Lexus has announced a series of updates for the 2015 IS.

Starting with the exterior, the entry-level sports sedan gains new LED fog lights which promise to improve visibility.

Bigger changes occur in the cabin as there's Siri Eyes Free compatibility and piano black accents on the instrument panel and window switches. The car also gains a new Stratus Gray interior color, an upgraded backup monitor and heated / ventilated front seats on F Sport variants. Last but not least, the model receives a Lexus Enform Remote system that enables users to control certain vehicle functions - such as the door locks and climate control system - from a mobile app.

Engine options carryover and include a 2.5-liter V6 with 204 bhp (152 kW) and a 3.5-liter V6 that develops 306 bhp (228 kW). The entry-level engine is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission while the 3.5-liter unit is connected to an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic gearbox.

Note: 2014 Lexus IS pictured

Gallery: 2015 Lexus IS announced with minor updates

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