2014 Lexus IS Sport Sedan - More than a Compact Executive
Lexus has presented the new 2014 IS Sport Sedan at the 2013 NAIAS. The 2014 IS will be available in RWD and AWD versions of the IS 250 and IS 350, a further evolution of F SPORT available across the entire model range, and for Europe, Japan, and select international markets, the IS 300h, the first IS to feature Lexus Hybrid Drive.
The IS 250 is powered by a 2.5 liter V6, the IS 350 has a 3.5 liter V6 and the IS300h combines a new Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine combined with a high-torque motor.
The IS 350 RWD version has an 8-speed automatic gearbox, which is the same as in the IS-F model. The new IS comes with the Drive Mode Select system offering up to four switchable driving modes: ECO, NORMAL, SPORT and SPORT S+.
The new Lexus IS comes with revised the front double wishbone suspension while at the back it takes the same multi-link system layout from the GS.
IS F SPORT models not only benefit from exclusive, exterior and interior design features, but also genuine dynamic enhancements. Both the front and rear suspension systems and the Electric Power Steering (EPS) are exclusively tuned for F SPORT, enhancing handling performance. An Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) system is tuned for F SPORT models, while Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) is also available on IS 350.
F SPORT models announce their presence with an exclusive spindle grille that incorporates a bolder insert design. The bottom corners of the front bumpers feature aerodynamic detailing to provide enhanced brake cooling. Unique 18-inch wheels feature a Y-spoke design inspired by the LFA.
On board, drivers will receive vehicle information from an innovative driver's meter cluster with a moving center ring, inspired by the LFA. Interior trim detailing includes an F SPORT steering wheel and shift knob, and aluminum pedals and scuff plates that include the Lexus logo.
The all-new Lexus IS will go on sale in mid-2013.