Lexus IS Convertible Spied Testing in Germany?

One of the posters at Club Lexus managed to get their hands on a scan from some unknown German magazine with a shot of what is purported to be a Lexus IS convertible in light camouflage. The claimed horsepower numbers range from 177 to 423 horsepower, which covers the IS from the entry-level diesel (in Europe) to the … » 2/26/08 9:30am 2/26/08 9:30am

Over The Back Fence: Nissan Altima And Lexus IS Going Topless?

Maybe it's the hot sun from the long weekend, but we're hearing all sorts of rumors of convertible action coming from the land of the rising sun. The folks at the line that's always on the inside over at Edmunds are claiming Nissan's looking at green-lighting an Altima convertible to roll against the Toyota Solara and… » 5/29/07 10:15am 5/29/07 10:15am

F Lexus: Toyota Brand's New Performance Letter

With R, S, M, SS, TRD and AMG already taken by other automakers' performance divisions (and RSTLNE the sole property of "Wheel of Fortune"), Lexus's choice of letters for its upcoming in-house tuner models was already limited. According to AutoWeek, they simply went with F for "fast." The first model to wear the new… » 12/04/06 9:32am 12/04/06 9:32am

Lexus Prepares V8-Powered IS Concept for Detroit

Edmunds Inside Line is reporting that Lexus is going after Germany's M-, S- and AMG-powered sharpshooters in the sport sedan category with a new eight-gun of its own. The company is preparing to unveil a close-to-production IS concept powered by a 5.0-liter V8 producing 450hp, which could spawn a new IS 500. That… » 11/23/05 7:15am 11/23/05 7:15am