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Lexus News: Lexus IS: Third Generation

Lexus IS 200t Trademarked in Australia & Europe


Lexus has trademarked the IS 200t nameplate in both Australia and Europe, making way for the new 2.0L four-cylinder turbo engine to be introduced in the sports sedan. The turbo engine will debut this year with the NX compact crossover, where it generates 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The engine also features a […]

Slammed Lexus IS F SPORT from Japanese Tuner Lexon


Dino Dalle Carbonare from Speedhunters has a nice feature on Japanese tuner Lexon and their Lexus IS F SPORT show car: Before the Lexon company was set up, its owner, Takemi-san, was more into the performance side of things and was primarlily building and supplying parts for circuit and drift cars. But with changing trends […]

Lexus Spain Releases Special Edition IS F SPORT for Lexus 25 Year Anniversary


Lexus Spain has released a special edition IS F SPORT to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Lexus brand — the car debuted at the Madrid Auto Show today, here are some photos from Autonocion: As expected, this IS special edition has the TRD body kit installed — other exterior upgrades include the RC-style carbon […]

Photos: Matte Grey Lexus IS F SPORT in Australia


Lexus of Perth in Australia continues to try new things with their inventory — first it was the matte black IS F SPORT, then a blacked out RX 450h, and now we have this matte grey IS F SPORT: Something mean about a matte grey finish — might even prefer it to matte black. Excellent […]

Lexus Spain to Release Special Edition IS F SPORT for Lexus 25-Year Anniversary


Lexus Spain will release a special edition IS F SPORT at the Madrid Auto Show to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Lexus brand. The special edition will be limited to 25 cars, and will have exterior, interior, and mechanical upgrades. The above image is the first teaser of the special edition IS, but as […]

Lexus IS the Next Model to Get Turbocharged Engine?


AutoGuide reports that the IS will be the next Lexus model to get the turbo-charged 2.0L four-cylinder engine debuting the new NX crossover: Currently the base IS250 model makes use of an antiquated 2.5-liter V6 engine. Rated at 204 hp it’s not only down on power compared to turbocharged 4-cylinder rivals but it also offers […]