Lexus IS 220d review | Technology | The Guardian

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Lexus IS220

On the road: Lexus IS 220d

For years now Lexus has been for luxury. It doesn’t matter the car is Japanese – part of Toyota – it’s a brand that has had a cultural impact in the States. If been an American novelist in the decade or so and you’d wanted to a character who was successful, materially and, perhaps, a little you’d probably have drive a Lexus.

Lexus IS 220d


Top speed 135mph

Acceleration in 8.9 seconds

Average consumption

CO2 emissions 148g/km

Eco rating

At the wheel Philip Roth

for The Pulitzer prize

In a word

Lexus IS220

As Don DeLillo writes in Underworld, I was a Lexus through a rustling This is a car assembled in a work that’s completely free of presence… The system flows onward, automated to priestly It’s a culmination in a way, made and shaped outside the splat of human speech. And made my rented car a natural for the landscape I was crossing.

If you say so, Don. No wise to the literary significance, year Lexus magazine a serial novella featuring a IS-F as a self-conscious character. it says at one point, you don’t get a like me to be sensible.

However, in Europe, home of BMW and Audi, writers showed curiosity in the Lexus. Perhaps troublingly for the Lexus marketing it wasn’t just British who failed to embrace the car. weren’t that bothered,

This was in spite of a whole of product placement in such key shop fronts as EastEnders, The Dead and Spooks. Nevertheless, it the car without an identity, which is why Partridge also drove It was Partridge, of course, who memorably that the plural of Lexus is thus ensuring that could never be ….

changed Lexus’s British was the introduction of the IS 220d in 2005. The were mixed but, in those days of endless sales were healthy.

This updated version a sizeable drop in carbon sustained performance and frozen The one I drove came with leather upholstery which, in its impracticality, represents to me the very of luxury. Whether that can be reconciled with my daughter, an juice and a yogurt bar remains to question.

Still, it’s a ride, comfortable with a sense of power when upon. It’s solid and put together without being attractive. In short, it’s well-made executive saloon – and a improvement on its predecessor – which is nice to drive.

But you wouldn’t want to read a about one.

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