AT A GLANCE: IS 250 Deluxe

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 03 June, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 03 June, 2006, 12:00am

What drives it? 208 brake-horsepower from 2,500cc, V6 engine, six-speed automatic gearbox with a paddle shift, front engine, rear drive on 17-inch alloy wheels discs brakes all round, vented

in front

How fast is it? 0-100km/h in 8.4 seconds

How safe is it? 10 airbags (including for your knees - a Lexus first), lots of electronic safety devices

How thirsty is it? 9.1 litres/100km on a 65-litre tank, says website

Nice touches: Power moonroof, park-assist beeping, HID lamps that turn with the steering, smart-entry and start, memory seats

Available: $379,875 from Crown Motors (tel: 2511 9430)