Junichi-Furuyama

Lexus IS chief engineer Junichi Furuyama talks to Motor Trend

“What is ‘fun to drive’? That’s where we started. The development team had to understand the meaning of ‘fun to drive’. It it very difficult to explain in words.”

Those are the words of Lexus IS chief engineer Junichi Furuyama, captured in an interesting and in-depth video interview with US publication Motor Trend.

Furuyama talks about the competition in the compact saloon market, how the IS was developed on and off the track, and gives a breakdown of its key design features.

Take a look at the video below, or read the Motor Trend first drive of Lexus IS here.

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