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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.

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    kwj99
  • May 12, 2013
Any idea when the car is actually going on sale?
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    • K
    • May 12, 2013
    Right now, Lexus is saying summer. My understanding is late June, early July.
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    BlackDynamiteOnline
  • May 12, 2013
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..... BD
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    • K
    • May 12, 2013
    Availability of the prototypes are limited -- plus, this is mostly for the dealerships.
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    F1orce
  • May 12, 2013
This looks nice on the road..
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    • K
    • May 12, 2013
    Yeah, the IS F SPORT is really impressing me -- has a character unlike anything else on the road.
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      F1orce
    • May 13, 2013
    Yeah I can see it looks good on the road, stands out.
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    Guest
  • May 13, 2013
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!
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    MAH
  • May 13, 2013
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!
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    • K
    • May 14, 2013
    Hey there -- great to meet you as well! Thanks for coming down to Watertown!
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    cajunstrike
  • May 13, 2013
At which dealerships in New Jersey will the tour visit and when?
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    • K
    • May 14, 2013
    Just sent you an email.
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Pittsburgh, PLEASE?
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    • K
    • May 14, 2013
    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.
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    F1orce
  • May 14, 2013
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?
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    OlFius
  • May 14, 2013
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 ?
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    • K
    • May 15, 2013
    All of these vehicles are prototypes registered in California.
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    LexusNN
  • May 14, 2013
Virginia?
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    • K
    • May 16, 2013
    Just added Lindsay Lexus at the end -- sorry I didn't post earlier.
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    Jake
  • May 15, 2013
Kevin, 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.
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      kwj99
    • May 15, 2013
    Issues? Imperfections?? Can you expand on that?
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    • K
    • May 16, 2013
    What are you thinking of specifically?
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      Jake
    • May 17, 2013
    Take a look here: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-third-generation/686320-2014-is-350-non-f-sport-dealer-unveiling-my-thoughts.html http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-third-generation/686061-hoovey-review-3rd-generation-is.html
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    • K
    • May 22, 2013
    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!

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