It has been 30 years since Lexus was founded. Prior to it’s conception the Toyota Motor Company spent over 7 years of research and development which resulted in the birth of the LS 400 Series.
Looking back into automotive history, Lexus blew the luxury game out of the water and gave their European counterparts a run for their money with unmatched technology.
Here are 3 reasons why the Lexus LS series of vehicles remains brilliant to this day:
- Leading the way forward for Japanese luxury vehicles
Since its debut in 1989, the LS series was able to compete with market leaders in the luxury automotive industry straight off the bat in terms of both luxury and performance. Leather seats were uncommon for Japanese cars at the time, let alone the technology that came with it – from seat warmers to advanced climate control, adaptive cruise control, hydraulic suspension, and much more.
- Pure Rear Wheel Drive driving experience
Most car manufacturers started moving away from RWD, because the benefits, efficiency, and reduced cost of producing and manufacturing FWD layouts could no longer be ignored. Lexus remains to provide a pure driving experience to its consumers with the RWD layout and the big roaring V8 engines that press you back into your seat and print a smile on your face every time.
- Japanese reliability
Mass production means availability. Being produced by Lexus means that parts share the affordability of Toyota cars that we have come to know and love. Being Japanese makes it more reliable and rigid than that of its German and American automotive peers.