Lexus has formally revealed its 2021 IS as an extensively up to date model of right now’s compact govt saloon.
The BMW three Collection rival will now solely be bought within the US, Japan and different Asian markets, with no European or UK debut on the playing cards. Lexus UK claims the newer and bigger ES saloon outsells the IS by two to 1, whereas 80% of the model’s European gross sales are of SUVs.
The brand new IS options an exterior redesign impressed by the look of the ES. It is 30mm longer and 30mm wider than its predecessor, with prolonged wheel arches to accommodate greater 19in wheel choices.
Lexus claims the widened and lowered stance “nods to the inherently excessive degree of driving efficiency the IS possesses”, whereas further styling traces goal to reinforce visible aggression. F-Sport fashions characteristic a singular model of the automotive’s 3D spindle grille, utilizing a mesh sample and including a decrease air consumption.
New triple-beam LED headlights can be found, sitting inside redesigned clusters, whereas a sloping rear quarter pillar and lowered rear deck be part of a brand new “blade-style” gentle bar that extends the total width of the tailgate. 5 new paint colors additionally characteristic.
The inside format can be acquainted to drivers of present Lexus fashions, however the know-how has been up to date within the new IS. Base fashions characteristic a brand new eight.0in infotainment touchscreen that has been moved three.0in nearer to the driving force, whereas fashions with navigation characteristic a 10.3in touchscreen. Each now characteristic Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa integration as customary.
The Mark Levinson sound system can also be improved to characteristic 17 audio system and a complete output of 1800 watts. Security help know-how can also be boosted, with a raft of latest options bringing it into line with the category customary. A brand new augmented-reality smartphone app additionally permits you to work together with the automotive in a number of methods.