(CTN News) _ Lexus IS went on sale in 2014, receiving a significant redesign for 2021. It rolls into 2023 with minimal changes, but the luxury automaker offers a new Special Appearance Package.
Finished in Molten Pearl exterior paint with black NuLuxe interior, the IS 500 F Sport Premium is designed to upgrade the sedan’s look.
There are also 19-inch matte black BBS forged alloy wheels, unique color-matching trimmed floor mats, and matching key gloves. Only 150 of the special IS will be produced.
Also available on the IS 350 F Sport is the Special Appearance Pack. This model will be produced in 480 examples, and it will receive unique styling.
Finished in Incognito exterior paint with Obsidian black hood and roof accents, and black NuLuxe interior.
The minor visual upgrade is completed by 19-inch Enkei alloy wheels
Besides that, Lexus made a few changes to the IS lineup.
Both IS 500 F Sport Performance models will come with 19-inch Enkei alloy wheels, instead of the 19-inch matte black BBS forged alloy wheels that were exclusive to the 2022 IS 500 Launch Edition.
In 2023, Lexus will offer the F Sport Design trim in both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions.
It will also be available with a Handling Package, which adds adaptive variable suspension, a limited-slip differential, and Drive Mode Select. The Handling Pack includes 19-inch matte black BBS forged alloy wheels.
Although Lexus didn’t say when the entire IS lineup would go on sale, both Special Appearance Package models will be available this fall.
It’ll start at $40,585 (prices include $1,150 destination charge), which is a little less than the outgoing model. In 2022, the entry-level IS started at $41,805.
Starting at $62,770, the top-tier IS 500 F Sport Premium will be available in 2023.