The Lexus IS is a premium sports saloon which offers the perfect balance of luxurious comfort and performance.
The line-up includes the first full-hybrid IS, the IS 300h, as well as the petrol-powered IS 200t. Both versions feature rear-wheel drive and will be available in Lexus F Sport specification. All versions of the third-generation IS showcase Lexus’s new focus on rewarding driving experience and bold design, featuring the brand’s signature spindle grille.
Both the IS 200t SE and IS 300h SE are priced at £28,995 on-the-road. The IS 300h uses the new 2.5-litre full hybrid system, giving it CO2 emissions below 100g/km and zero car tax.
The IS range comprises seven grades – SE, Executive Edition, Luxury, Advance, Sport, F Sport and Premier. Here’s the breakdown on how they are specified.
Lexus IS SE specification
Entry point to the new range is SE grade, priced from £28,995 for either the turbocharged 2.0-litre IS 200t or 2.5-litre full hybrid IS 300h. This model is generously equipped, and includes 16” alloy wheels, drive mode select, cruise control, smart entry and start, dual-zone climate control air conditioning, power-fold heated mirrors, HID headlamps with dusk sensing function, eight airbags, 60/40 split rear seats (IS 250 only), Lexus display audio with DAB and Bluetooth connectivity and a temporary spare wheel (a tyre repair kit is supplied with IS 300h).
Lexus IS Executive Edition specification
Priced at £29,995 for the 2.5 litre full hybrid IS 300h. The IS Executive Edition features 17’’ wheels, Parking Pack (front and rear sensors), Lexus Navigation and leather seats as standard.
Lexus IS Luxury specification
Likely to be the biggest selling model in the IS range, the IS 300h Luxury is priced at £30,995. It adds 17” alloy wheels, Lexus Park Assist, rain-sensing wipers and 60/40 split rear seats.
Lexus IS Advance specification
Priced at £31,495 for the 2.5 litre full hybrid IS 300h. The IS Advance features 17’’ wheels, Parking Pack (front and rear sensors), Lexus Navigation and electric & ventilated leather seats as standard.
Lexus IS Sport specification
Released in autumn 2015, the Sport model is priced at £28,995 for the turbocharged 2.0-litre IS 200t and £29,995 for the full hybrid IS 300h. It delivers a number of attractive sports-themed styling touches including five-spoke black 18-inch alloy wheels, a black finish for the front spindle grille and matching black door mirror casings. Further unique features include specific black cloth and grey leather effect trim, new body colours, and Lexus Navigation fitted as standard.
Lexus IS F Sport specification
The F Sport is priced from £31,495 for IS 200t, and £32,495 for IS 300h, and adds further sport cues to the interior and exterior design, including 18” 10 spoke F Sport alloy wheels, sport suspension with lateral damping system, an F Sport mesh grille, instrument meters inspired by the Lexus LFA, aluminium sports pedals and leather trim on the steering wheel and gear lever.
Lexus IS Premier specification
Premier models are priced from £35,750 for IS 200t and £36,750 for IS 300h. Premier offers the highest standard equipment, including 18” 5 spoke alloy wheels, automatically folding wing mirrors, eight-way power-assisted leather seats including heating and ventilation functions, an electrically operated steering column, 7-inch HDD full map satellite navigation system with dynamic route guidance, rear view camera and connected services and a high-quality Mark Levinson sound system with 15 speakers and 5.1 channel surround sound.
Lexus IS accessories
Black leather upholstery is available on Luxury and F Sport models. Pricing starts from £1,400 for six-way adjustable leather seats with heater function (available on Luxury models only). F Sport customers can also specify eight-way adjustable leather seats with heater and ventilation functions for £2,300, in either black or dark rose leather.
7-inch HDD full map satellite navigation system featured as standard on Premier models is available as an option on the rest of the range for £1,995.
Premier models can be equipped with a sunroof for £1,000. Metallic or mica paint can be specified on all models for £610.
Lexus IS colour range
The 2016 Lexus IS can be supplied in ten colours, two of which are exclusive to F Sport models: Sonic White, Satin Silver, Mercury Grey, Sonic Titanium, Velvet Black (solid), Celestial Black, Mesa Red, Fuji Red (solid), F Sport White (F Sport only) and Azure Blue (F Sport only).
*Final UK production specification and equipment may vary from these images