Best manufacturer and best car among six category awards
Lexus completely dominated the UK’s Auto Express Driver Power 2015 survey*, receiving six awards including those for best manufacturer and – for the IS saloon – best car.
The IS additionally takes top spot in the category for best compact executive car with a 93.96 per cent satisfaction rating and is the highest-rated model for ease of driving.
The new Lexus NX compact SUV also makes an immediate impact, being named best car for build quality within its first six months on the road in the UK.
Lexus’s achievements extend all the way to making the most comfortable seats (in the RX).
Steve Fowler, Auto Express Editor-in-Chief, said: “This is superb news for Lexus, winning a hat-full of Driver Power 2015 Awards.
“The new IS in first position is clearly much loved by its owners, while the new NX also features highly in our survey after just a few months on sale. In fact, even some of the older Lexus models are highly ranked, showing the enduring quality of the cars and the attention to detail of the dealers. Lexus is setting the standards other car makers need to aim for.”
Richard Balshaw, Lexus UK Director, said: “Auto Express’s Driver Power survey has impressive reach and relevance, making these awards all the more valuable.
“The opinions of Britain’s motorists are the best advocacy we could hope for as we increase our model range, bringing exciting new designs and more advanced technologies to the luxury car market. Furthermore, we remain committed to our original concept of delivering the best customer service, something everyone in Lexus has worked for since our brand was launched here 25 years ago.”
The full list of awards:
Best Car – third generation (current) Lexus IS
Best Compact Executive Car – third generation (current) Lexus IS
Best for Ease of Driving – third generation (current) Lexus IS
Best for Seat Comfort – second generation Lexus RX
Best for Build Quality – Lexus NX
That is not the end of the story: there are two further Auto Express Driver Power awards for Lexus that remain under wraps until an announcement later this year.
*The results are drawn from the experience of motorists themselves – readers of Auto Express magazine, one of the UK’s largest circulating weekly motoring publications and its affiliate website. This year’s survey attracted a record 61,113 responses, confirming it as the UK’s largest in-depth car satisfaction survey. Full results of the Auto Express Driver Power 2015 survey are available in Auto Express magazine now, and at www.autoexpress.co.uk/driverpower.
Photo 2: Steve Fowler (left), Editor-in-chief at Auto Express Magazine, presents Richard Balshaw, Director for Lexus, with the Driver Power 2015 Best Manufacturer Award