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2022 Lexus IS500 F Sport Performance revealed with 352kW V8, not for Australia

The 2022 Lexus IS500 F Sport Performance has been unveiled – however, the V8-powered sedan has been designed "exclusively for the [left-hand-drive] North American market" and won't come to Australia. Lexus has answered enthusiasts' calls since the demise of the IS F in 2014 for a high-performance V8 version of the brand's IS mid-size sedan – with the new model scoring a new 'F Sport Performance' designation, between the existing 'F Sport' and 'F' badges...

Lexus teases new F Sport model – UPDATE: Teased again, and it's an IS!

UPDATE, 22 February 2021: Lexus has teased its upcoming F Sport model once again, this time releasing a photo of a red IS sedan's rear window, now surrounded by black trim – all but confirming the mid-size sedan will be the vehicle to receive the carbon-fibre engine cover teased last week...

2022 Lexus IS F, LS F and LC F due in November 2021 with up to 493kW – report

Lexus could be set to expand its F performance division later this year with a trio of V8-powered sedans and coupes, according to overseas reports. Japanese publication Best Car Web claims Lexus will launch three new F-badged, eight-cylinder performance cars in Japan in November 2021: the IS F, LS F and LC F...

2021 Lexus IS gets TRD, Modellista styling options

As it often does, the unveiling of a new Lexus model has been followed by the availability of TRD and Modellista styling tweaks.  Regular readers will be familiar with this theme, and other recent styling 'upgrades' from the TRD and Modellista lines have included the new Yaris Cross, the RAV4, the C-HR and the Prius – among others...

2021 Lexus IS price and specs: New-look sedan here from November

2021 Lexus IS starts from $61,500 (before on-road costs) IS 300h Sports Luxury, 350 Luxury models discontinued Enhancement Packs integrated into model pricing list 19-inch wheels standard on F Sport hero models Australian pricing for the 2021 Lexus IS range has been announced today, revealing a more streamlined line-up – albeit with the addition of pre-defined 'Enhancement Pack' models to the range...

2021 Lexus IS revealed, Australian launch due late 2020

The covers have come off a refreshed 2021 Lexus IS sedan this morning, making official the images that leaked online this week. Debuting a sharper and more resolved take on the 'L-Finesse' styling themes of its predecessor, the new IS sedan looks set to bring a tougher and more imposing image on the road...

2021 Lexus IS revealed in leaked images

Update, June 16: the new 2021 Lexus IS is now official. Full story here. The new-look 2021 Lexus IS has been revealed just hours ahead of its official unveiling, thanks to a set of leaked images that have appeared on Instagram and YouTube. The images, although low-quality (particularly the YouTube shots) offer a comprehensive look at what we'll see when the covers come off tomorrow morning...

2021 Lexus IS teased – UPDATE: June 16 unveiling confirmed

Update, June 16: the new 2021 Lexus IS is now official. Full story here. Update, June 15: The new IS has now been revealed through leaked photos. See our story here. Update, June 12: Lexus has now confirmed it will unveil the new-generation 2021 Lexus IS on June 16 at 9am, AEST...

Lexus 'step-up' campaign realigns SUV pricing

Lexus Australia has announced drive-away pricing across its volume-selling SUV range, along with its IS sports sedan. Having sold a record amount of crossovers during the first quarter of 2019 (2283 units to be exact, up 9.0%), the Japanese luxury brand has launched what is dubbed the 'step-up' campaign, which sees $10,000 steps between its core SUV models...

2020 Lexus IS rendered

This could be your first look at the all-new Lexus IS, thanks to a pair of speculative renderings recently published in Japanese media and posted online by Arabic publication, Almuraba. According to the report, these images were created by Japanese artists given an early look at the new IS by Lexus...

2017 Lexus IS Model Range pricing and specs: New looks and more kit for mid-sized sedan

The facelifted  2017 Lexus IS mid-sized sedan range has arrived in Australia, complete with styling changes, revised equipment lists and new pricing. Key updates include eight exterior and some 15 interior design changes said to have drawn inspiration from the RC Coupe range, "effectively creating a four-door of the coupe", according to Lexus Australia...