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2023 Lexus IS lineup expands with new trims and colors

The new IS 350 finish keeps the price contained

The IS 350 F Sport Design underbuild debuts for 2023. It’s a few dollars less than the standard F Sport and offers the same styling cues – bumpers, grille, spoiler and 19-inch wheels – minus a few features like a cold air intake, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and an auto-dimming rear view mirror. More importantly, it comes with the 311 horsepower V6 engine (a damn sight more powerful than the 260 horsepower V6 available on the IS 300) and a choice of rear or all-wheel drive. The F Sport Design starts at $43,660, which is $1,250 less than the F Sport model.

The standard F Sport will again offer an optional handling package with adaptive suspension, limited-slip differential (rear-drive models only) and driver-selectable performance modes. The 19-inch matte black BBS forged wheels featured on last year’s limited IS 500 launch edition can also be added to this set. But the biggest new thing is the IS 350 Special Appearance Pack, which combines Cement Gray Incognito paint with a black roof and bonnet, black 19-inch Enkei wheels and a black synthetic leather interior. Another advantage of this set is exclusivity – Lexus will only manufacture 480 cars with this unique paint scheme.

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