The Lexus IS was introduced to the market as a 2013 model year vehicle. Since then, an athletic sedan sold to a great level beyond the expectations of Lexus. At present, the current Lexus IS model is a few years old, and the automaker took it upon itself to provide its athletic small entry-level car a refresh. Even though there is not a whole bunch that changed, the headlight modules of the vehicle will take on a special shape, and the front part will be more athletic than that of the outgoing model.
The 2017 Lexus IS sedan will also come with a new set of tail lamps, innovative wheel designs, and even a couple of new colors. On the indoor part of the new vehicle, the cabin comes equipped with a redesigned infotainment display, and there are some other notable refinements inside the cabin. The safety equipment even got a tad love with this redesign. The sedan will be launched with three models, such as the strongest 2017 Lexus IS 350. IS 300 and the base model, IS 200t.
2017 Lexus IS 200t model
2017 Lexus IS Redesign, Exterior
For the most exterior part, the overall look has remained identical, but there are a few extremely attractive changes. Among the external parts, the most eminent exterior change that can be observed in the new vehicle is the front. It comes outfitted with a continuous, absolute-height grille in both standard trim and in the F-Sport trim, in conjunction with a fresh bumper, which is accommodating gigantic corner air channels, and revamped headlamps, at the same time as maintaining the discordant L-shaped Nike symbol-shaped daytime running lamps. However, the F Sport, which is the performance-focused model of the 2017 IS comes outfitted with a grille that comes with a three-dimensional F-net outline with jet-black metallic casing and handy brake ducts.
At the rear, the new-fangled IS comes outfitted with a fresh set of tail lamp furnishings with more articulated L-shaped LED brilliance guides and rectangular chrome exhaust tilts. The new Lexus IS 2017 comes outfitted with a set of freshly styled 10-spoke 17-inch diameter alloy wheels as standard. However, there are also wheels that come with more than a few novel designs with luminous machine finishes as an optional feature. Other than the accessible body colors, the new Lexus sedan will be provided with two innovative body colors that comprise Graphite Black Glass Flak and Deep Blue Mica.
Bizarrely, for a sedan making its first appearance in China, it stays behind as a single wheelbase edition. Other compact lavishness sedans, such as the Volvo S60, Cadillac ATS, and the Audi A4 are all built with an extensive wheelbase to house the favorite of the market for driving the sedan with a foreign driver.
2017 Lexus IS Interior
As far as the interior is concerned, it is prepared with a comfortable cabin, which is organized with a bigger infotainment screen of size 10.3 inches to handle utilities in the course of the Remote Touch Interface system of Lexus, the console installed controller, similar to a mouse. It now consists of spare Enter keys, one on every side, in a plan to perk up the simplicity of use.
The auto manufacturer has also improved the cabin beautification of the new Lexus IS 2017 sedan, by providing it with a leather-creased palm rest at the back of the controls of the Remote Touch Interface setup, fresh cup holders, and flush-installed middle-console controls. The minor alterations of the internal part of the novel sedan are completed by a revamped instrument cluster with a sewed cover, fresh clock markings, and by a few other details.
All trims of the next generation Lexus IS come outfitted with the Lexus Safety System that consists of very important standard safety features, which include:
Automatic high-beam headlights.
Lane-departure warning with steering assist.
Radar cruise control.
Within the cabin, there are innovative colors for some markets, a gently modified lower center console to suit completely within the knee bolsters, and a novel sewing on top of the meter wrap, as well.
Engine, 0-60, Specs
The 2017 IS comes equipped with the same power plants, similar to those of the 2016 version Lexus. As a result, the 2017 Lexus IS200t, which is the base trim, is going to be powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged power plant with the capacity of 2.0 liters. This power plant delivers the base model the necessary power of 241 horses and the necessary torque of 258 lbs per foot.
Next, the IS300 and IS350 trims will be powered by the V6 power plant train with the same capacity of 3.5 liters. However, the power plant will be tuned in two diverse levels to offer dissimilar power output to the two trims. As a result, the first tuned power plant offers the IS300 trim the necessary power of 255 horses and the necessary torque of 236 lbs per foot, whereas the IS350 trim of the new sedan acquires the necessary power of 306 horses and the necessary torque of 277 lbs per foot.
All power plants concerned trim accelerate from 0-60 mph velocity from the static mode respectively: 6.9 seconds and assisting them to reach the top velocity of 143 mph for IS 200t, 6.1 seconds with a top speed 131 mph for IS 300 and 5.7 seconds with top speed of 131 mph for IS 350. About mileage, these power plants make the 2017 version IS to offer a mileage of 19 mpg within the city, the mileage of 28 mpg on the highways and 21 mpg as the combined mileage. The new version comes equipped with the fuel tank with the highest capacity of 17.4 gallons.
All rear-wheel drive versions will be provided with an eight-rate mechanical transmission, and as the Lexus IS300 and IS350 trims, which are the all-wheel drive vehicles, they will be provided with a six-rate mechanical transmission.
Price and release date
The 2017 Lexus IS release date is anticipated to be the final quarter of 2016. However, the base cost of the new-fangled IS sedan is predictable to be $ 38,500.
See also: New 2017 BMW 5-Series, 2017 Subaru WRX, 2017 Audi S4
2017 Lexus IS Photos