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Geneva Motor Show: Lexus shows new IS model and first diesel

The new generation Lexus IS makes its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, marking the introduction of diesel in the company’s range.

The all-aluminium, 2.2-litre four-cylinder unit is the most powerful in its class with a maximum output of 175bhp. It also produces class-leading torque, with 400Nm developed between 2,000 and 2,400rpm.

A new 2.5-litre V6 petrol engine is also available for the new IS. This engine will be available with a 6-speed automatic transmission with sequential paddle-shift control.

The new sports saloon will include Lexus's radar-controlled Pre-Crash Safety system , Adaptive Cruise Control and Intelligent Adaptive Front Lighting System.

Ten airbags will be fitted as standard, including a first-in-segment double knee airbag. Performance, traction control and vehicle stability will be further enhanced by Lexus's Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management System.

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