Lexus unveils the next-generation IS

Production Cars 10 Jan 2013
Lexus unveils the next-generation IS

Lexus has released the first images and information on the 2013 IS, that makes its debut at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show. Among the design features is the surfacing inspired by the LF-CC concept.


The exterior of the new IS takes inspiration from the LF-CC concept unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

Lexus LF-CC Concept profile 2013 Lexus IS
Left: the LF-CC Concept – Right: the new IS

Among the distinctive elements is the bold spindle grille that characterizes the front end giving it a powerful road presence and a stronger brand identity.

2013 Lexus IS

Another element derived from the LF-CC is the articulated headlamp cluster design with the L- shaped Daytime Running Lights (DRL) located independently below.

2013 Lexus IS

In profile, the silhouette is characterized by the cabin volume pushed towards the back. The rising line flowing from the lower body into the rear lamp clusters is matched by the side windows lower profile and adds to the overall dynamism.

2013 Lexus IS

The interior is characterized by a sporty atmosphere with elements inspired by the Lexus LFA – such as the steering wheel.

2013 Lexus IS Interior

The cockpit is driver-focused while the increased width and wheelbase length provide significantly increased levels of rear seat comfort and luggage capacity.

2013 Lexus IS Interior

The combination of extended wheelbase and a thinner front seat design results in increasead knee room and improved accessibility.

Additional details include an analogue clock with surface-emitting illumination and electrostatic switches that control the air conditioning temperature.

F-Sport models feature 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.

2013 Lexus IS

The IS F-Sport also features an exclusive, highly supportive seat design using an ‘integrated foaming’ construction method, ensuring that there are no gaps between seat upholstery and filling to combine excellent comfort with outstanding lateral holding performance.

Below we report an interesting presentation video published by Autoguide.com.

(Source: Lexus)

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