Lexus IS News

  • 2019 Lexus IS 300 F Sport Black Line Special Edition

    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. Offered in Ultra White, Obsidian (black), or Atomic Silver, the special edition model adds a few distinct styling elements that darken the sedan's exterior. Most notably, the IS 300 F Sport Black Line Special Edition receives new wheels finished in "black vapor chrome." The wheels measure 18 inches and...

  • 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
    2017 Lexus IS debuts with new look at 2016 Beijing Auto Show

    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...

  • 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

    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 smartphones and responds to verbal requests to play music from iTunes, get turn-by-turn navigation, and much more. Lexus is also now offering its Enform Remote feature on the IS, which allows owners of Apple and Android smartphones to remotely control certain vehicle functions such as locking the doors...

  • 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
    Lexus IS To Be Next Recipient Of New Turbocharged Engine: Video

    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...

  • 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

    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 lines. The new Lexus IS should do a good job of "blending out" all on its own. This car looks fantastic in person thanks to the aggressive spindle grille, well-filling wheels, and great side character lines. Additionally, the interior has been brought up to the spec spearheaded by the rest of the...

  • 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
    2014 Lexus IS Gets 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...

  • 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

    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 V-8, mated to an impressively quick eight-speed automatic gearbox. The chassis is more than capable, too, and we’d call the IS F a remarkably easy car to drive fast. Given that Lexus is trying to reshape its image as a sportier brand, we’re surprised to hear a rumor, started by USA Today...

  • 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...

  • 2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport live photos, 2013 Detroit Auto Show
    2014 Lexus IS Video Preview

    Lexus finally unveiled the new 2014 IS at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, and it wasn't kidding when it said its styling was going to get aggressive. The new IS sports Lexus' new design language with the boldest interpretation of the brand's new "spindle grille" that we've seen yet. The headlights...

  • 2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport live photos, 2013 Detroit Auto Show
    2014 Lexus IS Live Photos From 2013 Detroit Auto Show Debut

    With Lexus having already released images of its new 2014 IS range, and international media having already driven it, there’s not much else to reveal now that the car’s official public debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show has taken place. We can confirm that the latest IS will once again...

  • 2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport
    2014 Lexus IS Images, Info Revealed Ahead Of Detroit Debut

    The 2014 Lexus IS will make its official debut at next week’s Detroit Auto Show, but images of the new BMW 3-Series fighter are already starting to turn up online. After images began appearing on various internet sites (leaked from a single Chinese site, apparently) Lexus itself posted these...

  • 2014 Lexus IS 350 - image grab from Jay Leno's Garage video
    Jay Leno Drives The 2014 Lexus IS: Video

    Lexus will officially unveil its all-new 2014 IS sedan at next month’s Detroit Auto Show, but the automaker has allowed a few high-profile media outlets to sample its wares in advance. Jay Leno received a ticket to Japan, where he had the opportunity to drive the 2014 Lexus IS 350 at Fuji...

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