Lexus was scheduling to share official photos of its passionately predictable IS, but today, we exposed a full set of images of the administrative compacted sedan, less than a week before the car's public unveiling at the Detroit auto show.
These images [now in advanced resolution] afford us our first passable view of the Japanese car maker's third endeavor to rival the BMW 3-Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4.
The reproduction seen here is an F Sport alternative (not to be confused with the high-performance IS F), which means it features an smooth kit, taller alloy wheels, a modified finish for the grille, a lowered deferral and tuned armature along with a sportier trimmed inside, while observance the same power plant as the normal IS.
Besides the styling that look like the LF-CC coupe concept, we know that the new IS rides on a longer wheelbase contribution enhanced inside space and that in North America, it will begin with a choice of two V6 units, a 2.5-liter and a stronger 3.5-liter, with a four-cylinder hybrid power plant to be extra in the near potential.
For IS models equipped with navigation, traffic and weather information will be acquired from both HD Radio stations and the cell phone relationship, with the ultimate relying on a Smartphone being associated with the Lexus Informs infotainment and connectivity system.