The IS sports sedan is a crucial model for Lexus as it tends to be the brand’s third best-seller.

Last year Lexus sold 46,430 examples in the United States, compared to 64,969 examples of the ES and 100,610 examples of the RX.

Given its importance, it’s no surprise Lexus has continued to update the IS over the years. The latest in the line of updates will be revealed at next week’s 2016 Beijing Auto Show.

2016 Lexus IS (IS 200t)

2016 Lexus IS (IS 200t)

Lexus has released a single teaser shot of the car, which we’re expecting to go on sale this fall as a 2017 model. Comparing the teaser with a shot of the 2016 IS, we can see that the headlights have been tweaked and the front bumper too.

We’re not expecting any major mechanical mods as the IS just saw its engine lineup revised for the 2016 model year. However, we could see some new tech features like an updated infotainment system and extra electronic driver aids.

Further details will be released as we approach the April 25 opening day of the Beijing Auto Show. To learn about some of the other vehicles set to appear, head to our dedicated hub.


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