Detroit Lexus Enthusiasts Explore the Lexus LF-SA Concept Car

Detroit Lexus enthusiasts can now get a more in-depth look at the Lexus LF-SA concept car that was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this morning.

Last year marked the 25th anniversary of the very first Lexus, the LS400 flagship sedan.  To celebrate, Lexus’ Europe-based design studio created an ultra-compact, sub-B-segment urban 2+2.  The exterior color, Stellar Silver, was chosen as a reference to space exploration and the interior was inspired by the scene of a solar eclipse.

The LF-SA (SA stands for small adventure) demonstrates Lexus’ passion for upcoming design trends and explores unexpected territories for the brand in a bold and emotional execution.  Not everything is new when it comes to the latest design, though, as the concept remains driver focused to support Lexus’ vision that the driving experience remains the ultimate luxury.

Exterior

The LF-SA stands at 135.8 inches long, 66.9 inches wide and 56.3 inches high.  The compact design makes it maneuverable and agile, targeting the intent of a true city car.  Its styling is rugged and confident.  It has a highly sculpted surface to create the perception that the vehicle changes from every angle.

The newest expression of the Lexus spindle grille has an angular pattern that radiates from the Lexus logo and strongly influences the front fenders and side bodywork to reinforce the concept’s wide and firmly planted stance.  The spindle grille shape is also referenced in the rear styling, which incorporates L-shaped lamp clusters in a flying-buttress design.  Other signature trademarks can also be seen throughout such as the arrowhead motif.

Interior

The compact exterior does not impact a surprisingly spacious interior.  Since sole occupancy is typical in city driving, the cabin layout gives priority to the driver.

The driver’s seat is fixed while the steering wheel and pedals are adjustable–bringing the vehicle to the driver rather than vice versa.  The passenger side does slide, however, giving access to rear accommodations.

The information system includes a hologram-style digital display incorporated into the instrument panel and a wide angle head-up display.

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Meade Lexus Announces Lexus Award from J.D. Power and Associates

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J.D. Power and Associates have released the 2015 Vehicle Dependability Study results and Meade Lexus is delighted to announce that Lexus has come in first place for the fourth consecutive year.

The study measures the number of problems reported in a 12-month period by original owners of 2012 model-year vehicles, with a lower score reflecting higher quality.  Several Lexus models topped the lists of individual segments as well, with the Lexus ES and Lexus GX both claiming first in their categories.  The Lexus ES was also the highest-ranked model among all other vehicles in the study with the lowest average number of reported problems per 100 vehicles.

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Now in its 26th year, the J. D. Power and Associates’ Vehicle Dependability Study continues to be an important tool for consumers making a new or pre-owned vehicle purchase.  The number of problems an owner could experience not only affects their intent to repurchase from the same brand, but a vehicle’s retained value as well.

The Toyota brand ranked third overall in the study and together Lexus, Toyota and Scion totaled seven vehicle segment awards.

 

Learn more about the award winning Lexus vehicles at Meade Lexus, your Detroit Lexus Dealers.

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Lexus is First in Consumer Reports Annual Brand Ranking

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Lexus has made it to the top for the third year in a row on Consumer Reports Annual Brand Ranking List.  Their report card shows the most reliable, best-driving vehicles and is a composite of the average road-test score and predicted reliability across the brand’s line up.

What’s different about Consumer Reports?

  • Reliability scores are based on owner experiences with approximately 1.1 million vehicles.
  • Road-test scores are based on more than 50 tests.
  • To be recommended, a vehicle must perform well in government and insurance-industry crash tests, if tested.
Here is a full list of the top 10 brands and their scores.
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Meade Lexus has more than 290 Lexus vehicles in stock and available today.  With locations in Utica and Southfield you don’t have to go far to find your new, top-rated Lexus!

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The Lexus NX versus the BMW X3 in Detroit Michigan

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If you’re considering the BMW X3 in Detroit Michigan, Meade Lexus encourages you to compare it to the 2015 Lexus NX.

The all-new 2015 Lexus NX 200t is available now at Detroit Lexus dealers, and it has a noticeable price advantage over the BMW X3–a starting MSRP of $10,000 less than the X3.  If the savings already has you looking more closely at the NX, keep reading to learn about the many more vehicle benefits the NX has to offer.

The NX stands out from the pack with its dramatic spindle grill and body that appears to be carved from a single chunk of metal, while the X3′s design is recognizable and standard for its class.  LED low beam headlamps, daytime running lights and fog lights all come standard on the NX, but are extras on the BMW X3.

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There are three versions of the NX: NX 200t, NX 200t F Sport and NX300h.  The standard on all three versions is front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is an available option.  The X3 comes standard with rear-wheel drive, which is suitable for ideal road and weather conditions, but in Michigan these things can be unpredictable and the NX’s front-wheel drive seems a safer choice for Metro Detroit drivers.  Lexus uses conventional tires and in the NX model the spare tire is tucked conveniently below the cargo area.  All BMW models utilize run flat tires, which save space since a spare is not needed, but the cost to replace one is considerably higher than a traditional tire.

Lexus offers standard luxury in every aspect of its vehicles, including technology.  The backup camera, voice technology and keyless entry are all standard in the NX.  With the X3, these are all extra features that will add to the total cost.  The 2015 Lexus NX is also the first Lexus model with the available QI wireless charging tray located inside the console box for compatible smartphones.

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In the front cabin, NX passengers can enjoy three more inches of legroom than in the front of the X3.  In the rear cabin, the X3 offers less than an inch of additional legroom. Convenience and versatility continue to abound in the NX with back row seats that fold down with controls located on the front instrument panel, rear seats and in the cargo space.  The BMW X3 does not offer the option of folding rear seats.

When it came time to design the cargo area of the 2015 Lexus NX, the development team made sure that every inch of space was useable.  Even though the cargo space of the NX is slightly smaller than the X3, up to four golf bags can be laid flat in the space without affecting the driver’s visibility.  Also useful is the rigid cover for the cargo area that doubles as a temporary shelf.  When it is no longer needed it folds up and can be stored below the cargo deck.  The X3′s cargo space has a roller style cover that cannot be utilized as a shelf, and once removed, there is nowhere in the vehicle to store it without taking up space.

Lexus continues to make the safety of drivers and its passengers a top priority, so eight airbags are found in the NX.  The X3 only contains six.  Along with top safety features, Lexus offers more reliability and worry-free years with its six-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty.  BMW only offers a four-year, 50,000-mile powertrain warranty on their vehicles.

Meade Lexus has a variety of finance options available to meet individuals needs, as well as special leasing and sales incentives going on now during the Command Performance Sales Event.  Visit your Detroit Lexus dealer to view the 2015 Lexus NX or schedule a test drive online today.

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Detroit Lexus Dealer Awarded Consumer Satisfaction Award from DealerRater

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Detroit Lexus Dealer, Meade Lexus of Southfield, has been awarded DealerRater’s Consumer Satisfaction Award for 2015!  The award recognizes top auto dealers in the U.S. that demonstrate excellent customer service.  It was created by DealerRater to help car shoppers instantly spot automotive dealers that provide high-quality customer service.

The Consumer Satisfaction Award will be given annually to the top 10% of U.S. new-car dealers based on their PowerScores.  PowerScores are based off the number of reviews, quality of work, friendliness, pricing and overall experience.

To see what customers are saying about this Metro Detroit luxury automotive dealership, visit the Meade Lexus of Southfield DealerRater page.

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Detroit Lexus Dealer Extends President’s Day Event

Your Detroit Lexus Dealer is extending their President’s Day Event!  Due to extreme temperatures this past weekend, you can receive the special offers below through Thursday, February 19th.

Meade Lexus is proud to be Michigan’s only Certified Female Friendly Lexus dealers, offering more than 290 new Lexus vehicles to choose from.

meade-lexus-in-detroit-extends-president's-day-eventDon’t worry, we didn’t leave pre-owned vehicles out in the cold–enjoy six oil changes** with the purchase or lease of any Certified Pre-Owned Lexus!

Pull board prizes are provided by Meade Lexus and include:

  • A Nike Fitbit
  • Visa gift cards
  • A Ninja blender
  • A Monster music tower
  • Capital Grille gift cards
  • A Keurig brewing system
  • A tire and wheel package
  • Gift cards to an area mall
  • Meade Lexus Service Center credits
*Up to 36 months with payments of $27.78 per $1,000 financed. On approved credit. Excludes dealer fees. Ends 2/19/15.
^Meade Maintenance Package included with the lease of any new Lexus through 2/19/15. Valid up to 24 months or 20,000 miles–whichever comes sooner. Includes the following services: replace engine oil and filter, rotate tires and inspect and measure brake pad thickness and rotor runout, four-wheel alignment, re-torque axle shaft flange bolts, visual vehicle inspection of the tires, shock absorbers, struts, suspension, lamps, fluids, hoses, belts, air filters, and windshield wipers, and road test of the vehicle. Excludes previous leases and dealer fees. Must take delivery by 2/19/15 to redeem.
^^Presidential Pull Board prizes provided by Meade Lexus. Must lease/purchase a vehicle for opportunity to select added value prize. Valid through 2/19/15 only.
**First oil change provided by Lexus; remaining five by Meade Lexus. Excludes previous purchases, dealer fees. Presidential Reward Pass must be present at time of sale to redeem. Cannot be combined with any other Meade Lexus Reward or offer. Valid 2/17, 2/18, and 2/19 only. Oil changes expire four years from date of purchase.
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Meade Lexus Hosts Food Drive in Metro Detroit

Meade-Lexus-Food-Drive-in-Metro-DetroitMeade Lexus has partnered up with Gleaners Food Bank to help drive out hunger in Metro Detroit.  Gleaners Community Food Bank has been fighting hunger in Southeastern Michigan for over 38 years.  Last year alone, they distributed 34 million pounds of food to soup kitchens, shelters and pantries and every dollar that is donated provides three meals for a hungry neighbor.

The Meade Lexus Food Drive will be held February 16th-28th and donations can be brought to either Meade Lexus Service Center.  New this year, donations can also be made online at Gleaners virtual store.  Thanks to their relationship with several different food distributors, donation items can be purchased for less than retail price.  Make sure to select Meade Lexus in the “choose your team” tab at the end of your online shopping.

Gleaners Most Needed Items

  • Tuna fish
  • Canned vegetables
  • Healthy cereal/oatmeal
  • Peanut butter (in plastic jars)
  • Canned fruit (no heavy syrup)

As a thank you for donating, you will receive $25 off* your next service visit totaling $100 or more when you donate $5 or 5 lbs!

*$25 off any service bill totaling $100 or more. Valid at Meade Lexus locations. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Prior service excluded. Email confirmation must be brought in if donation was made through Gleaners virtual store to receive discount. Valid on Lexus vehicles only. Ends 2/28/15.

 

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What Can Detroit Michigan Lexus Fans Expect from the 2016 Lexus RX?

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The new Lexus RX wasn’t unveiled in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show, but Meade Lexus has details about the 2016 RX in Detroit Michigan

It’s one of Lexus’ top-selling models, and Edmunds.com has now confirmed that the 2016 Lexus RX350 will be unveiled at the 2015 New York Auto Show, which starts April 3rd at the Jacob Javits Center.

The 2016 Lexus RX is expected to be larger in size and have a slight boost in price to separate itself from the recently introduced Lexus NX.  Lightweight materials are also being introduced to boost the fuel economy of the SUV, which will continue to share a platform with the Toyota Camry and Avalon.

Design changes will most likely be an updated spindle grill and sharper overall look.  Expected features include a V6 engine and Lexus’ next generation safety system.  Since its release in 1998, the RX has always been a five-passenger model, but talk of a stretched body to accommodate a third row has been in the air.  However, there has been no confirmation of a seven-passenger option by Lexus.

A combination of quality, luxury and reliability, the RX is sure to see continued success in the coming year with its evolutionary design.  If you’re not in the market for a new vehicle this year, Meade Lexus has a large selection of pre-owned and Certified Pre-Owned Lexus RX vehicles available.

Be sure you’re following us on social media or subscribe to our newsletter for the most up to date information on the RX, and all Lexus models.

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Kick Off Super Bowl Weekend with your Detroit Lexus Dealer

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Your Detroit Lexus Dealer is ready to celebrate the Super Bowl with Lexus fans this Saturday, January 31st.  Join us anytime from 9am to 4pm to enter for a chance to win an exciting assortment of prizes.  A complimentary lunch featuring DiBella’s Old-Fashioned submarines will start at 1pm at each Meade Lexus location.

When you arrive don’t forget to ENTER TO WIN.*

  • A 50″ LED 1080p HDTV
  • A $250 Visa Gift Card
  • A JBL Flip 2 Portable Wireless Stereo Speaker
One entry per household, but show us your best football toss to DOUBLE your chances to win.  Throw a football through the provided tire in one of three tries and your name will be entered twice!
*Raffle prizes provided my Meade Lexus. Must fill out entry form at Meade Lexus location in person by 4pm on 1/31/15 to be eligible. First prize winner at each location will receive a Sharp 50″ Class LED 1080p 120 Hz HDTV (479.99 value); second prize winner at each location will receive a $250 Visa Gift Card; third prize winner at each location will receive a JBL Flip 2 portable wireless speaker (valued at $99.95). Limit one entry per household. One winner for each prize at each location will be randomly selected on 2/2/15, and winners will be notified via the contact information provided on entry form. No purchase necessary to enter.
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Introducing the 2016 Lexus GS F – Unveiled in Detroit Michigan

The Meade Lexus team can’t get enough of the new 2016 Lexus GS F unveiled in Detroit Michigan! It made its global debut last Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show, and has been talked about ever since.  With four doors, room for five and lots of attitude, this model will join the RC F as the second vehicle in the growing stable of F-performance vehicles and will be available later this year.

The Lexus GS F sports sedan is a luxury cruiser with the handling of a sports car.  Not to be confused with the GS 350F Sport, the new model builds upon the F Sport with a set of upgrades that include the driveline, suspension and overall tuning to optimize its reflexes. Under the hood, you’ll find a 5.0-liter engine with 467 horsepower and a peak torque of 389 lb ft.

Upgrades can also be found within the vehicle, which was designed to look and feel like a jet fighter’s cockpit.  To help drivers enjoy every part of the experience, a form-follows-function theme was implemented for the interior that puts all controls within easy reach of the driver.  Behind the exclusive “F” branded steering wheel, there is an electronic instrument cluster that can be configured among four different displays depending on preferred driving style: Normal, Eco, Sport S and Sport S+.

The chief engineer, Yukihiko Yaguchi, said, “With the GS F, we wanted to make a special car that not only would exceed the expectations of the most discerning driving enthusiast, but also something that most people can enjoy. In that way, the GS F embraces the virtues of sound, response, and power, the cornerstones of the Lexus ‘F’ brand.”

If the video of this awe-inspiring, high performance vehicle has left you wanting more, contact Meade Lexus to receive the latest information on the GS F and the Meade Lexus launch party, taking place later this year.

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