Lexus IS News

  • 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance Launch Edition

    Lexus has a new color, and it's using it for the first time on a special version of its V-8-powered IS 500 F Sport Performance.

  • 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance
    2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance rekindles IS F with 472-hp 5.0-liter V-8

    The 2022 Lexus IS F Sport Performance marks the first in a new performance line just below full F models.

  • 2021 Lexus IS350 F Sport
    2021 Lexus IS preview: This one's honed on the track for $40,025

    A new generation of the Lexus IS has arrived boasting bold styling and a sport-tuned chassis with a base price of $40,025.

  • 2012 Lexus IS F
    Don't expect a return of the Lexus IS F

    A report from Australia says the Lexus IS F compact performance sedan won't return.

  • 2019 Lexus IS 300 F Sport Black Line Special Edition
    2019 Lexus IS 300 F Sport Black Line Special Edition darkens the mood

    Following the introduction of the Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Special Edition, the Japanese luxury brand has applied a similar treatment to its compact sport sedan. On Monday, Lexus released details on the 2019 IS 300 F Sport Black Line Special Edition, which is all about monochromatic luxury...

  • Lexus Siracha IS
    Lexus spices up the IS with Sriracha. Yes, Sriracha

    Lexus didn't have much to show at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. We've seen the LC a few times now, and we're just waiting on getting our hands on that wonderful looking coupe. Rather than bring nothing new, however, Lexus decided to take one of its current models... and spice it up a bit. Say...

  • 2017 Lexus IS 200t

    Lexus used this week’s 2016 Beijing Auto Show to unveil an updated version of its IS. The IS is the third most popular car in the Lexus lineup after the RX and EX, so it’s no surprise Lexus has continued to update the stylish sports sedan over the years. The latest in the line of updates is the most significant yet for the current, third-generation model. ALSO SEE: 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman debuts at 2016 Beijing Auto Show On the outside the updated IS is characterized by its new front section with a more aggressive grille and new headlights. There is also a more pronounced...

  • 2016 Lexus IS 200t F Sport
    2016 Lexus IS 200t F Sport first drive review

    Automotive quiz question: Which automaker has had the worst engine on the market for, oh, the last decade or so? Surprisingly, the answer is Lexus. The Japanese luxury brand's 2.5-liter V-6 offered little in the way of power, and made up for that shortcoming by delivering mediocre fuel economy. And...

  • Teaser for updated Lexus IS debuting at 2016 Beijing Auto Show
    Lexus to debut updated IS at 2016 Beijing Auto Show

    The IS sports sedan is a crucial model for Lexus as it tends to be the brand’s third best-seller. Last year Lexus sold 46,430 examples in the United States, compared to 64,969 examples of the ES and 100,610 examples of the RX. Given its importance, it’s no surprise Lexus has continued...

  • 2016 Lexus IS 200t F Sport
    2016 Lexus IS Sports Three Engine Options Including Turbo Four

    With the arrival of its new NX crossover last year, Lexus joined the wave of automakers introducing downsized turbocharged engines to help meet tough new fuel economy and emissions regulations. Around the same time as the arrival of the turbocharged NX, badged an NX 200t, we discovered that Lexus...

  • 2015 Lexus IS
    2015 Lexus IS Gets Minor Updates

    The Lexus IS was all-new for 2014 but the new model year sees the stylish sedan receive some minor updates. Due to go on sale this fall, the 2015 Lexus IS gets LED fog lights, standard Siri Eyes Free and a handful of cabin enhancements. Siri Eyes Free is designed for iPhone 4S and iPhone 5...

  • 2014 Lexus IS 350
    Lexus Trademarks 'IS 200t' Name

    At the 2014 Beijing Auto Show last month, Lexus unveiled its new NX compact crossover and confirmed that the base model for the U.S. would be a NX 200t powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The engine, Lexus’ first turbo, will eventually make its way into other models from...

  • 2014 Lexus IS

    At the 2014 Beijing Auto Show last week, Lexus unveiled its new NX compact crossover and confirmed that the base model for the U.S. would be a NX 200t powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The engine, Lexus’s first turbo, will eventually make its way into other models from the Japanese brand, with the next recipient likely to be the IS sedan. The new turbo engine musters up 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque in the NX 200t, and this output will likely be retained for the IS. What’s not clear is whether the turbo engine will replace the 2.5-liter V-6...

  • 2014 Lexus IS F
    The New Lexus IS F Is The Old IS F, And The Last IS F, Ever

    The Lexus IS F was, when introduced in 2008, the brand's first real attempt to meet the BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C Class AMG head-on. For the most part, it was a success, even if it didn't top either of the Germans. Today, Lexus released info on its 2014 IS F, and it's almost exactly the same as...

  • 2014 Lexus IS DeviantART SEMA design concept. Winning design by Rob Evans.
    2014 Lexus IS SEMA Concept Gets DeviantART Design

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association, better known as SEMA, is gearing up for its annual tuner bash, held each fall in Las Vegas. Lexus will join the party once again this year, with a unique 2014 IS sedan concept designed by the winner of a competition at the Internet art community...

  • 2013 Lexus IS F
    Lexus To Sell Previous Bodystyle IS F In 2014, But Charge More

    Lexus’ sharp new 2014 IS sedan has just gone on sale and we so far have been quite impressed with its ride and handling. Unfortunately, a high-performance IS F version of the redesigned sedan is yet to be revealed so Lexus will continue selling its previous bodystyle IS F into the new model...

  • 2014 Lexus IS 350
    2014 Lexus IS Hits The Small Screen With New Advertising

    Lexus wants to hit the ground running with its new updated 2014 IS. To do so, the automaker is launching a slate of new ads with an interesting tagline. The campaign is called "Blend Out", and it features highly stylized commercials. There's black and there's white, and Lexus wants to cross those...

  • 2012 Lexus IS F CCS-R race car
    Lexus Offers Fans A Chance To Get In On Pikes Peak Action

    Always wanted your name on the side of a racecar? Now you have that chance... sort of. Lexus is offering a unique way for fans to get involved with its Pikes Peak program this year, and it involves its Lexus IS F CCS-R racer and social media. The automaker has partnered up with the Tony Hawk...

  • 2014 Lexus IS with TRD upgrades

    The company responsible for much of Toyota’s motorsports efforts as well as its official performance upgrades, Toyota Racing Developments (TRD), has brought out the first round of upgrades for the 2014 Lexus IS. The upgrades include a few aerodynamic aids as well as chassis improvements. To improve aerodynamics, TRD adds new spoiler extensions at the front, sporty side sills, a small trunk lid spoiler and an aggressive rear diffuser. For the chassis, there are 19-inch aluminum wheels, sports dampers and additional bracing for the suspension. A sports muffler kit is also available...

  • 2014 Lexus IS 350
    2014 Lexus IS Priced From $36,845, F Sport From $39,960

    The 2014 Lexus IS looks different, feels different, and is priced just a bit different from the previous-generation 2013 model. Starting at $36,845 (including delivery) for the IS 250 RWD, and ranging up to $45,775 starting price for the IS 350 AWD F Sport, the IS range spans a competitive price...

  • 2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport
    2014 Lexus IS first drive review

    The 2014 Lexus IS is here, and it has a serious set of challenges ahead of it: Taking on the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C Class, Cadillac ATS, and the upcoming Infiniti Q50. Can it hang? This group is one of the most highly competitive in the entire industry, with luxury, performance, and style...

  • The Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA runs up the hill at Goodwood
    Lexus To Make Its Goodwood Festival Of Speed Debut In 2013

    If you’ve attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed in recent years, you’ve probably seen the Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA work its way up the hill. It would be easy to assume that Lexus was behind the car’s appearance, but that would be incorrect. In fact, Lexus has never...

  • 2012 Lexus IS F
    Future Of The Lexus IS F In Doubt: Report

    The Lexus IS F currently sits atop the Japanese luxury brand’s performance offerings, giving buyers an alternative to the likes of the BMW M3 and the Mercedes C63 AMG. Even if you’re not a fan of Lexus, it’s hard not to be impressed with the IS F’s 416-horsepower 5.0-liter...

  • 2012 Lexus IS 250
    2006-2012 Lexus IS Models Recalled For Faulty Windscreen Wipers

    Lexus has issued a recall on its IS models because of a faulty windscreen wiper. The affected cars include those Lexus IS models from the 2006 to 2012 model years, which the automaker says number around 270,000 units in total. The reason behind the latest recall is an insufficiently tightened nut...

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