Lexus Stops Manufacturing European-Spec IS Models

Lexus IS Family

Lexus has stopped production of European-spec IS models due to new crash safety legislation that goes into effect at the end of the year.

The issue centers around the shape of the front-end, which does not meet the new pedestrian safety requirements — rather than make changes to the current model, Lexus has chosen to wait until the next-generation IS debuts early next year.

(Of course, the IS will continue to be available at European dealerships until the existing inventory runs out.)

[Source: MSN UK]