At Keyes Lexus, we know that so many drivers love the new Lexus vehicles on our lot. So it’s no surprise to us that the Lexus brand is celebrating a huge sales milestone right now. Since the debut of the first Lexus model just thirty years ago, the luxury brand has moved an amazing ten million vehicles!
It all started with a debut at the 1989 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI. The Toyota brand introduced its first luxury cars and formed a whole new brand that would end up changing the game forever. The Lexus LS400 was a luxurious model powered by a potent V8 engine, and it showed that luxury cars don’t have to be stoic and boring. It was followed by the Lexus ES line of vehicles, SUVs based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, and more models that paved the way for the luxury vehicles we know and love today.
One big part of the story shouldn’t be overlooked though, and that’s the contribution of hybrid models to the sales total. The Lexus brand has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to green technology, and when early adopters of hybrid cars started looking for more luxury Lexus designers and engineers were ready for them. The Lexus RX400h made its debut in 2005, paving the way for the eleven green Lexus models currently on the market, including the 2019 Lexus NX 300h. In that short time, hybrids have accounted for 1.45 million sales, so we’re sure to see more green Lexus vehicles in the future.
If you’re in the market for a luxury car, be one of the next ten million Lexus owners by visiting our Lexus dealership near Glendale, CA. Our expert dealers will help you find the perfect vehicle, whether you’re looking for performance or the latest green technology.