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Lindsay Automotive Group is sponsoring and will have a booth at the 2nd Annual Bark, Wag & Wine 2014 presented by Operation Paws for Homes (OPH) on Saturday, September 27th 11am – 3pm. The event is located at Chrysalis Vineyards in Middleburg, VA and features: tasty food, great wine, silent auctions, and family/dog related events. With more than 300 in attendance last year, we’re hoping for an even bigger turn out this year!

Contributions help OPH to continue providing their life-saving services such as transportation from shelters, medical checks, assistance to foster homes and adoptive families. Many of their efforts are driven towards ending the senseless euthanasia of homeless dogs in shelters. Helping end the senseless euthanasia of homeless dogs in shelters. OPH rescues dogs of all breeds and ages from high-kill shelters providing them foster homes throughout VA, Wash DC, MD, and southern PA. In 4 years, OPH has saved the lives of 4000 dogs!

Lindsay Automotive Group is proud to sponsor and support such a great cause. We will have a booth at the event with a dog-watering station and several “goodies” for both owners and canines. Please be sure to stop by our table to see why “You’ll Love it at Lindsay!”

Tickets: $25 for adults; $10 for children (includes lunch). Feel free to bring your dog as this event is Dog-Friendly.
Find more information about the event here.

 

Lindsay Lexus is sponsoring the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s 2nd annual Golden Paw Gala on Sat. Nov. 1st.   All proceeds will go directly to the League’s shelter pets and community programs.

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In addition to donating funds to the cause, Lindsay Lexus is also donating a Harvey’s Seat Belt bag for their Silent Auction. You can view the variety of Harvey’s bags in both our Lindsay Lexus Service Center Gift Shop and our Cadillac Gift Shop.

The event will be held at The Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 N Glebe Road, Arlington, VA.

 

 

Lindsay Automotive Group is also a proud partner of the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundationa local animal rescue organization that places thousands of animals in loving homes.

Adopt, Volunteer, or Donate today!

 

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As the largest Lexus model out there, the 2014 Lexus LX 570 maintains its luxurious side all while offering driver utility that’s near impossible to match. Quiet, smooth, and well-equipped, this Lexus has drivers baffled at its features and high-end amenities, including third-row seats that can fold flat then rotate up 90 degrees and out of the way, making space for whatever you need to load in your cargo area. This high-end sport utility vehicle can seat up to 8 passengers comfortably and offers off-road capabilities that most vehicles simply cannot match. The 2014 Lexus LX 570 emits a sort of “brute luxury,” as Lexus.com puts it, that’s evident in its towing ability (up to 7,000-lb.capacity), the available rear-seat entertainment system, and the Lexus ENFORM with App Suite features. Moreover, it’s a powerful, attractive vehicle that, according to cnet.com, “seamlessly blends luxury and utility.”

Visit Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria online at LindsayLexus.com or in person today!

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The 2014 Lexus IS 250 and 350 models were launched a little over a year ago, and ever since then they’ve made history with records sales. Lexus went with an edgy exterior design, making the IS very sporty, and stuck with V6 engines for both models. The Lexus IS was then tested against the BMW in its segment. The results were startling to most:  on and off the track, the Lexus was the better driver’s car, according to Torque News. Then, Car and Driver tested the IS versus the BMW and the rest in the class of sports sedans (think Audi, Mercedes, Infiniti), and they picked the Lexus, too. Road and Track was up next; they also picked the Lexus IS as best in its class overall.

All of the most reputable car review outlets dutifully reported their findings, and as news spread, Lexus had quite a year – this wasn’t supposed to happen for an American car up against European superiors, but it did. To get even more exhilaration out of your Lexus IS sports sedan, opt for the F SPORT Performance package.

Come visit Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria or check us out online at LindsayLexus.com to look out our awesome inventory of the history-making Lexus IS models!

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The Lexus 2014 CT 200h is the cheapest model available in the 2014 class, but it sure isn’t missing the Lexus trademark luxury and cutting-edge features. Its interior is undeniably exquisite, with comfortable, leather-trimmed seats that make the experience enjoyable for both the driver and passengers. The entertainment system makes placing calls and playing music simple, and controls located on the steering wheel allow the driver to avoid further distractions. As for the exterior, the CT 200h has a hatchback design and a surprisingly lively little engine that contribute to its sporty persona. Pickup is more than adequate for a hybrid in this class, and its handling is impressive, allowing drivers to whip around corners. This luxury hybrid hatchback earns its keep in this growing segment.

The 2014 Lexus CT 200h ought to be on top of every shopper’s list if they’re in the market for a fun hybrid. This hatchback offers cool features and luxurious amenities, which are tough to find elsewhere, with exceptional fuel economy and a winning price. Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria has a great selection of new inventory. If the 2014 Lexus CT 200h sounds like it’s the car for you, come visit us today or check us out online at LindsayLexus.com!

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We have some excellent Father’s Day gift ideas, especially if you want to beat out your siblings and get Dad a gift he’ll never forget!

fathersdaybbqIf your dad is more of the rugged type, check out the 2014 Ram 1500, Chevy Silverado 2500HD, Ford F-150, or Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.  If Dad has a little bit sportier taste, then the Lexus IS F-Sport, Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, or the VW GTI might be right up his alley.

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However, if you’re on a slightly smaller budget, we also have plenty of great gift ideas in the Parts Departments at all of our locations.  Whether it be new floor mats for his Chevy, Mopar Parts & Accessories for his Jeep, Nike Apparel and Cadillac golf gear for him, or VW-themed gifts like a BBQ Apron and 3 Piece Set or the VW Traveling Tunes Cooler, the possibilities are endless!! fathersdaycadillacapparel

 

 

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This week, May 12th– May 18th is National Police Week, a time for us to remember all of the American Law Enforcement Officers who have lost their lives during their public service.  National Police Week originated on May 15th, 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation declaring it as Peace Officers Memorial Day, which falls within the week annually.  Now, this week brings together thousands of law enforcement from around the world to participate in a variety of events in Washington, D.C., all of which pay homage to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

 

Lindsay Automotive Group shows its support for its local Police Force at Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria, where there is a satellite office for the Alexandria City Police.  Lindsay is proud to offer this small gesture to the amazing officers that risk their lives to protect us on a daily basis.  Lindsay Automotive Group also had the opportunity to help one incredible officer after he was shot while on duty just over a year ago.  Virginia’s largest auto body repair shop, Lindsay Collision Center, in Springfield, VA, made contributions that led to the restoration of the officer’s beloved 1975 Mercedes by his friends and family.  The officer was thrilled to come home to such a wonderful surprise, and everyone else was just as thrilled to have him home!  Read more about the extraordinary Officer, Peter Laboy, here.

 

The Lindsay Automotive family would like to remind everyone of the hard work, dedication, and bravery that is exhibited by our local law enforcement.  Please remember to be safe while on the roads.

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With the addition of two exhaust gas inlets and two nozzles, Lexus welcomes its first twin scroll turbo charger to its powertrain family at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The all-new Lexus NX compact crossover offers the brand’s first gasoline turbo engine in the NX 200t. The NX 200t turbo will balance excellent fuel economy with responsive acceleration and agility.

The all-new NX is Lexus’ first entry into the luxury compact crossover segment. The NX 200t turbo will be available in the U.S. market along with the NX 300h hybrid. The availability of NX model range, including the NX 200 with a naturally aspirated engine, will vary by market. “Positioned below the RX, the new NX model will provide an exciting entry point into the Lexus crossover and luxury utility vehicle family. Its expressive design and turbocharged performance embody the technology and design focused direction customers can expect from Lexus,” said Jeff Bracken, Lexus group vice president and general manager.

The NX 200t F SPORT will also be available with aggressive design features. F SPORT exclusives include a mesh grille insert, bold front bumper, machined-finish wheels, black exterior mirrors, interior ornamentation, paddle shifters, and sport seats.

The NX was developed as a refined and stylish compact luxury utility vehicle. NX chief engineer Takeaki Kato said, “Luxury is epitomized by small but important details.” Examples of attention to detail in the NX include welcoming LED illuminated exterior door handles, advanced overhead console touch switches that operate smoothly and other innovations that will set new standards for future Lexus models.

“Apart from the luxury touches, the NX was designed to complement daily life while also being capable of supporting an active lifestyle on the weekend.”  The Lexus NX will go on sale globally in the second half of 2014, and appear in U.S.  showrooms in the fall of 2014. Both U.S. models, NX 200t and NX 300h, will be available in front-wheel-drive and all-weather-drive.

Three Powertrains Globally

1. NX 200t

The NX 200t will use the all-new 2.0-liter turbo direct injection gasoline engine matched to a six-speed automatic transmission specially tuned for the NX. The six-speed automatic transmission features new torque-demand control logic, which calculates required engine torque and maximizes it, delivering quick response to acceleration and exhilarating feel with fuel efficiency.

The new Lexus 2.0-liter turbo engine was tested extensively on various road conditions and harsh environments. The turbo engine has a Lexus-first combination of water-cooled cylinder head integrated exhaust manifold and twin scroll turbo charger.

2. NX 300h

The NX 300h adopts Lexus Hybrid Drive with a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle engine, generator, motor and battery. Special features of the hybrid model include sprung-weight damping control to increase ride comfort and handling stability by reducing pitching on uneven road surfaces.

Available in front-wheel drive or all-weather drive, the NX 300h will be ready for urban adventure.

3. NX 200

China and Russia will offer the NX 200. A naturally aspirated 2.0-liter Valvematic variable valve mechanism gasoline engine matched to a Sequential-Continuously Variable Transmission (S-CVT)/Multi-drive transmission will power the NX 200.

The Lexus Valvematic system provides high torque through an expanded valve opening angle and Variable Valve Timing (VVT) operation range. The 2.0-liter powerplant has a high compression ratio and diagonal fuel injectors, which optimizes fuel mixture to produce strong power through the rev-range.

Chassis and Suspension

The NX has been designed for agile driving, handling stability, turning posture and ride comfort, including yaw-rate response to steering input and stability on uneven road surfaces.  The foundation for the vehicle’s sophisticated suspension is a highly rigid body with extensive underbody reinforcement. The new body has a comprehensive package of reinforcements, additional bulkheads and spot welding, suspension braces, and the use of Lexus body adhesive, laser-screw welding and high-rigidity glass adhesive. NX F SPORT models will have newly developed performance dampers to further enhance handling stability.

Exterior Design

From inception to reality, the NX was substantially influenced by the LF-NX concept vehicles that were introduced in hybrid form at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, and later at the Tokyo Motor Show, powered by an all-new turbo drivetrain. The NX was designed to provide more agility than an SUV and the versatility needed to navigate urban streets.

The front fascia integrates Lexus’ signature spindle grille, innovative LED headlamps, fog lamps, and daytime running lamps. The new compact crossover embraces a sculpted look with bold front and rear wheel arches that house standard 17-inch and optional 18-inch wheels. The profile is accentuated by a roofline peak set towards the back of the vehicle to create a tight silhouette and provide ample head-room for rear seat occupants

An innovative, Lexus-first door handle with a hidden key barrel and integrated lighting provide the subtle attention to detail that meet the chief engineer’s definition of luxury.

Lexus’ signature ‘L’ shaped combination tail lamps, each with seamless LED lighting, and bodywork that reflects the spindle grille complete the rear design.

Interior Design

Soft interior materials combined with hard metallic surfaces provide NX with a luxurious environment and the structural beauty of a high performance machine. A strong, silver frame defines and surrounds the center instrument panel. Knee pads located at the base of the center stack help support the driver and front passenger when cornering. The Human Machine Interface (HMI) technology continues the impression of an advanced vehicle and is also located at the bottom of the center stack.

Seating played a significant role in the cabin design. A quilted pattern in the seat and varied cushion thickness provide both support and style. The NX possesses a low hip point that helps optimize driver position and adds to the connection between the driver and the vehicle while increasing overall head room.

The NX also has a long cargo area length and a wide front to rear couple distance that helps increase legroom.

Technology

The NX has an array of innovative on-board technology, including an available Lexus-first Wireless Charging Tray which enables Qi compatible phones to be charged. Other available technology includes the first application of a new Lexus Remote Touch Interface with a touch pad; Pre-Collision System with All-speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control; Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert; power folding rear seat and  Lane Departure Alert. The standard-equipped Multi-information Display features an available Lexus-first G sensor and boost meter.

Look for Lexus NX to be in our showrooms in the second half of 2014.  We would like you to come in and test drive any of our Lexus models. Visit us online at LindsayLexusOfAlexandria.com.

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