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Lexus will reveal the new IS 250 Convertible at the Paris Motor Show next month. Following the launch earlier this year of the ultra-high performance IS F, this will be the third derivative in the IS range.
The all-new Toyota Avensis will be launched at the Paris Motor Show next week. The new saloon and Tourer (estate) were styled at the Toyota design studio in the south of France and indeed it has a sleek new design that reflects the car’s strong and dynamic character.
The LF-Xh hybrid concept vehicle will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show next week. And so will the new LS 460 AWD with permanent all-wheel drive and a full-line up of Lexus Hybrid Drive models. Earlier this month, the latter made its world premiere at this year’s Moscow International Motor Show.
Lexus has unveiled the IS 250 convertible, the third model in the firm’s entry level range. This coupe/cabriolet is a rival to the likes of BMW’s 3-Series drop-top – is a proper four-seater with a three-piece metal roof that folds flat into the boot in 20 seconds. It will go on sale here by next summer.
An Irish dealer has scooped the top honour at Toyota’s European Ichiban Customer Satisfaction Awards during a ceremony held last night at the company’s regional headquarters in Brussels. Walsh’s from Kilkenny was recognised for delivering outstanding customer satisfaction, taking into account both sales and after sales performance.
The new Avensis was unveiled at Paris. The MkIII model is due on sale in January in both saloon and estate body styles. It comes with a diesel automatic variant for the first time. There are also new variably valve timed (VVT) engines with emissions cut by 10 to 26 per cent and horsepower boosted by between three to 20 percent.
Mr Arashima took the opportunity to visit the Kilkenny dealership which is the model for future dealerships providing a ‘one-stop-shop’ of sales, aftersales, parts, and a full bodyshop. Mr Arashima also heard about the current market difficulties in Ireland and Mr Walsh outlined the devastating impact of last July’s VRT and road tax changes which caused a massive devaluation of second hand petrol cars in Ireland.
Toyota Ireland has launched a partnership with the Irish School of Excellence supporting the Secondary Schools Driver Education Programme which teaches transition year students the rudimentary requirements of safe driving.
Figures announced recently by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show Ford to be the leading car brand in Ireland for 2009.
The Toyota iQ, the world’s smallest four-seater passenger car, has won the 2008 Japan Car of the Year award by a landslide over 41 rivals such as the Citroën C5, Audi A4, and Jaguar XF.