January 12th, 2017
At our Dale City area Lexus dealership, we always love it when things get turned up a notch. Whether it’s under the hood of our favorite car or on our dinner plate, we’re firm believers that a bit of spice never hurt anyone!
Of course, we’re not the only ones who think so. Legions of fans swear by Huy Fong Foods’ most famous product: Sriracha sauce. We can’t say that we blame them, given how the distinctive sauce adds a burst of flavor to just about anything you could think to put it on.
But what about a car? Sure, a non-edible 2017 Lexus IS at our Dale City area showroom may seem like a silly place to splash your favorite hot sauce. In the hands of the right custom shop, though, the idea isn’t quite as crazy as it sounds. It is, however, just as hot as you’d expect!
As Brian Smith, Lexus vice president of marketing, points out, “The new Lexus IS is so hot, we decided to make it Sriracha hot, with all the custom details every Sriracha fan will appreciate.” To make it happen, Lexus teamed up with the West Coast Customs team, as well as Huy Fong Foods.
It was an exciting move for David Tran, CEO and founder of Huy Fong Foods, too. As he said, “I feel so humbled to see my Lexus and Sriracha friends’ love for my hot sauce. The Lexus Sriracha IS is really the perfect mix for a ‘hot’ and ‘spicy car’ – just the way I like it.”
The custom 2017 Lexus Sriracha IS, which was unveiled at the LA Auto Show, sports a number of one-of-a-kind details. The paint job is noticeable immediately, with its fiery red hue, chili-inspired flakes, and bottle-inspired clear coat.
The interior features plenty of spicy details, too. A Sriracha-style steering wheel, “Sriracha Hot” climate control settings, and even a special driving mode tailored for faster gear changes and dynamic throttle mapping.
Of course, there’s plenty of excitement to be found behind the wheel of the stock 2017 Lexus IS, too! Schedule a test drive with the Pohanka Lexus of Chantilly team today by giving us a call at (703) 968-9100 or contacting us online.
December 19th, 2016
Depending on your schedule, the shift in daylight during winter may feel like either a blessing or a curse. Everyone’s schedule is a bit different, after all, but if you live near the DC metro area, one thing is for certain: it almost always feels like it’s rush hour!
At our Dale City area Lexus dealership, we know that rush hour can be tough—especially if the sun is in your eyes. Since many of us now find ourselves driving to or from work as the sun is either rising or setting, it’s important to take the time to make sure we’re doing all that we can to stay safe on the roads.
Driving when there’s a glare really boils down to two things: seeing, and being seen. Seeing can be tough, as the weak light of dawn or dusk is dark enough to hinder your vision, but not dark enough for your headlights to be fully effective.
The 2017 Lexus models at our Lexus showroom serving Dale City feature innovative lighting that can lend a hand. We suggest checking that all of the lights—including the daytime running lights—on your vehicle are in proper working order for optimum visibility.
We also recommend keeping a pair of sunglasses in your vehicle for use exclusively while driving. When you leave the house while it’s dark out, it can be easy to forget that you’ll need your shades halfway through your drive. We also suggest taking the time to ensure your windshield is clean and streak-free; the moment when streaks catch the rising sun or oncoming headlights and limit your visibility isn’t the best time to remember this!
To learn more about driving safety, including innovative features from Lexus that can help you to stay aware of your surroundings in any lighting, don’t hesitate to come and see us for a test drive! We invite you to contact Pohanka Lexus online or to give our team a call at (703) 968-9100 today.