Lexus International has released a video with IS exterior designer Hideaki Iida talking about his process and inspiration:
There are two moments in the video that stand out — first is the concept Iida-san created for his Royal College of Art graduation project:
The other moment is this brief look at Iida-san’s sketchbook:
Is it just me, or does this look like a Grand Tourer hatchback? Hopefully, this is an early sketch of an upcoming project, and not just an off-the-cuff design sketch — holy smokes.