Yes, it’s already that time for a new generation of the Lexus IS. Lexus always designs its cars with the latest and greatest technology and stylish body lines, so it’s always a news shock when they introduce the next generation. The ’06-13 Lexus IS still looks new to us; we still remember when it came out. But the ’14 third-gen Lexus IS is coming, and it is bold. For the interior, Lexus is now offering the optional Mark Levinson upgrade for all of you true ballers. No aftermarket audio upgrades will ever be necessary with a Levinson audio-equipped car. On the exterior, the physical size is increasing, giving the car a serious attitude along with a new iconic grille that all-new Lexus cars are coming with. Keeping the same powerplant as the previous generation, the IS is still offered as a 250 and 350 model (various options come with both engines). Although the car still has the same engine, it is not the same car. We track tested both the second- and third-generation Lexus IS cars back-to-back, and the performance difference is phenomenal. Attributing factors include the chassis tuning, updated electronics, and new transmission (offered in both RWD and AWD). Since the original Altezza (first-gen Lexus IS), we’ve all been tuning or watching these cars get modified. We can’t wait to see how the new ’14 Lexus IS gets modified. Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!