A Brief History of Lexus
In 1983, Toyota chairman Eiji Toyota issued a challenge to make the world's best car. The project, titled “F1,” was completed in 1989 with the Lexus LS 400, which was praised for its quietness, high-quality engine performance, and fuel economy. Lexus was launched as Toyota's luxury brand in 1986. The name comes from the name “Alexis,” which was a frontrunner in potential names but was modified so it would not be associated with the character Alexis Carrington in the popular 1980s drama Dynasty. The original Lexus slogan became "The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection."
During its first year of sales in 1990, Lexus sold 63,594 vehicles in the United States. In 1991, Lexus was ranked highest in J.D. Power and Associates' studies on initial vehicle quality, customer satisfaction, and sales satisfaction for the first time. That same year, Lexus launched its first sports coupe, the SC 400, as well as its ES 300 sedan, which became the brand's bestseller. Lexus debuted its first sport-utility vehicle, the LX 450, in 1996 and its first luxury-branded crossover SUV, the RX 300, in 1998. In 1999, Lexus also recorded its one millionth vehicle sold in the U.S. market, being ranked as the top-selling premium car maker in the U.S. overall. By 2003, Lexus had sold its two millionth vehicle in the United States and released the first luxury-branded production hybrid SUV. In 2005, Lexus completed an organizational separation from its parent company Toyota, with dedicated design, engineering, training, and manufacturing centers working exclusively for the division. With all its success, it's no surprise that a good number of Westlake Village, CA, Agoura Hills, CA, Calabasas, CA, Thousand Oaks, CA, and Malibu, CA residents drive a Lexus.
Lexus vehicles are widely adored because of their superior comfort and ergonomic design, smooth and easy driving, dependability, fuel efficiency, innovation, and more. We at Westlake Independent Automotive in Los Angeles County bordering Ventura County have been repairing vehicles since 1988 and can perform a multitude of services on them. Here is a comprehensive list of some of Lexus’s diverse models:
IS: At Lexus, IS stands for "intelligent sport." The IS is Lexus’s compact, entry-level sport sedan. It came first in the 'J.D. Power' car satisfaction survey in 2011.
ES: This is Lexus’s bestselling non-SUV model in the United States and is known for its reliability and value. The ES 350 was named the highest ranked upscale/large car in reliability in Consumer Report's 2006 annual car survey. When your ES needs a brake repair or Automotive repair, you can bring it to Westlake Independent Automotive in Westlake Village!
GS: The GS is Lexus’s sportier, more expensive mid-size luxury sedan. In 1994, J.D. and Associates put the first GS series in their Top Ten in Initial Quality list.
LS: This is Lexus’s flagship luxury sedan and the first model that emerged from Lexus in 1989. The LS won World Car of the Year in 2007. If your LS needs a Automotive repair, transmission repair, or something else, we at Westlake Independent Automotive can perform these services with the utmost skill and efficiency.
UX: New for the 2019 model year, the UX, or "Urban Explorer," is a subcompact luxury crossover. J.D. Power named the UX the Best Small Premium SUV of 2021.
NX: The Lexus NX is a compact SUV that shares some DNA with Toyota’s bestselling RAV4 crossover. The Lexus NX 450h+ was named the Plug-In Hybrid of the Year in the What Car? Awards. Our Expert technicians at Westlake Independent Automotive are very familiar with the Lexus NX, and we can perform services such as Automotive repair and Maintenance & Electrical Diagnostic.
RX: Lexus’s bestselling model in the United States, the RX, is a midsize crossover SUV. The RX has won the AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Award for luxury crossover SUV.
GX: The Lexus GX debuted during the 2010 model year. It’s a traditional mid-size SUV with body-on-frame construction, full-time four-wheel drive, and third-row seating. The GX 470 received Kelley Blue Book's Best Resale Value Award in 2006.
LX: This is Lexus’s full-size luxury SUV that debuted in 1996. It was named the most reliable luxury SUV in a three year period in J.D. Power's 2005 Vehicle Dependability Study.
RC: The Lexus RC is a two-door coupe that debuted for the 2015 model year. It earned the 2018 Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS.
LC: This luxury coupe is in its fifth model year and continues to turn heads with its sleek design. It is also available as a convertible. The Lexus LC 500 has been named the best luxury car of 2021 in the Women's World Car of the Year awards.
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Known as the modern luxury car, Lexus has a large range of models that require extensive services. When the time comes to bring your Lexus in for repairs, Westlake Village residents can come to Westlake Independent Automotive. We specialize in Lexus repair and can take care of your car, bumper to bumper. At Westlake Independent Automotive, our team of Reliable technicians always stay up to date on the latest automotive technology and will deliver high-quality service every time.
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