For Brits and other Europeans...
The new Lexus IS will be the first model to receive the next generation Lexus Navigation System.
Featuring new guidance functions with improved graphics and speed, the new navigation system employs a DVD disc to store detailed map information of Western Europe. Lexus claims that its speed of calculation has increased 65 per cent, whilst the graphic draw performance is also three times faster.
A lane guidance feature is now available for the major cities of the UK (London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow), Germany (Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Cologne) and Belgium (Brussels), forewarning the driver of an impending lane change before issuing further instructions. Furthermore, the new system also offers a route tracing function, which can record the route taken by the vehicle and display it on the navigation screen.
On sale from 19 November, the new Lexus IS range will also offer the Lexus Parking Assist Monitor, which the company claims is a unique feature in the segment.