Photo Galleries: The 2014 Lexus IS in Austin, Texas

Lexus IS Press Event in Austin

This afternoon, I spent some time working through photos from last month’s Lexus IS press event in Austin — here’s a new IS in a variety of different colors:

2014 Lexus IS 350 F SPORT in Silver Lining Metallic

Lexus IS 350 F SPORT

2014 Lexus IS 350 AWD in Obsidian

Lexus IS 350 AWD

2014 Lexus IS 250 AWD in Matador Red Mica

Lexus IS 250 AWD

2014 Lexus IS 250 in Deep Sea Mica

Lexus IS 250

The Lexus color palette really works the design of the new IS, though I did prefer the F SPORT edition in darker colors. Favorite color of the day had to be Matador Red Mica, followed by Obsidian — both colors seemed to suit the personality of the new model.

(There’s some great driving roads on the outskirts of Austin, but finding good photo locations was a real challenge.)


  1. The first IS300 scored 4-5k a month in sales in Year 1 The current car did the same No reason this won't also. But they have all tailed off after fast starts. Lexus needs to do something to keep interest high throughout it's cycle..... BD
  2. I know that was said a few times before, but i will never understand why Lexus does not offfer the IS 300h in North America??? Makes no sence to me....
  3. Someone knows what the purpose is of the protective(?) triangle-strip on the rear doors ? Why on that specific place ? You see it best on the last picture of the silver lining series. BTW: great picture KREW ! Thanks for sharing.
  4. 2014 Lexus IS 350 F SPORT in Silver Lining Metallic was my fav colour.. Most cars looks cheap and nasty in silver, but Lexus has really nailed it with their silver in this new IS350
  5. MT

    The best colors are the red and the blue from a few posts earlier. There are already too many silver and black cars on the street. In 2012 our new car market was made up of 35% silver and 30% black cars. It is just boring to see cars with these colors, no matter how stylish and new the sheet-metal design may be.