Lexus Logo – Lexus is an automotive brand of the Japanese Toyota Motor Corporation in 1989 in the United States and was introduced in 1990 in Europe. Under this brand name Toyota sells vehicles worldwide in the premium segment. The name Lexus is a word that will indicate the nature of the luxury vehicles. In Europe (as of 2011) five model lines (CT, IS, GS, RX, LS), which, by the compact class to upper class range. Since 2006, the date in her native Japan as Toyota sold luxury cars also marketed under the Lexus brand.
Lexus automobiles are in our own factories in the Japanese town of Tahara made, the hybrid models run at the factory Toyota Motor Kyushu in Kitakyushu, a district of Kitakyushu from the band. Only the quota of the SUV RX for the American market is in the Canadian Cambridge produced.
Lexus was the first manufacturer in the premium segment, the models offered with hybrid drive. The trend towards fuel-and emissions-efficient vehicles in the premium segment, Lexus began in 2005 with the introduction of the hybrid model RX 400h. Next year, the hybrid system Lexus Hybrid Drive in the GS 450h offers. 2007 was followed by the LS 600h. Lexus Hybrid Drive is a system that is known as a full hybrid and can be driven in the combination of gasoline engine and electric motor, but also by only one of these engines. This makes the system different from so-called mild hybrids, where the electric motor acts only propelled supportive. Since 2009, there are only in the U.S. Moreover, the Lexus HS 250h with this concept.
At the IAA in Frankfurt in September 2009, Lexus introduced the full-hybrid study LF-Ch concept a possible first premium compact model of the brand. The production version was CT 200h is called and the fifth hybrid model of Lexus.