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Old 07-11-01, 04:17 AM   #16
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GS4ME, Giuigiaro is pronounced "Jew- JAR- o". Original GS based on GG's show car, the Kensingtion, which was a design he pitched to Jaguar as a possible 4 door sedan to replace the old XJ6. Obviously, Jag wasn't interested and Toyota/Lexus was. The current GS was done in house.

So far, we appear to have good explanations for all acronyms except IS. Intelligent Sedan? (nope) Idiot Sedan? (don't think so) Intense Sled? (doubtful) Internally Satisfying? (let's not forget the Japanese have some very strange vehicle names when the original Japanese monikers are faithfully translated, but I think this one still ain't it) Further speculation will be left as an exercise for the reader......
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Old 07-11-01, 05:27 AM   #17
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IS = INTERMEDIATE SEDAN (because sometimes it's a sedan and sometimes it's a sports coupe!..that's the truth)

RX = Road Crosser (or Cruiser)
LX = Land Crosser (or Cruiser)
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Old 07-11-01, 08:47 AM   #18
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I was under the impression that it meant G-Force Sedan

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Old 07-11-01, 03:18 PM   #19
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I'll have to go with edogg on ES, I believe it means Executive Sedan - not Economy Sedan.

Like Bit says, the X in RX and LX is a designation for SUV or 4x4. It is used for BMW's X5, Acura's MDX (and previously the Isuzu/Acura SLX).

As for the IS...I would have to say "Incredible Sedan"
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I cant belive all you kooks don't know the answer....

GS = GOT SPEED

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Old 07-11-01, 06:33 PM   #21
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RX = Prescription
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Old 07-11-01, 07:13 PM   #22
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My guess...goo-zhe-ahh-row

You gotta say it with an Italian flare though!
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I'll have to go with edogg on ES, I believe it means Executive Sedan - not Economy Sedan.

Like Bit says, the X in RX and LX is a designation for SUV or 4x4. It is used for BMW's X5, Acura's MDX (and previously the Isuzu/Acura SLX).

As for the IS...I would have to say "Incredible Sedan"
Actually ES stands for ENTRY SEDAN...not executive...what executive would be caught dead in a ES??? what are you nuts!!! he'd be in a GS or LS
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Old 07-11-01, 10:10 PM   #24
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I thought IS=ittybitty sedan
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