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New Lexus 'IS' to Make World Premiere at Detroit Auto Show 2013

Toyota City, Japan, Jan 10, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Lexus announces that the new Lexus "IS" sports sedan is to make its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show scheduled to be held in Detroit, United States from January 14 through January 27*. Vehicle specifications and other details will be announced on January 15.

The "F Sport" performance grade - the entry level of the Lexus "F" series sports vehicle lineup - features exclusive interior and exterior designs to present an outstanding sporty image and will be available for the "IS 250", "IS 350" models, as well as the newly-introduced "IS 300h" hybrid model.

The F Sport exterior employs Lexus' signature spindle grille and headlamps accented with independent L-shaped clearance lamps, creating a dynamic front view. Specially designed 18-inch aluminum wheels give the F Sport grade a powerful and refined look befitting a sports sedan.

The IS F Sport seeks to evoke images of the superior driving performance expected from the F series and is fitted with exclusive sports seats with firm hold and impressive styling - made through a production method never before used in any Lexus vehicle - and a movable instrument cluster inherited from the Lexus "LFA" supercar.

*Press Preview: 14-15; Industry Preview: 16-17; Charity Preview: 18; Public Show: 19-27

About Toyota

Supported by people around the world, Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203; NYSE: TM), has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by creating better products. As of the end of March 2012, Toyota conducts its business worldwide with 50 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and regions. Toyota's vehicles are sold in more than 160 countries and regions. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com.

Source: Toyota

Toyota Motor Corporation
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