After yesterday’s leaked photos, Lexus officially unveiled the brand new 2014 IS. Moreover, the Japanese manufacturer announced that the 2014 Lexus IS will make its debut at the Detroit Auto Show on January 15. Just like the outgoing version, the new IS model range will include the IS 250, IS 350 and for the first time, the IS 300h hybrid model.
F SPORT models will be available across the full range. The first photos revealed by the manufacturer show the all-new new IS 250/350 F SPORT. The first visual impact with the 2014 Lexus IS shows the new Lexus spindle grille frontal design but also a new set of stylish headlamps. In profile, the strong horizontal beltline shows off the large rear tires and its low center of gravity.
The rear end is also impressive and features a rising crease line flowing from the lower body, through the rear wheel arch and into the rear lamp.
The new F Sport models will easily be recognized by an exclusive grille and front bumper design. The interior design was also updated and creates a focused, ergonomically ideal environment from within, which the driver can fully exploit the new Lexus compact sedan’s driving dynamics.
The new IS’ increased width and longer wheelbase provide significantly improved rear seat comfort. The vehicle features a LFA-inspired steering wheel, while the center console incorporates Lexus-first, electrostatic switches to control the air conditioning temperature with the touch of a finger.
The F Sport models will feature perforated leather finish to the steering wheel and shift knob, metal film 3-D-effect ornamentation, black seat stitching, and aluminium pedals and scuff plates.