2021 Lexus IS Unveiled, On Sale This Fall

2021 Lexus IS Unveiled, On Sale This Fall

Lexus redesigned the IS sedan for 2021. The car has been just unveiled, and reaches dealerships in late fall 2020.

Only two versions – the base IS300 and top IS350 with an F Sport trim availability – are on their way to buyers.

What is new for the 2021 iteration?

The new Lexus IS is one inch higher and wider. Appearance improvements include a larger grille, angled aggressive headlamps, a darker front facia, revised exhaust pipes, a new Circuit Red interior color, two 19-inch wheel designs.

Tech Upgrades

The chassis and suspension have undergone upgrades too. The body becomes more rigid to better steering response. The F Sport trim comes with a Dynamic Handling Package.  

Inside customers will find an optional 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity now. An 8-inch screen is standard (1” larger than before).

Driver-assistance systems, namely AEB, pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control, got enhanced capabilities; blind-spot monitoring is standard anew.


The F Sport trim offers a 3.5-liter 311-hp V6 engine. The base IS300 comes with a 241-hp 2.0-liter inline turbo four (RWD) or a 3.5-liter 260-hp V6 engine (AWD). For the higher-end IS350 modification, Lexus offers a more powerful V6.

The company hopes this redesign for 2021 will help regain the market share that has fallen since 2014.

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