The announcement was made sometime ago and we know that a 2017 Lexus IS is coming with great changes.
However, it was surprising to see that Lexus partnered with an unusual brand, the Sriracha to create an one off show car which debuted at the Los Angeles motor show.
The new Lexus Sriracha IS simply bowled everyone over at the show. No one expected the model to look so stylish and attractive but the designers made it possible to showcase their prowess. The color scheme was unique and lots of design changes have gone into it. At the same time, the team has managed to keep the essence of the brand intact and retained some of the elements from the current model.
It is the red paint scheme that easily sets the car apart from the rest. While Lexus didn’t had any prominent model to be unveiled at the 2016 Los Angeles motor show, they did manage to get the crowd talking with the Sriracha IS. The red exterior is amply accentuated with green accents and pepper like flakes. The steering wheel of the car is marked with a caption, “Caution Hot Handling” and the original HVAC system is now replaced with the tag Sriracha Hot.
On the whole, the 2017 Lexus Sriracha IS looks a lot like the Ghost Rider’s vehicle full of fire and hotness at every corner. The seat heater button is plain red and it indicates that when you switch it on, the seat will be so hot that you might feel like you are on fire. The Huy Fong rooster logo is embroidered on the back of the seats. The car is made by the brand and they have made sure their own badges are found in multiple spots including the front, side, rear and the doorwells. Kickplates are illuminated in this fiery car.
For some people this might look like an amazing car while others may say it’s plain weird as it looks a lot like those from fantasy movies than a vehicle you would drive on the road. With buyers who love such amazing designs out there, it won’t be surprising if the 2017 Lexus Sriracha IS makes sales when it gets launched. There is a high chance that it might be a showoff model specifically made for the LA show and won’t make it to the mainstream market. The car will be displayed until Nov 27 in the show floor.