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Lexus rolls out new GS F model at Chicago Auto Show with an eye towards black car buyers

(February 12, 2015) Lexus is showcasing its new GS F sedan as it makes its debut appearance at the Chicago Auto Show with a program of special interest to African American auto consumers.

The GS F is the newest addition to the Lexus' brand's "F" lineage, which is symbolized by sound, response and power. The GS F builds upon the mid-size GS luxury sedan with re-engineering to the car's engine, driveline and suspension along with overall tuning that optimizes its reflexes. The naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine produces 467 hp and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The new model arrives at dealers later this year.

The Lexus display features more than 20 vehicles, showing the range of Lexus segment offerings including sporty, performance-oriented F SPORT models, the most hybrid models available in the luxury segment and the limited edition Crafted Line.

Live entertainment will also be featured in the exhibit as Luxury Awaits, the brand's luxurious lifestyle guide, introduces "Lexus Verses and Flow" at the Chicago Auto Show. The award-winning "Lexus Verses and Flow" series brings a strong roster of R&B music artists delivering powerful performances to McCormick Place. Visitors to the show can enjoy free live music while savoring delicious Garrett's Popcorn and drinks at the Lexus coffee bar. Following each performance, attendees are invited to stay for a special artist meet-and-greet. Attendees are also encouraged to take photos of the Lexus performers and share their experience on social media.

On Saturday, Feb. 14,"Lexus Verses and Flow" welcomes Carl Thomas, one of the first artists signed to Sean "Puffy" Comb's Bad Boy Entertainment, for two performances, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Thomas has released four albums and appeared multiple times at the top of the Billboard charts. Vocalist Angie Stone brings her neo-soul, hip-hop musical styles to the Lexus exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. For three decades, Stone has been surprising audiences, critics, peers and the music industry itself as she consistently delivers surprises. A complete roster of "Lexus Verses and Flow" artists and schedule of Chicago Auto Show performances are available at

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