Category Archive: Lexus

Feb 17

Lexus Debuts A Trio Of Concepts At Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) In Toronto

Including the hydrogen fuel cell-powered flagship sedan LF-FC, the UX luxury compact SUV, and the ergonomic marvel that is the Lexus Kinetic SeatLexus Debuts A Trio Of Concepts At CIAS,, Iain Shankland

(TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 16, 2017) Three head-turning Concepts will make their Canadian debut in the Lexus exhibit at the Canadian International Auto Show – February 17-26, 2017 (CIAS) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, proving that the relentless attention to detail, thoughtful engineering and amazing design are the future of luxury automobiles. Canadians attending the show won’t want to miss the LF-FC hydrogen fuel cell sedan, the UX compact SUV or the Kinetic Seat – a revolutionary concept that combats driver fatigue and introduces an entirely new level of comfort as they make their rounds on the Auto Show floor. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 26

The 2016 Lexus IS – “A Whole Lot Of New”

 New engines, including a turbo. Additional standard equipment, including new F SPORT editions for all models

(TORONTO, ON – June 26, 2015) Get behind the wheel: The Lexus IS luxury sport sedan is the innovative sedan that delivers complete driving enjoyment. New for 2016, the Lexus IS is offered in an all-new line-up, with new engines and a whole lot

“From the moment you touch the throttle in the Lexus IS, you’ll know: This is it,” said Cyril Dimitris, Director, Lexus Canada. “When we introduced the current generation IS in 2014 it established a new benchmark for bold styling and track-proven dynamics that deliver maximum driving. Now, we’re making the IS even better, with more standard features and a fresh line-up of available upgrade packages.” Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 20



Lexus today unveiled its striking new production-ready RC coupe at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, scheduled for launch in 2014. The RC raises Lexus’ profile with a broader audience, injecting emotional appeal into the Lexus DNA which has become well known for build quality, refinement and reliability.

RC is part of a ride and handling revolution at Lexus, which started with GS and continued with the new IS. It is a stand-alone model, rather than a two-door derivative of a sedan. Based on the GS platform, the coupe differs in all dimensions from the GS and IS lines.

The aggressively styled coupe will be available with two powertrains: 3.5L V6 teamed with an eight-speed sequential transmission and 2.5L hybrid system. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 21

All-New Lexus 2014 IS and IS F SPORT..

Canadian marketing campaign promises to stimulate the senses as much as the vehicles.  

Lexus IS FTORONTO, ON., (June 21, 2013) –

To introduce Canadians to the new Lexus IS series, Lexus Canada is rolling out a marketing program this summer that’s as bold and dynamic as these stunning new luxury vehicles.

The campaign features a number of exciting elements:

  • The essence of the all-new IS and IS F SPORT is captured in a new television spot that first appeared on June 19 and will run until July 15. The fast-paced ad – entitled “Intensity” –  raises the viewer’s adrenaline level by using sophisticated techniques that maximize sensory impact. It can be seen at HERE    Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

2014 Lexus IS – Offers Incredible Choice When It Comes to Luxury, Performance, Style and Technology

IS - May 16
(TORONTO, ON – May 16, 2013) The sophisticated new Lexus IS comes to Canada this summer. Redesigned with passion from grille to tail-lights, the 2014 Lexus IS luxury sport sedan features an all-new, bolder design, dynamic handling and performance, and a host of new luxurious standard features.
With that, buyers have a choice of engine sizes and rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive models, intuitive controls and instrumentation, advanced safety features, and thoughtful, driver-focussed convenience and luxury. And all of this is offered to Canadian drivers – seeking a fresh interpretation of luxury – at a manufacturer’s suggested price starting at just $37,300.

Aug 10

The All-New 2013 Lexus ES is better and cheaper than the 2012 model.

Toronto, ON“Every trip in the new ES delivers a moment of achievement – of personal satisfaction – that rewards the driver at every stage. And we’re pleased to offer this experience to Canadian guests at a new price that makes true luxury even more attainable,” said Larry Hutchinson, Senior Executive Director of Lexus in Canada. “With performance enhancements, signature styling and the Lexus attention to detail, plus the first ES to be offered with a choice of conventional or hybrid powertrains, the 2013 ES establishes a new standard for luxury and refinement.”

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Jul 31

Lexus Unveils the New 2013 LS Model Range

SAN FRANCISCO, California – July 30th, 2012 – Lexus today unveiled the new 2013 LS model range, including the LS 460, LS 600h and all-new F SPORT. Equipped with Lexus Hybrid Drive, the LS 600h remains the world’s most powerful full hybrid V8.

Following the recent GS and ES models, the new Lexus flagship is a bold blend of refinement and evolution. It incorporates powerful new styling featuring the Lexus spindle grille design, with enhanced driving dynamics and industry-leading technology.

‘With over 730,000 sold during its 23 years, four generation history, the LS has grown and evolved with the times’ said Kiyotaka Ise, President of Lexus International. ‘Our new flagship has much greater visual presence; the bold new design reflects how Lexus is evolving. This new LS brings sharper driving dynamics, the highest levels of refinement and luxury and once again is supported by industry leading technology’

The new LS has over 3000 changes, including three world first, and no less than 15 Lexus first, features and technical innovations.

Responding in detail to customer feedback throughout every aspect of its development, the new Lexus flagship has been conceived to raise the bar even higher in the pursuit of unprecedented refinement, comfort, driving performance, technical excellence and, above all, quality.

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May 20

Road Test: 2011 Lexus IS 350C

Text / Images: Iain Shankland

My wife reminds me every week that I fall in love with a new car every Monday, and she’s right some of the time – but this week was special. I expected to like the IS 350C – I didn’t expect to LOVE it. The week wasn’t all a bed or roses however, there were times when it was a tumultuous relationship and it almost ended in tears – literally.

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Dec 15

All-New 2011 Lexus CT 200h: World’s first compact luxury hybrid, starting below $31,000 Cdn

Fun-to-drive with sport-tuned suspension, CT 200h offers best overall combined fuel economy in luxury segment at 4.6L/100km

TORONTO, ON – (December 15, 2010) – Lexus Canada today announced the all-new 2011 CT 200h, the fifth hybrid in the Lexus lineup, will available starting at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $30,950. The Lexus CT 200h is the gateway into the Lexus lineup, offering the level of refinement, quality and reliability that guests have come to expect from the Lexus brand.

“Lexus continues to offer the industry’s most extensive selection of luxury hybrid vehicles,” said Larry Hutchinson, Director of Lexus in Canada. “The CT 200h proves Lexus guests can have it all: a fun-to-drive vehicle that delivers bold performance and sporty design in a luxury compact hybrid that offers class leading combined fuel efficiency – all at a truly attractive price point.”

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Mar 31

2010 Lexus RX 450h

Text / Images: Iain Shankland

2010 Lexus RX450h

It’s been a couple of years since I last drove the Lexus RX hybrid. It was so outstanding my wife and I wanted to trade our first-born for one.. too bad we only had a chinchilla to trade.

For the 2010 model, Lexus have re-designed the RX from the ground up… sounds like the perfect reason to grab the keys and see if it can measure up to the previous model…..
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