Luxury car and SUV importer Lexus Australia has appointed Peter McGregor as its new Chief Executive at a time the brand is enjoying record customer demand.

More than 8500 new Lexus vehicles will be delivered this year, which eclipses the previous record high of 8199 vehicles in 2007.

Mr McGregor has close to 40 years' experience in the motoring industry with specific skills in network and regional development and product planning with outright market leader Toyota.

Lexus is currently expanding in key areas to meet the sales and service requirements of an emerging customer base.

Mr McGregor succeeds Sean Hanley who was Chief Executive of Lexus Australia for three years. Mr Hanley has been appointed to a key sales role with Toyota Australia to participate in the corporation's transition to full importation by 2018.

The changes are effective as of 1 January 2016.