Fun Facts About Lexus
“Lexus” Was Not A Brand In Japan Until 2005
Between 1989 and 2005, all vehicles advertised internationally as “Lexus” were sold in Japan with the Toyota marque with an equivalent model name.
During Development Of The Original LS, Each Button And Switch Was Tested
There was a team member who was assigned to test each switch and button inside the vehicle to make sure they all worked and were comfortable. He even carried around three sets of fake nails to ensure the buttons were suitable for all customers.
The LS Engine Was Musically Tuned
Lexus called in Yamaha, a prominent musical instrument manufacturer, to acoustically tune the engine of the original LS.
Lexus Has Paint Inspectors
Lexus employs a team of specialized inspectors to examine the paint on Lexus’ vehicles. These inspectors are required to take a special exam four times a year to ensure their skills remain up to par.
New Lexus Cars Have Built-In Moisturizers
The latest generations of the LS and GS uses an air-conditioner system called “nano-e” which is designed to moisturize skin and hair, as well as deodorize the cabin.
There Are People Named Lexus
Back in the 1990s, Lexus was the 660th most popular name for a girl in the United States.
Lexus Uses The Best Leather
The leather that Lexus uses to upholster their seats is from the hides of cows that are not kept within barbed wire. This ensures perfect quality of the leather.
The First Lexus Built Outside Japan Was Built In Canada
In 2003, Lexus decided to expand their manufacturing to outside Japan. They set up an assembly plant in Cambridge, Ontario, where the RX models are currently manufactured for the North American market. In fact, the RX is Lexus’ best selling model in the US.
Get Your Own Lexus
Lexus has now become Japan’s largest selling premium car over the last 28 years. Here at Wein’s Pre-Owned Centre, we have several Lexus vehicles in stock for you to experience the Lexus luxury yourself. You can check out our inventory here.