For 2015 year model of Lexus IS350 several changes. Most of the changes will be cosmetic, while mechanical ones will be minor. Most of the things will basically remain the same. Just like last year model, it will be offered in two variants – regular and F Sport version. It will be available as AWD and RWD variant.
2015 Lexus IS350 redesign
The 2015 Lexus IS350 will bring many new options. One of them is new, much wider pallet of colors. New colors are star-fire pearl, nebula gray pearl, matador red mica, obsidian or deep sea mica. Interior of 2015 Lexus IS350 will get some new colors too. For example, current Light Gray color will be replaced by new Stratus Gray color. Also, AWD models will get heated steering wheel, which will be available in three colors. Except new color, the elegant interior of 2015 IS350 will get some new hi-tech features like new, upgraded rear view camera, or new Lexus Enform remote system, which will give you ability to control some car functionalities from smartphone application. There are some rumors that 2015 year model will get new seats too, which will be 8 or 10-way adjustable.
2015 Lexus IS350 engine
The engine for 2015 Lexus IS350 will be well-known 3.5 liter V6, which has an output of over 300 horses – 306, if you want to be precise. The RWD variant will use 8-speed sport direct automatic transmission with paddle shifters, while AWD versions will be equipped with 6-speed automatic transmission. According to EPA, fuel economy is 19 mpg in city drive and 26 mpg on a highway. Although there were rumors that 2015 year model will get one more engine – new 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbo, it won’t happen. This engine will debut in new NX200T CUV. We expect that this engine will be offered somewhere in IS350’s mid-cycle refresh, probably in 2017.
2015 Lexus IS350 release date and price
There is no official information about release date, but we expect that new 2015 Lexus IS350 will be launched very soon, probably in two or three months. Price will not be too much different from 2014 model. Current model costs 39.600, while 2015 Lexus IS350 F Sport variant is around 46.000 dollars.