Lexus will release a new IS F sedan in 2022, according to a new report from Japanese news site Response.
The Lexus super-sedan was discontinued in 2014 in favor of the RC F coupe and GS F sedan, and brand enthusiasts have been wishing for a new version ever since. According to this latest rumor, the IS F would be powered by the 3.5L twin-turbo V6 from the fifth-generation LS 500 — if true, it’s likely this engine would require a boost over its current 416 horsepower in the LS 500, as current competitors to the IS F already surpass this number.
(Response also mentions some possible powertrain options for the next-generation IS sedan, including the 2.5L Dynamic Force hybrid engine from the UX 250h and a newly developed 2.4L turbo with 318 horespower. A 2020 release date for the new model is the latest estimate.)