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January 14, 2013

Lexus Releases Official 2014 IS Photos

Although the all-new Lexus IS compact sport sedan is expected to make its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 15, 2013, Lexus has released some photographs as a sort of teaser.

The photographs released by Lexus is their range-topping IS 350 F Sport. From a glance, it offers a distinctively aggressive design highlighted by powerful character lines generated by the spindle grille shape. The headlights, sure to be a very controversial design aspect features an articulated headlamp cluster design incorporating L-shaped daytime running lights which are housed independently.

Inside, the all-new IS is a focused, ergonomically-ideal environment from which Lexus hopes to convey the sport sedan's driving dynamics. At the same time, the IS rides on a wheelbase with a longer wheelbase and wider track providing significantly improved interior space, especially for rear occupants. In addition, this new design as well as thinner front seats generates best-in-class knee room and improved accessibility. A new 60/40 split-fold folding rear seat generates expansive luggage capacity.

Cabin material, trim and finish refinement is complimented by the latest advances in Human-Machine Interface (HMI) technology and a high quality analog clock with surface-emitting illumination. The center console incorporates Lexus-first, electrostatic switches to control the air conditioning temperature with the touch of a finger.

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. F SPORT models feature the LFA's innovative driver's meter with a moving center ring.

F SPORT trim detailing includes a perforated leather finish to the steering wheel and shift knob, metal film 3-D-effect ornamentation, black seat stitching, and aluminum pedals and scuff plates.

A choice of three F SPORT interior color schemes includes a new Rioja Red finish which is exclusive to the marque.

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