2014 Lexus IS going to Detroit Motor Show image

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