The third-gen Lexus IS has been on sale since 2013 and has benefited from few updates in the meantime. Our tester was an Atomic Silver IS 350 with all-wheel drive, the most expensive model in the lineup. A base IS 300 (formerly known as the 200t) starts at just under $40,000, though our well-equipped tester toped out at $50,780. Rather than the 300's 2.0-liter turbocharged V6, the IS 350 uses Toyota's tried-and-true 3.5-liter V8 churning out 311 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. That's less than models like the BMW 340i and Mercedes-AMG C43, but still a good amount of grunt.
Options on this car include the $2,365 F Sport package. Changes include accents on the front and rear bumpers, F Sport 5-spoke 18-inch wheels, a digital instrument cluster, perforated leather on the steering wheel, and a few F Sport logos sprinkled throughout. Other options include adaptive lighting for $300, upgraded audio and infotainment system for $2,845, and a heated steering wheel for $150.
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This comes in the form of two lineups where they are offered in a variety of sizes, ranging from 43-inches and going up to 75-inches, but the cheapest model will be priced starting at $350. This is incredibly affordable when you consider that the base model will come with 4K resolution and will run on Google’s Android TV platform with support for Google Assistant.
Lexus has quietly staged the international debut of the LS 350 at the Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Macao International Auto Show in China.
Set to become the brand's entry-level flagship sedan, the LS 350 follows in the footsteps of the LS 500 but adopts a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 engine that is connected to a ten-speed automatic transmission. Lexus declined to mention performance specifications but Sina Auto reports the engine will develop 318 hp (322 PS) and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque. Regardless, the company says the sedan offers "vibrant acceleration" and a "noble sense of elegance."
Lexus has quietly debuted a new V6-powered variant of the new LS flagship at the Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macao International Auto Show in China — the LS 350 will get a 10-speed transmission, 318 horsepower and 280 lb.ft-of-torque. Here are some photos from auto-sina.com.cn:
There's no official press release at this time, but it’s safe to assume the LS 350 is powered by the same 2GR-FKS engine found in the Japan-spec GS 350. This is a natural fit in China, where the competition are models like the 272-hp Mercedes S320 and 204-hp Audi A8.