Lexus Introduces Stylish UX 250h Black Line Special Edition

Lexus UX 250h Black Line Special Edition | Toronto, ON

Experience unique design and refined style with the UX 250h Black Line Special Edition. This brand-new model pairs hybrid performance with darkly detailed accents to help it stand out on the road.


The UX Black Line Special Edition comes with colour-keyed over fenders, unique interior stitching, and four exterior colours: Atomic Silver, Eminent White Pearl, Caviar, and the all-new Grecian Water. Each model comes with black-finished 18-inch wheels, a black grille surround, blackened headlamps, black side mirrors, and black roof rails.

This special-edition model carries a hybrid powertrain that combines 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with Lexus Hybrid Drive to deliver a total system output of 181 horsepower.


Inside, you can opt for either Black or NuLuxe®-trimmed seats that have blue accents and seatbelts. The colour contrast continues with the floor and cargo mats, and also with the black and blue key gloves.


This model is equipped with the technology of the UX 250h Premium trim level, which includes a power rear door with kick sensor, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated seats, a windshield de-icer, a wireless charge, Intuitive Parking Assist, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The UX 250h Black Line Special Edition is on sale now, and you can learn more about it right here at Lexus Downtown in Toronto.

Lexus LF-Z Electrified Concept Hints at Future Electric Car Plans

Lexus LF-Z Concept Toronto, ON

Lexus is moving towards an electric future. The automaker recently unveiled its all-new Lexus LF-Z Electrified concept car, a battery-operated electric vehicle that combines performance, style, and innovative technologies to move the industry forward.

LF-Z Electrified

The LF-Z Electrified concept balances performance and efficiency with an optimally placed battery and electric motors, enabling a fun-to-drive experience. It also comes with a new four-wheel driving force control technology called “DIRECT4.” This technology provides a superior, flexible driving performance.


On the outside, this Lexus concept looks to the future. Its sculpted lines and sleep roofline hint at its power. Inside, the “Tazuna” cockpit is open and minimalist, embodying the Lexus human-centred approach to design.

The LF-Z Electrified has a seamless design and a panoramic roof that uses long plates of glass to bring a feeling of openness to the cabin. All of the gauges, touch display, and other informational functions — including the augmented reality head-up display — are grouped in a single location, making it easy to get all vital information you need in a single glance.

Following the lead of the LF-Z Electrified, Lexus plans to produce 20 new or improved models by 2025, including more than 10 electrified options. This includes plug-in hybrid (PHEVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), and battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

To learn more about the electrified future of Lexus or to test-drive one of the brand’s current models, we invite you to contact us here at Lexus Downtown in Toronto.

Lexus Unveils IS 500 F SPORT Performance Sedan

2022 Lexus IS F Sport Toronto, ON

When you want power and luxury, look no further than the 2022 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance — the Lexus brand’s most recent contribution to the luxury sport sedan segment.


The IS 500 is the first model in the F SPORT Performance lineup. This sport sedan comes equipped with a naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine that roars to life with the push of a button. It has a maximum output of 472 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque.


Along with this muscular powertrain, the IS 500 also boasts a quad exhaust system that has dual stacked tail pipes to amplify the V8 engine. It also comes with an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic transmission and drive mode select with Sport and Sport S+ driving modes.


The IS 500 also has a unique look, with black badging on the side to distinguish it from regular F SPORT models. The design also includes sculpted centre character lines on the hood, as well as standard and exclusive 19-inch split-10-spoke Enkei alloy wheels. This model comes standard with the Lexus Safety System+ 2.5, which recently launched in the 2021 IS.


The 2022 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance is expected to arrive in dealerships this fall, and we look forward to offering it right here at Lexus Downtown in Toronto.

Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 Arrives at Lexus Downtown

Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 | Toronto, ON

The new 2021 Lexus IS has arrived at Lexus Downtown in Toronto, and it’s brought the latest advances in safety along with it. Every 2021 Lexus IS boasts the enhanced Lexus Safety System+ 2.5, an even more robust suite of driver-assist technologies.

Lexus Safety System+ 2.5

Building on the impressive Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 — offered in several vehicles available now in our showroom — LSS+ 2.5 improves a winning formula by adding even more functionality. The popular Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert systems are now standard, giving you more confidence on the highway and when backing out of parking spaces.

Pre-Collision System

The Pre-Collision System is re-tuned to better recognize hazards when making left turns, and a new camera and radar improve detection at longer ranges. All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control now allows you to keep pace with the vehicle ahead of you at a wider range of speeds, including complete stops.

Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 also makes enhancements to Lane Tracing Assist that improve recognition of road lines and edges. Road Sign Assist and Intelligent High Beams are also included, making LSS+ 2.5 one of the most comprehensive safety suites around.

Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 is available now in the bold new 2021 Lexus IS. To see what the Lexus IS and LSS+ 2.5 can offer you, schedule a test drive at Lexus Downtown in Toronto.  

Lexus Unveils Refreshed LS 500 Flagship Sedan

Lexus LS 500 | Toronto, ON

Lexus is adding even more refinement to its lineup. The luxury carmaker recently introduced its refreshed 2021 Lexus LS 500 and LS 500h sedan, raising the bar in this competitive segment.


For the 2021 model year, this Lexus flagship sedan has enhanced its driving experience. The suspension and chassis have both been tuned for a smoother, more comfortable ride.


The car’s powertrain options have undergone some changes, too. For instance, the 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that comes on the LS 500 has a newly designed piston to help reduce emissions and engine noise. The LS 500h hybrid system also uses its battery in a new way to deliver more powerful acceleration.


Lexus also made subtle improvements inside the 2021 LS 500’s cabin. With elevated comfort in mind, the armrests, seat cushions, and centre console armrest have all received additional foam cushioning. The front seats also have new seat springs and thicker cushioning material, allowing you to feel comfortable for even longer.


The new 12.3-inch touch screen gives you easy visibility so you can utilize standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Every LS model also comes compatible with the Lexus App, which is an all-new feature for 2021.


The 2021 Lexus LS 500 and LS 500h are available at dealerships now, so stop in at Lexus Downtown in Toronto to check them out.

Ultra-Luxurious Lexus LX 570 Raises the Bar

2021 Lexus LX 570 | Toronto, ON

When it comes to luxury, the all-new 2021 Lexus LX 570 doesn’t hold back. The full-size luxury SUV offers more than just everyday elegance. It combines superior craftsmanship and exclusive features, making it a go-to if you’re seeking more out of life.

The LX 570’s exterior combines sweeping lines and a sculpted body to give it an intimidating and elegant silhouette out on the road. The Lexus signature spindle grille comes framed with satin chrome trim and LED headlamps that give it a sense of strength and sophistication.

Inside, you can easily fit up to eight adults within the comfortable, well-crafted cabin. Luxurious wood finishes add warmth to the design, adorning the heated steering wheel, shift knob, centre console, and door trim. Your passengers will find themselves comfortable thanks to the premium leather upholstery, while the second-row DVD entertainment system with two 11.6-inch screens and two wireless headphones will allow them to stay entertained.

This SUV is also incredibly tech-savvy. It comes available with the Lexus navigation system, a Head-Up Display, and a Mark Levinson Reference Audio System with 7.1-channel surround sound and 19 speakers. The 12.3-inch LCD touch screen and Lexus Remote Touch haptic controller, along with a wireless device charging system, round out the technology offerings.  

If you’re interested in learning more about the 2021 Lexus LX 570, visit Lexus Downtown in Toronto for a test drive.

Lexus Adds New 2021 ES Series Options

2021 Lexus ES | Toronto, ON

You have even more options now when you purchase the new 2021 Lexus ES. This series has added two new variations to its lineup: the all-new 2021 Lexus ES 250 AWD and the 2021 Lexus ES 350 Black Line Special Edition.

The ES 250 AWD is a luxury sedan that will help provide you with better traction when you’re driving in snowy Toronto winters. It’s the first all-wheel-drive model for the ES series, sending torque to all four wheels. This model will come outfitted with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine that will offer up to 203 horsepower and an estimated combined fuel-efficiency rating of 8.4 L/100 km.

If you’re looking for a sportier looking sedan, the ES 350 Black Line Special Edition is a solid option. This ride offers a sporty, sleek silhouette that stands out from the rest of the lineup. It will come as a limited production and will be based on the F SPORT grade.

With this model, you can opt for one of two exterior colours: Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0 and Ultra White. It will also come with a two-tone interior that has white and black colouring with gray stitching. Other exclusive features include black outer mirrors, darkened F SPORT wheels and lug nuts, and a sporty black rear lip spoiler.

The new 2021 ES lineup is coming to Canada this fall and will be available soon at Lexus Downtown in Toronto. 

New 2021 Lexus IS Reaches a Higher Level

2021 Lexus IS | Toronto, ON

Photo Credit: Lexus Canada Newsroom

Expect exhilarating performance, luxury, and new innovations from the new 2021 Lexus IS. Recently revealed as part of a unique online event, the 2021 IS has been redesigned to deliver even more advanced handling, power, and responsiveness.

The IS will be the first Lexus model to offer Lexus Driving Signature. This Signature is a move that Lexus has made towards creating a uniform performance focus that makes future vehicles more balanced, refined, and confident. Each Signature vehicle will offer exceptional ride quality while providing heightened performance to provide consumers with an unbeatable driving experience.

“What we had foremost in mind in developing the new IS was to make it a car that excelled in communicating with the driver regardless of the road conditions or driving situation,” said Chief Engineer Naoki Kobayashi of Lexus International. “We aimed to make the new IS a Lexus luxury sports sedan that provides high-quality ridding comfort while offering a high level of vehicle control.”

Along with better performance, the IS will come with the new Lexus Safety System+ 2.5, which has more standard safety features. This luxury sedan will also debut a new multimedia system that comes with an available 10.3-inch touch-screen display.

Looking forward to a test drive behind the wheel of the exciting new 2021 Lexus IS? We’re expecting it to arrive later this fall at Lexus Downtown in Toronto.

Take the Takumi Cat Challenge with Lexus Canada

Lexus Takumi Cat Challenge | Toronto, ON
Screenshot from the Lexus Canada Takumi Video

Photo Screenshot from the Learn Origami with the Lexus Takumi Cats! article on the Lexus Canada Newsroom

At first glance, it might not seem like origami and luxury vehicles have a lot in common. Look closer at Lexus design, though, and the similarities become clear. 

As part of the luxury brand’s plan to help keep people entertained as they stay at home, Lexus Takumi Masters — the artisans behind the brand’s attention to detail — have put together the Lexus Takumi Cat Challenge.

You can complete this challenge at the Lexus Canada website. To do so, you’ll need to fold your own origami cat just like the Lexus Takumi Masters do. While this might seem easy enough to do if you can take your time, these masters have to fold the model in under 90 seconds — and with their non-dominant hand. They also aren’t allowed to fold on a flat surface, instead folding the paper in the air.

“We call them Takumi Cats, because they’re used to test the dexterity of our Lexus Takumi Masters — the artisans who are trusted with the most critical processes when we build a Lexus vehicle,” said Melanie Testani, the Brand Manager for Lexus Canada. “We thought Canadians looking to learn a new skill while at home might enjoy testing their dexterity in the same way as our most accomplished craftspeople.”

If you’re planning on taking this challenge, Lexus Downtown wishes you good luck — and we will try and master the Takumi Cat with you!

2021 Lexus LC Unveils New Updates

2021 Lexus LC Unveils New Updates | Toronto, ON
PHOTO CREDIT: Lexus Canada Newsroom

The 2021 Lexus LC is now better than ever. This premium sedan has been refreshed for the new model year, both in its design and its performance.

For the 2021 model year, the Lexus LC has reduced its weight by nearly 10 kg, which including using aluminum lower suspension arms, lighter suspension stabilizers, and lighter 21-inch rear wheels. With this weight loss, the 2021 LC offers a smoother, more refined ride.

The 2021 Lexus LC continues to offer a unique style that balanced function and comfort. Its interior craftsmanship is distinct, highlighted through flowing lines, a low instrument panel position, and narrow pillars for superior visibility. Its detail-oriented seat design offers components that help hold the driver securely while cornering.

This luxury coupe also now offers the following exterior colours: Caviar, Smoky Granite Mica, Atomic Silver, Ultra White, Infrared, Nightfall Mica, and the all-new Liquid Platinum, Flare Yellow, and Nori Green Pearl.

Under the hood, the 2021 LC will come with a 5.0-litre V8 engine that offers an output of 471 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. It can go from zero to 96 km/h in just 4.4 seconds.

Contact us here at Lexus Downtown to learn more about the 2021 Lexus LC and its availability in Toronto.