2014 Lexus IS East Coast Road Rally

Lexus IS Road Rally

Road trip announcement — this week, I’ll be joining a convoy of 2014 Lexus IS models as they make their way along the East Coast visiting U.S. Lexus dealerships.

Current status: The road rally is now done — thanks for following along!

Starting in Boston, we’ll be touring through eight states and visiting forty-one Lexus dealerships in four days — major stops will include NYC, Philadelphia, and Washington DC, and we’ll also be stopping at dealerships in Rhode Island, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland.

Every day, I’ll be updating with locations (if you want to stop by for a visit), and will be posting photos and updates throughout the trip — you can follow along here on the site, or by subscribing to the @LexusNewsLive Twitter account or the Lexus Enthusiast Facebook page.

August 26, 2014

9:27am: In Upstate New York to drive the Lexus RC & RC F #flyRCF #LexusRCF

April 23, 2014

1:45pm: Visiting @LexusofRoyalOak today, a beautiful new dealership in Calgary, Alberta:

January 14, 2014

10:25pm: This RC F is something special — really demonstrates the new Lexus personality:

1:03pm: RC F now parked in the Lexus display:

11:04am: Technical drawing of the Lexus RC F:

9:56am: The Lexus RC F interior is totally boss:

9:07am: Media scrum around the RC F is crazy — here’s the hood scoop:

8:54am: Introducing the Lexus RC F:

8:46am: Jeff Bracken takes the stage to introduce the RC F:

8:36am: Ten minutes to the RC F reveal:

8:26am: Lexus stage ready for the RC F debut:

8:06am: 40 minutes until the Lexus RC F reveal:

January 13, 2014

3:28pm: Jacked up Lexus IS F SPORT with F SPORT performance accessories:

1:38pm: Lexus LF-NX Turbo looking pretty good:

12:55pm: First time seeing the 2014 CT 200h -- quite the grille:

11:26am: An empty spot where the Lexus RC F will be tomorrow:

9:38am: Lexus RC 350 on display in Detroit, no sign of its super-tough brother:

8:04am: Detroit Auto Show begins — the Joe Louis statue kicks it off:


  • kwj99

    Any idea when the car is actually going on sale?

  • BlackDynamiteOnline

    Lexus is dong a lot of promotion for a car that’s not even for sale yet. Overstocking the Hype Machine. This should be a “Summer Vacation” type move. Even Memorial Day Weekend.

    It’s too soon…..

  • F1orce

    This looks nice on the road..

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Availability of the prototypes are limited — plus, this is mostly for the dealerships.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Right now, Lexus is saying summer. My understanding is late June, early July.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Yeah, the IS F SPORT is really impressing me — has a character unlike anything else on the road.

  • F1orce

    Yeah I can see it looks good on the road, stands out.

  • Guest

    Just visited you in Watertown. Great to meet you, Kevin. The new IS is as great as I was hoping. Can’t wait until it hits the showroom!

  • MAH

    Just visited you in Watertown. Great to meet you, Kevin. The new IS is as great as I was hoping. Can’t wait until it hits the showroom!

  • cajunstrike

    At which dealerships in New Jersey will the tour visit and when?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mitzi.hemstreet Mitzi Hemstreet

    Pittsburgh, PLEASE?

  • F1orce

    I hope the ratio of IS350’s is higher with this generation of the Lexus IS

    The now previous 2IS its almost rare to find IS350s, just IS250’s everywhere!

    What are Lexus expecting the ratio mix of the sales to be?

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Hey there — great to meet you as well! Thanks for coming down to Watertown!

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Just sent you an email.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Hi Mitzi — doesn’t look like we’ll be traveling that far west, I’ll update you with the PA dealerships we’ll be visiting as soon as we know for sure.

  • OlFius

    Maybe a stupid question, but is it ok that all these cars doesn’t have a number plate on the front ?

    Am I missing here something ?

  • LexusNN


  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    All of these vehicles are prototypes registered in California.

  • Jake


    Will Lexus address the different issues and imperfections that the prototypes showed? I’m not sure if Lexus still has some time to change it before going on mass production.

  • kwj99

    Issues? Imperfections?? Can you expand on that?

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Just added Lindsay Lexus at the end — sorry I didn’t post earlier.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    What are you thinking of specifically?

  • Jake
  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Hi Jake,

    Just read over the two threads — unfortunately, it’s impossible to know what will be adjusted on the final production model. I suppose we’ll know soon enough!