2014 lexus ‘IS 350 F SPORT’ at NAIAS
lexus has unveiled their all-new 2014 IS 350 F SPORT at the 2013 NAIAS, with rear and all-weather drive versions
powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine. it features an eight-speed, sport direct shift automatic transmission for quicker
shifts with full torque converter lockup and throttle blips in manual mode.
for the first time, the model adopts ‘G force artificial intelligence control’ in sport mode, where the system
automatically selects the optimal gear and downshift pattern in response to G force, and maintains the s
elected gear through a corner. in addition, laser screw welding and adhesive body bonding techniques have
been incorporated, along with additional spot welding to increase the overall body rigidity and ride stability.
front 3/4 drivers side view
equipped with a revised double wishbone front suspension system, the newly redesigned body implements a
20% increase in sway stiffness. the rear adopts a new multi-link suspension system, resulting in high grip
performance and response to steering inputs.‘I adopted an entirely different approach to the development
of the all-new IS,’ says junichi furuyama, chief engineer. ‘specifically, it was to make an entertaining
driving experience a major premise behind all aspects of performance.’
driver side view
dashboard interface re-design