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.

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.

Try These Spring Car Cleaning Tips

Spring Car Cleaning | Toronto, ON

New seasons are a time for fresh starts, which is why so many people spring-clean their houses. Why not do the same for your vehicle? These spring car cleaning tips will have your ride looking and smelling like new.

Wash the exterior. From road salt coatings to icy windshields, winter can cause lasting damage to your car’s exterior if grime is left in place too long. That’s why it’s important to give your car a thorough scrubbing when the weather warms up. Clean your car’s undercarriage thoroughly and make sure you wash your tires with tire-cleaning spray. Finally, dry your car off with a microfiber cloth to keep it streak-free.

Clean out your car’s cabin. Litter can really accumulate inside your car when the weather’s cold. Now that it’s warmer out, get rid of any trash that has piled up in the cabin. While you’re at it, give the interior a vacuum as well.  

Remember your floor mats. Whether it’s leftover road salt or dried mud from weekend adventures, your car’s floor mats have seen a lot of dirt this winter. Give them some extra attention by removing them and cleaning them. If your mats are carpeted, use a carpet cleaner to get them looking like new. If you have rubber mats, wipe them with warm, soapy water and hose them off.

With these cleaning tips, you and your ride will be off to a great start for spring. You’ll also want to get caught up on maintenance — and the service department here at Lexus Downtown is here to help!

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.

Driving New Year’s Resolutions to Kick Off the New Year

Driving New Year’s Resolutions | Toronto, ON

If you’re trying to come up with a good way to start 2020, consider these driving New Year’s resolutions — they’ll help you improve your road habits, enjoy a longer-lasting car, and experience a more fulfilling lifestyle.

Become a more efficient driver. Whether you’re looking to reduce the amount of money you’re spending on gas or want to help out the environment, good driving habits will help you do just that. Don’t idle if you can prevent it, make sure you avoid too-quick accelerations, and avoid rush hour traffic if possible.

Don’t forget your car’s routine maintenance. Life can get busy sometimes, which is why many of us find ourselves forgetting to make routine maintenance appointments. In 2020, make sure to keep up with vehicle service by scheduling regular checkups here at Lexus Downtown. 

Go places you’ve always wanted to go. Is there a destination you’ve always wanted to road trip to, but have been putting it off? In the new year, make a resolution to go to this place. Then, map out your route and hop into your Lexus for an adventure.

Commit to a few of these driving resolutions for 2020—and make your behind-the-wheel life better than ever. Visit Lexus Downtown in Toronto, ON to start the new year off in a new Lexus.