Comments - Lexus Reveals New IS

Published: Jan 09, 2013
Description: With dozens of new debuts kicking off the new year, Lexus wouldn't want to miss out on the action at the Detroit Auto Show next week. And with the reveal of the all-new IS, it's sure to garn...
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Brian Snyder Apr 30, 2013
This is so ugly, I decided to get the current 2013 when I saw what's coming in 2014. This doesn't look like luxury to me...many of the lines look forced and unbalanced. The concept car looked good but they made too many sacrifices in the production model. Sorry Lexus, I'd be surprised if this sells.
Cindy Ngo Jan 11, 2013
Cool Chevy spark EV (Electric Viecle
Cindy Ngo Jan 11, 2013
The tallight Look's wierd
Cindy Ngo Jan 11, 2013
Expensive and cool
Cindy Ngo Jan 11, 2013
Where's The Aventator J?
Cindy Ngo Jan 11, 2013
The SLS AMG Black sieres Is cool
Cindy Ngo Jan 11, 2013
Fiesta ST Look's Like his big brother the Focus ST
Cindy Ngo Jan 11, 2013
It's a drift car?
Cindy Ngo Jan 11, 2013
The bumper look's cool
Cindy Ngo Jan 11, 2013
That look's better then the xf and xfr
Cindy Ngo Jan 11, 2013
Look's cool
Cindy Ngo Jan 11, 2013
The roof is really carbon fiber
Cindy Ngo Jan 11, 2013
Wagon:Not so cool Sedan:cool
Cindy Ngo Jan 11, 2013
I'm not sure Mercedes-Benz make the New E65 AMG
Cindy Ngo Jan 11, 2013
It's so cool
Cindy Ngo Jan 11, 2013
Look's new
Jon Ashley Jan 10, 2013
It looks pretty cool. The headlights are bothering me a bit, but at least its a bold design. I like it, although I'm a bit more enthusiastic about the new Infiniti Q50
Trent Griffin Jan 10, 2013
Hideous....long live Lexus.
Jörgen Nilsson Jan 10, 2013
Author: yeah, it was expensive, but still road going.
supra_mkiv Jan 10, 2013
I bet it would look more enhanced in black or dark gray
Mohammed Serwan Jan 10, 2013
Amazing design I love it so much despite of my real love and loyalty to German cars but newly I like Lexus too because I see the real Japanese creation
Carlton Sofocusedon Green Jan 10, 2013
As a Infiniti driver, Im a fan of this. I never really Lexus. This is stunning tho. Looks better than the GS. I love the grille and the lines of the bodywork
Ryan Patrick Clauson Jan 10, 2013
I don't get the headlights, the don't go with the lines of the car at all
Justin Routh Jan 10, 2013
Alot better but i dont like the grille. I think the germans and caddy are still ahead but im liking where lexus is going
Zac D'Anna Jan 10, 2013
Wow this is actually brutal
Anders Schrøder Jan 10, 2013
I think it's perfect. Wouldn't have mine in white though.
Chaz Gill Jan 10, 2013
Named after the tank?
Nick Knoll Jan 09, 2013
That is mind bogglingly horrid, there isn't a safe place to rest your eye, the dyslexic hour glass, the wierd pointy crap, Lexus must think Acuras are ugly! Lets make ours worse!
Timothy Hooker Jan 09, 2013
maybe a giant inter cooler peaking out behind that grill would make it better
Otto Klahn Jan 09, 2013
Lexus has finely found their styling sweet spot. Good job!
Quinn Beaupré Jan 09, 2013
Good look. Not a huge fan of the grill
Colby Church Jan 09, 2013
Every brand needs an identity of some sort. I like where this is headed. Doesn't look bad at all, and I'm not Toyota's biggest fan by any stretch of the imagination.
Jacob Burford Jan 09, 2013
I like it that Lexus is trying to fix there image, but I'm just not feeling there front ends!
Author Norman R. Colson Jan 09, 2013
@Jorgen, I mean I was reading the production cost for the LFA as ridiculous, I think they could make an affordable version for the everyday driver with less
Waleed Alshahri Jan 09, 2013
I think Lexus is trying to be like Merc and BMW by making general brand print ((the grill)). You can distinguish a Merc design without seeing the tri star.
Jason Brown Jan 09, 2013
Very aggressive look. Love it. Hooker, just use a touchless car wash with pressure hose. That will clean all the bugs off without any problem.
Ryan Heetderks Jan 09, 2013
Great design!
Timothy Hooker Jan 09, 2013
Lexus is now in the business of bug catcher... good luck cleaning that grill
Sean John Jan 09, 2013
it should look good in black
Jörgen Nilsson Jan 09, 2013
Author:what do you mean by "a street version of the LFA"? The LFA is not a track only car...
Zeus Mocha Jan 09, 2013
Very different and bold move. If it wasn't for the led strip it would have went south for me but it's holding. Can't wait to see it next weeked
Jeffrey Frank Jan 09, 2013
Lexus made a valiant attempt to dethrone the Juke for the ugliest looking headlights, but came up just short - a strong second indeed.
Aj White Jan 09, 2013
Gorgeous
Maaz Khan Jan 09, 2013
I'm sure it's probly better looking inperson
Dimitris Poulis Jan 09, 2013
ugly very ugly!!!!!
Ahmed Barrasali Jan 09, 2013
In black it will be Darth vader's car.
Mike Bakhsheshi Jan 09, 2013
Pretty much, all the Lexus models appear the same with the predator front end.
Zaire Wilkins Jan 09, 2013
Now this is nice but. Cant wait to see the new G
Greg Kenerly Jan 09, 2013
Like the new grille design. The headlights look too small. My wife had an 08 is350. That thing could move. Backseat legroom was awful. Loved the heated/cooled seats and paddle shifters.
John Serely Jan 09, 2013
Wow...it looks a million times better than the last one. Certainly better than the 3 series, g sedan, and a4. The front end is a little busy, however. I cant wait to see how this drives compared to the ATS
Aaron Sparks Jan 09, 2013
Looks way too similar to the GS. Kinda disappointing.
Mclaren Slr Jan 09, 2013
for years this company and its owner could not make an attractive image for themselves and still so........
Joel Hayes Jan 09, 2013
Love it! A concept car for real roads!
Garrick Rainey Jan 09, 2013
Oh my! I really like where Lexus is headed with their designs. This is sexy.
Douglas Goncalves Jan 09, 2013
This new design does look a lot better. Check out the LED lights. They look like the Nike logo!
Vincent Chen Jan 09, 2013
Not bad, don't like the headlights though
Matt Piccolo Jan 09, 2013
Damn, this looks freaking amazing! 4 years ago, I'd have never have believed this was a Lexus! Lexus is on a role!
Richard Ly Jan 09, 2013
Look serious..
Author Norman R. Colson Jan 09, 2013
I love the car overall look including the grill
Shane Prasad Jan 09, 2013
Looks like the grill can be used as a cheese grater too.
Serge Pankratov Jan 09, 2013
Ugh! They messed it up! I dont like it. Especially those headlights.. Wtf?
Author Norman R. Colson Jan 09, 2013
Funny they can do an gs, ls, Lx, but not a street version of the LFA huh? I know limited production excuses!
Daniel Anglevik Jan 09, 2013
Oh lord have mercy... WHAT a beautiful car. I WANT IT. The IS250/350 is one of the best looking standard car ever. But this.....
Kyle Christenson Jan 09, 2013
Grill seems very similar to Audi
William Downs Jan 09, 2013
Oh boy, lexus look mean as hell now, live how agressive there designs are now
Dylan Bruder Jan 09, 2013
I hate that new grill
Jackson Michael Jan 09, 2013
That's really nice
Description: Pictured here in F Sport trim (not to be confused with the full-on IS F performance model), the new third-generation IS cuts a rather dynamic profile in white pearl with what looks like a rather sumpt...
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Description: Further details are slated to be released once the car is fully unveiled in Detroit next week, but we're expecting the 2.5-liter V6 in the IS 250 and the 3.5-liter V6 in the IS 350 to be joined e...
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Sean John Jan 13, 2013
@ian, i have an 05 is300 manual, and your right its a dream to drive and its also very reliable i highly recomend one to anyone that can find one of these rare cars
Zaire Wilkins Jan 10, 2013
I never knew an IS350 was faster than the G37 But thats only cause the G weighs more than a GS
Ian Ragsdale Jan 10, 2013
I second that Ethan. The first gen is300 with a 2jz n/a and a manual was a dream to drive.
Zaire Wilkins Jan 09, 2013
Nothing changes
Ethan Amo Jan 09, 2013
You know, I liked lexus when they offered manuals..at least as an option...
Brian Snyder Jan 18, 2013
So upset about this design, I'm now NOT getting a new IS. Maybe I'll get a used one, which I like better. Or just start looking elsewhere.
Justin Johnson Jan 10, 2013
It looks the freaking same except the grille
Jacob Burford Jan 09, 2013
I'll stick with a 3-Series, or the new ATS!
Simeon Prasad Jan 09, 2013
Ugly.
Timothy Hooker Jan 09, 2013
wtf is going on with the body in front of the back tire? this looks like it was designed by a first year student trying to make a name for themselves with something "radical"...not a fan
David Maio Williams Jan 09, 2013
Dreadful. Grille is gross, clumsy and wildly overstated. The entire car has lost it's elegance.
Allen Kim Jan 09, 2013
Looks like an Audi A4
Rodney Coleman Jan 09, 2013
Looks like a squished LS
Zaire Wilkins Jan 09, 2013
Can you say twisted
John Serely Jan 09, 2013
Im not a fan of the side skirts
Prince Huang Jan 09, 2013
I love the 3 series but this is very very cool and I like it
Janak Solanki Jan 09, 2013
No me gusta
Matt Piccolo Jan 09, 2013
This looks awesome! Loving every bit of this!
Ryan Faber Jan 09, 2013
I wouldn't call it trash but Im not like the styling either.
Jonathan Ippolito Jan 09, 2013
What a pathetic piece of trash
Daniel Anglevik Jan 09, 2013
Simply...perfect
Jeremy Russell Jan 09, 2013
The lines are a little weird back there, but it's unique and pretty cool all in all
Tyler Tarbox Jan 09, 2013
Not a fan of the back half
Dylan Bruder Jan 09, 2013
Quirky lines in the back
Miko Reginella Jan 12, 2013
All I'm going to say is that I hope there will be a facelift soon...
Erick MacCormack Jan 10, 2013
They dragged out the tail lights way too long. It looks terrible.
Lorenzo Martin Jan 10, 2013
Front is not bad just a little getting used too but the rear and the taillights horrible. Looks more cheaper looking from the back
Jonathan Tjandra Jan 10, 2013
Its just like the mazda2 sedan but the mazda look more better than this
Jonathan Tjandra Jan 10, 2013
WTF?! What is happening with your good design lexus?! The previous model way more better than this, this thing is look really awful
David Markham Jan 10, 2013
I never saw the first concept pic, but this looks like a decent facelift to me. Certainly looks more purposeful.
Justin Johnson Jan 10, 2013
It looks like the same body style but front and rear updates, the hype is gone from the first picture.
Carlton Sofocusedon Green Jan 10, 2013
I like what they did with the tailights. I dont like the connecting fender line but thats just concept art anyway. Itll never make it to production.
darrellbell24 Jan 10, 2013
@shaniqua looking like Rasputia from Norbit
Nick Knoll Jan 10, 2013
When will Toyota get that adding fangs only makes there cars look retarded, since there trying to make the most boring driving cars look agressive, fangs don't fix numb steering and boring driving dynamics *caugh camry*
darrellbell24 Jan 09, 2013
@shaniqua I'm getting ashy from just looking at yo dry ass
darrellbell24 Jan 09, 2013
@shaniqua well with a name like yours you have no right to call anyone a dumbass except your parents you fat a** , pig looking piece of shit
Danny M. Wong Jan 09, 2013
Front is an Audi. Rear is an Acura. Good job Toyota
Timothy Hooker Jan 09, 2013
ahhh...it just keeps getting worse the more I scroll..
Benjamin Hardaway Jan 09, 2013
I don't like it. Maybe I'll have to wait to see it in person or something.
Shaniqua Latisha Jan 09, 2013
Dumbass
Shaniqua Latisha Jan 09, 2013
Because Darrell everyone has an opinion and it does not have to be the same as yours
Chaz Neal Jan 09, 2013
Like the back kinda tsxish but not the front
darrellbell24 Jan 09, 2013
I loved everything until I saw the rear.... how could you all say this looks good??!!!! its absolutely horrible and this is coming from a current IS lover. I hate this new rear. Lexus, please, don't you ever put this into production. Just because you want to innovate doesn't mean make it ugly....
Dominic Keilty Jan 09, 2013
The IS is crying!
Bhavin Amin Jan 09, 2013
The tail lights should be taller in height then they wouldn't look too bad. Right now it looks like a TSX from the rear. Hope they make an IS-F coupe. They will have to do something really unique to beat out the M3, C63, RS5, CTS-V
Rodrigo Allen Jan 09, 2013
What were they thinking?
Zaire Wilkins Jan 09, 2013
Wow the rear is better than the GS
John Serely Jan 09, 2013
I like the front...but the rear lights are horrific. Someone forget to tell the taillight designer that they were designing taillights, not tail-and-side-lights
Greg Kenerly Jan 09, 2013
I like the rear better than the front.
Aaron Sparks Jan 09, 2013
Oh my... That's terrible.
Parker Leach Jan 09, 2013
The lines on the car look good but, the taillights integrated with the lines of the car looks odd.
Adam Beiersdorfer Jan 09, 2013
The back looks too much like an Acura in the back in my opinion... And that's not doing it for me...
Garrick Rainey Jan 09, 2013
I was liking it a lot until I saw the back of it, and I'm not to happy about it..
Prince Huang Jan 09, 2013
Lights look weird. Hmmm
Taylor Little Jan 09, 2013
These tail lights should be head lights.
Paul Smolin Jan 09, 2013
Looks very ugly don't know how can anyone see anything good looking in this rear
Matt Piccolo Jan 09, 2013
That back looks sick! Hopefully they return the stacked exhaust on the is-f again!
Brock Bulbul Jan 09, 2013
I personally love the design. Very fluid, very feminine. Not a guys car to me though.
Ryan Faber Jan 09, 2013
....I hope it looks better in person :/
Ryan Faber Jan 09, 2013
Im sorry but what were they thinking??? How did the back half make the cut? Lexus needs to take it back to the drawing board. This is coming from an IS fan too.
Alex Renaud Jan 09, 2013
I like how the line carries through from the taillight down to the back of the side skirt.
Daniel Anglevik Jan 09, 2013
Damn!!!! How on earth would anyone choose an Audi A4 over this?? Cant wait for a testdrive
Dirk Austin Greer Jan 09, 2013
I like it. That back end is very fluid and beautiful.
Sean John Jan 13, 2013
still looks better than the new q50
David Cawley Jan 10, 2013
Meh.....
Walter Alexander Thomas Jan 10, 2013
Not too sure of this
darrellbell24 Jan 10, 2013
@jason Hahahah....you are right...I love how I missed that ONE PITICULAR sentence...lol I feel emberassed
Pablo Herasme Jan 09, 2013
Side profile looks a bit boring
Connor Short Jan 09, 2013
I feel like the back (from this view) is a mix of an ILX and a Lancer
Jason Brown Jan 09, 2013
Darrell, read the article. They said Lexus made the car roomier.
darrellbell24 Jan 09, 2013
why would you make this car any smaller lexus. I road in the current IS rear seating once , and I literally had to sit sideways just to make my legs fit so the idea of making it smaller is just beyond me! !!!!
Artie Stowell Jan 09, 2013
Sometimes you have to see it in person. I hope this the case, because this looks awful!
Brendan Bell Jan 09, 2013
They really overdid the wraparound taillights
Ryan Faber Jan 09, 2013
haha @john
John Serely Jan 09, 2013
I wish they would of kept the taillights on the...um...tail.
Justin Tucker Jan 09, 2013
Until I see one in person, I don't like it. Love the old one better.
Jacob Lerklint Jan 09, 2013
Its quite short
Prince Huang Jan 09, 2013
Not bad.
Janak Solanki Jan 09, 2013
Not feeling this one
Matt Piccolo Jan 09, 2013
Shelby, I must disagree, I think that line looks great, it's unique. I think this looks great
Shelby Cassandra Jan 09, 2013
I don't like the body line going up and joining with the taillight. I don't want my car to be terraced.
Kenny Kuang Jan 09, 2013
The is lost it's appeal long time ago and this will not bring it back.
Serge Pankratov Jan 09, 2013
This is where lexus and i will part ways. Its been a good run. The LFA is done with and looks like they butchered the new IS.. In my opinion, of course.
Chris Gaines Jan 09, 2013
makes the back wheel look tiny lol
Daniel Anglevik Jan 09, 2013
I see a lot of the IS250/350 wish is a very good thing. The DNA is about to be shaped
Mohamad Al Alshaikh Jan 09, 2013
I see a lot of GS from the back. They cloud at least made different taillights
Cindy Ngo Jan 11, 2013
It's a f sport?
Jared Oteri Jan 09, 2013
Shit box is all I see here
Zaire Wilkins Jan 09, 2013
Nothing LFA here
William Downs Jan 09, 2013
Lfa inspired, already lexus is throwing tech and styling cues from the lfa into there production. Happy about this
mikegauros Jan 10, 2013
Looks like Honda
Walter Alexander Thomas Jan 10, 2013
Looks nice at the read
Carlton Sofocusedon Green Jan 10, 2013
Tailights prolly look great when lit
Jacob Burford Jan 09, 2013
Nothing special at all!
Matt Piccolo Jan 09, 2013
Sweet ass!
Elton Marroquin Mar 03, 2013
Drop top are for females. But still a sexy car !
Elton Marroquin Mar 03, 2013
The Mkz always been my favorite for luxury
Elton Marroquin Mar 03, 2013
That's nice !
Elton Marroquin Mar 03, 2013
I'm dissatisfied with the exterior.
Elton Marroquin Mar 03, 2013
This car looks real mean ! But looks isn't everything.
Cindy Ngo Jan 11, 2013
Cool!
Jason Brown Jan 11, 2013
Since Lexus, not Audi was the first to use LED in and around the headlights, they should be allowed to use them and make new shapes with them.
supra_mkiv Jan 10, 2013
I like this though
supra_mkiv Jan 10, 2013
lol LEDs are so notorious and cool now that even older cars have em done custom and sometimes it just looks ghetto
Nick Knoll Jan 10, 2013
This new is: for people who say no I want an uglier car with a redundant led strip that isn't even in the headlamp
darrellbell24 Jan 09, 2013
the front looks too much like a GS.....please fix
Walter Alexander Thomas Jan 10, 2013
Love it
Justin Routh Jan 10, 2013
Yeah right! Steak comes first
Mark Fei Ling Jan 09, 2013
We will stop eat steaks
Coleman DuCharme Jan 09, 2013
What the hell are we supposed to do when we run out of cows.
Sean John Jan 13, 2013
much better than the q50
Jon Ashley Jan 10, 2013
The middle class man's LFA. Nice!
Justin McLeod Jan 10, 2013
plain and sIMple, yet refined. lookS like a very cOmfortable and ergonomic place to reside beHind the wheel. One thing i would Redo is the logo size on the wheel, too big imo. plus if you get iN and accident You'll be lexus branded for life. hehe;)
Jonathan Tjandra Jan 10, 2013
I love the interior more than the exterior
supra_mkiv Jan 10, 2013
Damn good interior
Justin Routh Jan 10, 2013
@Alex what are you talking about dude. Lexus is a luxury brand before anything else. Just because this is performance oriented does not mean it shouldnt have cup holders. I bet 95% of these will be daily drivers and people will want the cup holders
Jacob Burford Jan 09, 2013
Lexus's are always nicer inside that out at least!
Ron Vinson Jan 09, 2013
Best Lexus interior ever!
Hou Xuan Jan 09, 2013
Class.
Timothy Hooker Jan 09, 2013
they always get the interior right I will give them that. . minis that giant symbol on the wheel of course
Zeus Mocha Jan 09, 2013
Agreed influenced by the best interior IMO
Alex Renaud Jan 09, 2013
Cup holders? Cup holders have no place in a car that is meant to be driven hard. So what does this say?
Zaire Wilkins Jan 09, 2013
Hmmm pop up nav is here to stay
John Serely Jan 09, 2013
...over ze Germans or caddy, but this is spectacular. I can't wait to read the reviews
John Serely Jan 09, 2013
This might of sold me on it. The LFA had one of my favorite interiors of all time, and this is HEAVILY-influenced by it. And it looks like it had a similar tach, which completes the deal. I would have never thought I would consider a Lexus over...
Pablo Herasme Jan 09, 2013
The Lfa mabe gone now, but it left with a bang on the whole brand
Jacob Lerklint Jan 09, 2013
This might be the best normal car interior I've ever seen
Jimmy Williams Jan 09, 2013
Absolutely love all the new Lexus interiors. Different while still looking high quality.
Jacob Lerklint Jan 09, 2013
Really like it! Lfa style!
William Downs Jan 09, 2013
The whole interior is dripping with lfa
Matt Piccolo Jan 09, 2013
Damn, looks really nice! And I LOVE that tach, right from the LFA!
Shaylen Patel Jan 09, 2013
Lexus interiors look so much better.
Redge Diakité Jan 09, 2013
Perfect!!! And it comes with the LF-A tach :D