Luxury vehicle sales are all about bringing the customer the latest and greatest, and as a result Lexus has updated nearly all of its 2015 model lineup. This year, the company also welcomes the all-new Lexus RC coupe and NX crossover. Multimedia software is upgraded for IS, ES, GS, RC, LS, and NX vehicles. Siri hands-free integration is now offered on all models except the aging IS C, which will in all likelihood be discontinued in the near future.
2015 Lexus IS
Changes to the 2015 Lexus IS are minor following a comprehensive redesign in 2014, but one big upgrade is the availability of Siri hands-free integration. Mechanically the car is unchanged, and the all-weather trim package is no longer offered. Check out the full details on trim and equipment upgrades here.
The drop-top IS C, yet to receive the sedan’s total makeover, carries on almost identical compared to the 2014 model. It does, however, gain a floor-mounted organ-type accelerator pedal, rather than the suspended-type pedal.
2015 Lexus ES and 2015 Lexus ES Hybrid
Although the popular ES 350 and ES 300h soldier on unchanged mechanically, the nameplate does receive a new Atomic Silver paint option to replace the canceled Cerulean Blue metallic. Inside the cabin, a new audio display with a backup camera adds a dose of technology, while upgraded multimedia software and standard perforated NuLuxe leather bolster the sedan’s premium feel.
2015 Lexus GS and 2015 Lexus GS Hybrid
The midsize GS sedan also gains Atomic Silver as a new paint option, in addition to standard 18-inch split five-spoke wheels. Lovers of the F Sport package will note the new F Sport badge added to the back of GS 350 models so equipped.
For F Sport-equipped Lexus GS 450h models, the package now includes a 16-way adjustable driver’s seat, 19-inch wheels, adaptive variable suspension, bigger front brakes, a rear lip spoiler, aluminum interior trim, a revised front fascia with mesh grille inserts, and adjustable dynamic steering technology.
2015 Lexus RC and RC F
2015 Lexus LS 460, LS 460 L , and LS 600h L
Like the GS F Sport, Lexus LS models purchased with the F Sport package also now include a rear badge. Inside the changes are more significant, with LED dome lamp bulbs, and gridlines for the backup camera monitor. The Matte Bamboo trim line has been discontinued, as well. Mechanical changes include a revised turning radius for models equipped with 18-inch wheels and coil suspension decreases 3.9 inches. LS 600h L models receive 19-inch run-flat tires instead of summer tires.
2015 Lexus NX and NX Hybrid
Lexus finally enters the compact luxury crossover segment with the NX 200t and NX 300h. Click here for the full details and specs on the new model.
2015 Lexus RX and RX Hybrid
RX 350 F Sport models now display the F Sport badge at the rear, while LED foglamps and 19-inch wheels with Light Gray finish are available on RX 350 and RX450h models equipped with Premium or Luxury packages. The RX 350 F Sport can be saddled with Cabernet leather trim. For both gas and hybrid RX models, the audio display now offers a backup camera, while turn signals switch to a three-flash system similar to that of the Lexus GS.
2015 Lexus GX
Tungsten Pearl and Knight’s Armor Pearl paint are discontinued, in favor of new Silver Lining Metallic and Nebula Gray Pearl paint options. Aside from Siri integration and App Suite upgrades, the large GX SUV presses on unchanged otherwise from 2014.
2015 Lexus LX
Claret Mica is no longer available as a paint color, but that’s about it as far as changes to the Toyota Land Cruiser-based luxury SUV.
Following the mild facelift for the 2014 model year, the CT200h gets a few visual changes as well as an update to its HomeLink software for easier use. F Sport models also gain the rear F Sport badge, while the white Starfire Pearl paint will be canceled in favor of a yet-to-be-determined white paint. The CT200h also features more voice commands for the on-board navigation system, as well as GS-like three-flash turn signals.