Lexus has killed its GS range as it consolidates its offerings, with a sportier IS tipped to fill in for the athletic GS F. LEXUS JAPAN has confirmed that it will cease production of the Lexus GS sedan this year, with dealer orders to dry up around June and production
Isaac Bober’s first drive 2017 Lexus IS review with pricing, specs, performance, ride and handling, safety, verdict and score.
The new Lexus IS, old engines apart, is a clear improvement over the old model and there is no doubt it will attract a younger demographic to the brand. But it still just fails to stir the soul the way some of its competitors do. Maybe the new engines, when they finally arrive, will fix that.
“Even before I was appointed Chief Engineer on the IS project, my daily driver was an IS. I started developing this car to leave its mark in history. We’re trying to change the perception of the Lexus brand. In addition to being reliable and comfortable, we’re looking to be a more emotional and aggressive brand and we’re currently in the midst of that transition,” Junichi Furuyama tells Practical Motoring.