Aside from the spindle grille that announces the entrance of all Lexuses these days, the redesigned IS shares a strikingly similar stance, silhouette, beltline, greenhouse and overall styling language with its predecessor. The headlights and taillights sweep more forcefully away to the flanks of the car, and the subliminal language of the lamps is more of a scowl than a squint. The hood line is more stoic than the current tapered version. The shoulder creases are crisper, and continue to rise into the rear deck after the C-pillar, rather than tapering toward the finish. The base of the rear door cut sweeps upward before the rear wheel arch, rather than intersecting with it.