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2017 Lexus IS facelift unveiled - UPDATE

UPDATE: Lexus Australia has confirmed a 2017 local launch for the revised IS range. An updated version of the Lexus IS luxury sedan has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing motor show. The 2017 Lexus IS brings with it a revamped front-end design including newly reformed headlights that still sit proudly above those tick-shaped daytime running lights...

ANCAP crash test results: Five stars for Fortuner, Everest, Passat and more

5-Star safety rating for Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest, Toyota LandCruiser 200, Volvo XC90, Ford Ranger MkII, Volkswagen Passat, Lexus IS A quartet of brand-new models have picked up five-star ratings in the latest round of crash safety testing with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), while three others have had their top marks renewed...

2016 Lexus IS pricing and specifications

The arrival of the turbocharged Lexus IS200t headlines a series of upgrades introduced for the 2016 Lexus IS range. First seen in the NX200t SUV, the Japanese luxury brand’s new 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine now makes its way into its mid-sized sedan, taking the place of the old 2.5-litre V6 in the IS250...

2016 Lexus ES to debut at Shanghai motor show

The 2016 Lexus ES luxury sedan will be unveiled at the Shanghai motor show later this month. A teaser image of the heavily facelifted model has been revealed ahead of the event, with new IS-like headlights and what looks to be a far more aggressive 'spindle' grille...

Lexus CT, IS, ES refreshed: safety, specification and price increases headline update

Added safety, increased pricing and minor specification tweaks lead changes to a refreshed Lexus CT, IS and ES line-up. As reported by CarAdvice back in August, the latest update sees Lexus boost the active safety package of certain models to include Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) – a system designed to alert drivers to oncoming traffic from the rear...

Lexus: Why we axed diesel IS in favour of hybrid

Lexus says its new-generation Lexus IS features a hybrid rather than a diesel model because it is future-proofing the brand for tightening emissions regulations. The 2013 Lexus IS has launched in Australia this week, featuring a new petrol-electric variant called the IS300h. It replaces the IS220d diesel model that was previously sold in Europe but not Australia...

Lexus IS300h: 4.9L/100km, 164kW hybrid

Specifications for the Lexus IS300h sedan have been revealed ahead of its Australian debut later this year. Its 2.5-litre Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder engine produces 133kW of power at 6000rpm, and 221Nm of torque from 4200-5400rpm. The electric motor adds a 105kW/300Nm boost from idle speed...