Lexus - used car research
Top^From 2010 to Now
Released: Nov 2014
After almost 10 years, Lexus released a new front-engined coupe to the Australian market in late 2014. The new Lexus competed in the market against other luxury sports coupes which included the BMW 4 Series and the Audi A5.
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Released: Oct 2014
In late 2014 Lexus introduced its first ever compact SUV, the NX 300h.
Officially, the NX is classed as a small luxury SUV in the VFACTS sales classifications, up against rivals such as the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA and Audi Q3, but its size and pricing will more likely pit it against bigger units such as the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60.
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Released: Oct 2011
Discontinued: Dec 2012
A TECHNICAL tour-de-force, the $700,000 Lexus LFA packed a 4.8 litre V10 petrol engine revving to 9000rpm with power and torque outputs of 412kW and 480Nm, meaning a 325km/h top speed was possible along with 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds but just 10 lucky Aussies would secure an example through official channels due to the strictly limited numbers produced.
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Released: Mar 2011
It would be safe to say that the CT200h did not begin its life in the most auspicious of circumstances.
Lexus allowed several rough-hewn CT200h prototypes to be driven by the motoring media in a test drive in France in 2010, many months before the car’s global launch. In return, they received many harsh rebukes on the coarseness of the prototype car’s ride quality.
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Top^From 2000 to 2009
Released: Apr 2003
Based on the Toyota Kluger, the RX found big-time success thanks to an attractively compact 4WD wagon body crammed with desirable and useful features.
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Released: Oct 2001
Discontinued: Jul 2010
Lexus developed the SC luxury coupe off the LS sedan platform, but introduced an all-new coupe-convertible body with an electric-folding mechanism.
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Top^From 1990 to 1999
Released: Mar 1999
Modelled on the 1991-1998 BMW E36 320i, the original IS200 too boasted rear-wheel drive, an in-line six-cylinder engine and engaging dynamic abilities, making it the first youth-orientated Lexus.
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Released: May 1998
Perhaps Lexus' most cynical marketing exercise, the LX range is nothing more than a top-line Toyota LandCruiser with more gadgets and a Range Rover pricetag.
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Released: Nov 1997
Lexus dumped the entry level GS250 in December 2015, which was powered by a 2.5-litre quad-cam V6/six-speed automatic transmission combination, replacing it with the 8AR-FTE 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine that also featured in the brand’s IS, NX, RX and RC models.
It also updated its gearbox, adding an eight-speed automatic transmission in the place of a six-speeder.
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Released: Jun 1992
The ES was Lexus' second car line after the 1990 LS 400. But it was merely a 1993-1997 Toyota Camry in drag, spruced up with lots of equipment and feel-good surfaces, but also dumbed-down with soft suspension and inert steering.
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Released: May 1990
Toyota shocked the automotive world with a car that many thought Japan was incapable of producing - a European standard luxury vehicle to get Mercedes and BMW worried. The LS was all this, and with untouchable quality and hardcore reliability, much more.
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