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Lexus Design Award 2016: The 8 Panelists

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Milan Design Week is coming up April 12- 17 which means the four finalists for the Lexus Design Award will be presenting their prototypes, which four well-known mentors helped to prepare. Last time we reported about the four finalists and their inspiration, but there will also be 8 finalists who didn’t work with a mentor who will have the opportunity to present their ideas at Milan Design Week.

The first panelist is Hiroto Yoshizoe. His idea is to create mortar pot planters that change colors based on the soil dampness. He has called his design plant-skins. The following picture explains his design a little better. plants-skin

The second panelist is Oliver Staiano. His design is called Project Play and appears to be a lamp with a magnetic LED light that is magnetized and able to be moved around based on the mood or look the owner choses.  The following image shows some of the various locations you can place the LED light. project-play

The third panelist is Ayami Marugata and her design concept is called aniknown. Her idea is to design clothes based on different animals, like elephants and sloths. She chooses colors, style, and materials to really tell the story of the animal through the piece of clothing.

aniknown

The fourth panelist designed Bio-Vide which is are products made from fallen leaves. The designer, Takuma Yamazaki wanted to use materials that cause people to look at the whole process, from the tree to the table/paper envelope. bio-vide

Chulin Yang, the fifth panelist, has designed a concept called Hexagon. Hexagon is a magnetic umbrella that can connect to other umbrellas, encouraging connection between people to protect the group against rain. Yang says, “Rain makes the world lonely, but I hope people can feel that even though they are alone, they are not lonely.”

hexagon

Resolution of Sound Location, designed by duo Takato Sasaki and Yuki Shinohara or “Owls”, will be the sixth panelist. Their concept builds upon the hearing ability of owls who use their ear shapes to pick up the exact location of where a certain sound comes from. The duo believes developing a way to better detect individual sounds will be helpful when looking for survivors or for preventing accidents.

resolution of sound location

The seventh panelist, Drop Box has designed an aerodynamic box that allows necessary supplies to be dropped into disaster areas. The box is made or corrugated cardboard which makes it biodegradable as well.

dropbox

The last panelist is called Slow Door. The design is made to illustrate “the space of anticipation”. By using multiple cubes to create the door, a slow motion door is created. The picture below better showcases the idea.

slowdoor

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Wilde Lexus 2016 USTA Tennis Pro-Circuit Event

2016 Wilde Lexus USTA Pro-Circuit

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This is the week we’ve all been waiting for: The 2016 Wilde Lexus USTA Pro-Circuit Event is here! We’ve announced the schedule of events, revealed our wrapped tennis ball Lexus, and relayed the Wilde Card Event Results. Be sure to call The Tennis Pro Shop at 941-966-3605 if you’re looking for tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Cash or credit only! Tickets cost $10 Daily (Sunday 3/27- Friday 4/1 singles and doubles semi-finals held Friday). $20 (Sat 4/2-Singles Semi-Finals/ Sun 4/3-Single and Doubles Finals). You can also purchase a $50 weekly pass! We look forward to seeing you there.

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Factory Maintenance Special

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2013 Lexus RX at Wilde Lexus of Sarasota

Used Car of the Week- 2013 Lexus RX 350

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Lexus Certified, CARFAX 1-Owner, GREAT MILES 32,709! FUEL EFFICIENT 25 MPG Hwy/18 MPG City!, $1,500 below NADA Retail! Sunroof, Heated Leather Seats, Power Liftgate, iPod/MP3 Input, Rear Air, Satellite Radio, Premium Sound System READ MORE!

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Power Liftgate, Rear Air, Premium Sound System, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input Rear Spoiler, MP3 Player, Remote Trunk Release, Keyless Entry, Privacy Glass.

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PREMIUM PKG W/BLIND SPOT MONITOR SYSTEM perforated leather trim interior, driver seat memory, steering wheel memory, rear armrest storage w/cover, one-touch open/close pwr tilt/slide moonroof w/sunshade, pwr folding auto-dimming heated outside mirrors w/memory, roof rails, blind spot monitor, LEXUS DISPLAY AUDIO PKG 7″ color LCD display screen, backup camera, center console controller, digital signal technology w/live ambiencer, SMS text-to-speech w/reply, premium audio system, 19″ X 7.5″ TRIPLE SPLIT 5-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS P235/55VR19 all-season tires, HEATED & VENTILATED FRONT SEATS, INTUITIVE PARKING ASSIST, WOOD/LEATHER-WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL & SHIFT KNOB, TOWING PREP PKG trans cooler, HD alternator, HD radiator. RX 350 with NEBULA GRAY PEARL exterior and BLACK interior features a V6 Cylinder Engine with 270 HP at 6200 RPM*.

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161-Point Inspection and Reconditioning, 24/7 – Roadside Assistance, Balance of new car warranty plus 2 years/unlimited miles, Towing, Lockout Service, Emergency Fuel Service, Trip-Interruption Services. Please see dealer for complete coverage details. 2-Year/20k-Mile Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance (up to 4 Services) from date of purchase This RX 350 is priced $1,500 below NADA Retail.

Pricing analysis performed on 2/24/2016. 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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Lexus NX Named Best Car for the money

Lexus NX Named Best Car for the Money

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U.S. News and World Reports has issued their 2016 Best Cars for the Family list. Lexus has won in the hybrid category for the Lexus GS Hybrid. The winning vehicles are determined by having the best combination of positive reviews from professional automotive writers, passenger and cargo space, excellent safety and reliability data, and available family-friendly features. Over 256 new cars, SUVs, and minivans currently on sale were evaluated for the 21 different categories, with the winner being the vehicle with the highest composite score.

Lexus has also won in another list- Best Cars for the Money. The Lexus NX has won for Luxury Compact SUVs. The award is determined by a combination of quality and value. Quality is determined from data from the Best Car rankings which are based on reviews from the automotive press, as well as safety and reliability data. Value is determined by a collaboration between TrueCar, which reports the average prices people are paying for cars, and Vincentric, which reports on the cost of ownership. Common ownership costs are gathered from different factors like cost of gas, insurance, and repairs over five years. The vehicle with the highest combination of both value and quality wins the overall award.

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2016 Wilde Lexus USTA Pro-Circuit

The 2016 Wilde Lexus USTA Pro-Circuit Event begins this weekend!

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We’ve been gearing up for the 2016 Wilde Lexus USTA Pro-Circuit event for a few weeks now! We’ve announced the schedule of events, revealed our wrapped tennis ball Lexus, and relayed the Wilde Card Event Results. All that’s left is a week full of renowned tennis playing and fun! Be sure to call The Tennis Pro Shop at 941-966-3605 if you’re looking for tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Cash or credit only! Tickets cost $10 Daily (Sunday 3/27- Friday 4/1 singles and doubles semi-finals held Friday). $20 (Sat 4/2-Singles Semi-Finals/ Sun 4/3-Single and Doubles Finals). You can also purchase a $50 weekly pass! We look forward to seeing you there.

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Timing Belt Replacement Special

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Valid only at Wilde Lexus of Sarasota. Plus any applicable tax, hazard or disposal fees. Subject to availability. Must present coupon at time of write-up. Not valid with any other offer or discount. May not be applied to previous purchases. No cash value. Dealer not responsible for typos or omissions.See your Wilde Lexus service advisor for details. Expires 03/31/16.

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Used 2013 Audi A6 at Wilde Lexus of Sarasota

Used Car of the Week- 2013 Audi A6

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CARFAX 1-Owner, GREAT MILES 31,180! EPA 33 MPG Hwy/25 MPG City! 2.0T Premium Plus trim. Leather Seats, NAV, Sunroof, Rear Air, Back-Up Camera, Alloy Wheels, Turbo. CLICK ME!

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Leather Seats, Navigation, Sunroof, Rear Air, Back-Up Camera. MP3 Player, Remote Trunk Release, Keyless Entry, Steering Wheel Controls, Child Safety Locks.

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CarAndDriver.com’s review says “Redesigned last year, the A6 is our current favorite in its class, offering a well-sorted blend of comfort, technology, and rewarding dynamics.” Great Gas Mileage: 33 MPG Hwy. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $42,200*.

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Pricing analysis performed on 2/16/2016. 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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Lexus Wins KBB Best Buy Award

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Lexus has recently won two Best Buy Awards from Kelley Blue Book in the luxury segment. The first award was given in the Luxury Car segment, where the 2016 Lexus GS placed third. The experts at KBB had this to say about the 2016 GS, “The real value in the Lexus GS is its attention to minimizing noise, vibration and harshness. This is one quiet car with a smooth, comfortable ride to match. The interior is finely tailored with leather, wood trim and soft touch materials.”

In the Luxury SUV segment, the Lexus RX was chosen as the overall winner. Considering this mid-size SUV is the top selling luxury SUV as well as the best seller in the Lexus line-up, this award seems almost promised to the RX. The experts at KBB say, “When it comes to reliability and value, the Lexus RX impresses year after year. KBB’s data shows that the Lexus RX has impressively low 5-year cost to own figures. Not only do Lexus RX buyers get to enjoy lower maintenance/repair, insurance and fuel costs, but when they are ready to sell their RX, this SUV’s depreciation is lower than that of the competition.” Furthermore the KBB editors rave about the interior design and comfort as well as the practicality of owning such a dependable and technologically advanced vehicle.

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2016 Wilde Lexus Pro-Circuit Event

Wilde Card Event Results

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This past weekend we sponsored the Wilde Card Event as part of the 2016 Wilde Card USTA Pro-Circuit Event. Local Bradenton Teen, Maria Shishkina won the event 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 against Ashley Kratzer for the chance to compete for $50,000 in the Pro-Circuit Event that is happening next weekend. Shishkina, a native of Kazakhstan, spoke to Jim Brockman of the Herald Tribune about this opportunity, “This is a great step for me,” Shishkina said. “I’m just really pumped that I was able to play this well. It’s a great experience to get my rhythm back.” Maria and her parents moved to the Bradenton area in 2006 and after two wrist surgeries and a 2 year break from competitive play, she is excited to play at the Oaks, “I can’t wait to get back here because I love this place. The Oaks is just beautiful. I would like to play here more often. Everyone is so nice. The clay courts are amazing.”

Congrats to Maria and all of the contestants on their participation! We are so excited to begin welcoming more players as the event comes ever closer. Check out the full schedule of events here.

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