Some follow the crowd. Others change lanes and leave it behind. This is the 2015 Lexus IS. With aggressive styling, track-honed performance and available technology that seamlessly connects to your favorite mobile apps.
Following the new generation GS, ES and LS models, The IS features the sophisticated Lexus spindle grille frontal design, awarding the compact sedan a combination of aggressive elegance, a more powerful road presence and a stronger brand identity. In profile, the mass of the cabin is concentrated rearwards and a rising line flowing from the lower body into the rear lamp clusters adds further elegance, and dynamism. The exterior design incorporates a new, powerfully articulated headlamp cluster design with Lexus trademark, L-shaped Daytime Running Lights (DRL) located independently below.
The interior of the NX directly evokes the premium, urban feel of the vehicle, combining the structural beauty of a high-performance machine with a material feel that maximizes luxury and functionality.The center silver frame is strongly embedded into the instrument panel, symbolizing the strength of the vehicle,See more
Segment-leading driving enjoyment is at the heart of the IS development program, and every aspect of the new Lexus sedan’s driving dynamics has been painstakingly engineered to that end. New, laser screw welding and adhesive body bonding techniques, along with additional spot welding, have increased overall body rigidity. The double wishbone front suspension system has been revised, offering a 20% increase in roll rigidity. To the rear, a new multi-link suspension system similar to that of the latest generation GS has been adopted. The structure and rigidity of the steering gear box has been revised to create a lighter, smoother, more accurate steering feel. 3.5 liter, rear-wheel drive IS models are now equipped with the 8-speed, Sport Direct Shift (SPDS) automatic transmission from the acclaimed Lexus IS F.
A new Drive Mode Select system features up to four switchable driving modes- ECO, NORMAL, SPORT/SPORT S and SPORT S+ (the latter available on vehicles equipped with AVS), to optimize the driver’s preferred combination of economy, comfort, performance and handling characteristics.
Independent double-wishbone, coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Independent multilink with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
11.7-in ventilated discs (front). 11.4-in ventilated discs (rear).
Electronic Power Steering (EPS), vehicle speed-sensing rack and pinion, 2.8 turns, lock to lock
• Voice recognition for Bluetooth®-compatible* mobile phones
• Steering-wheel-mounted audio, phone and display controls
• HomeLink® universal transceiver to operate compatible garage, gate, home lighting and home security systems
• Cruise control
• Outside temperature gauge
• Illuminated entry system
A Lexus first, a newly developed pop-up hood design creates space to absorb pedestrian impact force, allowing for the lowest possible vehicle front profile whilst optimizing pedestrian impact protection. Furthermore, several, advanced new active safety features are fitted on the IS, including Automatic High Beam, Lane Departure Alert, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.