2021 Lexus IS: why???
New body panels? I guess.
New car? I don’t think so…
It looks like Lexus is following this new sedan “redesign” trend with its “new” 2021 IS.
Since these sedans do not sell well anymore, they now think a “heavy facelift” is good enough to call it an all-new car.
This is exactly what VW did with the 2020 Passat.
It does have new panels. On top of the old structure.
And the interior only sees a redesigned dash top and console. So it “seems” new.
I actually think the 2020 IS dashboard looks more modern than the revised 2021.
(That round vent on the side really does not belong there…
The exterior looks like quite a mess. The side scoop in front of the rear wheel is just way too pronounced.
This is just too bad. As I mentioned before, a while some Lexus Execs were wondering about a total change for the next IS. Something more like a fastback or sporty wagon type.
Instead, they went the easy and ugly way.
Which is really too bad.
I wonder if anyone at Lexus really thinks this redesign will sell more than the previous one???
A revised Genesis G70 is just around the corner. And it already looks 100 times better than this.
And, the G70 will come with a fastback design in addition to the regular sedan.
(Thanks to a reader for the tip)