• Lexus tops the UK's number one car customer satisfaction survey as Best Manufacturer
  • The Lexus RX 450h wins the “Best Premium SUV” title

Lexus has been named “best manufacturer” in Auto Express’s 2017 Driver Power survey, an award that reflects high public esteem for the across-the-board quality and appeal of its model range.

The survey’s findings are based on the real-world experiences of thousands of United Kingdom’s new car owners. Their opinions placed Lexus highest in four out of nine qualifying categories, giving the luxury brand overall top ranking with a score of 92.29 per cent.

Graham Hope, Auto Express Editor, said: “Lexus has deservedly been crowned best car manufacturer by our readers with a set of results that demonstrates the brand's all-round appeal, being voted number one in areas as diverse as exterior styling, engine and gearbox performance and reliability and build quality.

We've always known Lexus builds great quality cars, but there's now an added dose of desirability to the range, too. It's no surprise that owners are so happy with their purchases."

This was not the only recognition Lexus was honoured with in this year’s Driver Power Awards Survey. The Lexus RX 450h luxury SUV has scooped the “Best Premium SUV” title - the fourth generation of the brand’s flagship SUV was given “exceptional scores” for its materials, build quality, refinement and new origami-style design.

The RX also drove away with the prize for “Best Safety Features”, with the class-leading Lexus Safety System which includes adaptive cruise control, advanced pre-crash system, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, lane departure warning and automatic high beam coming as standard on every RX 450h.

Ewan Shepherd, Lexus UK Director, said: “This a huge reward for Lexus and great recognition of how we are successfully pushing new boundaries in design and technology, making high-quality cars that have stand-out styling, are rewarding to drive and are genuinely desirable to own. With our unmatched experience with hybrid power in the premium market, we are also able to provide a great driving experience with exceptional efficiency.”