Lexus for sale in Myanmar
Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of the Japanese car manufacturing giant Toyota Motors Co. Lexus started production in 1989, with the first models only being introduced to the market in the United States. However, Lexus grew in popularity to a point where it is currently the highest selling luxury car brand in Japan. Lexus is one of the top ten most recognizable Japanese car brands globally, right alongside Sony, Mitsubishi and Honda. With headquarters in Nagoya, Japan, Lexus especially focuses on producing two types of cars: saloons and SUVs, especially the Hatchbacks which are part of the niche model for Lexus.
Lexus in Myanmar: Review
Most people in Myanmar want to own Lexus saloons rather than the other conventional saloons as the brand Lexus portrays luxury features and unique designs. Currently, used Lexus saloons cost only around 400L Kyats for models before 2009. With the lifting of sanctions from international car markets, Myanmar is seeing more and more imported brand-new cars, which in turn are pushing out the local used car market and the Japanese auctions. Brand-new Lexus could be obtained from agents who charge around 10% of the car price, in addition to custom and government tax. Engine size of a Lexus varies from 2000 cc to 4000 cc, producing a large horse power. Today hybrid-electric Lexus cars are also available for the models from 2011 and later.
Lexus in Myanmar: Performance & technology
Lexus cars are based on the decade-old highly reliable technology developed by Toyota, the biggest car manufacturer on the planet. For example, the Lexus LX 400 bases its design on that of the Toyota Range Rover. Toyota’s prowess in technology ensured that Lexus was the first luxury brand to add eco-friendly hybrid vehicles to a wide range of car models that already exist. The gear trains and transmissions used in the Lexus cars are so good that they have become a reference in terms of quality and performance in today's auto market. The Lexus hybrid models are the most fuel efficient, and meet the most prestigious Ultra Low-Emission Vehicle certification standard. To date, Lexus is the only luxury vehicle manufacturer to achieve this remarkable feat.
Behind Lexus’ impressive luxury car experience are its trademark superb build quality, silent cabin and the refined V8 engine. Most Lexus models in the 1990s were priced comparatively lower than their smaller, lesser equipped and European counterparts with 6-cylinder engines.
The brand’s first performance sedan, the Lexus GS 300, was also released in the 90s along with other models such the coupés the SC 300 and SC 400. At the dawn of the new millennium, Lexus also added its SUV segment with initial offerings such as the LX 450 and the RX 300. By 2011, the brand introduced a world-class super car, the LFA.
Lexus in Myanmar: Popular models
Like every other luxury vehicle manufacturer, Lexus has its own nomenclature to name its models. Popular models of Lexus in Myanmar are as follows:
The Lexus RX350 is a mid-size luxury SUV crossover that is pricey yet hugely popular in Myanmar. With both FWD and 4WD configurations, the RX350 offers several gasoline engines, including the V6 and hybrid electric engines. The impressive safety features of the RX350 has earned the vehicle the maximum five stars in the crash test of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Used RX350 vehicles in Myanmar are available for prices ranging from 950L Kyats to 1200L Kyats.
The LS 460 is a mid sized luxury sedan manufactured by Lexus, the luxury automobile manufacture division of Toyota Motors Co. Lexus started manufacturing the LS 460 in 1989 and it has proved very popular in Japanese as well as export markets. The LS 460 became so popular that it displaced the Lexus LS which the Toyota Motor Co. eventually decided to discontinue. Through its production life of 26 years, the LS 460 has already been released in 5 generations.
Lexus LX is a full size luxury SUV, produced since 2002. It reached Myanmar after 2011 with models ranging from 2002 to 2012. The car could be driven both off-road and in urban conditions as it has features for both luxury and ruggedness to make it through rough terrains. The facts that make LX distinctive from Toyota Land Cruiser is front shell, having elegance style. Engine size ranges from 4000 cc to 6000 cc, and hybrid integrated version of LX are also available. The price is around 1000L Kyats for the 2008 model of Grade A type used car. A new Lexus would cost more than 2000L Kyats.
Lexus in Myanmar: Availability
Most Lexus that entered Myanmar are used, but there are also brand-new imported vehicles, which the commissioned car dealers and agents have ordered for buyers.
Lexus in Myanmar: Overall Impression
In 2010, Lexus replaced its “Pursuit of Perfection” tagline with a more confident “Engineering the Impossible”. Much like its parent company Toyota, one of the things that fuels Lexus is its drive to create the perfect car. Lexus was received warmly in the United States. After 15 years, it recorded its 2 millionth unit sold in the US in 2004.