Have you ever had to choose between two seemingly good options? Say, you were invited to witness two great events, one in Lagos Island and another in the Mainland. There would be small chops and great wine available for attendees but there’s an issue, both events are happening on the same date. This is tantamount to deciding if you want to buy a Toyota or Lexus car.
There are plenty of vehicle brands in the automotive market but few names come to the mind of buyers and, Toyota, Lexus, and Mercedes have over the years earned the peoples respect.
Toyota started operation as a simple department within a mother business, Toyota Industries. The type A engine, developed in 1934, was the company’s first product, and two years later the infant firm launched its first vehicle, the Toyota AA.
Toyota has since become a popular brand not just in Japan and Europe but in Nigeria. At the start of the year, it is still recognized as the world’s leading automobile manufacturer. The firm has come a long way since the Toyota AA, and has introduced vehicles that have become classics.
The Toyota Corolla, and Camry, to name a few models, have turned into household names, and with addition like the Scion, Prius and Lexus, Toyota has even reached wider markets.
How Did Lexus Start Its Operation?
In 1983, Lexus began as an experimental project called F1. The objective of this experimental project was to develop a luxury vehicle that could stand on its own and compete in the automotive market. Toyota was already a well-known brand before the Lexus line was launched but its specialty was only on compact vehicles. The introduction of the Lexus line created an entirely new market segment for Toyota.
It can be hard when trying to decide between the two brands. The fact that the same company owns both vehicle types leads people to both brands
However, comparing these two vehicles is hard. It is like a man gathering all his children in one room to name his favorite amongst them. Rather than compare, we will tell you the difference between the two.
The matter of differentiating a Lexus from a Toyota is not that of adding extra power or a larger fuel tank; it is the extra legroom, the seat warmers, and the interior design that set these vehicles apart.
For instance, when looking at technical specifications, a Camry XLE will look almost identical to the Lexus ES 350. However, the interior packages and other accessories are what set the Lexus and Toyota apart.
To choose between the two, you should ask yourself the following question when deciding which vehicle will suit you best. What do I value most, the performance of the car or the feel of it? Toyota would be an ideal choice if all you need is a way to get from point X to point Y. But, if you want to be the cynosure of attention while getting to point Y then it is the Lexus that suits you.
Now back to our earlier illustration at the beginning? Which of the event would you attend if you were caught up in the dilemma? The mainland event (Toyota) or the island event (Lexus). Leave a comment for us in the box. See you next week.