New lexus is — the most comprehensive range of safety features in the segment

New advanced safety features such as Pre-Collision System (PCS), New Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Automatic High Beam (AHB), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), and Auto Location Tire Pressure Warning System (AL-TPWS) systems.

High- and ultra-high-tensile steel body structure aiming at a class-leading safety in full-frontal, offset, side-on and rear collisions for maximum occupant protection.

Lexus-first Pop-Up Hood (PUH) design combining low front profile with optimum pedestrian impact protection.

The new Lexus IS is fitted, as standard, with the most comprehensive range of active and passive safety features in the compact sedan segment.

These intuitive Lexus technologies are designed to combine optimum assistance with maximum occupant and pedestrian safety, offering drivers peace of mind and non-intrusive support with no loss of control or driving enjoyment.

In conjunction with improved cockpit ergonomics and numerous driver aids such as a rear view monitor and parking and hill start assistance, the new IS model range benefits from the addition of several, advanced new active safety features.

Active Safety

A sophisticated Pre-Collision System (PCS) offers drivers collision avoidance assistance.

PCS features a millimetre-wave radar sensor which detects obstacles in front of the car, even during cornering. PCS will provide Pre-Collision Brake Assist to supplement the driver's own braking effort and, if a collision is inevitable, Pre-Collision Brake will automatically apply the brakes to reduce impact speed.

A Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) uses rear mounted radar to detect vehicles in adjacent lanes that are not visible in the outer door mirrors, alerting the driver with an indicator light in the relevant mirror.

A Lexus first in Europe, a new Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system employs the BSM radar to alert the driver to approaching vehicles when backing out of a parking space.

An Automatic High Beam (AHB) headlamp system maximises visibility at night by automatically switching to low beams when its camera detects the lights of either an oncoming or preceding vehicle.

A Lane Departure Alert (LDA) system helps prevent unintended lane changes by alerting the driver when the vehicle deviates from its lane without the operation of the turn signal.

An Auto Location Tire Pressure Warning System (AL-TPWS) displays pressure values for each of the four tires. When low tire pressure is detected, AL-TPWS clearly indicates which of the four tires has low-pressure status.

Lexus' unique, state-of-the-art Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system integrates the IS's Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Traction Control (TRC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) active safety systems with the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) to enhance performance, traction control and vehicle stability.

Passive Safety

Reflecting the stringent car-to-car impact compatibility standards unique to the Lexus marque, the new IS has been created with the express aim of achieving class-leading safety in full-frontal, offset, side-on and rear collisions.

The comprehensive use of high- and ultra-high-tensile steel within the body structure optimally transfers and disperses impact load, minimising cabin deformation during a collision and maintaining space for the occupants.

A newly developed pop-up hood design creates space to absorb pedestrian impact force, allowing for the lowest possible vehicle front profile whilst optimising pedestrian impact protection.

The IS benefits from 8 SRS airbags; two-stage Dual Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) front airbags, both driver and front passenger SRS knee airbags, front and rear SRS side airbags, as well as full length SRS side curtain airbags.