Jay Leno Drives the Next-Generation Lexus IS Prototype

Along with the traditional automotive media, Jay Leno also had an opportunity to drive the next-generation Lexus IS prototype:

While it’s all unconfirmed, JL spills plenty of detail on the new model:

  • Eight-speed transmission is standard (at least with the IS 350)
  • IS 350 horsepower is unchanged, remains at 306 hp
  • 70mm longer wheelbase than the previous generation

There’s also a quick glance at the interior without the plastic coverings we saw last week:

Lexus IS Next-Generation Interior

Overall, JL speaks highly of the next-generation IS, comparing it favorably to the German competition and complimenting the handling and performance — great video to watch.