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

Video: The Lexus RC F at Goodwood Festival of Speed


Lexus RC F at Goodwood

The Lexus RC F made its driving debut this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed — here’s video from the initial test run:

RC chief engineer Yukihiko Yaguchi was there for the real run up the hill, and filmed this quick video:

Former World Rally Champion driver Didier Auriol was the one behind the wheel of the RC F, and he shared some details on his experience:

I don’t know the Goodwood Hill Climb course very well but my overriding impression of the car was based around the engine. I think we have an engine with very good torque and power. In fact, the power just goes, goes, goes, all the way through; and because it shifts gears so quickly through the paddles it feels smooth yet relentless.

I wasn’t driving that fast but the car felt very progressive in its handling. It starts off feeling quite neutral but then when the back end did break away it felt so predictable it was like I didn’t have to counter with much steering.

Lexus UK also posted up this quick little Google Glass video of the RC F display:

Last thing, let’s not forget this short Lexus UK Instagram video with the RC F revving its engine:

Photo Gallery: Lexus RC F & LFA Together Again


Lexus LFA & Lexus RC F

In advance of the Lexus runs at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lexus UK has released some photos of the LFA & RC F together:

Later today, the Lexus RC F will make its first-ever public driving appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the annual world-famous hill climb in England.

[Source: Lexus UK Blog]

Photo Gallery: Ultra White Lexus RC F with Full Carbon Package


Lexus RC F Ultra White Motorspeed

New photos of the Ultra White Lexus RC F have been posted to the Motorspeed Facebook page:

(Worth mentioning that the carbon fiber hood is only available as an option outside North America.)

More Photos of the Supercharged Lexus LX 570 in the Middle East


Lexus LX Supercharged 570 Middle East

Motoring Middle East has posted photos of the Supercharged Lexus LX 570 now available in the Middle East:

The supercharger bumps up the standard LX 570 from 362 hp to 450 hp, increasing the torque to 520 lb. ft in the process. There’s also some minor exterior modifications, including a new set of wheels and a SUPERCHARGED badge across the rear gate.

The Supercharged LX is a factory-built limited edition of just 200 units, and cost AED600,000 ($163,350 USD). All units have been sold.

[Source: Motoring Middle East]