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Lexus reveals pricing and specifications for new IS range

Lexus has revealed the pricing and specification details of its all-new IS range, which will be launched in the UK this summer.

The line-up, unveiled at the North American International Motor Show in Detroit includes the first full-hybrid IS, the IS 300h, together with the 2.5-litre petrol-powered IS 250.

Both versions feature rear-wheel drive and will be available with a further evolution of Lexus’s F Sport package.

Lexus dealers are open for orders, with customer deliveries from mid July, but the first chance fleets will have to try the car in the UK is at Company Car in Action in June.

The entry point to the new range is the SE, priced from £26,495 for the 2.5-litre IS 250, and £29,495 for the 2.5-litre full hybrid IS 300h. This model includes the following specifications:

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Drive mode select (Normal, Eco & Sport – additional EV mode on IS 300h)
  • Cruise Control
  • Smart entry and start system
  • Dual-zone climate control air conditioning
  • Power-fold heated mirrors
  • HID headlamps with dusk sensing function
  • Eight airbags
  • 60/40 split rear seats (IS 250 only)
  • Lexus display audio with DAB and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Temporary spare wheel (Tyrerepair kit on IS 300h)

The feature model of the new IS range is the Luxury, priced from £27,995 for IS 250, and £30,995 for IS 300h. This model adds the following to the SE model:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Lexus Park Assist
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • 60/40 split rear seats (both IS 250 & IS 300h)

F Sport is priced from £30,495 for IS 250, and £33,495 for IS 300h, and adds further sport cues to the interior and exterior design, including:

  • 18-inch 10-spoke F Sport alloy wheels
  • Sport suspension with lateral damping system
  • F-Sport mesh grille
  • LFA-style instrument meters
  • F-Sport aluminium sports pedals
  • F-Sport leather trim on steering wheel and gear lever

Premier models are priced from £35,495 for IS 250 and £38,495 for IS 300h, and offers the highest standard specifications available, including:

  • 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels
  • Automatically folding wing mirrors
  • Eight-way power-assisted leather seats including heating and ventilation functions
  • Electrically operated steering column
  • Seven-inch HDD full map satellite navigation system with dynamic route guidance, rear view camera and connected services
  • Mark Levinson sound system with 15 speakers and 5.1 channel surround sound

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Comments

  • Rob Chisholm, Applewood Vehicle Finance Ltd - 15/02/2013 12:38

    As much as I have always liked the Lexus IS model range, I suspect that on this information their sales targets will be set at a very modest level. And that is a shame as the market is just about ready for a change - the German manufacturers have had it their way own for long enough, but I fear this proposition isn't going to be giving them too many sleepless nights.

  • Paul Smith - 21/02/2013 03:39

    Can't wait to try the premium - so much better than the c class !

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