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Lexus News: Lexus IS

Lexus IS F SPORT with Rear Wheel Steering Now Available in Japan


Lexus now offers the IS F SPORT with the Dynamic Handling System (DHS), which includes four-wheel steering — Motoring Australia spoke with IS chief engineer Junichi Furyama about the performance advantages this technology has over similar AWD systems: “All-wheel drive tends to be heavier and the behaviour tends to be understeer,” he explained via an […]

Tomica Release Die-Cast Lexus IS F SPORT


Japanese toy maker Tomica has produced two Lexus IS F SPORT die cast models — here’s a loyal fan unboxing the cars: The detail is decent for a 1/65 scale model — wish I could visit the nearest big-box store and pick up a couple for myself, but these will likely be rare outside of […]

Photo Gallery: Ultrasonic Blue Lexus IS F SPORT & the Canadian Sunset


Lexus Canada has just posted an Ultrasonic Blue IS F SPORT gallery from photographer Kevin King Uy: I’ve been a huge fan of Kevin King Uy ever since his LFA/Supra photoshoot a couple years back — happy to see his work featured on the Lexus Canada Facebook page.

Photo Gallery: Matte Black Lexus IS F SPORT in Norway


The folks at Lexus Trondheim in Norway have sent in some photos of a matte black & carbon pattern wrapped IS 300h F SPORT, and it’s a real looker: (Thanks Tim!)

New Lexus IS Receives European 5-Star Safety Recommendation


The Lexus IS 300h has been given a five-star safety ranking from Euro NCAP, making it the safest new car in the Large Family category and one of the top performing cars of 2013. Here’s a video of the crash tests: The IS scored the maximum points in the side barrier test for adult occupants […]

BEYOND Magazine: Roadtrip with the Lexus IS 300h


Official Lexus publication BEYOND Magazine has a featured road trip across the Shikoku island in Japan with architect Hironaka Ogawa and a Ultrasonic Blue IS 300h F SPORT: The journey that Ogawa is embarking on across the island of Shikoku begins here, and a metallic blue Lexus IS is peacefully parked outside. The vehicle’s bright […]