Lexus has assembled an impressive Satellite Navigation Pack, available as an option (£1,825) on IS SE and SE-I models.
The pack comprises of a Pan-European satellite navigation system, Seven-inch VGA display, Touch screen operation, Bluetooth connectivity, 13-speaker audio system with six-CD changer and a Rear parking monitor.
The Multimedia Pack option for the IS SE-L (£2,710) provides the same features, but with a 14-speaker Mark Levinson hifi system with 5.1 surround sound and six-DVD changer. The satellite navigation offers an additional Dynamic Route Guidance function to provide automatic diversion routes to avoid any delays detected on a pre-programmed journey.Exterior and interior styling
The 2009 Lexus IS maintains the sharp, eye-catching looks of the current model that powerfully express Lexus’s contemporary L-finesse design language. At the front there is a new front bumper with a revised grille. The door mirrors are new, too, with larger glass sections for improved vision and integrated indicator lamps.
At the rear there are subtle changes to the rear lamp clusters, and to the rear bumper of the Lexus IS 250. New-design 17-inch and 18-inch alloys are introduced and two new paint finishes join the IS palette: Atacama Gold and Sable.
In the cabin the changes are limited to minor adjustments to the tone of interior upholsteries and trims and the shape of switches and graphics on the centre console. The SE-L grade benefits from revised wood colours.Improved driving dynamics
The Lexus IS’ excellent combination of sporty, dynamic performance with a comfortable ride and secure handling has been strengthened with detail adjustments to the anti-roll bar, suspension and EPS.
A paddle shift function is newly available on “D” mode in the six-speed automatic transmission.New 2009 Lexus IS prices vs current IS prices
CURRENT IS MODEL
|OTR PRICE||2009 IS MODEL (equivalent)||OTR PRICE||CUSTOMER SAVING|
|IS 220d||£23,192||IS 220d SE||£22,490||£702|
|IS 220d SE||£25,842||IS 220d SE-I||£24,995||£847|
|IS 220d SE-L||£27,942||IS 220d SE-L||£27,160||£782|
|IS 250||£24,127||IS 250 SE||£23,200||£927|
|IS 250 auto||£24,937||IS 250 SE auto||£24,010||£927|
|IS 250 SE||£26,777||IS 250 SE-I||£25,720||£1,057|
|IS 250 SE auto||£27,587||IS 250 SE-I auto||£26,530||£1,057|
|IS 250 SE-L||£29,687||IS 250 SE-L||£28,850||£837|
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