When the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) gathered together for their annual event to name the best vehicles for 2009, they brought in two Lexus’ to compete: The IS-F in the Best New Sports/Performance Car over $50k, and the LX 570 in the Best New SUV/CUV over $60k.
The LX 570 ended up being upstaged by the Mercedes M-Class Bluetec, but the IS-F took top spot in a category that featured some very fierce competition, with the BMW M3 Coupe, Cadillac CTS-V, Jaguar XF Supercharged, Mercedes-Benz C63, and the Nissan GT-R all eligible to win.
I was particularly surprised that the GT-R didn’t race away with the honor, no matter how much emphasis is placed on “real world” testing. In fact, I’d be inclined to call this an upset, but one I’m sure Lexus Canada is very happy about.
[Source: Canadian Driver (Thanks Jarrett!)]