Welcome to Ken Shaw Lexus, your certified Lexus dealership in Toronto, Ontario. We are presenting the new 2016 IS. You can find all the relevant information below. Enjoy!

The 2016 Lexus IS (Innovative Sedan) combines performance and fuel efficiency. With a new turbo-charged engine, the Lexus IS 200t Turbo outputs 241hp and offers superior smoothness. It features a water-cooled cylinder head, integrated exhaust manifold, and twin scroll turbocharger. Enhanced F SPORT packages for the 300 AWD and 350 AWD are sure to excite, along with new exterior colors for all models. This is the best IS yet.

2016 Lexus IS @ Ken Shaw Lexus in Toronto

Sleek and fluid, muscular and menacing, Lexus IS appears like an athlete set to burst from the blocks. The front end sets the tone with its striking Spindle Grille design and boldly inset Headlamps. LED headlamps are now available on all IS 350 AWD F SPORT models. In profile, the wind-cheating body design emphasizes IS's low centre of gravity, the wide flare of its wheel arches, and its broad, powerful stance.

Climb on board and find yourself in an extraordinarily driver-focused and ergonomically ideal environment. IS' Driver's Seat offers exceptional comfort and a sporty seating position that enhances the sense of unity between driver and vehicle. The hip point has been strategically lowered to hold you firmly, while the angle of the LFA-inspired Steering Wheel was raised, allowing a more natural grip on the wheel. Upholstery choices include NuLuxe or Genuine Leather.

Comfortably versatile, IS's interior dimensions offer rear seat passengers room to relax and enjoy the ride. Lexus IS also features the flexibility of 60:40 split-fold rear seats to carry more of things you'll need when you reach your destination.

Premium materials and innovative touches abound, like the Analog Clock embedded in the Centre Cluster. Designed to appear as if sculpted from a single block of metal, the clock is precisely positioned to ensure visibility from any angle. The available Remote Touch Interface allows the driver to control the dash in a manner similar to operating a laptop touchpad or smartphone screen, an intuitive touch interface designed to feel as familiar as your other personal devices.

Touch the throttle and Lexus IS 200t's 2.0-litre 4-CYL responds with 241 HP and 258 lb.-ft. of torque6. IS 300's powerful 3.5-litre V6 puts out 255 HP, while the IS 350 boasts 306 HP at 277 lb.-ft of torque at your command. As a final touch, the engine note during acceleration is tuned to stir the senses and enhance the experience.

Equipped with steering-wheel mounted Paddle Shifters for an exhilarating ride, Lexus IS invites you to take control. IS 200t features a turbo engine that outputs just over 35 more HP than its predecessor. An 8-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic transmission delivers quick, smooth acceleration and optimum performance. IS 350 AWD boasts a 6-speed Sport ECT (Electronically-controlled transmission).

Drive Mode Select allows you to choose from up to four driving modes – ECO, Normal, or Sport, (plus optional Sport S+ on Lexus IS 350 F SPORT Packages) – to optimize your preferred combination of economy, comfort, performance and handling characteristics.

To ensure that Lexus IS tires and wheels deliver fun-to-drive performance, a driver and a designer from the tire manufacturer participated in every test drive during IS development. Experiencing first-hand the feel behind the wheel, they made continuous tiny improvements to accentuate performance and handling. Whether your IS is equipped with 17", 18" (IS 350), or exclusive F SPORT Wheels and Tires, you'll feel the difference at every turn.

Lexus engineers literally benchmarked the concept of driving enjoyment, and then engineered every aspect of Lexus IS to deliver the necessary driving dynamics. From the Power Assisted braking, to a 0.28 Coefficient of Drag, IS is a machine that handles in ways that you immediately take notice of.

Exceptional handling and performance starts with a chassis rigid enough to withstand the twists and turns of G-force manoeuvres. For IS, Lexus employed advanced laser welding and adhesive bonding techniques to significantly increase overall body rigidity — in turn delivering more agile handling, enhanced stability, and a supremely comfortable ride.

Both front and rear suspension systems have been track-tested and fine-tuned to hone ride comfort and handling agility. In front, the Double Wishbone offers a 20 percent increase in sway rigidity. The rear features a Multi-link system extensively modified for high-performance duty. Together, they provide outstanding grip performance and immediate response to steering inputs.

The Lexus IS 200t is a Rear Wheel Drive model, while the IS 300 and 350 models are available as All Wheel Drive. Lexus' RWD configuration provides IS with exceptional weight distribution sharpening handling and performance even further. The advanced AWD system ensures proper traction, even on unforgiving surfaces, enhancing stability without ever sacrificing drivability.

All IS models are equipped with next generation Lexus Audio Display or Remote-Touch-controlled Navigation1 multimedia systems. Unleash your inner audiophile with an available Mark Levinson® Surround Sound Audio System20. Designed exclusively for the Lexus IS series, this system features 5.1 channels, and a total of 15 GreenEdge™ ultra-high efficiency speakers.

Simple, convenient and intuitive, IS's Climate Control system features Electrostatic Switches that enable you to adjust temperature settings simply by brushing your finger over the surface of the control — much like a touch screen.

Lexus IS balances heart-pulsing power with exceptional control, including many of Lexus’ most advanced safety systems, including available Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)19. BSM uses rear-mounted radar to detect vehicles in adjacent lanes that are not visible in the exterior mirrors. RCTA uses the same radar to warn of approaching vehicles when you’re backing out of a parking space.

Available on the Lexus IS 350 F SPORT packages, Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) controls the damping force of shock absorbers on all four wheels in response to driver inputs and road conditions. The result is reduced body roll that enables IS to flow more naturally and with greater stability especially during precision cornering.


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* Efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented above, though pricing, equipment, or other details may change at any time without notice. For more information refer to Lexus Canada's website, or consult the vehicle's owner's manual.