new Lexus IS will make its international debut at the Detroit motor show in January.
The IS will be offered in the UK with a 2.5-litre V6 and a 2.5-litre four-cylinder hybrid, both of which are petrol powered.
With the hybrid car, Lexus is aiming to break into the fleet market – something it has previously struggled to do with the lack of a low CO2 diesel model. Emissions as low as 99g/km are being aimed for with the new car.
The CVT transmission has also been thoroughly revised to remove the mismatch between engine and road speed so common with this type of gearbox.
Interior styling will resemble that of the CT200h hatchback, and will feature two centre-console dials — one to control the multimedia settings and the other to cycle between different driving modes.
The Detroit motor show opens on 14 January.
Thanks to: Autocar