2014 Lexus IS coming to Detroit, hybrid variant gets detailed

2014 Lexus IS spy photo 04.10.2012 / Automedia
2014 Lexus IS spy photo 04.10.2012 / Automedia

Promises to be more dynamic

Lexus has officially announced plans to introduce the 2014 IS at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Recently previewed by the LF-CC concept, the production model promises to be "completely redesigned, inside and out." That's pretty vague, but the automaker recently gave Autocar a chance to drive a pre-production prototype.

According to the British magazine, the 2014 IS will ride on a shortened version of the same platform that underpins the GS. It will also have a revised suspension - with stiffer anti-roll bars and softer springs - and a luxurious interior that is heavily influenced by the CT200h.

In the U.K., two different engines will be available: an undisclosed V6 and a hybridized 2.5-liter four-cylinder that develops approximately 240 bhp (179 kW). The latter engine will be connected to a continuously variable transmission which should enable the sedan to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in approximately 6.9 seconds and hit a top speed of roughly 225 km/h (140 mph). In terms of efficiency, the hybrid could average 73 mpg UK (3.8 L/100km / 60.7 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of less than 100 g/km.

Source: Lexus andAutocar

All-New Lexus IS to Make World Debut at the North American International Auto Show

TORRANCE, Calif., (Dec. 4, 2012) - Lexus will reveal the all-new IS on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Inspired by the acclaimed LF-CC concept and with design cues of the LFA, the new IS has been completely redesigned, inside and out.

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DarkoInem DarkoInem
Lexus is the greatest
Dec 7th, 2012 7:12pm
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Kakumbaz Kakumbaz
Bring it on Lex!!
Dec 5th, 2012 5:35am
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Automophile6683 Automophile6683
This sounds great, but what i'd like to see from Lexus is a coupe/ roadster set to take on Nissan's GTR. Maybe an SC460s or SCF with like 480hp twin turbo six or a V-8. A sporty GT would be a great replacement for the SC430 to slate below the Uber-expensive LFA.
Dec 5th, 2012 5:26am
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73 MPG for a 240 hp is nice.
Dec 4th, 2012 10:26pm
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