First official images of the new Lexus IS (F-Sport)

It was announced for this year, and as we expected, the concept LF-CC foreshadowed the design of Lexus’ entry-level sedan (D segment).

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For this 2013 IS, Lexus used a new type of launch by offering a test drive of a camouflaged preproduction model to a selection of journalists, giving rise to many objective returns on the car, its handling, technology and powertrain, some sort of blind test to truly experience the car.

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About its engine, the new IS is (finally) available in hybrid, the Lexus IS 300h, with also more classical versions, IS250 (and IS350 - only for the United States), for now no diesel variant is announced.

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Another novelty, the IS300h will mirror the other models of the range with a F-Sport trim (now available from the CT200h to the LS600h), in short: an aerodynamic package and specific elements giving it a more aggressive look and handling.

More information will come in the next few days, at the opening of the Detroit Auto Show.

Par Technologic Vehicles
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