2014 Lexus IS Rocks New Style, Outshines Competition

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Laziness shouldn’t be rewarded.  It seems obvious that over the past decade or so, automotive journalists who enjoy driving have long favored Bavarian offerings over competitors hailing from The Land of the Rising Sun.  Sure, when journalists evaluate cars, they “expect” the car to convey a certain “feel” as they are driven, in addition to [...]

New Vehicle Preview – 2014 Lexus IS


In keeping with the trend of building more emotionally engaging vehicles, Lexus has taken the opportunity to create something truly spectacular in the all-new 2014 IS.  As the sun sets on the current generation Lexus IS sports sedan, let’s not forget that it had a fantastic seven-year run – and it has aged very gracefully.  [...]

Lexus LF-CC: Is This the New IS?


Earmarked for debut at the Paris Motor Show, the LF-CC concept not only bears a striking resemblance to recent spy photos of the forthcoming IS, but offers a glimpse into Lexus’ future powertrain portfolio.  The Lexus lineup has been starved from a proper sports coupe for some time now (we’re talking about you, SC coupe) [...]

First Look – 2012 Lexus IS-F


When it comes to luxury cars, nobody can beat Lexus’ reliability, fit and finish, and overall luxurious feel.  However, when it comes to making go-fast versions of premium midsize sedans, Lexus has admittedly been late to the party, although they’ve arrived wearing a silk Armani sports coat over a Christian Audigier T-shirt, Triple 5 Soul [...]

2012 Lexus IS – A Balancing Act, Or Life On The Edge?

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The IS dynasty began back in the late 1990’s when Toyota announced a new vehicle for the Japanese domestic market (JDM) that they would introduce as their first true sports sedan – the Toyota Altezza.  The Altezza was powered by 2.0L inline six cylinder engine that produced around 160 horsepower, which was more than adequate [...]