Lexus IS

Crash: 3000hp Lexus ISF by EKanooRacing takes off like a plane

Mar 19, 2015

In what can only be described as a freak accident, EKanooRacing and its heavily modified Lexus ISF drag car has inadvertently demonstrated the importance of wheelie bars and good front end aero. The twin-turbo V8...

Lexus IS F production ceases, makes way for RC F

Aug 01, 2014

It looks like the days are numbered for our old friend the Lexus IS F. A source from Lexus has told international media production has stopped for the V8 performance sedan. Given Lexus is about...

Volvo S60 Polestar vs Lexus IS F: comparison review (video)

Jul 29, 2014

Before you get to heavyweights like the BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C 63, you have these two tantilising underdogs. Can the turbo newcomer be a match for the V8 veteran?...

Lexus trademarks ‘IS 200t’ nameplate – report

May 30, 2014

Lexus has reportedly filed a trademark application for an ‘IS 200t’ nameplate, seemingly confirming a turbocharged IS for the near future. According to a recent Motor Authority report in the US, Lexus has filed a...

Lexus IS ’25 Anniversario’ to celebrate brand’s 25th birthday

May 13, 2014

Lexus’s 25th birthday is coming up, and as a way of marking the occasion it will announce a special edition Lexus IS sedan called the 25 Anniversario. It will don a number of sporty highlights....

Lexus IS 300 with TT V8 conversion hits the dyno

Mar 25, 2014

Just a humble first-generation Lexus IS 300 laying down some figures on the dyno… We should mention the regular 3.0-litre 157kW six-cylinder has been replaced with a twin-turbo 5.3-litre Vortec 5300 LS Chevrolet V8, equating...

2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport review (video)

Feb 26, 2014

With sharper looks, more advanced technologies, and a much-needed interior overhaul, the new 2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport could very well be the best premium sports sedan in the segment...

For Sale: Lexus IS 200 with 1UZ 4.0L V8 conversion

Feb 15, 2014

The first-gen Lexus IS 200 is already regarded as a great driver’s car. The only main drawback is the engine, or more specifically, the fact the platform could do with more power. A unique 1999...

2013 Lexus IS 300h review (video)

Dec 09, 2013

For the first time ever Lexus has applied its renowned hybrid technology to the mid-size IS sedan. Here we take a look into the IS 300h F Sport variant which is the sportiest in the...

2013 Lexus IS 250 review (video)

Oct 15, 2013

Lexus’s best-selling model in Australia has been refreshed, reinvigorated, and reinstated with the pure driving enthusiasts the nameplate originally connected with. The new 2013 IS 250 is sharper, more dynamic, and better equipped than the...

Lexus design challenge winners announced for SEMA

Aug 26, 2013

Lexus recently asked enthusiasts to come up with a tuning design proposal for the new 2014 Lexus IS. Entrant Rob Evans has been announced as the winner, and the proposal will be built and shown...

Lexus planning ‘all-new’ concept for Frankfurt, IS F replacement?

Aug 20, 2013

Lexus will unveil an all-new concept car at the upcoming 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, as well as the new GS 300h hybrid. Could the concept be a preview to a possible IS F replacement? Very...