Poll: Lexus IS Coupe, Sedan, Hybrid Sedan or Convertible? IS-F Coupe or Sedan?


Lexus IS Concept Sketches

There’s a good chance that when the next-generation Lexus IS arrives, it will be offered in all possible variations: coupe, sedan, hybrid sedan and convertible. This got me thinking — which one would you choose?

Let’s vote:

Both the coupe & convertible are out for me — not baby-safe. I would be tempted by the hybrid sedan, if it was similar to the powertrain found in the GS 450h (e.g. 339 hp) and it was available with an F-Sport package. Otherwise, I’d probably be swayed to the standard IS sedan.

Update: I’ve added an IS wagon option due to write-in votes in the comments.

**Bonus Question**

Lexus IS-F Coupe or Sedan?

I purposely omitted the IS-F from the above survey — in part because it would have dominated the results, but also to follow up with this question.

Here I would be very tempted by the coupe — after all, the IS-F is such an indulgence to start with, why not take it to the next logical step? But the family man in me rebelled, and I ended up going with the sedan.

Be sure to vote, and please share the reason for your choice. I’ll give it a week then share the results.

(Tip of the hat to Club Lexus & Michael Ludwig for posing similar questions this week. Also, the featured image is actually an official second-generation IS concept sketch.)

Comments


  • cholms

    I wonder if they’ll do a wagon?

  • http://profiles.google.com/jesteraver Jesse P.S

    IS-F Wagon

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Good call from both of you — I’ve added IS Wagon as an option.

  • Anonymous

    The 2IS really stayed true to many of its original designs! When it was introduced, it looked far ahead of its time, and even today, the car still hasn’t aged a bit.

  • IS-FMIC

    IS-F with tunable ECU

  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    I want all !

  • JVX

    The drawings look mighty appealing. I would go for a hybrid coupe as another variant.

  • Toni

    I miss a hybrid wagon.

  • KAM

    The new IS is coming ass Sedan and Wagon Hybrid. Hybrid sedan will probably be coming on the market a year or two after launch. Diesel will likely be gone from their line up. in Europe at least.

  • Renz

    Why wagon? Lexus should keep their image pure, and not ruine it.. Remember LS400? what happened to those days?

  • Anonymous

    I hope lexus reads your blog Krew… seems like a lot of people want the coupe! 

  • Anonymous

    I hope lexus reads your blog Krew… seems like a lot of people want the coupe! 

  • ThaDRD

    They need a coupe badly.  All the other luxury makes offer one in this class of car.  I would have bought a coupe had it been offered.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lasse-J-Nordvik/100001045418399 Lasse J. Nordvik

    A confirmed bachelor like me and an ISF coupé -a match made in heaven! ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=717185464 Мохамед Абдулрахман Рамадан
  • Pedro Roldão

    As for the first question, I choose IS Hybrid sedan, to combine the fantastic shape of the current IS and mach it with a fuel efficient engine… Since I’m in Portugal, a 2.0liter engine with the Hybrid system from CT200h would be perfect.

    As for the IS-F… A powerful sedan is something that I like, but a cupe would be simply astonishing.
    If I had kids I would choose the sedan. But since I don’t have kids, bring on the coupé!!!

  • Pedro Roldão

    As for the first question, I choose IS Hybrid sedan, to combine the fantastic shape of the current IS and mach it with a fuel efficient engine… Since I’m in Portugal, a 2.0liter engine with the Hybrid system from CT200h would be perfect.

    As for the IS-F… A powerful sedan is something that I like, but a cupe would be simply astonishing.
    If I had kids I would choose the sedan. But since I don’t have kids, bring on the coupé!!!

  • Pedro_roldao

    For me a IS hybrid with something more than 150hp would do de job and would be a wise choice over the 150hp IS200d (diesel) offered in Europe

  • jruhi4

    I’m glad you added the wagon. Definitely my choice, and it seems the European market is pushing in this direction for the 3rd-gen IS. Here’s hoping it’s offered in North America as well…

  • farhan h

    Lexus needs a coupe REALLY bad, and since the IS is now the 3 series for Lexus they need to tackle the coupe version.

  • Izzy

    The sketches don’t look much different from the current. Should make it more like the concept that was just released for the GS.

    Boxster version would be awesome to compete with Z4, SLK, Boxster, TT-S

  • Cable

    IS wagon and IS-F coupe for me.

  • Andy Byars

    I love the sedan.  I am a family man and just love 4 door supercars.  I currently own an IS-F.  I would agree that Lexus does need to try and offer a coupe though.

  • Foronik

    convertible