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Lexus sold 23,264 cars last year, making it the 26th best-selling manufacturer in the UK. Their most popular range is the IS, with over 3,686 cars registered in this country. The IS should continue to be a desirable sports saloon car throughout 2016.

Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation. Launched in 1989, Lexus introduced a wealth of high-quality imagery, a fine build quality, first-rate chassis dynamics and positive solutions. In 2005, the division launched in Japan and became the first Japanese luxury car brand to be introduced in its home market. Lexus has been the most successful attempt to meet the prestige expectations of the North American buyer, allied to European design ethics, but with the reliability and efficiency of a Japanese motor vehicle. The name Lexus has no specific meaning but simply denotes a luxurious and technological image. The saloon LS was the first vehicle to wear the Lexus badge. In the following years, Lexus added saloon, coupe, convertible, and SUV models. Lexus has also been very tuned to security and comfort features. Its models showcase a very high level of technology on board, alongside safety features ranging from stability systems, to backup cameras, swivel headlights, and sonar warning systems. The Lexus Pre-Collision System integrates multiple safety systems. Lexus introduced the first car safety systems with infra-red and pedestrian detection capabilities, lane keep assist, a Driver Monitoring System with facial recognition monitoring of driver attentiveness, and rear pre-collision whiplash protection.

Lexus has made its name from building luxury hybrid vehicles, from the CT200h hatchback to the LS600h limousine. Hybrid SUVs also form a significant proportion of the Lexus’ global sales and emit surprisingly low carbon dioxide emissions for their size. Lexus has pursued more extrovert production methods, such as manufacturing speakers from sustainable bamboo and carpeting made from 30% plant-based sources. Lexus operates a zero landfill policy, whereby any production waste is recycled or used to generate additional energy. Furthermore, the eight plants where Lexus vehicles are assembled are all ISO 14001 certified. Many cut-off materials from production are repurposed and put to use elsewhere in the Lexus vehicle. For example, sound insulation in cars throughout the range is partly constructed from leftover trimmings from seat covers, floor mats and roof liners. Despite the high levels of processed materials that go into building a luxury car, more than 85% of the CT200h is recyclable.