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2017 Lexus IS Review


Lexus has shown to the public a refreshed model of famous IS luxury vehicle at the car show held in Beijing(Republic of China) this year in April. The 2017 Lexus IS maintains the bold external styling of the Japanese car manufacturer with the revamped front part design. Furthermore, there are a new headlamps with L-shaped daytime running lamps and more hostile front air intakes. Also, slight changes have been carried out in the new IS sedan with the Lexus omnipresent spindle grille to make it emerge more consistent on base model alternatives. Finally, common styling changes have been extended to the rear part that features angular exhaust pipes and new taillight inserts, together with innovative wheel designs.

In addition, inside the 2017 model, the considerable amount of upgrades has been carried out in the equipment section with a larger screen that that of the earlier model with a higher resolution. The gauge bunch has been revised, as well, in the middle of other delicate interior changes. Especially relevant is that the new model IS sedan comes with the dame power plants as those of the earlier IS model. Therefore it has been tuned in a better way to make the vehicle offer an enhanced performance and decreased fuel consumption. In conclusion, the 2017 model IS has been redesigned as a more performance-oriented vehicle than ever before. Seems like the new sedan will be introduced with three different trims like the base trim, the IS200t, and the higher end trims, the IS300 and IS350.

2017 Lexus IS front

2017 Lexus IS Changes, Exterior

For the most outside part, the overall look of the next generation Lexus IS has remained indistinguishable, but there are a small number of extremely striking changes. First of all the most distinguished outside change that can be examined is at its front end. Furthermore it comes prepared with a permanent, fixed-height grille in both in the F-Sport trim and in the standard trim, in combination with a brand new bumper, which is accepting enormous corner air channels. Also, there are restyled headlamps, concurrently keeping up the discordant L-shaped Nike sign-shaped daylight running lamps. Most of all, the F Sport, which is the performance-centered model comes prepared with a three-dimensional F-net grille, outlined with the jet-black metallic casing and useful brake ducts.

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Around the rear, the new IS comes prepared with a brand new suite of tail lamp fixtures with more expressed L-shaped LED brightness guides, and rectangular chrome exhaust tilts. Furthermore, the new edition Lexus IS will be offered with a suite of newly designed 10-spoke alloy wheels with the diameter of 17 inches as standard. Also, there are wheels that are designed with a few innovative patterns with shining machine finishes as a discretionary feature. Excluding the available outside colors, the new-fangled IS sedan will be offered with two groundbreakings outside colors that consist of Graphite Black Glass Flak and Deep Blue Mica.

Unusually, for a vehicle making its first emergence in China, the sedan stays behind as a single wheelbase version. In conclusion, other compacted lavishness cars, such as the Volvo S60, the Audi A4, and Cadillac ATS are all constructed with a wide wheelbase to house the
beloved of the market for driving the vehicle with an unfamiliar driver.

2017 Lexus IS side

2017 Lexus IS Interior

As far as the inside designs are concerned, it is arranged with a contented cabin, which is planned with a superior infotainment screen of dimension 10.3 inches. First of all, big screen is here to manage utilities via the Remote Touch Interface system of Lexus, the console-setup controller, analogous to a mouse. In addition, it now consists of extra Enter keys, one on both sides, in a preparation to perk up the ease of use.

The auto producer has also enhanced the cabin adornment, by supplying it with a leather-wrinkled palm rest at the rear of the controls of the Remote Touch Interface setup, innovative cup holders, and flush-setup middle-console controls. The negligible alterations of the interior part of the pioneering sedan are completed by a refurbished instrument bunch with a sewed coat, bright clock markings, and by some other interior details.

All trims come prepared with the Lexus Safety System that consists of extremely vital standard safety features, which comprise:
 Lane-exit alert with steering support.
 Automated high-beam headlamps.
 Radar journey control.
 Pre-crash system.

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In the new Lexus IS 2017 cabin, there are inventive colors for some automotive markets, a tenderly modified lower middle console to suit wholly inside the knee bolsters, and a new-fangled sewing above the meter wrap, too.

2017 Lexus IS interior

2017 Lexus IS 200t interior

Engine, 0-60

The new Lexus IS 2017 gets its required power and torque from the similar power units, analogous to those of the 2016 edition Lexus. Consequently, the IS200t, which is the base variant of the 2017 IS, will be powered by a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter capacity turbocharged power unit, which is capable of delivering the base variant the needed power of 241 horsepower and the needed torque of 258 lbs for each foot.

Subsequently, the IS 300 and IS 350 variants get their essential power and torque from V6, 3.5-liter capacity power unit, which is capable of delivering the models the needed power and torque. Accordingly, the first tuned engine delivers the IS200 variant the needed power of 255 horsepower and the needed torque of 236 lbs for each foot, whereas the IS350 variant acquires the needed power of 306 horsepower and the needed torque of 277 lbs for each foot.

All 2017 Lexus IS engines units assist their related variant in reaching the 60 mph rate from the still mode in 6.9 seconds and helping them to accomplish the top speed of 143 mph(IS 200t). 2017 Lexus IS 350 and 300 have the same speed 131 mph, but first one accelerates from 0-60 mph for 5.7 sec, second one for 6.1 sec. Concerning mileage, these power units make the 2017 edition IS to offer a mileage of 19 mpg when the vehicle is driven within the city, and the mileage of 28 mpg when it is driven on the highways. The combined mileage offered by the new Lexus ID will be 21 mpg. The new edition Lexus IS comes outfitted with the petroleum tank with the highest volume of 17.4 gallons.

6.9 seconds and assisting them to reach the top velocity of 143 mph for IS 200t, 6.1 seconds with a top speed 131 mph for IS 300 and 5.7 seconds with top speed of 131 mph for IS 350.

2017 Lexus IS rear

All rear-wheel drive editions would come equipped with an eight-rate mechanical gearbox, and because the IS300 and IS350 variants are the all-wheel drive models, they will be equipped with a six-rate mechanical gearbox.

Base price and the date of release

The 2017 Lexus IS release date is likely to be the concluding quarter of 2016. However, the preliminary price of the innovative IS sedan is expected to be $ 38,500.

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2017 Lexus IS Pictures

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