New 2014 Lexus IS officially revealed – IS 250, IS 350, F Sport, IS 300h, the first ever hybrid IS

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New 2014 Lexus IS officially #8211; IS 250, IS 350, F IS 300h, the first ever IS

We#8217;ve seen some now the new Lexus IS has been officially at Detroit. The all-new 3-Series makes its debut with variants #8211; IS 250, IS 350 and the IS 300h. The latter, which be available in Europe and Japan, but not is the first IS to feature a hybrid

UPDATE: The new Lexus IS is now launched in Click here for our launch and pics.

The Lexus Hybrid Drive in the IS 300h combines an electric and a new 2AR-FSE 2.5 litre four-cylinder cycle petrol engine, with D-4S fuel Dual VVT-i and an Exhaust Gas system. Total system is 217 bhp and Lexus is targeting class-leading CO2 emissions and average fuel of over 23 km/l.

The petrol-only IS carry on with naturally 2.5 and 3.5 litre V6 engines. The 204 hp 4GR-FSE V6 in the IS 250 is to a six-speed auto, but the IS 350 features the Sport Direct Shift automatic from the IS F with shifts, full torque lockup and throttle blips in mode.

The new IS is the first Lexus to adopt force Artificial Intelligence#8221; control in Sport mode. system automatically selects the gear and downshift pattern in to G force, and maintains the selected through a corner.

Speaking of Drive Mode Select up to four switchable driving #8211; Eco, Normal, and Sport S+ (S+ available on IS 350 only) that optimise vehicle to suit the driver#8217;s preferred

The new IS aims to offer a class-leading experience. Laser screw and adhesive body bonding which, together with spot welding, have the car’s overall body

The double wishbone front has been revised, giving a 20% in roll rigidity. At the rear, a new multi-link system similar to featured in the new GS. Changes to the structure and of the steering rack have lighter, smoother and more steering feel.

Lexus IS250

The new IS can be had with an F Sport package, is not just about aesthetics, but #8220;genuine dynamic enhancements#8221; via tuned suspension and steering.

F cars have a special and front bumper design. are more prominent chrome elements and a different mesh is used for the grille. The “waistline” of the grille is set higher than on the models, creating a larger grille that can draw in the volume of cooling air.

Inside, F Sport exclusive provide extra support. The are made using an integrated method that ensures are no gaps between the upholstery and the giving both good and lateral holding.

The current IS is tight inside, something the new should fix, thanks to width (+10 mm) and a longer (+70 mm to 2,800 mm). says that the combination of the wheelbase and a thinner front design delivers best-in-class (+85 mm compared to the current and rear seat access. The new seats also have a split-folding function.

For the IS 300h, the hybrid battery is located beneath the boot board. Boot volume is 450 30 litres less than the IS.

Full high res gallery and are after the jump.

Lexus IS250
Lexus IS250
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