These awards are meant to showcase a vehicle’s value through its ability to hold the highest percentage of its manufacturer’s suggested retail price for three years (for premium models). This is calculated by considering the total cost of ownership as well as the quality, reliability, and features available on the models.
When it comes to the model-level Residual Value Awards, three Lexus vehicles stood out to ALG, an automotive division of J.D. Power: IS, GX, and UX. The flagship IS sedan was the Premium Midsize winner for the second consecutive year while the GX took the Premium Midsize Utility category, also for the second year in a row. However, the newest model of this group — the Lexus UX — won the Premium Subcompact Utility category for the third consecutive year.
Along with analyzing individual models, ALG assessed all mass market and premium brands and awarded two auto brands with the honours. Lexus was named the top premium brand for the second year in a row.
It’s exciting to see Lexus get recognized for creating high-quality vehicles. If you want to know more about the award-winning Lexus lineup, contact our team at Lexus Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.
“There’s a natural synergy between Marvel Studios and Lexus. We both go all-in to deliver amazing experiences,” said Vinay Shahani, Lexus vice president of marketing. “We’re incredibly excited to team up with Marvel Studios’ Eternals to showcase our very own superhero, the first-ever V8 IS 500, which ushers in a new Lexus F SPORT Performance Line.”
In the two-minute ad spot, Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani) is shown driving a Cloudburst Gray IS 500 F SPORT — swerving around destruction and debris. While navigating the city, Kingo receives texts and phone calls from his teammates Cersei and Sprite, urging him to help. But Kingo is insistent on finding the perfect parking spot for the V8-powered car. After saying “no” to a spot below some menacing pigeons and being foiled by a double-parked SUV, Kingo parks the appealing vehicle in an empty lot and runs into the city to assist his fellow Eternals.
On top of this ad campaign, the Lexus LS 500 and NX both made appearances in the Eternals film. If you haven’t seen it yet, keep an eye out when you watch! To learn more about the first-ever V8 IS 500 F SPORT, contact our team at Lexus Downtown in Toronto.
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.
“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.”
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.
The 2020 Lexus IS Series Black Line Special Editions are currently available in Lexus dealerships across Canada — including Lexus Downtown.