Seldom do I attend a new vehicle launch and walk away genuinely surprised by the car in question. This week I attended the local launch of the new Lexus IS. Being a Lexus, I thought it would be predictably well appointed and have a smooth, enjoyable drive in the mould of a boulevard cruiser. While the new IS may possess a bit of what I mention above, it also showed me that sometimes seemingly unassuming cars can possess the ability to surprise you.
The Lexus IS 350 will make its debut on African soil at the upcoming Johannesburg International Motor Show. With a larger, more powerful V6 engine nestled under the bonnet, the IS 350 looks set to take the fight to such established rivals as the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.