Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
August 15, 2012
Lexus has so far redesign/refreshed most of their sedan lineup except for one, the IS. Well, we have some new information on what to expect on the new IS and IS-F and when they'll be coming out.
The design of the new IS will draw heavily on the look of the new GS and revised LS, including the spindle grille and LED lighting.
''When you're a challenger brand and you're No.4 [in sales], you can't afford to be evolutionary,' said Lexus Australia's corporate marketing manager, Peter Evans in a interview with the Australia's The Age paper in June.
The Age also speculates the new IS will ride on Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ platform and come with a range of four and six-cylinder engines, and a Hybrid. According to Car & Driver, the IS hybrid will only be for Europe due to Lexus defining itself as a luxury hybrid company.
As for the IS-F, Autoblog believes the next-generation model will go with a twin-turbo V6 after a conversation with executives.
The new IS will launch sometime in the 2014 model year.
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