More photos of the camouflaged Lexus IS have surfaced by way of UK website GMotors — let’s take it angle-by-angle, starting with the front:
The combination of black vinyl and foam inserts have obscured any real detail, but even so, the Lexus spindle grille is clearly visible:
From the barely visible headlights to the broadest curves, there’s a strong family resemblance to the fourth-generation GS — hardly a surprise, but still notable.
Moving on, let’s look at the side profile along with a side profile of the current model:
I’m sure advanced calculations could say for sure, but the new IS appears larger than the current model, at least from the B-pillar on back. Clearly, there’s something going on with the tiny wheels, perhaps as a technique to disguise the car’s size.
Here’s the final angle:
Beyond the tiny hint of the swooping dash, the only thing visible is just how much the overall shape has being deformed underneath the vinyl, especially with the front end.
Overall, these photos would suggest an evolution of the current IS design, but with so much camouflage, there’s no real point in jumping to any conclusions — best thing to do is jump over to GMotors, check out the full gallery, and report back if you spot any more details.