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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Meade Lexus Offers Tips to Help Metro Detroiters Stick to their Resolutions

detroit-lexus-dealer-meade-lexus-helps-keep-you-on-trackMost New Year’s resolutions are long-term changes people want to make, but they don’t always stick past January. The Meade Lexus team has a few tips to help Metro Detroit stay on track!

1. Break a large goal into several small goals.

Breaking apart a large goal into smaller ones that you can achieve in a shorter time frame makes it easier to see an end.  Feeling like you’ve almost reached your goal is encouraging and can make it less intimidating.  In the same aspect, if you fail during that shorter time span, starting over quickly is better than waiting until next year to try again.

2. Add check-ins to your calendar.

Life tends to get the best of us and often resolutions move down the priority list as we get further into the year.  By marking your calendar to reassess where you are in terms of achieving your goal or making a plan to follow until the next check in date will help keep your goals on your mind.

3. Measure, measure, measure.

Technology makes it easier for us to now track progress–so let’s use it!  If your goal isn’t something that involves numbers, such as weight loss, you can still track things like the percentage of your overall goal that has been completed.  Make sure you log everything, including the negative, because looking back at the decrease in set-backs you’ve had can also be great motivation to keep pushing forward.

4. Don’t let missteps detour you.

Don’t let dropping the ball on your goal get you down.  A year is a long time even for the people with the strongest of will power.  Just because you had a set back or your progress has come to a halt, don’t forget that tomorrow is a new day and continue forward!

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Get Ready for the World Debut of the New Lexus F Model at Detroit Auto Show

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The new Lexus F performance sedan rumbling into the Detroit Auto Show will be the GS F, and Meade Lexus is excited to watch its debut live.  Lexus fans can watch the unveiling as well on Tuesday, January 13th, at 8:40 a.m. EST by clicking on the above link.

The sedan will combine a refined four-door package with the speed and agility of a premium sports car.  The GS F will join the RC F in the performance line.  Sharing the same platform as the GS F Sport, the GS F has gained multiple enhancements that can be found throughout, including the engine.

The 5.0-liter V8 generates an exhilarating 467 hp at 7,100 rpm using a combination of Otto and Atkinson cycle to maximize power and efficiency.  The automatic engine will also have the option of manual-shifting.  Structural reinforcements and suspension have been designed to optimize handling without affecting ride quality, and what makes the GS and RC F stand apart from the crowd even more are the three unique modes available to drivers:

  • Standard, which is the default, provides a balance of agility and firmness.
  • Slalom emphasizes nimble steering response and agility.
  • Track emphasizes control during high-speed circuit driving.
At Meade Lexus, we know we will be watching to see the new Lexus GS F performance sedan–will you?
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“Make it Yours” Certified Pre-Owned Sale at Detroit Michigan Lexus Dealers

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Detroit Michigan Lexus dealers are excited to announce the Meade Lexus ”Make it Yours” Certified Pre-Owned Sale!  From now through February 2nd, all Certified Pre-Owned Lexus vehicles are available with 1.9% APR*.

A Certified Pre-Owned Lexus is a great investment because every vehicle is hand-selected by Lexus-trained technicians.  After a 161-point inspection, the vehicle is thoroughly reconditioned and restored to Lexus standards.  If repaired flaws do not meet those standards, the car is older than six years, or has been driven more than 70,000 miles, the vehicle is automatically rejected.  A full CARFAX is run to identify any potential problems that may be difficult to detect.  Every CPO vehicle is also sold with a three-year, 100,000 total vehicle mile limited warranty^.

When you purchase your Certified Pre-Owned Lexus from your Detroit Michigan Lexus dealer, you’re not only getting the reliability of the brand, but the Meade Lexus commitment to provide an ownership experience that exceeds your expectations.  As part of that commitment, The “Meade Touch” was created to provide customers with service and amenities that redefine luxury and convenience.  They include:

  • Complimentary loaner vehicles
  • Complimentary vehicle pick-up and delivery
  • Complimentary car washes for Lexus vehicles
  • Four complimentary oil changes with every CPO Lexus
  • Enjoyable customer lounge with complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Wi-Fi access with phone chargers and iPads on site
  • Vehicle Technology Specialists always available
Visit the Meade Lexus website for a more in-depth view of the Meade Touch

^Whichever occurs first.

*Up t0 60 months with payments of $17.48 per $1,000 financed.  On approved credit. Excludes previous purchases, plates, tax, title, documentation fee, registration. Cannot be combined with any other Meade Lexus reward or special offer. Ends 2-2-15. 

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There’s Still Time to Make This a Lexus December to Remember

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There are still a few more days to shop the December to Remember Sales Event at Meade Lexus if you didn’t find a big red bow in your driveway Christmas morning.  The sale ends January 5th, so be sure to get here before then for the Lexus you’ve had your heart set on–whether it’s one you’ve had your eye on all year or one of the all new models that just arrived in Metro Detroit this fall.

With over 200 vehicles in stock now, we’re sure you’ll find the Lexus that can help you stick to your New Year’s resolution.  If your goal is to be more spontaneous in 2015, the Lexus GX is made for adventure on and off the road, the RC’s 314 hp engine will make sure you’re never late, and any one of the six hybrids in the Lexus line up will offer more than a promise for tomorrow, but a solution for today.

Browse new car specials or visit us at Meade Lexus of Lakeside or Meade Lexus of Southfield.

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Detroit Lexus Dealers Prepare for Exciting 2015 Detroit Auto Show

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Detroit Lexus dealers and fans are preparing for an exciting 2015 Detroit Auto Show, which will be held at COBO Center January 12th through 25th.  Last week, Lexus released a statement accompanied by two teaser photos of a model that will be making its global debut on January 13th.  The new Lexus model will be the second vehicle in the growing stable of F-Performance vehicles.

The line, known for connecting drivers to the road like never before, was revamped earlier this year when Lexus introduced the RC F.  The second model pictured above has not yet been announced by Lexus, but rumors are circulating that it might be the GS. Rumors will be addressed on Tuesday, January 13th at 8:40am EST when the official unveiling takes place at a press conference at the North American International Auto Show.

Based on the released teasers, the new F model will have more aggressive styling with performance-oriented tires.  There are speculations that the engine will be similar to the RC F’s 5.0-liter V8, which should produce around 500 hp.  This could very well be true as the Japanese automakers are referring to it as “track-ready.”

Whatever Lexus debuts next month, it is sure to cause exhilaration based on one letter that has caused heads to turn since the LFA, the flagship of “the other side of Lexus.”

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Meade Lexus Partners with Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries to Spread Holiday Cheer

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This holiday season, Meade Lexus teamed up with the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM) to bring hope and happiness to a family in need.  Employees purchased outfits, toys and winter apparel for an adopted family that included seven children.  Meade Lexus staff members hope that the holiday joy found while shopping for and wrapping the family’s gifts will be felt on Christmas Day as well.

The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries first opened its doors in 1909 as a soup kitchen.  It has continued to change and expand to meet the community’s needs.  The services provided today include:

  • Soup kitchen
  • Clothing bank
  • Job preparation
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Transitional and permanent housing
  • Free medical clinic for women and children

Every year, the DRMM organizes an Adopt-a-Family program, which is possible thanks to the generosity of volunteers.  Each volunteer is matched with a low-income family with children under 16 years of age.  In 2013, the DRMM was able to help 105 families, providing Christmas presents to more than 350 children.  This year, they hope to help just as many families… if not more!

If you would like to get information about how you can volunteer at the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries year round, or how to adopt a family next Christmas, visit their upcoming events page.

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Meade Lexus Offers Large Inventory of Pre-Owned Lexus ES Models in Detroit Michigan

2013-Lexus-ES-300h-detroit-lexus-dealerRight now is the perfect time to purchase a Pre-Owned Lexus ES in Detroit Michigan.  With all of the 2015 models arriving, many people have already traded in their lease–but thanks to the Lexus Pursuit of Perfection, a Lexus at any point in its life will exude class and luxury.

Currently, Lexus has nine models in their showcase–six of those being available in a hybrid version–and each will provide the luxury experience that all drivers should enjoy.  The Lexus ES was the second vehicle introduced to the Lexus lineup and it has continually reshaped the entry-luxury segment ever since.  The large interior cabin, standard luxury features, and design detail will impress passengers.  When no passengers are in tow, drivers are sure to enjoy the ultra quiet cabin and premium sound system that is the Lexus standard.

Drivers of a pre-owned vehicle shouldn’t have to be concerned with reliability either. And with a pre-owned or Certified Pre-Owned Lexus ES, they won’t need to be. In 2014 alone, the Lexus ES was ranked second in Kelley Blue Book’s Best Certified Pre-Owned Luxury Cars Under $30,000, as well as second in Consumer’s Reports Reliability Rankings for Luxury Midsized/Large Cars.

Lexus Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are in a class of their own.  Vehicles that are older than six years or have over 70,000 miles are automatically rejected.  Lexus Certified technicians then perform a 161-point inspection and a full CARFAX report is run.  If any flaws are discovered, the car is only certified if they can be repaired up to Lexus standards.  Due to this process, Lexus is able to sell each CPO vehicle with a Lexus three-year, 100,000 total vehicle mile limited warranty.*

As a result, pre-owned or Certified Pre-Owned Lexus ES350 or ES300h vehicles at your Detroit Michigan Lexus dealer would not only make the perfect garage stuffer, but would also be a great investment that would give you peace of mind for many seasons to come.

At Meade Lexus, our current pre-owned inventory includes several ES models that are equipped with upgraded options such as perforated leather trim and navigation systems.  Come visit Meade Lexus today at one of our two Metro Detroit Michigan locations, or view our inventory online now.

To you it may be pre-owned, but to everyone else… it’s just a Lexus.

*Whichever occurs first.

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Handcrafted Lexus Guitars Exclusively for Detroit Lexus Dealers

Handcrafted-Guitars-for-Detroit-Lexus-Dealer-CustomersMeade Lexus is excited to announce an opportunity for Detroit Lexus dealer customers to place a holiday order for a hand-crafted Lexus guitar!

Meade Lexus of Lakeside and Meade Lexus of Southfield had the pleasure of being introduced to John Reed, Izzy Lugo, and Jack Reed, the three owners of Ronin Guitars.  All Ronin Guitars are handcrafted in the rain forests of Humboldt County, CA, produced from reclaimed old growth redwood.  Recently, the company was inspired to produce a new line of guitars that they are offering to Meade Lexus customers only this holiday season, painted exclusively with the genuine Lexus exterior paint color of their choice.

Why Lexus Paint?

Owner John Reed says, “I was looking to find something unique and modern to incorporate into the design of Ronin Guitars.”  He found just that in Lexus paint–known for its luster and mirror-like finish.

Meade Lexus customers can contact Ronin Guitars to receive more information or to place their holiday order for a custom guitar.

Things we love about Ronin Guitars:

  • Every single guitar is handmade to the highest standards of sound and playability.
  • The old growth redwood used is environmentally conscious, stunningly beautiful and sonically superior to all other tone woods for natural resonation and acoustic overtones.
  • Everything found on the guitars is made in the USA.

Ronin has been noted in publications such as: Guitar Aficionado, Guitar Player Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine.  The guitars have a top-notch reputation among guitar enthusiasts and players around the world.  Below are the different guitar models available, which can all be painted with the Lexus color of your choice.

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Final Weeks to Make it a Lexus December to Remember

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The Meade Lexus December to Remember Sales Event is in its final weeks in Detroit Michigan! Meade Lexus has more than 250 new Lexus vehicles in stock waiting to make the perfect garage stuffer for you and your family this holiday season.

Experience the magic of the season and find the Lexus that’s at the top of your wish list.  Come to the Lexus December to Remember Sales Event and discover exceptional offers on some of our most popular models, like the exhilarating IS, the innovative GS and the sporty CT.  But hurry, because this celebration only lasts for a limited time.

Through January 5, you can expect to find low interest financing on many new Lexus vehicles.  If you’d rather lease your new Lexus, low monthly payments are available with complimentary first month payments on most models. See dealer for holiday program details.

Browse our vehicle specials now–because you’re never too old for a new toy.

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