2015 Lexus IS 250 & IS 350 Information


2015 Lexus IS Changes

The US-spec 2015 Lexus IS has been announced, and there’s been some minor updates to the second-year sedan:

  • LED fog lamps
  • Siri Eyes Free technology from Apple; compatible with iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 models
  • AWD models gets heated steering wheel
  • Heated/ventilated front seats added to F SPORT
  • Revised interior trim, including piano black on window switches and instrument panel
  • New Stratus Gray interior replaces Light Gray
  • Backup monitor adds dynamic grid lines to aid parking maneuvers
  • Available Lexus Enform Remote app

Of all the updates, the new Lexus Enform Remote smartphone app is the most impressive — from the press release:

…the Lexus IS models add the advanced Lexus Enform Remote (one-year trial subscription included), which allows the owner to remotely view and control certain vehicle features using a mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

Key features include remote door lock/unlock; remote stop/start for the engine and climate control; vehicle finder, guest driver monitor and more.

Read more about the 2015 Lexus IS models

Comments


  • Mark foster

    Shame they are not upgrading to the new remote touch controller . Why Lexus ??

  • ChrisMc

    My bet is the remote touch controller and center console/armrest design from the RC, along with the return of USB, and the 4-cylinder turbo will be notable changes for 2016.

  • http://lexusthepursuit.com/ Jason Guo

    All good stuff! I’m just waiting on Android Auto! :D

  • Justin

    I agree that the new front armrest from the RC should be fitted now. I tried the 2014 IS at my local Lexus dealer in May, and they always start the test drive with the dealer rep driving (for some strange and frankly annoying reason). I was sat in the passenger seat, with my elbow resting inside the cup holder. Not impressive.

    I fact I found the interior disappointing – lots of hard plastics, fussy switchgear, and a really uncomfortable seat. No sale. Sticking with my 2nd gen IS for now.

    It looks like the 2015 model might have a nicer, softer seat, according to the press release?

  • Lexus Cohen

    Hopefully I’ll see specs on the new ISF.

  • Joshd

    The new app sounds cool. I feel like the 14s just came out though

  • Adriann06

    So is it 2016 when lexus removes the IS 250 and starts selling the IS 200t? Maybe 2016 would be the time when the facelift is used and adopt the new Lexus RTI

  • codenamejanrei

    Probably soon on the facelifted IS

  • Mark Foster

    I have to agree with Justin, I held back on my purchase also was not happy with the controller and cup holder setup. I was hoping this would be fixed in the facelift. I guess I will stick with my present IS until lexus for the controller, love the touch screen on my present one! :)