Lexus is near timeless design, and is what automakers should strive towards.
Totally agree, it looks purposely laid out without being overly flashy or tech stuffed. Adding CP (finally) along with a nicely sized infotainment screen feels like bringing the cockpit closer to perfection.
On the surface I want to hate Toyota/Lexus for being lazy but I don't hate. I like this better than the TLX.
The screen is fine, and I think what people talk about as "better integrated" is actually worse since that just means a bunch of unecessary shapes and bulk on the top of the dash. LCD screens aren't going to look dated in 5 years. Sorry man.
Similar to the last generation, I like the idea of a nice handling, Japanese RWD sedan with a real 6 cylinder NA motor. I like the interior, though it looks very similar to the previous generation but that's not a bad thing. I really like the proportions of the IS also, but I just can't get behind that predator face and the front bumper that looks like it would scrape on EVERY****INGTHING. I scrape enough with a stock height E91, this thing looks like it would bring the annoyance to a whole new level.
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I think it looks great.
Anyone else seeing a lot of Camry design in the side profile? The upswept body line now being in front of the rear wheel, the flattened out body line from the rear door to the trunk, and the entire tail light look (from the side at least) is 100% camry.
Not a bad thing IMO...
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I like this thing's looks but Toyota needs to stop dragging its feet with turbo charging. They need to pretty much match what the TLX is bringing at the minimum if they want enthusiasts to buy this. I'd def get an AWD TLX 2.0T over this.
Hmm. So it's on the same wheelbase, which I assume means the same lack of back seat legroom? It's slightly wider and taller, but that won't help. That's a bummer, as that was the main turnoff for buying a CPO IS350 recently. They seem to have fixed some of the awkward styling of the pre-refresh/last generation/whatever it is though, which is nice.
It is surprising that they haven't really improved the power output of that 3.5. It made 306hp in 2006, and now it's "only" 311. Still, it's nice that an n/a option is available.
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