Lexus announced today the launch of the Lexus IS F Sport in UK. The Lexus IS F Sport is inspired by the IS F high performance model and will be available for both the IS 250 and the 220d models.
The F-Sport package will cost UK consumers £3,940 over the price of the base IS 220d SE, and £4,080 above the IS 250 SE automatic.
The Lexus IS F Sport in UK includes a lowered suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, a boot lid spoiler, sports seats, steering wheel and aluminum pedals and Alcantara and leather upholstery. The Lexus IS F Sport also comes with a interior black headlining, rain-sensing wipers and HID headlights with AFS.
Other equipment seen on the IS F-Sport units include HID headlights, front seat position memory, door mirror memory, and a 13-speaker premium audio system. You can read more about the F-Sport package and the 2010 Lexus IS series in the press release below.
- Improvements across the Lexus IS range for 2010 model year
- Introduction of new F-Sport grade, inspired by the
ultra-high-performance IS F
- Lowered suspension (IS 250 only)
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Bootlid spoiler
- Sports seats, steering wheel and aluminium pedals
- Alcantara and leather upholstery
- New HDD navigation system
- New DAB-ready audio system featuring USB connectivity and Bluetooth
- 17-inch alloy wheels now standard feature on IS 250 SE and IS 220d
- Improvement in fuel consumption and emissions performance
- Revised range on sale now, on-the-road prices from £24,350
Sharper looks and new high-tech on-board features are central to Lexus's
revision of its best-selling IS sports saloon for 2010.
Inspired by the ultra-high-performance IS F, the IS range has been
extended with a new F-Sport grade that focuses on highly desirable sports
New F-Sport grade
The new F-Sport grade, available for both IS 250 and 220d models, takes its
cue from the high impact styling of the IS F and is positioned in the IS
line-up between the established SE-I and SE-L models.
The dedicated F-Sport exterior features include lowered suspension (IS
250 only), exclusive 18-inch wheels and an IS F-style front grille and rear
bootlid spoiler. In the cabin there are aluminium sports pedals, IS F-style
sports seats, steering wheel and (on the IS 250 automatic) gear lever. The
seats are finished in a combination of Alcantara upholstery with leather
A black-on-black interior colour scheme is complimented by a black
headlining and grey stitching detail on the front seats and steering wheel.
F-Sport models share a number of premium equipment features with SE-L
grade, including rain-sensing wipers, HID headlights with AFS, 13-speaker
audio system and memory settings for the front seats and door mirrors.
Navigation and audio systems
Lexus has developed one of the most accurate and fast-responding
navigation systems on the market. Using a 40GB hard disc drive (HDD), it
provides Europe-wide coverage and is able to gather live local traffic
intelligence in each country to help plot the most efficient route, wherever
you may be.
A further benefit of the HDD system is its "sound library" function. Up
to 10GB of disc space is available for owners to store audio tracks from CD
- room enough for about 2,000 songs.
The touch-screen, full-map system is available as an option on SE and
SE-I models as part of package that also includes a rear park assist
For F-Sport and SE-L versions of IS, it is included in the optional
Multimedia Package, together with a 14-speaker Mark Levinson Premium
Surround Sound System and the rear park assist monitor.
All Lexus IS audio systems can be upgraded to receive DAB digital
broadcasts and are equipped as standard with USB and audio jack plug
connection for fully controlled use of portable music players, and Bluetooth
with an audio streaming function.
The Mark Levinson audio package now features a "sound library" function,
using the navigation system's HDD to transfer and store music files from CD
up to 10GB capacity.
Larger wheels for SE grade
Lexus IS 250 SE and 220d SE have been given more street appeal for 2010 with
10-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels fitted as standard, in place of the previous
Improved fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions
The revisions made to the IS 250 for the 2010 model year have yielded
improvements in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. With manual
transmission, combined cycle economy is now 29.1mpg, compared to 28.8mpg for
the 2009 model; the new figure for the automatic is 31.7mpg (from 31.0mpg).
CO2 emissions have fallen from 231 to 227g/km for the manual and 214 to
209g/km for the automatic.
Lexus IS prices, insurance and VE
|MODEL||OTR PRICE||INSURANCE |
|IS 220d SE||£24,350||27||F|
|IS 250 SE manual||£24,625||29||L|
|IS 250 SE automatic||£25,285||29||K|
|IS 220d SE-I||£26,610||28||F|
|IS 250 SE-I manual||£26,885||29||L|
|IS 250 SE-I automatic||£27,545||29||K|
|IS 220d F-Sport||£28.290||TBA||F|
|IS 250 F-Sport automatic||£29,365||TBA||K|
|IS 220d SE-L||£29,075||29||F|
|IS 250 SE-L automatic||£30.150||30||K|
|ACC/PCS (250 SE-L only)||£2,640|
|18-inch Hoshi wheels||£1,425|
|18-inch Baransu wheels||£1,425|
|18-inch Tsuki wheels||£1,550|