The defined style of the 2014 Lexus IS350 is as a force to be reckoned with. From the exterior design to the interior technology standpoint, it’s the details that make the difference in the drive.
The new Lexus IS350 showcases an all-new interior that combines all the refinement and quality expected of any Lexus, with a more sporting, focused driver’s environment, a significant improvement in rear seat space for best-in-class roominess, and a larger, more convenient luggage compartment. As the first IS to feature Lexus Hybrid Drive, there’s practically no place this Lexus IS350 couldn’t drive through in ECO, Normal, Sport or Snow mode.
This upgraded Lexus IS 350 F-Sport boasts the super sleek spindle grille, which has black horizontal bars on the standard IS and black mesh, F Sport seats, perforated leather steering wheel, shift knob and more. It’s undoubtedly a head-turner and gets all the attention on and off the road.
The clean, horizontal theme of the new Lexus IS interior design is bisected by the strong upward sweep of the centre console, creating a snug, focused, ergonomically ideal environment from within which the driver can fully exploit the new Lexus compact sedan’s superb driving dynamics. Throughout the interior, high quality materials and finishes convey contemporary, premium look and feel, with a level of craftsmanship and attention to detail for which Lexus is globally renowned. Soft touch finishes abound, including knee pads either side of the centre console for increased driver and front passenger comfort.
Two types of multimedia system are available for use in conjunction with the high-resolution 7″ full colour display, Lexus Display Audio (LDA) and Electro Multi Vision Navigation (EMVN). The EMVN system is operated via a second generation Lexus Remote Touch Interface (RTI) multi-function control device, which has been enhanced for increased user-friendliness and ease of operation. iPod functionality and interface quality has been enhanced; via USB port connectivity, the iPod menu can now be driven from the vehicle’s steering wheel control switches, and album cover art displayed on the 7″ multimedia screen.
The new steering wheel features a new paddle shift switch shape for easier, more accurate operation, and improved positioning to the wheel-mounted switchgear. The angle of the wheel has been lowered and steering adjustment has been increased, creating a more sporting driving position and feel.
All in all, the comfort levels are on-point in this sport-forward vehicle from Lexus. Since driving performance is considered the single most important element of sport sedan customers, it only makes sense that the new IS350 has been engineered to provide outstanding dynamic capabilities and the ultimate driving experience.