We’ve speculated over the look of the new generation Lexus IS for some time and finally Lexus have revealed official pictures of the Lexus IS. The pictures released are of the Lexus IS F.
The official unveiling of the Lexus IS will be later this on the on the 15th of January. The Lexus IS will be launched later in the year in the UK.
As mentioned by Lexus a few months ago the new Lexus IS takes on some of the design cues seen in the Lexus LF-CC concept car.
The new generation Lexus IS features its own interpretation of the spindle front grille arrangement that has become a hallmark of the new Lexus models.
The front also features a headlamp cluster with Lexus’s signature L-shaped daytime running lights.
The identity of the Lexus IS well seen on the side profile especially when compared with the current generation Lexus IS except for the cues borrowed from the LF-CC concept. The rear side profile seems to have more of a dramatic effect especially when you factor in the crease line that runs across from the front fender to the rear door and the line that runs across from the lower side skirt all the way up to the rear tail light.
The rear of the car looks good but in all honestly we believe that If one glanced at the car quickly they would probably assume they were looking at a BMW 3 or 5 Series.
The interior follows on the high quality interior that we have come to expect from Lexus offering a level of refinement with the use of cabin materials, trims and finishes. The interior cabin design is clean and elegant and seems to offer an ergonomically ideal environment created for the driver.
The longer wheelbase of the Lexus IS allows for what Lexus claims to be significantly more comfort for rear seat passengers and greater luggage capacity. Rear seating space is enhanced by the newly designed thinner front seat design.
The newly designed seats are said to be more comfortable and provide for better lateral support, and the lower seating position, angle of the new steering wheel, and the steering wheel’s reach adjustment has been increased, giving a more sporting driving position.
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.
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.
In another direct reference to the LFA supercar, the IS F Sport features a driver’s meter with a moving centre ring.