Each cars could get the ax as the model focuses on crossovers.
Lexus will aim on crossovers and SUVs to raise its share of the American sector in the coming a long time. And, like all of its rivals, it can be debating what to do about its gradual-providing sedans.
“Our product system is what I would phone a do the job in development,” David Christ, Lexus’ new basic supervisor, explained to Automotive News through an job interview.
The brand not too long ago changed the CT hatchback with an entry-level crossover named UX. Contact it a indication of the situations. Crossovers are vital in present-day sector and Lexus is still enjoying capture-up. Christ introduced the corporation will probable transform the LF-1 Limitless notion into a production flagship design about the convert of the decade.
The crossover force areas some of Lexus’ sedans on skinny ice. Automotive Information notably details out the IS (pictured) and the GS are approaching the stop of their respective life cycles and Lexus has not introduced programs to change them nevertheless.
“We’re analyzing both equally motor vehicles,” Christ reported. Neither market particularly very well, so will not be stunned if they are not directly changed. To add context, Lexus offered 26,482 examples of the IS in the United States previous yr, a 28.7-percent fall above 2016. Rival Mercedes-Benz finished the 12 months with 77,447 C-Classes offered.
Lexus proceeds to place itself as an alternative to the German luxurious brand names but it can be not making an attempt to conquer them at all expenditures.
Photos by Ronan Glon.