Lexus IS 2021 Review: Sports Car Challenge

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Lexus IS 2021 Review

Lexus IS 2021 Review – Initially, Lexus targets in making only one car, which is the most respected and valuable car manufacturer in the world with the best products. The Target is realized in real-time in each product, e.g. Lexus LS is a luxury full sized sedan and success in the world, not to mention the Lexus LFA that had been a world of the crossing of the sports car. Now Lexus has just launched the fourth generation of the Lexus IS 2021 which is the Japanese sports sedan challenger European sedan.

A little history about the presence of Lexus IS in the world IS an acronym of Intelligent Sedan or can also be called Intelligent Sport. Originally the sport sedan was present from 1998, under the name of Toyota Altezza. Altezza is taken from the Italian language which means Higher (Highness). This car is increasingly famous around the world because it appeared in the game Gran Turismo 2, in the popular game Lexus IS comes with the name Toyota Altezza RS200 Alert 1998 with engine power 207 hp.

Lexus IS increasingly favored by consumers, because it carries the concept of compact executive car with a stunning sedan body design plus a well-supported performance. Moreover, Lexus IS also has special characteristic, which is a sedan with precision handling and transmission of linear machine power. The feature makes Lexus IS confidently challenging its competitors from Germany though. The second generation of Lexus IS was present in 2006 and was incorporated into Indonesia two years later by PT Toyota Astra Motor.

Entering the year 2020, Lexus finally introduced the latest generation IS. Lexus IS now comes with a myriad of updates, from a body design that has been completely changed to the legs and machines that are also enhanced. Lexus claimed the car had passed the test at the Toyota Technical Center Shimoyama located in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture. It was a 3.3 mile circuit nicknamed the ‘ mini ‘ Nürburgring Nordschleife, because it had similar characteristics to the German legendary circuit. Follow this review of the Lexus IS 2021 until complete.

Lexus IS 2021 Review

Completed Review Lexus IS 2021

The front exterior of the Lexus IS 2021 is not only present as provocative design, with typical Lexus grille spindle on the front. However, the body designer of the Lexus IS 2021 is cleverly able to make this car as if it were running fast when it was silent. This is because the design resembles an athletic silhouette on the front bumper and headlamp. Both designs are able to synergize well and create a dramatic look.

The muscular machine hood seemed to explain that the performance of a Japanese sports sedan was no mess. All parts of the photo above are accounted for the smallest, even the headlamp equipped with three LED beam (Light Emitting Diode) was designed using lightweight materials and low-level positioning to help the car obtain a low center of gravity and positive impact to the vehicle handling.

Go to this Lexus IS 2021 side exterior view. The Lexus IS 2021 in this photo is F-Sport type, it is no wonder it is equipped with a 19-inch diameter BBS forged alloy rim. The body itself is slim and sleek but still aggressive, with the pull of a line connecting from the front to the rear of the car. The pull of this line seemed to make the car had a ‘ shoulder ‘ and had a thick masculine character even though it was present in the form of a sedan.

The hallmark of the Lexus IS since the second generation also comes the Lexus IS 2021, which is a C-pillar design that is made to curve similarly to the pull of the line at the back door which creates a 3-dimensional effect when viewed frontal from the side direction. Technical engineering also carried out Lexus against IS, using a new base similar to TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture), only the Lexus does not explicitly mention that the framework developed by TNGA, the Lexus should be advised to keep the Toyota impression of each product.

On the aft of the Lexus IS 2021 this is also no less sensational than the front and side view, as Lexus IS now uses a stop lamp design that extends from each side. This elongated stop lamp design was first appeared in the Lexus UX which debuted in Indonesia in 2018 years ago. This makes the impression elegant and also sporty increasingly sticking out. Two rear exhaust as if implying the Lexus IS model 2021 sedan has the performance you deserve.

The most unique is when the backlight is lit. As a premium executive car, obviously the whole bulb has already adopted the LED with a touch of lamp which is able to turn sequentially from inner direction to outside. In this Lexus IS 2021, at each end it forms the letter ‘ L ‘ which makes itself a luxury Lexus-like sedan, this is a mild touch, but attention to detail such as this should be appreciated.

Enter the interior part of Lexus IS. The luxury and performance also comes from the interior part of the Lexus IS 2021. Especially, in the dashboard layout with two tone red and black color in F-Sport trim. Like Lexus, this interior work also detail with Takumi touch. Takumi is a Lexus expert who is tasked with giving a touch of detail that can feel to the five senses.

Sitting on the chair you will feel comfortable, as all the Lexus IS variants are equipped with NuLuxe® in the front and rear seats. This seems to bring the identity of a mid-size luxury sedan that not only carries the identity of high-class luxury, but also has a human touch on every aspect of the car work, especially in terms of luxury.

This Lexus IS modern and we are confident that the steering wheel IS steady to grip like the other Lexus with F-Sport trim. Not only the diameter and thickness is perfect, but the circumference of the steering wheel is also wrapped with high quality leather. The electrically adjustable steering wheel for tilt and telescopic is also equipped with various setting buttons, such as in the right spoke to set the MID and left for audio settings.

Just like a Lexus, there are many fancy touches and special tastes in this year 2021’s cabin IS model. Like the use of F-SPORT accelerator pedal, brake pedal and footrest which not only make this SPORT sedan aura more sporty and luxurious, but the interior is also make you comfortable and minimize your footwear lose grip when accelerating or maneuvering extreme.

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Thus, the Lexus IS 2021 is also equipped with a cool touch of Takumi hand on every interior detail. Kelir Rioja Red stitched perfectly with hand made a special motive that reflects as if this car has its own distinctive privileges from the workmanship. Then, the texture of the chair is also neatly crafted and carries human touch philosophy on every aspect of the car’s workmanship.

Lexus IS 2021 Review
Lexus IS 2021 Price list

Until this article published, Lexus has not officially announced the price of this Lexus IS 2021. However, according to the sport information this executive sedan will already be available in the American dealer at the end of 2020, while first delivery is expected to be done in the first quarter of year 2021. What about Indonesia? Lexus Indonesia has not yet provided a description when the team confirm. It looks like Lexus Air wants to focus more on SUV and its luxurious sedan like ES and LS.

Conclusion of Lexus IS 2021

Lexus IS 2021 IS present as an alternative sport sedan lover in the world. Unfortunately, Lexus IS Less successful in the homeland because its selling price is very closing (even more expensive) compared to its German rival. Moreover, the German brand is better than Lexus. But, if the Lexus Indonesia dare to put it to the homeland will make the competition luxury compact sedan increasingly exciting.

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