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2020 Lexus IS: Redesign Info & Release Date

, Senior Pricing Analyst - April 24, 2018

The Lexus IS is due for its next redesign in 2019 for the 2020 model year. Unfortunately, no official information has been released regarding the next IS. Having said that, it's reasonable to expect that the car will continue to utilize a turbocharged engine to achieve a balance of performance and fuel economy.

Introduced in late 2015 for the 2016 model year, the IS 200t replaced the IS 250 to become the entry-level sport sedan in the lineup. The old IS 250 featured a 2.5-liter V6 producing 204-hp with 185 lb-ft of torque. However, by switching to a turbocharged four-cylinder from the NX SUV, the automaker boosted output to 241 hp with 258 lb-ft.

For 2018, the entry-level model became the IS 300, offering a choice of either a 4-cylinder turbo or a V6 paired with all-wheel drive. The name change was akin to what the brand did with the popular NX, which went from the NX 200t to the NX 300.

In terms of design, we know very little about what the next IS will look like. However, Lexus has signaled its future design direction with the LC 500 flagship coupe. Will the next IS feature similar dramatic styling, as well as the now-ubiquitous spindle grille? That remains to be seen.

This page will be updated as new information becomes available.

Key competitors include the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4.

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Pictured: 2016 IS headlight detail

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