Lexus also detailed some previously unmentioned changes made to the driving dynamics:
- The lower arm assembly in the front suspension is now forged in aluminium, bringing a 49% increase in rigidity over the previous model’s steel arm. The front suspension system further benefits from a new upper support bush, a change to the coil spring rate, new shock absorber components and a revised damper setting.
- The rear multi-link suspension features a new upper arm bushing and a new stabilizer bar, new shock absorber components and a revised damper setting.
- The ECU settings of the Electric Power Steering system (EPS) have also been revised.
For all the details on the European edition of the newly revised 2017 Lexus IS, be sure to check out the full press release.