2014 Lexus IS models will be showing up at your Lexus dealer in the weeks and days ahead with prices that are less than the outgoing models. The IS 250 model will start at $35,980 (+ taxes, license, fees, options, and an $895 destination fee) which is a reduction of just over two percent. Almost $1,400 worth of previously optional equipment is now standard as part of the lower pricing strategy. Base pricing tops out at $41,700+ for the IS 350 F-Sport (pic above). AWD is available on F-Sport models for the first time (AWD option pricing varies by model - about $1,500). For more pricing information, check out the press release after the jump that includes a package pricing spec chart (by model) and individual options prices. Click on the link above for the Lexus IS intro posting.
Source: Lexus - Press release after the jump.
Source: Toyota - Press release after the jump.
Source: Citroën - Press releases and video after the jump.
Source: Rolls-Royce - Press releases (2) and video after the jump.
Source: Ford - Press release and video after the jump.
CrossBlue Plug-In Diesel Hybrid Concept that was shown in near-production-ready form in Detroit. The CB Coupé features a V6 that puts out over 290 hp that is mated to a hybrid drive that powers electric motors front and rear to provide front-, rear-, or all-wheel drive with more than 400 total system horses. You can hit 60 in about 5.7 seconds and drive more than 20 miles in electric only mode while achieving excellent fuel efficiency (79 mpg in the Euro cycle). The styling is crisp and clean and more aggressive than the CB Crossover shown before and would make an excellent competitor for the Evoque and other sporty crossover/SUVs. (Note the 3D effect front and rear.) This concept looks about ready to go just like the last CrossBlue, so when VW? With all of the tech on board the CrossBlue Coupé (check out the extensive press release for all the available info), it wouldn't be cheap but maybe the hybrid could be a top model with a more affordable model with just the V6 on board for the masses. Oh and build it in the US Passat plant to keep prices in check due to currency fluctuations, like BMW does with its SAVs.
Source: Volkswagen - Press release after the jump.
Source: Buick - Press release and pics (2) after the jump.
Source: Nissan - Press release and video after the jump.
Source: Honda - Brief press release and video after the jump.
Source: Acura - Brief press release and video after the jump.