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What are the Lexus naming conventions?

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealership, Lexus, Luxury on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 9:13 pm
2018 Lexus LC white front view

What models does Lexus make?

The Lexus brand is interesting to be sure. With unique designs and supreme luxury along with impressive performance drivetrains, it’s understandable if many are a little curious. We can help you sort through all the Lexus models as we explore its naming conventions and answer the question: what models does Lexus make?

Easy way to tell Lexus sedans from SUVs based on name

To start this guide off right, let’s give you the easiest way to determine what type of model you are looking at based solely on the model name. It all lies in the second letter. The names for Lexus models consist of two letters, and it’s that second letter that will tell you what kind of model it is. If the second letter is an S, it’s a sedan, if it’s an X it’s a crossover/SUV, and if it’s a C it’s a coupe.

Three Lexus models on an artful backgroundWhat Lexus models are available?

As we mentioned previously, Lexus makes three types of vehicles. They make sedans, crossovers/SUVs, and coupes. For sedans, in order from lowest MSRP to highest, you have the IS, ES, GS, and LS. For SUVs and crossovers, you have the NX, RX, GX, and LX. Finally, for the coupes, you have the RC and LC.

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The models that start with L are the most luxurious usually closely followed by the G model. If you want more performance, we will go into that momentarily, but overall, the higher the model is, the more performance oriented it is.

2018 Lexus GS F engineWhat does F mean for a Lexus?

Sometimes you will see an additional letter tagged onto the end of the model name. Typically, it’s an F. For example, you might have a Lexus GS F or RC F. Just imagine that the F means fast as these are the performance versions of these models. The most performance-oriented model doesn’t have an F designation. Instead, it’s the LC coupe with a 471-horsepower 5.0-liter V8.

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2018 Lexus LS 500H hybrid drivetrainDoes Lexus make hybrid models?

Currently, Lexus makes several hybrid models including sedans, SUVs, and even a coupe. The automaker currently has hybrid versions of the ES, GS, LS, NX, RX, and LC.

That means that currently, over half of the Lexus lineup has hybrid versions available. Not only are they green, but they are still luxurious and powerful.

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