Business car drivers and business customers looking at leasing take note, Lexus are confident that their new IS 300h is top dog in its own market. They reckon that the 2 litre diesel rivals, are actually dearer to run and the IS 300h is the best choice.
On the previous model, Lexus offered an efficient, good to drive diesel alternative, but the new model is being launched with a full hybrid as well. For starters, the tax saving on a 99g/km CO2 emission engine is useful and it does 65.7 mpg combined, which is as good as some small diesels.
Lexus build quality is legendary and not without reason. Each one is allocated to a team that lovingly ensure that the details are perfect and that quality does not vary. They drive superbly and are without fail are in the top few for reliability.
Recent reports have shown hybrids to score highly on durability and have lower brake parts wear, especially so as most drivers are of a mind set that they will drive efficiently. Additionally, regenerative braking means that brake wear is low. The Lexus IS 300h service costs are therefore expected to undercut rivals such as Mercedes, Audi and BMW by over £400, especially when you take into account reduced labour time required to service one.
Lexus points out that CAP expects future residual values to be strong, helping reduce the costs of business car leasing down. We are expecting the car released in July 13.