Thursday, September 29, 2022
News New 2021 Lexus IS Teased In an Official Image

New 2021 Lexus IS Teased In an Official Image

Lexus promises to bring the thrill of driving in the compact luxury car segment with their new 2021 IS sport sedan

  • World debut takes place on June 9th.

  • The reveal will take place on Lexus’ Facebook page.


The Japanese luxury makers have clearly not given up on sport sedans. Only last week, Acura revealed the all-new 2021 TLX promising that it will rekindle the passion and drive that once defined Honda’s luxury brand. This time, it’s Lexus that will attempt to light a spark under what was arguably once one of the best compact sport sedans in the world: The Lexus IS.

The 2021 Acura TLX is Seeking Brand Redemption

The difference here is that Toyota’s luxury brand is not referring to the 2021 Lexus IS as all-new, but simply “new”. We reported only a few weeks ago that this might be the case and now we have some form of confirmation.

2021 Lexus IS To Get a Slew Of Updates; Next Generation Still A Few Years Away

The only real visible aspect in the image is the continuous red LED taillight which gives nothing away. Even a brightened up image shows little more than reflectors in the bumper and lines below it that remind us of a diffuser.

The Lexus press release is bold and straightforward: “Bringing the thrill of driving to the compact luxury sports car segment, Lexus will pull the cover off the new 2021 IS sports sedan next week.” They are not stating that they are bringing “back” the thrill, more along the lines that this updated IS will be more entertaining to drive than it was. It’s no secret, the Lexus IS hasn’t been all that thrilling in a long time.

The new 2021 Lexus IS will go live on Lexus’ Facebook page on June 9th.

Lexus IS | Photo: Lexus

Trending Now

BMW Unveils the XM, the Most Powerful Vehicle in its History

The following vehicle leaves the factory with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, but let's just say that its primary mission is to deliver a good...

Nissan and NISMO Introduce Track-Ready Nissan Z GT4

The Nismo GT4 is a track-only car. It is fully tuned for severe competition use. The new Nissan Z is showing well so far,...

The Jeep Wrangler Soldiers on Without the EcoDiesel Engine From Next Year

A final Farout Edition will close order books on the 3.0L diesel engine. The EcoDiesel will no longer be offered with the Ram...

The 2023 Kia Niro Hybrid will Start at $26,490 in the US

Three trim levels will be available Sales will begin this month in the United States The plug-in hybrid and the electric versions will...

Ram Once Considering the Return of a Midsize Pickup

The Dakota bowed out in 2011. The midsize truck segment is extremely hot at the moment. It’s possible that Ram’s been kicking itself for...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.