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Old 01-10-13, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default Looks like a wagon / estate version is coming!

Post by Lexus on Facebook teases the Sport Cross saying find out on the 15th...
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If they have the 2 door shooting brake, I'm so getting one.
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Do you remember the ‘02 IS 300 Sport Cross with its style, utility and performance? Will we bring it back? Watch the 2014 IS premiere on Facebook in 6 days to find out! http://bit.ly/TNeZLA
wow, they have hidden that really well!
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Old 01-10-13, 12:56 PM   #4
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wow, they have hidden that really well!
They really listened to the fans, didn't they?
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If they ever decide to make an IS-F wagon, I would highly consider purchasing one.
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Do you think there is really a demand for an IS wagon in the US? Look how poorly the 3 series wagon does, and how poorly the 5 series and E class wagons do. Acura had the TSX wagon...cancelled after one year.
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Lexus hints at possible IS SportCross comeback


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We're looking forward to seeing the 2014 Lexus IS in person next week at the Detroit Auto Show to see if its brazen design is any less polarizing in person, but Lexus (or at least its Facebook team) has dropped a not-too-subtle hint about the possible return of the SportCross body style something in between a hatchback and station wagon. The current generation IS comes in sedan and convertible models, but this is an interesting teaser that might suggest an expanded IS lineup.

On its Facebook page, Lexus said:
Do you remember the '02 IS 300 Sport Cross with its style, utility and performance? Will we bring it back? Watch the 2014 IS premiere on Facebook in 6 days to find out!

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/10/l...meback-w-poll/
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Old 01-10-13, 10:25 PM   #8
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I'd be utterly shocked if they brought it back...

Its winning in that poll, but sales tell the real story. No wagon has ever done well in the US over the last 20 years. Plenty have tried, nobody has succeeded...including Lexus.

Americans just don't like station wagons, as much as they should, they don't.
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forget a wagon IS, lets see the NX suv!
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What a horrible idea and waste of resources. Nearly all new wagons/hatches have failed recently, including Lexus's very own. Much rather see them put the effort in other technologies or fuel economy improvements.
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What a horrible idea and waste of resources. Nearly all new wagons/hatches have failed recently, including Lexus's very own. Much rather see them put the effort in other technologies or fuel economy improvements.
Well, maybe for US market. But the european buyers will be very happy about this news!

Remember, there is a world outside USA. :P
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They can bring a few thousands units a year to the US, it's achievable considering that CT sells really well.
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What a horrible idea and waste of resources. Nearly all new wagons/hatches have failed recently, including Lexus's very own. Much rather see them put the effort in other technologies or fuel economy improvements.
i dont like wagons myself, but in some European markets, they sell better than sedans :-).

There is a whole world beyond North America you know :-)
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Wagons do great in Europe, which is the only reason we have 3, 5 & E class wagons to begin with.

I would be surprised though if Lexus was confident enough in their position in Europe to build an entire model just for sales in Europe. The US is Lexus' bread and butter, there is a world outside North America, but for this carmaker the majority of their world is here. They won't be able to count on any success here, history has shown that, and they'd have to sell enough of them in Europe, where their market share is very weak, to sustain the model. I just don't see it.
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Wagons do great in Europe, which is the only reason we have 3, 5 & E class wagons to begin with.

I would be surprised though if Lexus was confident enough in their position in Europe to build an entire model just for sales in Europe. The US is Lexus' bread and butter, there is a world outside North America, but for this carmaker the majority of their world is here. They won't be able to count on any success here, history has shown that, and they'd have to sell enough of them in Europe, where their market share is very weak, to sustain the model. I just don't see it.
Lexus sales are pretty good in Europe if you compare the average price and lack of diesels, wagons, coupes, cabrios and so on. The only Lexus with good equipment under 50 000 dollars is the CT model, and even that one is expensive compared to small dieselpowered cars.

Actually, Lexus has no intention what so ever to become a mainstream car in Europe, just like Jaguar and Alfa Romeo. Thats confirmed in many interwievs with Lexus European headquaters.
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