When Lexus unveiled the updated IS, the compact sedan arrived with similar lines, but sharper elements. As a carryover model, the IS500 F Sport Performance model joins the lineup for 2022 and boasts a 472-hp 5.0-liter V-8 engine and more aggressive exterior styling elements. The bulging hood, rear diffuser, quad exhaust tips, and subtle trunk-lid spoiler are all unique to the IS500. At the front, two angular headlights straddle an enormous grille that runs from the bottom of the bumper up to the tip of the hood. The rear end has sharp taillights that wrap around to the side of the body and are connected by a thin horizontal light.
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With its chiseled features and premium interior, the 2022 Lexus IS looks the part of a compact sports sedan. Three engines are available: a turbo four-cylinder, a V-6, or a V-8, with the latter two delivering aggressive F Sport styling and chassis enhancements.
Engine, and Performance
The 2022 IS has three engine options: a 241-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the IS300, a 311-hp V-6 in the IS350, and now a 472-hp V-8 in the IS500 F Sport Performance model. We haven’t been fans of the four-cylinder in previous tests of the IS300, as its dull character isn’t well matched to the car’s athletic chassis. Ordering the V-6 allows the IS to shine and unlocks the F Sport package, which brings numerous performance upgrades such as a limited-slip rear differential, staggered 19-inch wheels, and an optional adaptive suspension.
2022 Lexus IS 500 Interior
When the Lexus IS was redesigned for the 2021 Lexus IS model year, Lexus made few changes to the interior, but a discerning eye will notice relocated cupholders, round air vents near the door panels, and an infotainment system that’s been moved closer to the edge of the dashboard. The 2022 Lexus IS Power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and push-button start are all standard features, while a power sunroof and leather upholstery are options.
- New IS500 packs a V-8
- Makes a style statement
- Nice balance between comfort and sportiness
- Tight second-row legroom
- The somewhat clumsy infotainment interface
- Not actually a new car
2022 Lexus IS 500 Price
The 2022 Lexus IS luxury sedan will competing against the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, and Genesis G70 with blow starting price in Nigeria naira
|2022 Lexus IS500 F Sport Performance||₦28.2 million|
|2022 Lexus IS300||₦19.2 million|
|2022 Lexus IS350 F Sport||₦21.1 million|
2022 Lexus IS 500 Specifications
The Lexus IS Specifications will be updated once its available
2022 Lexus IS 500 Release Date
The maker of the 2022 Lexus IS has not disclose the any official release date yet. Based on past years, we expect a fall 2021 arrival.