Lexus Europe recently hosted their press preview of the 2014 IS to the European journalists. A list of colors and options have officially been published for the new IS. Most notable are the availability of LED fog lamps and leather seating for F SPORT, the availability of cloth seating and the and the option of Ultrasonic Blue (8U1) in the color palette.
The colors are a bit more expansive than what’s available in the United States. Two seating surfaces are available for the Europe IS. A new Fabric/Tahara Trim and Leather. NuLuxe is not available in the European market. Exterior colors are mainly carry over from the outgoing 2013 IS with the addition of Sonic Titanium a.k.a. Atomic Silver (1J7). Ultrasonic Blue (8U1) is also an available color which is no longer offered for the U.S.A. Bamboo wood trim is available but for the IS 300h only.
2014 IS Europe Colors:
Because the Lexus Europe market encompasses several countries, not all all options or packages will be available in certain countries. Lexus Europe will only offer the IS 250 and IS 300h due to strict emissions standards in their region. There are a total of 6 option packages and one being exclusive to the new IS 300h:
- ECO (IS 300h only)
- EXECUTIVE PLUS
- F SPORT
2014 IS Europe Equipment:
Being that the new third generation is the most global Lexus IS ever, it also carries a long list of options. We’re a bit disappointed with how the options and colors are distributed, but we hope changes can be made so that all options and features are available globally.