Import Insights: Lexus (March 2016)

Import Insights: Lexus (March 2016)

lexus import insight 12016 Lexus GS F Performance Sedan Offers a Dynamic Ride, Luxurious Comfort for Five

The new GS F performance sedan —based on the popular GS — is armed with a potent 467 horsepower, 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 and excellent handling developed on the most demanding race circuits, including the legendary Nürburgring.

Its elegant-yet-aggressive styling effectively characterizes the essence of Lexus’ performance-oriented “F” brand, highlighted by bold front fascia with race-inspired functional air inlets, triple-beam headlamps, low-slung wide stance, large brake calipers, carbon-fiber rear spoiler and quad exhaust rear diffuser. While it’s more than capable of taking on a twisty mountain road, the GS F is still a sedan that’s ideal for everyday use. It seats five comfortably in a luxuriously appointed cabin filled with high-tech amenities and advanced safety technologies, including standard Lexus Safety System.

lexus import insight 22016 Lexus NX Receives U.S. News Best Cars for the Money Award

The 2016 Lexus NX received the U.S. News 2016 Best Cars for the Money Award in the Luxury Compact SUV class. The compact SUV is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick and can be equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine or as a hybrid model with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The NX is also available as an F SPORT model, featuring a bolder grille and more aggressive styling.

The Best Cars for the Money awards were presented at the Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 11. For more information, visit www.usnews.com/cars-money.

lexus import insight 3Lexus LC 500 Luxury Coupe Receives 2016 EyesOn Design Awards

The Lexus LC 500 was honored with the 2016 EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence – Production Car and EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence – Interior Design at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on Jan. 12.

The NAIAS 2016 EyesOn Design Awards honor the best production and concept vehicles making their worldwide auto show debut at NAIAS.  The awards are selected by active and retired design heads of automotive manufacturers and transportation design chairs from top art schools.

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