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      04-24-2008, 02:56 PM   #1
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Exclamation Lexus files trademarks for IS coupes, new IS model

After months of speculations and spy shots, it looks as though Lexus is moving forward with its IS coupe program, a new report finds. On April 15th, Toyota's luxury division filed applications with both the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Canadian Trade-Marks Office that would seem to cover the coupe model(s).

According to my.IS.com, Lexus filed IS 250C, IS 300C and IS 350C trademarks. Presumably, the C stands for coupe, however, there is still the outside chance that C could stand for convertible.

What's even more interesting is the trademark on IS 300C. Lexus doesn't currently produce an IS 300, but such a model could and likely will plug the 100+ horsepower gap between the IS 250 and IS 350.

Lexus didn't file a trademark on IS-FC or any other combination of those letters, so a two-door IS-F may not be in Lexus' future. Then again, the Japanese automaker could still market a coupe version under the IS-F nameplate.

Whatever the case, it doesn't look like we will have to wait long to see the future of the IS lineup.
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Odds are I'm not gonna like the look of it anyways. To be honest I really, really hate where Lexus's design direction is going. It's just to...Japanese...to me.
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Odds are I'm not gonna like the look of it anyways. To be honest I really, really hate where Lexus's design direction is going. It's just to...Japanese...to me.
+1

None of their models really appeal to me. Interiors are also let-downs.

Oh wait. The LF-A! That looks promising.
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Yeah hopefully that doesn't get botched up.
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Odds are I'm not gonna like the look of it anyways. To be honest I really, really hate where Lexus's design direction is going. It's just to...Japanese...to me.
+1. I really hate Lexus as a brand. I always have. Toyota and luxury just don't mix in my mind. And never will.
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I actually liked the last generation of LSs, GSs, and the older RX300 which I thought was great looking for an SUV.

Nowadays, the design direction looks too feminine, too happy, too grotesque looking.
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Did they trademark a IS350 6MT? That might actually get my interest
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Even if the C stands for convertable, it is going to have to be a coupe, unless they plan on making a 4 door convertible..lol
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