Geneva 2013: Lexus

  • New IS saloon range unveiled
  • Interior underscores sporty credentials
  • F Sport range features IS 300h

New cars on show: IS range, Opal Blue LF-LC, IS 300h F Sport 

Lexus IS range (main picture)

The new Lexus IS saloon range has been unveiled at the Geneva motor show. There are two versions, the petrol-engined Lexus IS 250 and the hybrid Lexus IS 300h.

Powering the IS 250 is a 2.5-litre V6 engine with 204bhp, while the IS 300h combines a four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor. The IS 300h is the first Lexus IS model to be fitted with the company’s Hybrid Drive system and emits just 99g/km of CO2 with average fuel consumption of 65mpg.

The hybrid system’s battery is positioned underneath the boot floor and Lexus says bootspace is only marginally smaller than that of the conventionally-powered IS 250.

An ‘F Sport’ package is available for both models, with more aggressive exterior styling details along with  more supportive seats and special interior trim. F Sport versions also have a slightly altered suspension and power steering set-up for more responsive handling.

Both versions are available to order now, before reaching UK roads in July.

For more information about the new IS range of Lexus cars, click here.

Opal Blue LF-LC

Basically the LF-LC 2+2 hybrid sports gets a nice new blue paint job. The premium car maker tells us that this showcases its sporting new image and with a fully driver-focused interior, it's er... more sporty.

F Sport

The stand also includes the F Sport full hybrid models and the headline act here is the IS 300h F Sport.