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Lexus News: Rumorpile: What's In Store For The Lexus IS

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William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

August 15, 2012

Lexus has so far redesign/refreshed most of their sedan lineup except for one, the IS. Well, we have some new information on what to expect on the new IS and IS-F and when they'll be coming out.

The design of the new IS will draw heavily on the look of the new GS and revised LS, including the spindle grille and LED lighting.

''When you're a challenger brand and you're No.4 [in sales], you can't afford to be evolutionary,' said Lexus Australia's corporate marketing manager, Peter Evans in a interview with the Australia's The Age paper in June.

The Age also speculates the new IS will ride on Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ platform and come with a range of four and six-cylinder engines, and a Hybrid. According to Car & Driver, the IS hybrid will only be for Europe due to Lexus defining itself as a luxury hybrid company.

As for the IS-F, Autoblog believes the next-generation model will go with a twin-turbo V6 after a conversation with executives.

The new IS will launch sometime in the 2014 model year.

Source: Car & Driver, The Age, Autoblog

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.


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''When you're a challenger brand and you're No.4 [in sales], you can't afford to be evolutionary,"

so, what you're saying is, you're too scared to make yourselves not-boring in fear of losing sales because you're on precarious ground already?

smart move. :rolleyes:

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If it does end up riding on the FR-S platform, it should end up being very light weight. ATS will have a competitor in that regard.

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I hope they keep thinking this way...

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If it does end up riding on the FR-S platform, it should end up being very light weight. ATS will have a competitor in that regard.

While it could end up being a competitor, it also could end up being a pig as the luxury category seems to always want to start out doing a light weight version and then the It must have everything luxury on it and ends up being bloated.

Should be interesting to see what happens considering that their style is anything but a style with the predator nose.

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well, now from profile view, lexuses are

Nose: interesting, if not provocative

Everything aft of that: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....

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      PLANO, Texas (March 1, 2019) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported February 2019 sales of 172,748 vehicles, a decrease of 5.2 percent from February 2018 on a volume and daily selling rate (DSR) basis.
       
      Toyota division posted February sales of 152,626 units, down 6.3 percent on a volume and DSR basis.
       
      Lexus posted February sales of 20,122 vehicles, up 4.4 percent on a volume and a DSR basis.
       
      February 2019 Highlights   Corolla sales up 16.0 percent Highlander sales increased 8.9 percent; a best-ever February C-HR sales increased 7.3 percent; a best-ever February Tacoma up 10.2 percent; a best-ever February Land Cruiser sales increased 52.5 percent LX sales up 6.8 percent ES sales increased by 23.8 percent in February RC sales up 50.0 percent NXh sales up 39.8 percent; a best-ever February RXh sales up 52.5 percent Lexus Hybrid sales up 112.3 percent Lexus Luxury SUV sales up 7.0 percent; a best-ever February  
      *Note: Unless otherwise stated, all figures reflect unadjusted raw sales volume.
      Toyota_Motor_North_America_Reports_February_2019_Sales_Chart_Final.pdf
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