2008 Lexus IS F wins Best New Sports/Performance Over $50,000 Category for the 2009 Canadian Car of the Year

    TORONTO, Oct. 24 /CNW/ - Canada's automotive journalists have driven the
best new products from the auto industry at the Automobile Journalists
Association of Canada's (AJAC) 2009 Canadian Car of the Year TestFest, and
declared the 2008 Lexus IS F the winner in the Best New Sports/Performance
Over $50,000 category.
    "We would like to thank the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada
for making this a memorable moment for the innovative and exciting Lexus IS
F," said Sandy Di Felice, Director of Lexus in Canada. "This endorsement of
Lexus' advanced, innovative and passionate sports performance sedan is indeed
an honour for the brand, and a testament to Lexus' design and engineering."
    AJAC crowned the 2008 Lexus IS F Series 1 as this year's best new vehicle
in the "Sports/Performance Over $50,000" category. The IS F - with a suggested
retail price starting at $64,400 - injects a new excitement in the Lexus
brand. This high performance luxury sedan, powered by a five-litre V8 that
generates a huge band of beastly horsepower and torque, is coupled to the
world's first Sport Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission.

    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
    the CNW Photo Network and archived at http://photos.newswire.ca.
    Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive
    website at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited
    members of the media/

For further information:

For further information: please email media@lexus.ca or contact: Dawn
Soulis, Public Relations Manager, Lexus of Canada, (416) 431-8333

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