(TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 11th, 2016) Visit the Lexus booth and rediscover how beautiful the automobile can be, at the 2016 Canadian International Auto Show – February 12-21 at the Metro Convention Centre. Highlighting the Lexus display is the beautiful Lexus LF-C2 Concept vehicle – a luxury 2+2 roadster making its Canadian auto show debut.
“The LF-C2 concept integrates our devotion to emotional design with our passion for an exceptional driving experience,” said Jennifer Barron, Director of Lexus Canada. “Inside and out, one can easily see many of the signature styling cues that comprise the Lexus design philosophy – expressed on our all-new GS F high performance sedan and our full lineup of luxury cars and SUVs, all on display at the show.”
The Lexus LF-C2 Concept is the sports coupe in its purest form. For this concept, Lexus designers achieved a remarkable exterior style influenced by how various surface shapes interact with various types of light. Combined with a unique Lexus layered paint process, this results in a striking and progressive interpretation of an open top luxury roadster.
The LF-C2’s promise is elaborated inside, where the luxurious cabin is spacious yet also driver-focused. The dashboard is functional yet simple, anchored by the classically-styled analogue clock that has since become a Lexus signature. Meanwhile, the form-fitting seats and thick, leather-wrapped steering wheel speak of a car designed for exceptional driving fun.
The LF-C2 Concept captures the driver’s desire for gorgeous sunshine, warm weather and a winding road.
Other highlights at the Lexus display include:
2016 Lexus GS F
This is the year that the GS gets the “F” series treatment. The all-new 2016 Lexus GS F combines world-class, track-proven speed and agility with the opulence and refinements of a four-door luxury sedan. As with previous models, this latest addition to the Lexus F series of high performance luxury sports cars was tested and proven on some of the most challenging racetracks in the world.
2016 Lexus CT 200h Special Edition
The CT 200h Special Edition is being built in very limited quantities, combining the performance and styling enhancements of the Lexus F SPORT performance models with unique exterior and interior styling and an exclusive colour scheme. This exclusive model combines sophisticated curb appeal, a refined interior and the advanced power and efficiency of the Lexus Hybrid Drive.
New Engines for IS and RC
Lexus offers more choice than ever before, with new models joining the 2016 lineup – including the Lexus IS 200t and Lexus IS 300 AWD in the popular IS series entry luxury sedan line, and the Lexus RC 300 AWD in the RC series of luxury sport coupes. It’s now easier than ever for Lexus guests to find the perfect balance of power, performance and efficiency.
2016 Lexus LX 570
The Lexus flagship SUV received a major update for the 2016 model year – including a new, eight-speed transmission, advanced safety technologies such as Lexus Safety System +, and a 360 camera for all-around awareness.
Other “must-see” models and technologies
The 2016 lineup features several updated models, including the ES 350, ES 300h, GS 350 AWD and GS 450h. All of these – along with the entire Lexus portfolio – will be on display in Toronto, as will several advanced Lexus technologies. These include a virtual reality simulator that lets visitors race a Lexus over a realistic, 3D interpretation of the Fuji Speedway – the “home track” for the Lexus F series of high performance luxury automobiles.
Lexus Design Challenge winners
This auto show also features the winning design from the 2016 Lexus Canadian Design School Challenge. Students of Canadian design schools were challenged to create an installation for the all-new 2016 Lexus RX 350 display.
The winners – Stephanie Brennan, Monica Mahar and Shyronn Smardon – are in their final year of studies at Capilano University’s Illustration and Design Program. Their submission – PULSE: Layered Luxury – received the $5,000 first prize and is being used to showcase the RX 350 at auto shows across Canada this year.
For more information on features and specifications, visit www.lexus.ca
About Lexus of Canada
Lexus Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 38 dealers across Canada. There are 11 Lexus nameplates on the road today, allowing guests many choices in a range of luxury vehicle segments. Six of these 11 offer hybrid models, giving Lexus Canada’s largest luxury hybrid lineup. In the 2014 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS), Lexus ranked highest in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for the third consecutive year. Additionally, the Lexus RX and RXh are built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) Cambridge South plant, the recipient of J.D. Power’s 2014 Platinum Plant Quality Award, Worldwide. For more information about Lexus products, and Lexus’ pursuit of perfection, visit: www.lexus.ca.