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So we got a 2014 Lexus IS 350

2013 Lexus IS 350
We drove the absolutely brand-spanking-new 2014 Lexus IS 350 F-Sport at the launch event in Dubai just two weeks ago. It was a great car, but we couldn’t help but feel slightly underwhelmed by it. Now we got the non-Sport version of the car for a few days, and we were keen to see if it’d be just as underwhelming. Ironically, we had more fun with it!

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First off, the styling still looks great without the overly-subtle F-Sport kit, maybe even more so. It kept turning heads all over the place, although that may be because it’s so brand-spanking-new.

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The interior feels nicely cushy, as long as you don’t touch the hard-plastic bits. Being a fully-loaded model, this one had all the toys.

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While cabin space is fairly decent, the boot is surprisingly large, and even has fold-down rear seats, something that even the GS doesn’t get.

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We did not like the IS 350 F-Sport mostly because of its intrusive stability-control system. This time, we turned it off. And it totally transforms the car into a four-door Toyota 86. More in the upcoming full review.

“Green” photos by Faisal Khatib. “Yellow” photos by Mashfique Hussain Chowdhury.

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