The 2021 Lexus IS: Refreshed Designs and Old Engines

The Japanese manufacturer has revealed all the details about the upgraded Lexus IS.

The Lexus IS was upgraded 7 years after the release of the third-generation sedan. All the main changes occurred in the design of the model, which was revealed a few days before the official premiere.

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The new sedan received a modern design. The front end has more conventional DRL headlights in the form of a check mark, the read end — a thin LED strip that stretches between the taillights. The F Sport version has a different grille pattern and a slightly modified bumper. The look is supplemented by 19-inch BBS wheels. The standard version has 18-inch wheels.

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The interior of the 2021 Lexus IS features a new-multimedia system that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa. An 8.0-inch infotainment display comes as standard equipment, but a 10.3-inch one — for an additional fee. A touchpad on the central tunnel remained the same as in the previous generation.

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The engine line has not changed: a 2.0-liter 245-hp turbocharged unit and a 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 with a power output of 263 hp or 315 hp. The rear-wheel drive sedan is equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the all-wheel drive variant – with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

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The fourth-generation Lexus IS is based on an upgraded platform of the current sedan. It is claimed that the new springs are 20% lighter, the levers are 18% lighter, and the crossbar stabilizers are 17% lighter.

The 2021 Lexus IS is expected to be released by the end of 2020. Prices have not yet been announced.

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