Archive for July, 2012

Lexus News: 2014 IS geared to get revolutinary styling

2014-Lexus-ISLexus is tring to rejuvenate its range by introducing bolder design lines and giving their offerings a dose of sporty attitude. This was made clear with the GS and the ES range that both look swave in their latest architectures, setting them apart by a lightyear from their dull older selves.

Recent reports say that the top of the line LS sedan will have a redesign. This should also be true for the IS range. The new Lexus IS is set to make a debut by next year before going on sale by 2014.

Earlier rumors speculate that the new IS will get inspirations from its cousins the GT 86 by Toyota, BRZ by Subaru, and the FR-S by Scion. Sharing the platform with these vehicles will mean that the car manufacturer will be spreading the development costs and possibilities for the new coupe version of the IS and a convertible. Most likely the FR-S and other members of the brood will have a possible convertible option.

The IS might have radical revamp in terms of its exterior styling. Insiders hint that the IS will get a revolutionary design. Lexus might be more daring this time with the IS to compete with brands from Germany and within the U.S., like the Cadillac ATS.

A new look for the grille is expected based on previous teasers that hinted of the entire Lexus lineup. This will be blend well with the new design of the boyd, better aerodynamics, and a more luxurious interior.

The current V-6 of the IS may also get a replacement in the form of a new 4-cylinder powperlant. The IS 350 should be getting the V-6 currently used for the GS 350 that outputs 306 horses. There will also be other models like the new IS F and the new hybrid. It is not clear whether the new IS F will depend on a new V-6 or retain the V-8.