Michigan’s Only Lexus RC F is at Your Detroit Lexus Dealer

first-rcf-in-michigan-meade-lexusYour Detroit Lexus dealer is proud to welcome the very first Lexus RC F in the state of Michigan!  Turning heads at Meade Lexus of Southfield, this attractive Ultra White exterior might just outshine the snow that’s found its way to us as well.  An interior color, Circuit Red, is seen throughout the cabin and on the high-back sport seats and will give you the feel of being out on the racetrack even when you’re just heading to work.

The sweaty palms and inward grin are part of the pure exhilaration the completely new Lexus provokes–just imagine how you’ll feel when you get it out on the road.  The things that you can’t see are just as impressive.  A 5.0L, 32-valve V8 engine that puts out 471 horsepower can be found under the hood.  This powerhouse can get you from 0 to 60 in just 4.4 seconds.  Don’t wait much longer to get to Meade Lexus of Southfield and take a look for yourself or someone else might beat you to it.

RCF-interior-detroit-miThe firsts don’t just stop at the RC F.  Meade Lexus is also honored to have sold the very first RC F Sport in Michigan.  The proud owner is, Karim, and this is the third Lexus he has leased from Meade Lexus.  He is pictured here with his sales consultant, Maria D’Aigle, and the Ultrasonic Blue RC350 F Sport at Meade Lexus of Southfield.  Congratulations Karim, enjoy crossing the line and drawing a new one.

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Detroit Lexus Dealers Announce Pre-Black Friday Lexus Special

perfect-match-program-meade-lexus-detroit-miYour Detroit Lexus dealers just released details about a two-day Pre-Black Friday Lexus Special!

The holiday season is all about giving, which is exactly what the Perfect Match Program is all about–starting tomorrow at Meade Lexus.

For two days only, November 21st and 22nd, Lexus will match your down payment up to $1,000* on any 2014 or 2015 Lexus RX or Lexus ES.  As an extension of the program, Meade Lexus dealers will match your down payment on any pre-owned Lexus, up to $500.*

Whether you choose the Lexus RX or Lexus ES, you will be looking and feeling good out on the road because each popular Lexus model has won multiple awards in categories such as safety, reliability and overall customer satisfaction.  For example, the Lexus RX350 was honored with a 2014 Best Cars for Families award by U.S. News and World Report in the Luxury 2-Row Midsize SUV category for the second consecutive year.  Not to be overlooked, the ES took the Compact Premium Car segment in the 2014 J.D. Power and Associates’ Initial Quality Study.

Visit your Detroit Lexus dealer today to take advantage of this pre-Black Friday Lexus special program, and arrive in style this holiday season.

*Must take delivery of an in-stock vehicle to qualify for this incentive. $1,000 Match on new 2014 or 2015 ES and RX models provided by Lexus. $500 Match on any pre-owned Lexus provided by Meade Lexus. Cannot be combined with any other Match or Reward offers. Excludes dealer fees. Available 11/21/14 and 11/22/14 only.

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Lexus Takumi Produce Luxury, Meade Lexus Delivers It

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Before Lexus vehicles are delivered to Meade Lexus, another team is in charge of making sure each vehicle fits the Lexus standard–that team is the Lexus Takumi.

The Takumi are a small group of elite masters that lead hundreds of people, and garner genuine respect.  This dream team, which is a key part of the superiority of Lexus vehicles, is named after the Japanese word meaning “artisan.”  Each member specializes in a key area of the vehicle and are the automotive equivalent of a 10th Dan black belt.  Here are five things you didn’t know take place during the Pursuit of Perfection.

  1. To check the pistons, the Engine Assembly Takumi performs a test where a martini glass is filled to the rim with pink liquid and is then placed on the engine.  No amount of liquid can be spilled… and none does.
  2. The Paint Takumi is in charge of issuing a test to every paint worker.  The hue test involves placing subtle shades of the same color in the right order from darkest to lightest.  This skills qualification audit is conducted every four months.
  3. To acquire the title of a stitching craftsman, a Takumi must pass a unique test.  Using only a non-dominant hand and working on the Lexus ES dashboard, they must perfectly fold an origami cat within 90 seconds.  As of now, only 12 Takumis have ever passed the origami cat test.
  4. The Engine Assembly Takumi can also tell if any part of the sophisticated symphony of 20 different sounds isn’t finely tuned.  He knows the crankshaft, pistons and camshaft are working when they sound in perfect harmony.
  5. The Vehicle Body Takumi keeps his team on their toes by slipping a body that is below standards on to the assembly line every day.  Not one has ever slipped past his team.

Learn more about Lexus’ newest models now: The Lexus RC and Lexus NX.

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The 2015 Lexus RC in Detroit Michigan: Available Now!

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Meade Lexus is excited to excited to announce the arrival of the 2015 Lexus RC in Detroit Michigan! Detroit Lexus fans can now see for themselves why these all-new luxury sport coupes have been creating buzz since their unveiling!

Built from a blank canvas, these vehicles are making the luxury-sport coupe category a whole lot hotter.  And if groundbreaking performance is what you’re after, look no further than than this coupe now available at Meade Lexus.  The 2015 RC350 is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that will get your pulse racing every time you hit the road with 306 lb-ft. of horsepower.  Metro Detroit drivers that have the need for speed will find it in the 2015 RC F, designed to support the most powerful V8 performance car built by Lexus to date.  The 5.0-liter engine delivers an impressive 467 lb-ft of horsepower.  Both models feature an automatic transmission with rear wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available for the RC 350–perfect for driving a Lexus in Michigan.

Don’t let the sporty exterior fool you because inside you’ll find nothing less than the luxury that Lexus owners have come to expect.  Wood trim, Nuluxe interior and ambient lighting that envelopes drivers in comfort are just the beginning.  Cabin climate control is also mixing it up. In addition to the dual zones, there is now a two-layer control of internal and ambient air and upper/lower level independent air mixing.  A 4.2-inch full color display is linked to the multi-media system that can display vehicle, audio and navigation information.

To personalize your driving experience, there are a variety of packages available at Meade Lexus, including the luxury package that features perforated leather-trimmed interior, a memory system for the driver’s seat, and a heated steering wheel.  The premium package includes Park Assist and Blind Spot Monitoring for added safety.

Designed to take your senses over the edge, the 2015 RC350 coupe has a starting MSRP of $42,790*, and the 2015 RC F has a starting MSRP of $46,775.*  To learn more about these luxury sport coupes that are being described as unique and unforgettable, visit Meade Lexus today.

*Does not include delivery, processing and handeling fee of $925. Excludes taxes, title, licence and optional equipment.

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Detroit Lexus Fans are Buzzing Over the Insta-Built RC F

insta-built-lexus-detroit-meade-lexusAfter thousands of Instagram votes and scattered sneak peaks, Detroit Lexus fans can finally get a better look at the RC F concept car through coverage this week at SEMA in Las Vegas. This Insta-Built concept car was designed by fans and produced with the help of Clark Ishihara and VIP Auto Salon, the one-of-a kind RC F did not disappoint.  The Lexus brand, which has sustained a high reputation of luxury and dependability, is shaking things up with their stunning new lineup that delivers what customers want while keeping the foundation of what keeps Lexus customers coming back.

New vehicle models aren’t the only thing that Lexus is perfecting.  Innovations in technology, safety and fuel-efficiency are attracting a whole new generation of Lexus owners.  Brian Bolain, a Lexus executive, says he is “estatic” with the choices fans made.  He says, “they went for what pushes the envelope.”

Some of the choices other than the unique Seafoam color that Lexus Instagram followers decided on were 20-inch forged Monoblock wheels, Nitto Invo tires, Sabelt SPS bucket seats, a custom steering wheel with Alcantara grips, and Seafoam accents throughout the cabin.

This isn’t the first time Lexus has reached out via social media. Earlier this year, a new exterior color was named Molten Pearl Orange, which is available only on the Lexus RC F.  The name is fitting for a car that’s as hot as liquid steel.

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Lexus Tops Consumer Reports Once Again–Visit Your Detroit Lexus Dealer to See Why

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Your Detroit Lexus dealer invites you to stop by today to see why Lexus vehicles have once again dominated the latest Consumer Reports Survey when it comes to product reliability!  A survey that collects responses on more than one million vehicles from Consumer Reports subscribers provides exclusive data to predict which new cars, trucks, and SUVs are likely to be reliable and which might mean trouble.

Detroit Lexus dealers are pleased to announce that Lexus and Toyota led by a comfortable margin in the Survey.  Lexus has always been one of the few luxury brands that has had ironclad reliability.  One of the reasons for this could be that its parent brand, Toyota, introduces new technologies slowly and on proven platforms.  Other automotive brands don’t tend to follow this same system and try to launch top-to-bottom redesigns with new technology in many areas of the car.  It then takes years to work the bugs out.

Overall, Lexus finished first in the annual Consumer Reports Reliability Rankings.  Nearly every Lexus model also led in its respective category:

  • IS 350 – Took the top spot in the Luxury Compact Cars Category.
  • CT 200h and ES 300h – Placed first and second, respectively, in the Hybrid/Electric Cars Category.
  • LS 460, ES 350, and GS 350 – Placed first, second, and fourth, respectively, in the Luxury Midsized/Large Cars Category.
  • RX 350, RX 450h, and GX 460 – Took the top three spots, respectively, in the Luxury Midsized/Large SUVs Category.
  • CT200h – Placed FIRST overall as the most reliable vehicle in the study!

Download the complete results of the Consumer Reports Survey.

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Detroit Lexus Dealer Announces Seven Million Toyota and Lexus Hybrid Vehicles Sold Worldwide

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Your Detroit Lexus dealer, Meade Lexus, is proud to announce a new milestone reached by Toyota and Lexus Hybrid vehicles, and is pleased to continue to offer 2015 hybrid models to Metro Detroit drivers. Toyota Motor Corporation announced in January this year that six million hybrid vehicles had been sold–and, just nine months later, their next million-unit hybrid milestone was made at a record pace!

“Hitting the seven-million mark represents our customers’ recognition of the benefits of Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicles,” stated Bob Carter, Toyota senior vice president of automotive operations.  ”The appeal of excellent fuel economy, driving dynamics and the quality of our vehicles combined with our dealers’ dedication to customer service makes Toyota the undeniable leader in hybrid technology.”

Through 2015, Toyota will introduce 15 new hybrid vehicles.  Included in that 15 are two all-new Lexus vehicles: the NX 300h and the RC 300h–both coming soon to your Detroit Lexus dealer.  In the United States, Toyota and Lexus offer a total of 12 hybrid vehicles that account for 70% of the industry’s hybrid sales.  The total number of U.S. sales has reached over 2 million.  The Prius was Toyota’s first hybrid vehicle introduced in the U.S. in 2000 and is on its way to being the #1 selling vehicle in California for the third year in a row.

To date, approximately 49 million fewer tons of CO2 emissions and 4.75 billion gallons of gasoline have been saved because of the Toyota hybrid vehicles that have been purchased over gasoline-powered vehicles of similar size and driving performance.  Even though new advancements are being made in pure electric and fuel cell vehicles, hybrids will remain Toyota’s core technology.  They intend to continue to enhance performance, reduce costs, and expand product lineup.

Your Detroit Lexus dealers are proud to offer 2015 hybrid models with a wide variety in stock and more on the way to support an ongoing demand for eco-friendly vehicles.  Be a part of the next record breaking milestone by getting behind the wheel of your own Lexus hybrid at Meade Lexus of Lakeside.

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Customers at Metro Detroit Lexus Dealers Show How Luxury Driving is Done

Customers at Metro Detroit Lexus Dealers don’t just enjoy driving around Metro Detroit in luxury vehicles, they also enjoy luxury benefits.  Unsurpassed customer service, exclusive invitations, and world-class partnerships are just the beginning!  Like these new Meade Lexus family members, we invite you to come visit us at Meade Lexus of Southfield or Meade Lexus of Lakeside and to start enjoying the Lexus Brand!

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Lesley is pictured with her beautiful family in front of her new, equally stunning Lexus GX 460.  She got her new Lexus thanks to Rodan+Fields Leadership and Luxury Incentive Program.

lexus-GX-southfield-miLesley is pictured again with Meade Lexus of Southfield consultant Maria D’Aigle.  While she might be missing summer attire weather (don’t we all?), we doubt she’ll be missing her old vehicle any time soon!

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Keith, a Meade Lexus of Lakeside customer, sent us over these pictures of his new Lexus IS 250 AWD F Sport.

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Appropriately named Darth because of its Obsidian exterior and black leather interior,  Keith tells us he has been turning heads ever since he left the lot!

IS-250-AWD-F-Sport-meade-lexus-lakesideAfter looking at these photos, we’ve concluded “Darth” doesn’t have a bad side.  Other drivers are sure to be envious no matter what type of glimpse they catch.

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Detroit Michigan Lexus Dealers Announce Impressive Worry-Free Results in Cars.com Report

Lexus-RX-cars.com-worry-free-indexDetroit Michigan Lexus dealers in Metro Detroit are proud to announce that Lexus vehicles earned the top three spots in the Cars.com Worry-Free Index just released.

Metro Detroit drivers have enough to worry about–health, work, and the holiday season that is fast approaching.  How reliable and dependable your car will be shouldn’t be one of the things on your mind.  To help consumers pick a vehicle, Cars.com has created an index of the top 15 cars that leave owners worry-free.

Joe Wisenfelder from Cars.com says, “It’s all about saving people money, or at least about helping them predict what it will cost to own a given vehicle.”  It was no surprise to the Meade Lexus team that Lexus vehicles took the top three spots.

  1. 2014 Lexus RX 450h (385.7 points)
  2. 2014 Lexus ES 350 (382.0 points)
  3. 2014 Lexus RX 350 (375.4 points)

Scores were compiled based on hundreds of Cars.com consumers and years of data from reliable sources, J.D. Power and Associates and Consumer Reports.  Five-year estimated maintenance costs and manufacturer warranties were also factored in, and crash testing reports were checked to make sure that none of the vehicles on the list performed poorly.  The top score that a vehicle could earn was 425 points.  Only good data and complete data was used so Cars.com could be sure that the cars had a solid track record.

To learn more about the 2014 Lexus RX or 2014 Lexus ES, click now or visit your Metro Detroit Meade Lexus dealer.


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Meade Lexus Announces Lexus Tire Sale in Detroit Michigan

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Meade Lexus is pleased to announce that Lexus drivers can enjoy a Lexus tire sale in Detroit Michigan during the month of October!  During the first-ever Lexus Exclusive Tire Event, Lexus vehicle owners can save $100* when they purchase a set of four tires from a Lexus Certified Tire Center such as Meade Lexus of Lakeside or Meade Lexus of Southfield. Meade Lexus has tires in stock and ready to be installed by Lexus-trained technicians.

Not sure if you need new tires? Bring your vehicle in at any time for a complimentary tire inspection. Our technicians can tell you if your vehicles have low tread or improper inflation. Both of these things can cause increased stopping distance–which is the last thing anyone wants, especially if this winter is anything like last year’s.

We know that not all debris on the road can be avoided, and that’s why our tires come with 24-month road hazard coverage^.

  • 100% coverage the first year
  • 50% coverage the second year

Shop for your new tires now at Meade Lexus of Lakeside or Meade Lexus of Southfield.

*Restrictions apply. See dealer for approved tire brands. $100 off the total cost of four tires at time of purchase. Tires must be dealer installed. Excludes mounting and balancing, sales tax, shop supplies, tire disposal, and other applicable taxes. Excludes previous purchase. Lexus vehicles only. Offer ends 10-31-14. 

^See a service consultant for a complete listing of eligible tires and complete coverage details.  

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