PURE DRIVING PLEASURE AWAITS YOU, WITH THE 2023 LEXUS IS SERIES LUXURY SPORT SEDANSBlog Oct 11th, 2022
- Provocative design meets power and agility
- New 2023 IS 350 AWD Special Appearance Package with exclusive two-tone exterior
- Choice of 4 models: IS 300 RWD, IS 300 AWD, IS 350 AWD, and IS 500 RWD, and 10 grades enhanced with additional content for 2023
- Now on sale with starting MSRP $44,900
TORONTO, ONTARIO – OCTOBER 11th, 2022 – Experience the thrill of a well-engineered luxury sport sedan. The Lexus IS series combines sophisticated styling, inspiring performance, and advanced yet intuitive technologies. For 2023, Lexus offers Canadian Guests ten grades covering four engine/transmission/powertrain combinations, including a new limited production Sport Appearance Package and upgraded content on several models.
“The IS delivers a feast for the senses with every push of the accelerator, which has made it a favourite with our Canadian Guests,” noted Martin Gilbert, Director of Lexus Canada. “This year, we’re delighted to offer Guests a broad selection of models and trim levels, including those with the elevated confidence of the Lexus Dynamic Torque All Wheel Drive system, providing even more compelling reasons to discover the joy of owning and driving a pure luxury sport sedan.”
The IS series embodies the Lexus Driving Signature – an approach to design and engineering that forges a close bond between driver and machine. Its performance was proven on the Shimoyama racetrack, which Lexus designed and built expressly for the purpose. This track helped engineers perfect numerous performance attributes of the IS – from its rigid chassis to a revised suspension layout. This is reflected in a lineup that features numerous F SPORT models, which catapult performance and pure driving engagement to a whole new level.
The IS is offered in four different models, letting Guests choose from the thrill of pure rear-wheel-drive to the elevated confidence of the Lexus Dynamic Torque All Wheel Drive system:
- IS 300 RWD models feature a 241 horsepower turbocharged 2.0L four cylinder engine mated to an eight speed automatic transmission for optimum gear selection.
- IS 300 AWD models feature a 260 horsepower 3.5L V6 and a six-speed automatic transmission, plus Lexus Dynamic Torque All Wheel Drive.
- IS 350 AWD models feature a 311 horsepower 3.5L V6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, plus Lexus Dynamic Torque All Wheel Drive.
- IS 500 RWD features a 5.0L V8 that generates 472 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque, paired with a direct shift 8-speed automatic to deliver blistering acceleration and thrilling performance.
The Lexus IS series expresses its performance credentials with thrilling styling. Curbside, every body form and feature speaks to this sport sedan’s athletic abilities and aggressive intent – from its low and wide stance with a bold front fascia, to its muscular silhouette. Inside, the IS blends performance and luxury in perfect harmony, with a cabin designed to inspire great driving experiences. Designers crafted front seats that hold the driver and navigator securely in place during spirit driving, while also providing remarkable comfort for cruising. Sporty touches define the vehicle’s design inside and out, while intelligent amenities are found throughout.
Every IS features a powerful yet intuitive bundle of connectivity applications plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Models equipped with Lexus Display Audio with Remote include an 8” touchscreen display plus Service Connect, Safety Connect, and Remote Connect. Those models with Lexus Navigation with Remote feature these services plus Navigation and Destination Assist, with a 10.3” touchscreen display.
As a Lexus, every 2023 IS luxury sport sedan also features exceptional safety, starting with Lexus Safety System+ 2.5. This bundle of advanced safety technologies and capabilities designed to enhance protection and support driver awareness and decision-making. Other safety features include a backup camera, 10 airbags, a tire pressure monitoring system, and the Blind Spot Monitor system with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Lexus offers its Canadian Guests the IS series in several model and trim combinations. The choices start with six IS 300 models, as follows:
The 2023 Lexus IS 300 RWD F SPORT 1 (starting MSRP: $44,900) introduces Canadian Guests to the joys of owning and driving a beautifully designed and engineered luxury sport sedan. This model features heated, ventilated, and power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, the Smart Key System with Push Button Start, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, and rain sensing wipers. This model is then finished with a range of F SPORT design enhancements, 19” F SPORT wheels, and a gauge cluster inspired by the Lexus LFA Supercar.
The 2023 Lexus IS 300 AWD Premium (starting MSRP: $45,500) enhances driving confidence in any weather with the Lexus Dynamic Torque All Wheel Drive system. Other features include ventilated front seats, a power moon roof, and a heated steering wheel.
The 2023 Lexus IS 300 AWD Luxury (starting MSRP: $49,400) upgrades the Premium trim level, adding 19” alloy wheels, Lexus Navigation with Remote and a 10.3” display, clearance and backup sensors, intuitive parking assist with auto braking and rear cross traffic braking, and a driver’s seat memory system linked to the power tilting/telescoping steering column and heated, auto-dimming memory mirrors.
The 2023 Lexus IS 300 AWD Ultra Luxury (starting MSRP: $54,050) enhances the Luxury trim level. New this year, this package includes triple beam LED headlamps. Other upgrades include a 17-speaker Mark Levinson sound system and the Panoramic View Monitor.
The 2023 Lexus IS 300 AWD F SPORT 1 (starting MSRP: $49,250) builds on the Premium trim level. New this year, this model now features a power moon roof and a heated steering wheel. Other upgrades include heated and ventilated front seats, 19” F SPORT wheels, F SPORT design elements, and a gauge cluster inspired by the Lexus LFA Supercar.
The 2023 Lexus IS 300 AWD F SPORT 2 (starting MSRP: $52,450) enhances the F SPORT 1 trim level. New this year, this model adds clearance and backup sensors and intuitive parking assist with auto braking and rear cross traffic braking. Other upgrades include Lexus Navigation with Remote and a 10.3” display and a driver’s seat memory system linked to the heated, auto-dimming memory mirrors.
Boasting greater power, the IS 350 is available in three trim levels. All feature the Lexus Dynamic Torque All Wheel Drive system for additional all-weather driving confidence:
The 2023 Lexus IS 350 AWD F SPORT 2 (starting MSRP: $54,550) features Lexus Navigation with a 10.3” display screen, a power moon roof, a driver’s seat memory system, heated and auto-dimming memory mirrors, a heated steering wheel, dual zone automatic climate control, the Smart Key System with Push Button Start, and eight-way power adjustable front seats. This model is then finished with more aggressive styling, including an F SPORT design enhancement package, 19” F SPORT wheels, and a gauge cluster inspired by the Lexus LFA Supercar.
The 2023 Lexus IS 350 AWD F SPORT 3 (starting MSRP: $60,050) builds on this, adding a Dynamic Handling Package featuring 19” forged BBS wheels, the Lexus Adaptive Variable Suspension system, and a SPORT+ Drive Mode Select system that lets the driver tune the vehicle’s handling and performance to suit their mood. Other upgrades include triple LED headlights, a 17-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, clearance and back up sensors, intuitive parking assist with auto braking and rear cross traffic braking, and the Panoramic View Monitor system.
The 2023 Lexus IS 350 AWD F SPORT Special Appearance Package (starting MSRP: $60,400) further enhances the F SPORT 3 model. This limited production model is new for 2023, and features an exclusive two-tone Incognito/Obsidian exterior, 19” Enkei Gloss Black H/P wheels, and black window frames.
The purest expression of the luxury sport sedan’s art, the 2023 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance (starting MSRP: $74,350) launches the IS series into a class by itself. The IS 500’s direct injection 5.0L V8 generates 472 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque, and is paired with a direct shift 8-speed automatic to deliver blistering acceleration and thrilling performance. Its rear wheel drive configuration is enhanced with a Torsen limited slip differential and the Dynamic Handling Package. New this year, this model is upgraded with 19” Enkei H/P wheels in a unique Gloss Black finish and a power moon roof. Other features include a 17-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, an exclusive IS 500 tachometer cluster, heated steering wheel, a driver’s seat memory system, heated and auto-dimming exterior memory mirrors, triple beam LED headlights, the Panoramic View Monitor, clearance and backup sensors, and intuitive parking assist with auto braking and rear cross traffic braking.
The 2023 Lexus IS series is now on sale at Lexus Dealers across Canada. For complete and up to date details and specifications, visit www.lexus.ca/is
About Lexus Canada
Lexus Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 40 dealers across Canada. Guests have access to a wide range of luxury and performance vehicles with a total of 12 Lexus nameplates available in Canada, including the largest luxury hybrid lineup of 6 hybrid models. Inspired by bold design, intuitive technology, and peak performance, Lexus is committed to delivering the highest quality products and services and creating amazing experiences for their Guests. The Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h are built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) award-winning Cambridge South plant. For more information about Lexus and Lexus products, please visit: www.lexus.ca.