Lexus Teases Redesigned IS; Big Ol' Grille Seems Intact

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems
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Lexus has redesigned its midsize IS because the styling wasn’t daring enough already.

The updated model was teased in an image released by Lexus ahead of next week’s Beijing Motor Show, where the next IS will be officially unveiled.

The automaker says the next-generation model will bring “exciting breakthroughs based on the Lexus signature L-finesse design philosophy,” and assures us that the IS will wow everyone with “greatly enhanced visual impact.”

Like a scrambled porn channel, there’s much left to the imagination in this image, but it’s clear that Lexus is still really enthused about the company’s controversial spindle grille.

Will the revamped styling be joined by new model designations and powertrains? Stay tuned for the full reveal after the Beijing show kicks off on the 25th.

[Image: Toyota Motor Corporation]

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  • Toyota FT-4X Toyota FT-4X on Apr 19, 2016

    is that car worth to buy? or that's one of ugly car in the world? so they hide all part but headlamp? but, from its wheel, that's look so premium, i hope so!

  • Pete Zaitcev Pete Zaitcev on Apr 20, 2016

    I don't mind what it looks from the outside, and I could even live with the turbo 2-liter, but I'd buy it only if they got rid of the touchpad and the analog clock. Basically, get back to the 2009 interior.

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    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Apr 20, 2016

      @fvfvsix "If I get in a luxury car, it better not motherf*ckin tell me what G-D time it is!" He's just talking, he's not actually a customer for the car in any way.

  • Noble713 Noble713 on Apr 20, 2016

    I see plenty of "new Lexus" designs around here, and I like the design language....EXCEPT that stupid "Nike swoosh" running light. I've talked with my Future-Wife-in-Training about getting a last-generation IS350 for her at some point in the indeterminate future. Last-gen only because the current-gen ones are still ~$40k used.

  • Land Ark Land Ark on Apr 20, 2016

    Looks like it has jowls. I'm ready for those to go as a design element but we're just getting started.