2021 Lexus IS set for debut next week

Confirmed: The new IS has taillights.


Did you forget about the Lexus IS? You’d be forgiven if you did. The current sedan’s been around in largely the same form since 2013 and received a nip-tuck four years ago. But sedan faithful can take solace knowing a next-generation IS will bow next week.

On Monday, Lexus provided a single teaser image of the 2021 IS and said we’ll see the covers come off the car on June 9. The brand provided zero additional information on anything else for the moment, so we’re in the dark just like the teaser.

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BMW 4 Series teased ahead of debut: Here comes the big grille

Coming next Tuesday.


BMW revealed all the loving upgrades it baked into the refreshed 2021 5 Series this Tuesday. And next week, the German carmaker will have something bigger to show us.

Not physically bigger, perhaps save for the controversial grille treatment it’ll wear, but nevertheless, the redesigned 4 Series coupe will bow on June 2. BMW announced the digital debut date on Wednesday and shared a single teaser photo of the new coupe, and yes, the big grille first shown on the BMW Concept 4 is headed to production. It’s easy to see the giant kidneys stretching downward

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2021 Acura TLX’s double-wishbone suspension teased ahead of May 28 debut

Beyond the suspension bits, we can see a lot of the Type S concept in the TLX’s front end.


Acura will officially debut the 2021 TLX — including the Type S — on Thursday, May 28. We’ve seen the Acura TLX’s rear end, but on Tuesday the company released a second teaser image, not only detailing the front suspension setup, but giving us our best look yet at the TLX’s face.

The new TLX will use a double-wishbone front suspension design, rather than the MacPherson strut setup commonly used by other compact and midsize sedans. Acura currently uses

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2021 Porsche 911 Targa debut has us flipping our lids, too

When is a convertible not a convertible? When it’s a 911 Targa, duh.


Porsche loves the slow burn. Even though the 992-generation 911 has been out and about for some time, the automaker didn’t immediately introduce every single possible variant that will exist for the remainder of the generation’s life. Instead, it’s trickled out new models here and there, and today, it’s time for the Targa to take the spotlight.

On Sunday, Porsche unveiled the 992-generation 911 Targa. The car’s electronically operated roof panel can retract or deploy in about 19 seconds using a button in the cabin.

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