The IS is engineered for an engaging and entertaining drive. The redesigned model features an evolved and more aggressive expression of the Lexus spindle grille and headlamps, while the LFA-inspired cockpit now also boasts improved in-dash controls and display for a more driver-focused experience. The IS is available with an efficient inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine as well as a potent V6 unit.
INTRODUCING THE LEXUS IS
While the core exterior appearance remains, the IS front fascia has taken on a more sporty feel. It features an evolved spindle grille, larger front bumper air intakes, and more pronounced and eye-catching lamp clusters, while the sleeker profile suggests constant motion.
The IS still sports an ergonomically ideal, clean and driver-focused character throughout the interior. Enjoyment for driver and passenger alike is enhanced with a larger multimedia display screen while improved center console controls ensure a more convenient user experience.
Powering the new Rear Wheel Drive IS 200t is a 2.0-liter twin-scroll, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This exclusively Lexus-designed unit is intercooled, paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and develops an efficient 241 HP, offering incredible responsiveness on the road.
The new turbo unit joins the potent 3.5 liter V6 engine putting out 255 HP in the IS 300 and 306 HP in the IS 350. While those numbers are impressive, even more so is the Variable Valve Timing with intelligence or VVT-i, available in both models and allowing for even greater acceleration at high speeds to truly offer a driving experience like no other.
Lexus F SPORT models benefit from exclusive, more sporting and aggressive exterior and interior design features as well as genuine dynamic enhancements in the form of exclusively tuned front and rear suspension systems.
The IS F SPORT grille features an exclusive 3-dimentional F-mesh pattern, with jet-black metallic coating that incorporates functional brake ducts enhancing further the vehicle’s aerodynamic performance and aggressive stance.