What are the Japanese luxury car brands?
If you are looking for a luxury car, but nothing in America interests you and perhaps the German luxury cars are either too expensive or just not your style, then maybe you would be interested in Japanese luxury brands. They do exist. What are the Japanese luxury car brands? We have your answers here!
Do popular Japanese brands have luxury options?
When you’re talking about Japanese auto manufacturers, there are three major players that always come to the party. They are Toyota, Nissan, and Honda. They have all had their share of successes over the years, but did you know they also each have their own luxury brands?
Much like General Motors has Cadillac, Ford has Lincoln, and Volkswagen has Audi, these Japanese automakers have built separate names to carry models that will entice luxury buyers. We will cover all three right here.
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Who owns Lexus?
In 1989, Toyota decided to throw its hat into the ring with a new luxury-focused brand. They named the brand Lexus, and today the Lexus brand is still going strong with a total of ten models. They are easily distinguishable from other vehicles due to their unique double-trapezoid grille. Lexus is by far the best-selling luxury brand from Japan in the U.S. and it has firmly held that spot since the year 2000.
Who owns INFINITI?
INFINITI was also formed in 1989, but this time it was by Nissan. They have slightly less current models than Lexus with eight options on the market. Recently, INFINITI has made a big push with its SUV and crossover offerings with a total of five available models including the elegant and powerful QX80. Though INFINITI has been growing in popularity recently, it is still trying to catch up to other Japanese luxury car brands in terms of sales in the U.S.
Who owns Acura?
Acura is actually the oldest Japanese luxury car brand having been started back in 1985. The brand only currently offers six models with three sedans and two crossovers. You may notice that the sedan and crossover numbers do not add up to six. That’s because the sixth model is the NSX supercar. Despite the smaller lineup, Acura has held the number two spot in sales for quite some time when compared to other Japanese luxury car brands in the U.S.