175mm longer and 75mm wider than its predecessor, the new IS saloon is the second road-going representation of L-finesse, the new Lexus design philosophy, after the GS. A design rationale deeply rooted in Japanese culture, L-finesse informs every aspect of the next generation IS and, taken with the GS, provides a strong family feel, yet with a clear model identity. The vertically-latticed grille identifies the new IS as a sporting member of the Lexus marque; its wide track and prominent wheel arches combine with short front and rear overhangs to give the car a low centre of gravity and a broad, robust appearance.
The next generation Lexus IS is offered with a choice of two powerplants: a 153 kW/208 DIN hp, 2.5 litre direct injection V6 petrol engine, and Lexus’s first diesel, a 4-cylinder, 130 kW/177DIN hp, 2.2 litre state-of-the-art unit, which will dramatically strengthen Lexus’s position within this highly competitive market segment.
Both engines are available with a new six speed manual gearbox and the petrol is also offered with a new six-speed automatic featuring sequential paddle shift control. Following usual Lexus practice, the new IS has class-leading levels of equipment fitted as standard. This class-leading equipment level is supplemented by high technology options. Many of these standard and optional equipment items are new to market or to segment and are not offered by our competitors. These include Europe’s most advanced navigation system, and a unique Mark Levinson® Surround System, for the on-board reproduction of 5.1 home theatre DVD/CD for video/audio entertainment, as well as many new safety technologies.
The new IS has been built with the express aim of achieving class-leading safety. It offers a host of passive and active safety features including Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system (VDIM), Pre-Crash Safety system (PCS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), dual knee airbags and the world’s first twin chamber passenger airbag.
“The new IS will put it up to the long-established segment leaders. Its smooth flowing lines give a clue as to how different a driving experience it will provide. It will bring the refinement associated with bigger luxury cars in this class, and will, we believe, be quite a contrast to the vehicles already in
the market” Donal Faherty, Lexus Manager, Tom Hogan Lexus Galway comments.
“This is a grown-up vehicle and will, with its dynamic new 2.5 litre petrol and 2.2 litre diesel engines, appeal to a wide audience offering a new style and level of performance compared to the cars usually purchased in this segment.”
“The launch of the IS is the most strategically important Lexus new car launch this year and to celebrate Tom Hogan Lexus would like to invite all customers old and new to come along to the Tom Hogan Lexus showroom, Ballybrit, Galway on Friday 4th, Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th November to view this magnificent vehicle.”
For further information please contact Tom Hogan Lexus, Ballybrit, Galway. Telephone: 091 747 047, mobile: 086 255 1379 or firstname.lastname@example.org.