(TORONTO, ON Mar 25, 2013) Lexus debuts a third-generation 2014 IS competition sedan, with a confidant settlement highlighted by a new energetic signature shaft grille and for a initial time distant LED Daytime Running Lights. A multiple of “aggressive elegance,” a some-more absolute highway participation and a stronger code temperament assistance make a new IS models some-more alluring than ever.
Thanks in vast partial to almost increasing altogether physique rigidity, a 2014 Lexus IS provides a some-more energetic pushing knowledge with extended fortitude and physique control while delivering softened float comfort. New, laser-screw welding and glue body-bonding techniques, along with additional mark welding, have done a aloft acerbity possible. An all-new multilink back suspension, revised front cessation and steering subsequent from a well-received GS sedan are adopted in a smaller IS package. Two IS models are accessible for 2014. The IS 250 is powered by a well-spoken 2.5- liter V6 providing 204 hp @ 6,400rpm and 185 lb.-ft. torque @ 4,800rpm. The engine is matched to a six-speed Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT) that facilities a consecutive manual-shifting mode with rev matched downshifts in SPORT mode.
The even some-more sparkling IS 350 gets a 3.5-liter V6 with D4-S approach and pier fuel injection. The 3.5 engine produces 306 hp @ 6,400rpm, 277 lb.-ft. torque @ 4,800rpm. The IS 350 RWD inherits a eight-speed, Sport Direct Shift (SPDS) involuntary delivery from a IS F high-performance model. This delivery facilities paddle shifters and a G-force Artificial Intelligence (G-AI) system, that automatically selects a best rigging and downshift settlement in response to G force. Available for both IS models, an electronically tranquil all-weather expostulate complement is designed to assistance raise traction and hold underneath all pushing conditions by automatically varying front-to-rear torque change from 50:50 to as most as 30:70.
A new Drive Mode Select complement facilities adult to 5 pushing modes. The IS 250 and IS 350 underline ECO, NORMAL, and SPORT modes. The IS 350 F SPORT facilities 4 expostulate modes: ECO, NORMAL, SPORT S, and SPORT S+. These expostulate modes are tailored to accommodate a driver’s elite multiple of economy, comfort, opening and doing characteristics. In addition, AWD models also underline a SNOW mode.
The accessible F SPORT package includes singular 18-inch wheels and special cessation tuning, singular interior and extraneous design. It is accessible for IS 250 and IS 350 RWD and AWD models. The Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) featured on IS 350 F SPORT allows a motorist to excellent balance a IS FSPORT’s float characteristics with a choice of dual settings; Normal, for bland pushing comfort, and SPORT S or SPORT S+ mode, for optimized physique control and agility. Exclusive for all IS 350 models and IS 250 F SPORT, is an intake sound generator that creates a some-more sporting engine note.
The Lexus LFA supercar supposing settlement impulse for a driver-focused Lexus IS cockpit. F SPORT models get a innovative TFT orchestration with relocating core ring from a LFA.
The motorist can conclude softened seating position and headroom, while a back chair offers significantly softened roominess, accession , and egress. Separating a shocks from a springs formula in a incomparable trunk, as well.
New luxuries everywhere in a 2014 Lexus IS. A high-efficiency dual-zone meridian control complement uses new, touch-sensitive electrostatic heat switches. The IS offers dual multimedia systems. A customary high-resolution Lexus Display Audio (LDA) with controller or a discretionary Lexus navigation system.
The navigation complement is operated around a second-generation Lexus Remote Touch Interface (RTI) multi-function control device, that also allows control of a climate, audio, phone controls and more.
The accessible Mark Levinson® Premium Surround System employs new loudspeaker record with 15 speakers and 835 watts, for even some-more life-like sound reproduction.
Eight Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) airbags are standard. The IS models occupy a innovative Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system, that integrates Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Traction Control (TRAC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) active reserve systems with a Electronic Power Steering (EPS) or, where propitious (for IS 350 F SPORT), Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS).
The new IS might also be versed with a accessible pre-emptive Pre-Collision System (PCS), that incorporates Adaptive Cruise Control. The indication operation adds several modernized new active reserve features, including an Automatic High Beam LED headlamp system, a Lane Departure Alert (LDA) system, a Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) complement and a customary Auto Location Tire Pressure Warning System (AL-TPWS).