Entry-Level Lexus Makes an Entrance
TORRANCE, CA – Lexus has introduced the V-8-powered, 416-horsepower IS F. The IS, anentry-level Lexus, features leather upholstery, a power moon roof, a 13-speakersound system, stability control, anti-lock disc brakes with brakeforcedistribution and brake assist, side and side-curtain air bags, knee air bagsfor the front seats, first-aid kit, and tool kit, according to www.lakeexpo.com.
Baseprice on the test car was $31,625, and that’s with a six-speed automatictransmission. The IS 250 is offered for slightly less with a manualtransmission.
The IS250 features larger 18-inch tires and wheels, an $830 option over the standard17-inchers. Also optional: a navigation system with a rear back-up camera($2,550), a premium package with upgraded leather upholstery, heated and cooledfront seats and wood trim ($1,290), and upgraded lighting ($875).