2009 Lexus IS Information & Photos

2009 Lexus IS 350

Official 2009 Lexus IS photos have surfaced today, along with a promise that the mid-cycle facelift will debut at the Paris Auto Show. Before getting to the photos, though, let’s do a full breakdown of the various nips & tucks:

Exterior

  • Revised front bumper with reworked lower air intake and fog lights
  • Expanded front grille
  • Integrated turn signals in the side mirrors
  • Revised taillight design with L-shaped reverse lights
  • New 17″ & 18″ wheel designs
  • New colors: Amber Pearl & Truffle Mica

Interior

  • New instrument panel center cluster design
  • Illuminated temperature gauge & side mirror controls
  • New color and wood trim combos: Ecru (with golden brown trim) & Light Grey (with Dark Grey bird’s eye maple)
  • Contrasting stitching on the door panels, console lid & seats
  • Carpets & Seat backs set to match color of upper instrument panel
  • DC outlet and AUX input positions switched (!!!)

Mechanical

  • Paddle Shifting function in D mode
  • New VDIM cutoff switch for the IS 250
  • Optional 18″ wheels on RWD models
  • Revised suspension tuning and steering

Here’s the first batch of photos, I’ll be adding more as time goes on: