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Lexus of Richmond Is Proud To Support University Of Richmond Spiders Football!

We are proud to support Richmond Spiders Football again this year!  This will be our 3rd year sponsoring the University of Richmond Spiders.  Check out our new commercial featuring the latest Lexus Hybrids at the UR campus, and let us know what you think!  Look for more information to come regarding our sponsorship of this year’s Green Game also!

The 2013 Lexus RX F Sport Wows at Lexus of Richmond!

The 2013 RX 350 F Sport model has arrived at Lexus of Richmond–and it is gorgeous! The F Sport model includes an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, F Sport tuned suspension, 19″ Aluminum Alloy Wheels with Dark Graphite Finish, and several other F Sport styling distinctions.  Click here to learn more about the RX F Sport model:  RX F Sport Model

Call us or come by today to see the differences in person!

2013 RX F Sport at Lexus of Richmond

2013 Lexus RX F Sport – F Sport Grille

2013 RX F Sport at Lexus of Richmond

2013 RX F Sport – F Sport 19″ Aluminum Alloy Wheels with Dark Graphite Finish

Richmond’s Best Car Dealer – Lexus of Richmond!

We are honored to be voted as Richmond Magazine’s Best Car Dealer in their 2012 Best & Worst issue! Thanks to all of our customers and readers for voting! This is a distinction that we do not take lightly, and we will continue in our Passion for Perfection to keep earning this title every day. Check out the issue on newstands now!

Lexus of Richmond voted Best Car Dealer in 2012!

Lexus of Richmond voted Best Car Dealer by Richmond Magazine in 2012!

The All-New 2013 Lexus ES 350 & ES 300h at Lexus of Richmond

The All-New 2013 Lexus ES 350 & ES 300h have arrived at Lexus of Richmond!  Offering distinctly bold and progressive styling, an interior as advanced as it is accommodating and more dynamic handling, the all-new ES captures your attention as well as your imagination.  It is a design statement born of conviction. From the new spindle grille to its lower and wider stance, it exudes progressive styling. Stretched across a longer wheelbase, the redesigned interior is more spacious and accommodating. Available ambient lighting accents the dash and doors, creating a contemporary vibe throughout the cabin. Contrasting stitching adds intrigue to its smooth, contoured surfaces. And its expansive rear-seating area offers thoughtful amenities like a power rear shade and manual side-window shades.  Movie tickets? Sure. Dinner reservations? Why not. With the available Lexus Enform® App Suite, one of the most connected information and communication systems available in an automobile, the all-new ES exceeds expectations at every turn. Seamless connection to your favorite smartphone apps like and OpenTable® is only the beginning. The available Blind Spot Monitor’s Rear Cross-Traffic Alert feature is the first of its kind on a Lexus. And, with its available next-generation Remote Touch device, its most advanced technology is always at your fingertips.  There are many ways to take advantage of the impressive and efficient power of this luxury sedan’s 3.5-liter V6 engine. You can impose your will on curves, putting its lightweight design, more rigid chassis and new, more dynamic suspension system to good use. You can also sit back and let the engine’s new low-friction materials and more efficient transmission help you make the most of every drop of fuel. Or, to help the ES provide the ultimate in both respects, Drive Mode Select lets you opt for ECO, Normal or SPORT modes, modifying its performance characteristics to fit your mood.

The All-New 2013 ES 350 at Lexus of Richmond

The unprecedented and equally unforgettable ES Hybrid is expected to earn a combined fuel-economy rating of around 40 mpg thanks to an advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive system built on five generations of hybrid technology. And, for added driving engagement, in SPORT mode, the Hybrid System Indicator is replaced with a tachometer.

The 2013 Lexus ES 300h at Lexus of Richmond

To learn more about the 2013 ES & ES Hybrid vehicles, visit or call us to schedule your personal test drive 804.323.8000.

July 2012 Sales Consultant of the Month

We would like to congratulation our July 2012 Sales Consultant of the Month–Newton Rector!  Newton has been with Lexus of Richmond for a little over 1 year now, and he has achieved this distinction for the second time!  Newton has a long history in the Automotive Industry, and truly has a Passion for Perfection.  If you are interested in contacting Newton, please feel free to call 804.323.8000 or email [email protected].  Keep it up Newton!

Newton Rector, Sales Consultant at Lexus of Richmond

Maintaining Your Lexus NAVIGATION System


You’ve heard the cliche “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it!”  That makes plenty of sense doesn’t it, but let’s consider something.  Why would you allow it to break or lose functionality?

Maintaining your NAVIGATION/BLUETOOTH system is as important as keeping up with your vehicle’s maintenance.  Think of your NAVIGATION/BLUETOOTH system as your wisdom teeth.  They always seem to let you down at the most inopportune time (i.e. while on vacation, or while traveling in an unfamiliar city).

It is best practice to come into the dealership to have the following performed periodically:

  • Remove old cellular devices from your vehicle’s BLUETOOTH system that you’re not using.
  • Clear out stored PREVIOUS DESTINATIONS that you will never revisit to make room for others.
  • Remove your phonebook contacts from your vehicle and reinstall to ensure your contacts and phone numbers are up to date.
  • Reset your speed dials to ensure you have your favorite contacts are set.
  • Reboot your NAVIGATION/BLUETOOTH system and your cellular phone to maximize connectivity and longevity.
  • Update your NAVIGATION maps with the newest version to ensure addresses you need can be located (fees apply).  Locate new developments, restaurants, streets and malls for cities and states that you travel in, are a few of the benefits the upgrade provides.

All these functions can be performed for you by Lexus of Richmond’s TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST within minutes at no cost to you (with the exception of the NAVIGATION map upgrade).

If you’re interested in having your NAVIGATION maps upgraded to the newest versions, please feel free to call our BDC Team directly at (804) 323-7695 for pricing and availability.





Tech Tip: Utilizing the 2013 Lexus Enform App Suite

From this delivery forward, Lexus will be including the Lexus Enform App Suite in models equipped with the NAVIGATION system.  The Enform App Suite includes apps such as Bing, iHeart Radio, Movie, Open Table, Pandora, Yelp and Facebook Places.  All your favorite apps, located in your favorite spot, your Lexus vehicle.

The Lexus Enform App Suite is compatible with the iPhone, Android and most Blackberry devices.  The App for your smart phone is FREE, available in your phone’s App Store, and easy to use.

For more information please feel free to contact me, Kim Tydings, Technology Specialist at (804) 323-8000!  Thanks for watching!

Lexus “Ladies Night” Premier Party

Lexus “Ladies Night” Premier Party

was the place to be on last night! 

An all female cast joined together for an evening of fun, pampering, wine, gourmet foods and desserts at Lexus of Richmond.  It was an event designed for the ladies!  It was an event fit for a king, but he wasn’t invited. 

The Lexus female leaders that were amongst the ladies included Wendy Whitlow – Board of Directors; Bridget Flood – Wife of our General Manager; Lenore Parker – Finance Director; Casey Izzo – Internet/BDC Manager; Kim Tydings – Marketing/Technology Specialist; and Carla Spadaro and Deb Childs – Sales Consultants.  Our MC for the evening was none other than our friend Melissa Chase from 103.7 the River!

No detail was left unturned!  Our elite showroom was filled with great food from DeFazio’s, wine from the Moss House, an array of desserts and live music by Susan Greenbaum.  Floral smells from gorgeous bouquets of fresh flowers provided by Flowers Make Scents, permeated the air.  Ellaborate seating and other decor were provided by Classic Party Rentals and artist Cortne Lanier!

Mrs. Whitlow (pictured with Bonnie Adleman) invited several female business leaders from around the Richmond, Virginia area to partner with us during this event.  There was representation from Club West Med Spa, Mango Hair Salon, Sassy Bee, Papeterie, Miss Bonnie’s Gourmet Cheese, The Shoe Box, and NYFO.  They all displayed and demonstrated their products.  Our guests enjoyed massages, manicures and makeovers.  They all left with gifts from Lexus of Richmond and our partners.  The night was spectacular and all was surrounded around our newly redesigned 2013 Lexus RX350 and RX450H!

It was ladies night and a night to remember! 

Cortne Lanier, pictured center, Artist/Architect!
Melissa Chase, pictured center, 103.7 the River!
Kim Tydings (left); Casey Izzo (right)
Bridget Flood, pictured right.
Deb Childs, Sales Consultant!


The Newly Redesigned 2013 Lexus RX350 – Not Just Transportation!





I’m sure you’ve heard that Lexus has redesigned both the exterior and the interior of the Lexus RX!  Not only does this vehicle provide luxurious amenities, a smooth ride and cargo space that’s spaceous enough to accommodate your lifestyle, family and hobbies, it also offers comfort and convenience with the Lexus Enform App Suite!

Melissa Chase with 103.7 the River has graciously accepted our invitation to drive the 2013 Lexus RX350 and offer her honest feedback and here’s what she had to say about the new look, the new technology and innovation offered in the redesigned RX!

We’re really excited about this one!  You have got to experience this crossover vehicle for yourself.  You will be wowed!  The newly redesigned 2013 Lexus RX350 is now available at Lexus of Richmond on Midlothian, Turnpike.  Click here to schedule your test drive today!  See you soon.

Lexus of Richmond sponsors the Amercian Diabetes Association 2nd Annual Garden Party

Lexus of Richmond were proud sponsors of this year’s 2nd Annual Garden Party for the American Diabetes Association.  The event took place at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia.  It was for a great cause and we had a great time!  Take a look!


Our newly redesigned 2013 Lexus RX350 was staged outside the museum for the attendees viewing pleasure!  The Lexus RX was offered as a live auction item and has been paired with a Bay Creek Golf Resort Weekend Getaway!  The lucky winner will be driving the RX350 to their golf resort excursion!



Many were in attendance, including Diane Walker, anchor for NBC 12 and Fox News at Ten, she served as the MC for the evening (pictured with Rick Fox, Sales Consultant at Lexus of Richmond), and Dr. Greenfield of Patient First (pictured with Jan Wood, Receptionist at Lexus of Richmond).

The event included cocktails, heavy hors d’ouevers, and a sit down down dinner that consisted of  a fresh spinach salad garnished with strawberries, kiwi, thinly sliced almonds, and feta cheese, tossed in a seasonal vinaigrette dressing, followed by Filet Mignon, salmon, grilled asparagus and a grit cake.
Not only did Lexus of Richmond sponsor,  we came prepared to place our bids on auction items!  We walked away winners of a silent auction item and a live auction item.  Carla Spadaro, Sales Consultant at Lexus of Richmond, won a day on the Tortuga, the biggest fishing boat in Deltaville for up to 48-people!  Rick Fox, Sales Consultant, (pictured with American Diabetes Association volunteers), purchased raffle tickets for the 100-bottles of wine and a wine cooler and he won!  Rick in the “spirit” of the evening shared his winnings with his fellow co-workers and the American Diabetes Association’s volunteers (pictured below).
We’re all looking forward to participating next year!  Until next time, don’t forget you’re always welcomed into our home at Lexus of Richmond, 9703 Midlothian Turnpike!