Lexus is a Japanese automobile brand started in 1983 and is the luxury division of Toyota Motor Company (Toyota).
The first two models launched on the US market in 1989, as 1990 models, were the ES 250 and LS 400. The ES 250 was a four door mid-size sedan based on the Japanese version of Toyota Camry. The LS 400 was a full-size luxury sedan, engineered and designed from the ground up as a new vehicle.
After the initial launch in the fall of 1989 other models followed. The GS 300 - a four door sedan, the SC 300/400 - a two door coupe, the LX 450 - a full-size SUV based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, and the RX 300 - a crossover SUV.
Other Lexus models are the CT, a hybrid electric compact hatchback launched in 2010 as a 2011 Model Year (MY) car, the LFA, launched at the end of 2010 as a 2011 MY car. The LFA is a two-door, two-seat, carbon fiber body supercar with a 4.8 liter V10 that had a planned limited production run of 500 before it ended in 2012.