2014 Lexus IS by TRD

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When it comes to updating Toyota or Lexus models, the best work comes from in-house tuner: Toyota Racing Developments (TRD). In the past, TRD has rolled out some awesome work and the upgrades offered for the new-generation Lexus IS are no exception.

As usual, TRD is offering nothing big, but just enough aerodynamic and chassis improvements to set itself apart from standard models. For ¥437,700 (about $4,300) customers get new side skirts, front spoiler, rear bumper with integrated diffuser, trunk-mounted spoiler and twin tailpipes for the sport exhaust system.

TRD also offers an updated suspension system with performance dampers and braces for an additional ¥288,750 ($2,900). For another ¥527,625 ($5,200), you can also get a set of 19-inch forged-aluminum wheels.

Up to this point, these updates are only available in Japan, but they might make their way to the U.S.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lexus IS.

Lexus IS

Lexus IS

The third-generation IS sedan made its world debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show and will be put on sale later this summer. The new IS features the same design language we have already seen on the GS and LS, including an inverted trapezoidal upper grille and slanted lower grille.

The 2014 Lexus IS is offered in two trim versions: IS 250 and IS 350. The base version is powered by a 2.5-liter V-6 gas engine and the IS 350 version gets a 3.5-liter V-6 gas engine.

Prices on the U.S. market start from $35,950.


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