Daytime running lights in a V-shape that split opinion have been carried over from the pre-facelift model. The V motif is continued at the rear of the car, where similarly-shaped LEDs are incorporated into the tail-light clusters.
A Lexus spokesperson couldn’t confirm any details of the facelifted IS ahead of its European debut – and also couldn’t confirm when or where this would be – further than the model’s likely appearance in late 2016 or early 2017.
In addition to the exterior styling, tweaks have been made in the cabin. An enlarged infotainment screen – reportedly growing from 7.0in to 10.3in – being the most prominent. Very subtle new markings on the central analogue clock are also on the list of revisions.
Reports also suggest the driver assistance systems will be upgraded, but there will be no alterations to the drivetrain, engine or gearbox.