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LEXUS OF CHATSWOOD REDEFINES LUXURY SHOWROOM CRAFTSMANSHIP

Lexus customers on Sydney's North Shore can immerse themselves in a luxurious Japanese-inspired purchasing and ownership experience with the opening of the new Lexus of Chatswood luxury showroom.

The new multi-million-dollar, 1800 square-metre, twin-storey showroom embraces the Lexus hospitality art of omotenashi and builds upon the new Lexus of Chatswood service centre unveiled last May, to deliver a new benchmark in customer service.

Designed by Centric Architects with an interior styled by Nici McCarroll, the new facility is set to become a North Shore landmark destination for the ultimate in luxury lifestyle experience.

Lexus customers are greeted into an expansive, warm space finished in glass and American oak punctuated by handcrafted references to Lexus' Japanese heritage, reflecting the visual flair and textural surfacing provided inside Lexus vehicles.

These include a Japanese-print wallpaper screen, ground floor lounge and two private customer vehicle delivery lounges, with elements of delicate craftsmanship radiating around the 30 vehicles on display.

Upstairs, framed by expansive windows, is a large 12-seat bar that is the centrepiece of the Lexus hospitality captured in the omotenashi philosophy.

Finished in Smeraldo green stone, it combines hand-shaped brass fittings, a La Marzocco coffee Modbar and two teppanyaki plates to create a one-of-a-kind dining space for luxury customers browsing for their next new Lexus vehicle purchase.

The adjacent lounge is finished in earthy tones with timber lattice walls inspired by traditional Japanese shoji screens, offering customers an inviting space to relax in sumptuous comfort.

Beyond the windows, enhancing the atmosphere of calm tranquility is a Japanese garden, designed by Hortus Designs in conjunction with Ken Lamb from Imperial Gardens, with a 30-year-old bonsai Japanese black pine providing an exquisite central focus.

While the aesthetic of the showroom and its hospitality spaces evoke a warm luxurious blend of Japanese heritage and radiant contemporary style, the facility has also been designed with state-of-the-art technology.

In anticipation for the arrival of the Lexus UX 300e in November - the luxury lifestyle brand's first battery electric vehicle (BEV) - the new facility features an 86kW solar array.

This provides renewable electricity for vehicle charging - with twin 7.0-inch touch-display AC charging units installed in the delivery bays - and powering the building.

Lexus of Chatswood Dealer Principal Simon McCarroll said the stunning new showroom was a testament to the building specialists from Reitsma Constructions - and the skilled craftsmen and women who laboured for more than 45,000 hours over the course of the nine-month build to bring the project to life.

"While the Japanese philosophy that surrounds Lexus was at the centre of this design, we also knew we had to create a space that would perfectly fit our Sydney clients, delivering technology, convenience and luxury that will stand the test of time," Mr McCarroll said.

"At its core is the Japanese spirit of omotenashi hospitality, including the stunning 12-seat bar - but that philosophy takes on new meaning in this modern, technologically advanced space. The result is simple: a space Lexus owners and fans will want to be in."

Lexus Australia Chief Executive Scott Thompson said the new Lexus of Chatswood is the ultimate example of the Lexus commitment to pushing boundaries in luxury experience.

"The new Lexus of Chatswood embodies our next-generation of customer care as we constantly strive to reset the standard in luxury experience," Mr Thompson said.

"This will gel with next-generation products that will pursue leading style, performance and technology - products that will feel perfectly at home in the new Lexus of Chatswood."

The new Lexus of Chatswood showroom is at 932 Pacific Highway Chatswood in Sydney with service facilities nearby at 6 Barcoo Street, Roseville.

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For more information, please contact:

Dan DeGasperi
Lexus Australia public relations
E: dan.degasperi@lexus.com.au
M: +61 466 612 742



 
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