TORONTO, ON– The new and recently revealed 2021 Lexus IS brings an exciting driving experience to the table. The bold new exterior styling of the 2021 IS not only aims for a provocative design, but its athletic silhouette is also meant to signify the agile changes that have taken place below the sheet metal. Overall, the new IS evokes lower, wider proportions. It is slightly wider, with muscular fenders that extend to enhance and accommodate the larger available 19-inch wheels and larger diameter tires. The sleek lines are also complemented with overtly aggressive sharpness carved into the side and shoulder character lines.
Luxury and performance are not necessarily mutually exclusive, and yet the two live in harmony in the new IS. The interior features standard NuLuxe-trimmed seating, a dual-zone automatic climate control system with touch-sensitive controls and Smart Key with push button start. New for 2021, an 8-inch touchscreen nearly 80mm is closer to the driver for easy access to the controls, while an expansive new 10.3-inch touchscreen is available. The new multimedia system features Apple CarPlay® compatibility and Android Auto™ compatibility.
In terms of safety, the standard Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 (LSS+ 2.5) found on the new IS receives additions for 2021. A number of key features that are part of the Lexus Safety System+ have been enhanced, along with the addition of a few key features The 2021 IS is available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options, and there are three distinct powertrain options available depending upon the grade. Beginning with the 2021 Lexus IS 300 RWD F SPORT Series 1 (starting MSRP: $42,950) features a 2.0-litre, turbocharged and intercooled inline four-cylinder engine, mated to an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic transmission. There are a number of model on offer and for buyers who crave maximum power, the 2021 Lexus IS 350 AWD F SPORT Series 3 (starting MSRP: $58,000) is the sportiest IS available. Built on the F SPORT Series 2 model, it adds the Dynamic Handling Package, which includes unique 19” forged BBS wheels, Adaptive Variable Suspension with SPORT+ mode, a carbon fibre spoiler and carbon fibre mirror covers as well as silver wood interior accents. It is also equipped with exclusive triple LED headlamps. The 2021 Lexus IS Series will go on sale at Lexus Dealers across Canada later this month. For complete and up to date details and specifications, visit www.lexus.ca/is