OpenRoad Driver Volume 15 Issue 1 - Page 113

Volume 15 Issue 1 » 113 X3 Launch BMW Langley | The BMW Store » BMW Langley and The BMW Store welcomed the new X3 compact SUV in style, timed to host both a morning and an evening event respectively. Area general manager of BMW Langley, Dimitri Kotsalis, served up mimosas and family activities during a mid-morning brunch, while The BMW Store’s area general manager, Aly Jiwani, invited guests to experience an evening out on the town, complete with custom canapés, fine wine and a DJ to groove the showroom. Newer and larger, the X3 is forecast to be a top-volume seller for BMW in 2018. LS 500 Launch OpenRoad Lexus Richmond Now in its fifth generation, the new Lexus LS 500 flagship enticed a loyal group of LS, LX and GS clientele to attend a launch preview at OpenRoad Lexus Richmond, hosted by General Manager Jeremy Schaab. Guests enjoyed exclusive Japanese- inspired cuisine and entertainment at the F SPORT showroom on the mezzanine level. Finishings by Lexus Takumi Masters were on full display in the LS 500. Takumi is the Japanese word for artisan. Inspired by the patterns seen in Shimamoku wood, for example, Art Wood in the LS interior took the Takumi more than a year to define. Visitors saw how the interior wood gives the impression of flickering flames as just one example of the inspiring craftsmanship found in the new LS. »