Lexus UK: 2014 IS, 4 Models, Starting @ £26,495


Lexus UK recently announced the starting price of £26,495 for the all-new 2014 Lexus IS. There will be four different trim levels starting with an entry level SE package for the IS 250 & IS 300h all the way to a fully loaded Premier which starts at £35,495. The petrol 3.5L 2GR-FSE V6 is not available in Europe due higher tariffs on high CO2 emitting vehicles.

The 2014 IS UK-spec will get 10 colors which 2 will be exclusive to the F SPORT model, F SPORT White 083 (Ultra White) and Ultra Blue 8U1 (Ultrasonic Blue Mica). Packages for the US-spec 2014 IS have yet to be determined, but we expect a familiar combination of packages will carry over from the previous generation: Base, Luxury and F SPORT.

Pricing structure for the UK-spec 2014 IS. Note that there is a £3,000 premium for the hybrid model.
Here's a 4 model breakdown of the UK-spec 2014 IS: 

Lexus IS SE specification
The entry point to the new range is the SE, priced from £26,495 for the 2.5-litre IS 250, and £29,495 for the 2.5-litre full hybrid IS 300h. This model is generously equipped, and includes 16" alloy wheels, drive mode select, cruise control, smart entry and start, dual-zone climate control air conditioning, power-fold heated mirrors, HID headlamps with dusk sensing function, eight airbags, 60/40 split rear seats (IS 250 only), Lexus display audio with DAB and Bluetooth connectivity and a temporary spare wheel (a tyre repair kit is supplied with IS 300h).

Lexus IS Luxury specification
Likely to be the biggest selling model in the IS range, the Luxury is priced from £27,995 for IS 250, and £30,995 for IS 300h. It adds 17" alloy wheels, Lexus Park Assist, rain-sensing wipers and 60/40 split rear seats for both IS 250 and IS 300h versions.

Lexus IS F Sport specification
The F Sport is priced from £30,495 for IS 250, and £33,495 for IS 300h, and adds further sport cues to the interior and exterior design, including 18" 10 spoke F Sport alloy wheels, sport suspension with lateral damping system, an F Sport mesh grille, instrument meters inspired by the Lexus LFA, aluminium sports pedals and leather trim on the steering wheel and gear lever.

Lexus IS Premier specification
Premier models are priced from £35,495 for IS 250 and £38,495 for IS 300h. Premier offers the highest standard equipment, including 18" 5 spoke alloy wheels, automatically folding wing mirrors, eight-way power-assisted leather seats including heating and ventilation functions, an electrically operated steering column, 7-inch HDD full map satellite navigation system with dynamic route guidance, rear view camera and connected services and a high-quality Mark Levinson sound system with 15 speakers and 5.1 channel surround sound.

Lexus IS accessories
    • Black leather upholstery is available on Luxury and F Sport models. 
    • Pricing starts from £1,400 for six-way adjustable leather seats with heater function (available on Luxury models only). 
    • F Sport customers can also specify eight-way adjustable leather seats with heater and ventilation functions for £2,300, in either black or dark rose leather.
    • 7-inch HDD full map satellite navigation system featured as standard on Premier models is available as an option on the rest of the range for £1,995.
    • Premier models can be equipped with a sunroof for £1,000. Metallic or mica paint can be specified on all models for £610.

According to Lexus UK, the new 2014 IS will be available for sale in July while we in the United States will see them in June. What do you think of the pricing? Talk about it in our 3rd Generation IS Forum HERE! >>

Source: Lexus UK

Gillian McAuley (Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:18:22 -0800): We need the is350
Chris Vazquez (Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:11:57 -0800): Honestly unless you absolutely are in love with the IS, I don't see why any previous 2Gen owners would be interested in this car. Its a very beautiful vehicle but its exterior is to similar to the 2gen and the engine got no improvements. Why would you pay another 35-40k for a face lift? I will wait for the ISF new gen to come out.
Brandon Smith Smitty (Sat, 16 Feb 2013 09:37:13 -0800): Im with you Chris. I honestly think the 2nd gen has a better look. They havent released anything on the ISF yet. I own an ISF right now and am anxious to see what they do with that. I just hope they dont add that spindle grill to it.
Chris Vazquez (Sun, 17 Feb 2013 10:14:21 -0800): I think the same case for 2nd gen IS applies to 1Gen ISF owners. I think it will be harder for you to buy the new ISF being that you own the current one. Knowing Lexus' tend, they will do slight modifications to the new ISF , new spindle grill, place the 3rd gen interior , bump up the HP/TQ and call it a day. For me being a 2nd Gen IS350 owner it will be easier for me to jump on the next ISF. I am wondering if that RC F car is the new ISF.