Lexus is the luxury car division of Japanese automobile manufacturer, Toyota Motor Company. Lexus introduced itís first vehicle in 1989, and today is one of the top four luxury automotive brands in the world. A Lexus service manual will give owners the confidence to make basic repairs or perform major overhauls.
The first Lexus car introduced to the United States was the Lexus LS. It featured a modern, luxury look and ample power from a 4.0L V8. The new brand was well received and sold nearly 43,000 cars itís first year on the market. Lexus offered a high-quality option to expensive and unreliable European luxury sedans and a better price point and better technology than anything built in the US.
Lexus entered the SUV market in 1998, unveiling the Lexus RX to compliment the existing models offered. The Lexus RX was a compact SUV that offered buyers power, style and dependability in a luxurious package. The Lexus RX is the best selling luxury SUV in the US, and is the one of the best selling hybrid SUVs in global markets.
The first convertible produced by Lexus was the Lexus SC, introduced in 1991 and built through 2010, when it was replaced by the Lexus IS convertible. The SC was a very popular car for buyers looking for a reliable and well-built convertible that was fun to drive and affordable.
In recent years, Lexus has added a performance line to the brand, known as F Sport. Almost all models built by Lexus have an F Sport variant, which typically adds power, handling and braking upgrades for more enthusiastic driving.
Lexus has always stood for quality, and being based on Toyota designs, are very reliable cars and SUVs. Most services are straight forward and easily accomplished by the home mechanic. Even the most modern Lexus Hybrid cars and SUVs are easily maintained using a Lexus service manual.