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2021 Lexus IS has deceptively good looks

While the exterior looks brand-new, Lexus' new sport sedan is just a face-lift underneath.

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Daniel Golson
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Lexus has unveiled the 2021 IS sport sedan, and while the look is new it's really just a face-lift.

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The new IS rides on the same platform and has the same wheelbase as the outgoing car, but it's a little longer and wider.

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Lexus says the 2021 IS has been the first model developed at Toyota's new Technical Center Shimoyama in Aichi, Japan, which has a 3.3-mile test track.

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Lexus says the new car is lighter and stiffer than before, and should be more fun in the corners.

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While the interior has been left mostly untouched, the air vents and center console have a new design.

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The infotainment system finally is a touchscreen and has both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Amazon Alexa integration.

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For the first time 19-inch wheels are available, including forged BBS units on the F Sport.

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The base engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder, while a 3.5-liter V6 is available in two states of tune.

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Keep going for more pictures of the 2021 Lexus IS sport sedan.

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