It’s Nearly Time
I do know the Lexus IS is a far cry from a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Porsche, however the firm made the most effective supercars of all time (the LFA), and its sports activities sedans are definitely nothing to neglect. The Lexus IS is the corporate’s BMW 3-series competitor. It’s the sort of automotive that ought to make large bucks for Lexus so it could actually do extra superior automobiles sooner or later. It must also be fairly enjoyable in its personal proper, at the very least the brand new one ought to be, and Lexus simply teased it.
Approaching June 9, the fourth-generation Lexus IS compact luxurious sedan ought to be sharper and extra superior than ever, providing thrilling sports activities sedan qualities and efficiency. The automotive is anticipated to get a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 making 416 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque, in accordance with Carscoops, which is greater than sufficient to maneuver a small govt automotive with authority. There’s additionally room for Lexus to improve if that’s the engine within the automobile, not that any small sedan wants greater than 416 hp. Personally, I’d like to see the V8 that’s within the LC 500 in there.
Even within the teaser picture above you’ll be able to see the brand new automotive will borrow closely from the LC 500 within the styling division, which is the flagship mannequin for Lexus in the intervening time. I’ve extolled that automotive’s virtues earlier than, and I’ve to say it’s one of many finer automobiles I’ve pushed, particularly for the worth. It has nothing on the costlier supercars on the market, however the LC 500 is a unbelievable grand touring machine, and I might count on this new IS to be a top-quality sports activities sedan. I’m wanting ahead to the complete reveal.