Lexus Releases Final IS Teaser Before Reveal
The design will be in-tune with what Lexus has gotten us used to in 2012, yet the IS is said to take a lot of inspiration from the LF-CC concept, and that`s not a bad thing, as the concept is a stunner! It will ride on a shorter version of the same platform which underpins the GS, yet it will get different suspension settings, to give it its own distinct character - stiffer anti-roll bars and softer springs.
It will be offered with either a 2.5-liter V6 engine, which puts out 200 hp, as well as a meatier 3.5-liter V6 motor, which is expected to break the 300 hp barrier. A hybrid will also be offered, using the same 2.5-liter engine as a base, and it will give a combined power output of around 240 hp. Efficiency is also reported to be top class, for the hybrid, which is said to return 3.8 l/100km, or 60.7 US mpg/ 73 UK mpg, while still managing to get to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.9 seconds.