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Lexus Drops A 245PS 2.0-liter Turbo Engine Into IS 200t


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After the NX 200t compact SUV and RX 200t SUVs, the IS is the third Lexus to get the Japanese marque's new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine.

Gymkhana on Ice is Quite Different, but it Works too


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Using a modified first-gen Lexus IS300, the crew over at KSS Productions put together a little frozen lake drift video that they say is Gymkhana on ice. We can see what they’re aiming for here and the result is pretty cool, but it’s not the most cohesive of action driving videos we’ve seen.

Damn…Lexus IS F Twin-Turbo Goes Airborne And Flies Over Safety Wall!


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A twin-turbocharged Lexus IS F proved to be too fast for its own good during a recent drag race at the Bahrain International Circuit.

Lexus Says Opinion-Splitting Spindle Grille is Here to Stay, Evolve With Time


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In 2011, the GS mid-size premium sedan was the first Lexus model to get the spindle grille. It sure is an aggressive design feature that has spread, in various forms, to the brand’s other new vehicles – but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

CNET Finds 2015 Lexus IS 250 a Great Everyday Car


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While the Lexus IS, in this case the 250, is a striking looking sedan, everything else about it is distinctly familiar and intuitive. Aside from its looks, the IS has a lot to offer as a great daily driver, as CNET’s Brian Cooley explains in the video.

Video Explains Aquaplaning and What its Dangers Are


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Aquaplaning occurs when the tire of your car can no longer displace enough water and it rises, therefor losing contact (and all grip) with the road.

It happens to varying degrees, and it’s not always as noticeable, but it is usually caused by worn tires with low tread depth.

New Jaguar XE Versus Rivals: Which is the Most Desirable? [w/Poll]


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Jaguar is finally back in the compact exec game, after its so-so attempt with the fwd-biased Ford Mondeo-based X-Type.

New Lexus Crafted Line Special Editions Announced for Pebble Beach


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It's somewhat of a tradition for Lexus to introduce either chic special editions or brand new models at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

The Lexus IS F Saloon is Dead


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The Lexus IS F has been proof that the brand best-known for building quiet, comfortable sedans with impeccable panel fits could also make a totally bonkers M3-fighter.

Lexus Announces Soaring Euro Sales, Says It’s the Continent’s Fastest Growing Premium brand


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Despite the previously noted downward trend of the European car market, it seems it’s now finally becoming a thing of the past. More than a couple of automakers have announced rising sales and a more positive outlook than what they had previously envisioned. Lexus is boasting sales that are 25.4 percent better (24,586 units in total) in the first six months of 2014 than in the same period last year – it’s now the continent’s fastest growing premium brand.

Lexus Adds New IS 300h Executive Edition to UK Range


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Lexus is giving its UK market IS 300h Luxury trim model an Executive upgrade worth £3,390 without adding any cost to consumers. The new Executive Edition builds upon the Luxury grade adding leather upholstery and a factory navigation system with the hybrid model starting from £29,995 OTR.

Lexus IS Gets Mild Updates for the 2015 Model Year


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Lexus had presented a series of mild upgrades for the 2015 IS 250 and IS 350 sedans, including new LED fog lights and a number of cabin enhancements.

New Lexus IS F-Sport 25th Anniversary Edition Debuts in Spain


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Some of you may remember a photo of an aero-tuned Lexus IS from Spain circulating around the net about a month ago and which was wrongly mistaken for the next IS F.

First Image of 2016 Lexus IS F? Nope, But Can You Tell Why It's Not?


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This photo, supposedly showing a 2016 Lexus IS F sedan, was sent to our email by the crew over at Autonocion, who stated that it's the first image of the performance model. I wish it was, but I'm pretty sure it isn't.

Predictable: Lexus IS to Gain Turbo Four from NX Crossover


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While Lexus is still trying to act like it’s 1985 back when diesels clattered, smoked like hell and were slow so therefor unfit for smooth luxury cars, it has finally given in to the other engine-related trend of the industry: downsizing and turbocharging of gasoline-burning motors.

Lexus IS-F is on its Way Out, But Still Gets Some Video Review Attention from MT


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The Lexus IS-F, launched in 2007, was one of the cars you thought about buying if you didn’t want an E90/E92 BMW M3, a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, or a Jaguar XF-R.

It offered comparable but slightly lower performance, vertically-stacked exhaust pipes and a sometimes indecisive eight-speed gearbox (one of the first of its kind) that had to make do with torque coming in high, at 5,200 rpm – some reviews said it was an annoyance while low-speed cruising.

Lexus Brings Eight IS Custom Sedans and One LFA to SEMA


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Wrapping up the Toyota Group's SEMA Show offerings (for now, and unless the Japanese automaker has some more surprises in store for us next week) after the announcements for the Toyota and Scion brands, is Lexus, which plans to display nine customized concepts, including the winner of its "Modify the 2014 IS Competition".

Lexus IS 300h Tries its Luck with Diesel-Powered BMW 3-Series and Audi A4


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The new Lexus IS doesn’t have a diesel variant, which in Europe, is not a good thing for sales. However, the Japanese sedan does have an economical model, the IS 300h hybrid. The folks at Auto Express thought about comparing it with two diesel competitors, the segment leader BMW 320d and the Audi A4 TDI.

Lexus Uses Tablets and Projectors to Promote New IS Hybrid as Sporty and Fun [w/Video]


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With a combined horsepower output of 220, and a quoted 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 8.3 seconds, the Lexus IS300h was never designed to be a performance car. It claws a bit back with its reportedly sharp chassis and good handling, as well as the eye-catching looks, but when it comes to being delivering impressive numbers, this hybrid only delivers them in the economy area alone, and even that comes with an asterisk.

Five Cars Tested by Euro NCAP; Opel Adam and Mitsubishi Space Star Dissapoint with Four Stars


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As cars have been getting safer, the entities behind the rating systems have been making them increasingly stringent, up to the point where nowadays a four-star car, rated by Euro NCAP is safer or as safe as a five-star car from five years ago.

However, it is still expected that most new models will have no trouble in achieving the maximum rating, as all manufacturers now have vast experience in the field of safety and can prepare accordingly.