Lexus IS: Boasting Comprehensive Improvements
Lexus IS, A Future Leader in the World of Innovative Cars
Lexus IS offered a range of comfortable cars for fresher car drivers; the car is in its third generation and produced by lexus from nearly 15 years. Manufacturers definitely have put in a lot of throught before giving the designation IS, which means Intelligent Sport. Lexus is an international car seller and they have placed this car under ES version from lexus series and in other countries except North America it has achieved a place under GS version. Earlier Toyota Altezza was the official seller of IS in Japan, it includes Altrezza nameplate. Altrezza is originally an Italian word that means highness. When Lexus was introduced to market in 2006 along with its second production, all rights were officially taken out from Altrezza although the name is somewhere still connected to IS especially through some features of its first generation like Altrezza taillights or also known as Lexus-style lights.
Altrezza and Lexus IS was introduced in almost the same period since first production of Altrezza was released in October 1998, the IS was launched as fresher friendly car in European markets and later on in year 2000 it was introduced to the markets of North America with a different name IS 300. Since then, Lexus IS is active in markets and almost every year it comes up with some new versions, you can estimate it by the fact that it is just around 15 years and the car is in its third generation.
A Look at All the Generation of Lexus IS
Primary production of IS inline 6 power includes two versions such as sedan and carrying vehicles. Unlike first production in its second production in 2005, it includes a number of variations such as sedan versions V6-powered IS 350 & IS 250. In addition, powerful versions of V8 powered sedan, IS F and in 2007 it added a range of roof function convertible versions. Just as stated earlier, manufacturers keep on adding new models, in 2008 they added IS 250C and IS 350 C. In Junuary 2013 Lexus IS entered in its third production and introduced their new models to the world, new versions are more improved and powerful. New versions are hybrid IS 300h, V6-powered IS 250, V6-powered IS 350 as well as performance adjustable Sport variations.
Considering their performance graphs, this brand definitely have come long way and manufacturers definitely have intelligence along with will to make it number one in world of affordable vehicles.
Photo Gallery of Lexus IS
Technical Characteristics of Lexus IS
Technical Characteristics of 2011 Lexus IS350 AWD produced by Lexus (JP).
|Body Type||Saloon (sedan) 4 doors / 5 seats|
|Front Track||1534 mm|
|Rear Track||1534 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||65 liters|
|Drive Wheels||All wheel drive|
|Steering||rack & pinion VPAS|
|Fuel Supply System||direct petrol injection|
|Max Power||310HP (228 kW) @ 6400 rpm|
|Max Torque||375Nm @ 4800 rpm|
|Cam Design||DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Standard Wheels||8 x 17 / 8 x 17|
|Standard Tyres||225/45 VR 17 / 245/45 VR 17|
|Transmission||6 speed automatic|
|Number of gears||6|
|Acceleration 0-100 Km/h||n/a|
|Acceleration 80-120 Km/h||n/a|