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Lexus ranked as Britain’s number one car manufacturer

Lexus has been ranked Britain’s number one car manufacturer again, this time in the nation’s biggest survey of car reliability, the 2014 Which? Car Survey.

Having received feedback on more than 58,000 cars, the survey placed Lexus – the UK and Europe’s fastest-growing premium marque – taking top spot with an average brand score of 88 per cent, 10 points higher than the test average. A maximum five stars for reliability, an 87 per cent customer score and two Which? “best buy” recommendations sealed the result.

Announcing the result, Which? Car Guide says: “If you want a luxury car, you might not have to opt for something German. Lexus drivers sing the praises of this brand – and they get fault-free motoring.”

Richard Balshaw, Lexus Director, said “with such impressive scope and in-depth research, the Which? Car Survey is a commanding snapshot of what Britain’s car customers really think. This makes Lexus’s success particularly rewarding. We are proud to offer our customers cars that are not only exceptionally reliable, comfortable and luxurious, but which also deliver exciting innovation in styling and advanced technologies. And with hybrid at the heart of our entire model line-up, we continue to offer unmatched opportunities for driving refinement and performance that is both environmentally superior and cost-efficient, supported by the best customer service in the industry.”

“We are proud to offer our customers cars that are not only exceptionally reliable, comfortable and luxurious, but which also deliver exciting innovation in styling and advanced technologies. And with hybrid at the heart of our entire model line-up, we continue to offer unmatched opportunities for driving refinement and performance that is both environmentally superior and cost-efficient, supported by the best customer service in the industry.”

The current RX 450h is highlighted as the “standout performer” in the range, recommended as a 4×4 best buy for being “comfy and luxurious” and having a “superb reliability track record”. Proving Lexus’s reputation for lasting quality, the previous generation RX is revealed as one of the top three in its class among 4x4s more than three years old, hailed as being “just as dependable as newer Japanese 4x4s”.

Lexus recently made improvements to the CT 200h range, upgrades to the styling and handling plus equipment changes that make the market’s only full hybrid luxury hatchback an even more appealing proposition. There are also attractive finance options that open up the prospect of Lexus ownership to many more customers.

The Lexus LS strengthens the brand’s success, gaining the best buy seal of approval in the luxury car category, with the previous generation GS recommended among older models, with peerless reliability again a decisive factor.