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2021 Lexus IS is launched in Japan.

2021 Lexus IS is changed inside and out. The car has a luxurious appearance

Launched globally in June, 2021 Lexus IS has just been introduced in its home country of Japan. The IS 2021 is an upgraded version of the 3rd generation. The sedan is changed inside and out, the price has not been announced.

According to Lexus, 2021 IS kept only chassis and engine. Overall, the 2021 IS looks like a whole new generation compared to the old one. The spindle-shaped grille has a polygonal pattern and extends the lower part. The lighting system is made thinner and the daylight upper part is sharp.

The side of the Lexus IS is made up of a block with bevelled and cut lines. It is this design that makes the wheel arch more stand out, looking like the wheel arches are extended to the widebody style. The car comes with 18-inch wheels.

The tail of the IS 2021 has been changed a lot. The rear lights of the folding car are made slimmer and stretched out to the tail. The car has a new bumper and an air diffuser simulator.

Lexus also launched the F Sport version of the IS with some changes such as black rims instead of chrome, 19-inch wheels of BBS and fixed rear spoiler.

On the inside, the Lexus IS hasn’t changed too much. The familiar details from the previous life such as steering wheel, dashboard, clock. The rest, Lexus has slightly tweaked components such as air-conditioning slots, cup holders, and a central entertainment screen. The premium version of the IS 2021 has a 10.3-inch screen, Apple CarPlay / Android Auto integration, and Alexa virtual assistant.

The F Sport package includes body-hugging sport front seats with heated and ventilated features, heated steering wheel and perforated leather gear knob.

In terms of safety, the IS 2021 is equipped with a Lexus Safety System + package with automatic emergency braking features integrated with pedestrian recognition, a pre-collision warning system, intelligent cruise control, and sign recognition. lane departure warning and lane keeping assist.

Under the bonnet, the IS 2021’s engine remains unchanged from its predecessor. IS 300 owns a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, producing 242 horsepower at 5,200-5,800 rpm, 350 Nm of torque at 1,650-4,000 rpm. The IS 350 uses a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 314 hp at 6,600 rpm and 380 Nm of torque at 4,800 rpm. Both versions come with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The IS 300h hybrid version uses a powerful 174 hp 2.5-liter petrol engine, 221 Nm of torque and a powerful 141-hp, 300-Nm electric motor. When combined, this hybrid engine produces a total output of 215 horsepower. This version is equipped with 4-wheel drive system.

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