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Old 03-25-13, 07:08 AM   #1
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Default Club Lexus In-Depth: 2014 Lexus IS & IS F SPORT - Photos, Video & Full Review

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The list of new features are very extensive on the third generation IS so we’ll have to break up the full in-depth coverage on the 2014 IS in several parts as well as drive impressions on the road and on a race track. For now, here are just a handful of features for the 2014 IS:
  • Bold new exterior sheet metal styling (taken from the LF-CC Concept) with the full signature Spindle Grille
  • Separate headlamp & DRL LED assemblies
  • Standard HID single projector headlamps
  • Available LED twin projector headlamps Foglamps are standard on all models except F SPORT (USA).
  • Foglights available on F SPORT in other world markets.
  • Vortex Generators in key locations for aerodynamics and NVH
  • New rigid unibody construction with front and rear subframes
  • New suspension design with stiffer sway bars Drive Mode Select (Standard 3 Mode, Available 4 Mode for F SPORT).
  • Available Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) for F SPORT.
  • 8-speed Sport Direct Shift G Force Artificial Intelligence control (G-AI SHIFT) w/Lockup Torque Converter- IS 350 RWD Only
  • Hybrid (IS 300h) available for select European & Asian markets only
  • Intake Sound Generator for F SPORT models
  • LFA-style LCD TFT Guage Cluster for IS F SPORT
  • 60/40 Split Fold Down Rear Seats New Remote Touch Controller
  • New Navigation Telematics Interface
  • Standard Weather and Traffic Info Optional Navigation with New 3D Mapping
  • Standard 7” Screen w/Display Audio Dual USB AUX Inputs
  • Available 15 speaker 835 watt Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound
  • Available Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
  • Available Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) w/Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Available Automatic High Beam (AHB)
  • Standard Auto Location Tire Pressure Warning System (AL-TPWS)

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Product Specs: 2014 Lexus IS (PDF)


Models:

GSE30 - IS 250 RWD
GSE35 - IS 250 AWD
GSE31 - IS 350 RWD
GSE36 - IS 350 AWD
AVE30 - IS 300h RWD


Exterior Colors

8 Colors, 1 New (Atomic Silver), 1 Exclusive to F SPORT (Ultra White). Ultrasonic Blue is not available in the USA.

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Interior Colors (IS Standard):
Flaxen
Parchment
Light Gray
Black

Seating Surfaces:
Standard NuLuxe
Optional Leather (Luxury Package Only)

Trim Color:
Matte Black (Standard)
DarkGrayWood (LuxuryPackage)
Brown Wood (LuxuryPackage)

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Interior Colors (IS F SPORT):
Rioja Red NuLuxe
Light Gray NuLuxe
Black NuLuxe
*Leather is available in other Lexus world markets.

Trim Color:
Silver Metallic Trim (F SPORT)

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Specs:

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Suspension:

Hitachi Automotive Systems (Tokico)
Double Wishbone Front
Multi-Link Rear

Wheels:

17-inch double 5-spoke aluminum wheels
Available 18-inch split 10-spoke aluminum wheels (IS 250)
Available 18-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels (IS 350)
Dark Graphite LFA inspired 18-inch split 5 spoke aluminum wheels(IS F SPORT)

Tires:

Bridgestone Potenza S001 (F SPORT)
Bridgestone Turanza ER33
Dunlop

Transmission:

A960E (IS 250 RWD)
A760H (IS 250 & IS 350 AWD)
AA81E - 8 Speed Sport Direct Shift w/Lockup Torque Coverter. (IS 350 RWD Only)

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Drive Control:

3 Mode Drive Mode Select - IS Standard
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4 Mode Drive Mode Select w/SPORT S+ & AVS - Available on IS F SPORT
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2014 Lexus IS Start Up Screen:



2014 Lexus IS F SPORT LFA-style guage cluster:



B-Roll of the 2014 Lexus IS provided by Lexus USA

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GSE30 - IS 250 - Silver Lining w/Flaxen NuLuxe - Luxury Package

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is that LFA style cluster standard on the F sport? or is it an option for both?
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It's only avaialble on F-Sport.
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flipside909,

I notice in the video, the LFA cluster this time is showing everything in metric and Celsius. I assume this is on the US car.

I assume the car can change units in the GPS and climate controls as well? Maybe can demonstrate that on video?
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Thanks.

So F-sport with red leather is not leather but Nuluxe and 10 way power seat.
Nice to see 2 USB ports
No USB color...wtf.....
Curb weight is pretty similar for IS 350 RWD
10 cubic foot trunk? No wonder they had to make those seats drop

Overall I like it but not blown away like I thought I would be on paper. Will have to drive it I guess.
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is that LFA style cluster standard on the F sport? or is it an option for both?
Standard on all IS F SPORT models.

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I notice in the video, the LFA cluster this time is showing everything in metric and Celsius. I assume this is on the US car.

I assume the car can change units in the GPS and climate controls as well? Maybe can demonstrate that on video?
This was a US car but it was a pre-production prototype. Everything is product correct except for the measurement of course. You can switch between Metric and US speedometer readouts. The GPS units can be changed to metric from what I saw but the climate control and the outside temp stays to the vehicle's target desination.

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So F-sport with red leather is not leather but Nuluxe and 10 way power seat.
Nice to see 2 USB ports
No USB color...wtf.....
Curb weight is pretty similar for IS 350 RWD
10 cubic foot trunk? No wonder they had to make those seats drop

Overall I like it but not blown away like I thought I would be on paper. Will have to drive it I guess.
Yeah 10 way NuLuxe only for all F SPORT. What's unclear is if we will get ventilated and heated NuLuxe seats for F SPORT. I heard we were only getting heated like the current F SPORT offering, but I hope that isn't the case.

No USB for us, apparently it wasn't a popular choice so they ended up axing it for the USA.
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flip - whats the difference in real life between trunks of 2IS and 3IS? From pics I saw, 3IS looks bigger and deeper, and European specs are that it is actually bigger. So whats the difference between that and EPA?
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Thanks.

So F-sport with red leather is not leather but Nuluxe and 10 way power seat.
Nice to see 2 USB ports
No USB color...wtf.....
Curb weight is pretty similar for IS 350 RWD
10 cubic foot trunk? No wonder they had to make those seats drop

Overall I like it but not blown away like I thought I would be on paper. Will have to drive it I guess.
IS300h F-Sport Ultra Sonic Blue Mica w/ ventilated seats all over my eastern european face, suckers!!!!

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2IS trunk capacity is 13 cubic feet. Some room had to get eaten up for the extra room in the backseat and folding seat feature and it got reduced to 10.8
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What the hell Lexus? No USB, what the freaking hell!?! I am beginning to question their judgement, we are going to have 3 shades of silver and no USB? Hopefully they will reconsider this along with the stupid decision not to include fog lights on the f sport and put in that fake leather Not so sure I am even interested in this car anymore...

Sorry had to vent, looking like I may just buy mine out of it's lease.
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