Monthly Archives: August 2017

Watch Now: The Lexus LC 500 vs Aston Martin DB11

Watch Now: The Lexus LC 500 vs Aston Martin DB11

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Watch Now: The Lexus LC 500 vs Aston Martin DB11. Wondering what it would be like for Lexus’s newest LC 500 to take on a super British car? When the LC 500 first came out we shared this about the model: “The LC will reportedly come with two engines initially, one being the 5.0-liter V8 out of the RC F and the other being an all-new 3.6-liter V6 that will be used in the hybrid version. The V8 will most likely carry over unchanged, but Lexus is expected to use a 10-speed Aisin gearbox, which would be a first for a production car. The hybrid, meanwhile, should be a significant performance upgrade over the GS 450h, making a combined output of more than 450 horsepower.If that’s not enough power for you, Lexus has also apparently hinted that an F-version is coming. It’s rumored to be powered by a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 making around 600 horsepower.”

Lexus writes about the video, “AMCI Global tested the Lexus LC 500 against the Aston Martin DB11 with pro driver Justin Bell at the wheel for closed-course lap times, slalom and wet cornering. And what’d they uncover? “Check out the video to see how the LC 500 competes!

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Featured Service Coupon- Complimentary A/C System Check

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  COMPLIMENTARY A/C SYSTEM CHECK
Complimentary Check Engine Oil
Complimentary A/C System Check and Performance Test
Plus a 15% discount on any recommended repairs
Book Appointment Now
Valid only at Wilde Lexus Sarasota. Plus any applicable tax, hazard or disposal fees. Maximum value not to exceed $200. 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 08/31/17.

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Used 2017 Lexus ES 300h

Used Car of the Week- 2017 Lexus ES 300h

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This Used 2017 Lexus ES 300h comes with Nav System, Heated Seats, Moonroof, Aluminum Wheels, Onboard Communications System, CD Player, Hybrid, Back-Up Camera. EPA 39 MPG Hwy/40 MPG City! MATADOR RED MICA exterior and STRATUS GRAY W/LINEAR WOOD interior, ES 300h trim CLICK NOW!

KEY FEATURES INCLUDE
Sunroof, Back-Up Camera, Hybrid, CD Player, Onboard Communications System. Rear Spoiler, Keyless Entry, Child Safety Locks, Steering Wheel Controls, Heated Mirrors. 

OPTION PACKAGES
LUXURY PACKAGE W/WOOD TRIM wood console box, Memory Exterior Mirrors, Synthetic Leather Shift Lever, Memory Driver Seat, Heated & Ventilated Front Seats, Memory Steering Wheel, electric tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Wood Trim, NAVIGATION SYSTEM PACKAGE EMVN, advanced voice command casual-language voice recognition system, Bluetooth hands free phone and automatic phonebook download capabilities, Bluetooth streaming audio, HD Radio w/iTunes tagging (complimentary traffic and weather), remote touch navigation controller w/side enter buttons, MP3/WMA, dual USB/iPod audio input plugs and Lexus Insider, Lexus Enform Destinations, Destination Assist and eDestination (1-year trial subscription included), Lexus Enform App Suite, destination search, Yelp, iHeartRadio, Facebook Places, Movietickets.com, OpenTable, Pandora, Slacker, stocks, fuel prices and sports, BI-LED HEADLAMPS LED DRLs, foglamps, and automatic high beams, BLIND SPOT MONITOR W/REAR CROSS TRAFFIC ALERT lane change assist, FRONT & REAR INTUITIVE PARKING ASSIST clearance and back sonar, 3 SPOKE LEATHER & WOOD HEATED STEERING WHEEL, ONE-TOUCH POWER TRUNK, ACCESSORY PACKAGE 2 Cargo Net, Trunk Mat, Rear Bumper Applique, SmartAccess Key Gloves, Wheel Locks (PPO), POWER REAR SUNSHADE. 

EXPERTS REPORT
Great Gas Mileage: 40 MPG City.  

WHY BUY FROM US
Our passion is providing you with a world-class ownership experience. We share the thrill our customers get from owning and driving a great vehicle. Whether you come in for a new or pre-owned Lexus, Jaguar, or other make automobile, to have your vehicle serviced or to arrange financing, we are committed to providing an experience that keeps you coming back.

Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration for this Used 2017 Lexus ES 300h. 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 Announces "Co-" as Inspiration for the Lexus Design Award 2018

Lexus Announces “Co-” as Inspiration for the Lexus Design Award 2018

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Lexus Announces “Co-” as Inspiration for the Lexus Design Award 2018! Over the past few years, we’ve shared and followed the Lexus Design Award, and now we are excited to share the design award inspiration for 2018- Co. The award, launched in 2013, allows creators and designers an international platform to share their ideas. Every year, Lexus goes through thousands of entries to pick the 12 finalists, which will have their work highlighted at Milan Design Week 2018.

According to the official Lexus press release, “This year’s creative theme for the Lexus Design Award 2018 is “CO-,” a Latin prefix meaning with or together in harmony. Lexus believes that great design can ensure the harmonious coexistence of nature and society. In that sense, “CO-” is an approach that allows the brand to explore its true potential and that of the environment by creating new possibilities through collaboration, coordination and connection. Now, young designers get their turn for “CO-” to inspire them to conceive a better world.”
 
Call for Entries to the Lexus Design Award 2018 Competition
 

Title Lexus Design Award 2018
Application period July 24 – October 8, 2017
Theme “CO-”
Judging criteria
 
  • True to the essence of “CO-” with uniqueness in its interpretation.
  • Consistent with the Lexus Design goal of making the world a better place.
Judges
 
To be announced in August
Mentors
 
To be announced in August
Award categories
 
 
Lexus Design Award 2018 – Twelve finalists
· One Grand Prix winner (selected from the four prototype winners)
· Four prototype winners (selected from the twelve finalists)
· Eight panel finalists
Prizes/
benefits
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
· Twelve finalists will be invited to Milan Design Week 2018. *
· Four winners among the twelve finalists will receive up to three million yen each to cover prototype production costs. The four winners will create prototypes between January and March 2018, through sessions with their assigned mentors.
· The four prototypes and eight panels will be exhibited at a Lexus exhibition space during Milan Design Week 2018.
· Each of the twelve finalists will be asked to give a presentation at Milan Design Week 2018, after which a single Grand Prix winner will be named from among the four prototypes through final review by the judges.
 
*Note: Only one person per entry will be invited, regardless of whether the winning works are submitted by an individual or a group.
Organizer Lexus International
In cooperation with designboom
Application Process For more information, visit LexusDesignAward.com

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Featured Service Coupon- New Customer Special

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  NEW CUSTOMER SPECIAL
New Customer Special
New to Wilde Lexus Service?
New customers to Wilde Lexus service get a complimentary vehicle diagnosis and inspection
plus a 15% discount to any recommended repairs.
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Additional diagnosis charges may be needed for some concerns. Subject to availability. Maximum value not to exceed $200. Valid only for New Customers at Wilde Lexus Sarasota. Must present at time of write-up. No Obligation. Dealer not responsible for typos or omissions. See your Wilde Lexus service advisor for details.

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Used 2017 Lexus ES 350

Used Car of the Week- 2017 Lexus ES 350

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This Used 2017 Lexus ES 350 is L/ Certified, CARFAX 1-Owner, ONLY 4,488 Miles! FUEL EFFICIENT 30 MPG Hwy/21 MPG City! Moonroof, Heated Seats, Aluminum Wheels, CD Player, Back-Up Camera, iPod/MP3 Input, Satellite Radio, HEATED & VENTILATED FRONT SEATS CLICK NOW!

KEY FEATURES INCLUDE
Sunroof, Back-Up Camera, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, CD Player. MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Remote Trunk Release, Steering Wheel Controls, Child Safety Locks. 

OPTION PACKAGES
PREMIUM PACKAGE W/WOOD TRIM Memory Exterior Mirrors, Synthetic Leather Shift Lever, Memory Driver Seat, Memory Steering Wheel, electric tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Wood Trim, HEATED & VENTILATED FRONT SEATS, FRONT & REAR INTUITIVE PARKING ASSIST clearance and back sonar, BLIND SPOT MONITOR W/REAR CROSS TRAFFIC ALERT lane change assist, ACCESSORY PACKAGE 2 Cargo Net, Carpet Trunk Mat, Rear Bumper Applique, Key Gloves, Alloy Wheel Locks, 3 SPOKE LEATHER & WOOD STEERING WHEEL. Lexus ES 350 with ATOMIC SILVER exterior and STRATUS GRAY W/LINEAR WOOD interior features a V6 Cylinder Engine with 268 HP at 6200 RPM*. 

VEHICLE REVIEWS
“If a serene ride and a quiet cabin are your idea of luxury, you’ll find the new 2017 Lexus ES 350 luxury sedan and 300h hybrid-luxury sedan extremely satisfying. Beyond their sophisticated road manners, both ES models provide excellent acceleration. ” -KBB.com. Great Gas Mileage: 30 MPG Hwy. 

PURCHASE THIS Used 2017 Lexus ES 350 WITH CONFIDENCE
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 

WHY BUY FROM US
Our passion is providing you with a world-class ownership experience. We share the thrill our customers get from owning and driving a great vehicle. Whether you come in for a new or pre-owned Lexus, Jaguar, or other make automobile, to have your vehicle serviced or to arrange financing, we are committed to providing an experience that keeps you coming back.

Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration for this Used 2017 Lexus ES 350. 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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You Can Still Purchase the Impressive Lexus LFA

You Can Still Purchase the Impressive Lexus LFA

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You Can Still Purchase the Impressive Lexus LFA! We’ve written about the Lexus LFA before sharing, “The Lexus LFA, the only V10 ever made by Lexus, first came out in 2012 and impressed with its loud engine that only produces 553 horsepower and carbon fiber body. According to autoevolution, the Lexus development team originally wanted to create the body out of aluminum, but that proved too heavy and had to be changed to carbon fiber. This carbon fiber body is one of the main reasons that the Lexus LFA comes in at around $350,000. This price ultimately led to the Lexus LFA production being ceased after two years, but Lexus has plans for its next sports car the LC 500!”

According to some recent investigative research, Autoblog found that 12 LFAs are still available at US dealers and confirmed the availability with a representative of Toyota. There were only 500 Lexus LFAs made, with 170 of those making it to the US market. Clarification from Art of Gears explains that the LFA, unfortunately, wasn’t as successful as intended, so many models ended up at dealers where the models are more than likely not intended for resale, but for display or will become a future collector’s car.

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Featured Service Special- New Tires Special

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  TIRE SPECIAL
Brake Service Special
Enjoy $80.00 Off Set of 4 select Bridgestone, Michelin or Pirelli tires 
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Mounting, Balancing, tax, & disposal fees additional. Excludes Run flat, truck & SUV tires. Plus tax & any disposal fees. All coupons must be presented at time of write-up. Does not apply to prior sales. Not valid with any other coupon. Excludes some models. Expires 08/31/17

Please print this page as your coupon.

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Used 2017 LEXUS NX Turbo

Used Car of the Week- 2017 LEXUS NX Turbo

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This Used 2017 LEXUS NX Turbo is L/ Certified, CARFAX 1-Owner, GREAT MILES 4,279! EPA 28 MPG Hwy/22 MPG City! Sunroof, Heated Seats, Back-Up Camera, CD Player, iPod/MP3 Input, Satellite Radio, Turbo, ELECTROCHROMIC OUTSIDE MIRRORS W/MEMO PREMIUM PACKAGE CLICK NOW!

KEY FEATURES INCLUDE
Back-Up Camera, Turbocharged, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, CD Player Rear Spoiler, MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Privacy Glass, Steering Wheel Controls. 

OPTION PACKAGES
PREMIUM PACKAGE upgraded daytime running lights and turn signals, Power Steering Column, steering wheel memory, Driver’s Seat Memory, Wheels: 18″ x 7.5J, Tires: P225/60R18 All-Season, Heated & Ventilated Front Seats, Power Tilt & Slide Moonroof/Sunroof, ELECTROCHROMIC OUTSIDE MIRRORS W/MEMORY manual fold, heater, tilt w/reverse shift, blind spot monitor (BSM), rear cross traffic alert (RCTA) and lane change assist, INTUITIVE PARKING ASSIST clearance and back sonar, POWER BACK DOOR auto and easy closer door, lock, unlock, and panic alarm, ACCESSORY PACKAGE 2 Cargo Net, integrated storage pouch, Rear Bumper Protector, Carpet Cargo Mat, Alloy Wheel Locks. Lexus NX Turbo with OBSIDIAN exterior and BLACK interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 235 HP at 4800 RPM*. 

EXPERTS RAVE
KBB.com explains “When a car’s ride and handling fulfill the promises made by its flashy exterior Great Gas Mileage: 28 MPG Hwy. 

PURCHASE WITH CONFIDENCE
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 

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 of this Used 2017 LEXUS NX Turbo. 

WHY BUY FROM US
Our passion is providing you with a world-class ownership experience. We share the thrill our customers get from owning and driving a great vehicle. Whether you come in for a new or pre-owned Lexus, Jaguar, or other make automobile, to have your vehicle serviced or to arrange financing, we are committed to providing an experience that keeps you coming back.

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Lexus Introduces New Key Replacement Product

Lexus Introduces New Key Replacement Product

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Lexus Introduces New Key Replacement Product! Always losing your keys, or do they somehow keep getting damaged? Now, Lexus Financial Services is introducing a whole new product centered around Key Replacement Protection. The product will be added as an enhancement to the LFS Tire & Wheel program and will be offered as a standalone product later in the year.

“Today’s vehicle technology is great for consumers,” said Karen Ideno, vice president of Product & Marketing, Toyota/Lexus Financial Services. “Unfortunately, this sometimes comes with a high cost to replace. We know key replacement can be stressful for our customers, and we’re happy to now offer a solution.”

According to the official press release, Key Replacement Protection Benefits include*:

  • Replacement of the covered vehicle key/remote if lost, damaged, or stolen, up to $800 per occurrence
  • Lock-out assistance to unlock the vehicle if your vehicle keys are lost, damaged, or stolen, up to $100 per occurrence
  • Towing assistance, up to $100 per occurrence
  • Taxi/rental vehicle/public transportation reimbursement, up to $75 per occurrence
  • Replacement benefit for additional nonprogrammable keys on the key ring, up to $250 per covered key claim for a total of up to three (3) occurrences

For more details, please visit www.lexusfinancial.com/TW. For more Lexus news, Follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

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