Lexus LFA – lease and buy mixup

Some confusion has emerged based on a comment made by Brian Smith, Lexus Vice President for sales and dealer development in the US market. Lexus are apparently concerned that buyers might mothball their LFAs rather than drive them, perhaps looking to turn an early profit from the limited edition £336,000 supercar.

Lexus in the US are planning a scheme whereby customers would initially lease the 552 bhp LFA for a period of up to 2 years, and thereafter be given the option to buy the car outright.

However this is ‘not’ the case for cars sold in the UK and Europe, where customers will be able to buy the cars outright. 500 cars are due to be sold worldwide, and whilst the US represents the largest export market for Lexus they are adopting a different sales process for other regions.

Just thought I’d clear that up..