As part of the Lexus IS sports sedan launch in the US, Lexus invited more than followers on Instagram, along with their smartphones, to make a commercial of the Lexus IS using hundreds of their photos of the car strung together into a video. Exterior design work was done by Masanari Sakae  during — and the F Sport models were styled by Yuki Isogai in As of June , sales of the Lexus IS has reached 1, units. The IS designation stands for Intelligent Sport. Archived from the original on 15 June Archived from the original on 29 September Sales data for Lexus IS generations are as follows, with chart numbers sourced from manufacturer yearly data. Lexus , a division of Toyota Motor Corporation , vehicle production timeline.