Monday, December 31, 2012

We hope you all have a very wonderful and safe New Year's Eve! Here are some interesting facts about the New York ball drop!


  • Stats of the first New York ball: 700 pounds; 5 feet in diameter. The ball was made from wood and iron.
  • The modern ball that is dropped is made from Waterford Crystal and weights over 1,000 pounds.
  • There are over 9,000 LED lights, but uses hardly any energy.
  • The ball begins to drop at 11:59 and completes the journey exactly at midnight to ring in the New Year.
  • The ball was not lowered in 1942 and 1943 due to wartime restrictions.
  • On New Year's Eve, about 75% of American Parties are with 20 people or less

Come into Lexus of Orlando today for December to Remember, and start off 2013 with a brand new Lexus!


Monday, December 24, 2012

All of us at Lexus of Orlando would like to congratulate the UCF Knights on their amazing community service efforts!

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE In total 9, 786 students and staff provided 210,036 volunteer hours, simply outstanding!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Time for some Throwback Thursday action! Check out this ad for the 1992 LS 400, highlighting noise-reduction technology of the day!

Remember our "Fresh Green" LFA? Well, it's on display in the showroom right now! Come by and see it in person!


Toyota Motor Corp and Lexus Will Show and Tell About Autonomous Technologies at 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

At a press conference the day before the opening of the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nev., Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will reveal an advanced active safety research vehicle.

  During the press conference at Mandalay Bay on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at 11 a.m. PST, Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Mark Templin will discuss the North American based program, designed to explore the use of autonomous technologies and high-level driver assistance systems related to TMC’s Integrated Safety Management Concept.

  Templin will also discuss the current state of TMC's Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) research and development, which includes vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications technology.

  Also highlighted will be the new 2013 Lexus LS, equipped with the world’s most advanced pre-collision safety system.

  The active safety research vehicle, ITS system and 2013 LS will be shown at the Lexus display at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Jan. 8–11.

Courtesy of Lexus USA Newsroom

Monday, December 17, 2012

Even more aftermarket products are rolling out for the Lexus LS. Check out this rendering of a potential body kit by Wald International!


The Coolest Lexus Features of All Time

12/13/2012—This was an extremely difficult article to write. Pick the top 10 coolest Lexus features and technologies of all time? Not easy, but we gave it a shot. The Lexus components listed here either introduced the world to something new, changed how drivers think about car design, or were, and still are, just plain amazing to behold:

1. The First LS 400 Engine: Two words—champagne glasses. The reason they didn’t break in Lexus’ now iconic 1989 TV ad is because Lexus engineers had created something never before seen: a production engine so meticulously crafted that 15 stacked glasses, filled to the brim with champagne, not only didn’t topple as the speedometer reached 140 mph—they didn’t spill a drop. And this was just the beginning.

2. Self-Repairing Paint: When the 2010 Lexus LS arrived, so did its approach to exterior body paint. Rather than make the vehicle’s paint coating harder to protect against light dings and scratches, Lexus engineers went the other way—they made it softer and more elastic at the molecular level. The result: paint that can actually spring back to its original shape and gloss when nicked.

3. A car that can stop by itself (from speeds below 24 miles per hour): This is a recent one. As part of its capabilities, this newly available feature in the latest Advanced Pre-Collision System (APCS) is designed to bring the 2013 LS to a stop at speeds below 24 miles per hour.

4. Remote Touch: Adding computer-mouse dynamics to an automobile is an idea so simple and intuitive, we’re sure engineers working for other premium automakers were kicking themselves for not thinking of it first. But the fact remains: Lexus came up with the idea—a mouse-like device that controls several functions in the audio, navigation, and climate systems—because of its driver-centric design focus.

5. Carbon Fiber: There are umpteen reasons why the Lexus LFA set a record for the quickest wet test lap ever recorded on the Top Gear test track, and its carbon fiber chassis tops the list. The material’s diamond toughness but lighter weight make its body shell extremely rigid without a loss of strength. That means the car can move faster, turn quicker, and operate more efficiently—and break a few records in the process.

6. Shiatsu Massage/Reclining Ottoman Seat: Okay, these are actually two features, but they’ve continued to go hand in hand ever since Lexus combined them in an optional Executive-Class Seating package back in 2007. They’ve been a hard combo to improve upon—until the 2013 LS package came out with a Blu-ray disc player for watching movies. While leaning back. While getting a massage.

7. Lexus Hybrid Drive: A few years ago, when we interviewed Lexus Hybrid Drive boss Shinichi Abe, we were initially surprised to discover that he was a bit nervous about Lexus’ decision to move forward with hybrid technology in the early 2000s. But then it made sense. After all, at stake was the opportunity to help change the auto industry forever by creating a luxury car with a hybrid powertrain. And that’s exactly what Abe and Lexus did.

8. Wide-view Front and Side Monitor: Five years ago, if somebody told you a car would come out that could help you see around corners, you’d likely laugh, shake your head, and look for saner conversations. People still couldn’t believe it when Lexus introduced this optional system on the LX 570. A quick reminder on how it works: When the vehicle approaches an intersection where side visibility is reduced, a front-grille camera—when activated—captures a broad view of the forward-peripheral surroundings, which the system shows on the navigation screen.

9. Crawl Control: Speaking of amazing Lexus SUV technologies, this one literally took the cruise control concept to a new level. When activated at slow speeds, the optional Crawl Control allows the driver to take the foot off the pedals and just steer while the vehicle smoothly climbs its way up uneven ground.

10. The Lexus IS C roof: Finally, let’s think of some amazingly fast things for a moment. Michael Phelps. The speed of light. Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking skydive in October. And, of course, the Lexus IS C’s roof, which retracts in a mere 20 seconds—proving that even convertible technology isn’t immune from Lexus engineers’ ability to make things faster, better, and more graceful.

Courtesy of Lexus Magazine


• Last LFA produced on December 14, 2012
• Learning from LFA engineering and production influencing new Lexus products
• In-house production of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) components for know-how gain to be used in future products

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On December 14, a white LFA Nürburgring Package, the last of the 500 planned LFA supercars, left TMC's dedicated production facility at the Motomachi Plant, Aichi Prefecture.

This marks the end of a key chapter for Lexus, one in which people's perceptions and understanding of the brand have been challenged, and perhaps changed forever.

The learning and passion gained from engineering and producing a world-class supercar can already be seen in the products recently launched by Lexus - across the whole range, not just those carrying the F Sport badge.

In that sense, the spirit of the LFA will live on; it will be fondly remembered for being the car that marked the start of significant change for the Lexus brand.

The development of the supercar started from a blank sheet of paper. CFRP was used for a significant percentage of the vehicle's components, taking benefit of the material's exceptional strength, rigidity and light weight to achieve a breakthrough in supercar manufacturing. CFRP production took place in-house in order to gain valuable know-how to be used in future products.

'I've lived and breathed supercars for the past decade. – remembers Haruhiko Tanahashi, the LFA's Chief Engineer. – Specifically one supercar. The LFA. Very few people have the opportunity we had: to create a world-class supercar from a blank sheet of paper.'

Production at LFA Works started exactly two years ago, on December 15, 2010, and included a team of around 170 hand-picked takumi workers involved in parts manufacturing, vehicle assembly and painting. The high performance LFA was produced at the rate of just one unit per day.

Courtesy of Autoblog

Friday, December 14, 2012

Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families, and the entire community of Newtown, Connecticut.

Jeremy on: the Lexus LFA

Sometimes, my job is so stressful I want to sit in a corner and weep. Sometimes, I cannot find space in my yard for all the cars I need to drive that week. Then, I find I have to be in on a Friday because someone is delivering the new Pagani. Let me give you the most recent example: we had decided to film a selection of expensive cars in the deserts of western America. This would mean six days in the sunshine, hurtling about in someone else's car and showing off.

Hammond would be in the new Dodge Viper. May would be in the new Aston Vanquish. And I had bagged the Ferrari F12. But it turned out the Ferrari would not be ready in time, so I'd have to think of something else. The SLS Black? The Audi R8 GT? This is the sort of nightmare I have to go through on a daily basis.

I was still mulling it over when I slipped through the super-lightweight door of what appeared to be a Toyota Celica. It wasn't a Celica, though. It was a £350,000 Lexus LFA. And, an hour later, I knew exactly what I'd be driving in America. It was senbleedingsational.

This is a car that took five years to develop. And then, just as it was about to go into production, the engineers decided it would be better if the body were made from carbon fibre, not aluminium. Any normal board of directors would have told them to get lost. But the Toyota cheeses said, "OK, here is another bathtub full of yen."

So they went back to the drawing board and started again. And, after four more years of constant testing at the Nürburgring and constant fiddling and tweaking, they had created something really rather spectacular.

Unlike a normal Lexus which isolates the occupants from any sensations at all, the LFA feels like what it is: a machine. It has a single-clutch gearbox, because that way you notice the changes. It pitters, patters and howls. Sometimes, you get the impression you're actually sitting inside one of the 10 cylinders. It's a very long time since I drove something so highbrow, so magnificent, so detailed, so perfect. After driving an LFA, everything else feels as squidgy as one of Arsène Wenger's coats.

But I have a problem because, when we get to the States, Chuck Hammond and James Bond are going to argue I've brought the wrong car, and I don't doubt for a second they will force me to play Top Trumps. The Lexus will lose on all counts. It isn't as fast as their cars. It doesn't accelerate with the same verve. It isn't as powerful. And the stratospheric £350,000 price tag makes it by far the most expensive. They will go on about this a lot, because they are children.

Afterwards, they will ask with serious faces why it has a V10 engine, knowing full well that when the LFA was first conceived, Toyota was in Formula One and, back then, the racers had 10 cylinders. It is therefore designed to showcase a technology that is now, very much, out of date.

There's more too. I have argued many times in the past that a car must have some sense of place. An Aston should feel British. A Ferrari should feel Italian. A Viper should feel fat. The LFA feels like the product of a science laboratory. This is something that affects all Japanese cars.

Probably it's because, from the very beginning, Japanese carmakers have thought most of all about export markets. While Austin made cars specifically for Britain and Citroen specifically for France, Toyota and Datsun were making cars specifically for absolutely everywhere. This is probably why Japanese cars often feel anodyne and bland.

You drive a Japanese car, and you feel absolutely no connection. It's something you neither respect nor like. It's a tool, like a shovel or chest freezer. There's no personality, and personality is the difference between a good car and a great one. To me, personality is everything.

James and Richard will mention this too, while pointing at the LFA. Then they will call me a fraud and say I'm using the LFA only because they'd already shotgunned the best cars.

I shall need to have a response ready for that, and I think I have. Because, very occasionally, Japan does make a car that's good precisely because it has no soul. Honda does it more than most, notably with the CRX and the NSX. Nissan did it with the GT-R, Mitsubishi with the Evo, and now Lexus has done it, in some style, with the LFA.

Let me tell you about the dashboard. When you change the settings, the speedo, which looks like it might actually be real rather than an electronic read-out, moves to make way for extra dials and more information. You would never get bored with that.

Then you have the materials chosen to line the doors, the dash and the transmission tunnel. Most car designers have a two-page catalogue - one for leather, one for carbon fibre. But Lexus has been to the Kevin McCloud school of interior design and found small companies in Latvia and Mali that are able to cut and shape stuff no one has ever heard of before. It really is a grand design.

Of course, like the Grand Designs we see on Channel 4, it has no history. It sticks up from the landscape like a weird thing. It's odd. But it draws you in. It intrigues you. Maybe after a while, you would be bored with it. But I suspect it would take a while...

The noise is one thing. At high revs, it sounds like a million bonfire-night sparklers, amplified through AC/DC's mixing desk and fired into the face of whoever it was you just overtook. It crackles. And then, when you think it can't rev any more, the crackle turns into a baleful howl. It's time to pull on the paddle, feel the clonk and settle back in the exquisite seat, ready for it to start all over again.

Then you see a bump ahead. The road surface is scarred by all the sumps that have clattered into it over the years. You feel you should brake because the low-riding LFA is bound to connect. But there's no need, because the suspension is so sorted that it doesn't ever bottom out.

On paper, the Viper and Aston demolish the Lexus. But I have a suspicion that in the real world - well, as real as it ever gets in and around Vegas - it'll be the other way around.

Hard ride? Yes. But it's not stupid. It's the exact amount of hardness you need to make sure the next corner can be taken at about a million mph.

There's only one comparable car I can think of. The Ferrari 599 GTO. Kato, if you follow the show closely. Obviously, this has bags more personality than the LFA and feels so much more human as a result. It's fallible and confused, and when it rains it goes all to pieces. It's hard to master, but deeply rewarding when you do.

The LFA doesn't show any of those traits at all. It's more like a Terminator. You tell it what to do, and it will keep on doing it. It absolutely will not stop.

Can you ever love a machine? Of course you can. John Connor did. And I love the LFA.

Coutresy of Top Gear BBC

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

How about shaking things up a bit? For this "Wallpaper Wednesday," give you desktop a fresh new look with this Nürburgring Edition LFA!


Lexus Eco Challenge First-Round Winners Take Environmental Commitment to a New Level

Students from across the country are showing they can change the world, starting with their local community. Sixteen student teams from 11 states have been named winners in the first round of the sixth annual Lexus Eco Challenge, an educational program and contest that inspires and empowers young people to learn about the environment and take action to improve it.  Lexus will award a total of $500,000 in grants and scholarships throughout this year’s program.

  Each winning high-school or middle school teamhas earned $10,000 in scholarships and grants to be shared among the students, teacher and school.  Their win has secured each team an invitation to participate in the Final Challenge for a chance at one of two $30,000 grand prizes and eight $15,000 first-place awards. In addition, the winning action plans will be featured on a special Web page to inspire other students to take action in their communities.

  “Creating a better world takes passionate people and the Lexus Eco Challenge is helping students find that passion at an early age,” said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “By looking closely at the world around them, and taking steps to improve their environment, students gain a new perspective and develop the tools they need to make a positive impact throughout their lives.”

  For each of the challenges, teams are required to define an environmental issue that is important to them, develop an action plan to address the issue, implement the plan, and report on the results.  The Challenge #1 winning teams that best addressed environmental challenges associated with land and water are:

  High School Teams:

  • California (La Crescenta) – "The EcoNarcs” – Clark Magnet High – Researched the negative environmental effects of illegal marijuana growers.
  • California (Roseville) – “The Green Bandits” – Woodcreek High – Built worm bins to experiment with vermicomposting.
  • Florida (Hollywood) – “McArthur Techletes” -- McArthur High School – Developed a water conservation program for their community.
  • Florida (Miami) – “Trophic Troopers” – Miami Palmetto –Addressed the effects of electronics disposal in landfills on water quality.
  • Massachusetts (Boston) “Conservation Nation” – Boston Latin School -- Created a school-wide food composting pilot program for the Boston Public Schools.  
  • Missouri (Eureka) – “Honeysuckle Hunters” – Eureka High – Conducted a nature study and removed non-native honeysuckle from a creek near their school.
  • New York (LaGrangeville) – “Elymenators” – Arlington High -- Evaluated how Lyme Disease affects biodiversity in their community.  
  • Ohio (West Geauga) – “The Take Charge Team” – West Geauga High –Established a program to keep batteries out of local landfills.
Middle School Teams:
  • Florida (Lakeland) – “Can You HEAR Me Now?”-- Lawton Chiles Middle Academy– Collected hearing aids to prevent them from going into landfills.
  • Florida (Lakeland) – “Pesticide Awareness Team” – Lawton Chiles Middle Academy -- Presented educational programs to promote the proper use of pesticides. 
  • Iowa (Charles City) – “The Green Team” - Charles City Middle School – Coordinated an electronics drive to keep harmful items out of landfills.
  • Michigan (Harper Woods) – “ECKH20 Preservers” – Harper Woods Middle School – Studied water quality of the Great Lakes.
  • New Jersey (Jersey City) – “Project Reservoir” – Christa McAuliffe School – Studied natural ways to decrease mosquito populations in a local reservoir.
  • New Jersey (New Egypt) – “Eco-Warriors for the World” – New Egypt Middle School -- Launched a food composting program at their school. .
  • Utah (Holladay) – “R4E: Recycle for the Earth” – Olympus Jr. High – Raised awareness to the importance of recycling.  
  • Utah (Holladay) – “Kookaburras” – Olympus Jr. High – Made birdhouses to assist native birds from non-native species to protect biodiversity.  

This year’s Lexus Eco Challenge launched in September and concludes with the announcement of the first place and grand-prize-winning teams in spring 2013. Challenge #2, which asks students to address the environmental challenges for air and climate, is currently underway and has an entry deadline of Dec. 17, 2012.
In addition to the ongoing contest, the Lexus Eco Challenge also includes educational materials created and distributed by Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, to encourage teachers to integrate creative lesson plans about the environment into their classrooms.

Courtesy of Lexus Press Releases

The holidays are a time for giving. How would you like to give this 2013 Lexus CT200h as a gift to someone, or even yourself?


Going out of town for the holidays? Need maintenance done on your Lexus? We've got the solution for you!

We know that the holiday season is a very busy time for most of you, and it can be difficult to get in for routine maintenance on your Lexus.  That's why we have developed our Lexus Airport Park & Service (L.A.P.S.) program!  While you're out of town we will pick up your Lexus from the airport, preform the requested maintenance, and have your vehicle back at the airport awaiting your return.  So if you are going out of town for the holidays, be sure to take advantage of this exclusive program!

Click here for details!

Monday, December 10, 2012

The myLFS mobile app is now available for Android phones!


The Lexus December to Remember event is still going on. So be sure to come by Lexus of Orlando, and treat yourself to some holiday cheer!


Good morning, folks! Take a closer look at Lexus’ new Blu-ray Disc Rear-Seat Entertainment System

Back in 2007, Lexus gave the LS sedan a feature that will likely always be the best idea ever conceived for an automotive rear seat—an optional right-side reclining seat with ottoman-style footrest and shiatsu massage.

Since then, this optional package—the Executive-Class Seating Package—has been a hard thing to improve until the 2013 LS debuted this year with a notable addition: a Blu-ray Disc Rear-Seat Entertainment System.

So, just to make things 100 percent clear: not only can LS rear-seat passengers now recline, enjoy a massage, and put their feet up—they can watch movies at the same time.

“Lexus went with Blu-ray because it’s the best,” explains Kevin Pratt of the Lexus College. “When the 2013 LS cabin engineers thought of adding disc-based entertainment to the 2013 Executive-Class Seating Package, they naturally asked themselves what would deliver the best experience. It’s Blu-ray, of course, so they put a lot of effort into making that happen.”

Those with home Blu-ray disc systems already know why they’re better than DVD-based systems. As its name implies, Blu-ray utilizes blue lasers to read the disc, as opposed to the red lasers on conventional DVD players. Blue lasers are narrower than red, with the result that more data can be added to the disc—and this translates to superior image quality and sound.

Okay, you may ask, but how does Blu-ray perform in the automotive environment, where, say, sunlight on the screen can detract from many automobiles’ non-Blu-ray-based rear-seat entertainment quality?

“The LS Blu-ray picture is extremely bright and crisp,” assures Pratt, who personally tested it out a couple weeks ago with several objective passengers (a few premium-minded neighbors interested in their next luxury car). “It shows up really well when traveling on the road. We tried out five or six different TV shows and movies, and they all played very well. Everybody gave the system a thumbs up for quality.”

The screen itself descends from the roof, and you can listen to sound via personal headphones or wireless headphones that can be ordered with the Executive-Class Seating Package.

But for an amazing on-the-road rear-seat experience, says Pratt, you’ll want to recline the seat and then enjoy a favorite Blu-ray movie through the vehicle’s optional 19-speaker, 400-watt Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio System.

“It was unbelievable this way,” reports Pratt. “For our Lexus College assessment, Mark Levinson put together a couple of demo films. One of them included an army-march scene, and the sounds—you could just feel them go from one end of the car to the other, and hear the sounds of individual footsteps crunching on the dirt. It’s truly a remarkable system.”

Naturally, we asked Pratt whether Lexus was working on adding a popcorn popper to the Executive-Class Seating Package, which seems like the only thing left to enhance the experience. No confirmations or denials on his part, though—just a laugh and then the sound, we swear, of mental wheels turning.

Courtesy of Lexus Magazine

Thursday, December 6, 2012

How about ending the day on an exciting note? Formula Drift rookie, Daigo Saito, won the 2012 series in his 1200hp Lexus SC430!

The 24th Annual Lexus Champions for Charity National Championship is going on now in Pebble Beach, CA

The Lexus Champions for Charity is a series of golf tournaments hosted by Lexus dealerships in their communities to help support local charities. Lexus has been committed to this program since Lexus was established in 1989.

These tournaments give local golfers the opportunity to compete and raise money for their charity. They also have the opportunity to bid at the charity's auction for a place in the National Championship event at the historic Pebble Beach Golf Links®.

On a nationwide basis, Lexus Champions for Charity has generated more than $200 million for charities through more than 3,800 events. Last year, more than 30,000 golfers participated in 190 Lexus Champions for Charity tournaments across the country. The growing support and continuous success of this program is a true testament to our dealers and their communities' commitment to enriching others' lives. Lexus is honored to be a part of these events and the communities that support them. Together, we will make a difference.

Courtesy of Philanthropy

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A very sincere thank you to our loyal customer, who wrote this stellar review! Keep up the outstanding work, Lyndon!

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Good morning, fans! Who would like to see an IS F Coupe? We sure would!


“A V8 engine will fit, you could make that assumption,” says Lexus marketing boss Brian Bolain, speaking of the new LF-CC Concept at the SEMA Show last week.


“Looking at everything from a 4-cylinder to an 8-cylinder will fit,” he confirms, but the V8 is the exciting aspect, foreshadowing an all-but-confirmed IS-F Coupe. Apart from the LFA supercar, there hasn’t been a performance two-door in the Lexus lineup since the SC was axed in 2010.

As for what this new IS will look like, the LF-CC is a clear indication. “It’s very indicative of reality,” says Bolain. In particular he points to the monoform grille, which he says will first find its way onto the upcoming 2014 IS F-Sport sedan.

Lexus first introduced its signature Spindle Grille on the new GS sedan, though in less dramatic fashion than on the LF-Gh concept that came before it. There it was a single unit, whereas on the GS and subsequent models it has been split into top and bottom sections along the bumper line.

Bolain promises the large single grille will make it to production on the IS – the F-Sport model in particular.

“Design is not something we’ve ever been given credit for,” he says, instead pointing out traits Lexus is usually associated with, like quality, reputation and customer service. “Design has got to become one of our hallmarks,” he insists, if Lexus is going to become a global tier-one luxury brand. “With LF-LC and LF-CC we’re starting to prove to outsiders we can do it.”

That said, we’re also likely to see it on future coupes, he hints, adding that Lexus will use more dramatic design language for its more performance-oriented models.

Courtesy of Autoguide

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Good afternoon, everyone! We've got a quick Toyota/Lexus recent news updates post for you all!

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*The 2013 Lexus ES has received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) highest overall rating - five stars - in the agency's New Car Assessment Program.  Both the ES 350 and the hybrid ES 350 300h versions received the five-star overall rating from NHTSA.

*Toyota released its 2012 North American Environmental Report documenting the company's respect for the planet and its commitment to the environment.

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Some Highlights Include:

  • In the United States, Toyota offers the most fuel-efficient fleet of any full-line manufacturer.
  • Toyota is leading the industry with 37 facilities certified by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The total includes 11 Toyota and Lexus sites, and 26 Toyota and Lexus dealerships.

  • TogetherGreen, an initiative launched by Toyota and the National Audubon Society, awarded more than $1 million in innovation grants for environmental projects in 2012.

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*Toyota will be the exclusive title sponsor of two NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Races at the Richmond International Raceway in Virginia under a multi-year title sponsorship beginning in 2013.  The weekend of April 26-27, 2013, will feature a doubleheader race program - the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. The sponsorship will provide Toyota with unique opportunities to interact with fans and spectators throughout the weekend.

Courtesy of Toyota and Lexus USA Newsroom

All-New Lexus IS to Make World Debut at the North American International Auto Show

Lexus will reveal the all-new IS on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Inspired by the acclaimed LF-CC concept and with design cues of the LFA, the new IS has been completely redesigned, inside and out.

The Lexus press conference will be shown live online at

Courtesy of Lexus USA Newsroom