Lexus made the Chinese debut of its restyled sport sedan, the IS, at Beijing IAE. This mid-size luxury model is believed to take up the third top-selling place after the versatile RX crossover alongside with the much-loved ES sedan. Keeping things all-fresh for the youngsters, the brand has updated the design and styling to roll out the first genuinely impressive update of the premium compact.
The upcoming luxury restyled model will feature the brand signature L-finesse design philosophy. The intakes have been visually enlarged as well as the grille has been reshaped too. The headlights have been remodelled to boast L-shaped daytime running lights now. All these alterations aimed at making the front bumper even more badass. Inside, the interior continues to keep things still, with only small amendments. It comes to an enlarged (from 7 to 10.3 inches) central info display and a restyled gauge cluster. Keeping the essence of the current interior philosophy, the brand offers mostly a choice of revamped colors.
The lineup goes on to offer three engine packages to choose from. The IS200t gets a 241-hp Turbo while the IS300 relies on a 255-hp V6. The top-stepper IS350 comes up with a 3.5-litre V6 delivering 306hp.