The 2014 Lexus IS series: The Next Generation Luxury Sport Sedan is Dynamic and Stunning

LEXUS CANADA - Lexus Canada launches into the New Year with a remarkable new Lexus IS. The next generation of the popular luxury sport sedan, the 2014 Lexus IS series features an all-new, bolder design, dynamic handling and performance, a choice of engine sizes and rear-wheel or all-wheel-drive models, intuitive controls, advanced safety features and thoughtful, driver-focused convenience and luxury.

"The all-new Lexus IS is a dynamic, stunning, luxury vehicle – one that builds on the Lexus reputation for quality, comfort and safety with cutting-edge design, best-in-class features and exceptional performance," said Cyril Dimitris, Director of Lexus in Canada. "We look forward to introducing our Canadian guests to the new IS series."

The 2014 Lexus IS delivers new levels of luxury, performance, style and comfort:

· Choice of 2.5L or 3.5L V6 and RWD or AWD drive trains.

· GS-inspired steering and rear suspension for exceptional handling.

· Bold exterior design highlighted by distinct interpretation of Lexus signature Spindle Grille with unique LED front light treatment.

· New driver-focused, more ergonomic interior features lower driver position for improved comfort and driving experience.

· Increased luggage space / new 60/40 split folding rear seats for cargo-carrying versatility.

· F Sport models – Inspired by Lexus LFA Supercar and track tested at Nurburgring – feature available 8-speed auto transmission plus first Lexus to adopt G-AI control that actively match gear changes to G-forces generated during driving.

· F Sport models also feature special interior and exterior styling and performance enhancements, including unique seats designed to combine excellent comfort with outstanding lateral holding performance.

· Intuitive Human Machine Interfaces / user friendly screens / Lexus analogue clock / first Lexus to incorporate electrostatic switches.

· Advanced safety systems.

The 2014 Lexus IS series goes on sale at Lexus Dealers across Canada this Summer. For more information on features and specifications, visit www.lexus.ca