A Rendition of the Possible IS Coupe & Convertible

IS Coupe Concept by Christian Shulte Design

Since the comments made by John Roca, the Lexus Australia District Manager, that there’s a possible IS Coupe in the pipeline, there’s been a resurgence in interest in the idea, along with a potential convertible version.

In light of that,  egmcartech.com has dug up some renderings of the cars, created by Christian Shulte Design. In terms of quality, they have to be my favorite yet, with hardly a hint that these are digitally manipulated images of the existing IS. But how close will they be to the real thing? Not even John Roca knows for sure.

IS Convertible Concept by Christian Shulte Design



  1. Coupe/Convertible makes a lot of sense. Kills two birds with one stone.

  2. Jesse: While I’m not a big fan of convertibles and I would rather see a strictly coupe model, you’re definitely right.

    To compete with the BMW 3-series and Mercedes C-class, the IS model certainly needs to expand, and releasing a coupe/convertible would be the quickest way to do it.

  3. Actual term I should have used was: Coupe-cabriolet.

    Which would make sense for Lexus, to make the IS have a retractable hardtop, seeing the SC has one.

  4. What I’d really like to see is a redesigned SC, but there’s been no hint of it anywhere. Maybe for 2009.