Lexus IS250 : News & Reports : Motoring : Web Wombat

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The new Lexus philosophy, dubbed

L-Finesse IS into the 21st century

new class standards in driving on-board luxury and ergonomic the new IS – the next generation of compact sports sedan made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

Building on the success of the first IS here ), the new model range an exclusive, highly sophisticated within the compact luxury and forgoes the inline 6-cylinder in favour of a bent six and a 4-cylinder

With standard features 10 airbags and the option of a V6 petrol the new IS range will provide a boost for the Japanese luxury car and the next generation IS also the introduction of the first ever diesel engine.

The most powerful unit in its category, the new, all aluminium, powerplant fulfils the most standards of Lexus performance and

It combines exceptionally quiet, operating characteristics with torque availability and power. The four-cylinder diesel unit is the powerful in its class according to producing 129kW (175bhp), and has torque output, 400Nm just 2000 to 2400rpm.

The of a diesel engine within the model range will a fundamental impact on the strength of the throughout Europe.

Diesel is critical to any brand#146;s in Europe, considers Karl Vice President of Lexus Our first diesel engine open the market to us and it will put on a level playing field.

an aggressive, very contemporary the IS range follows the new GS model in the Lexus L-Finesse design

The all-new design will be at closely by rivals of Lexus, as BMW and Audi, as Lexus has a larger share in North America the two German automakers.

Other features of the new Lexus IS include:

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New direct-injection 3.5-litre V6 engine

6-speed automatic with paddle-shift gear (for V6 model)

10 airbags as including first-in-segment double airbag

Radar-controlled Pre-crash System (PCS)

Adaptive Control (ACC)

Intelligent Front Lighting System

Superior body control, grip and straight-line stability be hallmarks of the new IS, says Lexus, making it one of the best-handling sports in its segment. It will feature safety equipment, including radar-controlled Pre-Crash Safety (PCs), Adaptive Cruise (ACC) and Intelligent Adaptive Lighting System (I-AFS).

The in sales volume generated by the new IS, and in particular the new diesel engine, is to instigate the growth of a dedicated network of some 340 Lexus throughout Europe, says the company. As a result, by 2010, anticipates a three to four-fold in European sales.

The new generation IS will go on sale in at the end of 2005 with the diesel following in 2006.

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