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Lexus Unleashes the First Photos of the 2014 Lexus IS

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That was fast! The first round of photos just leaked and now Lexus has officially released a set of photos and information about the all-new 2014 Lexus IS sedan, in F-Sport trim. The 2014 Lexus IS will debut next week on January 15 at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The all-new IS model range will include IS 250, IS 350, and the first IS to feature Lexus Hybrid Drive, the IS 300h, which will be available in Europe, Japan and other international markets. F SPORT models will be available across the full range. Today, Lexus released photos of the all-new IS 250/350 F Sport.

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The 2014 Lexus IS gets Lexus' new spindle grille and a more aggressive exterior with powerful character lines generated by the shape of the spindle grille, which passes through the base of the A-pillars then tightens up as it flows toward the rear. In profile, the strong horizontal beltline shows off the large rear tires and its low center of gravity. The mass of the cabin itself is concentrated rearwards, visually applying weight to the rear tires to enhance the perception of traction. The front fascia also gets a new headlamp cluster design with Lexus trademark, L-shaped Daytime Running Lights located independently below.

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Inside the all-new IS interior design creates a focused, ergonomically ideal environment from within, which the driver can fully exploit the new Lexus compact sedan's superb driving dynamics. The new IS' increased width and longer wheelbase provide significantly improved rear seat comfort. The combination of the extended wheelbase and a thinner front seat design generates best-in-class knee room and improved accessibility. Cabin material, trim and finish refinement is complimented by the latest advances in HMI technology and a high quality analog clock with surface-emitting illumination. The center console incorporates Lexus-first, electrostatic switches to control the air conditioning temperature with the touch of a finger.

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