Lexus IS-F, IS 250 and LFA in UAE for 2011

Lexus IS-F, IS 250 and LFA in UAE for 2011

The Lexus line-up is going to expand for the 2011 model year. After sitting out the GCC market for many years, two new variants of the Lexus IS compact sports sedan will join the range, namely the IS 250 and the IS-F, alongside the existing IS 300. Also new will be the Lexus LFA supercar.

The 2011 Lexus IS-F sports sedan is the top ‘F’ variant of the long-running IS, featuring a 416 hp 5.0-litre V8 engine, an 8-speed automatic transmission, firmer suspension, thicker seats and extra bodywork.

The regular IS range gets a new base model with the IS 250, featuring a 204 hp 2.5-litre V6 engine. It debuts with the revised styling featured in the 2011 IS range, including a new front grille and bumper and a modified rear design, with smoked LED running lamps and new 17-inch wheels.

The 2011 Lexus LFA supercar will come in a limited shipment on order to the UAE, featuring a multitude of customisation options. Only 500 LFA units are available worldwide, featuring a 560 hp 4.8-litre V10 engine running a completely unique platform.

The 2011 IS, GS and RX model ranges can now be had with unique coordinated body trim colour throughout the vehicle that includes the steering wheel, console and seat covers as well as an exterior body strip, wheel and grille decoration. The LX 570 also receives an elegant new seat trim comprising of semi-aniline leather in a tan-and-black combination with matching console and door trim.

New paint colours and an extended 5-year warranty round out the offerings for 2011.

Keep track of updates in the Lexus buyer guide.

What do you think?



  1. any news about the price of IS250?

  2. The LFA would be an interesting addition to UAE roads

  3. personally I think the whole lexus line up needs to be changed, the IS is there since 2006, the gs since 2006, the es too, only the LS came in 2007, of course I’m talking about the sedans not the 4×4.

  4. Can’t wait to see how the LFA mingles with all the other supercars on the UAE’s roads.

  5. @Samer: I don’t get you. You mean you want Lexus to introduce something new 🙂 ?

    Or maybe you’re saying that Lexus has too many Sedans (IS, GS, ES, LS) And they’re all seem to be the same. Maybe they should make a low-class coupe with a 2JZ-GTE TT .. I’d buy it straightly.

    I think you’re right. Lexus should introduce something new. A compact to compete with Golf GTI. A coupe to remind us how good Toyota engines were (2JZ-GTE TT FTW!!). A coupe crossover for its lovers. And finally a proper sports car to compete with 220-270k AED sports car.

  6. what about the IS350 forget the IS300 and IS250????
    why can’t we bring the IS350??

  7. I wished they had ISF , when i bought the car definetly i would have bought it…but INSHALLAH next time will look into it for sure

  8. Bu Shehab you are right with what you said, but i meant the designes should be changed. they also have a problem with the engines, they should have introduced the IS 350 not the 250 here, and for the GS, the choices of engines are not right, I think if they introduce the GS 350 here it will sell better than both 300 and 460. I respect the quality lexus is offering but I think their cars are made in vague categories and not made to compete with clear rivals. the SC is stupid car, they need to make reasonebly priced sports car to compete with the GTR for example (by resonebly I dont mean 100 or 150 k) but not the over 1 million dhs LFA of course, a car a succeful young man can buy. they need to cancel both RX and GX which is a prado in the first place and come with something that is smaller than the LX with unique looks in and out with a price range of 180-230 k and to be moved by both V6 and V8 engines that people can choose from.

  9. IS250 isnt cheap…its starts at abour 148K…and IS300 is starting at around 152K…they have only few colors available in stock now of IS250…lol the salesmen at lexus itself is sayin there isnt much difference between the 2 models and its better to put few more thousands and get an IS300…

  10. hey… did the ES too get some minor upgrade recently?? i think i saw one ES with slight different tail light..similar update tat IS received.. or maybe its been there long before and i was completely ignorant about it.

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    I believe the ES was facelifted for 2010 in late 2009. Good luck spotting the changes.

  12. Well, dissapointed to hear that the IS350 is not coming to the UAE it would have been a better fit than the 250. Been waiting for the ISF but the dealer is not able to provide any info on this other than a rough price which he thinks is going to be over 300KAED Wow… Alot of car for alot of money. Prices of the new 2011 1S300 based on what the delaer has siad is 184,000AED and not 152,000AED. Some big increases in prices with little real material changes in just a couple of years.

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