While other models have come and gone, two decades of satisfied customers keep coming back for the latest model. To give them the best bargain in compact luxury, the 2021 Lexus IS offers more safety and improved handling.
Starting at the bottom, the chassis has more welds and thicker steel. This translates to crisp steering, less body roll, and a more comfortable ride. Changes in spring rates and the shock valves were validated in the virtual world as the first car developed at the new Tech Center in Shimoyama.
This facility allows the boss to directly interact with engineers. Like his father and grandfather, Akio Toyoda is hands-on when it comes to even the smallest details. He has raced on tracks around the world, and his input led the team to start at the front bumper, then the core support, and up the windshield pillars with stronger steel. This allowed them to cut un-sprung weight by 20%. This makes it the strongest, safest and most comfortable IS ever offered.
The IS 350 offers 311 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. This allows it to reach 60 mph in 5.7 seconds while remaining as quiet as a library inside. With such speed, the Pre-Collision System, Front Collision Warning, and Automatic Braking parameters have been dialed up. The radar has a higher resolution to protect pedestrians and bikers even in dense fog. Click the button for all the details and stay with us for all your Lexus news.