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 |  Jul 02 2014, 10:36 AM

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Lexus has lightly upgraded the IS sports sedan for the 2015 model year with some new standard content and revised style. 

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 |  Nov 01 2013, 8:01 AM

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Lexus will be invading the 2013 SEMA Show with a collection of customized IS vehicles, built by enthusiasts from all across America.

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 |  Aug 20 2013, 9:32 PM

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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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 |  May 05 2013, 6:33 PM

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Each week, we recap the most popular videos from AutoGuide‘s YouTube channel just in case all seven days passed you by and you missed out.

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 |  Jan 18 2013, 9:01 AM

Despite rumors that Lexus might have been contemplating the idea of bringing back a Sport Cross variant of its IS, the Japanese automaker has gone on the record stating that it’s not under consideration and probably never will be.

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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 09 2013, 11:50 AM

Images of the 2014 Lexus IS F-Sport sedan leaked today through Chinese forum PC Auto ahead of the automaker’s planned release.

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 |  Jan 08 2013, 2:31 PM

Lexus has partnered up with iBiquity Digital Corporation and will be the first automaker to offer subscription-free, real-time traffic and weather information on its infotainment systems.

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 |  Aug 16 2012, 12:50 PM

With a fresh face and solid product line, Lexus is cleaning up pretty well, but that might not be enough in today’s market as North American product manager Mark Templin recently acknowledged.

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 |  Aug 15 2011, 5:00 PM

Lexus is set to launch its next-gen GS at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 18, and the vehicle will feature a much smaller engine. Reports from Thailand say that the new model will have an available smaller 2.5-liter V6 engine, along with bigger six cylinder engines. The smaller engine will mean the Japanese automaker can better compete with the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz’s E-Class.

For the last twenty years, the GS’s smallest engine was the 3.0-liter, but for efficiency reasons, it’s time for change. The engine choice allows Lexus to evade Thailand’s maximum excise tax of fifty percent for cars with more than 220-hp (GS300 has 229). The smaller Lexus IS already uses a 2.5-liter V6 so implementing the engine into the bigger GS will not be an issue. It has not been confirmed as to whether GS250 will be available in North America so we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed. With gas prices the way they are, the GS250 would be an attractive option if looking for a fuel efficient luxury car.

[Source: Paul Tan]

 |  Jul 28 2011, 7:00 PM

For over a decade now, Lexus has been the most popular luxury brand in the U.S, but the Toyota-owned company has struggled in the European market due to a lack of diesel engines.

Lexus hopes to change this in the coming years as a diesel option becomes available for the next-gen GS model. Lexus will remain focused on its hybrid offerings, but recognizes the importance of diesel engines in the European market. Lexus currently offers a diesel engine on the IS to the European market, but this will change with the launch of the new GS sedan in 2013.

Lexus will continue to offer the GS with a 3.5-liter gas-electric hybrid and an entry level 2.5-liter V6 but the diesel will help the company compete with BMW’s 520d. The next-gen GS is expected to debut this September at the Frankfurt auto show.

[Source: AutoCar]

 |  Feb 21 2011, 12:12 AM

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Hoping to increase its IS 350C sales, Lexus has introduced a limited edition F Sport rendition with an MSRP of $55,120. The limited edition vehicle will only be available to 175 customers, featuring a selection of F Sport performance accessories, interior badging and red stitching.

The special edition IS 350C comes in two shades, Starfire Pearl or Obsidian. The major F Sport accessory setting it apart from your run-of-the-mill IS 350C is a set of 19-inch dark graphite wheels paired with Michelin Pilot Sport rubber. The suspension has been upgraded with a set of lowering springs matched with shocks developed in cooperation with Bilstein. An upgraded sway bar set helps reduce the body roll of the convertible.

Inside, the stock seats have been accented with red trim and stitching. Lexus’ navigation package will also come standard on the F Sport Special Edition.

Official press release available after the break.

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