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Old 09-15-2004, 06:36 PM
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Okay, now 2 sources at Clublex and .NET have said the same thing about the next IS;

Posted: 13 Sep 2004 14:19 Confirmed info on the new IS.

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I am not sure if you guys have read this or heard about it but I thought it might be newsworthy as I heard it as offical Lexus information. Not spy mag bullshit.

The new IS is about one year away as a 2006 model. It will have a 2.5l V6 with 265hp and awd. A second engine will be offered, a 3.5l with 300hp, available as a rwd drive only. Lexus is saying they will never get beat by hp again. Also the price on the 265hp car is rumored to be about $30k.
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that 2.5 must be a hybrid.
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that 2.5 must be a hybrid.
werid u say that cause that is what other people are saying...

I am at this point so fucking lost, just bring the damn car next year.
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Originally Posted by 1SICKLEX
Okay, now 2 sources at Clublex and .NET have said the same thing about the next IS;

Posted: 13 Sep 2004 14:19 Confirmed info on the new IS.

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I am not sure if you guys have read this or heard about it but I thought it might be newsworthy as I heard it as offical Lexus information. Not spy mag bullshit.

The new IS is about one year away as a 2006 model. It will have a 2.5l V6 with 265hp and awd. A second engine will be offered, a 3.5l with 300hp, available as a rwd drive only. Lexus is saying they will never get beat by hp again. Also the price on the 265hp car is rumored to be about $30k.
265HP from 2.5 liters? THat does not makes as an NA engine equipped car. Either hybrid or force fed I am guessing.
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Originally Posted by 1SICKLEX
werid u say that cause that is what other people are saying...

I am at this point so fucking lost, just bring the damn car next year.
I know. Lexus is 2 years late by the time this lineup will show up.
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They are taking their good old time. Find hard to believe Lexus would mention hp and not getting beat, they will surely get beat at 300hp by the time these cars get out.
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ive yet to see toyota compete with any of the japanese automakers or germans in the horsepower wars, it seems fishy to me. look at toyota and what they did with the celica and the addition of the scion line. i could never see toyota/lexus doing something like this, lets see.
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it'll beat the tsx
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Originally Posted by Infamous425
it'll beat the tsx
You could probably walk faster than the TSX

I believe it when I see it from Lexus. Knowing Infiniti and Acura, if the IS300 gets 300hp, they'll bump it up to 350hp
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i dont think they'll put a v6 in the tsx anytime soon. probably make it a hybrid and bump the hp to match the is250.
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The next Lexus IS??




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That is a sweeet car. It better do 0-60 in under 6!
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THat doesn't look bad. Me likey...
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I like the rear.
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Headlights & taillights look too high & too pinched.
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Why couldnt the new RL look that good?

Anyways i think its bad ass.
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Nice rear. The front lamps is reminiscent of the Mazda 6 to me; but not as attractive. Nice overall though.
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Overall, its pretty nice but is it a mazda or a lexus? Too many of the styling cues are from mazda especially the rear
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Originally Posted by 1SICKLEX
THat doesn't look bad. Me likey...
If that was an Acura you woulda ripped it a new asshole as being a Mazda knock off!! SOrry, but Mazda styling isn't very 'luxurious'. First the maxima/GS, now this.
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Looks good.
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2006 Lexus IS
On Sale : Summer 2005
The IS 300 is being prepared for a full design change, and Lexus has been hinting at how it will look by way of concepts and such. The current inline-6 will most definately be ditched for a 3.0L Camry V6, with more power. There are plans for a convertible, possibly with a hard top. It is still possible that Lexus may go ahead with a V8 model in the future.
i dont like it, but not cuz its a toyota, thats only part of the reason
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Very interesting concept. The hard cuts and swoopy up swings in the profile are interestijng. It's a shame the c-pillar doesn't intergrate more gracefully into the trunklid... it's a very abrupt break. I don't like it as much as the G35C, but one thing is for sure; it won't be mistaken for anything else, and that speads volumes.
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Originally Posted by stangg172004



i dont like it, but not cuz its a toyota, thats only part of the reason
That first pic is a toyota MarkX, not IS.... there are a couple of pics floating around the net that is more updated as to what the IS will look like.... and the most updated info is as follows:

Entry model price=2,500,000yen
2.5L V6 4GR-FSE [email protected], [email protected]
with 6-speed AT and possibly 6-speed manual shift

Sport Version price=3,800,000yen
3.5L V6 5GR-FSE [email protected], [email protected]
front tire=225/45R17, rear tire=255/35/R18
with 6-speed AT for 2006 model, and with BMW SMG-type manaul shift sometime near future
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second pic looks like a coupe?
Cars in first and second aren't the same.
wtf?
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Originally Posted by einsatz
second pic looks like a coupe?
Cars in first and second aren't the same.
wtf?
Like Supraken said the first car is Toyota MarkX, the rival of Nissan Fuga(M35).
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Originally Posted by http://www.lexus.co.uk/
WORLD DEBUT FOR NEW LEXUS IS AT GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

The Lexus stand at the Geneva Motor Show in March will be packed with exciting new cars and engines signalling the beginning of a new era in Lexus history. On display will be:


World debut of the all new Lexus IS
Introduction of the first ever Lexus diesel engine
First European presentation of the LF-A concept 200mph sports car
The new GS executive sports saloon - on sale in April
The RX400h - the world's first performance hybrid SUV - on sale in May.

The New Lexus IS - World First

The new Lexus IS has its world premiere at the Lexus press conference on 1 March at 12:15pm. The car will feature the first ever Lexus diesel engine. Pictures and information about the new car will be revealed at the time.
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Looks like a cross between a Mazda 3 sedan and a Toyota Solara.
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i think that a mazda designer must have defected to lexus.
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Coupe is the lfc concept which has been out for a while
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Originally Posted by pezones
Though very conservative, it's a nice design. It definitely looks like the GS's younger sibling. And it's nice to see that it's grill is similar to the one on the GS (fam resemblence). The link's pic of the next LS is interesting also... again with the grill. I don't like the looks of the grill, but atleast it'll be instantly recognizably Lexus.
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Originally Posted by phile
Looks like a cross between a Mazda 3 sedan and a Toyota Solara.
Exactly.
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Originally Posted by phile
Looks like a cross between a Mazda 3 sedan and a Toyota Solara.
I agree. BTW, the side view mirrors look they came off an S40. Overall it's doesn't look too bad.
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Originally Posted by gavriil
That yellow one is a photochop from this article in a japanese magazine from last Nov or so...


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Originally Posted by gavriil
can u say solara!
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I still think it looks like a Mazda that got busy with a Solara.
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Yep, the first thing I thought was Mazda.
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LS 420? I think that's for the Japanese market. If anything, I expect the new LS to have a bigger engine, and thus, a different number after LS that won't be smaller than 430.
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Diesel At Last For Lexus IS - - Source: AutoExpress

Sleeker, faster and now available with diesel power for the first time, the new Lexus IS promises to be a fiercer challenger than ever to BMW's 3-Series.

Set to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month, the Japanese car has an impressive engine line-up to match its sporty looks. The entry-level IS250 will be powered by a 215bhp 2.5-litre direct-injection V6, while the flagship IS350 will have a 315bhp 3.5 V6. The first diesel engine to be offered in the range is a newly developed four-cylinder 2.2-litre direct-injection turbo D-4D unit, with power being sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual. Petrol variants, however, will feature a sequential automatic transmission instead.

The new IS range is expected to hit British showrooms in early 2006, priced from around 19,000.
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