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New 2017 Lexus IS unveiled in China

Published on May 11 2016

Lexus took the occasion to debut their upgraded new IS compact sedan now sporting an updated design, bolder than ever.

The Beijing auto show feels like another world and it seems like we barely really hear about it. However, this year’s edition of the show has been the stage to a handful of novelties we are bound to see come our way. Lexus took the occasion to debut their upgraded new IS compact sedan now sporting an updated design, bolder than ever.

 The 2016 Lexus IS keeps going with a winning combination

Lexus has been enjoying of an envious reputation, crowned as the most reliable brand for a fifth year in a row according to a J.D. Power study. With the introduction in 2013 of the then new generation Lexus IS, the aggressive and sexy-looking compact sedan has been outselling its predecessor and gaining a lot of attention with a new visual signature that turned the tables around for Lexus. This round, the IS receives the evolution of its current design with a reworked front portion. The shape of the headlamps has been slightly tweaked and the fog light housing is now more sculptural. The massive front grille’s proportions have been redesigned, with dramatic character lines and at the back, the taillights have been restyled and are now sleeker. The overall effect is now more muscular than it previously was.


Numerous improvements have been made on the inside of the car as well. Sitting in the middle of the center console is a new high-resolution 10.3-inch display screen, giving access to the entertainment system. The climate and volume controls have been refined and the dashboard receives contrasting stitching accents for a more premium feel. The compact sedan will also offer the same great menu of features including wheel-mounted controls, heated and ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, smart key access, navigation, dual zone automatic climate control and such. The model will also be available with your choice of F Sport accessory package such as the F mesh grille, Brembo brakes, three-spoke F-Sport steering wheel and such.


Innovation is the key for the 2016 Lexus IS

The 2017 Lexus IS will be offered with the same three powertrain options as the current model, the 2.0L turbo engine rated at 241 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and the 3.5L V6 engine tuned down to produce 255 hp or tuned up to produce 306 hp, teamed with an eight-speed automatic or with a six-speed ECT. The IS is also available in both the rear-wheel or all-wheel drive versions.


The new 2017 Lexus IS is expected to come to the market later this year. Check out the 2016 IS starting at just under $40,000, available at Lexus of Kingston and become part of the Lexus family, a brand you can rely on.

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