Lexus Awards 2022: three WhatCar? wins

After a strong 2021 in which Lexus UK achieved an impressive 10 accolades (set against the aftermath of the global pandemic), how many awards can the brand collect in 2022? We will keep this page updated with each new award wins throughout the calendar year, so watch this space…

Lexus Wins Third Successive What Car? Reliability Award 

Lexus has received the What Car? Reliability Award for a third year in succession, acknowledging its continued success in the magazine’s annual Reliability Survey. 

The results of the 2021 survey of more than 16,000 UK drivers produced an overall rating of 98.7 per cent for Lexus, with What Car? reporting that, in the few instances where problems with a Lexus car occurred, most were resolved free of charge. 

Steve Huntingford, What Car? Editor, remarked on Lexus’s history of success in the award: “If you’re a gambler after a safe bet, putting your money on Lexus finishing first in the annual What Car? Reliability Survey is about as good as it gets. The luxury brand not only topped the table in 2021, but has done so on four previous occasions and has never finished lower than second. If iron-clad reliability is your top concern, look no further.” 

What Car?  honours the all-new Lexus NX 450h+ as its Plug-in Hybrid of the Year 

The Lexus NX 450h+ has been named the Plug-in Hybrid of the Year in the prestigious What Car? awards.  It is an auspicious first honour for the all-new mid-size premium SUV, Lexus’s first plug-in hybrid electric model, introduced in late 2021. 

Steve Huntingford, What Car? Editor, expressed warm praise for the Lexus: “The Lexus NX is one of the most compelling reasons to go green that we’ve yet seen, with a long electric-only range which should not only slash motorists running costs, but also makes for tempting company car tax rates. The NX is good to drive, too, and has an interior that’s hard to fault in any respect. In short, Lexus has proved that driving an electrified car without accepting compromises need not be a fantasy.” .  

Lexus Awards 2022: LC 500 convertible honoured as the Best High-end Convertible by What Car?

Lexus Awards 2022

What Car?  has recognised the Lexus LC 500 Convertible with the award for the Best High-end Convertible, “an unspeakably desirable” car.

Steve Huntingford, What Car? Editor, said: :”The LC 500’s V8 is an aural delight whether you’re revving it out on the open road or bumbling around town. Moreover, when the roof is in place and you’re cruising at speed, the LC is much better at shutting out wind noise than its rivals. Add in concept car looks and beautiful interior that feels like it’s been built to outlast the Earth and you have an unspeakably desirable package.” 


  1. Agreed on all points. One will be hard pushed to find a brand that scores highly as Lexus on reliability, comfort and luxury. But it will be nice to hear the testimonies of some of those 16,000 customers (I suppose they are UK customers) on Lexus NX brand since no customer delivery in UK. We love the awards, so let them keep coming but we also love to drive the car for goodness sake. So, please get your acts together and shift the orders to customer delivery. Don’t tell us about global pandemic and chips problems as from lexus records, more than a million cars were built by lexus between October 2021 and January 2022, yet no single NX to us UK customers. Can you promise that UK orders will take priority over the next few months?

    1. Hello Justin,
      Thanks for your comment.
      We apologise for the inconvenience that this has caused.
      Please be assured that our focus remains on doing everything we can to deliver our cars as quickly as possible and making sure that you have the most up to date information.

  2. I find a lot of your marketing very confusing and hence off putting in trying to choose a new Lexus – I have 2 Lexus cars at the moment.
    Summaries to help the end user would be of great assistance e.g.
    I am trying to find a Lexus car that is electric and can revert to petrol should the charge run out – do you offer such a car and in what models please? Also what is the range with electric and then when if it reverts to petrol?
    And if its just an electric car – what is the range and what models are offered please?

    1. Hello Rahul,
      Thanks for your comment.
      It sounds like what you are after is a plug-in hybrid.
      Currently, we offer the NX 450h+. You can view this here –
      This has an EV driving range of in excess of 40 miles.
      After this, the vehicle will revert back to a regular hybrid.
      We hope this helps, please let us know if you have any further questions.

  3. I am seriously considering ordering a new LEXUS LC500 Convertible but have been told for UK there is a 12 month delivery time which is unacceptable. Can this be improved?

    1. Hello Philip,
      Thank you for your interest in the LC Convertible.
      Like many other businesses in the automotive industry, Lexus is currently experiencing delays in the global supply chain for some of our components and this has unfortunately led to longer delivery times on some of our new vehicles.
      Please be assured that our focus remains on doing everything we can to deliver our cars as quickly as possible.
      If we can assist you further at this time, please do not hesitate to let us know.

  4. Hi i would like an electric car /hybrid love the NX hybrid but i live in a rural village house is listed so i wont be able to put a charging box on the house – how long does it take to fully charge and what charging points do you have? i live 5 miles from banbury – it may be that it is not a viable option for me but it depends how easily /close i could get a charge how long it takes to charge and what the cost is to charge as well as how many miles you get from fully charged? Thanks Paula

  5. I’m looking for a comfortable, reliable and efficient electric/hybrid luxury car. The lexus NX looks tempting. But I’d like to know few things about the car please. (1) how long does the battery last on a full charge? (2) how much does it cost to fully charge it.

  6. Yes, I empathise with Phillip Stone’s comments. I went into the Leeds dealers yesterday and said that the 450+Premium Pack model I want to buy will not be able to be delivered until 14 months time – I did not order it!

    1. Hello Mr Davies, I too went to Leeds. I drove in with my Audi A8L but was met by a salesperson who asked rudely I’ve ever driven or been in a Lexus as i hadn’t a clue about its touchscreen features. So I ordered one, full cash no finance, from Wolverhampton Lexus. Apparently it’s coming in September 2022, I’ve added the car onto my Lexus Link app along with my other 4 other cars.

      1. Hi Tariq,

        We’re disappointed to read that you were treated in this way, but appreciate that you gave another centre a chance.

        Thanks for your support. We wish you many happy miles.


  7. My nx450h+ was delivered on 17/2/22 but my wall charger did not get fitted until 6/4/22 happy days !looking forward to test driving the new all electric RZ

    1. Hello Dave,
      Thank you for your kind words.
      Congratulations on your new NX 450h+.
      If there is anything else we can do to help, please let us know.

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