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Lexus IS 250 gets a sports makeover

Lexus has created a sportier version of its IS which will go on sale on May 19 from £24,990.

The new IS 250 SR is based on the entry-level IS 250 and features a sports body kit, 17-inch alloys, aluminium scuff plates, aluminium pedals, heated front seats, 10 airbags, climate control, cruise control, keyless entry and engine start as standard.

Powered by a 204bhp 2.5-litre V6 petrol engine, the IS 250 SR will accelerate from 0-62mph in 8.1 seconds and progress to a top speed of 140mph.

Three exterior colours are available: velvet black and cadoxton slate and argento ice metallic finishes. All are matched to a worcester black interior fabric trim.

The IS 250 SR is on sale from May 19 priced at £24,990 for the manual and £25,800 for the six-speed automatic.

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