Jump to content

MyCarForum Logo
Search
Magnifying glass

SEARCH

0

Third generation Lexus IS spied

By SYF77 on 15 Oct 2012

Attached Image

In its second iteration, the current Lexus IS sedan has been with us since 2005. It may have survived the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, but it may not survive the onslaught of fresher models such as the facelifted Audi A4, the naughty Volvo S60 and the 2012 BMW 3 Series.

Attached Image

Hope for the IS family line is here as the 2014 IS saloon has been spied in camouflage while undergoing some testing in Belgium. The overall profile of the car appears to be more streamlined and the sloping hood lends a sporty stance. The new sedan is said to adopt the LF-CC concept’s spindle grille treatment, which is the most aggressive design ever seen.

Attached Image

Lexus’ next compact luxury saloon is believed to be underpinned by a stretched version of Toyota’s rear-wheel drive platform that the Toyota 86 coupe and Subaru BRZ utilize. The Subaru BRZ is praised by Sgcarmart.com to have razor sharp steering and faultless body control. Therefore, we can perhaps look forward to a real driver’s car in the upcoming IS.

For the engine lineup, the current IS250’s 2.5L V6 unit is expected to be replaced by a brand new four-cylinder engine. The IS 350 should borrow the 3.5L V6 currently powering its bigger brother, the GS 350. A hybrid version will join the line up some time after its initial launch, which is expected to be around 6 months down the road.

The new IS will be the BMW 3 Series’ next challenger to fend off after the Cadillac ATS.

The LF-CC concept
Attached Image
Attached Image

Photo credit: worldcarfans.com

new model, engine, gossip, japan and 7 more...

Viewed: 1,812 times

Related Blog Posts
SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
The Honda NSX is slated to come Singapore some time next year and according to paultan.org, it is...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
To an automotive enthusiast, driving a manual is a joy and not a chore. However, not everyone is...
Photo
According to Autocar, Mercedes-Benz is already developing the second generation of the model and...
Photo
Now fast getting viral on the web, a video of Jeremy Clarkson assembling a DHL cardboard box is b...
Photo
While this is not the most scientific test to see which driven pair of wheels gives better tracti...
Photo
The Honda NSX is slated to come Singapore some time next year and according to paultan.org, it is...
   Lifestyle Articles