22-year old Recent Graduate Wins Brand New Lexus in National Contest

Isolina Zazzara-Yu (middle) is joined by her mother as Izzam Ahamed from Regency Lexus hands her the keys to her brand new Lexus RX 350. A 22-year old recent university graduate from Burnaby, B.C., Zazzara-Yu won a national contest put on by Lexus.

Toronto, Ontario - February 15, 2016 – Up until a few days ago, 22-year-old Isolina Zazzara-Yu, a recent university graduate from Burnaby, B.C., had been sharing a car with her mother.  Today, she’s sitting behind the wheel of her first car - a brand new 2017 Lexus RX 350 - after winning the national Lexus RX 350 Contest.

A few months ago, Isolina was standing in line to watch a film at the Vancouver International Film Festival when a Lexus representative asked if she’d like to enter the contest.  Isolina signed up but didn’t truly consider the possibility that she might win.

 “I’m still in shock,” Zazzara-Yu said, moments after receiving the keys to her new Lexus RX 350.  “I almost didn’t believe it when I was first contacted, so I did some research to be sure it was real.  This is such a gift and it really changes a lot for me. It’s pretty incredible.”

She even got to choose the colour of her new luxury ride.

“Ultra white,” she beamed, adding that her friends have already offered to “take care of it” for her.

“On behalf of Lexus Canada, I would like to congratulate Isolina,” said Jennifer Barron, Director, Lexus Canada.  “We know that she will enjoy the exceptional performance and agile handling of one of Canada’s most popular luxury SUVs.”

The Lexus RX 350 Contest was promoted at consumer facing Lexus events across Canada last year, including a five-city, 10-location shopping mall summer tour, two film festivals and a number of Lexus-sponsored Cycling Canada events.  The prize, a 2017 Lexus RX 350 (FSPORT Series 2), has an approximate retail value of $62,600.00 CAD.

For more information about the 2017 Lexus RX 350, please visit www.media.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 great design and passion for innovation, Lexus is committed to delivering the highest quality products, services and experiences to meet the needs of luxury 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.


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