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Every so often, a car comes along that revolutionizes the concept of luxury: the tailfinned, ’59 Cadillac Eldorado, the sporty BMW 3-Series and the lavish Mercedes-Benz S-Class, to name just a few.

Fifteen years ago, a new player entered the luxury market, and Lexus didn’t play by the traditional rules. Its original LS400 was unexpectedly affordable, surprisingly well equipped and uncannily quiet. It may have been, as critics contended, plain vanilla, but the sedan made a quick connection with increasingly affluent Baby Boomers raised on Japanese imports.

These days, Lexus is the U.S.market’s luxury segment leader, something of a surprise, actually, when you consider that the automaker has had a dearth of new products in recent years. It hasn’t introduced a new passenger car since 2001, nor a light truck since 2003. In today’s hotly competitive market, that’s a potentially serious disadvantage, but one that Toyota’s highline marque is determined to address.

2006 Lexus GS430

2006 Lexus GS430

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The coming months will see a flood of new vehicles, including the world’s first luxury hybrid, a version of the brand’s popular crossover/ute dubbed the RX400h. An updated IS sedan is in final development, Lexus intent on tackling the segment long dominated by the BMW 3-Series.

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Friday, April 10, 2015
For 2001 Lexus GS 430

Typically Lexus - comfy, well made, totally reliable and second to none dealers!

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The ride quality can be a bit harsh, especially over poor roads, but it is just so well made and super quick for a mid sized 5 seater saloon. It really does everything it says on the tin and the dealers are... + More »
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