2014 Lexus IS. Detroit Auto Show debut confirmed

Marc Lavoie December 10, 2012 1

2014 Lexus IS – We’ll be in Detroit to get a first feel of the 2014 Lexus IS next January. This will be the third generation of a car that was once introduced at the New York Auto Show back in 2005.  Since then, the car has been sold aplenty by Lexus, becoming one of their best selling vehicle and competing against BMW’s 3 Series, the Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Cadillac CTS.

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The new 2014 Lexus IS is going to be sportier and more upscale

The 2014 Lexus IS to compete with the best

Press members are already testing out the prototype version of the next Lexus to go up against the all-new Cadillac ATS and BMW 3 Series. Styling cues from the LF-CC concept are strongly expected as well as interior hints from the LFA supercar.  We’re assuming both IS250 and IS350 will be back with a 6-speed and 8-speed automatic transmissions respectively.

Front view of the 2014 Lexus IS prototype

Don’t be surprised if the IS grows up in size as it’s not sharing its platform with the new GS from the Japanese luxury car maker.  We’d also like to think the IS350 is going to offer more power than the outgoing version. As far as prices, they have not been announced, neither has the IS F hardcore sedan.

Competitors : Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Infiniti G37, Volvo S60

What do you think about the next 2014 Lexus IS?