To meet rising demand among Lexus dealers and customers for certified used vehicles, the luxury brand is relaxing some standards for certification.
Lexus executives insist the changes will maintain the quality of the brand's certified cars and trucks.
Starting next month, used Lexus vehicles with as many as 70,000 miles will be eligible for certification, up from the current limit of 60,000 miles. Under the new standards, eligible vehicles can be as old as seven model years, up from the current six years.
The new standards generally are in line with those of other luxury-brand certified programs.