New IS 200d sports saloon joins revised Lexus IS Series

The best-selling Lexus model series in the UK has just got even better. Set to officially launch at the Paris motor show, the revised IS Series now includes the new IS 200d (pictured below) and a wealth of benefits to every model.

The IS 200d replaces the IS 220d as the diesel sports saloon of choice. But don’t think for a second that going from 220d to 200d is a backward step.

The new IS 200d has been developed with the needs of discerning diesel saloon buyers in mind. This means better fuel economy, lower emissions and a more refined, smoother drive than the previous model.

With a Euro 5 emission-compliant engine and BIK company car tax rating of just 18 per cent, the new IS 200d is cleaner and even more affordable to own. You’ll find it in Lexus Centre showrooms priced from £24,350 (IS 200d SE) on the road – and it’s available to order now.

If diesel engines aren’t for you, don’t worry. The super-smooth V6 petrol engine featured in the IS 250 sports saloon and IS 250C coupe-convertible has also been revised to meet Euro 5 emissions standards. Even better, the improvements to fuel economy and emissions come with no sacrifice to performance.

If you’re looking to indulge your sporty nature, then you need to know about the new 2011 F Sport options. They include a raft of exterior and interior upgrades, from a new deep front spoiler and fog lights, to leather and Alcantara sports seats and 18-inch alloy wheels directly inspired by the high-performance IS F.

We don’t want to spoil all of the surprises for you. Visit your local Lexus Centre to find out more about the revised IS Series – just don’t forget to ask them about the new leather upholstery, LED daytime running lights, alloy wheel designs, new exterior colours… and much more.


  1. when is this new facelift available to buy in the UK? coz the lexus in Croydon doesn’t seem to know what i was talking about when i ask him, or was he just trying to get rid of the old stock?

    1. Hi Jay,

      The new IS 200d should arrive in showrooms during the first two weeks of October; a specialist is checking exactly when it will arrive at Croydon. I’ll get back to you when I’ve heard back from him. Thanks.

      1. hi thanks for the reply,

        i was actually more interested in the 250 f sport, i saw an ex display on a 10 plate, i really just wanted to see whats the main different between that one and the new one,

        the guy at croydon didnt seem to know what i was talking about, but im sure he does, but he just didnt wanna tell me

        1. Hi Jay,

          Not to worry, I’ll make sure I get this information instead. I can tell you, however, that the main changes to the new IS 250 F-Sport include new front and rear spoilers, new fog lights, redesigned grille, redesigned 18-inch alloy wheels, leather and Alcantara seat trim and anthracite roof liner.

  2. hi there,

    can anyone clarify something for me, in regards to the IS 250 F Sport (2011) and the 2010 model,

    i have both brochures and according to what it say the 2011 model doesn’t have ‘electro-chromatic exterior mirrors’, ‘memory package (front seats, mirrow, steering wheel)’ and ‘electrically adjustable steering column’ but the 2010 have it as standard, is that true?

    does that mean im actually getting more, if i went for the 2010 model, i wanted the 2011 model because its in a lower tax.


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