The All-New 2017 Lexus Gets IS Sporty Redesign and it’s safer than ever before! Along with a dramatically updated design, the new IS will also feature the Lexus Safety System + as standard which includes: Pre-Collision System (PCS); Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist; Intelligent High Beam (IHB); and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. The Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system is also available.
Sporty New Look
The All-New 2017 Lexus IS Gets Sporty Redesign and looks striking with new headlamps, larger air intakes in the front bumper, a new grille that folds back at a higher point, and a reshaped sculptural hood. The back has been updated with LED light guides that are now triple layered within the taillight housings, a new rectangular chrome exhaust tip, and standard 5-spoke 18 in. wheels that come in either Caviar or Nightfall Mica.
For the interior, Lexus has pulled inspiration from the Lexus LFA supercar for the wheel and instrument panel designs. Other updates include: a new cupholder design; tachometer and speedometer redesign; revised climate-control panel, analog clock, and steering wheel switches; as well as new interior colors. Two multimedia systems will be available– the standard high-resolution Lexus Display Audio (LDA) with a 7-inch screen or the optional navigation system with a new 10.3-inch screen.
Meet The Family
The new 2017 Lexus IS will have a three model line consisting of the IS 200t, IS 300 AWD, and IS 350, available in RWD and AWD. All three will also have an F SPORT trim that will further enhance the sportiness of the car and will feature 3 modes– ECO, NORMAL, and SPORT. The AWD models will also feature a SNOW mode.
The F SPORT package features 18-inch wheels and special suspension tuning and a sportier design with interior and exterior trim. Inside, heated and ventilated front seats come standard. The IS 300 and IS 350 AWD models will also feature a rousing intake sound.
Standard features include a ten supplemental restraint system (SRS) and the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system which incorporates: Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Traction Control (TRAC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) active safety systems with the Electric Power Steering (EPS) or, where fitted for IS 350 RWD F SPORT, Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS). The Lexus Safety System+ comes standard for the 2017 model year and includes: Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist, Intelligent High Beam (IHB) and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.