The new Lexus IS is a small, executive saloon with premium credentials. As well as a striking, four-door chassis, it provides supreme comfort on board. Petrol and hybrid engines are available to power this luxurious vehicle – offering brilliant performance and efficiency.
The latest-generation Lexus IS boasts a sharp exterior, with gorgeous curves shaping its silhouette. The saloon has a decidedly athletic stance, with an angular front grille, an eye-catching low bonnet and a smooth, coupé roofline. Yet it’s not just about good looks – the IS’ design provides best-in-class aerodynamics for enhanced efficiency. Meanwhile, L-shaped LED daytime running lights get you noticed at any time of day. Upgrade to F SPORT to dress the exterior with beautiful 18-inch alloys. Smart new colour options include Deep Blue Mica and Graphite Black, so there are more ways that ever to make the car your own.
On board, you simply can’t ignore the superior craftsmanship in the driver-focused cockpit. You’ll notice luxury at every turn – from premium materials to meticulously crafted surfaces. The new Lexus IS is more spacious than ever too. Rear-seat passengers benefit from increased legroom thanks to the longer wheelbase. There’s plenty of space to relax in the new IS, and if you need more room then you can fold down the 60/40 split folding rear bench. This opens the 480-litre boot to an estate-like size. All controls are quickly and easily accessed by the driver, owing to an intuitive layout of functions.
The petrol-powered IS 250 produces up to 205bhp, accelerating from 0-60mph in approximately eight seconds. There’s also a Drive Mode Select dial to optimise performance – select Eco, Normal and Sport set-ups, depending on your driving style. Lexus’ cutting-edge hybrid technology features in the IS 300h, which is fuelled by a petrol/electric powertrain. This impressive unit partners with Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission to emit as little as 99g/km of CO2 and return up to 65.7mpg combined.
Technology and safety
Standard safety features include eight airbags for all-round protection, ABS to reduce skidding and stability control to keep you secure and steady. High levels of security equipment mean the new Lexus IS holds a full, five-star rating in Euro NCAP’s crash tests. Move up to the Premium spec to add blind spot protection – an intelligent system that notifies you when a vehicle is in your blind spot. The seven-inch Lexus Media Display provides brilliant levels of connectivity in the cabin. It enables you to control a six-speaker audio system and linked devices via USB and AUX-in sockets. Bluetooth keeps you connected at all times, and you can use it to stream music from your smart device. Lexus Premium Navigation is also available in higher trims to make your journey even more laid back.
Contact Motorline today
The new Lexus IS is available at Motorline in Bristol, Canterbury, Cardiff and Tunbridge Wells. If you want to take this brilliant vehicle for a spin, don’t hesitate to arrange a test drive at your nearest dealership. Simply book online or call our team directly.
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