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Car Manufacturers of Japan Books LLC

Car Manufacturers of Japan

Books LLC

Published July 26th 2011
ISBN : 9781156914670
Paperback
24 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 66. Chapters: Honda, Toyota, Lexus, Nissan Motors, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, Suzuki, Subaru, Scion, Infiniti,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 66. Chapters: Honda, Toyota, Lexus, Nissan Motors, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, Suzuki, Subaru, Scion, Infiniti, Isuzu, Daihatsu, Duesen Bayern, Central Motors, M2, Nissan Shatai, Tokyo Trading. Excerpt: Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation. First introduced in 1989 in the United States, Lexus is now sold globally and has become Japans largest-selling make of premium cars. Lexus vehicles are officially marketed in over 70 countries and territories worldwide. The Lexus marque has ranked among the ten largest Japanese global brands in market value, and the brand is a major participant in the premium automotive sector. The divisions world headquarters are located in Toyota City (Japan), with major operational centers in Brussels (Belgium) and Torrance, California (United States). Lexus originated from a clandestine flagship sedan project that began in 1983. This effort developed into the original Lexus LS, which was the first vehicle to wear the Lexus marque upon its launch in 1989. In following years, Lexus added sedan, coup, convertible, and SUV models. In 2005, a hybrid version of the RX crossover debuted, and additional hybrid models were subsequently introduced to the Lexus lineup. In 2007, Lexus launched its F marque performance division with the debut of the IS F sport sedan, followed by the LFA supercar in 2009. From the start of production, Lexus vehicles have been consistently produced in Japan, with manufacturing centered in the Ch bu and Ky sh regions, and in particular at Toyotas Tahara, Aichi, Ch bu and Miyata, Fukuoka, Ky sh plants. Assembly of the first Lexus built outside the country, the Ontario, Canada-produced RX 330, began in 2003. Following a corporate reorganization from 2001 to 2005, Lexus also operates its own design, engineering, and manufacturing centers, s...