What Do the Lexus Model Names Mean?

So you’re shopping for your next luxury car or SUV in the Phoenix area, and you’re trying to work out which of the new Lexus models is the best choice for you? And while you have an idea of what you’re looking for, keeping all of their alphanumeric names straight can be a bit confusing. Lexus of Chandler is here to help you decode what each new Lexus model name means so you might have an easier time remembering which one you’ve got your eye one.

The Lexus Naming Structure

On its face, the Lexus naming structure looks quite complicated. There seems to be no logical order, alphabetic or otherwise, as you relate cost and features to the name of the vehicle. However, understanding the reason behind each ‘name’ might help make the impression you need to remember which model has caught your eye.

The Lexus IS is the smallest and cheapest sedan, and the IS stands for “Intelligent Sport”, thanks to this model’s blend of performance acumen and high-tech featues.

Rolling up a level, the Lexus ES starts the mid-size category. In this case, ES stands for “Executive Sedan”, thanks to the added luxury features and interior space you’ll find inside.

Similarly, the Lexus GS stands for Grand Sedan, a nod to this model’s focus on premium luxury and technology features.

Finally, the LS of Lexus LS means “Luxury Sedan”, which is appropriate given this full-size sedan’s top-end comfort and convenience features.

Moving into the Lexus SUV world, and we start the Lexus UX, or Urban Explorer, because it is a compact SUV that is ideal for the city. Next up is the NX, or Nimble Crossover, as evidenced by the sporty nature of this SUV.

The RX stands for Radiant Crossover, and is so named because of the stunning style that is sure to turn heads throughout Chandler. Meanwhile, the Lexus GX gets its name from “Grand Crossover”, owing to the sheer size of this full-size SUV. And finally we have the Lexus LX which, as expected, stands for Luxury Crossover.

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Now that you can better associate a name with each of our new Lexus models, pay us a visit and take your favorite for a test drive today! Our promotions will help make sure you’re getting the best deal on all of our new Lexus models for sale near Phoenix.

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