Voice puts Lexus show on the road
THE voice of GPS systems worldwide provided a musical note to the official opening of the Fortitude Valley showroom for Lexus of Brisbane last Saturday.
Karen Jacobsen, of Mackay, whose voice gives directions on satellite navigation systems such as Garmin, Tom Tom, Mio and Navman, sang songs from her latest album,
at the launch. ‘‘It’s so nice to know that our Australian accent is liked by people around the world,’’ she says. ‘‘I get phone calls and emails from people saying I helped them get to a wedding in Dallas or helped them find their way through the Black Forest in Germany.
‘‘I even had an eight-yearold write a song in my honour.’’
The new Lexus showroom is big enough to display the entire Lexus range of 12 models.
General manager Julian Mason says they provide butler-like service including free airport valet, golf days and organising Lexus premium ticketing for major music and theatrical performances.
The luxury facilities also feature a boardroom equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual facilities, a children’s play area and cafe bar.
It is the first Lexus showroom in eastern Australia to showcase the new global corporate image.
‘‘This year marks the 20th anniversary of Lexus in Australia,’’ Mason says.
‘‘The Lexus logo is now revered in the industry as a symbol of the highest service and reliability.’’
The previous Fortitude Valley showroom, on Wickham St, will now house used Lexus vehicles.