The 2016 Lexus IS is a future model of one of the most famous series of Toyota’s luxury division. This vehicle was first made in 1998, when it replaced ES model in entry level position. Since in Japan, there were no Lexus models until 2005, this vehicle was sold under Toyota Altezza nameplate. Few other versions of this vehicle came out during its production, 350 version that comes with V6 engine, C versions that are hard-top convertibles, F high performance version and of course the hybrid model. The 2015 model had one flaw – weak base engine which will be corrected through Lexus IS 2016.
2016 Lexus IS redesign changes
There’s not too many information about this future IS. The 2016 Lexus IS exterior design will not change much. It might receive redesigned bumpers and some changes to the grille design, but that’s about it. Interior of the 2016 IS will come with some standard luxury features, from leather upholstery, heated and ventilated sets, and Bose sound system with at least 9 speakers as an additional option. Steering wheel is going to be leather wrapped, same as almost every inch of the cabin. 2016 Lexus IS will come with the same interior line up and maybe few increases when it comes to leg and headroom and trunk space.
Lexus IS 2016 specs
There are no rumors about the 2016 Lexus IS engine, which probably means that they are planning to keep the old 3.5-liter V6 engine that’s going to come with 306 horsepower and it will be able to reach 60 mph under 6 seconds. Under the hood of the Lexus IS 2016 will be 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine but unlike its predecessor this one will be turbocharged. This is the same powerplant that propels Lexus NX 200t and it is able to produce 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
2016 Lexus IS release date and price
There’s still no relevant information about 2016 Lexus IS price. Depending on the version and trim level that buyers choose, price will go from around $40,000 to more than $100,000 for the F high performance version. Convertible version is not going to be much more expensive than the regular Lexus IS. Lexus IS 2016 release date is also unknown but we expect that the vehicle will probably be presented on some of the this year’s Car Shows and we can expect at the end of 2015.
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