High Performance People at Park Place Lexus Grapevine- April 2017

High Performance

Park Place Dealership’s commitment to provide client service excellence is not just a “catch phrase”…it is a pledge to deliver extraordinary ownership experiences to each and everyone one of our clients.  To consistently uphold a standard as high as ours is no easy task- but, Park Place is proud to have a team full of high performance people who go above and beyond to provide our clients with an authentic and unmatched client experience- 100% of the time.

Danny Cantu, Internet Sales Experience Manager, is our High Performance Member of Month for Park Place Lexus Grapevine– because of his commitment to an exceptional client experience from the first hello to delivery.

Danny Cantu, Internet Sales Manager at Park Place Lexus Grapevine

Danny officially joined the team in 2015, but his journey to Park Place began right here in the DFW, where he attended Adams High School until graduating in 1987.  He joined the US Navy in 1988 through 1992, and remained in Active Reserve duty from 2001 to 2004.

He’s a family man- spending most of his time outside the dealership with his three children and wife, staying active and always ready for a new adventure. Whether it’s in the form of hiking, biking, or traveling to places like Lake Tahoe, Colorado, New York, or even Vegas, it’s clear that Danny and his family seize each and every occasion. This “grab the bull by the horns” attitude is in tune with Danny’s own personal mantras that “life’s a checklist” and that “you’re not able to move forward if you stay in the past.”

Danny began his career in automotive at Toyota of Plano in 2005 initially as a sales manager. He changed roles for the next seven years, working in finance & insurance (F&I), internet sales, and finishing out his pre- Park Place tenure as a New Car Sales Director.

“I came to Park Place for a change of scenery from the traditional car business, and to improve my quality of life with my family. I joined Park Place 11/2015 – worked the floor then started the internet sales in 9/2016 to present”

 Danny is dedicated to delivering an exceptional client experience- which happens to also be his favorite part of the job- literally.

 “I love watching a well satisfied client with their new vehicle”

So why did Danny choose to make Park Place, his Place?

“Park Place is a pleasant place to work; everyone is very cordial and considerate to each other. It’s not all about “me” but rather, a ‘ladies and gentleman’ kind of business.”

Park Place culture revolves around the client experience, and it is clear that Danny Cantu of Park Place Lexus Grapevine fits right in- with client satisfaction as his number one priority.  If you’re in the market for a new automobile, give Danny a call. He will not only ensure he delivers the exceptional vehicle you want, but also a one of a kind, truly excellent, sales experience you’d never expect.


Lexus Re imagines Global Flagship Sedan: the NEW LS 500

After five years of development the new Lexus LS 500 is unlike any of its predecessors. Its radical new design includes a coupe-like silhouette, with all the spaciousness of the prestige sedan. This is the fifth generation LS flagship sedan, unveiled at the 2017 North American International Auto Show.  The LS’s design has a clear Japanese identity, but it’s availability in over 90 countries will make it the brand’s latest global citizen.

The Lexus LS is a new level of flagship luxury in every aspect, including an all-new twin-turbo V6 with 415 horsepower, 10 speed automatic transmission, 3.5-liter-twin-turbo V6, and a front-engine, rear wheel driving platform. The wide and low design, 123 inch wheelbase is longer than the current LS model, will enhance the center of gravity height and weight distribution.  The stage has been set for enhanced handling, ride smoothness, a quiet, and dynamic driving experience cabin thanks to the revolutionary GA-L architecture, chassis control technology known as Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM), and the use of lightweight materials in building the car.

There are five wheel designs debuting with the LS, including two new 19 and three 20 inch wheel designs.  Sputter, an electroplating technique is used on the 20 inch wheels to obtain a brilliant appearance.  Hollow rim structures on four out of the five wheel designs reduce the resonance sound generated by the tires.

Forged from passion, the new LS 500 surpasses all luxury class expectations offering the driver a more dynamic driving experience. When crafting the all-new LS, Lexus re-imagined what a flagship sedan should be, as if launching the brand all over again.  The new LS anticipate the needs of the driver and their passengers- attending to their comfort and safety. This principal is called Omotenashi, the Japanese principal of hospitality present in all LS models.

The new Lexus will arrive in the United States in the fall of 2017- signaling the ultimate rebirth of a luxury classic. Stay up to date on new Lexus LS 500

Lexus Named Luxury Brand With “Best Resale Value” By Kelley Blue Book

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For the fourth year in a row, Kelley Blue Book has awarded Lexus with its “Best Resale Value” title. Individually, six Lexus models won the award in their respective segments, including:

Lexus RC 350 – Entry-Level Luxury Car

Lexus LS 460 – High-End Luxury Car

Lexus RX 450h – Hybrid SUV/Crossover

Lexus GS 350 – Luxury Car

Lexus GX 460 – Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover

Lexus LX 570 – Luxury Full-Size SUV/Crossover

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Kelley Blue Book bases “Best Resale Value” calculations on a number of factors, including market conditions for each vehicle, competition for each vehicle, sales data, and more. In order for an automotive brand to receive the “Best Resale Value” award, the carmaker must manufacture excellent vehicles across its model lines.

According to Kelley Blue Book, “Lexus has created a Best Resale Value dynasty. Four straight years as our best Best Luxury Brand when it comes to holding resale value over time is an unprecedented achievement, one that should inject a full measure of legitimate overconfidence in buyers.”

All the more reason to schedule a test drive of an all-new 2015 Lexus today at our Park Place Lexus Plano or Grapevine locations today.

Slide to ICE! This Holiday Season with Lexus Owners’ Benefits

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Park Place Lexus Plano and Grapevine are excited to sponsor the Gaylord Texan Resort’s 10th annual ICE! attraction. The event returns with an all-new theme featuring Frosty The Snowman. From November 13, 2014 to January 3, 2015, the holiday classic will be brought to life in an interactive world of colorful ice sculptures and 20-foot ice slides carved entirely from TWO-MILLION pounds of ice by visiting artisans from Harbin, China.

Lexus owners will receive the following exclusive benefits for:

Valet Parking

Lexus owners will receive a discounted valet parking rate of $10 (normally $20) when driving their Lexus vehicles to the ICE! attraction. Drivers of Lexus vehicles will receive a red valet ticket upon arrival and will receive a validation ticket after experiencing the ICE! attraction. Lexus owners driving their Lexus vehicle to the ICE! attraction also receive complimentary self-parking.

During high-traffic days such as the days following Thanksgiving and week of Christmas, valet and self- parking at the Gaylord Texan may reach capacity. During these times, all vehicles will be directed to a satellite lot upon entering the property. The property will then shuttle those customers to the venue.

General Admission Ticket Discount

Lexus owners will receive a $5.00 discount on all adult tickets purchased for the ICE! attraction.  This exclusive offer is valid for all ICE! event days except November 27 – 30, 2014.

To receive your discount, use the promo code PARKPLACE when purchasing tickets at www.gaylordtexantickets.com.

To avoid a $3 transaction fee, box office lines and possible sell-outs, Lexus owners are encouraged to purchase their discounted tickets in advance of their visit, with the designated promo code, at the following website:  www.gaylordtexantickets.com

Glass Cactus

In addition to the benefits offered for ICE!, Lexus owners still receive complimentary valet parking at the Glass Cactus, the Gaylord Texan’s exclusive nightclub and live music venue. The benefit is extended to all owners driving their Lexus vehicles to public events taking place at the Glass Cactus.

Lexus Wants You to Run With the Bulls

Let’s face it, who doesn’t like to go fast? Whether you are a CEO, soccer mom, college student or anything in-between most everyone loves the thrill of speed. As your pulse rate climbs, the hair on the back on your neck stands up right and that natural high of flying across asphalt courses through your veins all while a roaring machine serves as your chariot to this oasis of adrenaline. There is just something that the feeling of going fast gives off that infatuates us as human beings. It especially hooks the people at Lexus and for the first time ever they want to show the people just how much they like to go fast. For the first time in the company’s prestigious history they are releasing three of their new cars on the race track. Never before has Lexus released any of its vehicles on the track to dealers but these cars are different. Each new model Lexus is releasing is inspired from the asphalt up with speed at the fore front of each design.

The new 2015 NX is Lexus’ first ever compact crossover with a turbo charged engine. It is a car that takes everything Lexus is known for: quality, fuel efficiency, reliability, comfort,  etc and adds a 2.0-liter, direct-injection, 235-hp, 258-lb-ft torque, 17-psi of boost. In America the 2015 Lexus NX will be available in a two variants, the Hybrid and the Turbo, with AWD available for both and the F-Sport package. Lexus is looking to make quite a slash with these new models and the NX is just where they are getting started when it comes to speed.

The 2015 RC F has a powerful and refined V8 that promises to take both the track and street with its own aggressive style. Under the hood that 5.0-liter V-8 is rated at 460 hp mated to an eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters and a special torque-vectoring differential. The chassis is specially tuned and wider 19-inch wheels are fitted to provide the car with tremendously precise handling. The interior on bot the 2015 RC and RC f models is impeccable with craftsmanship and materials that look just as this chic speed machine should. All three of these cars can run and run fast. The only thing Lexus doesn’t know is if you can handle it.

That is why Lexus is hosting its first ever “Running of the Bulls” starting off in Dallas, TX September 15-16 at Motorsport Ranch to give people a chance to feel the power behind all three of these new Lexus cars.  Lexus will be traveling the country showing off these cars and for a full tour calendar of where and when Lexus will be click here.

If you want to see more Lexus vehicles or just want to check out more on these new models come by Park Place Lexus Plano or Park Place Lexus Grapevine to see the nation’s largest stock of new and used Lexus cars.

Lexus Wins its 17th JD Power Award

When you buy a car you want to trust that everything’s going to run smoothly, the way it is meant to be. And there’s one manufacturer that has been doing it the “way it is meant to be” for almost the past two decades. This standalone manufacturer in the dependability category is Lexus.

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When it comes to dependability, the world knows that winning the JD Power award is the apex. This year Lexus again took the top spot in J.D. Power’s 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study – now three straight years. The Japanese auto maker has averaged 40 fewer problems per 100 vehicles than the second closest manufacturer, and that’s a lot. The 2014 Lexus ES, LS, GS, GX and RX won individual awards as well, each coming in top of their class. Although Lexus lost the top ranking in 2009-11, it had been on top of the survey for 14 years before that. All this being said, the Lexus brand stands as the cornerstone of quality and dependability in the automotive industry. Lexus’ constant “Pursuit of Perfection”, partnered with its penchant for innovation, has helped this automaker establish itself as quality manufacturer. Their vehicles exude class, comfort, efficiency and most of all dependability.

If you are looking for a car that is made to be more reliable than any other on the road, then you should check-out the impressive inventory of new and pre-owned Lexus vehicles at  Lexus Plano or Lexus Grapevine.