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Wednesday
Nov252015

A Work of Art – The All-New Lexus 2016 RX

With striking aesthetics and a chiseled body, the fourth-generation 2016 RX was a huge hit at a festive launch party that Longo Lexus hosted for a few hundred special guests on November 18. 

 

Guests got behind the wheel and test drove the vehicle to experience its performance. Other guests showed their enthusiasm by checking out the car inside and out while putting our Lexus technologists to task with a wide range of questions. 

The evening featured music, dining, prize giveaways and a special display of the RX body style evolution from 1999 through 2004, 2008, and 2010.

The RX is the best-selling model in the brand’s 26-year history—with global sales of more than 2.1 million units. The new fourth-generation RX boasts excellent on-road performance and safety technologies that include the innovative Lexus Safety System+.  Learn more about the RX’s key features at http://www.lexus.com/models/RX. 

 

More photos of the 2016 Lexus RX Launch Party can be found here. 
Monday
Nov162015

The Long Wait for the Next-Generation Lexus LS

In an interview with Car Advice, Lexus International vice-president Mark Templin discussed the delay in releasing the next-generation LS flagship sedan:

 

“[The next-generation LS] is overdue, and I’ll admit that,” Templin said. “When Akio [Toyoda] asked me to come here four years ago, we created a plan, and that plan included a lot of different things and you can’t do them all at once. 

“It’s a huge priority, but the LS is the most sophisticated car in our line-up, and you don’t want to bring a new LS to market until you’re ready for it,” Templin said, suggesting that there’s some big technological advancement for the new-generation car, which may not launch until 2017.

 
While the current LS did receive a major update in 2012, the basic platform and powertrain are now ten years old — this is a significant deviation from previous generations of the LS, which were replaced every six years.

The extended development period of the next-generation model is a double-edged sword — it’s given Lexus the time to build something special, but there’s also serious pressure to deliver a class-leading experience in one of the toughest segments in the industry. The LF-FC concept has given us a hint at what’s to come, but will it be enough? 

This article was originally published on Lexus Enthusiast. 
 

 

Monday
Aug172015

The Lexus Hoverboard Has Been Revealed 

This isn’t from Tron, this isn’t from Back To The Future either. This is from Lexus and they just eliminated fiction out of science fiction.


When technology, design, and imagination come together, amazing things can be achieved. The Lexus Hoverboard represents true engineering innovation and can be seen in action soon. 


SLIDE, the ultra-stylistic hoverboard, was finally revealed on August 5th to the public. No details on when this will be available to purchase or for what kind of price tag. However, one thing comes to mind, could hovercars be next?

If SLIDE does become available to consumers, you know skateboard aficionados will be all over this. Then again, who wouldn’t be?

Friday
Jul242015

LEXUS IS WHERE THE HEART IS

Driver and car super connected as one? This isn't a sci-fi movie.

The Lexus RC-F was turned into an awe-inspiring sight when the Lexus Australia team and Tricky Jigsaw created visuals on the moving vehicle that mimicked the fluctuation of a driver's own heartbeat. With every sharp turn and acceleration boost, the outside of the car would display an animation of the driver's escalating pulse. Talk about a heart pounding experience, right?

Take a look at this stunning spectacle of wonder with a behind the scenes video of the one-off concept vehicle.

For details, check out the original article from Wired UK.


Wednesday
Jun102015

Temple City's Sizzlin' Summer Concerts

As a Temple City resident, I found some interesting facts about the Temple City Concerts in the Park Series.

The Temple City Concert Series started relatively small in the mid-1980’s featuring the San Gabriel Valley Concert Band using the parking lot adjacent to City Hall.   Estimated attendance was 25 – 50.  

The Performing Arts Pavilion located in Temple City Park is the current home of the Concert in the Park series was dedicated in September 1996 honoring those that made the dream into a reality.  Since then, the Concerts in the Park series has welcomed a variety of solo performers, tribute bands that span the decades.  Pre-concert activities and weekly giveaways all set in a true hometown atmosphere sets the TC CONCERTS IN THE PARK series as a true Temple City tradition.  In 2013, the City welcomed sponsorships to help support the series and also introduced Beats & Eats Food Trucks during the series.  Their 11 week series begins mid-June through August each summer and draws crowds up to 1,800.

Beach Boys, Elvis, Chicago, Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac...will not be playing here. But tribute bands honoring their greatness will. Another plus, the concerts are free!

What:   City of Temple City’s Concerts in the Park 2015

Where: Temple City Park
             9701 Las Tunas Drive
             Temple City

When:  Wednesday evenings
            June 17 – August 26
             
Time:   6:30pm -Pre-concert activities
            7:00pm – Concert

We are excited to support Temple City's Summer tradition.

Stop by and visit our Longo booth on July 1st, July 8th, and August 12th.   We will be raffling gas card gift cards.

We look forward to seeing you there. Let’s enjoy the summer together.