The new Lexus IS follows the lines L Finesse design introduced with the launch of GS and LS. However, it introduces a new evolution of the front grille with a more powerful presence and strong brand identity. The front design incorporates as novelty, the design of the headlights and daytime running lights located independently.
In profile, line flows upward from the bottom of the body to the rear lights, adding additional elegance and dynamism.
The back has its own personality, with a revolutionary optical design, identified with the Lexus L, and a rear diffuser which improves aerodynamics. In the hybrid version remain hidden leaks.
The new IS 80 mm grows in length over the current version, 5 mm in height, and 10 mm in width. The battle increases 70 mm. The overall dimensions of the Lexus IS are 4,665 meters; 1,430 meters high; 1,810 2,800 meters wide and meters wheelbase
Interior design of the new Lexus
The interior of the new Lexus IS is designed so that the driver is in an ergonomic environment. The new design of the driver's seat offers greater comfort and increased lateral support. The riding position has been lowered for a more dynamic driving.
The center console incorporates new in Lexus, electrostatic touch control for temperature climate control switches.
Regarding easpacio, the new IS has a longer wheelbase and is wider for greater comfort in the rear seats and allow for greater capacity in the trunk. The knee room in the rear has increased 85mm the knee space.
The new Lexus IS, and in particular IS 300h hybrid model provides excellent luggage capacity, by optimizing the size of the battery. In addition, installation under the trunk allows the rear seats are folding (60: 40), improving the utility vehicle.
Driving Dynamics in the Lexus IS
In the development of the new IS has increased chassis rigidity through new welds. Furthermore it has been used in the aerospace parts joining processes. The suspension has been redesigned, offering enhanced rigidity. In the rear, has adopted a new multi-arm similar to the last generation GS system. The steering has also been modified to create a system of lower weight, soft support, but with a more precise steering response.
The new IS has four driving modes: ECO, NORMAL, SPORT and SPORT S + S (the latter available in AVS Variable Suspension equipped vehicles) for the driver to select the combination of fuel economy, comfort and performance, selectable from the steering wheel.
New Lexus IS F SPORT
F SPORT design is available in both petrol and hybrid versions. It has a specific design and is equipped with dynamic improvements as suspension. its design is distinguished by the unique front grille with mesh, and a new front bumper. Inside, F Sport models feature a uniquely innovative inspiration LFA box with the slide ring to access the menus.
The engines of the Lexus IS
The new IS range, there will be a hybrid version IS300 h and a petrol version IS 250.
The IS 300h be the main model in the IS range in Spain, rear-wheel drive with a maximum power of 220CV, means 4.3 liters / 100 km combined fuel consumption, and emissions of less than 2 CO100 g, although these data still have not been finally approved. This model combines a powerful electric motor redevelopment (2,5 liter four-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol) with a new fuel injection system D-4S and intelligent valve timing system Dual VVT-i.
The hybrid transaxle is specifically developed for 2.5L front engine rear-wheel drive, with a compact design. A system similar to reduction of two GS 450h speeds (for maximum acceleration at low speed, high performance at high speed) allows a linear acceleration.
The new IS also available in the SI 250 version with rear-wheel drive gasoline engine V6 of 2,5 liters.
Lexus IS security
The Lexus IS series available pedestrian protection system Pop Up Hood. In a frontal hit
activate the pop-up bonnet to absorb the force of impact of pedestrians on the hood.
Furthermore the Rear Cross Traffic Alert alert the driver of the subsequent traffic flowing back when reversing.
The new IS also available in certain versions features already introduced in the GS, as intelligent road lights (Automatic High Beam), pre-collision system (PCS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Attendance System trajectory in the rail system and Blind Spot Detection (BSM).