Toyota Motor Corp. will begin selling its Lexus luxury brand vehicles in Japan by mid-2005. Toyota currently sells many vehicles badged Lexus in other countries as Toyotas in Japan. It now says it will add 150 Lexus showrooms in the country in two years. Lexus began in the U.S. in 1989 and models now are sold in 35 countries worldwide. Denny Clements, Lexus group vice president and general manager, says he’s pleased that Lexus will be sold in Japan because it will make it a “true global ...

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