Lexus takes a different direction

Had enough of trusting German 'sports saloons'? Lexus may have the answer in its new hybrid IS.

10th August, 2013
The Lexus IS 300h S-Design is refined and comfortable to drive, suppressing all sorts of unwanted noise.

It was more than a little surprising when Lexus revealed at the launch of its new IS saloon that there were no plans to develop a diesel-powered model for the line-up. This in a market where 72 per cent of the new cars sold so far this year stop at the black pump for their fuel. How could it possibly hope to compete with the likes of the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series?

Instead, Lexus is...

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