Lexus IS Series Black Line Special Editions Unlock Exhilarating Performance

Lexus IS Series Black Line | Toronto, ON
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Combines elegance with performance when you purchase an all-new 2020 Lexus IS Series Black Line Special Edition. These two exclusive models are limited editions, though, so they won’t be around for long.

“Canadian consumers seeking exclusivity in their luxury sports sedan will love the latest version of our IS Black Line Special Edition,” said Robert Tsang, Director of Lexus in Canada. “These limited volume models combine performance that our IS line is known for and adds a dose of exclusivity and style that will thrill our guests.”

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2020 Lexus IS F SPORT BLACKLINE – Interior

These special-edition models are built off the foundation of the Lexus F SPORT Series 2. Each one is enhanced with a unique style package and offers one of four colour combinations. These combinations include:

  • Manganese Luster with a black interior
  • Obsidian Black with a black/blue interior
  • Ultra White with a black/blue interior
  • Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0

Other features that are exclusive to these special editions include 18-inch Black Vapor Chrome F SPORT wheels, triple LED headlamps, and a black rear lip spoiler. Under the hood, the 2020 IS 300 AWD Black Line Special Edition will offer 260 horsepower, while the IS 350 AWD Black Line Special Edition will offer 311 horsepower.

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The 2020 Lexus IS Series Black Line Special Editions are currently available in Lexus dealerships across Canada — including Lexus Downtown.

Photo: Media Contacts © 2020 Toyota Canada Inc.

Experience the All-New 2020 Lexus UX

2020 Lexus UX | Toronto, ON

The all-new 2020 Lexus UX stands out among compact luxury SUVs, combining city-smart technology and refined style into a ride that’s perfect for busy urban lifestyles.

Updates for the 2020 UX include more connectivity than before, thanks to the addition of the Lexus Enform connected services. These services allow you to not only get turn-by-turn direction from the Navigation feature, but will also allow you to control your UX from your smartphone. Use the Enform Remote app to:

  • Lock and unlock your vehicle
  • Remotely start your engine
  • Check that your windows and moonroof are closed
  • Remember where you parked
  • Monitor guest drivers

The new UX boasts a driver-centric cockpit and an athletic silhouette that hints at its sporty performance. There are two available engine options: a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that generates 168 horsepower and a hybrid option that produces a total system output of 181 horsepower.

The 2020 UX provides peace of mind when you’re behind the wheel with its standard safety package, the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0. This package comes with standard technologies like:

  • Pre-Collision Safety System with Pedestrian (Low Light) and Bicycle Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Lane Keep Assist
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Automatic High Beam

The 2020 Lexus UX is now available to test-drive here at Lexus Downtown, and it’s an excellent choice for your next compact crossover.

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible Makes Impressive Debut

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible | Toronto, ON

Now you can let your hair down without having to sacrifice dynamic performance and luxurious features. That’s because Lexus has introduced the all-new 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible. This topless coupe made its global debut in late 2019 at the Los Angeles International Auto Show.

The exterior of the LC Convertible blends a unique roofline with all of the characters that a convertible has to offer, ensuring that it will turn heads whether the top is up or down. The LC Convertible has a low centre of gravity and optimal weight distribution for superior performance-focused handling.

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible | Toronto, ON

Along with its athletic design, the LC Convertible shows off a front-engine layout and rear-wheel drive. It comes standard with a 5.0-litre V8 engine and a Direct-Shift 10-speed automatic transmission, helping the engine crank out an impressive 471 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque.

The LC Convertible comes with a soft-top design that folds down in 15 seconds. The top can be opened or closed at speeds up to 50 km/h. You can also opt for a range of exterior paint colours, including Smoky Granite Mica, Atomic Silver, Caviar, Infrared, Cadium Orange, Flare Yellow, and limited-edition colors like Liquid Platinum and Obsidian.  

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible | Toronto, ON

Intrigued? You won’t have much longer to wait — here at Lexus Downtown, we’re expecting the 2021 Lexus LC Convertible to arrive in our showroom sometime this summer.

Lexus Announces New Lexus LC Convertible

Lexus LC Convertible | Toronto, ON

Letting your hair down in a Lexus is about to get a lot easier. The Japanese luxury carmaker recently confirmed that it will be offering a convertible version of its flagship LC sports coupe “in the near future.”

The new Lexus LC convertible was highlighted during Britain’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in July. The brand showed off a prototype of the car wrapped up in black-and-white digital camouflage to give consumers a taste of what’s to come.

“Long, low and lean, the LC convertible will share the coupe’s athletic proportions, but project its own, distinct identity,” Lexus noted in a news release. The luxury brand went on to add that the convertible will bring “a sense of completeness” to the Lexus model lineup.

The Lexus LC convertible will be the first droptop available in the brand’s lineup since it stopped the production of the IS C in mid-2015. Before that, Lexus sold the now-discontinued SC convertible.

There’s not much information around this new convertible available at the moment, though Lexus has been hinting at this new model for years. Back in January, the premium brand previewed the new car with the LC Convertible Concept. It also showed off the 2014 LF-C2 concept with the idea of a convertible RC coupe.

Once the LC convertible becomes a reality, stay tuned for more information on how you can test-drive this exciting new model here at Lexus Downtown.

All-New 2020 Lexus RX Enhances Appeal

2020 Lexus RX | Toronto, ON

Lexus is looking to make a good thing even better. The automaker recently announced the 2020 Lexus RX, and it now offers more features and enhancements to make this top-selling luxury SUV even more appealing.

“With the new 2020 Lexus RX, we’ve taken a practically perfect luxury SUV made right here in Canada and enhanced it where it counts,” said Robert Tsang, director of Lexus in Canada.

The newest RX will take the details that have helped it become the brand’s best-selling model, and enhance them. For instance, the artisans who handcraft the SUV’s leather trim must train their manual dexterity for a minimum of six months before working on the Lexus.

This attention to detail and handcrafted luxury will come in five 2020 Lexus RX trims: RX 350, RX 350L, RX 450h, RX 450hL, and RX 350 F Sport. The standard RX powertrain will be a 3.5-litre direct-injection V6 engine, which produces 296 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.

The hybrid 450h models will come with the same engine combined with a couple of high-torque electric motors, putting out a combined output of 308 horsepower.

Lexus will produce the RX 350 and RX 350 F Sport at the Cambridge, Ontario plant. Production is set to begin in August with the first vehicles arriving at dealerships by the fall.

For more information about the 2020 Lexus RX contact us at Lexus Downtown.

Takumi Craftsmanship Documentary Highlights Lexus Legacy

Takumi craftsmanship documentary | Toronto, ON

For many westerners, you’re considered an expert in your craft after 10,000 hours of study. In Japan, you’re not considered a master until you’ve spent 60,000 hours learning your subject — the equivalent of almost 30 years of practice.

This is the subject of a recent documentary created for Lexus by Clay Jeter, the director of Chef’s Table on Netflix. Through this documentary, which is currently available on Amazon Prime Video, we get to look into the world of the Takumi, which is the highest level of artisan in Japan.

Lexus has helped create this Takumi craftsmanship documentary to highlight the dedication that goes into becoming a master, and to ask an important question — will the Takumi way survive in a world increasingly powered by artificial intelligence?

The visually stunning 54-minute film follows four Japanese artisans who have dedicated their lives to their craft, including a traditional paper-cutting artist, an automotive master craftsman, a chef who has received two Michelin stars, and a carpenter for one of the oldest construction companies in the world.

Over the past 30 years, since Lexus’s conception, the Japanese brand has worked to ensure the concept of Takumi is incorporated into its work. That is why its vehicles have an intense attention to detail that other luxury brands don’t have.

To learn about all the models offered by Lexus visit Lexus Downtown.