Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Did you know? If You Purchase a New Lexus During the December to Remember Sales Event Your First Payment Will be Compimentary of Lexus!
These great service specials are only available through the end of the year! Don't miss your chance at great savings.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Lexus Unveils The Lexus Fashion Workshop with Four Original Designs Made of Recyclable Lexus CT Hybrid Parts
The Lexus Fashion Workshop designs to be exhibited at Art Basel Miami Beach
Monday, November 28, 2011
Courtesy of AutoBlog
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
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Two years ago, Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda recommitted the entire company to ensuring that Toyota products met the highest standards for quality, safety, reliability and retained value. The results of this global effort have become increasingly evident based on the long list of third-party accolades Toyota and its vehicles have recently received in recognition of this progress.
Lexus was the highest ranking nameplate in the industry in the 2011 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study and earned more segment awards than any other premium brand. The Toyota Division moved up 14 positions to place seventh in the study.
Toyota ranked as the #1 manufacturer for lowest percentage of “check engine”-related failures and lowest average related repair costs, looking at 2001 to 2011 Model Year vehicles over the past year, according to the first annual CarMD Vehicle Health Index.
Eleven Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles were named 2011 “Top Safety Picks” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, including the Toyota Avalon, Corolla, Highlander, Prius, Sienna, Tundra and Venza, the Scion tC and xB, and the Lexus CT 200h and RX.
RELIABILITYToyota and Lexus brands took home seven top awards in J.D. Power’s 2011 Vehicle Dependability Survey -- more than any other full line manufacturer. Toyota was rated the “Best Durability of any full-line manufacturer" by R.L. Polk, based on longevity for U.S. vehicles in operation registration statistics MY1987-2010. 90% of Toyotas sold new in the 15 years between MY1996 and MY2010 are still on the road, according to R.L. Polk.
Kelley Blue Book named Toyota the 2012 Best Resale Value Brand for the second time in three years and Lexus as the Best Resale Value Luxury Brand in the 2012 Best Resale Value Awards.ALG named Lexus the Best Luxury Brand in its 2011 Residual Value Awards. Toyota and Lexus segment award winners include Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra and Lexus CT 200h.
Toyota was ranked #1 overall among Interbrand’s 2011 Best Global Green Brands.Toyotas account for two-thirds of all hybrids on the road today (R.L. Polk)
o Toyota and Lexus hybrids comprise nearly three-quarters (73%) of all hybrids
o Prius alone makes up half (52%)
o Nine out of 10 (91%) of all hybrid-only models on the road are Prius vehicles
o In April 2011Toyota announced the one-millionth sale of the Prius in the U.S., while worldwide sales have topped the 3 million mark The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in, which will go on sale in the spring of 2012, earned Decisive magazine’s annual Urban Green Vehicle of the Year Award.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
In a true story of passion, one Lexus enthusiest flew across the United States to witness the premire of the Lexus GS 350 in person!
- I recently went to Lexus of Orlando to "look" at the cars. I was greated by Doug who proceeded to show me the vehicles. Doug is very knowledgeable about the cars, this guy really knows his stuff! He was very informative without being pushy and listened well to me. He helped me my find a car for my specifications and price. I am very satisfied with his customer service and expertise and would recommend him to anyone trying to find the best car for their budget. -viapharmd
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Monday, November 21, 2011
The Lexus LFA has caused quite a stir among supercar aficionados. Despite its lack of pedigree that rivals sports cars from Ferrari and Lamborghini can lay claim to, it’s an incredible machine.
The first-ever LFA delivered to a customer is chassis No# 003 – the first two production models were allegedly given to company insiders. The owner of the car, Roy, lives in the U.S. and according to Forged Performance, which has also prepared a Nissan GT-R for him, he likes to actually drive his cars instead of keeping them locked up in a garage and admiring them.
Luckily, Roy decided to take his brand-new LFA to the Road Atlanta race track to find out if it lives up to its promise. See how it went down in the video below.
Courtesy of CarScoop
The first annual CarMD Vehicle Health Index ranked vehicles using real-world, statistically-based data for the fewest average repair incidents and lowest average repair costs for model-year 2001 to 2011 vehicles in the U.S.
Toyota had the lowest percentage of red light reports/problems seen, followed in order by Hyundai, Honda, Ford, General Motors, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Kia, Volkswagen and Chrysler.
The top-ranking vehicle was the 2009 Toyota Corolla, which had the lowest combined repair incidents and lowest average repair costs. It was followed in order by the 2008 Honda CR-V, 2007 Honda CR-V, 2009 Honda Accord, 2009 Toyota RAV4, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2009 Toyota Camry, 2009 Honda Pilot, 2005 Chevrolet Blazer and 2008 Toyota Highlander.
CarMD said that the most common check-engine repair in the U.S. is a faulty oxygen (O2) sensor, which accounted for about 15 per cent of Toyota’s check-engine repairs over the past year. O2 sensors measure the amount of unburned oxygen in the exhaust and tell the car’s computer when there is too much air or not enough fuel for ideal operation. If a faulty sensor is not replaced, the vehicle’s fuel efficiency can drop by as much as 40 per cent.
Courtesy of Autos.ca
Friday, November 18, 2011
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Thursday, November 17, 2011
The distinction is based on how well new models are expected to retain their original list price after five years of ownership.
According to the used-car pricing service, the average vehicle, irrespective of brand, is expected to retain about 35.5 percent of its original value after five years, which means that a $50,000 new car today would be worth approximately $17,750 after five years. The average 2012 Toyota, however, would retain 41.5 percent of its original value, while a Lexus would retain 37.9 percent, according to the service.
Toyota and Lexus, which were winners in the report for the 2010 model year, were ousted last year by Subaru and BMW.
“Toyota has done well primarily with their trucks, which are holding value quite well,” said Eric Ibara, director of residual consulting at Kelley Blue Book, in a telephone interview.
Residual values in the survey reflect projected future auction values for vehicles in average condition with 75,000 miles at the end of a five-year lease or ownership period. Low-volume vehicles or vehicles with a list price of more than $60,000 are excluded from consideration for the awards, except in the luxury and high-performance categories.
Residual values improved across all surveyed brands, Mr. Ibara noted — on average they were 1.5 percentage points higher than last year.
The Jeep Wrangler is the vehicle with the highest resale value, at 55 percent. In dollars and cents, a base 2012 Sport model, with two-wheel drive and a list price of $22,845, would have a resale value of $12,564 after five years.
The top 10 cars from the 2012 model year expected to achieve the best resale value were the Audi Q7, Chevrolet Camaro, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Infiniti FX, Jeep Wrangler, Lexus RX, Nissan Frontier, Toyota FJ Cruiser and Toyota Tacoma.
There are also winners in 19 categories, ranging from subcompact car to full-size pickup. They are, in alphabetical order: Audi A5 and Q7; Chevrolet Camaro V-6, Camaro SS, Traverse and Volt; Ford F-Series Super Duty; Honda Civic, Civic Hybrid, Fit and Odyssey; Jeep Wrangler; Lexus IS and RX 450h; Nissan Maxima; Subaru Outback; and Toyota Camry, FJ Cruiser and Tacoma.
A number of vehicles singled out Wednesday were winners in their categories or were among the top 10 last year as well. When a vehicle is included two years in a row, it is an indication that its value is not a fluke, Mr. Ibara said.
“A good example is the Mini Cooper,” he said. “It was the top vehicle in its segment for nine years in a row. That’s a very strong record.”
A new, catch-all category for electric cars, which does not discriminate between purely electric cars or plug-in hybrids, was added this year. The 2012 winner in this segment was the Chevrolet Volt, with a projected residual value of 27 percent. The only other vehicle in the running was the Nissan Leaf, with a residual value of 25.5 percent.
These residual values were lower than the 35.5 percent average, Mr. Ibara said, because a $7,500 federal tax credit would lower the $39,995 Volt’s transaction price. That, in turn, would push its residual value lower, he said.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
'Tis the Season! Don't miss out on our December to Remember sales event like this page to keep up to date on all the details!
- Always satisfied with the service at Lexus. Kevin Sinker is a great consultant. Not only is he friendly but he's always working hard to get you out in a timely matter and keeps you informed on the status of your vehicle. -lingari
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Don't miss your chance for a live conversation via Twitter with Lisa Kudrow and Rosie O’Donnell today. Details inside!
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L Studio's award-winning series was picked-up by Showtime earlier this year, marking the first and only time to date that a branded content web series has migrated to a premium cable channel. “Web Therapy” seasons 1 through 3 are currently available on LStudio.com and feature celebrity guests such as Courtney Cox, Meryl Streep, Molly Shannon, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and others.
To help promote season 4 of "Web Therapy," Rosie O'Donnell and Lisa Kudrow will be doing a live tweet chat on Twitter today from 2:15-3pm PST. They will be answering questions from fans directed to @LisaKudrow and @Rosie. You can follow the conversation on Twitter by searching the hashtag #asklisaandrosie.L Studio is a unique online entertainment channel created by Lexus to attract a younger consumer to the brand by entertaining them with engaging and inspiring content. Just as you have done before, we would like your help spreading the word about season 4 of “Web Therapy” and have prepared messaging for you to share through your social channels:
Need your daily dose of laughter? Tune in to the award-winning show "Web Therapy" to find out why Rosie O'Donnell thinks Lisa Kudrow has no morals. Only on Lexus’ L Studio. http://bit.ly/sPoXzJ
Need a laugh? Watch "Web Therapy" to find out why Rosie O’Donnell thinks Lisa Kudrow has no morals on Lexus' #Lstudio. http://bit.ly/sPoXzJ
“We are proud that Lexus has won the highly respected Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com 2012 Best Resale Value Award in the Luxury Brand category,” said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “Lexus customers appreciate the importance of resale value as part of the overall ownership experience, and that’s something we strive to deliver better than anyone else.”
Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards are based on projections from the Kelley Blue Book® Official Residual Value Guide, determined by a skilled staff of automotive analysts. These prestigious awards honor vehicles expected to maintain the greatest proportion of their original list price after five years of ownership.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
- Sport Sedan with World-Class Luxury and Evocative Design Shows New Identity of Lexus
- Exceptional Driving Dynamics and Innovative Technology
- GS 450h Fuel Economy Expected To Be Improved by More Than 30 Percent
- F SPORT Package Features Dynamic Handling with F SPORT Tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension
The cockpit of the new GS 350 continues the motif of design for the driver. A horizontal-themed instrument panel emphasizes spaciousness through its wide layout. Equal attention has been paid to maximizing space for rear passengers, with generous headroom, legroom, knee room and foot space.
GS buyers will also have access to next-generation Lexus Enform® with Safety Connect, along with advanced DVD audio and video compatibility. An SMS text-to-speech feature allows the driver to be read text messages and send preset responses with a compatible smart phone. With the optional navigation system, GS owners get an industry-first 12.3-inch, split-screen, high-resolution multi-media display.
The 2013 Lexus GS features a class-leading 10 airbags, along with new Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) front seats. Available options to help further enhance occupant safety include a pre-collision system, featuring a first-in-class infrared camera to monitor the driver’s eyes to check on driver status. Other available safety systems include a Night Vision System that enhances driver visibility at night; Heads Up Display (HUD); a Blind Spot Monitor that helps detect vehicles in rear/side blind spots; and Lane Keep Assist (LKA) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW).
With a total system power output of 338 hp, the GS 450h will accelerate effortlessly from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds. Conversely, fuel consumption is expected to be improved by more than 30 percent. The GS 450h is targeting certification as a Super-Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle II (SULEV II). The new GS hybrid also features a Drive Mode selector. In addition to the Normal mode, the driver can customize the driving experience using ECO, SPORT S, SPORT S+ and EV modes.
Among the Most Advanced Vehicles in its Class Will Debut at 2012 NAIAS
This highly anticipated subcompact member of the Prius Family will bring Toyota’s renowned Hybrid Synergy Drive® technology to a new segment of buyers when it joins the third-generation Prius Liftback hybrid vehicle, the versatile new Prius v midsize hybrid vehicle and the Prius Plug-in Hybrid model, which will also debut next spring. Positioned as an entry into the Prius Family appealing to youthful shoppers seeking fuel efficiency, technology, and spirited driving dynamics in the subcompact segment, the Prius c will offer:
Toyota Entune™ brings one of the largest selections of music options available to a vehicle, including iheartradio’s 750+ stations and Pandora® internet radio’s personalized music. In addition, the driver’s personal songs from portable media players and iPods (via USB or Bluetooth® audio streaming), and more than 170 stations from SiriusXM™ satellite radio are also available.
Making premium technology available to compact-car shoppers, the Prius c offers superior fuel economy in a stylish, user-friendly package.
1.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder, 16–valve with VVT-i
1.8-liter DOHC, four cylinder, 16-valve with VVT-i
1.8-liter DOHC, four-cylinder, 16-valve with VVT-i
1.8-liter DOHC, four-cylinder
, 16-valve with VVT-i
SULEV with AT-PZEV
Monday, November 14, 2011
We would like to thank the author of this great review for sharing their experience with us! Way to go Joel for once again providing the Lexus standard of "world class service"!
- I can't say enough about Joel, he made this experience of buying my 2012 RX 350, the most satifying ever. He made sure i understood and was able to use all of the features on my automobile. He called later to ask if i had more questions. He's friendly and very knowledgeable. -krackles
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Friday, November 11, 2011
Lexus of Orlando would like to thank all past and present Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice on behalf of our country.
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Written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872 – 1918)
Canadian Army In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
- Appoint making is easy. Greeting picture perfect. Leaving my garage I scratched the car because I did not notice a visitor. Repair estimates reasonable. Execution just like nothing happened. Loaner car drove fine. Timing of the repair well done. Car looks and drives like new after 35000 miles.( Comparison my neighbor just bought a new Hyundai Sonata, after a week malfunction of air conditioning, Service response "fully booked will check the car in six days) Jose Huartas is a superb ambassador for lexus. -Jan van Dam
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Here at Lexus of Orlando we are commited to demonstrating our support for the service men and women that comprise the United States Armed Forces. .
In a joint effort between Lexus Financial Services (LFS) and Lexus, we are pleased to announce that the Lexus Military Rebate Program has been extended through March 31, 2012. Under the program, active military personnel can receive a rebate by leasing or financing a New or Certified Pre-Owned Lexus vehicle through LFS and a participating dealership. Check out the details below!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Lexus/Toyota/Scion Issues 2011 North American Environmental Report. Stays on top of environmental technology developments.
16 Winners of 100 Cars for Good Will Receive Specially Built Toyota Sienna Minivans to Serve Mobility-Impaired Community• A total of 100 nonprofit organizations were selected by the public to receive a new Toyota vehicle
Plainview, New York
Nebraska City, Nebraska
Wilmington, North Carolina
Mountainside, New Jersey
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Rockingham, North Carolina
Hold on to your hats! The Festivals of Speed will be roaring through Orlando this weekend, don't miss it!
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The University of Central Florida will receive an invitation to join the Big East Conference.
The conference held its annual meeting Tuesday, during which officials decided to extend formal invitations to UCF and other schools.
University officials said in a statement they have not yet received the invitation, but "understand that things are moving in that direction."
The Big East is trying to replace four schools that are leaving to join other conferences.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Although not as exciting as the 416-hp V-8–powered IS F, we did find the F-Sport GS to be noticeably more engaging to drive than the standard car. The F-Sport we drove was covered in camouflage, however, and from what we can see in the teaser, the model will feature an appropriately aggressive front fascia. The intakes under the headlights are much larger than those on the pedestrian GS350, and their edges are more sharply defined. The F-Sport trades the standard car’s horizontal grille slats for sportier mesh, and also inherits IS F–style dark-gray wheels.
It should be noted that a GS350 F-Sport is a different animal from an IS F. While Lexus F can be thought of along the lines of BMW’s M or Mercedes-Benz’s AMG—an in-house tuning arm that cranks out high-powered street burners—F-Sport is Lexus’s brand for its line of performance accessories. The F-ized GS will follow the IS350C F-Sport convertible and IS250 and 350 F-Sport sedans in offering the parts from the factory; a CT200h is due to come for 2012, too. The GS350 F-Sport will be unveiled at this year’s SEMA show in November.