Category: Lexus Santa Monica

Check Out The New Lexus RX Ad Campaign

March 23, 2016 jhur Lexus, Lexus Santa Monica

If you are interested in the Lexus RX, then keep a lookout for the vehicle in the new national ad campaign that is now rolling out. The campaign includes nation-wide and local television spots, print and digital media, and out-of-home ad placements, as well as partnerships such as with Mindy Kaling of The Mindy Project on Hulu.

The Lexus RX is an SUV designed for “customers looking for an SUV that’s as interesting as their dynamic lifestyles”. A large focus of the new ads is on the RX’s brilliant new design.

Lexus recognizes that their brand doesn’t appeal to just one group, and that luxury is a universal aspiration, which is why their current campaign is distinctly multicultural, with ads targeting the African American, Hispanic, and LGBT audiences.

You can view the two national spots below:

2016 Lexus RX Commercial: “Beautiful Contrast”


2016 Lexus RX Commercial: “MODERN. LUXURY.”


Anyone who lives or works in the Santa Monica, CA area who is interested in the new Lexus RX will benefit from visiting our website and browsing the Lexus RX model information and inventory pages.

The 24th Annual Beit T’Shuvah Gala Ends with a Charitable Gift

February 23, 2016 lacarguy Lexus, Lexus Santa Monica Tags: , ,

One family’s life was made a bit better last Friday thanks to a very generous prize recipient at the 24th annual GALA for Beit T’Shuvah. During the event a 2016 Lexus CT200h hybrid car was given out as a prize to one lucky recipient by Lexus Santa Monica. During the event Anita Anderson was the lucky winner of the prize and she chose to turn her prize into a helpful donation.

Abel Perez and His Family Receive a Helpful Donation

Last Friday Abel Perez and his family were given the 2016 Lexus CT 200h to use as a family vehicle. The family was all smiles when receiving the gift. It was a nice gesture by Anita Anderson and something that will help improve the lives of that family for years.

Able Perez CT 200h

About the CT 200H

The 2016 Lexus CT 200H is an efficient hybrid that offers an estimated 42 MPG combined rating during standard driving conditions. The car features a sporty design, plenty of room for four passengers and modern features like advanced navigation and selectable driving modes.

About Beit T’Shuvah

Beit T’Shuvah is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people recover from addiction through faith. The organization helps with gambling addiction, drug addiction and other ailments. Treatments are provided free with funding and many people are helped through their difficult times with help from Beit T’Shuvah. Each year a gala is held in honor of the organization to help them raise funds to continue helping out the community.

If you would like to learn more about Beit T’Shuvah, seek help offered by the organization or make a donation visit this link.

The Mirai Special SBC Event

July 15, 2015 lacarguy LAcarGUY Sustainability, Lexus Santa Monica, Sustainable Business Council, Toyota Tags: , , , ,

The Toyota Mirai is arguably an even more revolutionary technology than the Prius was when it was first released all those years ago. If you’re at all curious about the new technology and you want to see the vehicle first hand now’s your opportunity! This SBC Member Mentor session is all about introducing the Toyota Mirai and learning what it can do for the environment. It’s an exciting new piece of technology and could be a major turning point for the automotive industry. Not only is the session good to learn about the new technology, but it will serve as a valuable networking opportunity to get you in touch with other members of the SBC as well.

Get To Know New Professionals

If you’re interested in getting to know other sustainable business owners and associates in your area the presentation is a good opportunity to do some serious networking. The first 15 minutes of the event will be spent networking with the other members attending. This gives you a chance to meet up with new people and ask any questions that you have. Expand your current network and get in touch with other professionals who can help your business grow and develop.

Get an Introduction to the Mirai

A quick 20 minute presentation from Alisha Auringer, the Manager of the Environment at LAcarGUY will help you understand more about the Toyota Mirai and how it works. You’ll get a look at the tech that drives this unique vehicle and soon you’ll have a much better understanding of how a car can drive around with nothing but hydrogen in the tank.

Build Your Understanding

After you learn all the new information abut the Mira you’re likely to have some questions. That’s why there is another 20 minute sessions for questions and comments after the initial presentation. You can ask more about the car, or learn more from the questions that other people ask.

Get Your First Look at the Mirai

If you’ve been waiting to get an up-close look at the new Mirai now’s your chance. The last half hour of the Mentor session will be spent taking a closer look at an actual Mirai and possibly giving out test drives as well. Get a look at the technology that is powering this revolutionary new vehicle and you can start to develop some new ideas around introducing this vehicle to customers.


You can easily RSVP for the event using the link on the banner below. It’s simple to do and will only take a minute to get yourself locked in for the special event.

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Ride & Drive the 2016 Toyota Mirai,

the World’s First Mass Market,

Hydrogen Powered All Electric Fuel Cell Vehicle!Try Before you Buy Summertime SBC Membership Promo!

Presented by:



Alisha Auringer, Manager of the Environment, LAcarGUY

Alisha Auringer

Manager of the Environment♻


Thursday, July 23, 12:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.Lexus Santa Monica1501 Santa Monica Blvd.Santa Monica, CA 90404Business Challenge:Introducing the 2016 Toyota Mirai

On-site Business Overview and TourLight lunch Included!IMPORTANT: Please be sure to RSVP by clicking HERE.


About this SBC Member Mentor Session:

LAcarGUY is hosting this special behind-the-scenes mentoring session and tour at one of their car dealerships, the Lexus Santa Monica. Alisha’s presentation will be about one of the biggest car launches in automotive history! She will be introducing the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle which is a turning point in auto history!

Leave Your Mark by Leaving No Mark at All!

Learn firsthand about the unique hydrogen fueled propulsion of the 2016 Toyota Mirai! In the end the only by-product from the electricity that is created with hydrogen and oxygen in this remarkable vehicle’s fuel cell stack is water which leaves through the tail pipe.

For more information visit:

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle


LAcarGUY’s Mike Sullivan Shares

the 2016 Toyota Mirai on Periscope Video

This special one-time only “Try Before You Buy” Summertime SBC Membership session is ideal if you would like to experience and explore the SBC Membership before you join. We suggest you consider attending the July 23rd SBC Member Mentor Session if you seek a community of sustainable business professionals where you can gain high-level insights toward enhancing your business model and meet potential customers. If you would like to attend please RSVP. Why join the SBC Membership? Please see the benefits of joining HERE!

SBC Member Mentor Session Details:

July 23, 12:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.

Tour & Test Drives of the 2016 Toyota Mirai

12:30 p.m.-12:50 p.m.

Catered lunch & Self-introductions

12:50 p.m.-1:10 p.m.

Alisha Auringer, Manager of the Environment♻, LAcarGUY

Presentation on Business Challenge:

Introducing the 2016 Toyota Mirai

1:10  p.m.-1:45 p.m.

Mentoring Feedback and Idea Generation Session

Provided by Master Mentors & SBC Members


Lexus Santa Monica

1501 Santa Monica Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90404

SBC Board of Directors:

Steve Glenn (Chair), Laura Berland-Shane,

Rob Kramer, Lee Wallach,

Becki Ueno, Carrie Norton

Juli Schulz, Nurit Katz

SBC Corporate New Members:

Platinum Members:


Lexus Santa Monica

Earth Friendly Products

Marcum LLP

Sustainable Law Group

The Honest Company

Participant Media



EKLA Home, Inc.

Follow Your Heart/Earth Island

Transplant Connect

Bowman Change, Inc.


Gold Member:

Arpin Group

Silver Members:


Beyond Meat

Southern California Edison


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You can find information regarding the benefits of SBC Membership, the different

SBC Membership options and how to join by visiting Why SBC Membership. If you

aren’t a member yet, consider joining to get mentored by the preeminent leaders

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SBC Steering Committee:

Alisha Auringer, Nadereh Afsharmanesh

Vivian P. Panou, Elana Pianko,

Jaime Nack, Nicole Landers,

Evan Birenbaum
About the SBC.

The Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles (SBC) is a non-profit organization

which provides professional networking, mentoring, and educational forums to sustainable

business professionals in Southern California. The organization’s goal is to help members

improve their operating efficiencies, profit margins, and staff productivity as they reduce the

ecological impact of their products and services.

Contact Information for Sustainable Business Council:

310 285-8494

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Get Ready for the 4th Annual SBC Awards

March 20, 2015 lacarguy Global Green USA, Green Charity, LAcarGUY News & Events, LAcarGUY Sustainability, Lexus Santa Monica Tags: , , ,

The 4th Annual Sustainable Business Council Achievement Awards or SBC Awards are coming up on April 22nd and their sure to be a night to remember. They offer a unique opportunity for the leaders in sustainability in Southern California to get the recognition that they deserve and for other sustainable business and thought leaders to meet and mingle with one another and expand their reach and their network. The event is sponsored by top environmental organizations and businesses such as Growing Roots, Summa, Living Homes, LAcarGUY and Lexus Santa Monica.

Jessica Alba

The Event

The SBC (Sustainable Business Council) Achievement Awards is a special event honoring all the Southern California businesses focusing on increasing sustainability in the area and around the country. During the event there will be a silent auction that helps raise revenue for the Sustainable Business Council. There will also be a raffle with a slew of prizes, and the potential to network with some of the top business leaders in sustainable industries in Southern California. In between the major festivities attendees can enjoy tastings from the SBC Restaurant Showcase that brings together leading Vegan, Vegetarian and sustainable restaurants.

Boise Thomas is this year’s Event Emcee and will be handing out awards to the this year’s recipients including Jessica Alba, Brian Lee, Sean Kane, Christopher Gavigan, Christopher Gebhardt and Nancy Mancilla. The CEO of will be making the opening remarks to get the event started.

The Details

The big day is on April 22 and the awards last from 6:30 until 9:00PM. They’re at the Santa Monica BLVD. at 1501 and there’s complimentary valet for added convenience.

If you would like to get involved with the event you can obtain tickets from here and you can submit your business for a potential award by visiting this link. There are ten different categories that each come with their own unique requirements. The application deadline is the 28th of March and there is a registration fee of $60 to get into the judging.

All the specifics are on the flier below, or you can learn more by visiting the official event link here.

SBC Flier

LAcarGUY was Represented by Three Dealerships at the 2014 Santa Monica Wellbeing Fest

October 31, 2014 lacarguy LAcarGUY News & Events, Lexus Santa Monica, Toyota Santa Monica, Uncategorized, Volkswagen Santa Monica 0 Comments

Three Santa Monica LAcarGUY dealerships participated this year for the Wellbeing Festival held at the Santa Monica Civic Center. Each had a part in the LAcarGUY booth and represented the local community and advanced car technology. The annual event takes time to celebrate local business while emphasizing the importance of wellbeing and health. Since these three Santa Monica dealerships are a part of the local business community they were welcome additions to the more than 120 different companies that participated in the day in some way.

Volkswagen, Toyota, Lexus

Three Santa Monica LAcarGUY dealerships were present at the Wellbeing Fest on October 18th representing some of the local businesses in the Santa Monica area. While there they spoke about businesses large and small benefit the area and

About the Festival

The Wellbeing Fest is a day to celebrate Wellbeing and good health and to celebrate local businesses in the Santa Monica area. More than 3,000 people attended the event and 120 different businesses had an exhibit throughout the day.

The festival took place at the Santa Monica Civic Center and was put on by the Chamber of Commerce to help improve business practices in the area. Throughout the day it featured demonstrations, helpful tech learning sessions, and a variety of booths put on by local businesses.

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The Dealerships Involved

Lexus of Santa Monica, Toyota Santa Monica and Volkswagen Santa Monica were all present at the community event. Each brought a car along to show off and presented some of the latest technology while reinforcing the message that it’s beneficial to your community to shop locally.



Join Us for the Kickin’ Cancer 5K Event on September 14th!

August 22, 2014 lacarguy Kickin Cancer, Lexus Santa Monica Tags: , , , , , , 0 Comments

Lexus of Santa Monica is thrilled to be taking part in the 13th annual Kickin’ Cancer! 5K event to help build support and raise funds to help fight cancer. The event includes a serious 5K as well as a family fun run and a variety of other fun activities for families to take part in. It occurs on September 14th from 7:30 am until 11:30 AM and promises to be a fun-filled morning.  Come out to San Vicente Blvd. on Sunday the 14th to check it out. You can learn more about it at

kickin cancer


The Runs

The 5k run is set to begin at 9 AM on the 13th and the Fun Run will begin at 10:30AM. Both activities are designed to raise fund for preventative cancer care. You can sign up to participate in either event through the Kickin Cancer website above.

Why We Do It

Most people are aware of the damage that cancer causes and how deadly it can be and this event is a major fundraiser to provide preventative care for the disease. Last year the event managed to raise over $200,000 toward preventative care, and that money was used to help many patients get the help that they needed. This year we hope to raise just as much and continue providing much needed financial help to victims plagued by cancer.

How to Get Involved

There are several different ways for you to get involved with the event if you want to help out or participate. By visiting you can register to participate in the 5K or the Kiddie Fun Run yourself, you can donate to the cause, or you can donate to one of the sponsors already setup to run the race. By typing in the discount code”lexus” you can save 5 dollars off the entry fee and get involved for even less. Use this opportunity to test out your physical fitness while generating money for a worthy cause as well.

This is the 10th year that Lexus of Santa Monica has sponsored the event and we’re thrilled to be helping such a worthy cause and excited to promote physical activity as well. Not only are we providing some of the money to set up the event, but we’ve also provided the pace car for all the runners planning on taking part on the 14th.

Get involved with a great cause and come out to San Vicente Blvd. to take part in the Annual Kickin’ Cancer! event. It’s sure to be a morning filled with fun and worth checking out.

'An Evening in Argentina' in Support of the Richstone Family Center

January 19, 2014 lacarguy Community Involvement, LAcarGUY News & Events, Lexus Santa Monica 0 Comments

On Saturday, February 8th 2014, Lexus Santa Monica will be hosting the Richstone Family Center event, “An Affair of the Heart.” The night will feature ‘An Evening in Argentina’ to honor longtime supporter Dorothy Courtney.


Highlights of the evening will include a silent as well as a live auction, a variety of premier wines, and a savory buffet of Argentinian-inspired cuisine prepared by Chef David Sutton.

For 40 years, the Richstone Family Center has been dedicated to preventing and treating child abuse and trauma, strengthening and educating families, and decreasing violence in families, schools and communities.

Proceeds from the event benefit Richstone’s child abuse treatment prevention programs. Your help enables Richstone to continue providing vital programs and services to the most vulnerable children and families in our community.

For more information, call (310) 970-1921 ext. 137 or visit

Come visit Santa at LAcarGUY

November 29, 2013 lacarguy Audi, LAcarGUY News & Events, Lexus, Lexus Santa Monica, Pacific Audi, Pacific Porsche, Pacific Volkswagen, Porsche, Scion, Scion of Hollywood, Scion Santa Monica, Subaru, Subaru Pacific, Toyota, Toyota of Hollywood, Toyota Santa Monica, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Santa Monica Tags: , , , , , 0 Comments

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With Thanksgiving over, the holiday season is officially upon us. In preparation for Christmas, Santa will be stopping by the LAcarGUY stores to spread the joy of the holidays.

Do you have a gift you’d like to ask Santa for? Are you unsure if you’re on the naughty or nice list? Or do you just want to take a picture with the big guy himself?

Child or adult, LAcarGUY encourages you to stop by its stores to meet Santa and enjoy breakfast on us. Full details are below. Be sure to find the store nearest you, or the store with the vehicle you’ll be asking Santa to bring you for Christmas, to see if Santa will be stopping by from 9 a.m. to noon on December 7th or 14th!


Dec 7th from 9am – 12pm:


Audi Pacific: 20460 Hawthorne Blvd. Torrance, CA  90503

Pacific Volkswagen: 14900 Hindry Ave Hawthorne, CA  90250

Pacific Subaru: 20550 Hawthorne Blvd. Torrance, CA  90503


Dec 14th from 9am – 12pm:


Toyota of Santa Monica: 801 Santa Monica Blvd Santa Monica, CA  90401

Lexus of Santa Monica: 1501 Santa Monica Blvd Santa Monica, CA  90404

Volkswagen of Santa Monica: 2440 Santa Monica Blvd Santa Monica, CA  90404

Toyota of Hollywood: 6000 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA  90028

Pacific VW (Pet Day): 14900 Hindry Ave Hawthorne, CA  90250


Lexus to Show Updated CT 200h in China

November 12, 2013 lacarguy Green Articles, Hybrid Vehicles, Lexus, Lexus Santa Monica, New Cars Tags: , , , , , , , 0 Comments

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The compact Lexus CT 200h is the latest Lexus to incorporate the company’s trademark “spindle grille” into its front-end design. Like other Lexus vehicles, the CT’s styling benefits from the aggressive maw, giving the car an added dose of character and aggression.

Scheduled to be unveiled at the Guangzho Motor Show in China, Lexus states the car will also receive a revised rear-end design and new alloy wheels.

Currently the CT is a hybrid only affair, affording the compact hatchback with impressive gas-mileage; however, Mark Templin, Lexus International executive vice president, recently told Motoring Australia that he hoped in the future Lexus might add a second powertrain option to the CT to target “people who want fast cars.”

Lexus recently revealed that it will show a compact SUV concept called the LF-NX with a new turbocharged four-cylinder at the Tokyo Motor Show. This engine is expected to eventually replace the IS250’s V6 engine, but will it also find its way under the hood of the updated Lexus CT? We’ll find out when the car debuts on November 21. Be sure to continue to follow LAcarGUY News for the latest Lexus news.

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Lexus Santa Monica to Host SBC Industry Achievement Awards

April 11, 2013 lacarguy Green Articles, Lexus Santa Monica, Sustainable Business Council 0 Comments

The second annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards will be held next week on April 17th and Lexus Santa Monica is proud to host the event in our showroom. The evening will feature award presentations as well as talks from lifetime achievement recipients, Cisco Home and Bentley Prince Street.


Attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals. Catering will be provided by top restauranteurs featuring organic and local fare while cocktails by Real de Mexico Tequila will also be featured. There will also be a raffle with great prizes to be won.

The goal of this award’s event is to recognize the contributions to the local economy by sustainable businesses and individuals. The awards provide a platform to salute these Southern Californian sustainable professionals and their companies. The event coincides with Earth Day and will be broadcast to 15 million US television households via satellite and a rich video-on-demand online channel on the debuting Tomorrow’s Planet TV network.

Award recipients will receive the SBC Giving Tree which is a living Bonsai tree trophy and this year, for the Second Annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards, the following awards will be presented:

  • SBC’s B Corp. Award
  • SBC’s Sustainable Small Business Award
  • SBC’s Sustainable Business Award
  • SBC’s Best Public Advocate for Sustainability Award
  • SBC’s Lifetime Achievement in Sustainability Award (individual)
  • SBC’s Lifetime Business Achievement Award (business)
  • SBC’s People’s Choice Award: Category: Sustainable Restaurant

To purchase tickets, organize a table or book tribute ads, check out the links provided and for more event details visit the SBC website. For further information, contact Molly Lavik, executive director, Sustainable Business Council at 310.488.4401 or