- Take the Road Less Travelled
- The all-new Lexus IS 350
With its totally redesigned third-generation IS sedan, Lexus has thrown down the gauntlet: build the most fun-to-drive sport sedan in the world. Question is, does the newest gladiator in the auto arena pull off a victory? Absolutely, unquestionably, assuredly, undoubtedly… but don’t just take our word for it.
Car and Driver, one of the world’s most authoritative motoring magazines, rounded up the usual suspects including the all-new Lexus IS 350 to anoint the spiritual leader of the sports sedan pack. Their winner? The new Lexus IS 350 F SPORT of course. And, here’s the proof:
“… the crowning of a Lexus as the high priest of the sports-sedan world is something few saw coming – until we dove into the twisting, climbing, kinking, plunging roads around Texas. We didn’t see it coming because, on any other type of road, the IS clearly exhibits Lexus’s traditional top priority: serenity. On typical highway surfaces, minute twitches in the steering wheel and nearly imperceptible shifts of the body offer only the slightest hint of what lurks within. But charge into a series of quick bends and the IS completely changes its character. Turn-in is crisper in the Lexus than in either the ____________ or the ____________, a fact borne out by its first-place slalom finish. More important, the Lexus is utterly imperturbable. Bumps that send other cars skittering off-line or scrambling to maintain their course are absorbed and dispatched, but not kept completely hidden from the driver. The IS manages to be both typically Lexus-civil and delightfully capable.” Car and Driver June 2013
Calvyn Hamman, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, endorses this glowing testimonial: “Lexus has covered all the bases and engineered the new IS to deliver the very pinnacle of dynamic performance and driver engagement while retaining the brand’s legendary superlative standards of comfort and kit.
“If you’re in the market for a sporting sedan with rear-wheel drive, you cannot afford to overlook the new benchmark.”