On Tuesday November the 13th, we held our annual customer appreciation event at the Rose Theatre in Brampton. For this year’s celebrations, Tony Policaroand the team at Northwest Lexus were joined by 400 of our customers over great food, drinks and live performance by Class Albums Live – performing a tribute to the Eagles. Also in attendance was Director, Lexus Canada Mr. Cyril Dimitris; celebrating our great customers alongside our team.
This year’s event was even more exciting than before thanks to the launch and addition of the redesigned 2013 Lexus LS to the Northwest Lexus lineup. The 2013 Lexus LS, the flagship of the Lexus line up, introduced by our sales consultant Angelo Montoni, created a great excitement and conversations throughout the evening. Mr. Roger Grochmal was the lucky winner of our “Remember Your First?” contest, becoming the first person to guest-drive the 2013 Lexus LS for the weekend. We are looking forward to a full product review from Mr. Grochmal upon his return.For the past 10 years at Northwest Lexus this event has been one of our favourite times of the year, allowing us to celebrate our loyal customers for their support and also a reminder to us of our commitment in providing excellent automotive services to our customers; this was truly a night to remember.
(TORONTO, ON – December 22, 2011) Go ahead: delight your inner performance car driver. The fourth-generation Lexus GS 350 – all new for the 2013 model year – delivers progressive luxury and a fresh, evocative design, plus outstanding driving dynamics. And while you enjoy many moments of driving pleasure, you’ll recall the delight of acquiring this remarkable machine at a remarkable price, because Lexus ensured this vehicle – reengineered inside and out to set new standards in its segment – would also set a new standard for pricing.
DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 9, 2012 – Sporting a new Lexus spindle grille, new 20-inch alloy wheel design and upgraded interior for the 2013 model year, the eight-passenger LX 570 continues to deliver on challenging off-road adventures as well as luxurious daily driving.
The 2013 LX 570 gets a new look at both the front and rear. New LED daytime running lights complement new headlamp design and new larger fog lamp bezels. Taillamps are also updated, while the rear license plate surround gets a revised look and the tow hitch cover is more integrated. Both front and rear bumpers are refreshed, and the rear bumper protector is enhanced by a chrome accent.
Turn signals have been added to the side mirrors, and wider bodyside moldings sport a new look.
The spacious, eight-passenger cabin of the LX 570 receives a number of upgrades and changes. The driver’s seat gets a new Easy Access system, which makes entering and exiting the vehicle easier. The steering wheel and driver’s seat automatically retract when the ignition is turned off. Front seats also feature improved cooling, and a 120-volt power outlet has been added to the middle row. The instrument panel has been updated and a new colour display is applied. A dark chrome finish for the centre instrument cluster and front side air vents, along with a new chrome accent above the glove box, freshen the look of the instrument panel as well.
The cabin of the 2013 LX 570 also gets mahogany wood trim. Parchment replaces Cashmere as an interior leather trim color. Two new exterior colors are available: Nebula Grey Pearl and Satin Cashmere Metallic, replacing Twilight Gray Metallic and Golden Almond Metallic.
The LX 570′s 5.7-litre V8 delivers the punch and towing power demanded in this segment. The powerplant produces 383 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and peak torque of 403 lb.-ft at 3,600 rpm. Crucial to LX customers who tow with their vehicles, 90 percent of peak torque is available at just 2,200 rpm.
The LX 570 is equipped with an electronically-controlled six-speed automatic transmission that estimates road conditions and predicts the driver’s intention in order to select the appropriate gear ratio for the vehicle’s speed and the driving conditions. A sequential shift mode allows the driver to select gears manually. Even at very low speeds, such as trail driving, the transmission operates smoothly and imperceptibly.
The LX 570′s transfer case provides full-time four-wheel drive that is equally adept at handling the rigors of slippery winter weather or deep mud or snow. The system uses a TORSEN® limited-slip locking centre differential to distribute power 40:60 front-to-rear, directing more power to the wheels with the best grip should slippage occur. Four-wheel Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) employs both brake and throttle intervention to help control wheel spin. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) helps maintain directional control during cornering and can be disengaged via the “TRAC off” switch.
The updated Crawl Control feature provides optimum throttle and brake modulation when maneuvering over rough, uneven or difficult surfaces. The new Off-Road Turn Assist feature also helps by tightening the turning circles by adding more brake force to the inside rear wheel. The new Multi-terrain Select also allow you to optimize performance by choosing from five types of terrain. Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) helps provide additional control for off-road driving by helping to keep the vehicle from rolling back when your foot moves from the brake to the gas pedal on a steep incline or slippery surface.
DETROIT, Jan. 9, 2012 – Lexus today unveiled a new design concept for a hybrid 2+2 sport coupe at the North American International Auto Show. Showcasing the future design direction for Lexus and emphasis on a driver-focused vehicle, the LF-LC concept will be at the Lexus display through January 22.
“The LF-LC concept showcases the evolution of the Lexus design which started with the popular CT 200h and the bold new GS sedan,” said Larry Hutchinson, Senior Executive Director of Lexus in Canada. “This concept showcases Lexus’ leadership in innovation, technology and performance all while liberating the idea of a sport coupe.“
Challenged by the Lexus Center in Japan to come up with a design for a future hybrid sport coupe concept, the company’s Calty design studio in Newport Beach, Calif. sought to advance the redefinition of Lexus with emotive, avant-garde beauty and advanced technology, yet remain within reach for premium buyers.
“Our entire studio worked to develop this beautiful interpretation of Lexus originality,” said Kevin Hunter, president of Calty. “The LF-LC concept embodies our vision of what a premium sport coupe could be.”
The LF-LC displays the new Lexus design language in its bold interpretation of the signature Lexus spindle grille and rear architecture. Sumptuous curves blend smoothly into dynamic angles, creating an inviting display of lines, shadows and corners.
Framed by a deep aluminum surround, the mesh pattern of the spindle grille takes 3D sculpture form, and functional air intakes in the bottom corners of the grille show the fusion of distinctive style and engineering functionality.
The Updated LEXUS RX
The Updated RX model range1 makes its world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
The Updated RX exterior features a new, more elegant and aggressive frontal design. An enhanced interior offers an expanded choice of colour schemes, new trim finishes, a new steering wheel, a revised instrument binnacle and a second generation Remote Touch Interface (RTI).
The versatility of the RX 450h’s Lexus Hybrid Drive system has been enhanced by the addition of a Sport Mode, supplementing the full hybrid powertrain’s Normal, Eco and EV (Electric only) drive modes. The EV mode can now be activated with a separate switch.
Further enhancing the dynamic and sporting character of the updated RX and designed to attract new customers to the model range, a new F SPORT version will be available. The new F SPORT grade features bespoke exterior and interior design and driving dynamics technology.
With the launch of the first RX in 1998, Lexus created the Luxury SUV segment, combining, for the first time, all the flexibility, practicality and durability of a Sports Utility Vehicle with the handling, performance, refinement and ride of a luxury sedan.
The RX was the first SUV to be equipped with a full hybrid powertrain in 2005. Today, after three generations, two of which have been equipped with Lexus Hybrid Drive technology, the RX remains a key model for Lexus.