An aggressive spindle grille clearly highlights the sportiness of the 2016 Lexus IS. Powerful LED headlamps add to this athletic personality with projector type illumination and an auto-levelling system for steady lighting. There’s also an Auto High Beam function that seamlessly switches from high to low beam on sensing traffic ahead, while independent LED Daytime Running Lamps and new fog lamps complement the attractive front.
On either side, the 2016 Lexus IS comes equipped with 18” alloy wheels and automatic anti-glare side view mirrors that automatically reduce the reflected light of following vehicles for better visibility. Aerodynamics is enhanced by aero stabilizing fins on the front doors, rear lamps and underbody, and a rear spoiler on the trunk.
The 2016 Lexus IS showcases its sharpest form in the 2016 IS F SPORT. This performance version stands out with a chrome-trimmed full-faced spindle grille and F Sport exclusive 18” alloy wheels.
A leather wrapped steering wheel and shift lever knob welcomes the driver into the 2016 Lexus IS. Within the instrument panel, self-illuminating Optitron meters and a 4.2-inch colour Thin Film Transistor multi-information display deliver essential car and entertainment data. Once seated, 8-way powered front seats, with driver memory, make personalized comfort even more accessible. For entertainment, a 15-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound System delivers high-quality sound, while an intuitive Navigation System with 3-D graphics provides clear directions. The high level of comfort also includes a power rear window sunshade, which keeps harsh light away from the rear seats and automatically retracts when reverse gear is engaged.
The 2016 Lexus IS F Sport interior shows its sportiness with a Lexus LFA-inspired digital meter dial that intuitively slides to reveal additional data. An exclusive metal trim, featuring frequently throughout the cabin, and aluminium pedals add to the racing aura. Finally, exclusive scuff plates with a black Lexus logo underline this F Sport’s level of sophistication.
The 2016 Lexus IS delivers its highly responsive and agile performance through two distinct models. The new Lexus IS 200t is powered by a 2.0 Litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates 241 HP and the Lexus IS 350 has a 3.5 Litre V6 engine with 312 HP maximum output. An 8-speed Sport Direct Shift transmission effectively harnesses the engines of both models for instant acceleration. Double wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear suspension with coil spring, gas-filled shock absorbers and stabilizer bar, ensure a smooth ride.
In the 2016 IS F SPORT, performance reaches racetrack levels with exclusively tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension and Variable Gear Ratio Steering that optimally controls steering angle in response to vehicle speed and steering input.
Advanced safety in the Lexus begins with Vehicle Dynamic Integrated Management (VDIM). The smart system incorporates Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control System (TRC) to control any sliding on turns. It also manages a host of handling technologies like Electronically Controlled Brakes for precise and optimized braking. Adaptive Variable Suspension system (AVS) additionally assists with stability and comfort by controlling the damping force on all four wheels in response to driving conditions. Other safety features for confident driving include Lane Change Assist with Blind Spot Monitor that comes in handy when moving between lanes, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert that helps with safe exiting from parking. During long drives,
Lane Keeping Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Pre-crash Safety keep track of the vehicle to help avoid any obstacles. In reverse, the back monitor system projects a full colour view of the back area on the multimedia display for easy manoeuvrability. You need not worry when parking on steep gradients too since Hill Start Assist prevents rollback when starting the vehicle.
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