Not a good strategy, IMO. Lexus production should remain in Japan. They should not prioritize sales number over quality. It seems Akio has forgotten Toyota declining quality when they emphasized on volume back in 2010 (if I am not mistaken).
Recently, Japanase 4x4 magazine publish article about future Land Cruiser. The engine that it will carry is 3.4L V6 with 10
speed transmissions. Lexus LX will follow suit. Is this the end of V8 engine for Toyota/Lexus family?
I am impressed with the new tech for the upcoming LS. During the announcement of LS few months ago, it didn't mention any of the safety advancement. Lexus indeed save it for the last moment. Potential LS buyers must be drooling to see the long list. :p
Congratulation to India Lexus enthusiasts! Finally, official Lexus dealer has opened. There are still lot of places in this part of the world that Lexus has not made its presence. Hope to see more groundbreaking new dealers in the future.