Further praise is given to on-road performance with “responsive” steering and braking and “excellent ride and great handling,” and to the IS’s economy, exterior styling and build quality.
The latest IS range, introduced in 2017, is exclusively a self-charging hybrid model, benefiting from Lexus’s technology leadership in the luxury car market to offer excellent efficiency and a smooth, quiet and intuitive drive. The fundamental fuel economy and low emissions of the Lexus Hybrid Drive system makes the IS particularly attractive to business motorists; it attracts low benefit-in-kind company car tax rates (24 or 25 per cent according to model grade).
The IS also pioneers advanced safety provisions with Lexus Safety System+ active systems provided as standard on all versions, including a Pre-Collision System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Sway Warning, Automatic High Beam and Traffic Sign Recognition.
The luxury finish inside and out is a testament to the skills of Lexus takumi craftspeople whose exceptional hand and eye skills guarantee high quality in every vehicle that’s produced.