Priced from £29,995
Lexus has extended the IS range with the introduction of the new IS 300h Executive Edition, this new addition adds additional features to the existing Luxury grade worth £3390 at no extra cost.
The Lexus Executive Edition comes complete with leather upholstery and Lexus Navigation system, specification includes front and rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloy wheels, dusk-sensing HID headlights, cruise control, auto-dimming rear view mirror, dual-zone climate control and rain-sensing wipers. It is a very impressive car offering the highest standard of comfort and complete luxury.
The Lexus IS has successfully built on the superior safety performance of its predecessor model by introducing a number of advanced safety features. In the UK this includes the availability (optional for the IS 300h and 250 Premier models) of the Pre-Collision Safety system with Lane Departure Assist and Automatic High Beam operation, plus a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert system (both standard on Premier grade models). At the heart of the Lexus IS’s excellent safety performance is its highly rigid, impact-absorbing body shell. This is supported by a comprehensive range of active and passive safety features, engineered to provide the best possible protection in all driving scenarios. The Lexus IS sports saloon achieved a top five star rating in independent Euro NCAP crash testing, so the Lexus IS is one of the safest cars in its class. The IS scored 91 per cent for adult occupant protection, 85 per cent for child occupant protection, 80 per cent for pedestrian protection and 66 per cent for safety assist performance. Together these results secure an overall five-star commendation.
Impressive fuel consumption and Co2 Emissions
The proven, reliable and supremely smooth Lexus Hybrid Drive system returns impressive official fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures of 64.2mpg and 103g/km respectively, yet does not sacrifice performance, acceleration is from 0 to 62mph in just 8.3 seconds.
Other models in the IS range include the full hybrid IS 300h features including 17” alloy wheels, Lexus park assist, rain sensing wipers and 60/40 split rear seats. If you are looking for a sporty option then the F Sport IS 250 and IS 300h, included is the 18” ten spoke F Sport alloy wheels, sport suspension with lateral damping system, F Sport mesh grille, LFA-style instrument meters, F Sport aluminium sports pedals and the F Sport leather trim on steering wheel and gear lever.