Monthly Archives: October 2015

Pre Owned Car of the Week – 2013 Jeep Wrangler

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CARFAX 1-Owner, GREAT MILES 16,956! Sahara trim. Premium Sound System, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, Alloy Wheels, 4×4, Running Boards. READ MORE!

KEY FEATURES INCLUDE
4×4, Running Boards, Premium Sound System, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Privacy Glass, Steering Wheel Controls, Rollover Protection System.

EXPERTS CONCLUDE
CarAndDriver.com explains “The iconic Wrangler remains the quintessential go-anywhere Jeep but now features a semblance of on-road comfort.”.

DRIVE WITH CONFIDENCE
CARFAX 1-Owner

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Pricing analysis performed on 10/12/2015. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

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High-tech Lexus LF-FC luxury concept runs on hydrogen, contains a hologram

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TOKYO — Lexus’ LS model has been a stalwart in the luxury sedan segment, but the current model is showing its age. At the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Lexus unveiled the LF-FC, a strong suggestion of what the next generation LS will look like.

High-tech features such as a hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain and a gesture-controlled electronics system with a hologram guide probably won’t be ready for production, however.

The LF-FC is an impressively large sedan with LED headlights, Lexus’ signature spindle grille and a curving body and cabin structure. Those design elements are not quite in harmony with Lexus’ sharp-edged crossovers, such as the RX 450h. Still, the LF-FC has the grand and graceful appearance fitting a flagship sedan.

Lexus, possibly inspired by brand-owner Toyota’s recent hydrogen predilections, specifies a drivetrain consisting of one rear electric motor and two in-wheel front electric motors. Those motors would get electricity from a fuel cell stack and onboard hydrogen tanks, similar to the system in the Toyota Mirai.

Given the LF-FC’s fuel cell drivetrain, the large spindle grille seems more ornamental than practical.

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Preowned Car of the Week – L/Certified 2013 Lexus GX 460

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GX 460 trim. CARFAX 1-Owner, Lexus Certified, GREAT MILES 21,113! $600 below NADA Retail! Sunroof, NAV, Heated/Cooled Leather Seats, 3rd Row Seat, Alloy Wheels, 4×4, CONVENIENCE PKG, NAVIGATION SYSTEM, COMFORT PLUS PKG. READ MORE!

KEY FEATURES INCLUDE
Third Row Seat, Sunroof, 4×4, Heated Driver Seat, Cooled Driver Seat Rear Spoiler, MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Privacy Glass, Child Safety Locks.

OPTION PACKAGES
NAVIGATION SYSTEM HDD navigation system, Lexus Enform w/destination assist, eDestination, Lexus Insider, voice command, XM NavTraffic, XM NavWeather, XM Sports & Stocks, COMFORT PLUS PKG semi-aniline leather-trimmed interior, wood/leather trimmed steering wheel & shift knob, tri-zone automatic climate control, interior air filter, smog sensor, automatic recirculation mode, heated middle row outboard seats, CONVENIENCE PKG electrochromic pwr-folding outside mirrors, intuitive parking assist. GX 460 with TUNGSTEN PEARL exterior and ECRU interior features a 8 Cylinder Engine with 301 HP at 5500 RPM*.

VEHICLE REVIEWS
Edmunds.com explains “The 2013 Lexus GX 460 is not only very capable off-road, but also manages to coddle its occupants on pavement.”.

A GREAT TIME TO BUY
This GX 460 is priced $600 below NADA Retail. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $53,800*.

DRIVE WITH CONFIDENCE
161-Point Inspection and Reconditioning, 24-Hour Roadside Assistance, 3-Year/100,000-Mile Warranty from date of pre-owned sale, NO Deductible, Rental Car, Trip-Interruption Services

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Please contact our Internet Sales Team for further information.

Pricing analysis performed on 9/30/2015. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

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Lexus Opens USA Factory, Builds First Car

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Lexus has been talking about starting production in the United States for years, and this week it finally happened. The first Lexus to be built on local soil was a 2016 ES 350. It rolled off the line at a plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Toyota’s first plant in the country and the site of production for the Lexus ES’s corporate cousin, the Camry.

The latest news doesn’t come as a surprise as Lexus had confirmed it would start building the ES 350 at the Kentucky plant as far back as April, 2013. In all, around $360 million was invested toward a new dedicated assembly line, adding 750 new jobs. Annual capacity for the new line is 50,000 vehicles.

To prepare the team in Georgetown for production of the ES, personal underwent hours upon hours of training. This included trips to Japan to learn from more experienced production crews. It also meant spending time behind the wheel of an ES and meeting with dealers to get an understanding of customer requirements. The team also tore down a number of ES sedans and then built them back up, helping them learn about every facet of the vehicle and how to put it together the right way.

Lexus has tended to keep production of its models in its home market of Japan, though the RX crossover has been built in Canada for years. Adding production in more locations is crucial for hedging against currency fluctuations. It is also helps insulate manufacturers from situations like Japan’s earthquake and tsunami disaster of 2011, which proved devastating to Toyota and most other Japanese makes. In addition, building cars closer to where you sell them also helps speed up delivery times.

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Preowned Car of the Week – L/CERTIFIED 2015 Lexus CT 200h

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KEY FEATURES INCLUDE
Sunroof, Hybrid, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, Dual Zone A/C MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Remote Trunk Release, Child Safety Locks, Steering Wheel Controls.

OPTION PACKAGES
NAVIGATION PACKAGE Lexus Insider, Lexus Enform Destination Services, Destination Assist and eDestination , Backup-Camera, dynamic gridlines, HDD Navigation System, Bluetooth hands free phone and phonebook download capabilities, remote touch navigation controller and voice command casual-language voice recognition system, Lexus Enform App Suite, Bing, Yelp, iHeartRadio, Facebook Places, Movietickets.com, OpenTable, Pandora, Slacker, stocks, fuel prices and sports, Radio: AM/FM Premium Audio w/In-Dash CD/DVD Player, Bluetooth hands free phone and automatic phonebook download capabilities, HD Radio w/iTunes tagging, remote touch navigation controller, voice command casual-language voice recognition system, 7-inch color multimedia display, subscription-free, F SPORT W/NULUXE INTERIOR mesh pattern front grille, black headliner, black roof, F SPORT exterior badging (side and rear), mesh fog lamp inserts and metallic instrument panel finish, Aluminum Pedals, Leather-Trimmed F-Sport Steering Wheel 3-spoke, Aluminum Door Sill Scuff Plates, F Sport Rear Spoiler, F Sport-Tuned Suspension, Wheels: 17 x 7.0 Graphite Two-Tone Finish 5-spoke alloy, F Sport wheel cap, Perforated Leather-Trimmed Shift Knob, F SPORT PREMIUM PACKAGE FOR NAVIGATION automatic sound levelizer (ASL)

Pricing analysis performed on 10/1/2015. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

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Win a Wilde Lexus 2016!

Win A Wilde Lexus NX200t

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Have you heard? Wilde Lexus will be providing the official vehicle for the Van Wezel’s 2015-2016 Season— a Lexus NX200t. We will also be supporting the Van Wezel Foundation by offering tickets for a chance to win a Wilde Lexus.  Only 1000 tickets will be sold for a donation for $100, so be sure to get yours soon! The drawing will be held on Sunday, February 28th, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Van Wezel Foundation’s 15th Annual Gala at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

Tickets are available online, at the Van Wezel Foundation office, or in the Van Wezel’s lobby during select performances:

  • Online at vwfoundation.org
  • Van Wezel Foundation Office
    Ask for the Chance Drawing Tickets
    777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
    (located to the right of the main entrance to the Van Wezel)
    Mon-Fri 9-5
    941-366-5578
  • In the Van Wezel lobby during select performances.

Proceeds from the drawing will benefit the Van Wezel Foundation whose mission is to enrich the lives of members of the Gulf Coast Community, with an emphasis on children, through the performing arts.

“We are proud to partner with the Van Wezel Foundation,” says Mark Wilde, president of Wilde Automotive Family, “We celebrate arts in our community and are pleased to give back by supporting arts education for local children.”

Come to the shows, take a picture with the car and support this fantastic foundation! To find out what else we are involved with Follow Wilde Lexus on Twitter and Like us on Facebook! And Good Luck!

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Pre Owned Car of the Week – 2012 Kia Sorento

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EX trim. CARFAX 1-Owner, GREAT MILES 43,165! REDUCED FROM $18,990!, PRICED TO MOVE $1,600 below NADA Retail!, EPA 30 MPG Hwy/21 MPG City! iPod/MP3 Input, Bluetooth, CD Player, Aluminum Wheels, Back-Up Camera, Satellite Radio. CLICK ME!

KEY FEATURES INCLUDE
Back-Up Camera, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, Bluetooth, CD Player. Rear Spoiler, MP3 Player, Privacy Glass, Keyless Entry, Child Safety Locks.

EXPERTS RAVE
Edmunds.com explains “No longer simply just a good value, the 2012 Kia Sorento is now an excellent pick for a small or midsize crossover SUV.”. Great Gas Mileage: 30 MPG Hwy.

A GREAT TIME TO BUY
Reduced from $18,990. This Sorento is priced $1,600 below NADA Retail. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $26,000*.

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Pricing analysis performed on 10/7/2015. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

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