Lexus couldn’t aid nevertheless tease you with a little-pre Detroit show 2014 IS action last week, nevertheless the meat of the sports sedan’s show comes now, with all the IS 250, IS 350, plus further-heated F SPORT variants being officially revealed. Set to hit showrooms inside mid-2013, the all-new vehicles – including the initially crossbreed inside the IS range, the IS 300h – feature a massive upsizing of the Lexus spindle grille, rear- plus all-wheel drive choices, plus performance qualities lent within the company’s bonkers LFA sportscar.
The IS 250 might have a 2.5-liter V6 fuel engine, whilst the IS 360 usually have a 3.5-liter V6 fuel engine; select global markets – including Europe plus Japan – might receive the IS 300h, that will pair a 2.5-liter engine with electrical motors. The IS 350 RWD borrows the IS F’s eight-speed sports car shifter, whilst the entire range gets a Sport mode with “G force Artificial Intelligence” (G-AI) to choose the greatest gear plus downshift pattern depending found on the G forces the vehicle is below when cornering.
Of course, severe motorists is eyeing Lexus’ F SPORT variants, that will be available over the 2014 IS range. Additionally to changes inside styling details both inside plus out, the F SPORT models usually receive unique suspension plus steering tuning, along with a Variable Gear Ratio Steering way found on the IS 350 F SPORT especially. 18-inch wheels of a exclusive shape, along with a sturdier gearbox round out the key changes.
Inside, the 3-inch longer wheelbase adds about additional area for guests plus more space inside the trunk; by slimming the front seats, too, Lexus has provided those inside the back an additional 3-inches for their legs. Those back seats additionally fold with a 60/40 split. As for the dash, which has touch-sensitive keys for HVAC, plus touchscreen infotainment with real-time traffic plus weather info, when the steering wheel gets controls for both the driver’s show as well as the center system screen.
As for protection, there are ten airbags, lane-departure informs, blind place monitoring, back cross traffic alert, plus more, a few of that are standard plus others cost-options. Lexus isn’t chatting pricing for the 2014 IS at this stage, with all the promise of numbers closer to the release midway from the year.