Top new models for SA

From Renault's new Alaskan bakkie to the latest models at the Frankfurt motor show bound for SA.

Electric cars in SA

The debate on whether or not Electric Vehicles (EV) are viable in South Africa rages on.

Baby Lexus heading to SA

2005-11-18 07:40

New Lexus IS250 here in 2006

It is expected to be on local showroom floors in the third quarter of 2006.

The new Lexus IS is offered with a choice of two engines: a 2.5 litre direct injection V6 petrol engine and a 2.2 litre state-of-the-art diesel unit. However, it is doubtful if Toyota South Africa will introduce the diesel model here.

The double overhead camshaft, 2 499 cc V6 petrol engine combines a stoichiometric direct injection system with Dual VVT-i. It develops 150 kW at 6 400 r/min and 250 Nm of torque at 3 800 r/min.

This V6 is mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or an entirely new, 6-speed automatic transmission featuring sequential paddle-shift control


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