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2016 Lexus IS Release Date, Specs, Price; Redesign Exterior And Interior

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The 2016 Lexus IS 250 is the new sports sedan everybody is talking about - and wanted to drive. The redesigned Lexus IS 250 is expected to be packed with plenty of changes and upgrade from the previous model, according to Best Car Model.
The 2016 Lexus IS 250 is the new sport sedan everybody is talking about – and wanted to drive. Lexus.com

The 2016 Lexus IS 250 is the new sports sedan everybody is talking about - and wanted to drive. The redesigned Lexus IS 250 is expected to be packed with plenty of changes and upgrade from the previous model, according to Best Car Model.

For one, the 2016 Lexus IS 250 offers a new exterior but still maintain its signature spindle grille, L-theme LED daytime running lights and 18-inch five-spoke wheels.  The next generation Lexus is after all a luxury sports sedan that tries to balance luxury, agility, and sportiness. The 2016 Lexus IS comes in three models, the - IS 200t, IS 300 AWD, and IS 350, said Miami's Community Newspaper.

The 2016 Lexus IS comes with an optional Premium Plus Package, with a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel and rain-sensing wipers. Buyers can also opt for a heated steering wheel when the weather is extremely cold. The Lexus IS 350 adds  the standard 18- inch five-spoke wheels and come with all-season tires.

For extra power, the 2016 Lexus IS is available in the turbocharged gas engine for the three engine options, including the rear-wheel drive (RWD), all-weather drive (AWD) and F SPORT models. But the Lexus 200t is being offered only for the RWD model only and is powered by a 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with an intercooler paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The Lexus 200t model can provide 241 horsepower with 258 pound-feet of torque at 1,650-4,400 rpm for that extra boost. Lexus claimed that their in-house engineers developed the turbocharged engine that was first used into the NX luxury utility hybrid for 2015 and modified it for IS 200t.

And for those who want more adventure, Lexus is also offering the IS 300 AWD for the all-weather drive system that is perfect for driving during bad weather. The 2016 Lexus IS 300 AWD is packing with 255 of horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque at 2,000-4,800 rpm. The IS 300 AWD is fitted with a modified 3.5- liter V-6 engine that is coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. The IS 350 is available in both the Lexus RWD and Lexus AWD models.

Best Car Model described the improved interior of the 2016 Lexus S 250, "Interiors are dark with a sporty look. Seat covers of this vehicle are leather with synthesized dashboards. This Lexus 250 is enabled with powerful steering and digitalized meters that help to drive comfortably and to keep a check on speed and fuel level. High placed gear lever helps to shift easily. It is enabled with a system and automatic weather adapting system. Powerful stereos and bottle carriers are common in Lexus cars. The best thing about the interior of this car is it has all the scope of customization. This feature helps customers to change this car's interior according to his taste."


The 2016 Lexus SI also features a Drive Mode Select system up to four driving modes to provide economy, comfort, performance and handling performance of the luxury sedan. All IS sedans feature ECO, NORMAL and SPORT modes. The Lexus IS 350 with the F SPORT package features Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), controlled with SPORT S and SPORT S+ modes. AWD models also have a SNOW mode.

There is no exact release date for the 2016 Lexus IS 250 is still unavailable, but early reports said it would roll out in summer of 2016. Surprisingly, the luxurious 2016 Lexus SI is priced reasonably at $ 37,000 which is within the budget of any customer.

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