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Catching up with the new Lexus IS Advance sports saloon
The new CT 200h isn’t the only Lexus we’ve been eagerly anticipating this year. Although we have a couple more months until the all-new hybrid hatchback is out in the UK, there’s a new IS sports saloon already available at your local Lexus Centre.
Fittingly named the IS Advance, this latest version of the best-selling Lexus model range is packed with extra features at an exceptional price.
The IS 250 Advance and IS 200d Advance build on the standard SE grade with a hard disc drive (HDD) satellite navigation system, rear parking camera, heated electrically adjustable front seats, parking sensors, cruise control, rain-sensing windscreen wipers and an auto-dimming rear view mirror.
It’s the kind of options tick-list that should add up to a hefty price premium, yet the new IS 250 Advance costs just an extra £340 compared its SE equivalent (£26,495 on-the-road), with the IS 200d Advance coming in at an additional £130 (£24,995).
Even more appealing is the fact that, comparing like for like specifications, the V6 petrol-powered IS 250 Advance is more keenly priced than the BMW 320i and 325i SE, with the IS 200d Advance diesel – returning an official 134g/km CO2 emissions and 55.4mpg combined cycle fuel economy – offering better specification than the BMW 318d SE and the Audi A4 2.0 TDI 140 Technik.
Factor in Lexus’s unchallenged industry-leading customer service, and hallmark comfort, quality and refinement and the new IS Advance models prove to be truly forward thinking.