Category Archives: Lexus

A Whole New Customer Experience: Koons Lexus of Wilmington Named DealerRater “DE Lexus Dealer of 2012”

We’d like to take the time to congratulate the staff at Koons Lexus of Wilmington for being named the recipient of the DealerRater “DE Lexus  Dealer of the Year 2012“. Without their outstanding customer service and relentless pursuit of perfection, this award would not have been. Congratulations!

In addition to this wonderful achievement, we’ve got more exciting news! To better serve our customers, Lexus of Wilmington has been undergoing considerable renovations in the past few months; and though the final product isn’t ready for its reveal just yet, we’ve got some teaser photos of the construction and the progress along the way. When completed, Lexus of Wilmington will be a state-of-the-art Lexus facility, continuing to cater to your every need – at a whole new level!

So, take a moment to review the progress that’s taken place over the past few months, and click through our photo slideshow below.

Let us know what you think!


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Pick Your Favorite: Teasers of This Year’s Super Bowl Commercials

The Big Game is almost here! But, the game is only one part of the equation. There’s a battle brewing between automotive brands for the best Super Bowl ad, and it’s our pleasure to do the judging.

In the past week or so a automotive brands have given us peeks at their Super Bowl commercials, which we’ve listed out below. So, which one is your pick?

Toyota’s “It’s Reinvented”

Toyota Camry Effect “Connections”

Volkswagen’s “The Bark Side”

Lexus’ 15-Second Teaser for the “Big Game”

Kia’s “A Dream Car. For Real Life.”

Chevrolet’s “2012”

Chevrolet’s “Chevy Happy Grad”

Chevrolet’s “Last Drop”

Enjoy the game!


2012 Washington Auto Show Is Coming Your Way!

The 2012 Washington Auto Show is coming up and we couldn’t be more excited!

The first day kicks off at noon on Friday, January 27th with over 700 makes and models on display! Ride & Drives for Toyota, Fiat, and Cadillac will be running all week from 12pm to 10pm at night. In addition, be sure to attend the Advanced Technology SuperHighway, where over 28 automotive manufacturers will present 65,000 square feet of modern innovations in automotive safety and green technology.

Of all the cars on display, there are a few that you’ve got to see.  One of which is the Volvo XC60 Plug-In Hybrid Concept, a vehicle that could deliver 270 horsepower and get as much as 100 mpg! One of the best designs from recent auto shows is the 2013 Ford Fusion, a car that has garnered long stares and has already earned an award for “Best Production Vehicle” by Eyes on Design at NAIAS in Detroit.

For enthusiasts, a must-see is the all-new 2013 Scion FR-S which was created under a partnership between Toyota and Subaru to create a domineering sports coupe. We think that they’ve done just that.

2013 Scion FR-S

There are also giveaways, contests, and much, much more. So with everything that’s going on, we hope to see you there!


Here is a list of featured manufacturers that will be on display:

For directions, schedule of events, hours of operation and media galleries click here:

Koons Lexus – Making a Difference

Madeline Tallman, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Youth Ambassador, with Leigh Encarnacion of Lexus of Wilmington.

The toughest issues average 11-year-olds face on a daily basis involve choosing an outfit or completing homework.  Madeline Tallman is not your average 11-year-old.  Koons Lexus of Wilmington, a longtime supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), recently sponsored her as a Youth Ambassador.

Madeline, a bubbly sixth-grader, was diagnosed with Type I (Juvenile) diabetes when she was just eight years old. Not one to succumb to her new reality as a diabetic, she almost immediately became involved with JDRF. She was the 2010 Gala ambassador, created a family walk team named “Maddie’s Mob,” and established “Tween Girls”—a group which brings other Type I diabetics together for social events.

And Madeline has continued her work to end Type 1 diabetes. She submitted the winning essay out of 25 applicants in Delaware to represent the state as their JDRF Youth Ambassador.

Leigh Encarnacian, Customer Relations Manager at Koons Lexus, believes that Madeline is a truly worthy recipient of that honor. “She is a wonderful girl. She’s a typical 11-year-old with hope in her eyes living her new normal,” Encarnacian said. “It tugs at your heart, because she lives with a pump.”

As the Ambassador, Madeline will attend the Children’s Congress in Washington, DC in June. Koons Lexus of Wilmington’s contribution to the JDRF will not only help defray Madeline’s cost for the trip, but will also make a concrete impact on the fight to find a cure for this disease.

“A cure would mean everything to me and so many other people,” Madeline said. “This is so important because that would make my life more care free like other kids my age. I could wake up and not worry about feeling awful in the midst of the day. I could be at lunch and not be worrying about not finishing everything…and neither would any other diabetic.”

The Lexus Corporation matched the Koons Lexus of Wilmington donation through their Pursuit of Potential program.

Koons wishes you all the best Madeline and we look forward to hearing about your trip to the Children’s Congress.

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