Turns out our speculations about the new 2017 Lexus IS after seeing its teaser picture were spot on. The car’s got only a slight facelift, and it’s made it even weirder than before. The new version comes with a more baffling face than before, and that’s about it.
So the new stuff you get with the 2017 Lexus IS facelift includes a pair of massive air intakes up front and some new headlights which are supposed to complement the unique L-shaped LEDs under neath and that huge spindle grille, and new rectangular exhaust tips out back. Anyone with properly functioning eyes would agree that this thing is far from beautiful. But it doesn’t matter.
The current IS, which is pretty much identical to this new facelift model, has been such a success that changing it would have been an act of sheer stupidity. People obviously like the weird and wonderful design of the IS, so why take it away from them? That is why the new version gets only a little nip and tuck to keep things fresh for another couple of years.
In terms of options and features and powertrains, 2017 Lexus IS continues as before, offering a range of F Sport options for those who are not satisfied with the standard version, and three engines include the 2.0 liter turbo with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The car also comes with Lexus Safety System + combining Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beam (AHB) and Radar Cruise Control.