June 2018 News & Incentives

Summer is finally upon us!

May was an incredible month for Tom Wood Lexus as we DEVOURED our sales goal by delivering over 90 NEW cars! June looks to be another promising month as we kick off what is traditionally our busy season.

Here is the Sales Report for Lexus as a group for the month of May.

This month we are going to be focusing on our Lexus RX inventory as we have 55 of our oldest inventory units with a Lexus Plus discount of 5.5% on top of the Lexus incentives.

The Lexus UX subcompact crossover is still tracking to arrive at the dealership around November. Additional photos have recently been released. This smaller crossover is going to be a huge success for us! It will bring an all-new crowd to Lexus.

A few years ago we only had a mid-size SUV in the RX. Now we will have a UX, NX, RX and the RX-L. The only downside to this is having too many options to choose from!

Check out this Lexus Enthusiast UX Photo Gallery

The 2019 Lexus ES is set for a redesign! Lexus officially debuted this BEAUTIFUL 7th generation ES on April 25th. Slated to hit dealerships in September. This sedan is absolutely stunning and basically looks like a smaller LS500. The horsepower will now be in the 300’s and the overall width and length of the vehicle has been extended by 2 inches. An FSport model will be offered too!

Check out this 2019 ES Lexus Enthusiast Video w/ new colors!

Check out this 2019 ES Lexus Enthusiast First Impressions Article

Lexus is offering tremendous rebates on the 2018 model ES’s in order to dramatically reduce inventory prior to the official launch of the 2019 this fall.

Now is a FABULOUS time to snag a 2018 while enjoying Finance cash, Lease cash, or 0% APR!

Rates are increasing! Our average rates are at 4.25%. Check out this Fox Business Article.

I have placed the June incentives from Lexus below! If you need assistance or have any questions just let me know, and I will be happy to assist!
1. Sedan’s

a. 2018 ES350/300h – $3,500 Lease Cash / $2,500 Finance Cash or 0% APR for 72 months

b. 2018 IS300/350 – $3,500 Lease Cash / $1,000 Finance Cash or 0% APR for 72 months

c. 2018 GS350 – $4,000 Lease Cash

d. 2018 GS F – $2,000 Finance Cash

e. 2018 LS460 – N/A
2. SUV’s

a. 2018 NX300/300h – $1,000 Lease Cash / $2,000 Finance Cash

b. 2018 RX350/450H – $750 Lease Cash / $750 Finance Cash

c. 2018 RX350L/450HL – $1,000 Lease Cash / $1,000 Finance Cash

d. 2018 GX460 – $2,500 Finance Cash

e. 2018 LX570 – $4,000 Finance Cash
3. Coupe’s

a. 2018 RC300/350 – $3,000 Lease Cash

b. 2018 RC F – $2,000 Finance Cash

c. 2018 LC500/500h – $4,000 Lease Cash

 

 

May 2018 News & Incentives

May is here!

The Indy Mini Marathon and Indianapolis 500 will soon be bringing some excitement to Indiana! April was an incredible month for us as we CRUSHED our sales goal from Lexus and we are carrying our momentum into May!

The 2018 Lexus RX-L is now available with Captains Chairs! We will receive our first shipment the first week of May. We have a few pre-sold but have 12 total coming in on this initial shipment.

The 2018 Lexus LS500 arrived in February. We now have several options to look at with all 3 models here…. premium/luxury, FSport, & hybrid variations. Particular color combinations will still need to be pre-ordered or located but our inventory levels are finally reaching a point to where we usually have a few unspoken for on the lot!

Check out my 18 LS500 – Talking Points Blog for a closer look.

The Lexus UX subcompact crossover has been revealed. Slated to arrive at the dealership around November. Additional photos have recenlty been released. This smaller crossover is going to be a huge success for us! It will bring an all-new crowd to Lexus.

A few years ago we only had a mid-size SUV in the RX. Now we will have a UX, NX, RX and the RX-L. The only downside to this is having too many options to choose from!

Check out this Lexus Enthusiast UX Photo Gallery

The 2019 Lexus ES is set for a redesign! Lexus officially debuted this BEAUTIFUL 7th generation ES on April 25th. Slated to hit dealerships in September. This sedan is absolutely stunning and basically looks like a smaller LS500. The horsepower will now be in the 300’s and the overall width and length of the vehicle has been extended by 2 inches. An FSport model will be offered too!

Check out this 2019 ES Lexus Enthusiast First Impressions Article

Lexus is offering tremendous rebates on the 2018 model ES’s in order to dramatically reduce inventory prior to the official launch of the 2019 this fall. Now is the BEST time to snag a 2018 while enjoying Finance cash, Lease cash, or 0% APR!

I have placed the May incentives from Lexus below! If you need assistance or have any questions just let me know, and I will be happy to assist!

1. Sedan’s

a. 2018 ES350/300h – $4,000 Lease Cash / $2500 Finance Cash or 0% APR for 72 months

b. 2018 IS300/350 – $3,500 Lease Cash / $1,000 Finance Cash or 0% APR for 72 months

c. 2018 GS350 – $4,000 Lease Cash

d. 2018 GS F – $2,000 Finance Cash

e. 2018 LS460 – N/A
2. SUV’s

a. 2018 NX300/300h – $1,250 Lease Cash / $1,750 Finance Cash

b. 2018 RX350/450H – $750 Lease Cash / $750 Finance Cash

c. 2018 RX350L/450HL – $1,500 Lease Cash / $1,500 Finance Cash

d. 2018 GX460 – $2,500 Finance Cash

e. 2018 LX570 – $4,000 Finance Cash

3. Coupe’s

a. 2018 RC300/350 – $3,000 Lease Cash

b. 2018 RC F – $2,000 Finance Cash

c. 2018 LC500/500h – $4,000 Lease Cash

April 2018 News & Incentives

April is here!

Hopefully Jack Frost stays away until atleast November and we don’t experience anymore spring snowstorms. March was an incredible month and we are carrying our momentum into April!

We have officially SOLD OUT of our NEW 2017 inventory and have incredible deals on in-stock 2018 units.

The 2018 Lexus LS500 arrived in February. A numerous amount of our pre-orders have been delivered and we are starting to receive “extra” inventory for customers to take a look at.

Particular color combinations will still need to be pre-ordered but our inventory levels are finally reaching a point to where we usually have 1 or 2 on the lot!

Check out my 18 LS500 – Talking Points Blog for a closer look.

The Lexus UX subcompact crossover has been revealed. Slated to arrive at the dealership around November. Additional photos have recenlty been released. This smaller crossover is going to be a huge success for us! It will bring an all-new crowd to Lexus.

A few years ago we only had a mid-size SUV in the RX. Now we will have a UX, NX, RX and the RX-L. The only downside to this is having too many options to choose from!

Check out this Lexus Enthusiast UX Photo Gallery

The 2019 Lexus ES is set for a redesign! Slated to hit dealers sometime this Fall. Lexus has remained quiet on an exact date as the vehicle has not been officially debuted. There have been a few renderings of the new body design and spy photos taken while doing vehicle testing in Georgetown, Kentucky; where the ES is produced.

Check out this Lexus Enthusiast Next-Generation ES article

Lexus is offering tremendous rebates on the 2018 model ES’s in order to dramatically reduce inventory prior to the offical launch of the 2019 this fall. Now is the BEST time to snag a 2018 while enjoying loyalty & conquest rebates mixed with huge amounts of lease cash!

I have placed the April incentives from Lexus below! If you need assistance or have any questions just let me know, and I will be happy to assist!

1. Sedan’s

a. 2018 ES350/300h – $3,00 Lease Cash / $750 Loyalty & Conquest Cash

b. 2018 IS300/350 – $2,000 Lease Cash / $1,500 Loyalty & Conquest Cash

c. 2018 GS350 – $3,500 Lease Cash

d. 2018 GS F – $1,000 Finance Cash

e. 2018 LS460 – N/A
2. SUV’s

a. 2018 NX300/300h – $500 Lease Cash / $750 Loyalty & Conquest Cash

b. 2018 RX350/450H – $750 Loyalty & Conquest Cash

c. 2018 RX350L/450HL – $750 Loyalty & Conquest Cash

d. 2018 GX460 – $2,500 Finance Cash / $750 Loyalty & Conquest Cash

e. 2018 LX570 – N/A
3. Coupe’s

a. 2018 RC300/350 – $3,000 Lease Cash

b. 2018 RC F – $1000 Finance Cash

c. 2018 LC500/500h – $4,000 Lease Cash

2019 Lexus UX – Talking Points

Lexus debuted an all-new SUV set to arrive at a dealership near you around November 2018. The smallest SUV made by Lexus is set to cannonball itself into the exploding entry-level SUV market and compete with the Mercedes GLA, Audi Q3 and BMW X1.

What do we need to know about the UX? Let’s check it out!

Platform

The Lexus UX debuts a brand new platform called the Global Architecture-C (GA-C). However, it is something that most folks are familiar with. A very similar platform from our parent company – Toyota named TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) underpins the Prius, CH-R and the upcoming Corolla.

The Lexus version is slightly improved as it is more rigid and offers a lower center of gravity that aids drivability thanks to its weight-saving measures in the body construction.

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Exterior

At the front, Lexus’ trademark arrowhead-shaped daytime running lights are placed above the headlights while the spindle grille has a new block-shaped pattern (other cars from Lexus are offered with slats) with a three-dimensional look for the regular model and a mesh pattern for the F-Sport model. Both 17 & 18 inch tires will be available depending on which model you seek.

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At the rear, it retained the connected tail lamp setup shown on the concept. Lexus says that this arrangement is made up of 120 LEDs. Should folks expect this design in future Lexus SUVs, including its flagship coupe-crossover concept, the LF-1?

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Interior

The UX’s interior has a typical Lexus feel to it. The UX continues to offer ‘seat-in-control’ approach that Lexus has been following with its latest offerings. Very noticeable if you have sat in the Lexus NX or the F-Sport RX. It imparts a cockpit feeling while in the driver’s seat and has every function within your reach.

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The instrument cluster is inspired from Lexus’ all-new redesigned flagship sedan, the LS, and so does the analogue clock, which is placed alongside the infotainment system. As is the case with Lexus’ F-Sport models, the UX F-Sport offers a sportier cabin with exclusive upholstery options.

Engine

It is powered by a new 2.0-litre engine with high thermal efficiency from Toyota’s latest Dynamic Force Engine family. It also features Toyota’s latest Direct-shift CVT transmission that uses regular gears in conjunction with the pulley-based system of a CVT to reduce the rubber band effect associated with CVTs. The new Direct-shift CVT transmission will be available with the regular version of the SUV, the UX 200.

Stay tuned as more information is released!

 

March 2018 News & Incentives

March is here! Warmer weather is upon us. This month is going to be spectacular for Lexus. We have officially kicked off our COMMAND PERFORMANCE SALES EVENT that runs through April 2nd

The 2018 Lexus LS500 arrived February 16th and has been a hot ticket! The majority of our early inventory arrivals were PRE-SOLD. If you would like to drop in and take a look at it, just let me know!

Check out this Lexus Enthusiast LS500 Review

The much anticipated 2018 Lexus RX350-L arrived to us on January 31st and has brought in new customers desiring the additional space. Our inventory has beefed up over the last month so we know have numerous color options. Captains chair options have popped up on our allocation report and will be arriving closer to May along with the Hybrid version.

Check out this Lexus Enthusiast RX-L Review

The Lexus UX subcompact crossover has been revealed. Slated to arrive at the dealership around October. More info to come, stay tuned!

Check out this Lexus Enthusiast UX Press Release

I have placed the March incentives from Lexus below! If you need assistance or have any questions just let me know, and I will be happy to assist!

1. Sedan’s

a. 2018 ES350/300h – $3,250 Lease Cash / $1,000 Loyalty & Conquest Cash

b. 2018 IS300/350 – $2,000 Lease Cash / $1,000 Loyalty & Conquest Cash

c. 2018 GS350 – $3,750 Lease Cash

d. 2018 LS460 – N/A
2. SUV’s

a. 2018 NX300/300h – $1,000 Loyalty Cash / $1,000 Conquest Cash

b. 2017 RX350/450h – $3,500 Lease Cash / $3,000 Finance Cash

c. 2018 RX350/450H – $1,000 Loyalty Cash / $1,000 Conquest Cash

d. 2018 RX350L/450HL – $1,000 Loyalty Cash / $1,000 Conquest Cash

d. 2018 GX460 – $2,500 Finance Cash / $1,000 Loyalty & Conquest Cash

e. 2018 LX570 – $3,000 Finance Cash
3. Coupe’s

a. 2018 RC300/350 – $3,500 Lease Cash

c. 2018 LC500/500h – $4,000 Lease Cash

 

 

 

 

2018 Lexus LS500 – Talking Points

The 2018 Lexus LS500 has arrived. This vehicle is absolutely AMAZING! I have placed some fun facts & information below! ENJOY!

EXTERIOR

The LS uses the Global Architecture – Luxury (GA-L) platform for front-engine, rear-wheel-drive like LC.  In addition to providing enhanced packaging with a low center of gravity, it makes for more dynamic driving.

Compared to the current model, the overall height of the new LS is 0.6 inches lower, the hood is 1.2 inches lower and the trunk is 1.6 inches lower.  The overall length is 1.1 inches longer than the LS 460L and the wheelbase is 1.3 inches greater.  This low center of gravity gives the new LS a stretched, ground-hugging appearance.

Panoramic glass roof and outer slide type moon roof (which preserves headroom inside the cabin). Standard 19-inch wheel with 3 additional designs available – one 19-inch and two 20-inch wheels.

Hands-free Power Trunk features a kick-sensor to open and close the trunk

Built-in nozzles are incorporated into each wiper to spray fluid in both directions close to the blades.

PERFORMANCE

3.5L V6 Twin Turbo with 416 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque provides V8 engine performance with less weight and better fuel economy.

All-new 10-speed direct-shift transmission with close gear ratios for rhythmic acceleration . 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds (RWD).

Drive mode selector to activate Sport S and Sport S+ driving dynamics. Available in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

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INTERIOR

Available Origami style door trim where a single piece of cloth is folded over onto itself many times.

Available Kiriko glass door trim (where a unique cutting technique gives rise to beautiful light effects).

Available 28 way adjustable front seats including new shoulder support and side bolster adjustments. Front refresh seats that performs shiatsu on the occupants with two full body and three specific area programs.

Steering wheel heater warms the entire circumference.

Next-generation remote touchpad for ease of input and control of the 12.3-inch multimedia display. The available color 24-inch heads-up display is the largest in the world and displays a variety of information onto the driver’s forward view.

Available Mark Levinson 3D Surround Sound with 23 speakers (some in the front and rear headliner) and 2400W.

The Lexus Climate Concierge sets the front and rear seat air conditioning/heating, seat heaters/seat ventilation and steering wheel heater to automatically select the appropriate temperature for climate conditions.

8-inch TFT LCD combination meter with metallic ring graphic and animations on start up. The appearance of the meter is customizable and changes based on which drive mode is selected.

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REAR SEATING

Touch control panel in rear center console to operate rear seat features (Luxury & Executive packages). Automatic rear seat reclining features lowers the seat and headrests to provide the driver a better backup view from the inside rear view mirror

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SAFETY

10 airbags standard; 12 airbags optional (rear outboard seat airbags added with the Luxury package and Executive package).

Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Rear Camera Detection – alarm and automatic braking when backing up if a pedestrian is detected at the rear of the vehicle (when equipped with Panoramic View Monitor).

Front Cross Traffic Alert (similar concept to rear cross traffic alert but in the front of the LS).

Standard Lexus Safety System+ features: 1. Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection  2. All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control 3. Lane Keep Assist/Lane Departure Alert with steering assist 4. Intelligent High Beam Headlamps.
Lexus Safety System+ A –  features the world’s first Intuitive Pedestrian Detection with Active Steering within the lane. With this system, if a pedestrian is detected in the lane ahead and a collision is imminent, the LS can automatically brake and potentially steer to avoid the person while staying in the lane. The color HUD is used to alert the driver.

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LS 500h HYBRID

Equipped with the new Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System, which provides enhanced responsiveness and linear acceleration, particularly when accelerating from a full stop.  The system adds a four-speed shifting device to the Lexus Hybrid Drive combination of a 3.5-liter V6 Dual VVT-i gas engine and two electric motors that delivers a maximum system output of 354 hp.

In a conventional full hybrid vehicle, engine output is boosted by the electric motor via a reduction gear, but with the new Multi Stage Hybrid System the power from the V6 engine and the hybrid battery can be amplified by the four-stage shifting device, allowing much greater drive power to be generated when accelerating from stationary and achieving 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds (RWD); 5.2 seconds (AWD).

Like the LC 500h, the LS 500h is fitted with a compact, lightweight LITHIUM-ION hybrid battery.  It’s 20 percent smaller than the nickel-metal hydride unit used in the Lexus LS 600h L, yet has a higher power density.  Lithium-ion technology has also reduced the component’s weight, helping reduce the car’s overall mass – supporting overall fuel economy, emissions performance and handling balance.

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F SPORT (LS 500 only)

F SPORT grille took computer-aided design (CAD) operators five months to achieve the desired texture and interaction with light.  7,000 individual surfaces were adjusted to achieve the desired look and texture – compared to 5,000 for the standard model’s grille.  With the sporty enlarged side grille, it is functional as well, helping to maintain the vehicle’s cooling performance.

Special F SPORT rocker panel and trunk moldings accentuate the sedan’s rakish profile, while F SPORT badging on fenders and exclusive 20-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior transformation.

Ultra White is offered as an F SPORT-exclusive exterior color.  F SPORT exclusive front seat, which provides enhanced support for dynamic driving. A perforated-grill pattern on seating surfaces and unique scored aluminum trim elements add additional sporty flair.

There’s also the F SPORT steering wheel as well as the aluminum accelerator, brake and footrest pedals, the F SPORT perforated shift handle and footrest. Ultra suede in the seats and headliner is the crowning touch.  For the ultimate sporty look, a new Circuit Red interior is available exclusively on F SPORT.  Features sliding F SPORT meter.

Standard 20-inch wheels and 245/45RF20 (Fr); 275/40RF20  (Rr) tires, (summer tires for RWD) along with larger front and rear brakes (6-piston calipers on front and 4 piston on rear)

Available F SPORT Performance package (RWD only) equips the LS 500 F SPORT with Lexus Dynamic Handling (Variable Gear Ratio Steering and Active Rear Steering), Active Stabilizer, and sport-tuned air suspension.

Features the latest generation of the brand’s advanced chassis control technology, Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM), further refined since its debut more than a decade ago.  VDIM implements cooperative control of all vehicle subsystems – braking, steering, powertrain, and suspension – to control basic longitudinal, lateral and vertical motion as well as yaw, roll and pitch.  Optimal control of these motions helps to enable exceptional ride comfort, enhanced traction and safety and handling agility, and allows for enriched flat vehicle posture during cornering as well as a more comfortable and stable ride overall.

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Lexus Safety System+

Lexus Safety System + integrates several advanced technologies to create a standard suite of safety features that ultimately will be offered on the entire Lexus vehicle lineup. These features include Pre-Collision System with pedestrian detection function, Lane Departure Alert, Intelligent High Beam and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

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Pre-Collision System (PCS)

This system uses a grill-mounted radar and a camera to help detect pedestrians and vehicles under certain conditions. When detected, this system activates an audio and visual alert in addition to brake assist if the driver applies the brakes, followed by automatic braking, if the driver does not brake in time.

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Lane Departure Alert (LDA)

This system is designed to use a camera to detect white and yellow lane markings. If the vehicle starts to deviate from a lane, LDA W/STEERING ASSIST alerts the driver with an audio-visual alert and steering wheel vibration. Some vehicles are also equipped with Lane Keep Assist, which helps control steering to make it easier for the driver to remain within lane markings.

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Intelligent High Beam

This system uses a camera to detect the headlights of oncoming vehicles and the taillights of vehicles ahead, and then automatically switches between high beams and low beams so as not to distract other drivers.

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Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

This system uses a grill-mounted radar designed to detect the preceding vehicle and determine its speed. It then adjusts vehicle speed (within a set range) to help maintain a preset distance between vehicles. The driver can adjust the following distance via a convenient steering wheel-mounted control.