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43Lexus gives Jay Leno a shot at driving its 2014 IS

After we drove a prototype of the 2014 Lexus IS, we were told that Lexus was shipping it back to Japan. As it turns out, late-night funnyman Jay Leno was already in the motherland with the coming sport sedan, and he lapped it around Fuji Motor Speedway with Chief Engineer Junichi Furuyama.

1572014 Lexus IS prototype

No one was comparing the IS to the BMW 3 Series, and for Lexus that was a problem.

25Lexus bringing next-gen IS to Detroit

With ES, GS and LS models all now minty fresh at your local Lexus showroom, it was only a matter of time before we had official word that the company's IS had a replacement in the wings. That word has come down today in an ultra brief press release that names the date and venue that the sheet will be pulled on the new car: January 15th in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show.

47Lexus prices updated RX among other models

So a new front-drive Lexus RX 350 will now set you back $40,185, but that's really not the most interesting pricing news from Lexus. That would be the RX 350 F Sport, which debuts for the 2013 model year in July, carrying a base sticker of $47,875.

31Rumormill: 2014 Lexus IS to ride on stretched Toyota FT-86 platform

If, like us, you've been racking your brain to figure out how Toyota is possibly going to be able to offer the FT-86 anywhere near its price target, Road & Track may have part of the answer for you. The magazine is reporting that the next-generation Lexus IS will ride on a stretched version of the low-dollar coupe's platform, allowing Toyota to spread the development costs between the two models. With the production version of the FT-86 due in dealerships in 2012, the IS is expected to bow s

20Spy Shots: Next-gen Lexus IS mule makes the rounds

Next-generation Lexus IS spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

29SEMA Preview: Lexus reveals four tuned IS Fs, IS 350 and LX570

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12SEMA Preview: Lexus GS 460 by Five Axis

Click above for a high-res image of the Five Axis Lexus GS 460

22Updated 2009 Lexus IS images arrive on web

Click above to view gallery of the 2009 Lexus IS

8Lexus IS 350 readies for American Le Mans Series debut

Team Lexus has been working feverishly to develop the new IS 350 racecar for the ALMS GT2 class, and it looks like they're getting closer to the start line.

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