NEWS: Stunning New Lexus IS Revealed
Lexus are on a mission. Having just re-vamped the luxury limo range, and showcased the LF-CC and LF-CC concepts last last year, now here's the first official images of the new-generation Lexus IS, released ahead of the car’s world debut at the Detroit motor show, when it will be unveiled January 15th. The new IS features:
- Powerful and elegant exterior references Lexus’s LF-CC concept car
- Clean cabin design with sportier driving position
- Increased wheelbase and width make for more cabin space and greater luggage capacity
- IS F Sport models display individual exterior styling and adopt more supportive seats
The exterior design features an LF-CC concept-inspired spindle front grille arrangement, rapidly becoming a hallmark of all new Lexus models, the bulk of the cabin concentrated towards the rear, with a rising line flowing from the lower body into the rear lamp clusters and a new "powerfully articulated" headlamp cluster design, with Lexus’s signature L-shaped daytime running lights presented independently below.
And on the inside, is gorgeous, clean lines and "an ergonomically ideal environment created for the driver." It is a work of art we reckon – featuring little touches like a new LFA-style steering wheel design and position, giving a sportier feel. And the centre console controls feature a Lexus first: electrostatic switches that need just a finger touch to adjust the air conditioning temperature. The new IS’s increased width and longer wheelbase also allow for significantly more comfort for rear seat passengers and greater luggage capacity, too.
Additionally, the new IS F Sport models can be instantly recognised thanks to their special grille and front bumper design. The “waistline” of the spindle-shaped grille is set higher than on the standard models, creating a larger lower grille that can draw in the greater volume of cooling air needed for sportier driving. And the IS F Sport also has an exclusive seat design that provides extra support. The seats are made using an integrated foaming method that ensures there are no gaps between the upholstery and the filling, giving both excellent comfort and great lateral holding – not to mention nowhere to drop the contents of your pockets!
It looks excellent and we can not wait to test it. See more images on our Facebook page. Meantime, do enjoy our very recent Lexus special here.