2019 Lexus IS represents a new, slightly redesigned, version of the very popular model made in this factory. Even though it exists almost 20 years, there is only three generation of the car with only a few changes and redesigning during that time. The last version is redesigned 2013, and it has undergone small redesigning last year, so real upgrade it should undergo as 2020 model. Most of the changes on this version are in term of technology and equipment in the cabin.
2019 Lexus IS remains the same design and basic shape. That includes large rhomboidal grille framed with chrome and spread to the bottom of the front bumper. Aside from it are large thin LED front lights perfectly incorporated in hood line and below them are thin fog lights. On the rear end stand three irregularly shaped rear lights and simple truck door. However, as Lexus always represents the luxury in combination with style, this vehicle will not stay behind other models in class in that term. Besides that, there are no significant changes in this vehicle, as we said before.
It seems that main changes get the cabin of 2019 Lexus IS and that is in term of technology and equipment. Even though the manufacturer has not announced any significant changing in design and shape of the seats, there are changes in standard and additional equipment. First of all, there is Bluetooth, USB ports, keyless ignition, moonroof, rearview camera, cruise control, 15-speaker Mark Levinson audio, heating and cooling of the seats and more. Depending on the trim version the seats could be covered with synthetic leather or the real one.
2019 Lexus IS comes, as the current model, with five optional engines. The base model gets 2.0-liter 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The stronger (and very popular) version is a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 255 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. With few changes, this engine could have the strength of 306 horsepower and 314 pound-feet of torque. It also comes as a hybrid version with 2.5-liter petrol engine paired with an electric unit. Total strength of this combination is 220 horsepower. There will also be offered six and eight-speed automatic transmission, but a hybrid combination gets CVT automatic transmission.
2019 Lexus IS Release Date and Price
The manufacturer has not clearly said, but we predict that the price will remain the same for 2019 Lexus IS as for the previous model. That means that base price is around $39,000. The main competitor to this car should be Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Alfa Romeo Giulia.