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New Lexus IS: amazing in motion from £26,495

13th February 2013 Print
Lexus IS

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 from today, with customer deliveries from mid July, the third generation IS benefits from Lexus’ new focus on a rewarding driving experience and bold design, featuring the signature spindle grille.
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 is generously specified, and includes the following specifications:

16” 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
8 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” 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” 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” 5 spoke alloy wheels
Automatically folding wing mirrors
8-way power-assisted leather seats including heating and ventilation functions
Electrically operated steering column
7-inchHDDfull 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
A range of options are available for New IS, giving owners a cost-effective way of adding items of specification that are important to them.
Black leather upholstery is available on Luxury and F Sport models. Pricing starts from £1,400 for 6 way adjustable leather seats with heater function (available on Luxury models only). F Sport customers can also specify 8 way adjustable leather seats with heater and ventilation functions for £2,300, in either black or dark rose leather.
7-inch HDD full map satellite navigation system featured as standard on Premier models is available as an option on the rest of the range for £1,995.
Premier models can be equipped with a sunroof for £1,000
Metallic or mica paint can be specified on all models for £610
Colour range
SE, Luxury and Premier models are available in an 8 colour range: Velvet Black, Arctic Pearl, Satin Silver, Sonic Titanium, Mercury Grey, Mesa Red, Atlantic Blue and Celestial Black.  F Sport models are available in F Sport White and Ultra Blue, colours that are unique to this model.

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