As anticipation rises, news of the 2014 IS line-off has official started in Japan. The 3rd generation Intelligent Sport will be built exclusively at TMC’s award-winning Tahara Plant. A recent photo posted by the staff of Akio Toyoda at the line off party confirms this recent event.
The 2014 Lexus IS currently being manufactured next to it’s bigger brother GS. To kick off production, several dignitaries including TMC President Mr. Akio Toyoda, Lexus USA VP & GM Jeff Bracken, Lexus Brand Ambassador Miss Riyo Mori and Pro Driver & Journalist Mr. Takayuki Kinoshita were present. The 2014 IS is expected to arrive at U.S. Lexus dealers this Summer.
The Tahara Plant is a vehicle and engine manufacturing plant wholly owned by the Toyota Motor Corporation located in Tahara, Aichi, Japan. This 34 year old plant encompasses 43.3 Million square feet of space and employs almost 8,000 workers. Tahara has won numerous quality awards including several J.D. Power Platinum Awards. Tahara is also the home of several Lexus lines including the LS, GS, IS F, GX and LX. The 2nd Generation IS and now the 3rd Generation IS will be part of Tahara’s production history.