2021 Lexus IS sport sedan looks new

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LEXUS UN­VEILED the 2021 IS sport sedan, and while it looks sharper and fresher than the cur­rent IS, it’s essen­tially a ma­jor facelift rid­ing on a re­vised ver­sion of the same plat­form. Ev­ery ex­te­rior body panel is new and even the door glass doesn’t seem to be car­ried over. The new IS has a lower shark­like front end with an even larger and more com­plex spin­dle grille than be­fore. At rear, Lexus has con­nected low-down tail­lights with a cen­tral light bar. The dif­fuser is more pro­nounced and the li­cense plate sur­round is less an­gu­lar. Pow­er­trains re­main the same as the cur­rent model, too. The base rear­wheel-drive IS 300 uses a tur­bocharged in­line-four still pro­duc­ing 241bhp and 350Nm of torque, but the 8-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion has been re­vised. The Lexus IS 300 AWD uses a nat­u­rally as­pi­rated 3.5-litre V6 that makes 260bhp and 320Nm, and it’s mated to a 6-speed au­to­matic.

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