The Lexus IS is a real looker. The compact executive segment is awash with conservativeness, so its confident lines and creases cut a dash. In fact just last week, Car magazine said of the car: “There’s no better looking ‘junior exec’ on the market.”
But what if you want to go ‘next level’, and equip your IS with the kind of sideward glancing looks usually reserved for out-and-out sports cars? Well, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) – the in-house tuner for Lexus and Toyota cars globally – has developed a spectacular bodykit for the model, to add even greater visual klout. What’s more, a range of dynamic upgrades are also available, bestowing an even more focused driving experience upon IS, to match the racier looks.
The IS TRD kit consists of a front spoiler, deeply contoured sides skirts, upswept rear boot spoiler and an ever-so-slightly Tron-looking rear diffuser with quad exhaust tips and a sports muffler. You can upgrade to 15-spoke, 19-inch forged alloy wheels too and all of the parts are available individually.
Dynamic tweaks comprise of adaptive variable suspension (AVS) combined with a Diamond Like Coating (DLC) shock absorber. The system provides optimal stability and damping force to the vehicle, encouraging spirited driving. A member brace is offered that reinforces the front section of the car’s floor, while a performance damper improves steering stability and helps maintain IS’ famed ride comfort.
All of the TRD parts are available on IS 250, IS 300h, and in markets outside of the UK, IS 350. Prices start at 40,000 JPY – approximately £215* – for an unpainted rear spoiler, exclusive of delivery and fitment. You can purchase the parts from in the UK from an official TRD supplier. Your local Lexus centre can assist you in finding the supplier nearest to you, alternatively you can leave your name and local area with us below, and we locate a supplier for you.
*The unit price is exclusive of fitment, and import tax if you are ordering direct from TRD. UK prices may vary between suppliers.
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