Lexus has presented the Executive Edition of the new 2014 IS 300h. The super-efficient saloon is now available to order with pricing starting from £29,995. It packs a number of nice upgrades and boasts low tax and running costs.

2014 Lexus IS 300h Executive Edition is based on the Luxury grade model and comes with leather upholstery and Satellite Navigation system. It represents £3,390 of "complimentary" value to the customer.

Standard extras include front and rear parking sensors, a set of 17" alloy wheels, dusk-sensing HID headlights, cruise control, auto-dimming rear view mirror, dual-zone climate control and rain-sensing wipers.

The IS 300h boasts impressive street presence and offers the kind of comfort and luxury for which Lexus is renowned. The Hybrid Drive system returns impressive official fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures – 4.5 liters / 100 km (64.2 mpg UK) with 103 g/km of CO2. Still, the performance is not harmed at all and the new IS300h accelerates 0-100 km/h in just 8.3 seconds.

The Hybrid Drive consists of a 2.5 liter four-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine with 178HP (133 kW) and a 141HP (105 kW) electric motor. The petrol engine benefits from a new D-4S fuel injection system, Dual VVT-i intelligent variable valve timing and a high-efficiency exhaust gas recirculation system.

Source: Lexus