The current generation Lexus IS in the market since 2005, and has long been time for an update. Moreover, all the competitors have already move to a new stage of development. The Japanese are catching up - a prototype of the new Lexus IS was photographed during the tests.
Masking hides the only new bumpers. The rest is the body of the current generation, which, however, nothing says - apparently, is currently being tested mechanical upgrade the car. According to official information, the new Lexus IS looks to be a miniature of the new GS, that is, get a different grille design, which is now emblazoned on all the latest Lexus. The design will become more acute due to angular lines of the body.
For motors of any radical changes are foreseen. Version will be available IS200d with a 2-liter diesel engine with direct injection, IS250 with a 2.5-liter petrol V6 and a top Lexus IS F with a 5-liter V8 with 400 horsepower, the same as that used in current versions. Perhaps the car will be equipped, and 3.6-liter engine. Also for the first time for the IS will be available hybrid modification. According to preliminary information, the new Lexus IS will receive an adaptive suspension, as a senior GS and German rivals.
Will continue to be offered a package F Sport.
As its main competitors IS Lexus is considering the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. New product will be available in 2013.