Lexus Releases First Official Photos of the Next Generation IS• All-new exterior featuring Lexus spindle grille design and Lexus-first independent L-shaped Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
• New interior design wîth LFA-inspired, driver-focused cockpit
• F SPORT exclusive interior/exterior features
The all-new Lexus IS compact sport sedan will make its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 15, 2013. A press conference will be held in the Cobo Center at 9:30 a.m. EST, and live webcast streaming of the event will be available at www.lexus.com and on the Lexus Facebook page.
The all-new IS model range will include IS 250, IS 350, and the first IS to feature Lexus Hybrid Drive, the IS 300h, which will be available in Europe, Japan and other international markets. F SPORT models will be available across the full range. Today, Lexus released photos of the all-new IS 250/350 F SPORT in advance of next week's World Premiere.
The all-new IS features the new Lexus spindle grille frontal design, awarding the compact sedan a combination of aggressive elegance, a more powerful road presence and a stronger brand identity.Source - Lexus
The tight, sporting proportions of the body are formed by powerful character lines generated by the shape of the spindle grille, which passes through the base of the A-pillars then tightens up as it flows toward the rear. They clearly delineate the body from the cabin, emphasizing the wide flare of the wheel arches to give the new IS a broad, powerful stance.
In profile, the strong horizontal beltline shows off the large rear tires and its low center of gravity. The mass of the cabin itself is concentrated rearwards, visually applying weight to the rear tires to enhance the perception of traction.
A rising crease line flowing from the lower body, through the rear wheel arch and into the rear lamp clusters adds the sweeping elegance to the sedan's sporty profile.
The exterior design incorporates a new, powerfully articulated headlamp cluster design wîth Lexus trademark, L-shaped Daytime Running Lights (DRL) located independently below.
F SPORT models are instantly recognized by an exclusive grille and front bumper design. The 'waistline' of the grille is higher than on standard models, increasing the area of the lower grille to make it capable of drawing in a larger volume of cooling air appropriate to sporty performance.
The new IS interior design creates a focused, ergonomically ideal environment from within, which the driver can fully exploit the new Lexus compact sedan's superb driving dynamics.
The new IS' increased width and longer wheelbase provide significantly improved rear seat comfort. The combination of the extended wheelbase and a thinner front seat design generates best-in-class knee room and improved accessibility. And new, 60:40 split/folding rear seats, provide expansive luggage capacity.
Cabin material, trim and finish refinement is complimented by the latest advances in HMI technology and a high quality analog clock wîth surface-emitting illumination. The center console incorporates Lexus-first, electrostatic switches to control the air conditioning temperature wîth the touch of a finger.
Both the seat hip point and the angle of the new, LFA-inspired §teering wheel have been lowered and §teering reach adjustment increased, creating a more sporting driving position. F SPORT models feature the LFA's innovative driver's meter wîth a moving center ring.
F SPORT trim detailing includes a perforated leather finish to the §teering wheel and shift knob, metal film 3-D-effect ornamentation, black seat stitching, and aluminium pedals and scuff plates.
A choice of three F SPORT interior color schemes includes a new Rioja Red finish, which is exclusive to the marque.
|LEXUS IS MODELS PULL MAJOR UPSET IN SPORT SEDAN SEGMENT|
|◾Choice of Two V6 Engines, Including 306 hp
◾Available With Rear-Wheel Drive or All-Weather Drive
◾Exceptional Handling Agility
◾Available F SPORT Package Sharpens Driving Excitement
June 27, 2014 -- Delighting enthusiast drivers and luxury connoisseurs alike, the third-generation Lexus IS models continue to upset the balance of power among sport sedans for 2015, their sophomore season.
The IS 250 and IS 350 models convey an aggressive yet elegant presence with the brand's unmis...[Read more...]|
|Fan-Created 2014 Lexus IS 350 to Debut at 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show|
|• Lexus DeviantART Challenge Winner's Build on Display at SEMA, Nov. 5-8
• 1st and 2nd Generation IS builds, six 2014 IS builds, and an LFA build also on display
• Press Conference to be held Tues., Nov. 5 at 2:00 PM PT
TORRANCE , Calif., (Oct. 31, 2013) – The all-new 2014 Lexus IS sport sedan already has a reputation for turning heads and will continue to surprise audiences at the November Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, thanks to Lexus' partnership ...[Read more...]|
|Lexus Returns To Salon Privé With A Celebration Of Its Full Hybrid Model Range|
|Salon Privé 2013 - 4th to 6th September
Syon Park, London, 13 June 2013 – Lexus will return to Salon Privé this summer to showcase its industry-leading range of full hybrid models. Its collection will have a special focus on the F Sport versions of its cars, which combine sportier styling and performance with the peerless luxury, craftsmanship, innovation and advanced technologies that are hallmarks of the Lexus brand.
The presentation will include the IS 300h F Sport, repres...[Read more...]|
|Lexus Announces Pricing For All-New 2014 Is Sedan|
|• 2014 Lexus IS 350 priced 2.1% lower than the model it replaces
• Price difference between IS 250 and IS 350 has been reduced by 33% versus outgoing models
• Over $1,400 in previously optional equipment made standard for 2014
• Industry-first subscription-free real-time traffic and weather information on all multimedia systems
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 29, 2013) – Lexus today announced the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the all-new 2014 IS sedan, which will arrive ...[Read more...]|
|NEW 2015 TOYOTA CAMRY – THE BEST JUST GOT BETTER|
|• Value-Driven Pricing for the 2015 Camry, the Best-Selling Car in America|
TORRANCE, Calif., (Sept. 2, 2014) – The dynasty rolls on! For 12 consecutive years, and 16 of the past 17, the Toyota Camry mid-size sedan has worn the crown of 'best-selling car in America.' One creates such a juggernaut by never resting on its laurels and the new 2015 Camry is a prime example of this philosophy.
Going on sale in late September, the 2015 Camry and Camry Hybrid has been re...[Read more...]
|2014 MAZDA6 EARNS 'ADVANCED' RATING BY INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY|
| ||WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2013 - The 2014 Mazda6 today earned an 'Advanced' rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for its performance of front crash prevention systems. The Mazda6 also earned the 'Top Safety Pick+' rating – the first Mazda to earn this new, more demanding designation, by receiving a rating of 'Good' on frontal moderate overlap, side, roof and head restraint tests, and 'Acceptable' on the new small overlap test.
'The 'Advanced' rating from IIHS illustr...[Read more...]|
|MAZDA ANNOUNCES PRICING AND FUEL ECONOMY OF ALL-NEW 2014 MAZDA3|
|◾Redesigned Compact Car Offers Competitive Pricing, Best-in-Class Fuel Economy
IRVINE, Calif., July 24, 2013 - Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced official pricing and fuel economy figures for the all-new 2014 Mazda3. Starting at $16,9451 MSRP, the redesigned compact vehicle is the brand's best-selling and most recognizable nameplate worldwide with more than 3.5 million vehicles sold. With the full complement of SKYACTIV®2 technologies combined with the handsome st...[Read more...]|
|Mazda Announces Pricing, Fuel Economy Of I-Eloop-Equipped 2014 Mazda6|
|IRVINE, Calif., July 5, 2013 -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has announced updated pricing of its all-new 2014 Mazda6 midsize sedan, now featuring the ground-breaking regenerative engine braking system known as i-ELOOP. When coupled with SKYACTIV®1 TECHNOLOGY, the brand's fuel-efficient and performance-oriented engineering philosophy, the Mazda6 will achieve best-in-class fuel economy amongst competing gasoline-powered vehicles with an EPA-rated 28 city/40 highway/32 combined m...[Read more...]|
|HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA POSTS ALL-TIME FULL YEAR SALES RECORD|
| ||•Best December ever
•Sonata and Elantra both finish in the Top 10 in car retail sales
•Sonata and Elantra both top 200K in sales
•Sonata, Elantra, Veloster, Genesis, Equus have best-ever sales years
COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013 - Hyundai Motor America today announced record sales of 59,435 vehicles in December, a 17 percent total sales increase and three percent retail sales increase compared with the same record-setting period a year ago.
For the year, Hyundai sales wer...[Read more...]|