Lexus IS Satellite Navigation System
The New Lexus IS Satellite Navigation System

New Satellite Navigation Pack

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

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

Published : 12/11/08 Author : Staff

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