Will There Be a Next-Generation Lexus IS F?


Next-Generation Lexus IS F

While at the Detroit Auto Show, Lexus IS chief engineer Junichi Furuyama discussed the next-generation IS F with Car Advice:

Nor are there immediate plans to replace the current five-year-old Lexus IS F, with Furuyama-san claiming that the company is still assessing its options for the next-generation compact performance flagship.

“Well, IS F, so many people express very strong interest in IS F, and they all ask the same question [when a new model is coming],” mused Furuyama-san.

“For the time being, our plan is to retain the current model for a while. As to what we are going to do next, I’m not in a position of disclosing.

“All I can say is we’re thinking very hard about what we should [do]…”

As we discovered last week, Lexus plans to keep the current IS F in circulation for the 2014 model year — however, this statement from Furuyama-San would suggest that a high-performance IS is a couple years away at the very least.

(This fits the normal pattern — there’s generally a delay between the standard model and the souped-up super-sedan.)

[Source: Car Advice]

Comments


  • http://www.facebook.com/inNuNu Noel Farrugia

    I sure hope there is a next-gen ISF :)

  • http://twitter.com/JoeZPerformance Joe Z Performance

    Lexus IS-F Chief Engineer Yukihiko Yaguchi has a nice road ahead of him…
    After having lunch & dinner with him on several occasions, he is well aware of what needs to be done for the Next Generation Lexus IS-F.
    ~ Joe Z

  • LEXICON

    If the 3rd gen IS looks this awesome just imagine how bad ass the next gen. ISF will be!! 

  • BlackDynamiteOnline

    The ISF is maybe 2 years away.  There is nothing for him to say

    He can’t say 2015 because he’s undermining the current ISF.  He has his marching orders.  He’s not supposed to talk about the future product timeline.  That doesn’t mean there is no timeline…..
    BD

  • Travis

    Of course there will be another F… theres no need to ask about it. Just wait people :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ayo-Doc-Shugz-Mkize/770784233 Ayo Doc Shugz Mkize

    First lets have a Lexus coupe then an F will follow afterwards.

  • Thetruth

    Mean while BMW and Audi will be doing circles around Lexus on the road and in sales with their new offerings…

  • darkride

    Agreed. I think the IS-F is no longer. RC will be unveiled in 2014, with RC-F in future.

  • ThaDRD

    Add Benz and Cadillac to that as well.  I love Lexus, but they take an inexcusable amount of time matching what the competition has.  There is no reason an IS-F isn’t ready and that there aren’t F versions of most of their lineup.

    Further, we are all still waiting for a coupe in the IS price range, but rumors say that’s at least two years out. 

  • mikey

    We have customers coming in all the time asking for the new ISF and when we tell them we dont have them or they wont be making one for now, they get upset and end up getting an M3 or an AMG mercedez. On top of that, we dont even have a lexus coupe. Audi, BMW, and Mercedez are just beating us in sales because we dont have these cars. We for sure need a coupe in our lexus line. How will we ever be the best if we dont have a full lineup?