Lexus left the majority of the aesthetics alone because it's proved popular with buyers.

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It did tweak the car's much-maligned "spindle" grille, however, as well as its taillights.

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The headlights have been redesigned, as well, although the coolest looking ones are "not US spec," according to the automaker.

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The front air intakes are now larger as well, giving the car a more aggressive look.

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There are also some new exhaust tips tucked under the rear bumper.

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Inside, Lexus expanded the infotainment screen to 10.3 inches, up from 7.

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There are also some new cupholders and a larger palm rest.

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The gauge cluster underwent a slight redesign too.

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Lexus also upgraded the IS's suite of safety systems.

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The Lexus Safety System+ on the IS now includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure mitigation and automatic high beams.

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