Lexus LS 600h L Launch Edition Debuts with Neiman Marcus

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January 4, 2007 – Torrance, CA – In celebration of Neiman Marcus’ 100th
anniversary in October, Lexus is making available 100 specially equipped LS 600h
L Launch Edition models to be offered through the retailer to its InCircle®
members—customers belonging to the luxury retailer’s customer recognition


The InCircle program has a long history of established partnerships with
select companies dedicated to excellence. To that end, Neiman Marcus this year
offers this exclusively designed vehicle from Lexus directly to its InCircle

Offered to Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman customers, the InCircle program
provides members the opportunity to earn points on an annual basis. These points
may be redeemed at any time throughout the year once the customer has
accumulated enough for the gift of their choice. Additional program information
can be obtained at

"Since its inception nearly 25 years ago, InCircle has been known for serving
individuals who demand the finest and are committed to luxury as a constant in
their lives," said Jeffrey Netzer, vice president of Neiman Marcus Customer
Programs. He continued, "InCircle is proud to announce Lexus as our newest
automotive partner to participate in our renowned customer recognition program.
We are pleased to extend this exclusive purchase offer with one of the most
prestigious automotive brands to our members."

The LS 600h L is the world’s first luxury full hybrid V8 vehicle, available
to the public mid-2007. But for the fortunate few, 100 specially-equipped
Limited Edition models of Lexus’ most inspired and innovative vehicle will be
available for purchase by InCircle members.

"Lexus is proud to offer this revolutionary car to Neiman Marcus’ most loyal
and discerning customers," said Deborah Meyer, vice president of marketing for
Lexus. "They will not be disappointed—the LS 600h L stands alone in its class as
the world’s foremost hybrid vehicle in performance, style, safety and

Each of the 100 LS 600h L Launch Edition models will feature a special
exterior color, Truffle Mica, a sophisticated four-coat color with a lustrous
clear coat highlighting the fluid, sculpted lines of the LS. The interior will
feature a luxurious Alabaster color, with interior badging that marks the LS
600h L as a Launch Edition vehicle. Exclusive 19-inch chrome alloy wheels have
been created for this edition LS. In addition, owners will receive a specially
crafted Italian leather luggage set that will match the unique interior color

The hybrid-drive system in the LS 600h L combines an all-new five-liter V8
gasoline engine with large, high-output electric motors and a newly designed
large-capacity battery pack. This advanced combination will provide the LS 600h
L with an unmatched balance of environmental efficiency and a peak combined
output rating of more than 430 horsepower.

Technology amenities will include voice-activated hard disk drive (HDD)
Navigation with Bluetooth® technology and XM real-time traffic system, a first
in the prestige luxury segment, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with power
nine-inch drop-down screen, and the specially developed 19-speaker 450-watt Mark
Levinson® Reference Surround Sound audio system, which creates a new standard
for automotive sound systems. In addition, the LS 600h L will be the world’s
first vehicle to be equipped with LED headlights for nighttime and low-beam

The all-new LS 600 h L will offer an Advanced Parking Guidance
System. The driver simply selects a parking spot, lines up the vehicle and
pushes a button and the system parks the car with just a little brake work by
the driver.

About Lexus
Lexus has become synonymous with luxury since its
introduction in 1989. By offering some of the finest quality luxury vehicles and
providing benchmark customer service, Lexus has remained the top-selling luxury
nameplate in the United States for six years in a row. Lexus and its 221 dealers
have repeatedly achieved high honors for both the products they sell and the
customer service they provide.

About Neiman Marcus
The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. operations
include the Specialty Retail Stores segment and the Direct Marketing segment.
The Specialty Retail Stores segment consists primarily of Neiman Marcus and
Bergdorf Goodman stores. The Direct Marketing segment conducts both print
catalog and online operations under the Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman
brand names. Information about the Company can be accessed at


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