Class Leading Innovation
At the heart of our approach to developing the next generation IS was our desire to make "sport driving pleasure" the focus of every aspect of performance, with the ultimate aim of creating inspired sports driving that embodies the IS spirit.
IS 300 Stands Apart
To achieve this, we reversed the development process by "building the car first and experiencing the results", and then developed the individual elements required to realize the driving pleasure and breakthrough performance we were after.
Best in Class
The results are easy to judge yourself. Just take hold of the steering wheel, depress the accelerator, and drive. From this point, let your body and soul do the understanding. Your growing feeling of pleasure will tell you everything.
Multimedia Coordination Function
This function coordinate the display of information from the multimedia systems on the 7-inch EMV (Electro Multi-Vision) display in the center of the instrument panel and the 4.2-inch TFT (Thin film Transistor) multi-information display in the center of the meter cluster. For convenience and easy control, audio system, incoming mobile calls, and some navigation information on the EMV display can be displayed on the multi-information display, and controlled using switches on the steering wheel.
A Stable Performance
The sophisticated 3.5-liter engine delivers both exceptional power and excellent fuel efficiency. It integrates advanced technologies that include a D-4S fuel injection system that features both direct injection into the cylinders and port injection to balance high power output with fuel efficiency, and Dual VVT-i which increases torque and output, and contributes to better fuel economy and reduced emissions.
Careful attention devoted to aerodynamics contributes to the fuel-efficient performance and quiet comfort of the cabin, even in high-speed driving. Aero stabilizing fins on the front doorframe covers and rear combination lamps contribute to handling stability and road tracking performance, while the aero stabilizing fins on the underbody covers help smooth airflow from front to rear under the car, further reducing drag.
The unseen foundation of the IS's direct and engaging sports handling, stability and ride comfort is a high rigidity body structure. To achieve the balance of light weight with excellent rigidity that makes this sports performance possible, it required the adoption of innovative production techniques.
The IS features eight sensor-controlled SRS airbags together with pretensioners and force limiters of the front seatbelts. The front occupants are protected by dual-stage SRS driver airbag, dual-stage SRS front passenger airbag, SRS knee airbags, and SRS side airbags. SRS curtain shield airbags cover the front and rear door windows.
High performance ventilated disc brakes on all four wheels provide the quick smooth and linear braking expected of a Lexus sports sedan. High friction brake pads further contribute to the excellent stopping power and braking feel. The use of lightweight aluminum for brake components helps to reduce weight, contributing to fuel efficiency.