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EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF THE ALL-NEW IS

KEY POINTS

All new Lexus IS sports range revealed at Geneva show

IS 300h – the first IS Lexus Hybrid Drive, class-leading CO 2 emissions from and 65.7mpg combined cycle consumption

IS 250 powered by 2.5-litre V6 engine,

Both versions with sports-focused F Sport

Available to order in the UK now, deliveries from mid-July

prices from £26,495

The Lexus IS range makes its debut at the 2013 Geneva show prior to going on this summer. The range the IS 300h, the first IS model Lexus Hybrid Drive, and the IS 250. The line-up will include a further evolution of F Sport package, available for models.

In the UK both versions are to order now, with deliveries from mid-July.

that driving performance is the consideration for sports saloon Lexus has engineered the new IS to deliver dynamic performance and driver It also adopts more distinctive styling inside and led by a dramatic interpretation of Lexus’s spindle-shaped front grille


Junichi Furuyama, IS Chief explained: “We adopted an entirely approach to the development of the new IS. Rather develop each individual in the hope they will to offer an engaging driving we first established the kind of experience owners desire. this as our initial premise, we developed the individual performance to support it.

“Every aspect of the new IS has engineered with a focus on performance, agile handling, response to driver input and communicative feedback.”

The new IS showcases an interior that combines Lexus quality and refinement a more sporting and focused for the driver. There is also a improvement in space for rear passengers and a larger, more boot.

Exterior

The new IS’s surfacing and tight, sporting capture the spirit of the advances has made in the car’s dynamic and driving performance.

Measuring 4,660mm overall, the new IS is longer and 10mm wider its predecessor. The front overhang has increased by just 5mm, so have been added to the taking it to 2,800mm.

The IS followed the generation GS and LS is adopting the Lexus front grille arrangement, the model a more powerful presence and stronger brand

True to Lexus design the headlamp units are set on a higher than the grille, while the bonnet design allows for a degree of pedestrian impact while permitting the lowest frontal profile.

There is a new, powerfully articulated cluster design, with signature L-shaped daytime lights presented independently

In profile, the new IS presents a strong, belt line that the impression of larger rear and a lowered centre of gravity. The of the cabin appears to be concentrated the rear of the car, adding a of weight over the rear A rising crease line up from the lower body, the rear wheel arch and the rear lamp clusters, extra dynamism to the design.

The lines are amplified by a hemming to the rear wheel arches allows the tyres to be set 5mm further and closer to the wheel arches. The appearance is further enhanced by a structure which joints the and side members without the for any unsightly roof drip

Interior

The cabin design is and elegant, with an ergonomically environment for the driver.

The new-design seat is more comfortable, a quilted finish to the covering, and better lateral support. The hip point has been lowered by and there is a new, three-spoke, diameter steering wheel – by the LFA – fitted with paddle The paddles have been for easier, more accurate and the wheel-mounted switchgear benefit revised ergonomic design.

The of the steering wheel has been by three degrees and its reach has been increased by 23mm, to a more sporting driving Thanks to the rest position of the wipers being brought by 15mm, the driver enjoys the angle of vision as in the current IS

The 70mm increase in the wheelbase has 50mm to be allocated to rear space and 20mm to increased capacity. The 10mm increase in width helps increase for rear seat passengers, who benefit from an 85mm in knee room thanks to a front seatback design. to the rear is easier, too, a 20mm increase in the gap between the pillar and the front corner of the

The new rear seats also a 60:40 split-folding function.

quality materials and finishes are throughout the interior to convey a premium look, supported by renowned craftsmanship and attention to Many soft-touch areas been created, including pads either side of the console.

Following the example of the new GS and LS, the IS a Drive Mode Select with illumination of the meters and display changing from to red when sport driving are selected. On the full hybrid IS this also prompts the system indicator to switch to a

TECHNOLOGY

Dual-zone air conditioning electrostatic switches

The new IS has a dual-zone air system with touch-sensitive switches to control temperature. a finger up or down the bar shaped adjusts the temperature in half-degree alternatively you can simply press the up and arrow markings at the top and bottom of the

Advanced multi-media systems

Two systems are available, used in with the high-resolution, seven-inch display: Lexus Display and Electro Multi Vision

The Lexus Display Audio is using an eight-direction joystick and now a smartphone linking function so navigation applications can be used, information presented on the display

The Electro Multi Vision is operated using a second version of Lexus’s Remote Interface. This controller like a computer mouse and has revised to be even more

Premium sound system

The new IS comes as standard with a system that includes a digital, Class D, six or eight-channel that can create virtually sound with minimal losses. The natural sound and rich harmonies generated by its definition amplification are faithfully in an improved six or eight-speaker layout, includes a new 55mm wide-range

Mark Levinson Premium System

The Mark Levinson Surround System, available the new IS’s Electro Multi Navigation, creates sound on the concepts of Effortless Dynamics and Transient Response. These natural dynamics with response and tracking performance to sound quality equivalent to a concert hall performance.

the same technologies found in home audio systems, it a 12-channel, fully digital amplifier that generates per channel through 12 GreenEdge speakers plus three Unity speakers. A new auto system automatically adjusts the for each track played to consistent volume levels and audibility of even the quietest of music.

The power-saving GreenEdge in each of the speakers allows the volume for the same power It covers a wider frequency than conventional systems, a better dynamic range. The Levinson system includes new 90mm GreenEdge Unity mounted in the front of the cabin, a coaxial structure which mid and high-range units within the structure.

To the rear there are two 90mm GreenEdge units feature a new Wide Dispersion with built-in acoustic to disperse sound more through the cabin. Together five speakers give timbre for front and rear occupants, resulting in a new level of sound definition, atmosphere and quality.

A new 200mm GreenEdge uses the latest inverted structure technology, in which the driving the speaker cone is inversely, significantly reducing the of the unit with no loss in or acoustic performance.

POWERTRAINS

Two of the new IS will be available: the IS 250, a 2.5-litre V6 petrol engine, and the hybrid IS 300h, the first IS to use the Hybrid Drive system, a four-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine.

IS 300h

The introduction of the new IS 300h Lexus’s commitment to the future of hybrid technology. It uses a generation Lexus Hybrid that delivers significant in fuel consumption and CO 2 . NOx and particulate with no loss of performance.

The features a 141bhp/105kW electric and a newly developed 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol that produces a maximum The engine benefits from a new fuel injection system, VVT-i intelligent variable timing and a high-efficiency exhaust gas system.

The rear wheels are through the hybrid powertrain’s transmission. Total system is 220bhp/164kW, enabling nought to acceleration in 8.3 seconds and a 125mph top

Thanks to Lexus Hybrid improved efficiency, average consumption is 65.7mpg and CO 2 emissions are a class-leading 99g/km (figures to the IS 300h SE model with wheels).

The new IS 300h is the first hybrid in which the hybrid is located beneath the luggage board, which means space is close to that of its counterparts.

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Sequential Shiftmatic

The IS seamless E-CVT transmission shift-by-wire technology, operated an electronic shift lever.

Sport or Sport S drive allows the transmission to work as a shiftmatic system, operated the paddle shifts on the steering The system has been tuned to match increases in engine with vehicle acceleration. deceleration, engine braking is delivered in six steps, with a feel similar to that of a transmission.

Together these to the E-CVT help create a engaging driving experience.

Sound Control

The driving gains an extra dimension to Active Sound Control, a new that compliments engine with an audio feed a dedicated speaker that the sound of acceleration and deceleration, when the hybrid system is purely on electric power, the engine switched off.

IS 250

The rear-wheel drive IS 250 is powered by a V6 petrol engine, with a 204bhp/152kW at 6,400rpm and 250Nm of at 4,800rpm, enabling nought to acceleration in 8.1 seconds and a top speed of

The engine, which featured in the IS 250, is a chain-driven DOHC unit with a particularly and lightweight design. Its weight-saving include a die-cast aluminium block and intake manifold, a intake chamber and installation of the water and oil pumps within the cover. Performance is enhanced by the D-4 direct injection and Dual intelligent variable valve

Six-speed Super Electronically Transmission

The IS 250’s 6 Super ECT six-speed automatic transmission has a manual shift mode. It from numerous technologies enable faster shift earlier torque converter and downshift throttle blips, to the different driving modes in the IS’s Drive Mode system.

DRIVING DYNAMICS

The of the new IS has targeted best-in-class driving but not the cost of the quietness and comfort are an essential part of any Lexus.

The new is lighter, yet more rigid. The suspension has been revised and an rear suspension design has introduced, to give excellent and response to steering inputs.

A new system gives lighter, and more accurate feel, an enhanced response and feedback.

The new Mode Select system (on UK versions) four switchable modes: EV (IS 300h only), Normal, and Sport/Sport S, which the driver’s preferred balance of comfort, performance and handling.

F

The IS F Sport models not only more sporting design inside and out, they benefit from genuine enhancements, notably specially front and rear suspension

The F Sport versions can be instantly thanks to their special and front bumper design: are more prominent chrome elements and a different, L-shaped pattern is used for the grille. The of the spindle-shaped grille is set higher on the standard models, creating a lower grille that can in the greater volume of cooling air for sportier driving.

The front features LED fog lamps at each and specific aerodynamic detailing to both downforce and extra cooling. The F Sport 18-inch wheels have a distinctive design and a dark metallic giving them a link to the bloodline.

Inside, the F Sport inherits the driver’s meter design the LFA, with its moving ring. Special trim include an F Sport steering and shift knob finished in leather, a metallic 3D-effect black seat stitching and pedals and scuff plates. Two colour schemes will be including a new Dark Rose to F Sport.

The IS F Sport also has an seat design that extra support. The seats are using an integrated foaming that ensures there are no between the upholstery and the filling, both excellent comfort and lateral holding.

The front and suspension and the electric power are tuned to enhance the F Sport handling, without compromising quality.

ADVANCED SAFETY

The new IS on the superior safety performance of its with high levels of passive and preventive safety, a number of new active safety

According to market, the new IS will feature a number of advanced, new safety features, including headlamp high beam Lane Departure Alert, Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert.

The new IS benefits a highly rigid body for excellent car-to-car impact In the cabin there are 10 airbags as and, in the pursuit of greater for pedestrians, the bonnet has a new pop-up to help prevent serious in a collision.

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