At the Detroit Motor Show 2013 officially debuted sedan 2018-2019 Lexus IS new generation.
The scale model of the motor, a hybrid power plant, and equipment list – sport package F-Sport.
New generation sedan was slightly larger than its predecessor.
Its length has increased by 8 cm and now stands at 466.5 cm, a width of 1 cm was added (181 cm) and a height of half a centimeter (143 cm).
The length of the wheelbase has grown by 7 cm, and now stands at 280 centimeters ti.
All this has provided an increase in space for the rear row passengers.
Using laser welding, along with additional spot welding, increase the overall stiffness of the body of a sedan.
Front suspension 2018-2019 Lexus IS (double wishbones) has been improved, ensuring an increase in its rigidity by 20 percent.
Multi-link suspension, “borrowed” from the GS models of the latest generation rear set.
In Europe, the new 2018-2019 Lexus IS will be available to continue with the petrol six-cylinder 2.5-liter power unit and with a drive to the rear axle.
In addition, the car is offered for hybrid propulsion system with a total capacity of 220 horsepower.
It consists of a 4-cylinder 2.5-liter 177-strong engine with Atkinson cycle and direct fuel injection, electric motor, battery pack and a CVT.
Fuel consumption in the combined cycle is 4.3 liters of 100 kilometers.
Proposed for the 2018-2019 Lexus IS sport package F-Sport includes recustomized suspension, more aggressive body kit with improved aerodynamics, unique 18 -inch rims, aluminum pedals, an electric power steering, an electronic dashboard, copied to LFA model, a special steering wheel and a number of decorative elements in the interior decoration.
Presumably, in the European market the new 2018-2019 Lexus IS will be available in the middle of this year.