The third generation 2018-2019 Lexus IS sedan

The new sedan 2018-2019 Lexus IS the third generation become one of the most exciting world premieres of the Detroit Motor Show in . In our review, we tell us more about the new design solutions used in the design of the body and a sports sedan 2018-2019 Lexus Is saloon – year, choose to focus on the technical characteristics of new items (dimensions, engine, box, suspension, hybrid installation), choose the tires and wheels, evaluate the level of equipment of auto security systems, chips comfort and entertainment. Bole To complete our traditional perception of the assistants will be photo and video of the new Japanese sedan.
Sedan 2018-2019 Lexus IS new generation retains the familiar lines and proportions of the body of the previous version, but it has increased in size. His shortened platform will be created later sporty coupe the RC the 2018-2019 Lexus .


  • Let us dimensions 2018-2019 Lexus IS new (previous 2018-2019 Lexus IS index XE2): 4665 mm (4575 mm) in length, 1810 mm (1800 mm) in width, 1430 mm (1425 mm) in height, 2800 mm (2730 mm) wheelbase, 140-150 mm ground clearance (clearance).


Let us look for new designs, and just look at the appearance of a new generation of Japanese sedan 2018-2019 Lexus Is , especially since the car looks expensive, stylish, bright and charismatic.

The front of the car has got a huge branded grille in the shape of an hourglass, or rather to say the bobbin (bobbin) for winding thread. This design air intake is present on all 2018-2019 Lexus vehicles, ranging from the crossover 2018-2019 Lexus RX and ending with an executive saloon the LS the 2018-2019 Lexus .
It should be noted at once for the sedan provides a package F Sport, the main differences which are the setting of other bumpers with bright aerodynamic elements, a fine-grained protection mesh air intake, lack protivotumanok installation of unique alloy wheels R18 with tires 225 / 40R18 and changes in steering setup and the chassis.

Sedans without the optional sports package are tires 225/45 R17 alloy wheels to 17 size. In all other versions of the sedan are similar and differ very attractive appearance, with an aggressive and predatory front part of the body. Compact headlamps with bizarre contours harmoniously complemented corners of the LED daytime running lights. Hood with two ribs on the sides vyshtampovok to concede the front wings, which in turn give a powerful impetus to the wheel arches masculine profile.
The side of the sedan demonstrates the long sloping hood, flat roofline and window sill, surface air doors and two bright burst of wind wave and vyshtampovki sill at the top of the door, which increases its power passing from the front fender to the car’s rear.
The rear of a sports sedan with a quiet design, smooth lines of the large bumper and a straight trunk lid is harmoniously complemented by shades narrowed marker lamps with LED lamps, bright rays of the setting on the sidewalls and follows the curve of the stern wave.

As security systems for third-generation 2018-2019 Lexus IS is offered “smart hood”, which in the case of collision with a pedestrian is able to rise (soften the blow), the adaptive high-beam control system (headlights with xenon), a warning system lane departure, blind spot monitoring system and device driver warning of the approach of the rear of the other vehicle, 10 airbags. The car body is made with high-strength steel and aluminum, by laser welding and bonding technology unique panels. The power structure of the body has high torsional rigidity, which has a positive effect on the refined handling machines, factory warranty on the body is 12 years old.

Salon updated 2018-2019 Lexus IS – year due to the increased size of the wheelbase and the more delicate backs of the front seats offer the passengers of the second row is 85 mm more legroom than the previous generation model. The car on the passport, though billed as a five-seater, but in fact behind only comfortably accommodate two people.

back sofa cushion is molded by two seats, the center can only accommodate a child on a hill half locations, and the high transmission tunnel hints at the location of the two.
True comfort is waiting for the driver and front passenger. Comfortable chairs with bright lateral support and a wide range of adjustments, stylish design of the front step, a powerful center console and a huge tunnel divides the front of the cabin for two in the cockpit like a sports car.

Driver’s seat with perfect ergonomics placement of controls, small diameter steering wheel in leather, a virtual instrument panel from the LFA supercar. At the top of the center console mounted color 8-inch LCD Multi-display, which is controlled using the Remote Touch controller (located to the right of the selector gearbox). Using the “mouse” on the screen can be customized multimedia system, use the navigation maps and displays the image from the rear view camera. The console is decorated with analog clock, a control unit is climate-control got a touch control.
Quality materials will please potential owner, soft textured plastic, leather and aluminum. The trunk in the stowed state can accommodate 480 liters of cargo, its volume increases considerably when folding split rear row backrest.

The hybrid version of the lithium-ion batteries, placed in the underground, a little less cargo compartment – 450 liters.

Specifications of the new 2018-2019 Lexus Is – years built on the modernized platform of the previous generation with improved independent suspension: front double wishbone and rear multi-link suspension (leverage accommodation architecture is similar to the suspension of senior 2018-2019 Lexus GS). For versions Luksus IS F Sport is available as an optional adaptive suspension (AVS). Electric Power Steering system Drive Mode Select allows you to change the settings of driving characteristics, the three modes – Eco, Normal, Sport (for the F Sport is added Sport S). The owner can independently select the optimal balance of efficiency, comfort, dynamics and handling.
The new 2018-2019 Lexus IS offers three engine options:

  • Model 2018-2019 Lexus IS 250 equipped with the year petrol 4GR-FSE V6 (207 hp) with automatic transmission mated to a 6 and rear-wheel drive.
  • Hybrid IS300h completed power plant which includes four petrol 2AR-FSE 2,5-liter (177 hp) and an electric motor, the total capacity is 220 tandem forces. The torque is transmitted to the rear axle via a stepless CVT CVT. The manufacturer promises that the consumption of a hybrid version of the sedan fuel will average 4.3-4.5 liters.
  • Model 2018-2019 Lexus IS 350 with a V6 petrol (306 hp) will be sold in North America and Japan. Sedan as standard with rear-wheel drive (2WD) is equipped with the latest 8 automatic transmission as an option available all-wheel drive transmission (AWD) Automatic transmission 6 automatic transmission.

Representatives of the Japanese company assured that 2018-2019 Lexus Is the third generation is endowed with all the characteristics (powerful motors, gearboxes with a quick change of steps, steering and suspension sport setting) for the successful opposition to representatives of the German premium segment of the European D-class in the face of the Audi the A4 , the BMW 3- series and Mercedes C-class.
Start the new generation 2018-2019 Lexus LS sales in Russia is scheduled for the summer of , at the same time will be announced and the price.