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Next Generation Lexus IS Rendered in Japan

In the last few days, we’ve been constantly talking about the Lexus GS and it is now time for the IS to get some of our attention, as Best Car magazine in Japan has released a set of renderings that show what the next generation of the car could look like.
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The images, which came to us via The Lexus Enthusiast, show that Lexus could expand the IS range, offering a sedan, a wagon, a coupe and a cabrio. This sounds good, but this is the point where our positive reaction stops.

This is because the renderings come with multiple negative elements, such as certain exaggerations, which tend to outshine the good bits and ruin the whole deal. As you can see in the image gallery, the magazine also published a potential spec sheet, which we also don’t approve.

This shows that the IS F will remain unchanged - not very likely considering the evolution of the super saloon’s German competition- and the internal combustion engine includes in the IS350h’s hybrid powertrain will offer just 160 hp. Again, this is not likely, as it would make the car underpowered. However, such an output would make sense in a more basic hybrid version that would could also be used for the GS, as it has been rumored that the latter would receive such an incarnation.

We’re inviting you to browse the gallery and analyze the details yourself.

 
 
 
 
 

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