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First Official Images of Lexus IS Facelift Emerge

Lexus IS Facelift
Lexus IS Facelift
We got a first glimpse of the facelifted version of the Lexus IS last month when a few scans of the model's official brochure leaked out, the images were little more than teasers though, showing only small details of the model. New images of the model have now surfaced, after the Japanese automaker bypassed the more conventional method of releasing content through the press and posted the official photos on a number of its websites.

Blink and you may miss the new 2009 model, updates are kept to a minimum. The front bumper has received some minor changes giving it an aggressive spoiler type look, the side mirrors get an update too. Other changes previously reported on but unconfirmed include new 17 and 18in alloys, new exterior colors, and a new Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) stability control system.

We expect to see the model debut at the Paris Motor Show next month, therefore it shouldn't be too long before full official details are released.
Source: carscoop
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Published Sep 3rd, 2008 5:00pm By Clinton Deacon
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wjaprep wjaprep
WOW. Did you guys see the CTS? It's awesome. XD (ok, on a real note, theres nothing wrng with this car, no need to change nething.)
Sep 7th, 2008 12:53pm
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AE86 AE86
The IS is good looking, no major changes needed.
Sep 7th, 2008 4:41am
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Franko Franko
the dashboard is really tacky,so cheap no wonder the standard list of features is so long
Sep 5th, 2008 9:01pm
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Franko Franko
those mirrors look like they fit a bus
Sep 5th, 2008 8:39pm
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mps mps
I like it. Only slight changes... no more is needed by my opinion. You should be more pissed at Volkswagen for making a "whole new golf" when it's just a facelifted V :p
Sep 5th, 2008 8:04pm
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The_woo_factor The_woo_factor
I like this Lexus. But where is the facelift again???
Sep 4th, 2008 8:03pm
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wisp wisp
Damn! this car has gotten any younger. It still looks boring...
Sep 4th, 2008 5:52pm
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Decypha Decypha
I like this car... I really like Lexus. Admittedly though this isn't much of a facelift although I'm happy they're updating the things I didn't really like about the current IS; namely the alloys and paint colours.
Sep 4th, 2008 4:14pm
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BabyMilo BabyMilo
hahahaha nice joke lexus, i dont see any difference...
Sep 4th, 2008 7:11am
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turboro turboro
No ENGINE Choose! This car's design doesn't need an update, it needs more ENGINES; economical 4 cylinders, more Diesel engines and Diesel Engines with automatic transmission, without this forget sales in EUROPE.
Sep 4th, 2008 7:07am
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Car_Nut Car_Nut
I would agree with you there. Toyota owns 50% of Daihatsu and 9% of Subaru. Swipe one from Subaru... Alternatively it could swipe one from Daihatsu, but somehow I don't think that'll work either!
Sep 4th, 2008 7:14am
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mmr66 mmr66
what is the diferrents.
Sep 4th, 2008 3:55am
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JTZ JTZ
Style Edition?!?!?!?! EPIC FAIL!!! Yes if it was a cruiser or a limo or a family car- Create a boring smooth contourless design! ITS A SPORTS CAR! or a sporty car at the least! Make it LOOK like one! why does LEXUS try to make something NEW? STICK TO UR BORING CARS! no one wants a lexus styled sports car .... Heck i would rather get a TOYOTA styled sports care than one designed by lexus... i aint 60 and need to be put to sleep! p.s- i do know toyota lexus is the same company but recently toyota has more aggressive designs than lexus.
Sep 4th, 2008 3:17am
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Tuner_Mad Tuner_Mad
I hope you're kidding about the 'Toyota has more aggresive styling than Lexus' thing. Toyota happens to be one of the most boring cars on the market today. =/
Sep 4th, 2008 5:56am
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Car_Nut Car_Nut
Facelift...? What facelift? Seems like these modern-day facelifts amount to nothing. These designers should get a job with the Government... they don't do anything either!
Sep 4th, 2008 1:05am
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kevoluetion kevoluetion
Same here
Sep 4th, 2008 12:14pm
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Tuner_Mad Tuner_Mad
If anything else has changed, (other that tailights)it should be considered as a 'rear-lift.' NOTHING I can really notice has changed on the front.
Sep 4th, 2008 12:55am
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darko2301 darko2301
i hope some new engines are expected?
Sep 3rd, 2008 11:50pm
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KayGeeOh KayGeeOh
Maybe i should wait before the official details are released before i tun my mouth...
Sep 3rd, 2008 10:52pm
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KayGeeOh KayGeeOh
Ok really now, why update and keep the updates to a minimum? This one looks identical to the current model.
Sep 3rd, 2008 10:51pm
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M.V.P. M.V.P.
this Lexus rocks man
Sep 3rd, 2008 10:34pm
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