TORONTO, ON., (November 28, 2013) – The Lexus IS has won Auto123.com’s Luxury Compact Car of the Year Award for 2014, awarded at a ceremony in Toronto on Wednesday.
“We are very proud that the 2014 Lexus IS has been recognized with such a prestigious award from such a respected source,” said Cyril Dimitris, Director of Lexus Canada. “It reflects the design and performance excellence drivers enjoy with our third-generation IS. With a combination of ‘aggressive elegance,’ a more powerful road presence and a stronger brand identity, the new IS is more alluring than ever.”
From its dynamic signature spindle grille separated by LED Daytime Running Lights to its all-new multilink rear suspension and increased overall body rigidity, the 2014 Lexus IS provides a more engaging driving experience with enhanced stability and body control while delivering improved ride comfort.
There are two IS models for 2014. The IS 250 is powered by a smooth 2.5-litre V6 engine matched to a six-speed Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT). The IS 350 has a 3.5-litre V6 with D4-S direct and port fuel injection. Available for both IS models is an electronically controlled all-weather drive system that’s designed to help enhance traction and grip under all driving conditions. In addition, a new Drive Mode Select system features up to five driving modes. There is also an available F SPORT package that includes unique 18-inch wheels and special suspension tuning, along with unique interior and exterior design.
Auto123.com provides car enthusiasts with a myriad of information on new and used vehicles, welcoming over 1.5 million visitors to its website every month.
Auto123.com created its awards program four years ago to help consumers in the increasingly complex process of buying a new vehicle. The awards, which are designed to highlight the best 2014 model-year cars and trucks sold in Canada, take into consideration all products sold by automakers in Canada at the time of voting. The voters are Auto123.com’s seasoned journalists, who are dedicated to bringing consumers the latest automotive news from around the world.
For more information about the award, please click here.
About Lexus Canada
Lexus in Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 36 dealers across Canada. With 15 Lexus models on the road today, five of them being hybrids, Lexus has the largest luxury hybrid lineup; allowing guests a choice in a large range of luxury vehicle segments. In the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS), Lexus won the most segment awards, four in total, of any nameplate.