WHISTLER, BC, Canada – In its bid to overhaul its stodgy image and win a new generation of buyers, Lexus has been on a mission to boost its performance credibility. Last year in the U.S., the Toyota luxury brand released a new generation of its IS midsize sport sedan and later this year will launch a new small CUV, the NX, and a mid-large performance coupe, the RC and RC F. The NX boasts a turbocharged 4-cyl. and the RC F a 450-hp-plus V-8 engine. However, Lexus has sold millions of ...

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