Lexus IS350 Coupe possibly coming?
In a press release announcing the special edition IS250X for Australia, Lexus hinted at a possible coupe version of their IS sedan.
"We are very excited about some of the upcoming developments for the IS Line, including the V8-powered IS-F and potentially, an IS coupe in the future," says John Roca, Lexus Australia divisional manager.
Funny thing is, I photoshopped this same idea back in November of 2005 just out of my own curiousity of what an IS Coupe would look like. Click the image above to see a larger image.
LEXUS TO INTRODUCE LIMITED EDITION IS 250X
Lexus Australia has marked the milestone sale of more than 5000 IS 250's with the release of a limited edition model - the IS 250X.
Only 260 examples of the IS 250X will be sold, and the model will be instantly recognisable via its unique five-spoke, 18" alloy wheels and "X" badging.
Due in showrooms in late July, the IS 250X will be available in a one-off Vermilion (red) exterior colour. It will also be available in Metallic Silver and Onyx (black), with all colours matched to the black leather interior.
The interior will also feature a 14-speaker Mark Levinson Stereo system, moonroof, satellite navigation, smooth and luxurious leather seats, sports pedals and metallic scuff plates.
The IS 250X comes with sports suspension, delivering a lower, firmer ride.
The limited edition model will be available in automatic or manual transmission, with an RRP of $64,390 for the manual model*.
Lexus Australia divisional manager John Roca said that the IS Line of vehicles continues to challenge competitor products, delivering value for money and driving enjoyment.
"Since its introduction in Australia, the IS Line of vehicles has stood out from the competition - delivering excellent dynamics, styling and value for money," he said.
"Many of our customers appreciate the value for money the IS 250 represents. The IS 250X takes this value proposition further to include many luxury and performance options, previously reserved for more expensive vehicles.
"We are very excited about some of the upcoming developments for the IS Line, including the V8-powered IS-F and potentially, an IS coupe in the future," Mr Roca said.
Here are some of my other photoshops if you're interested.