2021 Lexus IS: What You Need to Know

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Lexus Updates the IS for a New Decade

For the first time since 2013, Lexus has significantly updated the IS sports sedan for 2021. It has new sheet metal, a new performance attitude, and updated technology for the new model year. It's not entirely new, though, as it rides on the existing platform and uses the previous generation’s powertrains. 

Engineered on the racetracks at the new Toyota Technical Center Shimoyama in Japan, the new IS is tuned to have a more driver-focused balance of ride and comfort. 

“What we had foremost in mind in developing the new IS was to make it a car that excelled in communicating with the driver regardless of the road conditions or driving situation,” said Chief Engineer Naoki Kobayashi of Lexus International. “We aimed to make the new IS a Lexus compact sports sedan that provides high-quality riding comfort while offering a high level of vehicle control.”

On the following pages, we’ll preview the features of the 2021 Lexus IS sports sedan. A full review will be coming soon. 

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