Buy yourself a new Lexus IS 350, and you’ll also be buying into one of Australia’s best dealership networks. With over 800 Lexus centres around Australia, you’re never far home. Quality servicing outlets and customer satisfaction are all part-and-parcel of the Lexus way of doing things. If the unexpected happens, the Lexus DriveCare programme takes over. The Encore Privileges programme gives you access to breakdown assistance with fuel, battery or tyre/wheel replacement. It also offers basic mechanical assistance, breakdown towing as required to a Lexus Dealer or nominated technical centre, accident assistance advice, one-way metropolitan taxi fare up to $150 (including GST), entry assistance if you are locked out of your vehicle, Personal Assist service for when you experience a vehicle-related incident over 100km away from home and your Lexus is immobile for more than 24 hours and clothing and personal effects cover up to $250. But you know what? I’ll let you in on the well known secret that a Lexus hardly ever breaks down!
So what’s the Lexus IS 350 got over the other models in the IS range? This is the model you’ll opt for if you are after the perfect blend of performance and refinement. Leave the IS F to dish it out to the BMW M3 boys. The entry level Lexus IS 250 performs very well and has all that you need in the real world. If a few more kW are going to turn you on, then the Lexus IS 350 is the model that’s going to “float you’re boat”. With instantaneous acceleration throughout the engine’s entire revolutions, the smooth 233 kW motor is a gem. It actually is the most powerful engine in its class – and it feels it, too. With a sequential automatic transmission boasting paddle shifters for the car’s six-speed gearbox mode, the car is thrilling to put through its paces. Artificial Intelligence Shift Control works very nicely to hold on to gears longer and change up faster, when necessary. A sweet note emits from the V6 motor when worked – just perfect for the driving enthusiast.
The Lexus IS 350 handling comes down to double-wishbone technology at the front, and a rear multi-link suspension. Stability is excellent for the sporty drive that the car offers. Advanced technologically, the IS 350 also offers electrical steering. The benefits in using electrical steering are the savings one gets in overall fuel economy. The Lexus IS 350 combines all road work to average out to a fuel economy figure of an excellent 9.4 litres/100 km.
Safety is always important, and Lexus have made sure that the IS 350 is equipped with the best safety items. Eight SRS airbags are standard. An Advanced safety system manages any detected loss of traction, especially on slippery corners. The system uses other active safety features like the Anti-lock Braking System, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Traction Control and Vehicle Stability Control for a complete approach to safe handling.
The Lexus Pre-Collision safety System (PCS)1 in the IS 350 Sports Luxury model helps you avoid accidents and can help reduce injury and damage where an impact is unavoidable. The PCS is assisted by a radar sensor embedded in the front grille. Active Cruise Control is standard on each of the Lexus IS 350 models.
Luxury and comfort are all around the leather trimmed IS 350 interior. The best technology is used for entertainment and luxury, and this makes the IS 350 impressively relaxed and comfortable to travel in.
Make sure you check out the new class leader. The Lexus IS 350 pilots the way. At Private Fleet, we can also point you in the right direction.
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