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HondaTech
04-15-2005, 03:37 AM
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KebabGud
04-15-2005, 03:54 AM
i remember some say thet the IS is now and will always be the baby lexus ...

Hornbag
04-15-2005, 04:14 AM
Lets hope it is NOT based on the Corolla, like another cheap Toyota/Lexus take off...

TeeDi
04-15-2005, 04:33 AM
You would think that the new IS is closer in size to the Corolla, or would it be the Avensis??<p>I wouldn't think it would be a clone of the Corolla, but you just never know with Toyota??

carrera4
04-15-2005, 04:41 AM
back in 1994 giugiaro/italdesign made a lexus hatchback...<br>but it was based on a Lexus GS<br><IMG SRC="http://www.lexusclub.ch/main/coppermine4/albums/landau/01.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.lexusclub.ch/main/coppermine4/albums/landau/02.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.lexusclub.ch/main/coppermine4/albums/landau/03.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.lexusclub.ch/main/coppermine4/albums/landau/04.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.lexusclub.ch/main/coppermine4/albums/landau/05.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I don't think they'll ever make a lexus with a rebadged corolla!

mzoltarp
04-15-2005, 05:55 AM
Doing a smaller than small Lexus to slot under the IS is a brilliant strategy. The IS can creep upward in price and the new car would become the aspirational vehicle for twentysomethings who want to have more prestige than a Toyota but cannot afford something north of 30k in price. The Acura Integra was the epitome of this concept.

ndjan
04-15-2005, 06:29 AM
I think basing it on the celica platform would be ideal. That would place it head to head with the Acura RSX/TSX

AM2
04-15-2005, 07:19 AM
Hmmm... wouldn't a 5-door IS hatchback be a nice 1-series competitor? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

KebabGud
04-15-2005, 09:25 AM
if Lexus is going to make a "baby" i hope they make it RWD .. (corolla/celica platform is FWD :P)<br>most likly a shorter IS platform..<br>BMW had it right.. the 1er is just fun! .. A3/A-klass is just so booring <br>so a small IS (rwd/awd) with smal but fun engines (and the engine in the IS!)<p>Oh by the way .. Toyota is looking at bringing back the AE86 ... so if they make a new one.. there we have a perfect platform!<br>

nismo
04-15-2005, 11:17 AM
Bad Idea...! Sell lesser models as Toyotas and Scions.<p>Honda/Acura is discontinuing the RSX in the US anyway...

anonms
04-15-2005, 03:22 PM
If the A3 and 1-series turn out to be successful, Lexus might release a competitor.<p>If they were to do that, I'm sure it's be based on a shrunken Crown platform, as the GS and IS are (or will be) based in the Crown's platform (and the LS will probably be put on the Crown's platform, as well).

LEXUS FAN!
04-15-2005, 04:11 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nismo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Bad Idea...! Sell lesser models as Toyotas and Scions.<p>Honda/Acura is discontinuing the RSX in the US anyway... </TD></TR></TABLE><p>i agree

TeeDi
04-15-2005, 04:48 PM
Those pic's of that Lexus Hatch concept look's horrid and yeh, I do remember seeing that some year's back.<p>The front remind's me of something from Buick, while the back remind's me of something from Alfa Romeo.

Mindless T
04-15-2005, 06:27 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nismo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Bad Idea...! Sell lesser models as Toyotas and Scions.<p>Honda/Acura is discontinuing the RSX in the US anyway... </TD></TR></TABLE><br>They are? Are you sure? give me a link so the source, i think they should discontinue the TL, what a crappy car, i mean mine was...

Lakeshow23
04-15-2005, 10:03 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mindless T</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">They are? Are you sure? give me a link so the source, i think they should discontinue the TL, what a crappy car, i mean mine was...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oooh, wow. Crappy? I'll take it off yer hands... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/suave.gif" BORDER="0">