Lexus is renowned for producing innovative, ground-breaking cars that set the bar even higher for their competitors. They have managed to achieve a balance between elegance and sophistication, luxury and comfort, and power and performance. Any Lexus is aspirational, but which of the brand’s models are truly iconic?
At Al-Futtaim Lexus, we are proud of the heritage that forms the foundation of the brand’s reputation, so we have put together our top three of the most iconic Lexus cars of all time.
This is where it all started. The Lexus LS is without a doubt the most iconic model in the brand’s history. This is the flagship of Lexus, the benchmark by which all others are judged. Debuting in 1989, the Lexus LS 400 was the first to carry the LS moniker. However, the LS had already been six years in development as the ‘Circle-F’ project, demonstrating right from the start Lexus’ commitment to perfection and their principle of never releasing a car until they were absolutely sure it was flawless.
The LS was an instant hit, thanks to its sleek styling and powerful engine, and this is why the LS has remained in production constantly up to today. The styling may have been refined, and the powertrains may have been updated, but the LS still represents the pinnacle quality for sedans. It delivers effortless comfort and sophistication combined with state-of-the-art technology and engineering.
If you have the skills to produce an iconic sedan, then why not turn your attention to the sports car market? This is exactly what Lexus did with the LFA, a concept car of such extraordinary elegance and power that it instantly achieved iconic status. Once again, this supercar was years in development and testing before being released to the general public in 2010. Although it only had a limited run, the LFA is still an aspirational car that all true sports car lovers desire.
With a massive 4.8Ltr V10 engine, carbon fibre composite body and passenger cell, as well as an interior that would put any Italian supercar to shame, the LFA was a true driver’s car. It led to the development of a new generation of Lexus coupes that are at the cutting edge of both style and technology.
Our final choice of the most iconic Lexus cars of all time is the Lexus ISF. A variant of the IS model, the ISF is a sporty sedan that delivers exceptional handling and performance combined with an enhanced level of luxury inside. Sleek, low and with a dominating road presence, the ISF 2008 is where the shift towards combining coupe looks with sedan comfort really began.
Powered by a big V8 engine, there was no question that this was a powerful machine, verging on a muscle car with that divine V8 ‘burble’ and snarling, raw power as soon as your foot pressed the gas pedal. Aspirational and aesthetically pleasing, the ISF 2008 proves that iconic cars don’t have to always be concept cars, and that a little understated supremacy when it comes to looks will always stand the test of time.
All three of these magnificent cars are in high demand. At Al-Futtaim Lexus, we take great pride in ensuring that the Lexus legacy continues, offering you premium quality pre-owned cars as well as the latest models. To book a test drive in any of our Lexus cars, contact us today.