The 2009 Lexus IS series luxury sport sedans: The passion for performance includes new standard features and specifications plus a new starting price

    TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - Moments of exhilaration are plentiful when
Canadian drivers slip behind the wheel of the 2009 Lexus IS series luxury
sport sedan. With a choice of rear wheel or all wheel drive... 2.5 litre or
3.5 litre engine displacements... and six-speed transmissions in manual or
automatic configurations... plus the state of the art Lexus Vehicle Dynamics
Integrated Management (VDIM) system as standard equipment on all models... the
IS series puts the focus squarely on performance and handling. Moreover, the
2009 IS series carries a new starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
(MSRP) of $31,500.
    "Canadian drivers looking for an emotional, thrilling ride know that the
Lexus IS series delivers... making every drive the drive of a lifetime," said
Tony Wearing, Managing Director, Lexus of Canada. "And with a new starting
price that includes more standard features and specifications, the muscular
and track-tested IS turns performance and style into even more attainable
    For 2009, the IS series is offered in four models to ensure Canadians
passionate about performance can find the luxury sport sedan that's perfect
for their driving style. Regardless of model, each is equipped with a generous
suite of performance, handling, safety, comfort and convenience features. New,
distinctive grilles and integrated turn signal lamps make the 2009 model year
instantly recognizable, while all 2009 models come fitted with VDIM, Vehicle
Stability Control, Traction Control and a comprehensive team of braking
technologies to ensure the thrill-inducing performance promised at rest is a
reality in motion. What's more, a plethora of upgrade packages allow Lexus
guests to make their IS series luxury sport sedan distinct.
    The 2009 Lexus IS series is now on sale across Canada. The suggested
retail price starts at $31,500 for the IS 250 RWD with six-speed close-ratio
manual transmission and $33,100 for the IS 250 RWD with six-speed automatic
transmission. The sure-footed Lexus IS 250 AWD starts at a suggested $37,650,
while the outstanding performance of the IS 350 RWD can be enjoyed starting at
a manufacturer's suggested price of $42,950.

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For further information:

For further information: including a full product detail, please email or contact: Dawn Soulis, Public Relations Manager, Lexus of
Canada, (416) 431-8333

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