The 2022 Lexus IS 500 comes with the same design as its predecessor. It comes to the Lexus Driving Signature philosophy under rigorous testing and evaluation at Toyota Technical Center Shimoyama. The Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance dials up the sports sedan formula to 11 with the addition of a powerful 472-horsepower naturally aspirated V8 engine and ferocious quad exhaust system. it comes with a starting price of $56,500. I will review the full price and specifications and price of the 2022 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance in Nigeria.
The 2022 Lexus IS 500 engine and power
The 2022 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance Line features a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 472 horsepower at 7,100 rpm and 395 lb-ft of peak torque at 4,800 rpm.
Despite the vehicle’s powerful engine, the vehicle tips the scale at 3,891 pounds, gaining only 143 pounds of additional curb weight over the standard IS 350 F SPORT.
The IS 500 F SPORT can accelerate from rest to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds according to AMCI testing. It also has an EPA-estimated 25 mpg highway rating.
The new IS 500 features a throaty quad exhaust system with dual-stacked tailpipes that perfectly amplifies the new V8 engine. The exhaust sound is inspired by F models like the R C F.
It makes use of the same eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic transmission with lockup torque converter found in the R C F. It also features drive mode select Sport S and Sport S+ found in the IS 350 F SPORT, which provides advanced engine and transmission mapping to enhance performance.
The Sport S+ also adjusts the amount of EPS steering assist and damping force to deliver sportier handling to match the updated powertrain settings.
Custom mode is also available, it offers multiple combinations for powertrain (Normal, Eco, Power), chassis (Normal/Sport), and air conditioner (Normal/Eco).
Starting with 2022 IS 500, Lexus F SPORT Performance model will come adorned with unique black badging on the sides to distinguish it from F SPORT models.
2022 Lexus IS 500 build
The new IS 500 is built on the Lexus Driving Signature. It builds on the improvements made to 2021 IS with a focus on delivering confidence and a linear connection between the driver and vehicle.
The IS 500 comes standard with the IS RWD F SPORT’s Dynamic Handling Package (DHP), which includes Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) and a Torsen Limited Slip Differential (LSD) that improves handling and performance.
Also available is the LSD that helps maintain straight-line stability as well. Toyota engineers have also improved the cornering or exiting turns. The LSD maintains straight-line stability as well.
Also improved is the chassis performance with the addition of a Yamaha Rear Performance Damper. This damper reduces dynamic structural distortion, delivering increased comfort at low speeds, and additional stability and agility at high speeds.
Brake cooling enhancements have also been made over the standard IS 350 F SPORT with additional aerodynamic cooling and larger 14.0-inch two-piece aluminum front rotors and 12.7-inch rear rotors.
The subtle exterior design is known as ‘The Devil’s in the Details’
The hood has been raised by nearly 2 inches and it also received a sculpted center character line, while the front bumper and fender have been lengthened to help accommodate the vehicle’s naturally aspirated engine.
Other exterior updates include a revised lower rear diffuser accent that accentuates the quad exhaust system, as well as dark chrome window trim.
The new IS 500 comes standard with exclusive 19-inch split 10-spoke Enkei alloy wheels. Not only are they beautiful and intricate the wheels are approximately 1 pound lighter per wheel in front and 2 pounds lighter per wheel in the rear, compared to the standard 19-inch F SPORT wheel.
Available color options
The 2022 Lexus IS 500 will be offered in eight daring exterior color options, they include Ultra White, Atomic Silver, Cloud burst, Iridium, Caviar, Infrared, Grecian Water, and Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0.
The interior features a choice of Black or White Nuluxe with Black Geometric trim accents.
The interior features black F SPORT Performance badging on the heated leather-wrapped steering wheel and door sill scuff plates. It also comes standard with the IS F SPORT accelerator pedal, brake pedal, and footrest, but the combination instrumentation meter receives an updated startup animation that is exclusive to IS 500.
The all-new 2022 Lexus IS 500 is debuting with the enhanced Lexus Safety Systems+ 2.5 recently launched on 2021 IS. The new systems include:
- The Pre-Collision System (PCS): includes include Frontal Collision Warning (FCW), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Pedestrian Detection and Bicyclist Detection, features an enhancement to the lens camera and millimeter-wave radar elements to expand the response range. By enhancing the radar and camera capabilities, it is now possible for the system to help detect not only the vehicle ahead but also a preceding bicyclist in the daytime and even a preceding pedestrian in daytime and low-light conditions. At intersections, the system has the capability under certain conditions to recognize an oncoming vehicle when performing a lefthand turn, or a pedestrian when performing left and right-hand turns, and is designed to activate typical PCS functions if needed. Additional PCS functions include Emergency Steering Assist (ESA), which is designed to assist steering within the vehicle’s lane as cued by the driver.
- All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) can be activated above 30 mph and is designed to perform vehicle-to-vehicle distance controls down to 0 mph and can resume from a stop. DRCC also includes a new feature that allows for the smooth overtaking of slower vehicles. If traveling behind a vehicle going slower than the preset speed, once the driver engages the turn signal, the system will provide an initial increase in acceleration in preparation for changing lanes; and, after the driver changes lanes, the vehicle will continue acceleration until it reaches the original preset driving speed.
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/ SA) is designed to help notify the driver if it senses an inadvertent lane departure at speeds above 32 miles per hour via steering wheel vibrations or audible alert. It can also take slight corrective measures to help keep the driver within the visibly marked lane. When DRCC is set and engaged, Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) is designed to provide a slight steering force to help steer to the center of the lane to assist the driver with staying in the lane using visible lane markers or a preceding vehicle. LTA alerts the driver with a visual warning and either an audible alert or steering wheel vibration. In the new IS, the lane recognition performance, which makes LTA possible, has been improved with enhanced recognition of line and road edge, lateral G performance, and enhanced control and stability after a lane change.
- Additional Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 features include Intelligent High Beams, which detects preceding or oncoming vehicles and automatically switches between high beam and low beam headlights. Road Sign Assist (RSA) is designed to acquire certain road sign information using a camera and navigation maps when data is available and displays them on the multi-information display (MID).
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2022 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance
The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2022 Lexus IS 500 are as follows:
|Grade||MSRP for 2022 Model year|
|Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance||$56,500|
|Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance Premium||$61,000|
|Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance Launch Edition||$67,400|
Price of 2022 Lexus IS 500 in Nigeria
The price of 2022 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance in Nigeria will start from 45,000,000 Naira. Without customs duty, it will start at 29,000,000 Naira.
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Quick specifications of the 2022 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance Edition
|Engine||Naturally aspirated V8 engine|
|MSRP||starting at $56,500|
|Price in Nigeria||from 45,000,000 Naira|