2013 Lexus IS is finally released at Detroit Motor Show in earlier January. Though there’s not such a major change from its previous version, All Lexus enthusiast must be very happy for the launch of this most anticipated compact executive saloon.
2013 Lexus IS’s design and features are mostly inspired from Lexus LF-CC, which has started its first debut at Paris Motor Show in September last year. This car looks smaller than 2014 Chevrolet Silverado in body design. There are so many things on 2013 Lexus IS could be found on the LF-CC, such as the front grille with a large ‘spindle’ and rear lights that strike downward into the sides of the car. The headlamps are beautifully adorned by detaching LEDs, cluster design and the trademark L-shaped daytime running lights set on its below part independently. Notable side skirts and permeated tail-lights also become one improvement on 2013 Lexus IS’s exterior. A new 17-inch wheel which could improved its performance, is also added to this car. Although, the sport F-type package is said to have more strong performance look, It seems that the minimum change of Lexus IS 2013 brings this car to the most outdated car among its other competitor in sport compact sedan class; while the new Audi A4, Cadillac ATS, BMW 3 Series, and Mercedes Benz C-Class seem seriously give the all-new package and many substantial change to their design and features.
As long as the luxury and comfort still remain, it’s considered acceptable to preserve its past design. May be this excuse could be a justification for 2013 Lexus IS interior design. Still no major change, but the luxurious touch inside still exists. Leather and top-notch material are still used to cover its steering wheel and seats. Metallic panel, aluminum pedals and scuff plates could be found inside the F-type of 2013 Lexus IS. Inspired from Lexus CT 200h and LFA Supercar, this car is confirmed to be more family-friendly with some CT 200h features like heating arrangement, and LFA features like part-analogue and part-digital dials. This Lexus masterpiece also completed with electrostatic switch to adjust the air-conditioning with just a brush of finger. There are also more leg room and wider cabin by the increasing of wheelbase and extension track. Though not a dramatic one, it’s good to know that there are still interesting improvements made. Its luxurious is undeniably, but with the cramped interior and more interior noise, this car may be still far than what we’re expecting from a new edition car.
2013 Lexus IS powertrain comes from 2.5 liter V6 engine which delivers 204 horse power. You will find its smoothness, but the fact, it seems does not have enough power to brings you to a good driving experience. Another option is 2013 Lexus IS 350 with 3.5liter V6 engine with 306 horse power and six-speed automatic transmission, which could give you more enjoyable driving performance.
2013 Lexus IS price tag will be vary based on the models, but the price range will be starting from $35.065 for the IS 250 to $61.600 for the sport F-type.
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