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Lexus hints at possible IS SportCross comeback [w/poll]

Posted Jan 10th 2013 6:29PM


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!"

Well there you go... we only have six more days until we find out exactly the automaker has in store for us. But we want to know what you think. Would you be interested in a new IS SportCross? Tell us your opinion in the poll below.

Should Lexus reintroduce the IS SportCross?
Yes, utility and style!290 (61.8%)
No, who wants an ugly hatch?153 (32.6%)
I'm not sure...26 (5.5%)
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A 2 door coupe hatchback would be even more stylish only need to sacrific a little utility.

January 11 2013 at 11:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

yes please. i searched hi and low for one to no avail so ended up getting an A3 Sportback. It doesn't look like audi will sell the new A3 as a sportback in NA so i am looking for an alternative. .rear wheel drive, stick shift is 250 sport cross (with roof rails). please lexus, please.

January 10 2013 at 9:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply