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by Adam Lynton
Toyota's luxury division is preparing a new version of its sports sedan, and we've got the photos to prove it.
The all-new 2014 Lexus IS has been spotted testing in Europe as the carmaker continues with its lineup revamp program. The last time we spied the upcoming new IS, the Japanese automaker was testing out the drivetrain and suspension using a mule wearing the modified body of the current-generation car. So this is the first time we've got a look at the new body shape that is seemingly adopting a more aggressive version of the spindle grille as part of the brand's shapely new design language.
The new IS is expected to be based on a shortened version of the larger GS platform. Overall dimensions appear the same but it's expected to have shed a few pounds, which ought to help both performance and fuel economy. The sedan will be the first variant of the IS released, followed by a convertible and a high-performance IS-F model a year later.