Get to Know More About the All-New 2022 Lexus NX

2022 Lexus NX Toronto, ON

Now in its second generation, the Lexus NX is a compact luxury crossover that truly stands out. For 2022, Lexus has taken that luxury to a whole new level, from exciting powertrain options to a new multimedia system and much more.

Most notably, for the first time ever, Lexus is now offering a Plug-In Hybrid model: the 2022 NX 450h+. Utilizing a hybrid transaxle and a 2.5-litre inline four-cylinder engine, the new NX hybrid is expected to get up to 58 km of range on electric power only, according to Lexus. On the other side of performance, the new Lexus NX also offers a 275-horsepower 2.4-litre turbo engine paired with a new eight-speed transmission.

Another new features on the 2022 Lexus NX is the Lexus Interface multimedia system. The 9.8-inch touch screen uses a Human Machine Interface that adapts and enhances user interaction through sight, touch, and voice. You can also maximize your experience with this new system with the available 14-inch touch screen.

The 2022 NX will also be the first Lexus vehicle to be equipped with the Lexus Safety System+ 3.0, Digital Latch, and Safe Exit Assist. The new safety suite includes helpful features like Risk Avoidance Emergency Steer Assist, Left Turn Oncoming Vehicle Detection/Braking, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Curve Speed Management, and more. The new Digital Latch system opens doors at the touch of a button while Safe Exit Assist alerts passengers when vehicles or cyclists are approaching as they leave the NX.

These are just a handful of the many notable updates for the 2022 Lexus NX. To learn more about what you can expect from this SUV, contact our team at Lexus Downtown in Toronto and take a test drive of our current inventory.

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.

Treat Your Luxury SUV to Genuine Lexus Accessories in 2021

Lexus Accessories | Toronto, ON

Every Lexus luxury SUV is amazing straight from the factory, but you can make yours even better with genuine Lexus accessories. Read on to learn about some of the extra features you could add to your ride for the new year.

Lexus Start+ Remote Engine Starter

Make your morning commute easier during Toronto winters with a long-range remote engine starter. This starter allows you to turn on your Lexus SUV from as far as 800 metres away. It will allow your vehicle to clear frost off windows and will let you know when your car battery might be running low.

Lexus Universal Tablet Holder

When your family is on the go, you don’t have to worry about one of your children dropping their tablet and not being able to reach it if you have the Lexus Universal Tablet Holder. Compatible with virtually all multimedia devices — and equipped with adjustable pivot/tilt — this holder will give your rear passengers a clear view of their favourite television shows and movies.

Cargo Liner

Whether it’s a carton of broken eggs from your grocery run or a muddy dog, your cargo area can take a beating. Protect your cargo area carpet with a Lexus cargo liner. Made of Thermo Plastic Rubber, it’s easy to clean, light, and flexible. 

Get in touch with our Service and Parts departments here at Lexus Downtown to elevate your luxury SUV with any of these helpful Lexus accessories.

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. 

Safely See These Toronto Sights

Safely See These Toronto Sights | Toronto, ON

Toronto is filled to the brim with things to do and sights to see, but do you know which options are right for social distancing? If you’re planning on going out sightseeing, or simply want something fun to do while staying home, check out these safe Toronto sights.  

The Royal Ontario Museum

Whether you stay home shielding or plan on exploring the city, the Royal Ontario Museum is a solid option for you. This museum has a large, spread-out design that makes it perfect for social distancing if you decide to check out its exhibits in person. It also has time-based tickets, so there are only a certain number of visitors at any given time. If you want to explore from home, the museum has extensive online collections that will let you see everything you can find in the museum right on your computer screen.

Toronto Zoo Scenic Safari

If your family is missing its trips to the zoo, then this activity might be the right choice for you. The Toronto Zoo now offers a Scenic Safari for visitors and locals alike, allowing you to check out your favourite exhibits from the comfort of your car. Your family will get the chance to drive around the zoo’s staff-only roads — and you will even have your own zookeeper telling you everything you need or want to know about the animals in the exhibits.

Here at Lexus Downtown, we hope these ideas give you a new way to enjoy all the great activities Toronto has to offer.

New 2021 Lexus IS Reaches a Higher Level

2021 Lexus IS | Toronto, ON

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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.