2016 Lexus IS 250 and 350

Recently a lot of rumors is going around Lexus’s IS model. This model is available in 250 and 350 versions, and in both sedan and convertible body style, and was redesigned for 2014 model year. Last year, brought some minor equipment upgrades, and upcoming 2016 Lexus IS should bring some important news. First, the rumors announced the end of the production for Lexus IS F model, which seems to be replaced with a new RC F. This is still unconfirmed, but let’s sees what we do know about upcoming 2016 IS:

2016 Lexus IS front

2016 Lexus IS exterior and interior

Having in mind that the recent redesign is still fresh, there will hardly be any change in appearance of the 2016 Lexus IS. Next, 2017 model year, could potentially bring more interesting news regarding this particular sedan. For now, 2016 IS seems to be getting some new exterior paint colors, and some interior upgrades. Exterior changes could also include some equipment packages with styling details that could refresh it, or the redesign of the Lexus IS C.

2016 Lexus IS 250 and 350 come available in one trim, but offer three Packages of equipment, including Luxury, Premium and F Sport and numerous stand alone options. Since Lexus is a luxury division, the IS sedan comes highly equipped even without any additional features.

2016 Lexus IS interior

2016 Lexus IS performance and mpg

The engines and mpg of the 2016 Lexus IS will stay the same as for its predecessor. Its 250 and 350 marks stand for the engine displacement differentiation. So the IS 250 comes with a 2.5-liter V6 unit under the hood. This engine is good for 204 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque and comes apired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The drivetrain choices include standard rear-wheel drive and optional all-wheel  drive. With a 2.5-liter V6 engine 2016 Lexus IS will be able to deliver 21/30/24 mpg city/hwy/combined with RWD and 20/27/23 mpg with AWD.

Lexus’s 2016 IS 350 is packed with a 3.5-liter V6 unit which is capable to deliver 306 hp and 277 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive as standard. Optional choice combines all-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic. Both transmissions come with paddle shifters. It delivers 19/28/22 mpg with RWD and 19/26/21 mpg with AWD.

2016 Lexus IS rear

2016 Lexus IS price and release

The release of the 2016 Lexus IS is still unavailable, but it is assumed that it will appear on the market during the summer this year. Price of the model will be slightly increased and it is expected to start around $37,000 for the 250 version and slightly under $41,000 for the 350 model.

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