Long a purveyor of dependable but somewhat dreary luxury cars Lexus continues to reinvent itself. Products like the limited-production (and totally awesome) LFA supercar as well as enthusiast-focused F Sport models demonstrate the brand’s newfound passion. And this blue beauty is writing the next chapter in Lexus’ journey.
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10 Upcoming RWD Cars
Once upon a time every car put power to the rear wheels. But much like the V8 engine, so called right-wheel drive cars are quickly disappearing.
For the few that remain, however, they’re almost certain to be genuine enthusiast machines and plenty of fun to drive. Over the next few years numerous new rear-drive machines are set to hit the market and we’ve detailed 10 that we’re most excited about. Continue Reading…
Looking like a botched body-kit, our photographers have snapped several spy photos of the next-generation Lexus IS.
A test mule for the next-generation 3 Series fighter, there’s not a lot than can be seen from this new model, sporting a hacked-up version of the current car’s bodywork.
What we do know is that when the new IS arrives, likely some time in 2013 as 2014 model year car, it will get a look more in keeping with the rest of the Lexus lineup, using the spindle grille first shown on the new GS.
As for engine choices, there will likely also be a choice of either a 3.5-liter V6 or 2.5-liter 4-clylinder. In addition, you can bet on an IS300h. In Europe Lexus is committed to a hybrid-only lineup and so if the Toyota luxury division intends to sell the IS there, which is most certainly does, a hybrid version is necessary. That powertrain is expected to be similar to that in the new ES300h, making 200 hp and delivering around 40 mpg average.