French Canadian auto critic Jacques Duval from La Presse has driven the next-generation Lexus IS, and he has described the handling as “absolutely outstanding”.
Auto Express has driven the next-generation Lexus IS 300h, and called the new hybrid powertrain “quiet and smooth”, with “impeccable refinement”.
According to Consumer Reports, Lexus is expected to announce a customer service campaign to fix the emergency trunk release in the 2007-2013 Lexus ES, 2006-2012 Lexus IS, and 2013 Lexus GS.
Here’s a video of the next-generation Lexus IS prototype from Australian publication Drive.
Graeme Fletcher from The National Post has driven the next-generation Lexus IS prototype, and provides a very detailed account of the experience on the autocross course.
Along with the traditional automotive media, Jay Leno also had an opportunity to drive the next-generation Lexus IS prototype.