Lexus (GB) has announced pricing on the IS300 saloon and SportCross which go on sale from October. The IS200, on sale since 1999, also features an improved specification from September.
The IS200 range will feature enhanced specification including curtain shield airbags, Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), ISOFIX child seat preparation and an improved quality dashboard material. External changes include revised front grille and rear light clusters, new style 16" wheels for the entry level IS200 (previous 'S' designation has now been deleted) and a new rear spoiler for the IS200 Sport Model.
The optional Lexus Navigator system is now DVD-based for greater accuracy and has the ability to store 13 times the amount of information as a conventional CD driven system.
Specification of the new IS300 will be even higher including full leather upholstery, 5-speed automatic gearbox, rear privacy glass, lowered rear suspension, aluminium drilled pedals, rear spoiler, yellow front fog lamps, halogen High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps and interior and exterior rear view mirrors.
The IS300 SportCross will have the same specification with the addition of estate bodystyle, nine speaker audio system, split folding rear seats, load area cover and rear wiper.
IS200 OTR Pricing:
IS200 (auto) £19,845
IS200 SE £20,230
IS200 SE (auto) £21,460
IS200 Sport £21,205
IS300 OTR Pricing
IS300 SportCross £28,450
The DVD Lexus Navigator system is available as an option on both IS200 SE and Sport models and the new IS300 and SportCross models for £2,340.
The IS300 saloon and IS300 SportCross will be powered by a three-litre six cylinder in line engine with a maximum power output of 211bhp and be fitted with five-speed automatic transmission with E-shift steering wheel controls, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Torsen limited slip differential.
Starting at £26,700 the IS300 saloon's standard equipment includes full leather seat trim, electrically adjustable and heated seats, electronic folding door mirrors and vehicle stability control.
IS300 SportCross will be priced at £28,450.