Lexus more attractive than ever before through its 2016 IS range
Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, reiterated its increased focus on providing the right vehicles to customers in the luxury automotive market, by offering the Lexus IS range at new attractive prices. Starting from AED 139,000, the IS 2.0-litre turbo is the perfect entry point to the brand’s luxury sedan line-up, offering the young brand’s fans and aspirational buyers a unique opportunity to join the exclusive world of Lexus. This model is available in three grades; Premier, Prestige, and F Sport Prestige, while the IS 350 also available in three grades Platinum, F Sport Prestige and F Sport Platinum, is now offered at refreshed prices starting from AED 195,000. “Since its inception, Lexus IS was designed for those in relentless pursuit of driving pleasure. We believe that with its striking design, exceptional performance and now very attractive prices, the IS range and especially the IS 2.0-litre turbo will be one of the most sensible choices for those looking for an affordable luxury sedan,” said Chris Buxton, Acting Managing Director of Lexus at Al-Futtaim Motors. He added: “We are committed to bringing to our customers the performance, luxury and quality they expect from Lexus, coupled with exceptional aftersales experience through personal and attentive care”. The 2016 Lexus IS delivers its highly responsive and agile performance through two distinct models. The new Lexus IS 200t is powered by a 2.0 Litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates 241 HP and the Lexus IS 350 has a 3.5 Litre V6 engine with 312 HP maximum output. An 8-speed Sport Direct Shift transmission effectively harnesses the engines of both models for instant acceleration. Double wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear suspension with coil spring, gas-filled shock absorbers and stabilizer bar, ensure a smooth ride. In the 2016 IS F Sport, performance reaches racetrack levels with exclusively tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension and Variable Gear Ratio Steering that optimally controls steering angle in response to vehicle speed and steering input. An aggressive spindle grille clearly highlights the sportiness of the 2016 Lexus IS. Powerful LED headlamps add to its athletic personality with projector type illumination while independent LED Daytime Running Lamps complement the attractive front. A leather wrapped steering wheel and shift lever knob welcomes the driver into the Lexus IS. Once seated, 8-way powered front seats, with driver memory, make personalized comfort even more accessible. For entertainment, a 15-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound System delivers high-quality sound, while an intuitive Navigation System with 3-D graphics provides clear directions. Advanced safety in this Lexus begins with Vehicle Dynamic Integrated Management (VDIM). The smart system incorporates Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control System (TRC) to control any sliding on turns. Other safety features for confident driving include Lane Change Assist with Blind Spot Monitor that comes in handy when moving between lanes, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert that helps with safe exiting from parking.