Before the launch of Toyota crown, the big manufacturers were a little worried but they were satisfied after its launch (1976 I think). They had the same thoughts about Lexus before its launch but now it’s the standard their cars are compared with!
Back in 1989 when it was launched, Jeremy Clarkson on BBC Top Gear said, “This is a car better built than a BMW, Jaguar, Audi and I dare say even a ROLLS ROYCE!”
It’s the quietest car ever built and has the best of both the worlds; luxury + performance. It is indeed the relentless pursuit of perfection. And O yeah, it does not go for shortcuts like forced induction (Mercedes couldn’t think of how to increase its performance; they installed big turbos and superchargers). That’s just pathetic! Lexus uses normally aspirated hi-performance engines. They know how to make perfection!!
And Honda lovers, where is your so-called Luxury division…hmm…wait…is it even a luxury car? What’s its name again…O yeah Acura!!