Lexus has announced a reshuffling of its performance lineup options, branching out F SPORT out into F SPORT Design, F SPORT Handling, and F SPORT Performance. Here’s how Lexus describes each tier:
- F SPORT Design: For those that appreciate bold and unmistakable style, these vehicles may feature sport-inspired exterior design, including unique front and rear bumpers, grille and wheels.
- F SPORT Handling will build on Design with sport-tuned suspension components honed at the track, including Adaptive Variable Suspension. Guest can expect confidence-inspiring cornering and responsiveness from the all-new 2022 NX and LX.
- F SPORT Performance: In addition to the updated suspension components, these models may receive a higher performance powertrain, as seen in the 2022 IS 500.
- F: As the highest expression of Lexus performance, F models will be further upgraded with innovative components developed for the racetrack, including upgraded brakes, advanced aerodynamics and lightweight materials.
F SPORT Performance has already seen its first model release with the introduction of the IS 500 F SPORT Performance, and it looks like the NX will debut both F SPORT Design & F SPORT Handling. All different tiers will receive a different F SPORT badge, as evidenced by this graphic Lexus shared from SEMA: