The IS 250 / 350 series is certainly the sportiest of all the cars built by Lexus, the luxury subsidiary of Japanese automaker Toyota. The 2014 models have been completely redesigned, offering a surprising level of style that should surprise Lexus fans. In fact, the bold changes make the IS more distinctive, giving it an aggressive look. The first obvious change is the brand new grille and sleek new headlights accented by a bottom row of LEDs, seen as fashionable in recent years of automotive styling. Surprisingly, from a profile view, the IS looks like a BMW, which is not entirely displeasing. In general, everything in this new version of the IS aims to entice a younger audience that is eager to acquire a sporty set of wheels with qualities that exceed the usual standards. Lexus has taken a risk with the new IS, and it was well worth it, considering the results.