achieving a top ten result.[62] The Lexus GS is a series of mid-size luxury sports sedans / executive cars sold by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ... Road Atlanta Raceway Road Atlanta is a 2. ... The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) is a club and sanctioning body supporting road racing, rally, and autocross in the United States and was formed in 1944. ... IMSA logo The International Motor Sports Association (generally referred to as IMSA) is an American auto racing sanctioning body based in Braselton, Georgia. ...


In 2001, Team Lexus capitalized on the debut of the first generation Lexus IS by entering three IS 300s in the renamed Grand-Am Cup (now run by the Grand American Road Racing Association). By 2002, Team Lexus had won the Drivers Championship and Team Championship with nine podium finishes, and a sweep of the top three finishes at Le Circuit Mont Treblant in Quebec, Canada. In 2003, Team Lexus achieved four pole positions, six podium finishes, two track records at Daytona 24 and Mosport, and a victory at Miami-Homestead.[62] Altezza redirects here. ... Altezza redirects here. ... The Grand American Road Racing Association or Grand-Am is an auto racing sanctioning body that was established in 1999 to organize endurance road racing competitions in North America. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Mosport International Raceway, or Mosport Park, is a multi-track facility located north of Bowmanville, Ontario. ...


Lexus has also participated in endurance racing, in particular the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, sanctioned by the Grand American Road Racing Association. After entering the Rolex Sports Car Series in 2004, Lexus has won over 15 Rolex Series event races.[63] In 2005, Lexus was runners-up and in 2006 it won the championship. Although Toyota has won this prestigious race in the past it was the first time that its luxury arm emerged as the winner. In 2007, six Lexus-powered Daytona prototypes were entered in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona event at the Daytona International Speedway. Lexus was a repeat winner of the event, with a Lexus-Riley prototype driven by Scott Pruett, Juan Pablo Montoya, and Salvador Durán of Chip Ganassi Racing finishing first; Lexus-Riley prototypes also took three of the top ten spots.[64] In 2008, Lexus won its third consecutive win at Daytona. The Rolex 24 1/2 at Daytona (also frequently referred to as the 24 Hours of Daytona) is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Riley Technologies, formerly known as Riley & Scott, is a company providing chassis for sportscar racing. ... Donald Scott Pruett (born March 24, 1960 in Sacramento, California) is an American race car driver who has competed in NASCAR, Champ Car, IMSA, Trans-Am and Grand-Am. ... Juan Pablo Montoya Roldán (born September 20, 1975 in Bogotá, Colombia) is a race car driver in NASCAR for Chip Ganassi Racing and a former Formula One driver. ... Salvador Durán (born 6 May 1985 in Mexico City) is a Mexican Formula 3 race car driver. ... Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates is a racing organization with teams in NASCAR, Champ Cars, and the IRL. It is owned by businessmen Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates. ...

Lexus SC 430 at the Fuji Speedway Super GT series.
Lexus SC 430 at the Fuji Speedway Super GT series.

After the release of the Lexus brand on the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) in 2005, four SC 430 coupes were entered in the Super GT series in the GT500 class. In the first race of the 2006 series, an SC 430 took the chequered flag,[65] and drivers André Lotterer and Juichi Wakisaka raced the SC 430 to capture the GT500 championship for that year. In 2007 another SC 430 was victorious in the GT500 opening round race.[66] In 2006, Lexus raced a hybrid vehicle for the first time, entering a GS 450h performance hybrid sedan in the Tokachi 24-hour Race in Hokkaido, Japan. Lexus Canada entered the GS 450h in 2007's Targa Newfoundland event. Lexus IS models have also been entered in the British Touring Car Championship via BTC Racing, LGT Engineering, and other teams. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 518 pixelsFull resolution (986 × 638 pixel, file size: 112 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 518 pixelsFull resolution (986 × 638 pixel, file size: 112 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Super GT series, formerly known as the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship or JGTC (全日本GT選手権, Zen Nihon GT Sensyuken), is a grand touring car race series promoted by the GT-Association (GT-A), authorized by the Japan Automobile Federation and recognized by the FIA. Super GT racer in... All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship or JGTC is a grand touring car race series authorized by the Japan Automobile Federation. ... André Lotterer (born 19 November 1981 in Duisburg) is a German auto racing driver. ... Targa Newfoundland is the first event of its kind to be held in North America. ... The 2006 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season will be the 49th British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season. ... BTC Racing is a UK auto racing team run by Bert Taylor. ...


In 2006, Team Lexus made plans to enter two IS 350 race cars in the American Le Mans Series' GT2 class. Lexus is also expected participate in 12 Hours of Sebring which now form a part of American Le Mans. Additionally, there have been unsubstantiated rumors since 2005 of Lexus badged F1 engines in the near future, facilitated by the re-branding of the Toyota engines currently supplied to the Williams F1 racing team; Toyota itself maintains an active F1 operation.[67] Altezza redirects here. ... The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) is a series of automobile races, founded in 1999 by Don Panoz, and sanctioned by IMSA. The American Le Mans Series utilizes the rules and regulations of the Automobile Club de lOuest, which organizes the world famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, to... Aston Martin DBR9 at dusk during the 2005 12 Hours of Sebring The 12 Hours of Sebring is an annual motorsport endurance race held at Sebring Raceway, a former Air Force base in Sebring, Florida. ... Formula One, abbreviated to F1 and also known as Grand Prix racing, is the highest class of single-seat open-wheel auto racing. ... Ralf Schumacher driving for the WilliamsF1 team at the 2003 United States Grand Prix WilliamsF1, formerly Williams Grand Prix Engineering, is a Formula One racing team formed and run by Sir Frank Williams and Patrick Head. ...

F-marque

Further information: Lexus IS-F
Emblem of the Lexus F-performance division.
Emblem of the Lexus F-performance division.

In late 2006, Lexus filed trademark applications for an "F" emblem, leading to speculation that the luxury marque was about to launch a performance brand.[68] At the time it was suggested that "F" stood for "Fast" or "Flagship." Later reports surmised that "F" referred to the Fuji Speedway in Japan, whose first corner, 27R, was said to have inspired the shape of the "F" emblem.[69] Interviews with company executives in prior years had included mentions of Lexus possibly starting a performance brand to compete with the likes of Mercedes' AMG, Audi's S/RS, Cadillac's V-series, and BMW's M division, among others. An earlier in-house tuning effort, the TRD-based L-Tuned, had offered performance packages on the IS 300 and GS 400 sedans in the early 2000s. The Lexus IS is a series of entry-level luxury cars/compact executive cars produced by the Lexus marque of Toyota Motor Corporation. ... Image File history File links Lexus_F-division_logo. ... Image File history File links Lexus_F-division_logo. ... Fuji Speedway is a race track standing in the foothills of the Mount Fuji, in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Mercedes-AMG is the tuning arm of the Mercedes-Benz car company. ... Audi AG, more commonly known as Audi, is a premium German automobile manufacturer and one of the worlds leading performance-luxury marques, with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... For other uses, see Cadillac (disambiguation). ... The Cadillac V-Series is the name of high performance vehicles tuned by the General Motors Performance Division for the Cadillac division of General Motors. ... BMW M GmbH (previously: BMW Motorsport GmbH) is a subsidiary of German car manufacturer BMW AG established in May 1972 with just eight employees. ... Toyota Racing Development or TRD is the in-house tuning shop for all Toyota, Lexus, and Scion cars, which are Toyota brands and domestically branded as such in Japan. ... Altezza redirects here. ... The Lexus GS is a series of mid-size luxury sports sedans / executive cars sold by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ...


In December 2006, Lexus announced that the first vehicle in the F-marque lineup, the IS-F sedan, previously known in the press as the IS 500,[70] would premiere at the North American International Auto Show in January 2007.[71] The vehicle subsequently premiered at Detroit along with a redesigned version of the concept LF-A supercar. Compared to the 2GR-FSE V6, 306 hp (228 kW) IS 350, the IS-F featured a 2UR-GSE V8 engine and over 400 hp (300 kW). Media reports suggested that the IS-F sedan would be followed by a GS-F sedan[72] and IS-F coupe.[68] The IS-F is scheduled to be in dealerships by early 2008. The IS-F made its European premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2007, and premiered in Japan at the Fuji Speedway in October 2007. Altezza redirects here. ... NAIAS 2005, near the Audi exhibit. ... Altezza redirects here. ... The Lexus GS is a series of mid-size luxury sports sedans / executive cars sold by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ... Altezza redirects here. ...

The first Lexus "F"-badged model, the IS-F.
The first Lexus "F"-badged model, the IS-F.

With the launch of the second generation 2007 IS sedans, the premiere of concept LF-Series vehicles, and increasing participation in motorsports, Lexus' brand identity is expanding to include more performance-oriented aspects. Versions of the SC and GS models have received favorable reactions from sport luxury buyers and automotive enthusiasts,[5] while several Lexus models have been characterized as favoring comfort at the expense of sporty performance.[5] A number of automotive reviewers have also given Lexus' German rivals higher marks for road feel and handling,[73] especially during racetrack testing. The IS-F has been seen as an effort to further bolster Lexus' performance credentials.[74] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Lexus LF line is a series of concept cars built by Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Toyota Motor Corporation. ...


In 2007, Lexus entered the IS-F in the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, offering a factory sanctioned performance accessory line in conjunction with the debut of its F-marque division. Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) of the automobile aftermarket was formed in 1963 by Roy Richter, Ed Iskenderian, Willie Garner, Bob Hedman, John Bartlett, Phil Weiand, Jr. ...

Future of Lexus

Future vehicles

The Lexus LF-C concept.
The Lexus LF-C concept.
Further information: Lexus LF

Lexus’ future intentions are hinted at in its concept car efforts. While a number of early Lexus concept cars never saw production, the latest LF Series concept vehicles (which first began appearing at auto shows in 2003) have translated into production form. Elements of the LF-S sedan appeared in the 2006 GS sedan, and design cues from the LF-C convertible appeared in the 2006 IS sedan. The LF-C's hardtop design has also led to speculation on a possible IS coupe or convertible model. The LF-Sh concept car gave the public an advance preview of the 2007 LS 460’s appearance several months later. Unique features on the LF Series concept vehicles include advanced instrumentation, multiple driver-selected vehicle configurations, hybrid/experimental powertrains, concept security features, and unconventional driver interface designs. Image File history File linksMetadata Lexus_LF-C.jpg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lexus Lexus LF Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize... Image File history File linksMetadata Lexus_LF-C.jpg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lexus Lexus LF Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize... The Lexus LF line is a series of concept cars built by Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Toyota Motor Corporation. ... The Lexus LF line is a series of concept cars built by Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Toyota Motor Corporation. ... The Lexus LF line is a series of concept cars built by Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Toyota Motor Corporation. ... The Lexus LF line is a series of concept cars built by Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Toyota Motor Corporation. ... The Lexus LF line is a series of concept cars built by Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Toyota Motor Corporation. ... The Lexus LS is a full-size luxury sedan that serves as the flagship of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ...


Reports in Road and Track indicate that the LF-A coupe concept has been approved for production, potentially designated as the 2009 GT 450.[75] Autoweek has also reported that the LF-X crossover concept will appear as the forthcoming JX SUV.[76] Prototype models of the LF-A have been spotted at the Nürburgring test track in Germany, along with a modified second generation IS model which may be the high-performance IS-F motorsport version. Road & Track is an automobile enthusiast magazine in the United States, founded by two friends in 1947. ... The Lexus LF line is a series of concept cars built by Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Toyota Motor Corporation. ... AutoWeek is a weekly automobile magazine based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Lexus LF line is a series of concept cars built by Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Toyota Motor Corporation. ... Detailed Nürburgring map showing both the Nordschleife and the new GP section. ... Altezza redirects here. ...


Lexus Managing Officer, Takeshi Yoshida, has also stated Lexus' intentions to produce future production models using more dedicated Lexus platforms,[77] as is the case for the LS flagship.[5] The entry-level Lexus ES, in particular, had been chided for being too similar to the Toyota Camry, its shared platform cousin, in both styling and powertrain design.[78] Besides a convertible version of the IS, new Lexus models also in development reportedly include an SUV sized below the RX and dedicated hybrids.[79] The third generation successor for the SC 430 coupe is planned for a more distant date.[79] Takeshi Yoshida is the managing officer of Lexus, division of Toyota Motor Corporation. ... The Toyota Camry is a mid-size car assembled by Toyota in Tsutsumi, (Japan); Georgetown, Kentucky; Altona, Victoria, Australia and most recently Guangzhou, China. ...

Hybrid drivetrains

Lexus Hybrid Drive on display at the Canadian Int'l. Autoshow.
Lexus Hybrid Drive on display at the Canadian Int'l. Autoshow.

According to division executives, Lexus plans to introduce Lexus Hybrid Drive on every vehicle in the Lexus lineup.[80] The impetus for the expansion of Lexus hybrid technology involves the convergence of environmental concern and commercial success; the recent addition of hybrid models to the current Lexus lineup (including the RX 400h, GS 450h, and LS 600h) has driven sales increases in environmentally-conscious markets. In the United Kingdom, one out of every four Lexus vehicles sold in 2006 was a hybrid,[81] with the GS 450h and RX 400h having sold more units than their petrol counterparts.[80] In 2006, 80% of all RX models sold in Europe were of the hybrid model.[82] Politicians in the UK (such as David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party) have endorsed Lexus by using lower-emission Lexus GS 450h vehicles in place of British-built Jaguars or Land Rovers. Various UK government agencies also use the GS 450h and RX 400h.[83] The London congestion charge has excluded hybrid vehicles, adding incentive to Lexus hybrids. In Ireland, cabinet members (including Dick Roche, Minister for the Environment) have switched to GS 450h models;[84] in Monaco, Prince Albert II (of the royal House of Grimaldi) purchased an LS 600h and advocated hybrid tax credits.[85] The advent of Lexus hybrid technology is touted by Lexus officials as a strategy for raising the profile of Lexus in countries with greater public perception of the Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW and Jaguar rival brands.[80] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 315 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 315 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Lexus RX 400h is an automobile assembled by Toyota Motor Corp. ... The Lexus GS is a series of mid-size luxury sports sedans / executive cars sold by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ... The Lexus LS is a full-size luxury sedan that serves as the flagship of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ... The Conservative Party, officially though less commonly known as the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Lexus GS is a series of mid-size luxury sports sedans / executive cars sold by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ... Jaguar Cars Limited is a luxury car manufacturer, originally with headquarters in Browns Lane, Coventry, England but now at Whitley, Coventry. ... Land Rover was the name of one of the first British civilian all-terrain utility vehicles, first produced by Rover in 1947. ... The Lexus RX 400h is an automobile assembled by Toyota Motor Corp. ... The white-on-red C marks all entrances to the congestion charge zone. ... The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government is the senior minister at the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Irish: ) in the Irish Government. ... Albert II, Prince of Monaco (Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi; born 14 March 1958), styled His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, is the head of the House of Grimaldi and the current ruler of the Principality of Monaco. ... “Grimaldi” redirects here. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... Audi AG, more commonly known as Audi, is a premium German automobile manufacturer and one of the worlds leading performance-luxury marques, with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... Jaguar Cars Limited is a luxury car manufacturer, originally with headquarters in Browns Lane, Coventry, England but now at Whitley, Coventry. ...


In 2007, Lexus Group VP Jim Farley revealed plans for a possible high-mileage, low emissions hybrid focused on efficiency, a rechargeable hybrid with electric range, and a "high performance hybrid" designed to appeal to performance enthusiasts.[86] The efficiency-focused hybrid would cater to demands for a decrease in both carbon pollution and oil reliance.[86] At present, Lexus hybrids are designed around a balance of increased performance along with improved efficiency and emissions.[14] Air pollution Pollution is the introduction of pollutants (whether chemical substances, or energy such as noise, heat, or light) into the environment to such a point that its effects become harmful to human health, other living organisms, or the environment. ... Oil depletion is the inescapable result of extracting and consuming oil faster than it can be replaced with artificial equivalents, due to the fact that the formation of new natural petroleum is a continuous geologic process which takes millions of years. ...


Global ambitions

Premiere of the Lexus LF-Sh concept at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Premiere of the Lexus LF-Sh concept at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Although Lexus has had phenomenal success in the US since its introduction, it has had more modest success outside North America. In its home country, Japan, the Lexus brand started marketing in 2005 and initially exhibited slower than expected sales.[87] The introduction of the LS 460 in September 2006, however, led to over 12,000 orders in its first month--several times expectations, and more robust sales were seen that year.[88] Meanwhile, Lexus sales remain focused on the US market. In 2006, two-thirds of total global Lexus sales of 475,000 units came from the United States, followed in size by Japan, the UK, China, Canada, and Russia.[82] Lexus launched in China in 2006 and Malaysia in 2007. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1016x602, 223 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1016x602, 223 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


With regards to the European market, where Lexus has a less developed dealership network, smaller brand recognition, and minor market share,[89] automotive analysts have pointed to a difference between U.S. and European customers, suggesting that Lexus has been successful in North America because the wide consumer base of Toyota (especially baby boomers) desired luxury cars as they were becoming older and their surplus incomes allowed them to migrate to upscale brands. The success of Lexus in the U.S. was attributed to higher levels of perceived quality and lower prices than competitors, which enabled it to retain previously migrating customers.[4] In Europe, this may have had repercussions as Lexus cultivated a value-priced brand image, causing slow acceptance in the European arena due to differences in perceived value. This has led some automotive thinkers to believe that Lexus must price its products head-to-head with the European premium brands and emphasize its quality, reliability and engineering in order to succeed globally.

The first Lexus diesel-powered vehicle, the IS 220d.
The first Lexus diesel-powered vehicle, the IS 220d.

Additionally, automotive analysts have noted Lexus' relative newcomer status in the luxury market, compared with the storied reputation of its European rivals, as a limiting factor for its initial sales acceptance in worldwide markets. Rivals Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Porsche have stressed their decades of heritage and pedigree in an effort to promote their products,[90] whereas since its inception Lexus' reputation rests primarily upon its perceived product quality and the shared history of its parent company, Toyota.[91] The characteristics of heritage,[92] built up over many years, and pedigree, are regarded by some reviewers as a challenge for Lexus, although their impact is debated.[91][93] Ultimately, a number of analysts have stated that Lexus will have to develop its own heritage over time by investing in technological innovations and producing substantial products.[82][92] Image File history File links Lexus_IS220d. ... Image File history File links Lexus_IS220d. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... This article is about the auto company. ... A pedigree is a list of ancestors (usually implying distinguished), a list of ancestors of the same breed (usually in the case of animals), the purity of a breed, individual, or strain, or a document proving any of these things. ...


Lexus has recently embarked upon a global expansion strategy, an effort which began with the receipt of added organizational independence from its parent company in 2005.[94] As part of this effort, Lexus has begun expanding its dealership networks in Europe and Asia, with dedicated new facilities and an increased advertising expenditure. Meanwhile, quality levels of European brands have seemingly declined,[95] while Lexus continues to score highly on such reports.[96] Luxury buyers and high-profile owners have switched to Lexus vehicles due to their more dependable reputation.[97] Also, in order to attract European buyers, diesel engines have been added to the lineup (starting with the IS 220d), the F-marque performance division has been launched (with the IS-F), and with related versions of the Lexus LF concept cars making it into production, Lexus is quickly beginning to re-invent itself as a global luxury brand. The latest Lexus models have also moved up in sticker price to more closely match their European rivals;[98] the LS 600h L has become the most expensive luxury vehicle ever produced in Japan with an ultra-luxury sticker price of approximately $125,000.[99] In 2007, Lexus entered Interbrand's list of the Top 100 Global Brands for the first time, with an estimated brand value of approximately $3 billion annually.[100] Altezza redirects here. ... Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation. ... Altezza redirects here. ... The Lexus LF line is a series of concept cars built by Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Toyota Motor Corporation. ... A 2002 Lincoln Town Car, an example of a flagship luxury sedan A luxury vehicle is a vehicle which provides a great abundance of ease and comfort. ... Interbrand, a division of Omnicom, is the leading branding company in the world. ...

Lexus GS at a Lexus Centre in Middlesex, England.
Lexus GS at a Lexus Centre in Middlesex, England.

In the United Kingdom, the largest European market for Lexus, the IS series accounts for the largest number of new Lexus sales (the largest proportion increasing with sales of the new IS 220d).[101] Along with a sales shift towards Lexus hybrids, the second generation IS, which emerged in 2006 as an alternate choice to the dominant German and British marques' compact executive cars, has since become a primary player for Lexus' efforts in Europe. With Lexus sales increasing in the UK due to the introduction of the new IS series, LS flagship, and GS/RX hybrids, Lexus has emerged as a European second-tier luxury brand with substantial growth potential. Total Lexus Europe sales increased 72% in 2006 to over 50,000 vehicles, making Lexus one of the fastest growing makes on the continent.[102] Alfa Romeo 159, a compact executive car mainly sold in Europe Infiniti G35, an entry-level luxury car for sale in North America and Japan Compact executive car (British English, Mittelklasse in German) or entry-level luxury car (American English) is a car classification which respectively describes large family cars...


Lexus vehicles in Russia and China are experiencing high demand, with higher per-dealership sales than any other market.[103] In South Korea, with sales of the ES 350 spearheading its efforts, Lexus has been the top-selling luxury import since 2005;[104] in Taiwan, Lexus also became the top-selling luxury import in 2005.[105] In Australia, Lexus experienced high sales growth and ranked third in overall luxury import sales in 2006, with the IS model generating high demand.[106][107] In 2007, Lexus sales captured the lead in the emerging Chinese luxury car market.[108] Total worldwide Lexus sales were forecast to reach 500,000 vehicles in 2007.[109] The Lexus ES series is a family of mid-size luxury sedans produced by the Lexus division of Toyota since 1990. ...

Popular culture

The Lexus 2054, shown in the film "Minority Report."

Several of Lexus' ideas on the future of automotive design have appeared on film. In 2002, Lexus was requested by Steven Spielberg, an ardent fan of Lexus and himself an owner of an LX 470 and an RX 400h, to design a vehicle which would fit the requirements of year 2054 for his movie Minority Report.[110] Designers working with Lexus came up with an advanced vehicle which would run on fuel cells and have many advanced safety features including a crash-proof structure and biometric security systems. (Lexus' cinematic concept car also appears in The Island, though it's colored blue, not red). A Lexus film tie-in site proposed a Lexus future vehicle that would drive itself, take dinner orders verbally, and select music to match occupant moods.[111] The Lexus 2054 later appeared at several auto shows and public events. Image File history File links Lexus_Minority_Report_concept. ... Image File history File links Lexus_Minority_Report_concept. ... Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation. ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... Minority Report is a 2002 science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg, loosely based on the Philip K. Dick 1956 short story The Minority Report. It is set in the year 1895, when criminals are interviewed based on foreknowledge. ... At Disney World, biometric measurements are taken of the fingers of multi-day pass users to ensure that the pass is used by the same person from day to day. ... The Island is a 2005 science fiction film directed by Michael Bay and starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. ...


The term "the Lexus of..." has also entered the cultural lexicon as a description of a high-end product, or an upscale brand produced by a mainstream manufacturer. For example, in 2006 Dell announced a premium lineup of computers, calling it "the Lexus of our lineup."[112] Further example comparisons include "the Lexus of phones" or "the Lexus of video...", among others. Late night comedian Jay Leno first coined the term "Lexus-ized" for his automotive columns in Popular Mechanics, an expression generally used to describe the Lexus approach to luxury motoring.[5][113] Despite the official pluralized form of Lexus being simply Lexus, the public has also made its own derivatives (the most popular derivative being 'Lexi', first proposed by Steve Coogan in a comedy sketch).[114] The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman cited Lexus as an example of the drive for prosperity and development in his best-selling 1999 book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree. This article is about the corporation Dell, Inc. ... James Douglas Muir Jay Leno (April 28, 1950) is an Emmy Award-winning American stand-up comedian and television host, who succeeded Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show in 1992. ... Stephen John Steve Coogan (born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, impressionist, and comedian. ... Thomas Lauren Friedman, OBE (born July 20, 1953) is an American journalist. ... The Lexus and the Olive Tree is a 1999 book by Thomas L. Friedman that posits that the world is currently undergoing two struggles: the drive for prosperity and development (symbolized by the Lexus), and the desire to retain identity and traditions (symbolized by the olive tree). ...


In the UK, the LS 430 flagship was introduced in the BBC spy drama, Spooks; Lexus models were also placed on ITV's Coronation Street, the BBC's Judge John Deed, and other programs.[115] Lexus GB models saw sales increases after being seen on ITV's Footballers' Wives.[115] In 2002, comedian Steve Coogan's fictional BBC Alan Partridge character replaced his Rover with an IS 200, calling it the "Japanese Mercedes" and one of many "Lexi"; his superficial character was seen as detrimental to the brand's image.[116] By 2004, multiple hip-hop artists made mention of Lexus vehicles in their songs, an endorsement which Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson suggested added street credibility for the brand.[116] For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... For the music band, see The Spooks. ... Coronation Street is an award-winning British soap opera. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... See also WAGs, acronym for footballers wives and girlfriends. Footballers Wives is a British television drama surrounding the fictional premiership football club Earls Park F.C., its players, and their wives. ... Stephen John Steve Coogan (born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, impressionist, and comedian. ... Information Gender Male Date of birth April 2, 1955 ) Occupation Radio and Television Broadcaster Portrayed by Steve Coogan Alan Gordon Partridge is a fictional television and radio presenter portrayed by English comedian Steve Coogan. ... // Rover was a British automobile manufacturer and later a marque based at the former Austin Longbridge plant in Birmingham. ... Breakdance, an early form of hip hop dance, often involves battles, showing off skills without any physical contact with the adversaries. ... Top Gear may refer to: Top Gear (current format), a BBC television series about cars and motorsport in its new format (2002–present). ... Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born 11 April 1960) is an English broadcaster and writer who specialises in motoring. ...


The introduction of Lexus hybrids have garnered further media attention through celebrity RX 400h owners such as Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, and Holly Hunter, who were among the earliest adopters of the Lexus Hybrid Drive technology.[117] Hollywood luminaries are also among the buyers for the GS 450h and LS 600h L hybrid performance sedans, with early release examples appearing at celebrity events. Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, BAFTA-winning, and five-time Golden Globe-winning American method actor. ... Diane Keaton (née Hall; January 5, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress, director and producer. ... Holly Hunter (born March 20, 1958) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Hybrid Synergy Drive, (HSD) is a set of hybrid car technologies developed by Toyota and used in that companys Prius, Highlander Hybrid, Camry Hybrid, Lexus RX 400h, Lexus GS 450h, and Lexus LS600h/LS600hL automobiles. ...

Advertisements

Lexus has used a consistent design for its television advertisements in the United States. The ads are commonly narrated by film and television actor James Sloyan, and accompanied by vehicles which perform unusual stunts onscreen. The first decade of commercials (1989-1999) consisted primarily of disjunctive verbal descriptions, such as "relentless," "pursuit," and "perfection"[118] while the vehicles were used to claim superiority in braking, handling, idling, and interior quiet & comfort on camera. Newer ads have become somewhat more descriptive, [119] occasionally including full descriptions of novel features[120] or a narration of the events onscreen. Lexus commercials, while consistent in formula, closely resemble those of Infiniti and Acura (Lexus' competitors in the automobile market), which also have used celebrity voice-overs (Jonathan Pryce and James Spader, respectively), while providing similar visual cues to the audience about vehicle features and craftsmanship. James Joseph Sloyan (born February 24, 1940 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) is an American actor. ... A voice-over is a narration that is played on top of a video segment, usually with the audio for that segment muted or lowered. ... Jonathan Pryce (born John Price; June 1, 1947) is a Welsh stage and film actor. ... James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960), who is known to prefer being called Jimmy,[1] is a three-time Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated[2] American actor. ...


Lexus sponsorships

Community contributions

Since 1989, the annual Lexus Champions for Charity golf series has raised over $100 million for charity causes. This Lexus-sponsored golf series begins with over 190 golf tournaments held at golf and country clubs around the U.S., and culminates in a three-day championship tournament at Pebble Beach's Spyglass Hill, Spanish Bay, and Pebble Beach Golf Links courses, with $1,000 prize donations at the local level, and multiple prizes at the national level leading up to a $100,000 championship charity purse.[121] Since 2002, Lexus has also been the presenting sponsor of the Michael Douglas and Friends celebrity golf tournament, which raises health care and community funds via the Motion Picture & Television Fund. Other philanthropic efforts by Lexus include the Pursuit of Potential children's charity (including the Lexus Environmental Challenge with Scholastic) and vehicle auctions for Adopt-A-Minefield and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Road to a Cure. Many Lexus dealerships also sponsor community organizations in their local neighborhoods. The Lone Cypress is a famous landmark in Pebble Beach This article is about the community. ... The Spyglass Hill Golf Course is a golf course located in the Monterey Peninsula of California. ... Pebble Beach Golf Links is one of several well known courses in Pebble Beach, California and probably the most famous golf course in the Western United States. ... For other people bearing this name, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation) Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. ... The Motion Picture & Television Fund is a charitable organization that offers assistance and care to those in the motion picture and television industries without resources. ... For other uses, see Scholastic (disambiguation). ... Adopt-A-Minefield is a global partnership for mine action with campaigns in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Sweden. ... Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a hospital located in Los Angeles, California. ...


Event partnerships

Lexus GS hybrid at the US Open in Flushing Meadows, NY.
Lexus GS hybrid at the US Open in Flushing Meadows, NY.

Since 2005, Lexus has been a primary sponsor of the US Open tennis Grand Slam event, awarding a GS sedan (and later an IS-F) to the men's and women's singles champions.[122] Lexus also provides exclusive transportation throughout New York City for all players in the event, using a fleet of 125 Lexus vehicles, including hybrids. In 2006, the Lexus US Open fleet drove a total of 101,730 miles (163,720 km) in two weeks. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (874x699, 258 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lexus ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (874x699, 258 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lexus ... For other uses, see U.S. Open. ...


In January 2007, Lexus became the first exclusive automotive sponsor of the United States Golf Association,[123] and will play a major part in the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open, U.S. Senior Open, and U.S. Amateur tournaments. As part of their sponsorship of the 2007 U.S. Open in Oakmont, the luxury marque provided cars to all players and USGA officials. The logo of the USGA The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ... The United States Open Championship, commonly known as the U.S. Open, is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... The U.S. Senior Open is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The U.S. Amateur Championship is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for male amateur golfers. ... The 2007 United States Open Golf Championship was the 107th U.S. Open, played from June 14 to June 17, 2007 at Oakmont Country Club. ...


Worldwide, Lexus sponsorships include the Lexus Cup golf tournament in Singapore and Australia, the Lexus Gauntlet collegiate sports competition in Southern California, the Lexus Song Quest singing competition in New Zealand, Lexus Design in Business Awards in New Zealand, the Lexus European Flyfishing Championships in England, the Lexus Champions Challenge golf event in Japan, the Lexus Inside Film Awards in Australia (from 1999 until 2006), and the Lexus Centre in Melbourne, Australia. Lexus is also an official sponsor of the Hollywood Bowl and Sydney Opera House, along with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. // The Lexus Cup is an annual golf tournament for professional women golfers contested by a team representing Asia and an international team which was first played in 2005. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... The Lexus Song Quest (formerly known as the Mobil Song Quest) is a very prestigious competition held each year in New Zealand since 1956. ... The Inside Film Awards (often abbreviated to IF Awards) is an annual awards ceremony for the Australian film industry, organised by Inside Film magazine. ... Lexus Centre, originally known as the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre and The Glass House, was an indoor sporting arena located in Melbourne, Australia. ... Hollywood Bowl in 2005. ... The Sydney Opera House is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP) is an American orchestra based in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... The Philadelphia Orchestra, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of the Big Five symphony orchestras in the United States and usually considered among the finest in the world. ...


In addition to its tennis and golf event partnerships, Lexus has signed endorsement contracts with star athletes, including Andy Roddick (with support for the Andy Roddick Foundation), Annika Sörenstam, and Peter Jacobsen.[124] Lexus also signed musician Sir Paul McCartney as a proponent of its hybrid vehicle technology (including the charity auction of a specialized RX 400h designed with input from the former Beatles star). Andrew Stephen Andy Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American professional tennis player and a former World No. ... The Andy Roddick Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to assist abused, underprivileged, and cancer disease children with high quality education and providing them with necessary resources. ...   (born October 9, 1970) is a Swedish professional golfer. ... Peter Jacobsen (born March 4, 1954 in Portland, Oregon) is a professional golfer. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer, and animal-rights activist. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...


In a grassroots sports sponsorship, Lexus Stockport have recently taken on a two sponsorship deal with Wilmslow Rugby Club.[125]

Historical timeline

  • 1983
    • Toyota Chairman Eiji Toyoda challenges his company to build a luxury flagship to “challenge the world’s best.” This effort becomes known as the F1 project.
  • 1985
    • F1 researchers visit the United States to conduct market research and focus groups on luxury buyers. The first LS 400 prototypes are built.[126]
  • 1986
    • Testing for the new Lexus flagship begins at the autobahn in Germany.[126]
  • 1987
    • Final design of the LS 400 is approved.[126]
  • 1989
    • The LS 400 debuts at the Detroit Motor Show, and goes on sale in September of that year alongside the entry-level ES 250 sedan.
  • 1990
    • Lexus capture the trifecta of J.D. Power’s Initial Quality, Customer Satisfaction, and Sales Satisfaction studies. Car and Driver magazine names the LS 400 one of the Ten Best of the year.[126]
  • 1991
    • Lexus becomes the top-selling import marque in the United States. The SC 300, SC 400 and ES 300 models are introduced.
  • 1992
    • Motor Trend magazine names the SC 400 its Import Car of the Year.[126]
  • 1993
    • Lexus introduces the GS 300 luxury performance sedan.
  • 1994
    • Lexus introduces the second generation LS 400 sedan.
  • 1996
    • Lexus introduces the third generation ES 300 sedan and its first luxury utility vehicle, the LX 450.
  • 1997
    • Lexus introduces the second generation GS 300 and GS 400 sedans. Motor Trend magazine names the new GS its Import Car of the Year.[126]
  • 1998
    • The RX 300, the world’s first luxury crossover SUV, goes on sale at Lexus dealerships. The RX soon becomes Lexus’ top-selling model.
  • 1999
    • Lexus sells its one-millionth vehicle in the U.S.[126]
  • 2000
    • Lexus introduces the third generation LS 430 sedan and IS 300 entry sport sedan.
  • 2001
    • Lexus introduces the fourth generation ES 300 sedan.
  • 2002
    • Lexus introduces its third luxury utility vehicle, the GX 470.
  • 2003
    • The Lexus Development Center is founded in Japan, becoming the headquarters for Lexus' future design efforts.
  • 2005
    • Lexus introduces the third generation GS mid-size sport sedans, debuting L-Finesse styling. Later that year, Lexus introduces the second generation IS sport sedans.
    • Top Gear named the IS as the Compact Executive Car of the year, defeating the BMW E90 3-Series.
  • 2006
    • Lexus debuts the LS 600h L, the world’s first production V8 hybrid sedan. The new ES 350 and fourth generation LS 460/LS 460 L sedans go on sale.
  • 2007
    • At the North American International Auto Show, Lexus launches its dedicated F-marque performance division, with the unveiling of its first high-performance sedan, the IS-F, and an exotic supercar concept, the LF-A.
    • The Lexus LS 460 flagship is named International Car of the Year at the ICOTY Awards, and is also named World Car of the Year at the WCOTY Awards.
    • The LS 600h and LS 600h L go on sale worldwide.
  • 2008
    • Lexus releases the third generation LX 570.
    • The Lexus IS-F goes on sale in early 2008.

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See also

Japanese Car Portal

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Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services firm founded in 1968 which provides consumer ratings on goods from cars to restaurants. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services firm founded in 1968 which provides consumer ratings on goods from cars to restaurants. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the day of the year. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Orange County Register is a daily newspaper published in Santa Ana, California. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The San Diego Union-Tribune is a daily newspaper published in San Diego, California by the Copley Press. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services firm founded in 1968 which provides consumer ratings on goods from cars to restaurants. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services firm founded in 1968 which provides consumer ratings on goods from cars to restaurants. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AutoWeek is a weekly automobile magazine based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the day of the year. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services firm founded in 1968 which provides consumer ratings on goods from cars to restaurants. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AFP logo Paris headquarters of AFP Charles Havas Agence France-Presse (AFP) is the oldest news agency in the world, and one of the three largest with Associated Press and Reuters. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The adolescent Internet. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom (and the Kingdom of Great Britain before the United Kingdom existed) since 1788 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom (and the Kingdom of Great Britain before the United Kingdom existed) since 1788 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register. ... 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