This is the new facelifted Lexus IS explained in just five photographs

This is the new facelifted Lexus IS explained in just five photographs

Another week another facelift. This time the Lexus IS saloon received a quick nip/tuck to bring it up to date in time for the holiday season. And we think is looks pretty damn dashing in an overly aggressive Japanese kind of way. Here’s a quick pictorial highlighting what’s changed.

Lexus IS350

1: A new front bumper  

Always a good place to start. Lexus has made the IS look much angrier by bolting on an all-new front apron that features a more exaggerated spindle grille plus deeper side air intakes. The bonnet has apparently also been resculpted to look more angular, more masculine.

Lexus IS350

2: LED Headlamps

LED headlamps are now standard, to some agree, on all models across the IS range. E and EX grade models have a single LED low/high beam headlamp and bulb-type turn-signal lamp. The F Sport has a three-lamp low-beam system and separate LED high-beam lamps as well as LED signal lamps. Got it? Good.


3: New alloy wheels

E and EX models now sport fresh new 17-inch alloy wheels. Not much more to say about this, really.

Lexis IS350

4: A new rear bumper

No, the party isn’t just up front. To balance things out Lexus also sourced a new rear apron that incorporates more pronounced LED taillights plus all-new rectangular-styled chrome exhaust tips.

Lexus IS350

5: Bigger, brighter multimedia

Lexus knows that the population is growing increasingly techcentric. So to keep as all happy the multimedia display screen has been increased in size from seven to 10.3-inches (EX and F Sport grades). A new high-resolution monitor provides a larger and clearer image of the multimedia system’s various functions. – Thomas Falkiner

New Lexus IS pricing:

IS 200t E: R601 900

IS 200t EX: R659 100

IS 350 F Sport: R728 800