Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
5 minute read
25 Mar 2021
8:27 am

Lexus makes bold statement with facelift IS

Charl Bosch

With the radical rework comes a hybrid exclusive heart.

In F Sport guise and in Polaris Blue, the IS looks simply stunning.

Taking or doing something to the extreme defines exactly what it means without the need for fancy or clever sounding adjectives. In simple terms, going all out with no expense spared; a philosophy Lexus has more than taken to heart with the updated IS. While fundamentally the same generation that debuted seven years ago, the restyle shown last year was such that it nearly classified the IS as all-new model. It therefore resulted in the obvious popping-up; can it finally take-on the Germans? Back to the past The IS story is of course well-known. Unveiled in 1998 as Lexus’ smallest...