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The Lexus IS Arrives in Beijing With a Subtle Facelift

Expected to go on sale later this year as the 2017 model
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Image via: Lexus

Image via: Lexus

Lexus took to this week's Beijing Auto Show to unveil an updated version of its IS model, the third most popular car in the Japanese automaker's lineup after the RX and EX. The most significant exterior update appears on the front section, featuring a more aggressive grille and new headlights -- housing L-shaped daytime running lights -- with larger air intakes positioned underneath. Inside the cabin, the infotainment screen has grown from 7 inches to 10.3 inches diagonally, accompanying a redesigned gauge cluster. No changes underneath the hood, which means the IS200t has the same 241-horsepower four-cylinder engine with a twin-scroll turbo charger. It's IS300 counterpart has a 255-horsepower V6, and the top-rung IS350 packs a 306-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine. 

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