Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus is planning to introduce the 2014 IS to the 2013 Detroit Motor Show in January.
After it was previewed by the LF-CC Concept car which was presented to a lot of automotive events throughout the globe, the future generation of the Lexus IS is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with a rumor, which is saying that the model will be officially presented to the public during the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The upcoming Lexus IS will get a shortened version of the same platform underpinning the GS and it will also receive a new suspension system with softer springs and stiffer anti-roll bars, along with a luxurious interior inspired by the CT200h.
Rumors are saying that two different engines will be available for the new generation of the Lexus IS in the United Kingdom, a hybridized 2.5 liter four-cylinder, which is producing a total output of 240 BHP (179 kW), mated to a CVT which should allow the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph). This version is expected to burn just 3.8L/100km (73 mpg UK / 60.7 mpg US) and emit less than 100 g/km of CO2. A second engine to be used on the future IS will be the V6. Additional details on the model are limited for the moment.
Source: Autocar and Lexus