Safety is king in new Lexus IS 300h

The new Lexus IS 300h is available with the most comprehensive range of active and passive safety features in the D Premium segment.

The new Lexus IS 300h is available with the most comprehensive range of active and passive safety features in the D Premium 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 300h benefits from the addition of several, advanced new active safety features.

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 a 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.