Lexus or Volvo: 90% of People Can't Correctly Identify the Make of These Vehicles! Can You?

By: Craig
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Watch the lights! Red, holding, holding. GREEN! Go!

Fly down the tarmac as the smell of burning rubber fills your nostrils. 

Let us test your overall knowledge and see just how much you know about two of the world's great luxury car manufacturers, Lexus and Volvo. 

With years of experience behind them, these two car makers build some of the world's most prestigious luxury cars and in Volvo's case, safest. 

And with just a single image, you will need all your powers of concentration to pick the right brand.

Easy? Well, yes, some will be, especially the more popular models from each manufacturer. But there might be a few older vehicles to throw you off track and into the gravel trap. They will put even the ultimate car buff's knowledge to the test, particularly those more obscure models. 

But we have every confidence that you will be able to identify from which automaker they come, either Sweden's finest or Japan's top luxury car brand. We know you got this!

So what are you waiting for! It's time to put your money where your mouth is and show that as a true auto aficionado, you have what it takes to finish in pole position.

Fairly popular in Europe, the Lexus GS is not a massive seller in the United States. The GS offers a beautiful interior and acres of space for both driver and passenger alike and has a number of standard features. Of course, cars from the luxury division of Toyota are not cheap with almost $40,000 price difference between the entry level and top of the range model.

Produced from 2009 to 2014, this was Lexus' first hybrid offering. The HS went on sale in America for a three-year period from 2009 but interestingly, was not that well received.

The popular 200 series from Volvo saw the Swedish company sell close to 3 million cars from 1974 to 1993. The 240 was available as both a sedan as well as estate, while a sports saloon, the 240 Turbo, also formed part of the stable. It was based on a Group A touring car that raced across Europe

The GS 450 hybrid from Lexus is safe, reliable, spacious and offers a comfortable drive. The hybrid engine offers excellent gas mileage including 29 mpg in the city. Those numbers make it more economical in city driving than some vehicles are on the open road. The hybrid engine is no slouch either, producing 338 brake horsepower.

The 66 was a direct descendant of the DAF 66 and built between 1975 and 1980. Available as a 2-door sedan or 3-door estate, the 66 included the Viromatic, a continuously variable transmission. Strangely, the cars were never popular in Sweden but sold well in Europe.

A 4-door sedan, the 164 just oozes Swedish styling and sophistication. With either a 3-speed automatic or a 4-speed manual gearbox, the 164 was powered by a 3.0-liter straight six engine. Over 46,000 were built.

You would not normally associate a luxury vehicle like a Lexus with some off-roading, but don’t let the GX fool you. It is based on the same platform of two of Toyota’s excellent off-roading options, the 4Runner and the FJ Cruiser. The GX offers a dynamic suspension, crawl control and is powered by a big V8. It is certainly more than capable!

Built between 1956 and 1970, the Amazon was one of Volvo's mid-sized car offerings marketed globally. Over 600,000 were manufactured in those 14 years, with more than half exported.

The Lexus LS 400 debuted in 1990. This 4-door sedan quickly became a firm favorite providing both luxury and Toyota's famed reliability. Interestingly, development of this car had started as far back as 1983.

A stylish roadster from the 1950s, the P1900 had a fiberglass body. Only 68 of these stunning machines were built between 1956 and 1957. The P1900 had a 3-speed manual gearbox and was powered by a 1,400cc straight four engine.

Designed by Italian design house Bertone, the 780 was a two-door coupe produced by Volvo from 1986 to 1990. Interestingly, it was also manufactured in Italy. The top of the range 780 was powered by a 2.8-liter V6 engine.

Currently, the LF badge at Lexus is linked to a range of 17 different concept cars including a digital model, the LF-LC GT, which appeared in the PlayStation game, Gran Tourismo 6.

This luxury compact crossover SUV was first released by Volvo in 2008. Now in its second generation, the XC60 forms part of the 60 series, a range of vehicles which includes station wagons, sedans and hatchbacks. It is based on the Volvo P3 platform.

This Lexus SUV has been in production since 1995. Currently in its third generation, over the years the vehicle featured a number of components that have made it a more than capable off-roader. These include crawl control, an anti-locking system for multiple terrains and hill-start assists.

Introduced in 2016, the S90 won Production Car Design of the Year award for 2015 even before it was released to the public. This luxury 4-door model is available as both a sedan and estate.

This two-door coupe, first produced in 2015, is a real looker. Engine options start with a 2-0 liter powerplant but the top of the range RC is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine.

The Duett was released in 1953 and produced right up until 1969. It came in two main body styles, a station wagon and a panel van. Some were also released as convertibles. It was powered by a 1.8-liter straight four engine.

A Lexus model since 1999, the current generation of the IS, the third, has a range of powerplant options, both gas and hybrid. The top of the range model features a 3.5-liter 2GR-FSE V6 which produces over 300 brake horsepower.

A range of cars produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the 140 series were available as two-door and four-door sedans as well as a five-door station wagon. They were either powered by a 1.8 or 2.0-liter engine.

Although the P1800 came out as a sports car in a two-door coupe style, strangely, a 3-door sports estate was also released. Over 39,000 models of the coupe were built. This vehicle quickly became popular, largely thanks to appearing in the TV series, The Saint.

First marketed in 1989, the ES class from Lexus has undergone a number of changes over the years. The ES first began life in the compact segment before moving to the mid-sized range offered by Lexus. Today, the ES is produced as a mid-size executive car with the sixth generation offering three gas powerplants and a hybrid option.

Introduced in 2011, the CT is a hybrid sports hatchback based on the Toyota MC platform also used for the Matrix and Corolla. The gas engine used in this hybrid system is a 1.8-liter straight four while the electric engine is powered by a 1.3 kWh nickel-metal hydride battery.

Part of the Volvo 300 series, the 340 came in the form of a sedan and well as a hatchback. Interestingly the vehicles were designed by Dutch auto manufacturer DAF who Volvo had bought a stake in. The 340 had a range of gas and diesel powerplants. It was marketed by Volvo from the late 1970s till 1991.

As a way to compete with American cars which were popular in Sweden, Volvo needed a bigger car than the OV4, one with a six-cylinder engine. This came in the form of the PV650 which was marketed between 1929 to 1933.

A racing car, the LF-A prototype from Lexus has entered a number of endurance races including a 24-hour event at Nurburgring in 2008.

The XC Classic is only sold in China. It is, in fact, a first generation XC90. Only one engine option is available, a 2.5-liter turbo gas engine.

As its name would suggest, the F Sport is a sports version of the Lexus F. Parts for this model are produced in conjunction with Toyota Performance parts.

First introduced in 2012, the V40 is a sleek hatchback in the compact car/family car segment. There are 13 models on offer of this vehicle, either with gas or diesel engines.

Marketed in the compact segment, this executive car was first produced by Volvo in 2000. The S60 will see a third generation designated as a 2019 model released in 2018.

Produced for a period of 20 years, the V70 from Volvo was an executive five-door estate car. Three generations were produced, with the third including a plug-in hybrid option. The V70 was a Volvo model from 1996 to 2016.

Featuring over two generations, the C70 sports compact came in two body types - a coupe and a convertible (1st generation) and a hardtop convertible (2nd generation). It was based on the Volvo P1 platform.

This three-door hatchback had six gas and four diesel engine variants from 2006 to 2013. The C30 was Volvo's premium sports coupe over that period.

This premium compact car was produced for two generations from 1995 to 2012. The second generation was well received with global sales for around 270,000 units from 2006 to 2011. The S40 included four gas and four diesel models with both manual and automatic transmissions.

Released in 2017, this grand tourer takes the form of a two-door fastback coupe. Its development follows on from the 2012 LF-LC Concept first shown by Lexus in 2012. The LC is powered by either a 3.5-liter hybrid V6 or a 5.0-liter V8 petrol engine.

The flagship of the Volvo fleet from 1998 to 2016, the S80 was a luxury, front-engined, front-wheel-drive sedan. A number of special models of this vehicle were also built including limos and ambulances as well as bullet-proof versions.

Available as both an estate model and sedan, the 850 was one of Volvo's offerings from 1991 to 1996. It offered both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models and included two gas engines as well as a diesel option. A high-performance model, the 850 T-5R, produced with the help of Porsche, was released in 1995.

Also marketed as the Toyota Celsior in Japan (only between 1989 and 2006), the LS remains in production and is currently in its fifth generation, released in 2017. This full-sized luxury four-door sedan is the flagship of the Lexus fleet.

The 940, with its distinctive square shape, was marketed by Volvo between 1990 and 1998. Like the 850, it too was available as a sedan or estate.

Now a mid-sized crossover SUV, the RX was first marketed as a compact crossover SUV from 1998 to 2003. The fourth generation of the RX includes an 8-speed automatic gearbox and 3 powerplant options including a 3.5-liter V6 hybrid.

The 480, produced by Volvo from 1986 to 1995, had distinctive pop-up headlights in later models. This compact car, a 3-door hatchback, was also the first Volvo model to have front-wheel drive.

A sports car from Lexus, the LFA was produced for just a two-year period from 2010 to 2012. It was one of the most expensive cars offered by the brand and only 500 were built. The LFA was powered by a 4.8-liter V10 capable of producing 552 brake horsepower.

Available as both a sedan and estate car, the 740 was essentially the lower-priced, less trim version of the top of the range 760. Although fairly bland looking, the 740 was loved for its reliability.

This rear-engined, front-wheel drive tourer was marketed by Lexus from 1991 to 2010. During this 19-year period, only two generations of the SC were produced. The first was a two-door coupe while the second, also marketed at the Toyota Soarer, took the form of a two-door coupe convertible.

Part of the Volvo 200 series, the 262C was a special edition designed with the help of Italian styling house, Bertone. It was available for a three-year period between 1978 and 1981. It was only available as a coupe which featured some unique styling when compared to its counterparts in the series.

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