TORONTO, ON – March 19, 2019 – From handbags to automobiles, today’s luxury consumers continue to demand goods that elevate their lifestyle and meet their distinct personalized needs. Lexus is no exception, raising the bar for the luxury auto industry with the brand’s no compromise approach to luxury vehicles, which includes compelling special editions, like the two headlining the Lexus exhibit at this year’s Vancouver International Auto Show – March 19-24, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. Patrons of the auto show will stop in their tracks after catching a glimpse of the Lexus IS 300 AWD F SPORT Black Line Special Edition luxury sport sedan and LC 500 Inspiration Series prestige coupe – – and the best part is, they’ll be available to own this year.
“The Lexus guest experience is unique in the luxury automobile segment – and limited edition custom models such as the LC Inspiration Series and IS Black Line Special Edition are an example of how we’re enhancing that experience to make it even more special for our Canadian guests,” said Robert Tsang, Director of Lexus in Canada. “These two models join our full line in Vancouver, including the Lexus UX 250h – the newest addition to Canada’s widest lineup of luxury self-charging hybrid electric vehicles.”
The 2019 Lexus LC 500 is the second vehicle to receive the Inspiration Series treatment in Canada. It blends a unique mix of colours and features that build on this prestige coupe’s stunning design. The body is finished in vibrant Flare Yellow paint – a rich, metallic shade that’s eye-catching from a distance, yet subtly handsome up close. Riding on 21-inch wheels, this special LC 500 enjoys a perfect stance, while a carbon fiber roof and lower grille insert add just the right amount of contrast.
The interior of the LC 500 Inspiration Series also receives special attention. Bespoke yellow door inserts in Alcantara connect the exterior to the cabin, while the touring seats feature white semi-aniline leather with yellow stitching. That same stitching is also used on the instrument panel, console and glove box to give the entire cabin a unique look. Lexus is building 12 of these models for offer in Canada, with some already rolling into dealerships.
The 2019 Lexus IS 300 AWD F SPORT Black Line Special Edition is a custom interpretation of the popular luxury sports sedan. Limited to 150 vehicles available in Canada, this special edition brings together unique features and subtle styling changes. Arriving at Lexus Dealers this month, this all-wheel-drive special edition rides on 18-inch split spoke wheels featuring a Black Vapor Chrome finish, complemented by black side mirrors and triple beam LED headlamps. Three exterior colours are available: Ultra White, Atomic Silver and Obsidian (Black).
Inside, the Black Line Special Edition features a heated, custom black wood-trimmed steering wheel employing ink tones from a master calligraphy house in Nara Japan with a 200 year history. Additional striking elements include black Nuluxe seats with red accents on the side bolsters and seat cushions with red accents adorning the centre stack, while contrasting red stitching makes styling pop on the seats, centre console and armrests.
In addition to these unique models, Lexus continues to find other ways to meet the ever-changing needs and desires of its guests without sacrifice, such as the ongoing expansion of its portfolio of electrified vehicles, in response to rising gas prices, improved efforts towards reducing CO2 emissions and more. This line-up is headlined by the 2019 Lexus UX 250h – the newest member of the Lexus family, and the first self-charging hybrid electric in the highly competitive luxury compact crossover segment. The UX 250h is tailor made for modern urban explorers and guests at the show can experience it for themselves, by test driving one, in addition to other Lexus hybrid models such as the NX 300h and ES 300h during the show. The UX’s performance, brave styling, master craftsmanship and intuitive range of technologies keep Lexus Guests connected to the people and things that matter to them.
There’s a lot more to experience in the Lexus exhibit as well, including:
- An extensive display of luxury coupes, sedans, crossovers and SUVs – including the recently updated NX series, the long-wheelbase RX L series, and the all-new, fourth-generation ES series.
- Several examples of vehicles equipped with Lexus F SPORT performance packages – available on everything from the ES, GS and LS series sedans, to the RC and LC series coupes, to the UX, NX and RX series crossovers and SUVs.
- A range of advanced yet intuitive Lexus technologies for connectivity, entertainment, and safety – including Lexus Safety System + 2.0
The Vancouver International Auto Show takes place March 19-24, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.
For more information about vehicles and technologies, visit the Lexus Canada website: www.lexus.ca
About Lexus Canada
Lexus Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 39 dealers across Canada. Guests have access to a wide range of luxury and performance vehicles with a total of 12 Lexus nameplates available in Canada, including the largest luxury hybrid lineup of 6 hybrid models. Inspired by bold design, intuitive technology, and peak performance, Lexus is committed to delivering the highest quality products and services and creating amazing experiences for their guests. The Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h are built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) award-winning Cambridge South plant. For more information about Lexus and Lexus products, please visit: www.lexus.ca.