Lexus / IS / 200t F Sport
By HAITHAM RAZAGUI
THOUGH sedan sales are waning amidst
the SUV gold rush, models such as the Lexus IS still represent the aspirational
motor vehicle for many.
Even if they drive out of the showroom in something
high-riding, a sleek sports sedan inspired them to walk through the door in the
Sales may be slipping but a look at the quality available
in the luxury sports sedan segment proves that standards are not.
is hotter than ever, particularly since Audi launched the excellent B9 A4 in
The refreshed Lexus IS provides a prime example of progress
in this segment, providing subtle but meaningful tweaks inside and out, while
gaining adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning with sway warning
system, automatic high-beam and a pre-collision safety system as standard
across the range.
As a result, the IS200t F Sport tested here is
dripping with equipment and a nicer cabin while maintaining most – but not all
– of the charms we enjoyed in the pre-facelift version.
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Model release date: November 2016
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