Today we got a glimpse at the enticing new Lexus IS Compact Sport Sedan that will come in a model range of the IS 250, IS 350, IS 300, which will be the first to feature the Lexus Hybrid Drive. F Sport Models will also be available across all models. The overall design is quite alluring with a spindle grille frontal, and tight sporting proportions that are hinted upon by the broad character lines starting at the grille, passing through the base of the A-pillars and pinching off at the rear. Effectively lifting the body off from the cabin, it has an heir of effortless power, perhaps enhanced by the wide flare of the wheel arches. Classically incorporated are the L-shaped daytime running lights.
The interior is all about ergonomics and comfort, with bragging rights of best in class knee room, due tot he extended wheelbase and thinner front seat design. Rear seats are split/fold capable making for tons of cargo space. The center console incorporates a particularly interesting feature, a Lexus first too. Electrostatic switched to control the temperature conditions with just the touch of a finger. Look for more info at it’s unveiling at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 15, 2013.