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February 8, 2023

Lexus IS Is The Philippines' Best-Selling Compact Luxury Passenger Car For 2022

The Lexus IS has taken the crown of best-selling compact luxury passenger car in the Philippine market in 2022. This is according to the year-end sales report of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines or CAMPI.

Based on CAMPI data, the Lexus IS has sold 147 units in 12 months.

According to Lexus Philippines, the main reason the Lexus IS has become the top choice for Filipino luxury car buyers is because it pushes the envelope of driving performance. Furthermore, it also boils down to an exceptional ownership experience that only a Lexus could provide.

Since the debut of its first-generation IS in 1999, the model has pursued the thrill of driving unique to compact rear-wheel-drive sports sedans. The IS has captured the hearts of over a million enthusiasts around the world, and the number is growing.

That fulfilling sensation has been thoroughly enhanced in the new IS. The model was born and bred at the Shimoyama Test Track. This suits the IS perfectly, as every facet of its performance was developed on that extremely challenging on-road course, all for the sake of delivering an experience like no other to drivers around the world.

Available in the Philippines are the Lexus IS 300h Executive (P 3,038,000), Lexus IS 300h Premier (P 3,398,000), and Lexus IS 350 F Sport (P 4,178,000).

The IS 350 F Sport was just updated last year with handling upgrades thanks to its standard Torsen-type Limited Slip Differential (LSD) and forged 19-inch alloy wheels which are 10 percent lighter than the previous cast-alloy design.

It also boasts of true sports sedan performance with its 3.5-liter normally-aspirated V6 engine that delivers 300 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque. This is then mated to an 8-speed automatic for optimal power delivery.

Meanwhile, the IS 300h Premier and Executive are powered by a hybrid 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to Lexus’ E-CVT for unparalleled efficiency during every driving condition.

The Lexus IS also comes with LSS+2—a suite of the latest Active Safety features, such as the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist, and Automatic High Beam. The 2023 Lexus IS 350 F Sport model now comes equipped with the upgraded Pre-Collision system which detects oncoming vehicles and pedestrians, even when turning left or right at intersections as well.

With its combination of features and performance, it comes as no surprise that the Lexus IS is cherished by customers in the Philippines.

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