New IS

New IS

Lexus has revealed its all-new IS range, which will be launched in Ireland this summer.

Features


APMP 2015 Awards

APMP 2015 Awards

Nissan Qashqai wins the top prize from the APMP.

More »

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 petrol-powered IS 250.

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

Acknowledging that driving performance is the prime consideration for sports saloon customers, Lexus says it has engineered the new IS to deliver outstanding dynamic performance and driver engagement.

It also adopts more powerful, distinctive styling inside and out, led by a dramatic interpretation of Lexus' hallmark spindle-shaped front grille arrangement.

Junichi Furuyama, IS Chief Engineer, explained: "We adopted an entirely different approach to the development of the new IS.

"Rather than develop each individual aspect in the hope they will combine to offer an engaging driving experience, we first established the kind of driving experience owners desire.

"With this as our initial premise, we then developed the individual performance elements to support it.

"Every aspect of the new IS has been engineered with a focus on sporting performance, agile handling, accurate response to driver input and highly communicative feedback."

The new IS benefits from a dozen Lexus-first features and technical innovations.

It also showcases an all-new interior that combines authentic Lexus quality and refinement with a more sporting and focused environment for the driver.

There is also best-in-class space for rear seat passengers and a larger, more user-friendly boot.


Reviews Archive

View all reviews by make and model


More from Life & Style

  • Chance to win a Cooks Academy cookery course!

    IN Food

    Chance to win a Cooks Academy cookery course!

  • Fire safety awareness

    IN Homes

    Fire safety awareness

  • Golfing Scotland: The Kingdom of Fife

    IN Travel

    Golfing Scotland: The Kingdom of Fife

  • Oh My: Urban Decay's Limited Edition Holiday Collection

    IN Fashion

    Oh My: Urban Decay's Limited Edition Holiday Collection


  • X
    Join

    Use your RTE ID to Join

    • Upload your style photos
    • Create and save recipes
    • Review and Comment
    • Have your say
    help Whats this?
    Don't have an RTE ID? register