UPDATE: New hi-res images added

A new Lexus IS is due, with the current car having been with us since 2006. Although it still looks very good to these eyes, other premium rivals have since moved on to a next generation. We already have an idea of what it will look like, thanks to the Lexus LF-CC Concept from Paris 2012 (click here and here to see more), but here’s a set of freshly leaked official pics of the third-generation Lexus IS.

This set of leaked images are low res, but we can clearly see the resemblance to the LF-CC Concept. Like the new GS, Lexus’ F30 3-Series fighter wears the company’s new signature spindle grille and sharp lines throughout for an aggressive appearance. These pics are of the F-Sport variant, which is like M Sport and S Line, not the full blown IS F.

We also have a preview of the new IS’ cabin, which has a layout that’s somewhat similar to the GS’ dashboard, with a large central screen and slim AC vents sandwiching an analogue clock. Edgier though, which should suit the younger IS buyer.

The new 2014 Lexus IS should be making its debut at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit, so stay tuned for full info. Like what you see so far?