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.

  • kwj99

    Any idea when the car is actually going on sale?

    • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

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

  • 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…..

    • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

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

  • F1orce

    This looks nice on the road..

    • 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!

    • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

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

  • cajunstrike

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

    • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

      Just sent you an email.

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

    Pittsburgh, PLEASE?

    • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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 ?

    • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

      All of these vehicles are prototypes registered in California.

  • LexusNN


    • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

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

  • 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.