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Lexus May Build IS Coupe

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With the Lexus IS convertible, most of the work for a hardtop coupe's already been done. That got us to asking Lexus if one's in the pipeline. The answer isn't a "No."


We spoke with Mark Templin, group VP and general manager of Toyota's Lexus division, and asked him: "Since all the hard work of getting a two-door form factor has been done with the IS convertible, is there a possibility of an IS coupe in the future?" With a sly look around the room, Templin responded:

Obviously, we're making no announcements today, but it's certainly something we should study carefully."


Considering Lexus is aiming its sights directly at the top-selling 3-series in the sporting luxury segment and the lone remaining hole in their lineup is a car to compete against the excellent 3-series coupes, we're taking this non-answer as a definite maybe.