New Video Interview with Lexus IS Chief Engineer Junichi Furuyama

Lexus has released an extensive video interview with third-generation IS chief engineer Junichi Furuyama:

So much insight into this video, you can see Furuyama-san’s passion in the way he describes the new IS — highly recommended for anyone interested in how Lexus develops their vehicles.


  1. To think that the special glue could have been a no-go and that it made such a difference in the performance, where internal execs test drove it themselves, was an interesting fact!
  2. My apologies to chief engineer Furuyama-san for misspelling his name.
  3. I can totally relate to what he says about the car and having a dialogue that pulls you in to wanting to go faster and drive harder. My new IS 350 F-Sport is such an amazing driving experience.
  4. I will have a test ride soon because a became interested in Furuyama san's post about this IS 300H. One question though, did you think to adopt active 4 wheel steering for this model, and if so is there a special reason why this option was not chosen, it was cost?