(VIDEO) 2014 Lexus IS presented in Detroit, hybrid and F-Sport version planned, LF-CC design (IS300h)

10/12/2012
Update of December 5th article with a video test by Jay Leno

Lexus announced yesterday that they would present the new IS at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

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The car will still be available with the 250 engine but now also in IS300h, a back-wheel drive sedan powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and an electric motor for emissions announced under 100g/km - a real feat for the segment - with a power estimated between 200 and 240hp...

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Regarding its design, at the front, despite the camouflage, we envision a LED line under the main light while at the back the lights seem to be a mix between those of the LF-CC and previous generation of the IS, in the extension of a pen stroke which defines the rear bumper and continues on the lateral skirt (like on the LF-CC).

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Having a look to the first photos of the interior, there is mainly one thing to notice, a F-Sport badge hidden on the steering wheel, an assumption confirmed by the anthracite wheels presented on the test mule and typical of the F-Sport series...

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Preliminary specs


The Lexus IS300h uses the same platform as the recently launched GS450h in a smaller format with a shorter and narrower wheelbase, the CVT gearbox has been modified.
Its weight should be around 1700kg for a 0 to 100kph expected below 7 seconds!

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