These spy shots of the new Lexus’s next generation IS saloon sent by our spy photographers in United States helped us to gain some basic information on the features and aspects.
It has been a long time, since the current model IS is sold since 2005. However, the new model comes only with mild trimline changes and tweaks for keeping it fresh. In the same way, Mercedes has also heavily revised the C-class version and BMW with the new F30 3-series.Lexus IS will be facing a tough market:
The new IS model is sure to come along with the spindle grille arrangements of the current model. This is similar to the grille that you will be able to see in the LF-LC concept model. The F-Sport version provided by the company also comes with a lowered suspension, sporty wheels as well as more flared body kits. Even the flagship LS limo is also upgraded with the ‘F’ treatment.
However, there are more than one saloon tested in this driveway for debate. The first generation IS also came with a rare estate format. However, the current model was not able to provide the pet-carrying capacity like other models. Moreover, it is also not a one bodystyle range, as Lexus is also offering a convertible IS with folding hard-top roof. The latest model is also considered to be something outside of the Lexus dealership models.
As our spy shot camo-striptease will continue, we are expected to get more clues as well as details on the model that will be released in UK. All you have to do is to stay tuned to the CAR online. Here the experts are also expecting to gain the flagship IS-F in order to keep the twin-turbo M3 honest.
Know more about the next Lexus IS Powertrains:
The present IS model is considered as the sore thumb of Lexus range. It is also the only model that is offered by Toyota without the posh arm as hybrid. The new family hatch model also comes with electric motors (CT200h), full-size SUV (RX) as well as limo (LS). However, the fleet market friendly IS makes with the conventional internal combustion. It will be quite interested to see if Lexus will go down in the hybrid route with the next model.
CAR was able to recently sccop the US market Lexus HS, which was undergoing a testing with a hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain. To see the spy shots and full story, you just have to click here.