Unveiled: The all-new Lexus IS

Auto | | January 10, 2013, 12:38 pm
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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.

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.

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The combination of extended wheelbase and a thinner front seat design generates best-in-class knee room and improved accessibility.

The combination of extended wheelbase and a thinner front seat design generates best-in-class knee room and improved accessibility.

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The exterior design incorporates a new, powerfully articulated headlamp cluster design with Lexus trademark and L-shaped Daytime Running Lights (DRL) located independently below.

The exterior design incorporates a new, powerfully articulated headlamp cluster design with Lexus trademark and L-shaped Daytime Running Lights (DRL) located independently below.

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The new IS%u2019s increased width and wheelbase length provide significantly increased levels of rear seat comfort and luggage capacity.

The new IS%u2019s increased width and wheelbase length provide significantly increased levels of rear seat comfort and luggage capacity.

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Lexus has unveiled itsnext-gen Lexus IS car. The all-new Lexus IS will make its world debut at the Detroit Motor Show on January 15th 2013.

Lexus has unveiled itsnext-gen Lexus IS car. The all-new Lexus IS will make its world debut at the Detroit Motor Show on January 15th 2013.

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The newly designed driver%u2019s seat offers greater comfort and better lateral support. Both the seat hip point and the angle of the new, LFA-inspired steering wheel have been lowered and steering reach adjustment increased, creating a more sporting driving position.

The newly designed driver%u2019s seat offers greater comfort and better lateral support. Both the seat hip point and the angle of the new, LFA-inspired steering wheel have been lowered and steering reach adjustment increased, creating a more sporting driving position.

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The IS also features new, 60:40 split/folding seats.

The IS also features new, 60:40 split/folding seats.

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Cabin material, trim and finish refinement are complimented by the latest advances in HMI technology and a high quality analogue clock with surface-emitting illumination.

Cabin material, trim and finish refinement are complimented by the latest advances in HMI technology and a high quality analogue clock with surface-emitting illumination.

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Featuring a clean and elegant design theme, the cabin provides a driver-focused, ergonomically ideal environment.

Featuring a clean and elegant design theme, the cabin provides a driver-focused, ergonomically ideal environment.

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F SPORT models are instantly recognised 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 a sportier performance.

F SPORT models are instantly recognised 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 a sportier performance.

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The all-new IS model range for Europe will include the IS 250 and the IS 300h, the first IS to feature Lexus Hybrid Drive, both models being also available with a further evolution of the F SPORT package.

The all-new IS model range for Europe will include the IS 250 and the IS 300h, the first IS to feature Lexus Hybrid Drive, both models being also available with a further evolution of the F SPORT package.

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Inspired by the acclaimed LF-CC concept, the all-new IS features the bold Lexus spindle grille frontal design, awarding the compact sedan a combination of aggressive elegance, a more powerful road presence and a stronger brand identity.

Inspired by the acclaimed LF-CC concept, the all-new IS features the bold Lexus spindle grille frontal design, awarding the compact sedan a combination of aggressive elegance, a more powerful road presence and a stronger brand identity.

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The centre console incorporates Lexus first, electrostatic switches to control the air conditioning temperature with the touch of a finger.

The centre console incorporates Lexus first, electrostatic switches to control the air conditioning temperature with the touch of a finger.