Lexus, the globally renowned auto-maker, is a luxury motor division of Toyota Motor Corporation. It develops luxury and premium vehicles that are sold across the globe in almost every country. Lexus's expertise lies in manufacturing highly contemporary cars, full of plushness and luxury. Lexus IS is one such entry-level series of highly comfortable and luxurious cars. Lexus has currently introduced four compact executive cars under this prestigious IS series, all of which are just dynamic in appearance. The four models are named as Lexus IS 250, Lexus IS 250 F Sport, Lexus IS 350, and Lexus IS F 350 Sport.
The IS 250 variants comes loaded with a 2.5-litre engine which churns out a maximum power of 204bhp at 6400rpm. Despite this enormous power generation, it is able to hold on to the best fuel economy in the whole class which is around 23kmpl. This huge 2500cc engine is coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission gearbox with paddle shifters in oder to reduce complications and swift driving across the city. The length of four vehicles is exactly same and there lies no difference in it. Every vehicle's length measure at 4,665mm. The Lexus IS 350 comes equipped with a 3.5-litre engine which in return generates a maximum power of 306bhp at 6400rpm. But when it comes to mileage, it too doesn't disappoint as it comes out with a decent fuel economy of around 21kmpl. Both the engines comprise of four cylinders, sixteen valves, with dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i).
Lexus has incorporated the best braking system in accordance with the best safety features in Lexus IS Series. Four-wheel power-assisted discs, with four-sensors is inserted to ensure smooth and effective braking. Additionally, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) are there to take care of the occupants in the case of emergency or sudden braking on the slippery surfaces. The best thing is that Brake Assist (BA) is also there to maximize the effect of braking on any kind of surface. All these braking and safety features, collectively, moulds it into a completely safe and secured vehicle.
Now after braking if vision is turned towards the acceleration part, then it can be easily propounded that these are not only cars, instead super cars as acceleration is very brisk. Lexus IS 250 has the ability to touch the 0-100 kmph mark in only 7.7 seconds while attaining a top speed of 225kmph. On the other hand, the Lexus IS 350 touches this very mark in a mere 5.6 seconds. Its top speed ranges near to some 230kmph. The torque generation by both Lexus IS 250 and Lexus IS 350 is commendable as the former comes up with a peak torque of 250Nm at 4800rpm, while the latter generates 375Nm of maximum torque at 4800rpm.
The Lexus 250 as well as the Lexus 350 come with both, a rear wheel drive and a all wheel drive option. Electronic power steering with speed sensing rack and pinion technology comes with this compact executive vehicle. 17 inch 10 spoke alloy wheels further grace this premium sedan. Lexus Display Audio with subscription-free traffic and weather service, Center console controller, Eight-speaker Lexus Premium Sound System, CD player, Digital signal processing with Automatic Sound Leveler come as standard entertainment feature. In addition to all this, Dual USB ports for iPod and memory stick connectivity & Bluetooth 3.0 audio profile for wireless integration of compatible music players with in-vehicle audio system is there for enhanced convenience and comfort.
SmartAccess with push-button Start/Stop, Voice recognition, Steering-wheel-mounted audio, phone and display Controls, Cruise control, Outside temperature gauge,Illuminated entry system etc. are some of the very sophisticated features that reflects the vehicle's comfort and luxury quotient. As all such features are available, so it can be easily estimated that the saloon is completely an aristocratic one and it feels as if its a tiny home, not car.
Japanese auto major, Toyota which is to unveil the all new Lexus IS at the Detroit Motor Show on January 15 has revealed the first official pictures of the car ahead of that. The car now has got more elegant exterior styling and a more spacious and driver- focused cabin. Even at first glance it is clear to see how faithful Lexus has remained to the acclaimed LF-CC concept car that trailed its design thinking at last year’s Paris motor show.read more