We drove it while it was covered in cloth and vinyl not long ago, but before the 2014 Lexus IS350 F-Sport gets revealed at the Detroit Auto Show and we find out everything about it, Lexus has graced us with images. In addition to the spindle grille – with an elevated waistline on the F-Sport – the coming IS gets a jagged set of dual-beam headlights with L-shaped DRLs that are, for the first time on a Lexus, separate from the main units. Further back, the side sills get a twist and intense sculpting throughout the length of the longer wheelbase.
Inside is an LFA-inspired cockpit with thinner sport seats and more room in just about every area, the moving “driver’s meter” in the dash cluster, electrostatic controls for cabin temperature control, 60/40 folding rear seats and “metal film 3-D-effect ornamentation.”
The F-Sport package will be available on the IS250, IS350, IS300h equipped with Lexus Hybrid Drive. The hybrid will not come to the US.
We’ll be bringing you the photos and information from the new sport sedan’s reveal on January 15. The reveal will also be live-streamed at www.lexus.com and Lexus’ Facebook page. For now there’s a press release below with a few more tidbits, and a poll to register your satisfaction – or otherwise – with the future IS.