Lexus’ latest hybrid model will cost from £29,495 when it arrives in the UK this summer.
Set to make its European debut in Geneva next month, the new IS range will be priced from £26,495, starting with the non-hybrid IS 250, fitted with just a 2.5 litre petrol engine.
First revealed at the Detroit Motor Show, the new IS sports saloon will take on the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 and compete in the tough business car sector.
Both versions will feature rear-wheel drive and are available to order with Lexus’ F Sport package. Order books are open now for delivers in the summer.
Emissions for the hybrid model are as low as 99g/km CO2.
Standard equipment on the entry level SE trim includes 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, eight airbags and Lexus display audio with DAB and Bluetooth connectivity.
A new trim option called Luxury is priced from £27,995 for IS 250, and £30,995 for IS 300h and adds 17" alloy wheels, Lexus Park Assist and rain-sensing wipers.
There also the choice of F Sport and Premier trim finishes which offer even higher levels of standard equipment.
There will be a choice of eight colours; Velvet Black, Arctic Pearl, Satin Silver, Sonic Titanium, Mercury Grey, Mesa Red, Atlantic Blue and Celestial Black. F Sport models will be available in F Sport White and Ultra Blue.
Faye has been writing about cars and environmental issues since 2007. A suspected eco-warrior working on the corporate inside, Faye mainly likes the weird, quirky vehicles that show a distinct environmental advantage. Her ideal car has enough room to fit a bale of hay in the boot. When not working, she likes nothing better than to head out on her bicycle and explore the countryside.
February 14, 2013
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