The enduringly popular Lexus IS range is being made all the more desirable this autumn with the introduction of new LE (Limited Edition) versions. Available for a limited period only, the IS200 and IS300 LE benefit from a superior specification for added luxury and sporting good looks.
Building on the equipment level of the current SE models, the LE introduces 11-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels and HID (High Intensity Discharge) headlamps. The interior features full leather upholstery and detailing and a front armrest is added to the driver’s seat.
The specification also includes front, side and curtain shield airbags, climate control, electric multi-adjustable heated front seats, eight-speaker sound system with in-dash six-CD autochanger, electric windows and sunroof, automatic anti-glare rear view mirrors and cruise control (automatic models only). The LE model includes over £1,200 of extra standard specification; all for just £460 more than an SE model.
The LE models are uniquely finished in Kodiak Sky dark silver metallic paint and are on sale now.
On the Road Prices:
- IS200 LE (manual) – £20,795
- IS200 LE (automatic) – £22,025
- IS300 LE (automatic) – £26,865
MINOR CHANGES FOR 2004 MODEL IS RANGE
The IS range has undergone some minor improvements for 2004; on sale from late October, the revised car now includes high gloss aluminium trim surrounds for the electric window switches and heating controls and a new oddments tray with lid for the centre console. For the exterior, the front and rear light extensions now incorporate a smoke-effect finish.