2011 Lexus IS Heads to Paris Auto Show
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2011 Lexus IS Heads to Paris Auto Show

2010 Paris Auto Show


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2010 Paris Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • 2011 Lexus IS will debut at the 2010 Paris Auto Show.
  • New lights, grille and wheels highlight changes to the current IS.
  • The F-Sport model in Europe gets a deeper front spoiler.

TOKYO — European buyers will get their first glimpse of the updated 2011 Lexus IS at the upcoming 2010 Paris Auto Show.

The current IS gets a midcycle freshening featuring revised headlamps, taillamps, grille and wheels, plus new LED daytime running lights. The car also adds new exterior colors.

For the European market, a new IS 200d, fitted with a 148-horsepower 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel, replaces the 220d. V6 gasoline engines in the IS 250 now meet tougher Euro 5 emission standards, with no loss of performance.

The F-Sport model in Europe gets a deeper front spoiler with faired-in foglamps, a unique grille and a rear spoiler with integral stoplight. New 18-inch alloy wheels, finished in dark silver with a black center Lexus roundel, are said to be inspired by the high-performance IS-F.

The cockpit is trimmed in leather and Alcantara and features an F-Sport steering wheel, shift lever and sport pedals.

Edmunds.com says: Subtle changes for Toyota's 3 Series fighter. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent

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