New 2017 Lexus IS Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Lexus IS an appealing choice for a small luxury sedan courtesy of its nice blend of style, power and comfort. Some of the highlights that make it one of the most sought-after sedans in its niche include an attractive interior, precise steering, plentiful of standard features, adult-friendly backseat and comfortable seats, a smooth V6 engine, and top-quality interior materials. The Lexus IS 2017 release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.

2017 Lexus IS front view, white color, grille and headlights

This year, the new Lexus IS 2017 continues with its impressive streak in its class partly due to what lurks beneath its hood. For starters, Lexus offered the IS as the entry-level sedan that was generally a let-down thanks to its dated V6 engine with a displacement of 2.5L. but this is now water under the bridge as the new 2017 Lexus IS 200t comes as a replacement and offers a 241 hp – generating turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine beneath its hood. What’s more, it offers impressive fuel economy that the EPA puts at 33 mpg in combined city/highway rating.

2017 Lexus IS rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The 2017 Lexus IS 300 is an affordable all-wheel drive option that offers a 3.5L V6 engine good for 255 horsepower. Those baying for more power can opt for the high-performance version – 2017 Lexus IS 350 – which offers 306 horsepower and a choice of either 2WD or AWD.2017 Lexus IS exterior, alloy wheels

Besides the wide array of engines available in its lineup, the 2017 Lexus IS interior is also something worth writing home about both in terms of quality and design. Again, its backseat is adult-friendly. Other praises for the Lexus IS 2017 go to its performance and comfort. The ride quality is smooth whilst on the road.

2017 Lexus IS rear view, tailpipe and taillights

More than ever, the 2017 Lexus IS deserves to be on your list of consideration. There’re also some alternatives you can consider as well. Here, the BMW 3 Series is perhaps the best in terms of its array of engines, bespoke interior appointments, and driving dynamics. Other models include the 2017 Acura TLX, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017.

2017 Lexus IS Review of Trims

Three trims are available for the five-passenger 2017 Lexus IS: 200t, 300, and 350.

2017 Lexus IS exterior, red color, headlights

Exterior Lexus IS colors: Redline Eminent White Pearl, Nebula Gray Pearl, Atomic Silver, Silver Lining Metallic, Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0, Obsidian, and Ultra White. Slight changes can be expected on its release date.

2017 Lexus IS Interior & Exterior Changes

Some of the standard accessories available across the entire trim lineup include a manual telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, xenon headlights, seventeen-inch wheels, eight-way power front seats, keyless entry and ignition, LED taillights/foglights/running lights, automatic dual-zone climate control, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, Bluetooth connectivity, a CD player, an eight-inch color display, Siri Eyes Free, dual USB ports, a sunroof, heated exterior mirrors, voice command functionality, premium vinyl upholstery, driver power lumbar, and folding rear seatbacks.

2017 Lexus IS 200t F Sport steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

Options available include LED headlights, a rearview camera, ventilated and heated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, automatic wipers, a fifteen-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, smartphone-based Enform App Suite, and a navigation system.

2017 Lexus IS leather seats and steering wheel

The Luxury package bundles features such as a heated steering wheel, contrast stitching wood trim, front and rear parking sensors, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, and driver memory settings.

2017 Lexus IS side view, white color, alloy wheels

The 2017 Lexus IS F Sport package comes a sport tuned suspension system, perforated leather trim, LED headlights, a revised front bumper, upgraded brake pads, a sport-oriented special gauge cluster, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, variable ratio steering, front sport seats, and staggered width eighteen-inch wheels, and full-mesh treatment for the grille.

2017 Lexus IS Engine Specs

Three engines are offered beneath the hood of the 2017 Lexus IS. The standard engine is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with an output rated at 258 pounds-feet of torque and 241 horsepower. It comes beneath the hood of the Lexus IS 200t 2017.

2017 Lexus IS engine

The 2017 Lexus IS 300 derives its motivation from a 255 horsepower and 236 pounds-ft. of torque – generating 3.5L V6 engine. lastly, but certainly not least, is the high-performance version – 2017 Lexus IS 350 that gets a 3.5L V6 engine rated at 306 horsepower.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.2 in. (110.2 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 3.7 in. (183.7 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.3 in. (71.3 in.)
Passenger volume: 90 ft³
Cargo volume: 11 ft³
Curb weight: 3461 lbs.
Top Speed: 143 mph
0-60: 6.8 sec
MPG: 22/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Atomic Silver, Deep Sea Mica, Matador Red Mica, Nebula Gray Pearl, Obsidian, Silver Lining Metallic, Starfire Pearl, Ultra White…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Lexus IS Release Date & Price

2017 Lexus IS release date

Rumors allege the vehicle will most likely go for sale sometime in early 2017. The 2017 Lexus IS 200t price starts from an MSRP of $37,325.

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2017 Lexus IS front angle, headlights and grille

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2017 Lexus IS interior, gear shift knob and steering wheel

2017 Lexus IS interior, back seats

2017 Lexus RX Release Date & Info

2017 Lexus RX Release Date, Review and Specs – The 2017 Lexus RX is near completion. The car is going to go through a complete makeover with the newest redesign that comes in the upcoming period. The car is supposed to become more competitive and very will manage to withstand the competition that it is supposed to face in the luxury segment this year. The car is in final stage of competition and the release date is pretty soon.

2017 Lexus RX side angle, alloy wheels

Why was the Lexus RX redesigned in the first place? Well for one thing it needed to hold its bar and compete against the vehicles that have started to offer much more in today’s auto industry. The vehicles in this field have started to get an upper hand and as Lexus is a reliable source of fine luxury cars they will not stand for this and have decided to primp up their car and produce a better setup for the upcoming year.

2017 Lexus RX front angle, grille and headlights

The first thing that thee designers are concentrating on is the design of the vehicle. The car is supposed to be as fashionable and as elegant as possible. Being eye-catchy is important for these type of cars, so this is one step in redesign the car. Other thing is making a better performance for the car. It will feature much more power and better specs from the previous car and it will show when you are on the road. Some leaked pictures have already started to appear on the net and you can check out all the latest info in this review. Also the 350 and the 450h are going to make a comeback with the 350 F Sport as a possible entry.

2017 Lexus RX rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Lexus RX exterior

Making the exterior of the 2017 Lexus RX much better is something that will attract many fans to the brand. What the designers are planning to implement here is to enhance the outer part of the car by making an evolutionary and not a revolutionary change. Choosing the way of evolution is like letting things to occur naturally and it is highly important to make it like that. This of course also means making the car lighter as they are planning to make the performance better. A contemporary way of doing things is going to be utilized here as in many modern cars meaning that the car is going to add some light weigh materials, like aluminum and carbon fiber, to its outer haul. One of their aims is to make the interior comfort better so they are planning to change the dimensions of the car. The dimensions are still not available but an increase in the wheelbase and overall length is something that is expected to happen.

2017 Lexus RX exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

As the car is going to embrace a futuristic-like design, we expect to see some changes with the particular parts of the car. Perhaps the grille and the headlights are going to take some part in that and are going to go through a redesign that will make things much more contemporary looking. LED daytime running lights are a must here as well and they are going to come fitted just beneath the headlights. There is going to be an entirely new top cover placed on the car which will enable better air flow for the car and generally make the car much easier to cruise with. Speaking of cruising, the handsome details that are going to help you stand out in the market are going to also be the new bumpers which are going to account for a very futuristic appearance and a modern look for the car.

2017 Lexus RX exterior, white color

Interior

The 2017 Lexus RX is certainly going to experience a lot of changes on the inside. Being that we are entering into a much more modern era and with the already futuristic look on the outside, it is only fitting that the car also gets a similar kind of update on the inside. With the dimension changes a lot more room is expected to be available thus more comfort for the passengers on the inside. There are even some indications that say that a third row of seats is going to be available, but that rumor is still not confirmed yet, but it is possible given the fact that more room is being planned. But nevertheless, expect to feel much more comfortable and be much more at ease inside the new RX car coming out of Lexus.

2017 Lexus RX steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

Some features that are getting updated also include the wheel. Something that will make the handling a lot better and updated the steering capabilities of the car is the new steering wheel that comes to the design of the newly appointed vehicle. It will also come with an entirely digitized system, with a LCD display on the central part of the dashboard and with the newly offered audio system. The improved system is going to make the car much more useful and be a lot easier to use. We come back to the comfort and the new high quality materials that will be added. Both the rear and the front seats get some soft and comfy materials with adjustable front seats for better ride quality.

2017 Lexus RX leather seats and gear shift knob

Engine

Being that the 2017 Lexus RX is announced with much better performance features, there are several speculations on which engine gets to be used. There are several powerful options which are going to come as possible for the new car. The 3.5 liter V8 engine making around 200 hp is one option, but there are rumors about a 300 hp 3.5 liter V6 petrol engine, which also adds 248 lb-ft of torque.  Transmission variants all point to an 8 speed automatic transmission system which can be very useful for the Lexus RX.

2017 Lexus RX engine

Price and release date

The new 2017 Lexus RX still does not have an official release date, but as we were able to find out the release date will come in 2016. Thus we assume that the later part of the year is going to be a more appropriate release than any other time here. The estimated cost of the car gives us a price label of $42,000. This model can certainly be regarded as cheap compared to the price that the competitions like the 2017 BMW X3 or the latest Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class are pulling.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 109.8 in
Length: 192.5 in
Width: 74.6 in
Passenger volume: 106 cu ft
Cargo volume: 18 cu ft
Curb weight: 4,387 lbs.
Top Speed: 124 mph
0-60: 6.9-7.2 sec
MPG: 19 / 26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Autumn Shimmer, Caviar, Eminent White Pearl, Matador Red Mica, Nebula Gray Pearl, Nightfall Mica, Obsidian…
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.

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2017 Lexus RX exterior, front view, headlights and grille

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2017 Lexus RX 350 sport interior

New 2017 Lexus GS F Release Date and Review

In comparison to the regular GS 350 Coupe, the new 2017 Lexus GS F is an amped up performance version. It offers a high-quality interior, a reasonable base price, laudable luxury amenities, and a decent power output. The Lexus GS F 2017 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Lexus GS F exterior, side view, red color, alloy wheels

With the GS F on its lineup roster, Lexus steps into the ring with some of the most feted sedans available on the market today. It joins the “F” lineup as the fourth member and borrows from its siblings a ratchet of capability and firepower. Judging by the interior design and appointments, and power, the Lexus GS F 2017 lines itself up against other top-dogs such as the Audi RS, Cadillac V Series, and Mercedes-Benz AMG.

2017 Lexus GS F rear view, white color, tailpipe

Sharing the same platform with the GS 350, the new model boasts of a slew of features such as carbon-fiber accents, more aggressive bodywork, quad tailpipe tips, and nineteen-inch wheels. Under the hood, the newest kid on the block comes with a 467 hp – churning naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 engine. Furthermore, it comes with a raft of upgrades to the suspension and brakes, and the torque-vectoring rear differential system.

2017 Lexus GS F spy shots

True, the 2017 Lexus GS F is an all-rounded, high-performance vehicle, however, it has a hard time coping with the rest of the excellent rivals it competes with as it lacks any standout features. Some of the alternatives to consider include the Mercedes-Benz AMG E63, BMW M5, and the 2017 Cadillac CTS-V.

2017 Lexus GS F side angle, blue color, alloy wheels

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG E634Matic S-model price starts from $101,700. Some of the highlights defining this model include a superb ride quality, numerous advanced safety features, a wide variety of body styles, strong gasoline-powered engines, and a smooth and efficient diesel engine.

2017 Lexus GS F exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The 2017 BMW M5 Sedan price starts from $94,100. Highlights compare similarly to the 2017 Lexus GS F. in terms of power, the BMW M5 2017 comes with a boffo 4.4L V8 gasoline engine rated at 560 hp @6,000rpm and 500 pounds-ft. of torque @1,500rpm. Transmission pairing is done by the seven-speed automated manual transmission, which is tasked with the responsibility of routing all the power generated to the rear wheels.

2017 Lexus GS F Review of Interior & Exterior

2017 Lexus GS F steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

Some of the standard equipment offered for the 2017 Lexus GS F include leather upholstery, LED headlights, nineteen-inch wheels, driver-selectable drive modes, ventilated and heated seats, power rear sunshade, driver memory settings, heated auto-dimming side mirrors, and a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.

2017 Lexus GS F front angle, headlights and grille

The 2017 Lexus GS F interior comes laden with features such as a CD player, a 12.3” screen, a rearview camera, Siri integration, a 12-speaker surround-sound audio system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, satellite and HD radio, and Lexus Remote Touch interface.

2017 Lexus GS F interior, leather seads and gear shift knob

Options available include a premium paint, a sunroof, and a seventeen-speaker premium Mark Levinson sound system.

Exterior Lexus GS F colors: Liquid Platinum, Molten Pearl, Atomic Silver, Ultra White, Matador Red Mica, Nebula Grey Pearl, Ultrasonic Blue Mica, and Caviar. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.

2017 Lexus GS F rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Lexus GS F Engine Specs

Motivation for the 2017 Lexus GS F is offered by a 5.0L V8 engine rated at 467 horsepower and 389 lbs. ft. of torque. It is exclusively offered with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. According to the automaker, the power generated should be enough to take the vehicle from 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds.

2017 Lexus GS F engine

Clever variable valve timing, high compression ratio, and an automatic stop-start function all work synergistically to conserve fuel. Indeed, the EPA says the Lexus GS F 2017 should be able to check in at 16/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Some of the safety features available on the vehicle include full-length side curtain airbags, traction and stability control, emergency assist button, automatic collision notification, front and rear side airbags, front knee airbags, antilock brakes, stolen vehicle notification, a forward collision warning, lane-departure intervention, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, and lane-departure warning.

Specifications

2017 Lexus GS F auto show, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.2 in. (112.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.5 in. (193.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.6 in. (72.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 91 ft³
Cargo volume: 14.0 ft³
Curb weight: 4034 lbs.
Top Speed: 168 mph
0-60: 4.5 sec
MPG: 16/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Atomic Silver, Caviar, Liquid Platinum, Matador Red Mica, Molten Pearl, Nebula Gray Pearl, Ultra White, Ultrasonic Blue Mica…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Lexus GS F Release Date & Cost

2017 Lexus GS F release date

Industry pundits have been debating about its availability for some time now. No one exactly knows when the new model will be released, but a cohort of well-informed people in the know say the vehicle can be expected sometime in the first half of 2017 with a starting price point of around $84,440.

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2016 Lexus GS F front view, white color, headlights and grille

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2016 Lexus GS F side view, silver color, alloy wheels

2017 Lexus GS F exterior, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Lexus GS F exterior, blue color, front view,grille and badges

2017 Lexus GS F rear view, blue color, alloy wheels, taillights and badges

2017 Lexus GS F side angle, white color, headlights, badges and alloy wheels

2017 Lexus GS F front view, silver color, headlights and grille

2017 Lexus GS F tunk, cargo space

2017 Lexus GS F interior, leather back seats

2017 Lexus GS F interior, gear shift knob