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 |  Jan 08 2014, 1:25 PM


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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 |  Aug 20 2013, 9:32 PM


Lexus has announced the winners of its deviantART contest, which challenged the designers from the artist community to customize the 2014 IS F Sport to their wildest imaginations.

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 |  Jun 13 2013, 8:39 PM


The third-generation Lexus IS is heading to dealerships this July, and the Japanese automaker has released several commercials to launch the entirely new 2014 model.

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 |  Jun 08 2013, 10:01 AM


The redesigned 2014 Lexus IS might just seem like a natural evolution, but it was heavily influenced by the LF-CC concept which debuted at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

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 |  Apr 29 2013, 12:16 PM


Lexus just announced the price for its third-generation IS sport sedan, which will start at $36,845 including delivery.

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 |  Apr 25 2013, 3:32 PM


Lexus began production of its third-generation IS sport sedan today at its Tahara, Japan, plant.

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 |  Mar 22 2013, 9:01 AM


Back in 2000, Lexus established its LS and GS models, but was sorely lacking a ‘foundation’ car to attract new customers, which is why it launched the first generation IS. Continue Reading…

 |  Mar 04 2013, 3:23 PM

The stylish Lexus IS made its debut in Detroit earlier this year, but was missing an important model: the hybrid gas-electric 300h. Continue Reading…

 |  Feb 01 2013, 7:44 AM

After revealing the all-new 2014 Lexus IS at the Detroit Auto Show, the Toyota luxury division is planning a world premiere for the first every IS hybrid in Geneva next month.

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 |  Jan 23 2013, 8:01 AM

Lexus is heading to this year’s Chicago Auto Show with an all-star lineup, including its LF-LC Blue concept and the recently debuted 2014 IS model.

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 |  Jan 15 2013, 9:30 AM

Lexus just revealed its brand-new 2014 IS sports sedan at the Detroit Auto Show this morning. We’ve already shared a brief overview of the car, which went live last week, but now the information embargo has lifted and all the juicy details can be shared.

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 |  Jan 10 2013, 5:01 PM

Lexus might be musing the idea of bringing back the Sport Cross version of its IS performance sedan.

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 |  Jan 09 2013, 1:00 PM

With full info coming next week at the Detroit Auto Show, Lexus has announced preliminary details on the redesigned IS luxury sports sedan. AutoGuide has also been given a special sneak-peek at the car before its official reveal.

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 |  Nov 05 2012, 9:31 AM

“A V8 engine will fit, you could make that assumption,” says Lexus marketing boss Brian Bolain, speaking of the new LF-CC Concept at the SEMA Show last week.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 10:22 AM

The next generation Lexus IS is overdue for an update, and our spy photographers have just caught the 2014 IS out testing. 

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 3:29 AM

Just shy of confirming it, Lexus has previewed the upcoming GS Coupe at the Paris Motor Show today with the reveal of the LF-CC Concept.

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 |  Sep 17 2012, 6:58 AM

As a sign that Lexus aims to get aggressive with its third-generation IS sports sedan, the automaker has announced a new concept car that previews the styling of that model ahead of a planned debut at the Paris Motor Show.

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 |  Aug 08 2012, 2:02 PM

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…

 |  May 17 2012, 8:36 AM

Set to arrive next year, the third-generation IS sports sedan from Lexus will move further into the sporty realm to help it better compete with the segment leading BMW 3 Series.

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 |  Apr 16 2012, 8:02 AM

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.

Rumors that the next-gen IS will ride on a stretched version of the Scion FR-S platform are unconfirmed, but based on our review of the FR-S, that would make for an excellent handling sports sedan.

GALLERY: 2014 Lexus IS Spy Photos