The fresh evolution of the IS compact sedan builds on the inspired character and distinctive spirit of the IS as Lexus’s original sports-focused sedan. Its development started with the fun-to-drive experience and sporty design woven into the IS’s DNA, and focused on evolving pure sports driving pleasure to a higher level, boosting driving fun and fuelling the desire to drive even further.
The IS’s dramatic statement of sporting intent is instantly compelling, its powerful stance and flowing lines projecting a vital sense of forward movement. The dynamic presence of the front face creates a clear contrast between a fresh evolution of the iconic Lexus spindle grille in the center, and the power expressed by the solid corners that connect the front bumper and fenders.
3.5-liter V6 engine The sophisticated V6 engine integrates advanced technologies that include a D-4S fuel injection system that features both direct and port injectors to balance high power output with fuel efficiency, and Dual VVT-i which increases torque and output, contributing to excellent fuel economy and reduced emissions.
The outer lines of the headlamp flow above the LED DRL (Daytime Running Lamp) then converge, to create a unique sharp-eyed look. The 3-eye LED low beams illuminate in an L shape, evoking a next-generation Lexus identity.
When the millimeter-wave radar and monocular camera detect a collision with a pedestrian or vehicle ahead is likely, it alerts the driver using a buzzer and on the multi-information display, and activates pre-crash brake assist when the driver depresses the brake pedal. If the driver cannot depress the brake pedal, it activates the pre-crash brakes to help avoid a collision or mitigate the impact force.