The premier sports sedan from Lexus has just been given some neat upgrades. Lexus Philippines quietly installed some new features on the IS 350 F Sport which include mechanical, exterior, and safety enhancements.
Starting with the exterior bits, the IS 350 F Sport has been fitted with a stylish new set of 19-inch forged alloy wheels. Both lightweight and rigid, Lexus claims the wheels are 10% lighter compared to the standard set installed on the previous F Sport.
Complementing the lighter wheels is a limited-slip differential which is now standard on the F Sport. Not only does it improve the fun of driving the rear-wheel drive sports sedan, but it also makes for improved traction and handling for enthusiasts.
Giving IS 350 F Sport drivers some peace of mind while on the road comes courtesy of additional intelligent driver aids. Now fitted as standard equipment on the IS 350 F Sport include a blind-spot monitor and rear-cross traffic alert with automatic braking (RCTAB). These new intelligent safety add-ons complement the pre-collision system, dynamic radar cruise control, automatic high beam, lane tracing assist, and lane departure alert features which are available in the Lexus Safety System +2.
As before, the IS 350 F Sport is powered by a 3.5-liter naturally-aspirated V6 that doles out 315 PS along with 380 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters for manual sequential shifting.
The enhanced Lexus IS 350 F Sport is now available at Lexus Manila in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig with a suggested retail price of PHP 4,178,000.