Japanese luxury car maker Lexus has announced a series of updates for the 2015 IS.
On the exterior front, the entry-level sports sedan from Lexus has been now equipped with new LED fog lights which promise to improve visibility. Major changes have been made to the cabin as there’s Siri Eyes Free compatibility and piano black accents on the instrument panel and window switches. The car also gains a new Stratus Gray interior color, an upgraded backup monitor and heated / ventilated front seats on F Sport variants.The 2015 Lexus IS also receives a Lexus Enform Remote system that enables users to control certain vehicle functions – such as the door locks and climate control system – from a mobile app.
2014 Lexus IS
Key features include remote door lock/unlock; remote stop/start for the engine and climate control; vehicle finder, guest driver monitor and more. The Lexus Enform App Suite, meanwhile, upgrades to include iHeartRadio 4.0 and Slacker.
Engine options will be carried over from the current model and include a 2.5-liter V6 which belts out 204 bhp (152 kW) and a 3.5-liter V6 that packs 306 bhp (228 kW). The entry-level 2.5 liter V6 motor will come mated to a six-speed automatic transmission while the 3.5-liter unit is connected to an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic gearbox.
The 2015 Lexus IS is equipped with advanced passive and active safety technology including ten Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) airbags as standard. Other innovative system includes the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system, which integrates: Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Traction Control (TRAC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) active safety systems with the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) or, where fitted (for IS 350 F SPORT), Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS).
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