July 18, 2005
New Lexus IS will have all-wheel-drive and ten airbags
Toronto, Ontario – The redesigned 2006 Lexus IS sports sedan, arriving in Canadian showrooms this fall, is completely redesigned and will feature available all-wheel-drive and ten airbags.
The new IS will be available as the IS 250 rear-wheel-drive, IS 250 AWD and IS 350 RWD. Engine choices will be a 200 hp, 2.5-litre V6 or a high-output 3.5-litre V6 that produces over 300 hp.
All models will come with vehicle stability control and traction control, and anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist. All outboard passengers receive seatbelt pretensioners, and the ten airbags include a first-in-segment double knee airbag. Optional safety enhancements include vehicle dynamics integrated management system on the IS 350, and intelligent adaptive front lighting on all models.
Information on the 2006 IS is available at www.isexperience.lexus.ca.